Slash 9.8 29 | Trek Bikes (AU)
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2020

Slash 9.8 29

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$7,999.99 Model 28516

Slash 9.8 is a carbon enduro mountain bike built to handle big hits, rail corners and get you both down and up the mountain faster than you ever thought possible. Lightweight and ultra-stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon, carbon wheels, Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and a host of high-performance parts make this 29er mountain bike a worthy contender for any enduro podium.

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It's right for you if...

You're a serious enduro racer, and you're looking for a high-performance 29er with a premium parts group that throws down on technical descents and then flies back up the mountain to do it all again.

The tech you get

A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a RockShox Lyrik Select Plus 160 mm fork with Charger 2 RC2 damper and 150 mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Bontrager Line Elite dropper post, Bontrager Line Pro carbon bars and Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick acceleration when you need it most.

The final word

This is a beast of a mountain bike. The tough OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Bontrager carbon wheels and high-end spec make Slash 9.8 a ridiculously fast enduro bike. It's so stable and responsive that the faster you go, the better it rides. If you're still on the fence about 29ers in rough stuff, Slash will make you a believer. 

favorite_borderWhy you'll love it

  1. The Slash 9.8 is like a mini DH bike: it has the capability of a downhill bike without the downhill weight
  2. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
  3. It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild – Yes, Slash is a race bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too
  4. Mino Link lets you adjust the geometry, so you get both an enduro race bike and an ultra-capable trail bike in one
  5. Control Freak Cable Management allows you to run any combination of cables exactly the way you want, while still giving you sleek looks and protecting your cables against unnecessary wear


Features

Active Braking Pivot

Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.

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Straight Shot w/Knock Block

Trek's Straight Shot frame design optimises the stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride. You'll be able to push harder and stay more planted on your line when the going gets rough.

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OCLV Mountain Carbon

Trek's mountain-specific carbon fibre is tougher carbon, with unique materials and lay-up procedures, Trek's advanced engineering, and a higher standard of testing.

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Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 150 mm travel
Fork RockShox Lyrik Select Plus, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RC damper, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 160 mm travel
Shock RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir spring, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5 mm
Max compatible fork travel 160mm
Wheels
Front wheel Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Rear wheel Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Rear skewer Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
*Tyre Size: S, M, L, XL
Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60"
Size: S, M, L, XL
Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.40"
*Tyre part Size: S, M, L, XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Size: S, M, L, XL
Bontrager TLR sealant
Max tyre size 29x2.60"
Drivetrain
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
*Crank Size: S
Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle, DUB, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: M, L, XL
Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle, DUB, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length
Bottom bracket SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Max. chainring size 34T
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
Size: M
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 400mm length
Size: L
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
Size: XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length
Head set Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brake SRAM G2 RSC hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: S, M, L, XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm
Size: S, M, L, XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 200mm
Weight
Weight M - 13.15 kg / 28.99 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
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Bike and frame weights are based on Trek pre-production painted frames at the time of publication. Weights may vary in final production

Sizing & fit

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Frame size number Frame size letter Geometry position A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle Effective seat tube angle C — Head tube length D — Head angle E — Effective top tube F — Bottom bracket height G — Bottom bracket drop H — Chainstay length I — Offset J — Trail K — Wheelbase L — Standover M — Frame reach N — Frame stack
15.5 S High 39.4 64.8° 74.1° 10.0 65.6° 58.9 35.2 2.1 43.3 5.1 11.4 117.1 75.7 41.6 60.8
15.5 S Low 39.4 64.3° 73.6° 10.0 65.1° 59.1 34.5 2.8 43.5 5.1 11.7 117.2 75.1 41.0 61.2
17.5 M High 41.9 64.8° 74.1° 10.0 65.6° 60.4 35.2 2.1 43.3 5.1 11.4 118.6 75.9 43.1 60.8
17.5 M Low 41.9 64.3° 73.6° 10.0 65.1° 60.6 34.5 2.8 43.5 5.1 11.7 118.7 75.3 42.5 61.2
19.5 L High 47.0 64.8° 74.1° 11.0 65.6° 63.5 35.2 2.1 43.3 5.1 11.4 121.9 77.0 45.9 61.8
19.5 L Low 47.0 64.3° 73.6° 11.0 65.1° 63.7 34.5 2.8 43.5 5.1 11.7 121.9 76.4 45.3 62.2
21.5 XL High 52.1 64.8° 74.1° 12.5 65.6° 66.1 35.2 2.1 43.3 5.1 11.4 124.7 78.1 48.1 63.1
21.5 XL Low 52.1 64.3° 73.6° 12.5 65.1° 66.3 34.5 2.8 43.5 5.1 11.7 124.8 77.5 47.5 63.5

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