It's right for you if...
You like ripping technical trails at warp speed and want a single bike with insane climbing and descending prowess for the gnarliest trails and enduro races. You prioritise frame and suspension performance above all else, and want a durable drivetrain that won't break the bank.
The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a FOX Rhythm 36 Float EVOL 160 mm fork with GRIP damper and 150 mm of rear travel with a Fox Performance Float EVOL shock with Trek's ultra-responsive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a mixed SRAM NX and GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, a Bontrager Line dropper post and Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for fast engagement.
The final word
Slash 9.7 gives you heaps of speed and capability for a shorter stack of cash. You're getting a full carbon frame, a solid parts group and proven long-travel suspension for performance where you'll notice it most.
favorite_borderWhy you'll love it
- Don't confuse Slash 9.7 with other value carbon models on the market – this bike gives you our best full carbon frame and suspension with a workhorse drivetrain and wheels
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- Mino Link lets you adjust the geometry, so you get both an enduro race bike and an ultra-capable trail bike in one
- 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
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Control Freak cable management
The lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system allows any combination of shift, brake, lockout and dropper post lines to be routed through the frame for clean looks and the ultimate custom set-up.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|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||Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 160 mm travel|
|Shock||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||160mm|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Hub front||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
S, M, L
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40"
S, M, L
Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
S, M, L
Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
S, M, L
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||29x2.60"|
|Shifter||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 32T steel ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 32T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||34T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width|
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 345 mm length
Bontrager Line Dropper, 125mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 395mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length|
|Brake||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc, 200 mm front rotor, 180 mm rear rotor|
S, M, L
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm
S, M, L
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm
|Weight||M - 13.74 kg / 30.29 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).|
Sizing & fit
The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local retailer.
153.0 - 166.5 cm
5'0.2" - 5'5.6"
72.0 - 79.0 cm
28.3" - 31.1"
161.0 - 175.0 cm
5'3.4" - 5'8.9"
76.0 - 82.0 cm
29.9" - 32.3"
174.0 - 188.0 cm
5'8.5" - 6'2.0"
82.0 - 88.0 cm
32.3" - 34.6"
186.0 - 196.0 cm
6'1.2" - 6'5.2"
87.0 - 92.0 cm
34.3" - 36.2"
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|