It's right for you if...
You like ripping technical trails at warp speed and want a bike with insane descending prowess for the gnarliest trails and enduro races. You prioritise frame and suspension performance above all else, and want a durable drive train that won't break the bank.
The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 170 mm FOX Rhythm 36 Float EVOL fork with GRIP damper and 160 mm of rear travel with a FOX DPX2 shock that offers loads of adjustability and tuning options. Plus, a SRAM NX/GX Eagle 1x12 drive train and 4-piston hydraulic brakes.
The final word
Slash 9.7 gives you heaps of speed and courage 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
- You’ll fade before the FOX DPX2 shock does – it's built to help you squeeze the most out of long, gnarly descents
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- We added a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
- Wider seat tube, wider dropper – the 34.9 mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
‘Doesn’t just tick all the boxes, it slashes them’
‘It’s playful enough to pop lips and gun for natural trail doubles, yet stable enough to stay planted in the steepest, gnarliest rock gardens I could seek out. The Slash is an absolute joy to ride, and the faster and harder you push it, the more at home it feels.’Read more
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Complete frame protection
Replaceable down tube guards protect the underside of your frame from rock strikes, trail debris and janky shuttle vehicles so you can forget about damage worries and focus on blasting the next run.
Oversized 34.9mm dropper post
Bigger is better. The oversized seat tube diameter gives more support and strength for longer travel droppers, and allows for more robust, durable internals that work faster.
Rapid Drive 54 rear hub
With 54 points of engagement, Rapid Drive gives you nearly instant acceleration instead of a clunky lag when you step on the pedals. You get smooth, immediate power to blast out of corners and hammer through the rough stuff. And that extra pedal ratchet adds control that can make all the difference when tackling a tricky climb.
Threaded bottom bracket
Slash is built for the hardest riding in the harshest conditions with a threaded bottom bracket that's more robust than press fit.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, 34.9 mm seat tube, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 160 mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 170 mm travel|
|Shock||Fox Performance DPX2, EVOL air spring, DPX2 damper, 230x62.5 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||180mm (596mm axle-to-crown)|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 54, 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 , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40"
S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
|Max tyre size||Frame: 29x2.50" Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||Max: 34T, Min 28T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width|
TranzX JD-YSP39, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
M , ML
TranzX JD-YSP39, 150 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
L , XL
TranzX JD-YSP39, 170 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 40 mm length|
|Weight||M - 14.46 kg / 31.87 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 - 172.0 cm
5'3.4" - 5'7.7"
76.0 - 81.0 cm
29.9" - 31.9"
165.5 - 179.0 cm
5'5.2" - 5'10.5"
77.0 - 84.0 cm
30.3" - 33.1"
177.0 - 188.0 cm
5'9.7" - 6'2.0"
83.0 - 88.0 cm
32.7" - 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||Wheel size||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|