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You like ripping technical trails at warp speed and want a bike with insane descending prowess for the gnarliest trails and enduro races. You prioritize 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 with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 170mm FOX Rhythm 36 Float EVOL fork with GRIP damper, and 160mm of rear travel with a FOX DPX2 shock that offers loads of adjustability and tuning options. Plus, a SRAM NX/GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain 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.

The Walkthrough

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  1. You’ll fade before the FOX DPX2 shock does—it's built to help you squeeze the most out of long, gnarly descents
  2. New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
  3. A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
  4. We added a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
  5. Wider seat tube, wider dropper—the 34.9mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster

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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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Complete frame protection

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.

OCLV Mountain Carbon

Trek's mountain-specific carbon fiber is tougher carbon, with unique materials and layup 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 & stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, 34.9mm seat tube, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 160mm travel
Fork Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 170mm travel
Shock Fox Performance DPX2, EVOL air spring, DPX2 damper, 230x62.5mm
Wheels
Front wheel Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear wheel Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
Rear skewer Bontrager Switch thru axle
*Tire Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40''
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60''
Tire part Bontrager TLR valve, 50mm
Drivetrain
Shifter SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
*Crank Size: S
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (55mm chainline), 170mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (55mm chainline), 175mm length
Cassette SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width
*Seatpost Size: S
TranzX JD-YSP39, 100mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
Size: M , ML
TranzX JD-YSP39, 150mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
Size: L , XL
TranzX JD-YSP39, 170mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
Handlebar Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width
Stem Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 40mm length
Headset Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Brake SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 200mm
Weight
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 300 pounds (136 kg).
We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

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 Trek retailer.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

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 39.5 67.1° 76.1° 10.0 64.6° 58.4 35.2 2.2 43.5 4.3 13.0 119.7 71.1 43.1 61.8
15.5 S Low 39.5 66.6° 75.6° 10.0 64.1° 58.5 34.5 2.9 43.7 4.3 13.4 119.7 70.5 42.5 62.1
17.5 M High 42.0 67.1° 76.1° 10.0 64.6° 60.9 35.2 2.2 43.5 4.3 13.0 121.2 74.9 45.6 61.8
17.5 M Low 42.0 66.6° 75.6° 10.0 64.1° 61.0 34.5 2.9 43.7 4.3 13.4 122.2 74.3 45.0 62.2
18.5 ML High 43.5 67.1° 76.1° 10.5 64.6° 62.8 35.2 2.2 43.5 4.3 13.0 124.2 74.9 47.4 62.2
18.5 ML Low 43.5 66.6° 75.6° 10.5 64.1° 62.9 34.5 2.9 43.7 4.3 13.4 124.3 74.3 46.9 62.6
19.5 L High 45.0 67.1° 76.1° 11.5 64.6° 64.7 35.2 2.2 43.5 4.3 13.0 126.3 75.9 49.1 63.1
19.5 L Low 45.0 66.6° 75.6° 11.5 64.1° 64.9 34.5 2.9 43.7 4.3 13.4 126.4 75.3 48.6 63.5
21.5 XL High 50.0 67.1° 76.1° 14.0 64.6° 68.3 35.2 2.2 43.5 4.3 13.0 130.4 77.9 52.1 65.4
21.5 XL Low 50.0 66.6° 75.6° 14.0 64.1° 68.4 34.5 2.9 43.7 4.3 13.4 130.5 77.3 51.6 65.8

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