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 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 Performance Float X shock that offers loads of adjustability and tuning options. Plus, a Shimano SLX/XT 1x12 drivetrain, 4-piston hydraulic brakes, and Line Comp 30 wheels, already set up completely tubeless ready, including sealant.
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 Performance Float X 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 34.9mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
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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.
Rapid Drive 108 rear hub
With 108 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.
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.
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 & 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 Float X, 2-position damper, 230mm x 62.5mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||180mm (596mm axle-to-crown)|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Boost148, 12mm thru axle|
|Hub front||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Rapid Drive 108, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|Rim||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Tire||Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50''|
|Tire part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 6oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tire size||Frame: 29x2.50" Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
|Crank||Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55mm chainline, 170mm length|
|Bottom bracket||Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, threaded external bearing|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12 speed|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed|
|Max chainring size||Max: 34T, Min 28T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width|
TranzX JD-YSP39, 100mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
M , ML
TranzX JD-YSP39, 150mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
L , XL
TranzX JD-YSP39, 170mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 35mm, 0 degree, 35mm 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||Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 caliper|
S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203mm
|Rotor size||Max brake rotor sizes: Front see fork manufacturer, rear 200mm|
|Bag||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
|Weight||M - 14.88 kg / 32.81 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).|
Sizing & Tech
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.
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.
|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|