It's right for you if...
You're looking to tackle huge days on huge mountains, whether it's an enduro race or an epic adventure. You want the light weight and muted vibes of a carbon frame, and you prioritize tunable suspension performance over a shiny top-shelf drivetrain.
The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 160mm of travel and an all-new RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated Thru Shaft damper, plus an all-new RockShox ZEB fork with extra-beefy 38mm stanchions. A Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb and Line Elite 30 carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick acceleration when you need it most.
The final word
This is a beast of a mountain bike. You get hot new suspension technology normally reserved for the most expensive bikes, and you get it on a fresh new frame. With Slash 9.8, the faster you go, the better it rides, so giddy-up.
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- The RockShox ZEB fork's bigger 38mm stanchions help you stay on your line through the chunky stuff, while the updated damper lets you dial in the feel
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
- 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
"Doesn't just check 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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With the all-new RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Thru Shaft, you get the most refined shock on the market, with an updated air spring and an exclusive Thru Shaft damper that gives you tenacious grip, plush control, and the support you need for ripping rough descents all day.Learn more
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 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.
*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||RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 170mm travel|
|Shock||NEW RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230x62.5mm|
|Front wheel||NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Rear wheel||NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle|
|Front hub||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Rear hub||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle|
|Rear skewer||Bontrager Switch thru axle|
S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.40''
S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60''
|Tire part||Bontrager TLR valve, 50mm|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Shifter||Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog|
Shimano XT M8120, 30T, Boost (55mm chainline), 170mm length
M , ML , L , XL
Shimano XT M8120, 30T, Boost (55mm chainline), 175mm length
|Bottom bracket||Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, threaded external bearing|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed|
|Chain||Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width|
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm, 345mm length
M , ML
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm, 440mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm, 485mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm, 550mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 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 SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc|
S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 203mm, 6-bolt
|Weight||M - 14.26 kg / 31.44 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 & 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.
137.0 - 155.0 cm
4'5.9" - 5'1.0"
64.0 - 73.0 cm
25.2" - 28.7"
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 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|