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2018

Slash 9.8

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$5,499.99 Model 1193600-2018
Slash 9.8 is our best enduro race bike. A lightweight and ultra-stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock and a host of high-performance parts make this 29er mountain bike the undisputed king of enduro.
Slash 9.8 is our best enduro race bike. A lightweight and ultra-stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock and a host of high-performance parts make this 29er mountain bike the undisputed king of enduro.
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It's right for you if...

You're a serious enduro racer, and you're looking for a top-of-the-line 29er with a premium parts group that throws down on technical descents and then flies back up the mountain to do it all again.

The tech you get

A stout OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a FOX 36 Float 160mm fork, and 150mm RockShox Deluxe RT3 rear shock featuring Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with a 50-tooth cog and Bontrager LINE Elite wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for instant engagement and quick acceleration when you need it most.

The final word

This is a beast of mountain bike. The tough OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and top-of-the-line spec make Slash 9.8 our fastest enduro bike ever. It's so stable and responsive that the faster you go, the better it rides. If you're still on the fence about 29ers in rough stuff, Slash will make you a believer. 

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  1. Slash 9.8 is like a mini DH bike: it has the capability of a downhill bike without the downhill weight
  2. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
  3. It has all the latest tech that adds up to a great ride, like a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub, Mino Link adjustable geometry, and a SRAM Eagle 1x12 drivetrain for efficiency and speed in a simple package
  4. 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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Features

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & seatstay, 1x-specific alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 150mm travel
    Front suspension
    Fox Performance 36 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 160mm travel
    Rear suspension
    RockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5mm
  • Wheels

    Wheels
    Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 108T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
    Tires
    Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
    Rear derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
    Crank
    SRAM Descendant 7k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync w/MRP AMG V2 chainguide
    Bottom bracket
    PF92
    Cassette
    SRAM GX Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed
    Chain
    SRAM GX Eagle
    Pedals
    Not included
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    Seatpost
    Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6mm (15.5: 100mm / 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm / 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm)
    Handlebar
    Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
    Grips
    Bontrager Rhythm, dual lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm, 0 degree, 50mm length
    Headset
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brakeset
    SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    17.5" - 14.06 kg / 31.00 lbs
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).
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Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

Sizing & fit

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorized Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

 

Rider Height

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

Frame size number 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 Frame rise
15.5 in High facetWheelSize4 39.4 64.8° 74.1° 10.0 65.6° 59.0 35.2 2.1 43.3 5.1 11.4 117.1 79.3 41.6 60.8 60.8
17.5 in High facetWheelSize4 41.9 64.8° 74.1° 10.0 65.6° 60.5 35.2 2.1 43.3 5.1 11.4 118.6 78.4 43.1 60.8 60.8
19.5 in High facetWheelSize4 46.8 64.8° 74.1° 11.0 65.6° 63.5 35.2 2.1 43.3 5.1 11.4 121.9 77.8 45.9 61.8 61.8
21.5 in High facetWheelSize4 52.2 64.8° 74.1° 12.5 65.6° 66.1 35.2 2.1 43.3 5.1 11.4 124.7 77.6 48.1 63.1 63.1

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