2022 Trek Slash 9.8 XT*

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  • Regular price $8,999.99

Slash 9.8 is a carbon enduro mountain bike built to handle big hits, rail corners and rip down the mountain faster than you ever thought possible. Ultra stiff and ultra tough carbon frame, carbon wheels and the most refined suspension tech from RockShox make this long-travel 29er a worthy contender for any dedicated rider and enduro podium.

*Project One Now model available



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 prioritise tunable suspension performance over a shiny top-shelf drivetrain.

The tech you get

A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 160 mm 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 38 mm stanchions. A Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb, 4-piston brakes for confident descents 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.

Why you'll love it

  1. The RockShox ZEB fork's bigger 38 mm stanchions help you stay on your line through the chunky stuff, while the updated damper lets you dial in the feel
  2. New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
  3. We added a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
  4. Wider seat tube, wider dropper – the 34.9 mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
  5. A large internal storage compartment in the down tube lets you stow tools and gear
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Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
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 RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 170 mm travel
Shock NEW RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230x62.5 mm
Wheel front NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rear Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost 148, 12 mm thru axle
Hub front Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Hub rear Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
*Tyre Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager SE6 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
*Tyre part Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Rim strip Bontrager TLR
Shifter Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
Crank Shimano XT M8120, 30T, Boost (55 mm chain line), 170 mm length
Bottom bracket Shimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Weight M - 32.10 lbs / 14.56 kg (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).