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Trek Slash 9.8 GX - 2022

Trek Slash 9.8 GX
  • Color: Radioactive Coral to Yellow Fade
$7,399.99
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Radioactive Coral to Yellow Fade
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Details

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.

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 a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated Thru Shaft damper, plus a RockShox ZEB fork with extra-beefy 38mm stanchions. A SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with a 10-52 cassette and Bontrager 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:
- 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
- A large internal storage compartment in the down tube lets you stow tools and gear

Geometry

Geometry Chart:
Frame sizeSmallSmallMediumMediumMedium/
Large
Medium/
Large
LargeLargeX-LargeX-Large
Geometry position Low High Low High Low High Low High Low High
Wheel size 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
A — Seat tube (cm) 39.5 39.5 42 42 43.5 43.5 45 45 50 50
B — Seat tube angle 66.6° 67.1° 66.6° 67.1° 66.6° 67.1° 66.6° 67.1° 66.6° 67.1°
Effective seat tube angle 75.6° 76.1° 75.6° 76.1° 75.6° 76.1° 75.6° 76.1° 75.6° 76.1°
C — Head tube length (cm) 10 10 10 10 10.5 10.5 11.5 11.5 14 14
D — Head angle 64.1° 64.6° 64.1° 64.6° 64.1° 64.6° 64.1° 64.6° 64.1° 64.6°
E — Effective top tube (cm) 58.5 58.4 61 60.9 62.9 62.8 64.9 64.7 68.4 68.3
F — Bottom bracket height (cm) 34.5 35.2 34.5 35.2 34.5 35.2 34.5 35.2 34.5 35.2
G — Bottom bracket drop (cm) 2.9 2.2 2.9 2.2 2.9 2.2 2.9 2.2 2.9 2.2
H — Chainstay length (cm) 43.7 43.5 43.7 43.5 43.7 43.5 43.7 43.5 43.7 43.5
I — Offset (cm) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
J — Trail (cm) 13.4 13 13.4 13 13.4 13 13.4 13 13.4 13
K — Wheelbase (cm) 119.7 119.7 122.2 121.2 124.3 124.2 126.4 126.3 130.5 130.4
L — Standover (cm) 70.6 71.2 74.4 75 74.4 75 75.4 76 77.4 78
M — Frame reach (cm) 42.5 43.1 45 45.6 46.9 47.4 48.6 49.1 51.6 52.1
N — Frame stack (cm) 62.1 61.8 62.2 61.8 62.6 62.2 63.5 63.1 65.8 65.4
Sizes:
Frame SizeHeight (inches)Height (cm)Inseam (inches)Inseam (cm)
Small 5'0.2"-5'5.4" 153-166cm 28.3"-31.1" 72-79cm
Medium 5'3.4"-5'7.7" 161-172cm 29.9"-31.9" 76-81cm
Medium/Large 5'5"-5'10.5" 165-179cm 30.3"-33.1" 77-84cm
Large 5'9.7"-6'2" 177-188cm 32.7"-34.6" 83-88cm
X-Large 6'1.2"-6'5.2" 186-196cm 34.3"-36.2" 87-92cm

Specs

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
Rear Shock NEW RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230x62.5mm
Wheels Front: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
Rims Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Tires Front: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
Rear: Bontrager SE6 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB MTB Wide, 73mm, BSA threaded
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, 55mm chainline, 170 length
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12 speed
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Brakes SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc
Rotors SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge
Handlebars Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width
Tape/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
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
Pedals Sold separately
Accessories & Extras Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Radioactive Coral to Yellow Fade / Small 601842652343 5263017 SLA38374623E
Radioactive Coral to Yellow Fade / Medium 601842652336 5263018 SLA38312242E
Radioactive Coral to Yellow Fade / Medium/Large 601842652329 5263019 SLA39679379E
Radioactive Coral to Yellow Fade / Large 601842652312 5263020 SLA38512573E
Radioactive Coral to Yellow Fade / X-Large 601842652305 5263021 SLA39806342E

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