Trek Slash 9.8 XT 29er Bike 2022
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, 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.
favorite_borderWhy 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
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*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise notedFrameset
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 Max compatible fork travel 180mm (596mm axle-to-crown)Wheels Wheel front Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle Wheel rear Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever Rim Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle *Tire 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''
Tire part Bontrager TLR sealant, 6oz Rim strip Bontrager TLR Max tire size Frame: 29x2.50" Fork: See manufacturerDrivetrain Shifter Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed Rear derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage Crank Shimano XT M8120, 30T, 55mm chainline, 170mm length Bottom bracket Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, threaded external bearing Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed Chain Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12 speed Max chainring size Max: 34T, Min 28TComponents Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width *Seatpost Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 345mm length
Size: M , ML
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 440mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 485mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200mm travel, MaxFlow, 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 XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc *Brake rotor Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 203mm