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Trek Slash 9.8 XT

Trek Slash 9.8 XT
  • Color: Argent Drizzle
  • Color: Daintree
  • Color: Lichen Green
Color: Lichen Green
Size: Medium/Large
Wheel Size: 29-inch front / 27.5-inch rear
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Slash 9.8 is a carbon enduro mountain bike that doesn't back down from hair-raising descents. It's built with an OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and 170mm high-pivot suspension for gobbling up boulders and keeping traction on point for wall rides and punchy climbs. A 29" front and 27.5" rear wheel keep handling playful, and an upgraded RockShox suspension package holds up to anything you can throw at it. All topped off with a Shimano XT drivetrain for clean shifts.

It's right for you if...
- You want a carbon enduro bike that's beastly on descents and nimble on climbs.
- You want the traction and stability of a high-pivot suspension and long travel for soaking up deep roots and big drops.
- Upgrades matter to you, and you love the benefit of a wireless transmission and carbon wheels.

The tech you get
An OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with high pivot suspension, plus internal storage. 170mm of front and rear travel with a RockShox ZEB Select+ fork with DebonAir spring and Charger 3 RC2 damper, and RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock. Plenty of gears for the push back to the top with Shimano's XT drivetrain, a Bontrager Line Dropper, and an MX wheel setup with 29-inch front and 27.5-inch rear carbon Bontrager Line Elite 30 Tubeless Ready wheels with Rapid Drive hub.

The final word
For riders looking for carbon performance and a cherry-picked blend of component upgrades, Slash 9.8 XT is ready to rip. It's built with 170mm travel in the front and rear, upgraded suspension and drivetrain, plus carbon hoops, so you can climb light and descend hard.

Why you'll love it
- Its high-pivot suspension gives you insane control for hairy descents, while carefully tuned anti-squat and oversized pulleys make pedaling astonishingly efficient
- The long, 170mm/170mm front and rear travel is more than enough for stomping big jumps and cleaning rock gardens
- OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and wheels keep your ride light, stiff in all the right places, and smooth and quiet through the chunder
- It comes ready to roll with a mixed wheel setup that gives you a fast-rolling 29in front hoop and stiff, yet nimble 27.5in rear wheel, and it can be set up as a 29er for more speed
- You can tweak Slash for how and where you ride with Mino Link, adjustable leverage rate, and add an adjustable-angle headset (not included)

Frame size number15.517.518.519.521.5
Frame size letter S M ML L XL
A — Seat tube (cm) 39 40 42 43.5 47
B — Seat tube angle 74.0° 73.8° 73.8° 73.8° 73.8°
Effective seat tube angle 78.1° 77.8° 77.3° 77.1° 76.7°
C — Head tube length (cm) 10 10 11 12 14
D — Head angle (cm) 63.5° 63.3° 63.3° 63.3° 63.3°
E — Effective top tube (cm) 54.8 57.8 60.5 62.8 65.8
F — Bottom bracket height (cm) 35.2 35.1 35.1 35.1 35.1
G — Bottom bracket drop (cm) 1 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7
H — Chainstay length (cm) 42.9 42.9 43.4 43.4 43.9
I — Offset (cm) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
J — Trail (cm) 13.2 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3
K — Wheelbase (cm) 119.5 122.4 125.3 127.8 131.2
L — Standover (cm) 72.7 76.6 76.6 76.7 76.8
M — Frame reach (cm) 43 44.8 46.8 48.8 51.3
N — Frame stack (cm) 58.8 62.3 63.2 64.1 65.9
Frame SizeRider Height (in)Rider Height (cm)Rider Inseam (in)Rider Inseam (cm)
Small 5'1" - 5'5" 155 - 165 29" - 31" 74 - 78
Medium 5'5" - 5'9" 165 - 176 31" - 33" 79 - 83
Medium/Large 5'8" - 5'11" 173 - 180 32" - 34" 81 - 86
Large 5'10" - 6'2" 177 - 188 33" - 35" 84 - 89
X-Large 6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 195 35" - 36" 89 - 91


Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon, high main pivot, idler pulley, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, Mino Link adjustable geometry, adjustable leverage rate, integrated frame protection, internal routing, magnesium rocker link, ISCG 05, Active Braking Pivot, UDH, 148x12mm thru axle, 170mm travel
Fork RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 3 RC2 damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, Maxle Stealth, 170mm travel
Rear Shock RockShox Vivid Select+, 230mm x 65mm
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 Front: Bontrager SE6 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50''
Rear: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.50''
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-MT501 BSA
Crankset Shimano XT M8120, 30T alloy ring, Boost (55mm chainline), 165mm length
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed
Chain Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12 speed
Brakes Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc
Rotors Shimano RT86, 6-bolt, 203mm
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 Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom, angle adjust cup compatible
Seatpost Size: S: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 345mm length
Size: M, M/L: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 485mm length
Size L, XL: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 550mm length
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
Lichen Green / Medium/Large / 29-inch front / 27.5-inch rear 601842888650 5304369 SLA269510906