2021 Trek Slash 9.8 GX AXS

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension enduro bike with ultra high-end components, priced near the middle of the Slash model range. Compare the full range

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2021 Trek Slash 9.8 GX AXS
MSRP$7,199
Weight32.1 lbs / 14.5 kg
Front Travel170mm
Rear Travel160mm
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox ZEB Select
Wheels29″ Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetGX Eagle AXS
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper post
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

2021 Trek Slash 9.8 GX AXS
26 mph
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The Slash 9.8 GX AXS is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Slash 9.8 GX AXS is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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Geometry

Specs
Build
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

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, threaded

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

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB MTB Wide, 73mm, BSA threaded

Headset

Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

Stem

Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 0 degree, 35mm length

Handlebar

Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width

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; Size: L, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 485mm length; Size: XL, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 550mm length

Grips

Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle AXS

Crank

Size: S, SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, Boost (55mm chainline), 170 length; Size: M, ML, L, XL, SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, Boost (55mm chainline), 175 length

Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle AXS, 12 speed

Cassette

SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12 speed

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed

Brakes

SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle

Front Hub

Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle

Tires

Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.40''; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60''

Disk Rotors

Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180mm; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200mm