2022 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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2022 Trek Slash 9.8 GX AXS
MSRP$7,499
Weight32.1 lbs
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

Slash 9.8 GX AXS

26 mph

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26 mph

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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March 2021

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The Beta Tests: Trek Slash 9.8

The Trek Slash has been 29-inch-only since 2016, and the 2021 version is evidence of its head start in the big-wheel enduro category.

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February 2021

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February 2021

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Starting with a new Trek Slash 8 frameset, fellow Flow Frother Ben has chosen a rather eclectic build kit to complete his unique enduro bike. Read on for a closer look at the parts he's chosen, and a detailed explanation of what's worked well, and what hasn't worked so well.

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January 2021

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2021 Trek Slash 9.8 XT review – A great all-rounder and a well-deserved Best Buy

The brand new Trek Slash has big shoes to fill, its predecessor being one of the most popular 29er enduro bikes on the market. We were all the more excited to find out if the new bike can hold its own against the increasingly tough competition. Spoiler alert: yes, it can! But there are a few things to consider.

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December 2020

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Long-Term Review: Trek Slash 9.9 XO1

The new Trek Slash 9.9 X01 sees many updates making it an even more capable all-mountain, enduro mountain bike. See how it performed.

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October 2020

Freehub
2021 Trek Slash 9.9 X01 // Bike Review

The venerable Trek Slash is back for 2021, armed with more suspension travel than ever before. The new Trek Slash 9.9 X01 comes equipped with the ever-capable, 170-millimeter RockShox ZEB Ultimate fork and a custom, 160-millimeter RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock, placing it squarely in the hard-charging enduro category. For me, one of the most welcome updates for the new Slash is the seat angle, which has been steepened to 75.6 degrees, putting the rider’s weight directly between the wheels—and making for a much more comfortable seated position while climbing. The relatively long reach of 486 millimeters, together with the mid-length chainstay of 437 millimeters, creates a bike that stays firmly planted while you sweat your way to the top of a mountain. But the most impressive feature of the new Slash is its impressively light weight—something I wouldn’t automatically expect from a bike in the longer-travel range, especially one with 29-inch wheels. The lightweight frame construction and ultra-light build of the 9.9 X01 version I tested was noticeable from the moment I started huffing up my first climb.

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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

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

SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, Boost (55mm chainline), 170 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, 15 mm thru axle

Rear Hub

Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, 108T Rapid Drive, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle

Tires

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''

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

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