Bike Comparison

The Trek Slash 9.7, Specialized Enduro Elite 29, and Cannondale Jekyll 29 -3 are all 29″ carbon frame full suspension enduro bikes. The Specialized has more travel, while the Cannondale has a better fork. Explore the differences below.

    2018 Trek Slash 9.7
    2019 Specialized Enduro Elite 29
    2019 Cannondale Jekyll 29 -3
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    Weight32.0 lbs
    ForkRockShox Yari RC
    Fox Rhythm Float 36
    Fox Performance Float 36
    Wheel Size29″29″29″
    Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    GroupsetNX, Truvativ Descendant
    GX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
    GX Eagle, Truvativ Stylo
    Drivetrain1 × 111 × 121 × 12
    Gear Range

    Trek Slash 9.7

    25 mph

    Specialized Enduro Elite 29

    26 mph

    Cannondale Jekyll 29 -3

    24 mph
    Front Travel160mm160mm150mm
    Rear Travel150mm160mm150mm
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    Spec Level

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    Slash 9.7
    Enduro Elite 29
    Jekyll 29 -3



    OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy 1x-specific stays, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 150mm travel

    FACT 9m, X-Wing layout, carbon front chassis, M5 alloy rear end, All Mountain Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, threaded BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, ManFu link, oversized pivot bearings, alloy link and adjustable shock extension, 12x148mm dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger, 160mm of travel

    ALL-NEW Jekyll 29", 150mm travel, BallisTec Carbon front triangle, SmartForm C1 Alloy swingarm, Ai offset drivetrain, ISCG05, PF30, flat mount brake, tapered headtube


    RockShox Yari RC, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 160mm travel

    FOX Rhythm FLOAT 36, GRIP damper, Boost™, 160mm of travel

    Fox Float Performance 36, 150mm, Grip Damper, 3-Pos adj. 15x110, tapered steerer, 42mm offset

    Rear Shock

    FOX Performance FLOAT DPX2, 216x57mm, Shock Block

    Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL w/ Gemini dual mode air spring system (Flow Mode - 150mm / Hustle Mode - 120mm), remote-actuated, 3-Pos adj.

    Bottom Bracket


    SRAM DUB, threaded BB

    Cannondale BB30


    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom

    Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5", sealed angular contact bearings


    Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm, 0 degree, 50mm length

    Specialized Trail, forged alloy, 4-bolt, 5mm rise

    Cannondale C3, 3D Forged 6061 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 0°, 35mm


    Bontrager Line, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width

    Specialized, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 800mm width

    Cannondale C3 Riser, 6061 Alloy, 15mm rise, 8° sweep, 4° rise, 780mm


    Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails

    Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

    Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport, steel rails


    Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6mm (15.5: 100mm / 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm / 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm)

    Command Post IRcc, 16-position micro-height adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 34.9mm, S: 130mm, M/L/XL: 160mm of travel

    TranzX dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-XL)


    Not included

    Specialized Dirt

    Not Included


    Bontrager Rhythm, dual lock-on

    Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

    Cannondale Locking Grips

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM NX, Roller Bearing Clutch

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

    SRAM GX Eagle


    SRAM Descendant 6k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync

    SRAM Descendant, Boost™, DUB, 170mm, Steel, 30T

    Truvativ Stylo 6K, 30T, Ai Custom


    SRAM NX, 11 speed

    SRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed


    SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11 speed

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t

    SRAM PG-1230, NX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed


    SRAM PC-1110

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed


    SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc

    SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm

    SRAM Guide R hydro disc, 200/180mm Centerline rotors

    Brake Levers

    SRAM Guide R hydro disc


    Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately

    Roval Traverse 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, 2Bliss Ready, 28h

    Stan's NoTubes Flow S1, 32h, tubeless ready


    DT Competition Race

    DT Swiss Champion (Ai Offset dish - rear)

    Front Hub

    Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h

    Formula 15x110 front, 12x148 rear w/ HG driver

    Rear Hub

    Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

    Formula 15x110 front, 12x148 rear w/ HG driver


    Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝

    Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.6"

    Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5" WT front, DHR II 2.4" WT rear, Dual compound, EXO puncture protection, tubeless ready