The 2023 Trek Slash 9.7 pairs fast-rolling 29er mountain bike wheels with long-travel suspension to make one speed-hungry rig that's perfectly suited to both rowdy trail rides and enduro races. A full carbon frame, killer suspension package and a solid component spec means you're getting outstanding performance at a ridiculous value too.
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 170 mm FOX Rhythm 36 Float EVOL fork with GRIP damper and 160 mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float X shock that offers loads of adjustability and tuning options. Plus, a Shimano SLX/XT 1x12 drivetrain, 4-piston hydraulic brakes and Line Comp 30 wheels, already set up completely tubeless-ready, including sealant.
Slash 9.7 gives you heaps of speed and courage for a shorter stack of cash. You're getting a full carbon frame, a solid parts group and proven long-travel suspension for performance where you'll notice it most.
- You'll fade before the FOX Performance Float X shock does. It's built to help you squeeze the most out of long, gnarly descents
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- We added a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
- Wider seat tube, wider dropper, the 34.9 mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.
XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.
Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.
Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.
Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.
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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.
It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:
Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.
Frame - OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, 34.9 mm seat tube, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 160 mm travel
Fork - Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 170 mm travel
Shock - Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 230 mm x 62.5 mm
Hub rear - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Rapid Drive 108, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear - Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Rim - Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless-Ready, 28-hole, Presta valve
Tyre - Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
Tyre part - Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Shifter - Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur - Shimano XT M8100, long cage
Crank - Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55 mm chainline, 170 mm length
Bottom bracket - Shimano BB-MT501 BSA
Cassette - Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain - Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Saddle - Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
Seatpost - TranzX JD-YSP39
Handlebar - Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width
Grips - Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on
Stem - Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 35 mm length
Brake - Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 calliper
Bag - Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag
Weight - Medium - 14.88 kg / 32.81 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
|Colours||CARBON BLUE SMOKE/TREK BLACK, MATTE DOPE TAUPE|
|Sizes||L - 29 WHEEL, M - 29 WHEEL, ML - 29 WHEEL, S - 29 WHEEL, XL - 29 WHEEL|
|Barcodes||601842579435, 601842579442, 601842579459, 601842579466, 601842579473, 601842754658, 601842754665, 601842754672, 601842754689, 601842754696|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||5259704, 5259705, 5259706, 5259707, 5259708, 5273625, 5273626, 5273627, 5273628, 5273629|
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