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 parts spec means you're getting awesome performance at a ridiculous value, too.
It's right for you if...
You like ripping technical trails at warp speed and want a bike with insane descending prowess for the gnarliest trails and enduro races. You prioritize frame and suspension performance above all else, and want a durable drivetrain that won't break the bank.
The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 170mm FOX Rhythm 36 Float EVOL fork with GRIP damper, and 160mm of rear travel with a FOX DPX2 shock that offers loads of adjustability and tuning options. Plus, a SRAM NX/GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain and 4-piston hydraulic brakes.
The final word
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.
Why you'll love it
- You'll fade before the FOX DPX2 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 34.9mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
|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|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 170mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 67-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance DPX2, EVOL air spring, DPX2 damper, 230x62.5mm|
Front: 110 x 15 thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt|
Front: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60''
Rear: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40''
|Crankset||SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (55mm chainline)|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 40mm length|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc w/SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 200/180mm rotors|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width|
|Seat Post||TranzX JD-YSP39, internal routing, 34.9mm, Small: 100mm / Medium – Medium/Large: 150mm / Large – X-Large: 170mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
* Subject to change without notice.