It's right for you if...
You're looking to tackle huge days on huge mountains, whether it's an enduro race or an epic adventure. You want the light weight and muted vibes of a carbon frame, and you prioritise tunable suspension performance over a shiny top-shelf drivetrain.
The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 160 mm of travel and a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated Thru Shaft damper, plus a RockShox ZEB fork with extra-beefy 38 mm stanchions. A SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with a 10-52 cassette and Bontrager Line Elite 30 carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick acceleration when you need it most.
The final word
This is a beast of a mountain bike. You get hot new suspension technology normally reserved for the most expensive bikes, and you get it on a fresh new frame. With Slash 9.8, the faster you go, the better it rides, so giddy-up.