Rocky Mountain unveils the new Vertex

Rocky Mountain unveils the new Vertex

20/03/2018
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20/03/2018

Rocky Mountain just announced a major update to the Vertex, their flagship XC-race hardtail. Updated modern, aggressive geometry and next-generation Smoothwall HBO carbon layup gets its weight down even further, while improving handling and ride quality. It’s available in 3 spec levels and as a frame only option…Check out the full details straight from Rocky Mountain in the Press Release below…

Next generation features

Comprehensive, evolutionary updates across the platform include features like tooled axles, boost spacing, Di2 & dropper post compatibility.

Smoothwall HBO layup

By incorporating premium 40-ton carbon fiber sheets into our Vertex Carbon 90 and Vertex Carbon frameset, we were able to eliminate more resin than what is usually left from our traditional Smoothwall construction. This process allowed us to incorporate desirable frame features, increase durability, and maintain the ride performance we are known for. Our standard Smoothwall layup that can be found on the Vertex Carbon 70 and Vertex Carbon 50 remains industry leading, without resorting to cost cutting by integrating fiberglass.

Rocky Mountain ride quality

Our Vertex retains all the ride DNA that makes Rocky Mountain Bicycles known for. We’ve focused on XC performance for flat out speed but have not made compromises on ride quality, keeping our bikes fun when out on the trail. We’ve lengthened the reach, slackened the head angle, and shortened the wheelbase, maintaining rear end compliance and a comfortable ride.

Technical Details:

  • Max tire clearance is 29 x 2.3 and 27.5 x 2.8
  • Lighter, tooled rear axle with an updated axle nut for more intuitive assembly
  • Improved cable management including large head tube and down tube access ports, full-length shift housing, and internally routed shift housing and brake lines the front triangle
  • Features both Di2 and dropper post compatibility, simultaneously
  • 27.2 mm seatpost allows for extra ride comfort while seated. Droppers available from all major brands including: KS, Thomson, X Fusion, Specialized, Lyne, Gravity Dropper, 9Point8, and more.
  • Rubberized chainstay protector for increased frame protection
  • Front derailleur compatible
  • Lightweight Smoothwall HBO layup available in Vertex Carbon 90 and Vertex Carbon Frameset
  • Modern parts compatibility (boost spacing, post-mount 180mm brakes, etc.)
  • Sizes: S-XL
  • Weight:
  • –       Vertex Carbon frameset: 1.22kg (2.68lbs), size Medium

    –       Vertex Carbon 90: 9.70kg (21.4lbs), size Medium

    –       Vertex Carbon 70: 10.00kg (22.0lbs), size Medium

    –       Vertex Carbon 50: 11.10kg (24.5lbs), size Medium

Vertex Carbon 90

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel: 100mm
  • Superlight Smoothwall HBO carbon layup
  • All-new next generation Vertex geometry
  • Dropper post compatible
  • Wide range SRAM 12spd drivetrain
  • SRAM Level TLM brakes

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL

  • All-new frame
  • Rockshox Sid Remote fork
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd drivetrain
  • 2 tone paint job

The Vertex embodies speed and confidence, sitting at the top of the food chain as our flagship XC-race hardtail.

Vertex Carbon 70

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel: 100mm
  • All-new next generation Vertex geometry
  • Dropper post compatible
  • Wide range SRAM 12spd drivetrain
  • Shimano XT brakes

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL

  • All-new frame
  • Rockshox Reba RL fork
  • DT Swiss rear hub
  • Race Face Turbine handlebar
  • 2 tone paint job

Vertex Carbon 50

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel: 100mm
  • All-new next generation Vertex geometry
  • Dropper post compatible
  • Shimano wide range XT / Race Face 2×11 drivetrain
  • Shimano SLX brakes

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL

  • All-new frame
  • Rockshox Reba RL fork
  • DT Swiss rear hub
  • 2 tone paint job

Vertex Carbon Frameset

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Superlight Smoothwall HBO carbon layup
  • All-new next generation Vertex geometry
  • Shock absorbing seat tube design
  • Dropper post compatible
  • Shimano Di2 integration
  • Boost 148mm dropouts

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL

  • All-new frame

Pricing & Availability

The Vertex is now available! Please head to your local Rocky Mountain dealer to see the bikes. Regional availability may vary.

Vertex Carbon 90: $5,169 USD / $6,499 CAD

Vertex Carbon 90 frameset: $1,599 / $1,999

Vertex Carbon 70:  $3,399 USD / $4,349 CAD

Vertex Carbon 50: $2,899 USD / $3,649 CAD

www.bikes.com/vertex

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