The New Rocky Mountain Slayer



Rocky Mountain is finally showing off the new Slayer, their well past due enduro bike.  After some sneaky photos popped up here and there at a couple of EWS races we finally have all of the info on the rad looking bike.  The radical looking carbon fiber frame rolls on 27.5″ wheels, has 165mm travel out back and 170mm up front.  The frame has some of the coolest looking, cleanest lines we’ve ever seen…this is partly due to single sided pivots at the chainstays and seatstays.  This may explain why it’s taken some time to develop.Slayer_790_MSL_Hero

The Slayer will be available as a frameset in two different colorways but we don’t have a price on it yet. There is a broad range in spec levels with basically just two colorways and the prices are looking very attractive.  The flagship bike retails for $6999; with 5 figure top end bikes becoming commonplace, this is refreshing.  We’ll be looking into testing a mid level, bread and butter spec’d bike as soon as it’s available to us.  For now, check out all of the details below, and don’t miss the rad photos of Thomas Vanderham and Florian Nicolai shredding down at the bottom.


• Full Smoothwall™ carbon frame
• Ride-4™ adjustability chip for precise geometry adjustments
• All sizes fit one water bottle inside the front triangle
• Future-proofed to run Di2 and a dropper post concurrently
• Max type Enduro cartridge bearing pivots with simplified hardware, Pipelock™ rocker link pivot
• Shock-eyelet bearings for small-bump sensitivity
• Single-sided chainstay & seatstay pivots for a narrower rear triangle—eliminates heel rub, even with Boost spacing
• Metric shock, 230×65
• 1x specific
• Clearance for up to 27.5×2.5 “wide trail” tires, and compatible with 26+ tires (26×3.0)
• Full-length internal dropper post and lockout routing. Internal brake routing in the front triangle, internal tube-in-
tube shift routing
• Oversized downtube ports for ease of cable routing
• New derailleur hanger design reduces hardware complexity
• Lightweight bolt-on axle saves 35g compared to a traditional Boost axle
• PressFit BB92 bottom bracket, ZS44 | ZS56 headset
• Post-mount 180mm rear brake
• Max chainring size is 36t
• Sizing: S/M/L/XL


When we decided to bring the Slayer back, we knew it needed the crush-everything-
in-its-path attitude of the previous generation while keeping the agility and efficiency
that made it a favourite among aggressive trail riders. The updated geometry retains
a fairly steep seat-tube angle, while the reach has been extended and the head-tube
angle has been slackened.
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We kept the BB drop neutral and the rear centre quite short to improve cornering,
and shortened the seat-tube lengths to make room for the next generation of longer
dropper posts.
Our Ride-4™ adjustability system was chosen for the Slayer in order to provide precise
geometry adjustments while leaving the suspension curve virtually unaffected. The
head-tube and seat-tube angles can be changed by just over a degree, and the bottom-
bracket can be raised or lowered by 7.5mm. This allows racers to adapt their geometry
from track-to-track while keeping shock tuning predictable and simple.
Slayer 790 MSL
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Slayer 770 MSL
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Slayer 750 MSL
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Slayer 730 MSL
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Slayer Frameset
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  • Slayer 790 MSL — $6999 USD / $8799 CAD
  • Slayer 770 MSL — $5799 USD / $6999 CAD
  • Slayer 750 MSL — $4999 USD / $6199 CAD
  • Slayer 730 MSL — $4199 USD / $5199 CAD
  • *Please contact your Rocky Mountain distributor for pricing in all other territories.


December 2016

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