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Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL

Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL


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2017 Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL

All hard efforts and the seemingly endless training schedule eventually come together as planned, and your reward is a bike that's built to perform just as intensely as you. The Vertex 970 RSL's stiff carbon chassis delivers winning results on every ride, whether you're hammering on your local trails or charging World Cup circuits. Fox handles front-end shock absorption with the airy and precise 32 SC Performance 100mm fork, which guides a set of Sun Helix SL wheels wrapped in Maxxis Ikon 29 x 2.2-inch tires for predictable handling in a fast-rolling package. The Shimano XT/XTR drivetrain delivers accurate, quick shifts, while XT hydraulic disc brakes make easy work of bringing blazing speed to a halt for controlled cornering and descending capability. Aluminum cockpit bits from Rocky Mountain give you the strength you need, creating a featherweight hardtail that wants nothing more than to be ridden at the limit.

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    Specification Description
    Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon C13. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    Fork Fox 32 Step Cast Performance 100mm
    Headset FSA Orbit C-40
    Axles 15x110mm Thru (Front)
    12x142mm Thru (Rear)
    Rims/Wheels Sun Helix SL TR25 Tubeless Compatible
    Hubs Rocky Mountain Sealed (Front)
    SUNringle SRC (Rear)
    Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
    Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.2
    Crankset Race Face Aeffect SL Cinch
    Chainrings 38/28T
    Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 Press Fit
    Chain Shimano HG-700
    Front Derailleur Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Direct Mount
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano XT 11-40T
    Shifters Shimano XT
    Handlebars Rocky Mountain XC Flat 720mm
    Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec II
    Brakes Shimano XT 180/160mm
    Saddle WTB Silverado Race
    Seat Post Rocky Mountain SL 27.2mm

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Smoke / Large 770416198072 CRR718181
    Smoke / Medium 770416198065 CRR718171
    Smoke / Small 770416198058 CRR718151
    Smoke / X-Large 770416198089 CRR718201
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    from Calgary, AB

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    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Control
    • Breathability
    • Packs Well
    • Comfortable


      Best Uses

      • Mountaineering
      • Racing


      Picked up a 2015 Rocky Mountain 970 RSL as a replacement for a Trek Procaliber I was running and haven't looked back. Rocky Mountain have outdone themselves with this Carbon Fibre frame construction, it truly is hard to fathom how they managed to make such a rigid/strong/durable/responsive frame this thin and light. I have several other full suspension bikes (Cannondale Scalpel, Santa Cruz Nomad, Scott Spark 950), and they are all have their own specific great traits, however when its out-and-out speed for XC trails, i ALWAYS reach for the Vertex, and it never faults. Totally worth every penny, and was a great investment.

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