Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 799 MSL Frameset - 2016

Over berms, up punchy hills, around boulders, and down steep embankments, Rocky Mountain's Thunderbolt 799 MSL Frameset is downright electrifying. The Smoothwall carbon frame is quick, agile, and extremely lightweight, but can just as easil ...(Read More)

Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 799 MSL Frameset
$3,199.99
Color
Gloss White/Oxblood/Black
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Over berms, up punchy hills, around boulders, and down steep embankments, Rocky Mountain's Thunderbolt 799 MSL Frameset is downright electrifying. The Smoothwall carbon frame is quick, agile, and extremely lightweight, but can just as easily tear up singletrack. Short chainstays combined with a longer top tube and slack head tube angle balance the bike's agility with just enough playfulness and aggression. The innovative Ride-9 adjustable geometry lets you optimize your riding style and get the most out of every trail. Let the Thunderbolt 799 MSL be your opportunity to build up your lightning fast dream bike.

Rocky Mountain's Smoothwall Carbon construction creates a frame that is just as perfect on the inside as the outside. Rocky Mountain uses an inner mold to reduce excess resin, fibers and filler to create a super high fiber-to resin ratio. The result is an incredibly lightweight, stiff and responsive ride with incredible strength.

Rocky Mountain's Smoothlink suspension places the rear chainstay pivot above the rear axle, keeping the chain torque line parallel to the linkage. The benefit? The rear suspension is always active, bob-free, and delivers a wonderful bottomless feel, no matter what gear you're in.  

Rocky Mountain's Angular Bushing Concept (ABC) pivots consist of an angular contact bushing (yellow) which rotates on a tapered alloy pivot. Carefully controlled tolerances eliminate binding on the pivot for smooth suspension movement. And, they are extra light and increase rear end stiffness by eliminating play.

Rocky Mountain's Ride-9 system enables you to customize the geometry and rear suspension rate with two interlocking inserts that allow for nine different positions.

By moving the shock forward, the geometry slackens and the suspension rate becomes more progressive, giving a nice ramp up for bottomless-feeling travel (image above, dotted line). It’s ideal for aggressive downhill riding. When you move the shock backwards, the geometry becomes quicker and the suspension more supple (blue line), which is great for ripping around technical singletrack and increasing climbing traction.

When you move the shock upwards (solid black) it allows lighter riders to run shocks at higher pressures, and moving the shock downwards (red line) allows a heavier rider to run lower shock pressures. So no matter what you weigh, this allows you to run the rear shock in the sweet spot with correct sag for smooth, consistent suspension.

Specs

Frame Smoothwall Carbon. BC2 Pivots & Grease Ports. Pipelock Main Pivot. Press Fit BB. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry & Suspension Rate. Di2 Ready.
Rear Shock Fox Float DPS Kashima Rear Remote Custom Valved. SmoothLink Design 120mm. Rebound / Remote Firm - Medium - Open Settings

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss White/Oxblood/Black / X-Small 00770416190328 CFF627151
Gloss White/Oxblood/Black / Small 00770416189650 CFF627161
Gloss White/Oxblood/Black / Medium 00770416189667 CFF627181
Gloss White/Oxblood/Black / Large 00770416189674 CFF627191
Gloss White/Oxblood/Black / X-Large 00770416189681 CFF627201