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Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL

Rocky Mountain

Vertex 970 RSL

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2016 Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL

Lightweight, stiff, and fast — your competitive riding buddies are not going to like this. Rocky Mountain's Vertex 970 RSL is crafted from high-modulus carbon with a press fit bottom bracket for excellent power transfer and a tapered head tube for supreme control. In or out of the corners, bumps disappear under the big Wheeltech 29-inch wheels and ultra-light 100mm RockShox SID fork. The Shimano/Race Face 2x10 speed drivetrain with an XTR rear derailleur and Shimano XT discs shift and brake just as sweet as the frame rides. Add in grippy Maxxis tires, and a Race Face bar and stem and this stealthy XC rocket let's the speed do the talking.

Specification Description
Frame Rocky Mountain Smoothwall Carbon, tapered head tube, Press Fit BB, internal cable routing
Fork RockShox SID RL 29. 100mm. Motion Control DNA Lockout / Rebound / 15mm Maxle Lite / Tapered Steerer
Rims/Wheels Wheeltech Helix TR25 Tubeless Compatible
Hubs Shimano XT
Spokes WTB 2.0-1.8 Butted
Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29" x 2.2"
Crankset Race Face Aeffect SL
Chainrings 38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
Rear Cogs Shimano XT 11-40T 11spd
Shifters Shimano XT
Handlebars Rocky Mountain Zero
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
Stem RMB 7° x 70-90mm
Brake Levers Shimano XT
Brakes Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Seat Post Rocky Mountain SL

* Subject to change without notice.


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  • Durable 
  • Lightweight 

Best Uses

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By Durty

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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