A proper full suspension trail bike for groms
The new Rocky Mountain Reaper takes 26″ or 24″ wheels and has 130mm rear travel with a 120mm fork up front.
Warning: don’t watch the accompanying promotional video if you don’t want to be insanely jealous of the bike handling skills of a ‘mere’ ten year old grom (Jakob Jewett).
Don’t fear the Reaper
The Rocky Mountain Reaper is very much like a scaled down, shrunk-in-the-wash Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt. Same pivot hardware. Similar sort of hydroformed alloy tubing. It even sports the same RIDE9 geometry adjusting flip-chip stuff.
What else? Grease ports. Cartridge bearings. Air shocks. RockShox forks. Hydraulic disc brakes. 1x drivetrain. Maxxis Minion and Ikon tyre combo. Wide bar. Short stem.
Why let adults have all the good stuff eh?
What hasn’t it got? The axles are all quick release and there’s no dropper seatpost on there. Let’s hope Junior isn’t too much of gear snob or that’s going to be a costly upgrade!
Speaking of cost we haven’t got pricing info yet. Neither have we got weights of the Rocky Mountain Reaper.
Anyways, it’s quite a bit different to the hand-me-down BMX that most of us had our first off-road experience on.
Psst..! There’s another new coming out from Rocky Mountain – the Growler.
It’s a 27.5 Plus hardtail. And… we don’t have much more info than yet just yet.
Here’s a couple of pics to stare at and ponder…
Plus bikes certainly look like unleashing a whole world of fun on to the hardtail scene for 2017. We can’t wait to sling a leg over a Growler.