Inside Line: The new Maiden DH bike from Rocky Mountain

In: NEWS, TECH By: Eric McKeegan On: August 6, 2015

Rocky Mountain reveals the long awaited Maiden downhill bike

There are a lot of bad bike videos out there. This is not one of them.

Good music, not too much slow-mo, good job capturing the feel of just how fast this bike is movings, and Vanderham isn’t dressed like a toddler who didn’t get out of his PJs.

Bravo.

Below is the bike in the video, the new Maiden.

MAIDEN WORLD CUP HERO VERTICAL

It was no secret Rocky was developing a new downhill bike, its previous downhill platform, the Flatline was long in the tooth, to say it nicely.

The details from Rocky’s press release:

• Full carbon frame, link, chainstay, and seatstay

• Optimized for 26” or 27.5” wheels with Equalized geometry

• Four bar Smoothlink suspension

• Pipelock collet axles lock into the frame for stiffness

• Oversized Enduro MAX type bearings for longer bearing life and higher load capacity

• Integrated frame protection: molded downtube guard, shock fender, chainstay protector, and bolt-in fork bumpers

• Di2 electronics compatible with internal stealth battery port

• Internal cable and brake routing

• PressFit BB107 bottom bracket, drop-in IS42|52 headset, 157mm axle spacing, ISCG-05 tabs

• Sizing: S/M/L/XL

Geometry:

maiden-geometry-27.5

There is a lot of interesting tech going on with this bike, and I’m about ready for bed, so check out BIKES.COM/MAIDEN for the lowdown on the result of four years of development.

There will be four models and a frameset:

MAIDEN UNLIMITED SIDE

Unlimited — $10,499

MAIDEN WORLD CUP SIDE

World Cup — $6,999

MAIDEN PRO SIDE
Pro — $5,499

MAIDEN PARK SIDE
Park — $4,499

Maiden Unlimited Frame Only C1 (Black) side

Frame Only — $3,999

Hopefully we’ll get our first ride on the Maiden next week at Crankworx, stay tuned.

 

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