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New: Rocky Mountain Slayer updated

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Rocky Mountain has brought back the Slayer, this time as an all-carbon machine with 170 mm front / 165 mm rear suspension and 27.5 wheels designed for enduro racing, bike parks and big mountains. It’s another entry in the almost-a-downhill-bike-but-can-still-climb category.

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Rocky Mountain’s four-bar Smoothlink suspension has been tuned to eat up rough terrain and square-edged hits. It increased the anti-squat values to make sure the bike pedals efficiently. The Slayer also features shock-mount bearings for small-bump suppleness. Its rate curve provides good support at sag and a moderate ramp towards the end-stroke.

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Frame details:

  • Ride-4™ adjustability chip for geometry adjustments
  • All sizes fit one water bottle inside the front triangle
  • Can run Di2 and a dropper post concurrently
  • Max type Enduro cartridge bearing pivots with simplified hardware, Pipelock rocker link pivot
  • Shock-eyelet bearings for small-bump sensitivity
  • Single-sided chainstay and seatstay pivots for a narrower rear triangle—eliminates heel rub, even with Boost spacing
  • Metric shock, 230 x 65
  • 1x specific
  • Clearance for up to 27.5 x 2.5 inch tires, and compatible with 26+ tires (26 x 3.0)
  • Full-length internal dropper post and lockout routing. Internal brake routing in the front triangle, internal tube-intube shift routing
  • Oversized downtube ports for ease of cable routing
  • New derailleur hanger design reduces hardware complexity
  • Lightweight bolt-on axle saves 35 grams compared to a traditional Boost axle
  • PressFit BB92 bottom bracket, ZS44 | ZS56 headset
  • Post-mount 180mm rear brake
  • Max chainring size is 36t
  • Sizing: S/M/L/XL

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The Slayer is available in four carbon models:

Slayer 790 MSL — $7,000
Slayer 770 MSL — $5,800
Slayer 750 MSL — $5,000
Slayer 730 MSL — $4,200

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