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.
Below is the bike in the video, the new Maiden.
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
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:
Unlimited — $10,499
World Cup — $6,999
Pro — $5,499
Park — $4,499
Frame Only — $3,999
Hopefully we’ll get our first ride on the Maiden next week at Crankworx, stay tuned.