The carbon frame from Rocky Mountain uses a different molding technique to offer the best possible stiffness and impact resistance.
Ride 9 offers you 9 positions to fine tune your geometry with a pair of allen keys to make it easy.
The Thunderbolt is designed to be quick and nimble whether you climb steep hills or hitting every trail feature.
Fast as lightning!
Quick and nimble, the Thunderbolt is total livewire. Whether it’s powering up technical climbs or popping off every trail feature in sight, its 27.5” wheels and 140mm of rear travel makes this bike ready and capable for when you’re feeling creative with line choice. The frame is available in both carbon and alloy, and our RIDE-9 adjustment system gives you the power to further adjust geometry and ride characteristics to your liking.
Size Specific tune
Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing, and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.
RIDE-9 adjustment system
The RIDE-9™ adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips.
Adjust your RIDE-9™ position for geometry before considering suspension effects, or variables like air pressure and shock compression. Make gradual, incremental changes, take notes, and be methodical. Don’t adjust in a hurry before a big ride. Take your time and enjoy the process.
Smoothlink™ suspension is efficient yet supple when you’re on the pedals and across a wide range of gears. It features a controlled end-stroke and a rate-curve that feels more capable than the travel would suggest. This four-bar suspension design philosophy is centred on ride characteristics; each bike platform we develop balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.
Smoothwall™ carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. We eliminate excess resin and fibers by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. We then utilize different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.
|frame||SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate|
|sizes||XS - S - M - L - XL|
|fork||Fox 34 Float Performance Elite 140mm 37mm Offset|
|shock||Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance Elite|
|headset||FSA ORBIT NO.57E|
|stem||ROCKY MOUNTAIN 35 AM|
|handlebar||Race Face Turbine R 780mm|
|grips||ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOCK ON XC|
|brakes||Shimano XT 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 180mm|
|brake levers||Shimano XT|
|rear derailleur||SHIMANO XT|
|cranks & chainrings||Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T|
|bottom bracket||Shimano SM-BB71|
|cassette||Shimano XT 10-51T|
|front hub||ROCKY MOUNTAIN SEALED BOOST 15MM|
|rear hub||DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm|
|spokes||DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0|
|rims||Race Face ARC 30|
|tires||Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4 / Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4|
|seatpost||Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm|
|saddle||WTB Volt Race 142|
|weight||13 KG / 28.7 LBS|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.
|Fork Travel||141 - 170mm|
|Shock Travel||141 - 170mm|
|Carbon Frame||The carbon frame from Rocky Mountain uses a different molding technique to offer the best possible stiffness and impact resistance.|
|Ride 9 Adjustment||Ride 9 offers you 9 positions to fine tune your geometry with a pair of allen keys to make it easy.|
|Nimble Geometry||The Thunderbolt is designed to be quick and nimble whether you climb steep hills or hitting every trail feature.|
|FRAME||SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate|
|SIZES||XS - S - M - L - XL|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float Performance Elite 140mm 37mm Offset|
|Shock||Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance Elite|
|Headset||FSA ORBIT NO.57E|
|Stem||ROCKY MOUNTAIN 35 AM|
|Handlebar||Race Face Turbine R 780mm|
|GRIPS||ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOCK ON XC|
|BRAKES||Shimano XT 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 180mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT|
|Rear Derailleur||SHIMANO XT|
|CRANKS & CHAINRINGS||Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM-BB71|
|Cassette||Shimano XT 10-51T|
|FRONT HUB||ROCKY MOUNTAIN SEALED BOOST 15MM|
|REAR HUB||DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0|
|RIMS||Race Face ARC 30|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4 / Maxxis Minion DHR II WT Maxx Terra 3C Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4|
|Seatpost||Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race 142|
|Weight||13 KG / 28.7 LBS|
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