When XC gets rowdy, the agile and playful Thunderbolt shines. Standing on 120mm of travel and equipped with 27.5” wheels, the Thunderbolt delivers a great mix of intuitive XC capabilities and pure playful trail fun.
Rocky Mountain's entire development team unanimously agreed on the need for a fun XC bike that stands on the shoulders of dedicated XC race bikes. By understanding attributes of a race bike, they tested and perfected the numbers to arrive at geometry that lends a more playful feeling to riding cross-country. RM was able to design a short 426mm rear end on the Thunderbolt, tucking the 27.5” wheel in close to the rider for lots of maneuverability and agility. At the same time, the top tube has been lengthened from traditional Rocky Mountain designs to accommodate for today's shorter stems and wider bars. Their engineers and test-riders like Thomas Vanderham experimented tirelessly to arrive at the bike's 68.5° headtube angle, balancing the unique handling properties of both XC and trail riding styles.
- FORM custom hydroformed alloy frame
- RockShox XC30 TK 27.5 Solo Air fork
- 120mm front travel with turnkey lockout / rebound
- RockShox Monarch RL custom valved rear shock
- Avid DB-1 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
- Alexrims TD26 wheels
- Continental X King 27.5" x 2.2" tires
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