Vertex

Vertex

Quick Specs
  • Designed For XC
  • F. Travel 100 MM
  • Wheel Size 29"

Our flagship XC-Race hardtail is the choice for World Cup racers and Strava warriors alike.

Vertex 990 RSL 6
MSRP $1899 USD
MSRP $4899 USD
MSRP $3899 USD
MSRP $2899 USD
MSRP $1999 USD
MSRP $1499 USD

Specifications: Vertex 990 RSL

    • Frame Rocky Mountain FORM™ Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. Press Fit BB. Zero Stack Tapered Headtube. Internal Cable Routing
    • Fork Manitou Marvel Comp TS Air. 100mm (XS: 80mm). Compression / Lockout / Rebound / Tapered Steerer
    • Stem Rocky Mountain L7 7° x 70-100mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain XC Kraton
    • Brake Levers Shimano BL-M446
    • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore 31.8mm 10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Shimano M552 170-175mm 42/32/24T 10spd
    • Cassette Shimano HG50 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Shimano RM66 / Centerlock / 32H
    • Spokes Stainless
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Folding 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle WTB Volt
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Headset Cane Creek Fifteen Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain Zero9 Flat Ø31.8mm x 700mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Shimano BR-M446 Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano Deore Rapid Fire 10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SMBB71 Press Fit
    • Chain Shimano HG54 10spd
    • Rear Hub Shimano RM66 / Centerlock / 32H
    • Rims Wheeltech TD26 by Alex Rims
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2 x 400mm
    • Frame Rocky Mountain FORM™ Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. Press Fit BB. Zero Stack Tapered Headtube. Internal Cable Routing
    • Fork Manitou Marvel Pro. 100mm (XS: 80mm). TPC Absolute+ Damper / Compression / Lockout / Rebound / 15mm HexLock Axle / Tapered Steerer
    • Stem Rocky Mountain L7 7° x 70-100mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain XC Kraton
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec Shifter Mount
    • Front Derailleur Shimano XT 31.8mm 2x10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Evolve 170-175mm 38/24T 2x10spd
    • Cassette Shimano HG81 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Shimano MT15 / Centerlock / 28H / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes Shimano Stainless
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Headset Cane Creek Fifteen Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Race Face Ride Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 710mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano XT Rapid Fire I- Spec 2x10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Press Fit Team XC
    • Chain Shimano HG54 10spd
    • Rear Hub Shimano MT15 / Centerlock / 28H / 10 x 135mm QR
    • Rims Shimano MT15
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2 x 400mm
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    • Fork Manitou Marvel Pro. 100mm. TPC Absolute+ Damper / Compression / Lockout / Rebound / 15mm HexLock Axle / Tapered Steerer
    • Stem Rocky Mountain L7 7° x 70-100mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain XC Kraton
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec Shifter Mount
    • Front Derailleur Shimano XT 34.9mm 2x10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Evolve 170-175mm 38/24T 2x10spd
    • Cassette Shimano HG81 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Shimano 618 / Centerlock / 32H / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Headset Cane Creek Fifteen Series: IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain Zero9 Flat Ø31.8mm x 700mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano XT Rapid Fire I- Spec 2x10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Direct Mount 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Press Fit Team XC
    • Chain Shimano HG54 10spd
    • Rear Hub Shimano 618 / Centerlock / 32H / 12 x 142mm Axle
    • Rims Wheeltech Inferno 23 by SUNringlé
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2 x 400mm
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    • Fork RockShox SID RL 29. 100mm. Motion Control DNA Lockout / Rebound / 15mm Maxle Lite / Tapered Steerer
    • Stem Race Face Turbine 6° x 70-100mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec Shifter Mount
    • Front Derailleur Shimano XT 34.9mm 2x10spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Turbine 170-175mm 38/24T 2x10spd
    • Cassette Shimano HG81 11-36T 10spd
    • Front Hub Shimano XT / Centerlock / 32H / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes DT Swiss Champion
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Headset Cane Creek Fifteen Series: IS42mm Top / IS52mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Race Face Turbine Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 720mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano XT Rapid Fire I-Spec 2x10spd
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Direct Mount 10spd
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Press Fit Team XC
    • Chain Shimano HG95 10spd
    • Rear Hub Shimano XT / Centerlock / 32H / 12 x 142mm Axle
    • Rims Wheeltech Helix TR25 Tubeless Compatible by SUNringlé
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2 x 400mm
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    • Fork RockShox SID RL Remote 29. 100mm. Motion Control DNA / Rebound / Remote Lockout / 15mm Maxle Lite / Tapered Steerer
    • Stem Race Face Turbine CNC 35mm 6° x 70-90mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Type 2 All Mountain 11spd
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Cinch 30mm BB92 Press Fit
    • Chain Sram PC-XX1 11spd
    • Rear Hub Stan\'s 3.30 Disc / 6 Pawl Freehub / 142 x 12mm Axle
    • Rims Stan\'s ZTR Crest Tubeless Ready
    • Seatpost Race Face Next SL 27.2mm x 400mm
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Headset Cane Creek Forty Series: IS42mm Top / IS52mm Bottom Tapered
    • Handlebar Race Face Next Carbon 1/2 Rise Ø35mm x 740mm x 9° Sweep
    • Brakes Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm
    • Shifters Sram X01 Trigger 1x11spd
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Next SL 170-175mm DM32 1x11spd
    • Cassette Sram XG-1195 10-42T 11spd
    • Front Hub Stan\'s 3.30 Disc / 15mm Axle
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition / Alloy Nipples
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29\" x 2.2\"
    • Saddle WTB Silverado SLT Titanium
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    • Front Travel 110mm maximum front travel (fork not included)
    • Front Derailleur 34.9mm Band Clamp Bottom Pull (not included)
    • Seatpost 27.2mm (not included)
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Headset IS42mm Top / 52mm Bottom (not included)
    • Bottom Bracket Press Fit BB92 (not included)

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update specifications & prices without notification.

Geometry: Vertex 990 RSL

Riding Style

s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 384.4 384.4mm 405 405mm 423.7 423.7mm 442.4 442.4mm
S Stack 606.9 606.9mm 611.7 611.7mm 625.8 625.8mm 639.9 639.9mm
SH Standover Height 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1110 1110mm 1134 1134mm
s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 384.4 384.4mm 405 405mm 423.7 423.7mm 442.4 442.4mm
S Stack 606.9 606.9mm 611.7 611.7mm 625.8 625.8mm 639.9 639.9mm
SH Standover Height 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1110 1110mm 1134 1134mm
s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 384.4 384.4mm 405 405mm 423.7 423.7mm 442.4 442.4mm
S Stack 606.9 606.9mm 611.7 611.7mm 625.8 625.8mm 639.9 639.9mm
SH Standover Height 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1110 1110mm 1134 1134mm
s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 384.4 384.4mm 405 405mm 423.7 423.7mm 442.4 442.4mm
S Stack 606.9 606.9mm 611.7 611.7mm 625.8 625.8mm 639.9 639.9mm
SH Standover Height 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1110 1110mm 1134 1134mm
s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 384.4 384.4mm 405 405mm 423.7 423.7mm 442.4 442.4mm
S Stack 606.9 606.9mm 611.7 611.7mm 625.8 625.8mm 639.9 639.9mm
SH Standover Height 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1110 1110mm 1134 1134mm
s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 384.4 384.4mm 405 405mm 423.7 423.7mm 442.4 442.4mm
S Stack 606.9 606.9mm 611.7 611.7mm 625.8 625.8mm 639.9 639.9mm
SH Standover Height 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1110 1110mm 1134 1134mm
Model Geometry Chart
  • TTH: Top Tube Length - HORZ (mm)
  • TTL: Top Tube length - Actual (mm)
  • HTA: Head Tube Angle (deg)
  • HTL: Head Tube length (mm)
  • STA: Seat Tube Angle - Effective (deg)
  • STL: Seat Tube length (mm)
  • CSL: Chainstay Length (mm)
  • BBD: Bottom bracket drop (mm)
  • BBH: Bottom bracket height ()
  • R: Reach (mm)
  • S: Stack (mm)
  • SH: Standover Height (mm)
  • WB: Wheelbase (mm)
  • FC: Front-Centre (mm)
  • FO: Fork Offset (mm)

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update geometry without notification.

Technologies: Vertex 990 RSL

    • FORM™ Alloy

      Frame Construction

      Each FORM™ tube that we create is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality. FORM™ tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements.

    • RTC™ Design

      Geometry

      Every riding style demands a different set of design principles. Whether we’re creating an XC-race weapon or an all mountain adventure machine, Ride Tuned Concept (RTC™) ensures that key variables like wheel size, suspension travel, and geometry work together to optimize ride quality.

    • SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon

      Frame Construction

      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.

We make every effort to ensure accuracy, but reserve the right to update technologies without notification.