Vertex

Vertex

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

Our flagship XC-Race hardtail, the Vertex has incredible climbing traction and rollover performance. Its geometry is aggressive and confident everywhere on the race course, even technical corners and descents.

RSL models feature a featherlight Smoothwall carbon frame with industry leading stiffness-to-weight, making it the choice for World Cup racers and weekend hammerheads alike.

Vertex 990 RSL 6
MSRP $4 699 USD
MSRP $3 199 USD
MSRP $2 599 USD
MSRP $1 999 USD
MSRP $1 599 USD

Specifications: Vertex 990 RSL

    • Frame Rocky Mountain 6061 SL Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. Press Fit BB. Zero Stack Tapered Headtube. Internal Cable Routing
    • Fork Manitou Marvel Comp 100mm (XS: 80mm)
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    • Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
    • Cranks & Chainrings FSA Comet Modular 38/28T
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 11-40T
    • Front Hub Shimano M3050 QR
    • Spokes Stainless
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon 29 x 2.2 Folding
    • Saddle WTB Volt
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain XC Flat 720mm
    • Brakes Shimano SLX 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano SLX
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Bottom Bracket FSA BB92 Press Fit
    • Chain KMC X11
    • Rear Hub Shimano M3050 QR
    • Rims WTB SX19
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2mm
    • Frame Rocky Mountain 6061 SL Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. Press Fit BB. Zero Stack Tapered Headtube. Internal Cable Routing
    • Fork Manitou Marvel Pro 100mm (XS: 80mm). Tooled Hexlock SL
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    • Front Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect SL Cinch 38/28T
    • Cassette Shimano XT 11-40T
    • Front Hub Shimano M618 15mm
    • Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.2
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race
    • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain XC Flat 720mm
    • Brakes Shimano SLX 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 Press Fit
    • Chain Shimano HG-600
    • Rear Hub Shimano M615 QR
    • Rims Sun Helix SL TR27 Tubeless Compatible
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2mm
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon C13. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    • Fork Manitou Marvel Pro 100mm. Tooled Hexlock SL
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    • Front Derailleur Shimano XT 34.9mm
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect SL Cinch 38/28T
    • Cassette Shimano XT 11-40T
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.2
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Headset FSA Orbit C-40
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain XC Flat 720mm
    • Brakes Shimano SLX 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Direct Mount
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 Press Fit
    • Chain Shimano HG-600
    • Rear Hub SUNringlé SRC 142mm
    • Rims Sun Helix SL TR25 Tubeless Compatible
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2mm
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon C13. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    • Fork Fox 32 Step Cast Performance 100mm
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec II
    • Front Derailleur Shimano XT 34.9mm
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect SL Cinch 38/28T
    • Cassette Shimano XT 11-40T
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.2
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Headset FSA Orbit C-40
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain XC Flat 720mm
    • Brakes Shimano XT 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Direct Mount
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 Press Fit
    • Chain Shimano HG-700
    • Rear Hub SUNringlé SRC 142mm
    • Rims Sun Helix SL TR25 Tubeless Compatible
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2mm
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon C13. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    • Fork Fox 32 Step Cast Remote Factory 100mm
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brake Levers Shimano XTR I-Spec II
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Direct Mount
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face Cinch BB92 Press Fit
    • Chain Shimano HG-900
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 142mm
    • Rims Stan\'s ZTR Crest MK3 Tubeless Ready
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Carbon 27.2mm
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Headset FSA Orbit C-40
    • Handlebar Race Face Next 740mm
    • Brakes Shimano XTR Hydraulic Disc 180/160mm
    • Shifters Shimano XTR
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Next Cinch 32T
    • Cassette Shimano XT 11-46T
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
    • Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.2
    • Saddle WTB Silverado SLT Titanium
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon C13. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL

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

Geometry: Vertex 990 RSL

Riding Style

xs s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 550 550mm 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 355 355mm 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 435 435mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 381 381mm 384 384mm 405 405mm 424 424mm 442 442mm
S Stack 587 587mm 607 607mm 612 612mm 626 626mm 640 640mm
SH Standover Height 719 719mm 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1068 1068mm 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1111 1111mm 1134 1134mm
xs s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 550 550mm 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 355 355mm 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 435 435mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 381 381mm 384 384mm 405 405mm 424 424mm 442 442mm
S Stack 587 587mm 607 607mm 612 612mm 626 626mm 640 640mm
SH Standover Height 719 719mm 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1068 1068mm 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1111 1111mm 1134 1134mm
xs s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 550 550mm 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 355 355mm 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 435 435mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 381 381mm 384 384mm 405 405mm 424 424mm 442 442mm
S Stack 587 587mm 607 607mm 612 612mm 626 626mm 640 640mm
SH Standover Height 719 719mm 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1068 1068mm 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1111 1111mm 1134 1134mm
xs s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 550 550mm 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 355 355mm 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 435 435mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 381 381mm 384 384mm 405 405mm 424 424mm 442 442mm
S Stack 587 587mm 607 607mm 612 612mm 626 626mm 640 640mm
SH Standover Height 719 719mm 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1068 1068mm 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1111 1111mm 1134 1134mm
xs s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 550 550mm 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 355 355mm 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 435 435mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 381 381mm 384 384mm 405 405mm 424 424mm 442 442mm
S Stack 587 587mm 607 607mm 612 612mm 626 626mm 640 640mm
SH Standover Height 719 719mm 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1068 1068mm 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1111 1111mm 1134 1134mm
xs s m l xl
TTH Top Tube Length - HORZ 550 550mm 570 570mm 592 592mm 615 615mm 638 638mm
HTA Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg 70.25 70.25deg
HTL Head Tube length 100 100mm 95 95mm 100 100mm 115 115mm 130 130mm
STA Seat Tube Angle - Effective 74 74deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg 73 73deg
STL Seat Tube length 355 355mm 394 394mm 432 432mm 470 470mm 508 508mm
CSL Chainstay Length 435 435mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm 433 433mm
BBD Bottom bracket drop 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm 56 56mm
R Reach 381 381mm 384 384mm 405 405mm 424 424mm 442 442mm
S Stack 587 587mm 607 607mm 612 612mm 626 626mm 640 640mm
SH Standover Height 719 719mm 738 738mm 752 752mm 776 776mm 808 808mm
WB Wheelbase 1068 1068mm 1065 1065mm 1087 1087mm 1111 1111mm 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.