|Frame||FORM™ 7005 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. ABC™ Pivots. Tapered Head Tube. Press Fit BB. 29|
|Fork||RockShox SID RL 29|
|Front Travel||100mm. Motion Control Lockout / Rebound / 15mm Maxle Lite / Tapered Steerer|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RL Custom Valved|
|Rear Travel||SmoothLink™ Design 95mm. Rebound / Lockout|
|Head Set||Cane Creek Forty Series: ZS44mm Top / ZS56mm Bottom Tapered|
|Stem||Race Face 6° x 70-100mm|
|Handlebar||Race Face Turbine Flat Wide Ø31.8mm x 700mm x 9° Sweep|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 50 XR Hydraulic Disc 180mm|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 50 XR MatchMaker|
|Shifters||Sram X7 MatchMaker Triggers 3x10spd|
|Gearing (FR)||Shimano SLX E Mount 3x10spd|
|Gearing (RR)||Sram X9 10spd|
|Cranks & Chainrings||Race Face Evolve 170-175mm 42/32/24T 3x10spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face Press Fit Team XC|
|Hubs (FR)||Wheeltech SL Hi Tension Straight Pull / Precision Sealed Japanese Bearings / 24H / 15mm Axle|
|Hubs (RR)||Wheeltech SL Hi Tension Straight Pull / Precision Sealed Japanese Bearings / 28H / 12 x 142mm Axle|
|Cassette||Sram PG-1030 12-36T 10spd|
|Chain||Sram PC-1031 10spd|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion Straight Pull|
|Rims||Wheeltech Inferno 23 by SUNringlé|
|Tires (RR/FR)||Continental Folding F: X King 29|
|Seat Post||Rocky Mountain XC 30.9mm x 400mm|
|Saddle||Rocky Mountain XC Light|
|Seat Tube length||394||432||470||508||546|
|Horiz. Toptube Length||558||582||605||630||655|
|Seat Tube (center-center)|
All new Rocky Mountain RTC 29 Geometry.
When we began the 2012 Vertex RSL project, we knew we could improve on the status quo of 29er race geometry. We tested countless geometry configurations with our team racers and we quickly zeroed in on what we believe is the perfect race geometry for a variety of terrain.
Our patent pending Angular Bushing Concept™ (ABC) pivots represent a paradigm shift in high performance suspension linkage in the most literal sense. ABC ™ pivots consist of an angular contact polymer bushing which rotates on a tapered alloy pivot. By carefully controlling the tolerance of these pieces, we are able to specify a torque value on the pivot and can eliminate binding, which has been, until now, impossible. The more you tighten a typical bushing system, the more the pivot will bind. Not so with ABC™ Pivots.
And get this; they’re lighter, more durable, and laterally stiffer than a cartridge bearing. On element we saved 120 grams by switching to ABC™ pivots while increasing rear end pivot stiffness by 105 percent. Yes, you read that correctly; ABC™ pivots are 105% stiffer than a sealed cartridge bearing.
Plus, they need almost no maintenance– just clean the contact surfaces from time to time.
Our patent pending Angular Bushing Concept™ pivots are 20 grams lighter (per pivot) and 105% stiffer than sealed cartridge bearings. They’re more durable too.