Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt Alloy 50

Quick Specs
  • Designed For Trail
  • F. Travel 140 MM
  • R. Travel 140 MM
  • Wheel Size 27.5" (26+ ready)
  • MSRP $3,399 USD

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.

 

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Specifications: Thunderbolt Alloy 50

    • 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 Factory 140mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Factory
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC
    • Handlebar Race Face Next R 780mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Shimano XTR 2 Piston / Shimano RT86 180mm / Shimano RT86 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano XTR
    • Shifters Shimano XTR
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Next R Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 30mm
    • Cassette Shimano XTR 12s 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano XTR 12s
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 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 12.43 KG / 27.4 LBS
    • 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
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance Elite
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • 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
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BB71
    • Cassette Shimano XT 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG8100
    • 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
    • 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 140mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano SLX 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    • Shifters Shimano SLX
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T Steel
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG7100
    • 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 WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4 / Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4
    • Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 13.28 KG / 29.3 LBS
    • 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
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Factory
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Brakes 0 / 0 / 0
    • Tires 0 / 0
    • Saddle 2.55 KG / 5.62 LBS
    • Weight 2.55 KG / 5.62 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. 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 140mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano MT500 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT500
    • Shifters Shimano SLX
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Aeffect Cinch 34T Steel
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano HG7100
    • 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 WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4 / Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4
    • Seatpost Race Face Aeffect R Dropper 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 14.2 KG / 31.3 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. 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 RockShox Sektor RL 140mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano MT400 2 Piston / Shimano RT54 180mm / Shimano RT54 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT400
    • Shifters Sram SX Eagle
    • Rear Derailleur Sram SX Eagle
    • Cranks & Chainrings Sram SX Eagle 34T
    • Bottom Bracket Sram BB92 DUB
    • Cassette Sram PG-1210 11-50T
    • Chain Sram SX Eagle
    • Front Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes 2.0 Stainless
    • Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4 / Maxxis Minion DHR II WT EXO Tubeless Ready 27.5 x 2.4
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
    • Weight 14.2 KG / 31.3 LBS
    • Frame FORM Alloy. 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 RockShox Recon RL 140mm 37mm Offset
    • Front Travel 140mm
    • Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT
    • Rear Travel 140mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain AM 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano MT200 2 Piston / Shimano RT30 180mm / Shimano RT30 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano MT200
    • Shifters Shimano Deore
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    • Cranks & Chainrings Rocky Mountain Microdrive 2 PC 32T
    • Bottom Bracket SunRace CSMS2 11-46T
    • Cassette SunRace CSMS2 11-46T
    • Chain KMC X10-1
    • Front Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 15mm
    • Rear Hub Shimano MT400 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes 2.0 Stainless
    • Rims WTB ST i25 TCS Tubeless
    • Tires WTB Trail Boss Comp 27.5 x 2.25 / WTB Trail Boss Comp 27.5 x 2.25
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop 30.9mm
    • Saddle WTB Volt 142
    • Weight 14.46 KG / 31.9 LBS

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

Technologies: Thunderbolt Alloy 50

    • Size Specific tune

      Suspension

      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.

    • FORM™ alloy

      Frame Construction

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

    • 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

      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 specifications & prices without notification.