Vertex

Vertex Carbon Frameset

Quick Specs
  • Designed For XC
  • F. Travel 100 MM
  • Wheel Size 29"
  • MSRP $1,999 USD

The Vertex embodies speed and confidence, sitting at the top of the food chain as our flagship XC-race hardtail.

Its lightweight frame provides incredible stiffness and rolling speed, while its modern, aggressive geometry inspires confidence everywhere on the racecourse—even technical corners and descents. Available in a next-generation Smoothwall HBO carbon layup for even lighter weight.

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MSRP $5,499 USD
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MSRP $1,999 USD
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Specifications: Vertex Carbon Frameset

    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon Super Hi Mod. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 27.2mm Dropper Post Compatible
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Sid Ultimate RLC Remote 100mm
    • Front Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain 35 CNC
    • Handlebar Race Face Next 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
    • Brakes Sram Level TLM / Sram Centerline 180mm / Sram Centerline 180mm
    • Brake Levers Sram Level TLM
    • Shifters Sram X01 Eagle
    • Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Eagle
    • Cranks & Chainrings Sram X1 Carbon Eagle 32T
    • Bottom Bracket Sram BB92 DUB
    • Cassette Sram XG-1295 10-50T
    • Chain Sram X01 Eagle
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm Torque Cap
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6/1.8
    • Rims Race Face ARC 25
    • Tires Schwalbe Racing Ray 29 x 2.25 Evo Snakeskin / Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29 x 2.25 Evo Snakeskin
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain Carbon SL 27.2mm
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race 142
    • Weight 9.89 KG / 21.8 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 27.2mm Dropper Post Compatible
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork Fox 32 Step Cast Performance 100mm
    • Front Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain Flat Top 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • 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 32T
    • 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 1.8/1.6/1.8
    • Rims WTB ST Light i25 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Schwalbe Racing Ray 29 x 2.25 Evo Snakeskin / Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29 x 2.25 Evo Snakeskin
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2mm
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race 142
    • Weight 10.2 KG / 22.5 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 27.2mm Dropper Post Compatible
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Fork RockShox Reba RL 100mm
    • Front Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E
    • Stem Rocky Mountain AM
    • Handlebar Rocky Mountain Flat Top 760mm
    • Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
    • Brakes Shimano SLX 2 Piston / Shimano RT66 180mm / Shimano RT66 180mm
    • Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    • Shifters Shimano XT
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
    • Cranks & Chainrings Race Face Ride Cinch 32T Steel
    • Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BBMT500
    • Cassette Shimano SLX 10-51T
    • Chain KMC X12
    • Front Hub Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm Torque Cap
    • Rear Hub DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm
    • Spokes DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8/2.0
    • Rims WTB ST Light i25 TCS 2.0 Tubeless
    • Tires Schwalbe Racing Ray 29 x 2.25 Performance Folding / Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29 x 2.25 Performance Folding
    • Seatpost Rocky Mountain SL 27.2mm
    • Saddle WTB Silverado Race 142
    • Weight 10.6 KG / 23.4 LBS
    • Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon Super Hi Mod. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. 27.2mm Dropper Post Compatible
    • Sizes S - M - L - XL
    • Front Travel 100mm
    • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57E Extend-o-matic
    • Brakes 0 / 0 / 0
    • Tires 0 / 0
    • Weight 1.1 KG / 2.43 LBS

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

Technologies: Vertex Carbon Frameset

    • 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.

FAQs: Vertex Carbon Frameset

    • I’m looking at purchasing a Vertex. What size do I need?

      Here’s a link to our Sizing Chart, which can be used to get a general idea of how a Vertex will fit. The best way to be correctly sized for a bike is to visit your local Rocky Mountain dealer, but our online chart is a great place to start.

    • What type of front derailleur is compatible with the Vertex?

      The Vertex is compatible with a 34.9mm Side Swing High Clamp derailleur.

    • What is the maximum chainring size that I can put on the Vertex?

      The maximum chainring size that’s compatible is a 36t Race Face or 36t SRAM or Shimano. The maximum oval chainring size that’s compatible is a 34t Race Face or 34T SRAM or Shimano.

    • What brake mounts are on the Vertex, and what is the maximum brake size?

      The Vertex has 180mm post-mount brake mounts.

    • What type of headset is compatible with the Vertex?

      The Vertex uses a Zero Stack/Integrated ZS44|ZS56.

    • What is the size of the rear axle on the Vertex?

      The Vertex uses a 12mm x 173mm with a 1.5 thread pitch, replacement rear axles can be purchased from our online store or your local Rocky Mountain dealer using the part number: 3227009

    • What is the bottom bracket size on the Vertex?

      The Vertex needs a Press Fit BB92 bottom bracket, meaning that it's 92mm wide with a 41mm diameter shell. PF30 BB's are not compatible.

    • What cranksets are compatible with the Vertex and what is the chain line?

      The spindle length needed for the Vertex are Race Face RF134, SRAM Boost, and Shimano Boost. The Vertex has a 51mm (Raceface), 52mm (SRAM Boost), 53.4mm (Shimano Boost) chain line. For cranksets from other manufacturers, we recommend reaching out to the manufacturer of the crankset directly for compatibility information.

    • What is the widest tire that will fit on the Vertex?

      The Vertex is designed to fit up to a 29" x 2.25" tires. Keep in mind, there can be differences in tire widths between different tire manufacturers even if they are listed as the same size on the sidewall. We recommend checking the clearance before riding to ensure that you will not damage your frame. We recommend 6 mm of clearance between the tires and any frame members.

    • What is the fork offset on the Vertex?

      The fork offset on Vertex is 51mm.

    • How much fork travel is the Vertex designed to use? What is the recommended max fork length?

      The Vertex is designed to have 100mm of front suspension. The maximum recommended fork travel length is 100mm.