With the Thunderbolt Carbon 70, Rocky Mountain reveals an all-new carbon frame that pushes the rear travel to 130mm, increases stiffness, lowers the rate curve slightly, and gives the frame a host of next-generation features—but keeps its playful geometry and wide-range of RIDE-9 adjustments. The Thunderbolt is at home on technical climbs, powering through rough stuff, and popping off every trail feature you lay eyes on. Fox keeps your tires gripping the course with a DPS EVOL shock and 34 Performance Elite fork, lightweight hardware that can damp with the heavyweights.
Speed becomes a natural extension of your body as you crank up the SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, with a broad gear range that offers impressive climbing prowess and a fast top-end with minimal componentry. Maxxis DHR II tires keep you glued to the trail with race-winning traction and are wrapped around Race Face ARC rims for the winning advantage in lightweight strength. Your white-knuckle descents are no sweat for Shimano XT brakes, giving you peace of mind that braking is under control so you can focus on carrying speed all the way to the finish line. The Fox Transfer dropper post gives you an edge on both ascents and descents, ensuring your body is always in the right position for the job.
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. Position 1 geometry configuration shown below.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. SMOOTHWALL Carbon Rear Triangle|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float Performance Elite 130mm|
|Headset||FSA Orbit NO.57E|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance Elite|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face ARC 25|
|Hubs||Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm / DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding 27.5 x 2.3
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding 27.5 x 2.3
|Crankset||SRAM Stylo 7k Eagle|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM BB92 DUB|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1275 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Turbine 760mm|
|Tape/Grips||Rocky Mountain Lock On XC|
|Stem||Rocky Mountain 35 AM|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seat Post||Fox Transfer Performance Elite 30.9mm|
* Subject to change without notice.