PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Mountain Bicycles
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 race course—even technical corners and descents.
Available in a next-generation Smoothwall HBO carbon layup for even lighter weight, we've given the Vertex comprehensive, evolutionary updates across the platform—features like tooled axles, Di2, and dropper post compatibility.
The Vertex retains all the ride DNA that makes Rocky Mountain Bicycles famous. We’ve focused on XC performance for flat out speed but have not made compromises on ride quality, keeping our bikes fun when out on the trail. We’ve lengthened the reach, slackened the head angle, and shortened the wheelbase, maintaining rear end compliance and a comfortable ride.Technical Details
• 29” and 27.5+ compatible
• Max tire clearance is 29 x 2.3 and 27.5 x 2.8
• Lighter, tooled rear axle with an updated axle nut for more intuitive assembly
• Improved cable management including large head tube and down tube access ports, full-length shift housing, and internally routed shift housing and brake lines the front triangle
• Features both Di2 and dropper post compatibility, simultaneously
• 27.2 mm seatpost allows for extra ride comfort while seated
• Rubberized chainstay protector for increased frame protection
• Front derailleur compatible
• Boost 148mm dropouts
• Lightweight Smoothwall HBO layup available in Vertex Carbon 90 and Vertex Carbon Frameset
• Available in Flaming Lips/Back in Black/Whitesnake
• Sizes: S-XLPricingVertex Carbon 90
: $5,169 USD / $6,499 CADVertex Carbon 90 frameset
: $1,599 USD / $1,999 CADVertex Carbon 70
: $3,399 USD / $4,349 CADVertex Carbon 50
: $2,899 USD / $3,649 CAD
The Vertex Carbon 90 with superlight Smoothwall HBO carbon layup weighs 9.70kg (21.4lbs) in size medium.
The Vertex Carbon Frameset weighs 1.22kg (2.68lbs) in size medium.
The Vertex Carbon 70 weighs 10.00kg (22.0lbs) in size medium, and is available in "Back in Black/Billy Ocean/Acid Rain" or "Smoke on the Water/Back in Black/Flaming Lips".
The Vertex Carbon 50 weighs 11.10kg (24.5lbs) in size medium, and is available in "Back in Black/Billy Ocean/Acid Rain" or "Flaming Lips/Back in Black/Whitesnake"
The Vertex is available now. Regional availability may vary. More information at bikes.com