Rocky Mountain 2015 Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition

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Rocky Mountain 2015 Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition

5 Reviews for 2015 Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition

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 I do not own one but demoed one for a few hours out of the 4 other bikes I rode like Santa Cruz Bronson cc, devinci Spartan rr, diamondback mission 2, and Norco sight carbon this bike felt so light in the turns and pretty much everywhere. I didn't mess with the chip but had it in the slackest setting and it felt great , when I did bottom out I never even knew until I was done with the trail. It's a very smooth bike.
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 Needs more factory protection, but this bike rips. This is my favorite of 3 mountain bikes to ride. This bike begs you to push it on the downhill and climbs like a hard-tail. Love the adjustable geometry and cinch chain-ring swaps. A bike for 90 percent of the time. Build spec combination is the best I have bought in years.
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 Nutshell: This bike just makes me want to go out and ride

Frame: Carbon glory stem-to-stern, but could use some built protection on chain stay and down tube near BB

Spec: Beyond reproach, though you may want to adjust size of chain ring based on your location. Otherwise, what can you complain about with X01/XT, Rock Shox, RaceFace, Stans/Maxxis?

Ride: Firm but compliant, seems to bely the amount of travel #120isplenty

Geo: The effect of Ride-9 seems to vary from rider to rider. I have it in what I was told was "Vanderham-mode" (Position #3) (e.g. slacker and heavier), and find that the bike still climbs like a goat!
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 I love this thing.. one month ownership. Ride 9 makes a diff and the bike is a playful bomber (its still a trail bike)
Basically this bike encourages me to push my riding.
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 Incredible bike, the Ride 9 is definitely a game changer. It climbs just as good as it descends
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Rocky Mountain 2015 Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition (MSRP $6399) — Carbon frame. 120mm Smoothlink suspension, Internal cable routing, with 130mm RockShox Pike fork and one-degree slacker geometry and a one-by drivetrain for aggressive trail riders.

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Release Date 2015
Price $6,399
Travel 120mm
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RT3
Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 27.5. 130mm
Headset Cane Creek Forty, tapered
Cassette Sram XG-1195 10-42T 11spd
Crankarms Race Face Turbine Cinch, 175mm 32T Direct Mount
Chainguide NA
Bottom Bracket Race Face Cinch 30mm BB92 Press Fit
Pedals NA
Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Type 2
Chain Sram PC-XX1 11spd
Front Derailleur NA
Shifter Pods Sram X01 Trigger 1x11spd
Handlebar Race Face Next SL, 35mm x 760mm
Stem Race Face Turbine 35mm clamp, 50-70mm
Grips Rocky Mountain lock on XC
Brakes Shimano XT Ice-Tec,180mm rotors
Wheelset Stan's ZTR Flow Tubeless Ready
Hubs Stan's 3.30 Disc
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Rim Stan's ZTR Flow
Tires Maxxis Ardent EXO 27.5" x 2.4"
Seat WTB Silverado SLT Titanium
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth
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