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Rocky Mountain Shows Off Alex Volokhov's Rampage Slayer

Oct 19, 2022 at 20:49
by Rocky Mountain  
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Words: Rocky Mountain

Alex Volokhov is one to watch. He's no stranger to digging for the legends of Rampage. This year, he's stepping up as a rider. Drawing from his local riding community, Alex is shaping his dream line with a digging crew entirely from Nelson, BC.

Full of fire and fresh off a season of big backcountry lines, Alex will be riding a fully custom Rocky Mountain Slayer, with an impressive mix of top-tier components, painted by none other than Fresh Paints of Whistler.


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KEY DETAILS

Suspension: Custom Tuned SR Suntour RUX
Travel: 200mm front / 180mm rear
Wheelset: Industry Nine Grade 305 Alloy (27.5) Custom Etching on hubs
Frame: Rocky Mountain Slayer
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary Front, Big Betty Rear - Ultra Soft Compound
Drivetrain: Shimano Saint
Bar/Stem: FSA Gradient 40mm Rise, 35mm Diameter
Crankset: FSA Gradient 165mm
Brakes: Hope Tech V4. 200mm Front 180mm Rear
Grips: Sensus Dissisdaboss


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Alex's vision for the paint design was to have the scales of a snake wrapping up the frame, because:

a. Snakes are rad; and
b. To pay tribute to his friend the late, great Jordie Lunn.

Fresh Paints brought the tribute to life by featuring "the snake went into the snake hole" quote running across the front of the frame. Ride in peace, Jordie.

bigquotesI really dig snake skin, and thought it would match the desert well. Really pumped on how it turned out. By far the most special bike I've ever owned.Alex Volokhov



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Photos: Liam Morgan

To learn more about Alex Volokhov, check out his Athlete Profile.

More info on the Rocky Mountain Slayer can be found here.

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14 Comments
  • 17 0
 Interesting that more and more Rampage riders are opting for shorter travel bikes. I'd want 500mm of travel as a bare minimum.
  • 7 0
 Less and less companies are making dh bikes, and those that do are so focused on racing they don’t work well for free ride like this
  • 9 0
 @olafthemoose: That, and these lighter 180mm bikes are better for tricks. Easier to do flat spins, 360s, etc than on a heavier longer DH race rig.
  • 2 0
 @cassonwd: Yep its not the scale of the moves alone anymore that makes this a show, its the scale of moves these guys are about to try and do tricks from.
  • 8 1
 Well you can’t opt for a bike that the company that you’re riding for is not making..
  • 9 0
 Gorgeous bike, I voted for this one in the poll as well. Of course I am a Rocky fan so I would have voted for the Slayer regardless.
  • 10 0
 Work Of Art!!!! Can't wait to see it in action!!!
  • 6 0
 Amazing paint on that frame - those scales look great!
  • 1 0
 Should stick a bottle cage on for a laugh.
  • 1 0
 Such a cool bike! I dig that build kit too
  • 2 2
 "Snakes are rad"

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