Rocky Mountain Releases the 2013 Slayer SS
After over two years of development and testing, Rocky Mountain announced that they are making the Slayer SS frame and complete bike available for purchase in 2013.
The Slayer SS has more R&D ride testing time than any other bike in our history. If we had a nickel for every time we’ve been asked when we’d finally release it to the public, we’d have a lot of nickels. We hope you’ll agree that the 2013 Rocky Mountain Slayer SS was worth the wait.
Factory riders Geoff Gulevich, Jordie Lunn, Jarrett Moore, and Wink Grant have worked closely with our R&D department—obsessing over the geometry, shaving unnecessary weight, and testing a variety of designs—to deliver what we believe is the best slopestyle package on the market. An example of one feature they demanded was water bottle braze-ons on the down tube to mount their shifters out of the way & protected during contest runs.
The short, 406mm (16-inch) chainstays keep things playful, while the roomy 610mm (24-inch) effective top-tube length lets you throw the bars even if you run ‘em uncut. Dual slalom? Absolutely. Want to set up with a dropper post for some trail shredding? We don’t see why not. And, with 100mm of stiff, custom-tuned rear travel the Slayer SS is as comfortable cruising through your local dirt-jump set as it is cork-flipping the cabin stepdown at Crankworx.
The Slayer SS uses our patented SmoothLink™ suspension system. In contrast to many single pivot SS frames on the market, the Slayer SS has is pedal neutral and has a progressive suspension curve.
MSRP for the complete bike is $2699 and the frame price is TBD.
2013 Slayer SS Features and Geometry
FORM™ 7005 Series Hydroformed Frame - Proven Slayer Tubeset
Smoothlink™ Suspension - no bobbing around or falling-rate suspension like other designs
Manitou Circus Expert Fork – Proven slopestyle fork that is easy to lower to 100mm, easy to tune super stiff & progressive, and tough-yet-light
RockShox Monarch R - with custom slopestyle tune: most progressive, firmest compression
RaceFace Bar & Stem
Sun Inferno 27 Rims
Tapered Head Tube
ISCG 03 Tabs
30.9mm Seat Tube - seat-collar included in frameset
142 x 12 Thru-Axle - axle included in frameset
69-degree Headtube Angle
406mm (16-inch) Chainstay Length
610mm (24-inch) Effective Top-tube Length
25mm BB Drop
Gully has been riding versions of the frame and getting it fully dialed for production since 2010. Check out the bike check we did with him back at Crankworx CO two years ago...still hilarious and full of shredding.
Gully shredding the Slayer SS now in 2012. Check out www.bikes.com for more info on Rocky Mountain Bikes.