Introducing the new Rocky Mountain Slayer
It’s time to go big.
The classic spirit of the west lives in all of us. Renegades. Champions of freedom and exploration. Living by our own set of rules. Introducing the new Slayer, an outlaw built to stand out from the herd and stand up to any trail.
The Slayer was right there at the start of the freeride movement, and that “heritage-of-send” lives on. Longer and slacker than ever, and now available in a mixed-wheel setup, expect villainous levels of confidence when ripping big mountain trails or devouring the park.
“This bike feels so solid and playful. The Slayer gives me the confidence to ride gnarly shoots and big jump lines. It moves through all types of terrain with ease. And slays it in the air!” — Lucy Van Eestern, Rocky Mountain Athlete
A bike built to charge seeks room to roam.
Rocky Mountain freeride athletes, Lucy Van Eesteren, Alex Volokhov and Hayden Zablotny put the new Slayer to the test in one of the spiritual homes of freeride: Virgin Utah. Inspired by the raw and unforgiving features of former rampage lines and the nomadic roots of cowboy culture, a spaghetti-western themed film was created to capture the essence of the Slayer and its riders.
WHAT MAKES THE SLAYER DIFFERENT
Designed to shred hard
The Slayer’s reinforced frame means it’s bike park tough and ready for big mountain charging, available in both SMOOTHWALL™ carbon and FORM™ Alloy.
Wheel size compatibility
All frame sizes are full 29″ and MX (29″ front / 27.5″ rear) wheel compatible.
Carbon models now come with our new PenaltyBox™ downtube storage, including a custom storage solution for both a tube and tools.
Fully enclosed internal routing
Allows for easy cable and hose installations, with thoughtful consideration for moto-style brake setups.
RIDE-4™ adjustment system
Allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a single Allen key.
Help prevent contamination from gnarly trail conditions or post-ride wash stations.
Water bottle compatibility
All frame sizes are water bottle compatible.
Quiet and confident
Redesigned chainstay yokes and protectors to silence the ride, so you can focus on the task at hand.
Built with the home mechanic in mind, the Slayer uses long lasting pivots, single tool hardware, and guided cable routing for easy, routine maintenance.
Next generation FORM™ alloy
Still metal fans: Rocky Mountain has an all-new hydroforming process that yields a crazy strong mountain bike.
Party in the back
The Slayer is available in mixed-wheel 29” front / 27.5” rear for SM and MD sizes, and 29” wheels front and back for LG and XL sizes. All sizes are full 29″ and MX compatible (by changing the link to optimize geometry).
Increased reach, steeper seat tube angle, lengthened chainstays. The Slayer was designed for speed and stability.
Rear axle flip chip to adjust chainstay length to further fine-tune the ride to your style.
Now with the PenaltyBox™ downtube storage, with magnetic cover, smooth opening, zero rattles. Includes two storage-sized pouches for tube and tools.
RIDE-4™ ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM
The RIDE-4 adjustment system allows riders to quickly finetune their geometry with a pair of Allen keys. Four configurations are possible thanks to one rotating chip. This allows for subtle geometry changes with minimal effect on your shock tune.
SMOOTHWALL™ Carbon FRAME MATERIAL
Smoothwall carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. Excess resin and fibers was eliminated by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. Then different types of carbon in specific frame areas were utilized to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.
FORM™ Alloy FRAME MATERIAL
Form tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM tube created is engineered for its specific purpose within the frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality.
Smoothlink suspension is efficient yet supple when you’re on the pedals and across a wide range of gears. It features a controlled end-stroke and a rate-curve that feels more capable than the travel would suggest. This four-bar suspension design philosophy is centred on ride characteristics; each bike platform we develop balances variables like anti-squat, axle path, chain growth, rate curve, anti-rise, etc. to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel.
Size Specific TUNE
Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the right balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness. Rocky Mountain’s design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing, and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.