The ultimate big mountain platform, the Slayer is meant for riding fast and sending it deep. Designed to be able to pedal to the top of any mega descent, this bike allows you to shred corners, send gaps, and ride harder than you ever imagined.
Whether you're smashing through the roughest trails imaginable or scrubbing lips in the park, the Slayer is built for those who charge. We've made it longer and slacker, with better small-bump sensitivity and a more progressive end-stroke. For those who like to fine-tune their ride before they shred, we kept the RIDE-4 adjustment system to allow for further geometry and ride feel customization. Rocky Mountain led the original freeride movement, and the Slayer continues the legacy.
- DH park worthy strong and stiff frame
- Pedaling performance of a trail bike
- Smoothwall Carbon front triangle
- Fully guided internal housing
- Fully shielded bearings
- All size riders can get the most out of their chassis
- 10mm more travel in the fork (29 only) for mobbing down the trail
- All new Fox 38 fork for increased control
- Ergon grips to reduce rider fatigue
- All new Race Face post allows more drop for the rider
Sizes Small – Medium: 27.5-inch
Sizes Medium – X-Large: 29-inch
RIDE-4 adjustment system
The RIDE-4 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune 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.
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. Our design team does custom shock tunes based on real world field testing and adjusts each tune for specific frame sizes.
FORM tubesets utilize premium materials to meet our strict requirements. Each FORM tube that we create 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 centered 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.
Smoothwall carbon uses one of the world's most sophisticated carbon processes to deliver industry-leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. We eliminate excess resin and fibers by using rigid internal molds instead of traditional air bladders. We then utilize different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.
|Frame||SMOOTHWALL Carbon. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB92. Internal Cable Routing. 2-Bolt ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-4 Adjustable Geometry. 29: 170mm Travel / 27.5: 180mm Travel. FORM Alloy Rear Triangle|
|Fork||Fox 38 Float EVOL GRIP2 Factory Series | 27.5 = 180mm, 37mm Offset | 29 = 180mm, 44mm Offset|
|Headset||FSA Orbit NO.57E | 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race|
|Rear Shock||Fox DHX2 Factory | Steel Spring | Sealed Bearing Eyelet | 25x8mm F Hardware | All Sizes = 230x65mm | Size-Specific tune in FAQ|
|Rims/Wheels||Race Face ARC 30 | Tubeless Ready - Tape | Valves Incl | 32H|
Front: Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear: DT Swiss 350 Boost 148mm | RMB Axle | 163mm x 12mm x 1.5mm
|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion 2.0|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip DD Tubeless Ready
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxGrip DD Tubeless Ready
|Crankset||Race Face Next R Cinch | 27.5 = 34T | 29 = 32T | 30mm Spindle | 170mm Crank Length|
|Chainrings||27.5 = 34T | 29 = 32T|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face BB92 30mm|
|Chain||Shimano XTR 12s|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR 12s 10-51T|
|Handlebars||Race Face SixC | 820mm Width | 27.5 = 35mm Rise | 29 = 20mm Rise | 8° Backsweep | 4° Upsweep | 35mm Clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Ergon GD1 EVO Lock On|
|Stem||Rocky Mountain 35 CNC | 0° Rise | All Sizes = 40m|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR Trail 4 Piston | Finned Metal Pads | RT86 203mm F Rotor | RT86 203mm R Rotor|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race | Cromoly Rails | 142mm Width|
|Seat Post||Race Face Turbine R (by Fox) Dropper 30.9mm | SM = 125mm | MD = 150mm | LG - XL = 175mm|
* Subject to change without notice.