Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Alloy 50 FS Bike
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Fast as lightning! The Thunderbolt is our vision of a perfect XC trail bike. With short, playful chainstays and a wide range of adjustments, it’s at home on technical climbs, powering through the rough stuff, and popping off every trail feature you lay eyes on.
SPECIFICATIONS: THUNDERBOLT ALLOY 50
Frame: FORM™ Alloy. BC2™ / ABC™ Pivots. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearing Main Pivot. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. RIDE-9™ Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate
Chainstay: FORM™ Alloy
Seatstay: FORM™ Alloy
Fork: Fox 34 Float Performance 130mm
Rear Shock: Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance
Front Brake: Sram Level T
Rear Brake: Sram Level T
Front Rotor: Sram Centerline 180mm
Rear Rotor: Sram Centerline 180mm
Speeds: 1 x 11
Rear Shifter: Sram GX
Rear Derailleur: Sram GX
Crankset: Race Face Aeffect Cinch 32T Steel
Bottom Bracket: Race Face BB92
Cassette: Sram PG-1130 11-42T
Chain: Sram PC-1110
Front Hub: Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm
Rear Hub: Sram MTH 746 142mm
Spokes: WTB 2.0-1.8
Front Rim: Sun Helix TR25 SL
Rear Rim: Sun Helix TR25 SL
Front Rim Tape: Tubeless Compatible - Tape / Valves / Sealant Not Incl
Rear Rim Tape: Tubeless Compatible - Tape / Valves / Sealant Not Incl
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding 27.5 x 2.3
Rear Tire: Maxxis Crossmark II 27.5 x 2.25
Headset: FSA Orbit NO.57E
Stem: Rocky Mountain AM
Handlebar: Rocky Mountain AM 760mm
Grips / Tape: Rocky Mountain Lock On Light
Seatpost: Race Face Aeffect Dropper 30.9mm
Saddle: WTB Volt Race
TECHNOLOGIES: THUNDERBOLT ALLOY 50
Size Specific tune - SUSPENSION
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.
BC2™ pivots - FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Lighter and stiffer than conventional bearing pivots, BC2™ pivots are the next generation of our ABC system. Unlike other bushings, our patented system controls the contact of the bushing surfaces, reducing stiction and binding. BC2™ pivots feature grease ports for effortless maintenance.
ABC™ pivots - FRAME CONSTRUCTION
ABC pivots are light and stiff. Unlike other bushings, our patented system controls the contact of the bushing surfaces, reducing stiction and binding. Their angled bushing surfaces increase their relative contact area, optimizing them for compact locations like chainstay pivots.
RIDE-9™ adjustment system - GEOMETRY
The RIDE-9™ adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips. Suspension and geometry setup are complex art forms with huge variations in rider style, preference, terrain, and ability. We do recommend the use of professional services, but we also believe that learning to dial in your own bike is the best way to fully understand its performance. Adjust your RIDE-9™ position for geometry before considering suspension e ects, or variables like air pressure and shock compression. Make gradual, incremental changes, take notes, and be methodical. Don’t adjust in a hurry before a big ride. Take your time and enjoy the process. RIDE-9™ Setup Guides XC Element Trail Instinct Pipeline Altitude
FORM™ alloy - FRAME CONSTRUCTION
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.
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Estimated delivery time for domestic shipments only:
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- 6 - 10 Day Ground Shipping
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Skiis & Biikes will gladly exchange or refund regular-priced, new merchandise within 14 days of the shipping date (online) or purchase date (in-store) at any of our store locations or through an online return. After this time, an exchange or credit will be issued for a period of up to 30 days from the shipping date (online) or purchase date (in-store). All returns are subject to a restocking fee of 10% of the purchase price.
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Products purchased at a 0-29% discount are eligible for the above stated Skiis & Biikes return policy.
Products purchased at a 30% discount or more are Final Sale.
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EXTENDED HOLIDAY RETURN POLICY
IMPORTANT SKI & SNOWBOARD INFORMATION
For your safety, your new ski or snowboard bindings will need to be installed in person, by a certified professional technician. For ski binding installation, you’ll need to provide boots as well.
We’ll happily install ski or snowboard bindings purchased from Skiis & Biikes free of charge. All you’ll need to do is provide proof of purchase in store. In the event of a return, system skis and bindings must be returned together. Used or mounted skis however, cannot be returned. Skis purchased through the Skiis & Biikes online store do not qualify for the Skiis & Biikes Performance Guarantee.
ONLINE BOOT FIT GUARANTEE
Because we haven't seen your feet, we can't guarantee the fit. Ski boots purchased through the Skiis & Biikes online store don’t qualify for our Boot Fit Guarantee. If your boots need adjusting, we’d be happy to help, but the service is not complimentary. If the boots are unworn (around the house is okay), and brought back to a Skiis & Biikes location within 30 days we can suggest another boot that will be covered under our Boot Fit Guarantee.
Because of our Boot Fit Guarantee, we do not price match Ski Boots.
Price matches can be made 7 days from date of purchase. Credits will be issued in the form of a Refund. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your transaction number, product details and details on where the product was seen at a lesser price. We will match the complete price in the form of Refund for any difference. Complete price means the price the item sells for elsewhere and any differences in other costs involved in getting the item to you including International Duties and Taxes. The currency will be converted to Canadian dollars. The item must be same make, model, year, size, colour and must be available to ship to you immediately.
Because of our Boot Fit Guarantee, we do not price match Ski Boots.
If the price of an item purchased at Skiis & Biikes drops after purchase at Skiis & Biikes, a refund for the difference in price may be issued up for 14 days after purchase (in-store) or ship date (online). This policy does not apply to Final Sale items.