The Rocky Mountain Reaper is a pint-sized version of the Canadian company’s Thunderbolt that was developed specifically for kids. Despite its miniature stance, it shares several of the same advanced features as the grown up bikes, including Rocky Mountain‘s Ride 9 system.
This mechanism consists of two interlocking chips that can be adjusted to tune the bikes handling. All it takes is a few minutes and two Allen keys to adjust the suspension for lighter or heavier riders.
The little ripper is available with either 24” or 26” wheels and is convertible between the two, so the bike can grow with your youngster. In either trim, the bike ships with a 120mm fork and has 130mm of rear travel.
The 24” model ships with a Shimano Deore 1×10 drivetrain and retails for $1800.
MRSP for the 26” model is $2300, which nets you a SRAM NX 1x drivetrain, upgraded fork, and some other minor spec improvements.
Moving on from kids sized toys to adult-sized fun, Rocky has rolled out the new Growler, a 27.5+ hardtail named after one of our favorite drinking receptacles. It is designed around a 120mm fork and targeted towards trail riding.
It is also worth noting the frame comes in six different sizes, starting with an XXS and going up to an XL. To ensure handling is the same across all sizes, the XXS and XS frames use 26+ wheels/tires.
The frame is built from 6061 aluminum and is available in three different build trims. Models start at $900 and top out at $1700. All frames come equipped with a 1x drivetrain and have the option to mount a stealth routed dropper.
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