Rocky Mountain Reaper kid’s bike launched

Easily convertible from 24” wheels to 26” wheels and vice versa

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Rocky Mountain Reaper

The Rocky Mountain Reaper proves that kid’s bikes can shred hard, too.

When you think kid’s mountain bikes, high performance isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind. But the new Rocky Mountain Reaper aims to change that.

Rocky Mountain Reaper

“The Reaper can tear up singletrack, smash technical descents, and slay bike park laps all day long,” is how Rocky Mountain puts it. “And, because we know that kids grow (and have younger siblings), the Reaper is easily convertible from 24” wheels to 26” wheels and vice versa. We also have the new Reaper 27.5 option, to keep your kids shredding longer.”

Here are all the pertinent details of the new bikes, plus one rad video. We’ll start with the video.

What’s it like to experience Whistler through the eyes of a kid? In short, it’s awesome. You get to eat ice cream for lunch, there’s no such thing as a to-do list, and your mind is set to cruise control, focused in on having as much fun as possible. Whether you’re chasing your heroes down the trail, or unexpectedly leading them, the world looks pretty good from a grom’s eye view.

Rocky Mountain Reaper

Dane Jewett’s a 12-year old kid from Squamish and has been tearing it up on the Reaper for the past three years. Starting on 24” wheels, he moved up to 26” for this season and is looking to take his first ride on the all-new Reaper 27.5 later this year. Dane Jewett is the Grom Reaper, and he’s pretty fun to follow.

Now here are those details, starting with pricing:

  • Reaper 27.5: $2849
  • Reaper 26: $2349
  • Reaper 24: $1949
Rocky Mountain Reaper Tech Details

Rocky Mountain Reaper

  • The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys
  • Increased anti-squat for better pedaling efficiency
  • Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the appropriate rear shock tune.
  • Design team creates custom shock tunes base on field testing feedback, and adjust the tune of each shock for specific frame sizes
  • Bearings at all pivots, including at the lower shock mount (still compatible with aftermarket shocks)
  • Blind pivots maximize rider heel clearance at the chainstay
  • 1x optimized design with wider main pivot
  • Sizes: 27.5, 26, and 24
  • Weight: Reaper 27.5: 30.1 lbs; Reaper 26: 28 lbs; Reaper 24: 27.7 lbs
Rocky Mountain Reaper 27.5 Key Features

Rocky Mountain Reaper

  • Reaper 27.5 is also 26+ compatible
  • Max tire clearance on the Reaper 27.5 is 27.5 x 2.5 and 26 x 2.8 (3.0 with low Profile knobs)
  • Rockshox Sektor RL 130mm fork and Rockshox Deluxe RT rear suspension
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding 27.5×2.3 tires front and rear
  • Shimano SLX 1×11 drivetrain
  • Improved cable management including large head tube and down tube access ports, full-length shift housing, and internally routed shift housing and brake lines the front triangle housing
  • X-Fusion Manic 30.9mm dropper post
  • Integrated “Spirit Guide” chainguide with 2-bolt ISCG05, chainstay protectors, and downtube protectors.
  • Modern parts compatibility (boost spacing, metric shock lengths, post-mount 180mm brakes, etc.)
Rocky Mountain Reaper 26 Key Features

Rocky Mountain Reaper

  • Reaper 26 is also compatible with 24” wheels, and has 135mm rear axle spacing for simple conversions
  • RockShox Sektor RL 130mm fork and Rockshox Monarch R rear suspension
  • Maxxis Minion DHF Folding 26×2.35 tires front and rear
  • Shimano Deore 1×10 drivetrain
  • Chainstay protectors, post-mount 160mm brakes
Rocky Mountain Reaper 24 Key Features

Rocky Mountain Reaper

  • Reaper 24 is also compatible with 26” wheels, and has 135mm rear axle spacing for simple conversions
  • Suntour Epixon LO DS 120mm fork and Rockshox Monarch R rear suspension
  • Schwalbe Black Jack 24×2.1 tires front and rear
  • Shimano Deore 1×10 drivetrain
  • Chainstay protectors, post-mount 160mm brakes

To learn more, head over to www.bikes.com.


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  • Ryan H. says:

    Still too heavy ! Weighs nearly as much as my (adult) bike.
    We have an older Rocky Soul 26er hard tail ~ 25.5 lbs.
    Perfect bike nimble & super handling.
    All this for way less than the tax on these new machines.

  • Brad S says:

    would like to see how the 24-26 compares to the 2017-2018 model

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