Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL - 2017

Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL
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All hard efforts and the seemingly endless training schedule eventually come together as planned, and your reward is a bike that's built to perform just as intensely as you. The Vertex 970 RSL's stiff carbon chassis delivers winning results on every ride, whether you're hammering on your local trails or charging World Cup circuits. Fox handles front-end shock absorption with the airy and precise 32 SC Performance 100mm fork, which guides a set of Sun Helix SL wheels wrapped in Maxxis Ikon 29 x 2.2-inch tires for predictable handling in a fast-rolling package. The Shimano XT/XTR drivetrain delivers accurate, quick shifts, while XT hydraulic disc brakes make easy work of bringing blazing speed to a halt for controlled cornering and descending capability. Aluminum cockpit bits from Rocky Mountain give you the strength you need, creating a featherweight hardtail that wants nothing more than to be ridden at the limit.


Frame SMOOTHWALL Carbon C13. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing.
Fork Fox 32 Step Cast Performance 100mm
Headset FSA Orbit C-40
Axles 15x110mm Thru (Front)
12x142mm Thru (Rear)
Rims/Wheels Sun Helix SL TR25 Tubeless Compatible
Hubs Rocky Mountain Sealed (Front)
SUNringle SRC (Rear)
Spokes WTB 1.8-1.6
Tires Maxxis Ikon Maxx Speed Tubeless Ready 29 x 2.2
Crankset Race Face Aeffect SL Cinch
Chainrings 38/28T
Bottom Bracket Race Face BB92 Press Fit
Chain Shimano HG-700
Front Derailleur Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Direct Mount
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano XT 11-40T
Shifters Shimano XT
Handlebars Rocky Mountain XC Flat 720mm
Tape/Grips Rocky Mountain Lock On XC
Stem Rocky Mountain AM
Brake Levers Shimano XT I-Spec II
Brakes Shimano XT 180/160mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Seat Post Rocky Mountain SL 27.2mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Smoke / Large 770416198072 CRR718181
Smoke / Medium 770416198065 CRR718171
Smoke / Small 770416198058 CRR718151
Smoke / X-Large 770416198089 CRR718201


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  • Breathability 
  • Lightweight 
  • Stylish 
  • Comfortable 

Best Uses

  • Mountaineering 
  • Racing 


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from Calgary, AB

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  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Control
  • Breathability
  • Packs Well
  • Comfortable


    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering
    • Racing


    Picked up a 2015 Rocky Mountain 970 RSL as a replacement for a Trek Procaliber I was running and haven't looked back. Rocky Mountain have outdone themselves with this Carbon Fibre frame construction, it truly is hard to fathom how they managed to make such a rigid/strong/durable/responsive frame this thin and light. I have several other full suspension bikes (Cannondale Scalpel, Santa Cruz Nomad, Scott Spark 950), and they are all have their own specific great traits, however when its out-and-out speed for XC trails, i ALWAYS reach for the Vertex, and it never faults. Totally worth every penny, and was a great investment.

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