PRESS RELEASE

Announcing the New Rocky Mountain Slayer

Date Aug 13, 2019

Revamped for 2020, the new Rocky Mountain Slayer straddles the line between freeride rig and enduro race machine. Read on after the break for a bit of history, and all the latest and greatest.


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 of shredding.

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History of the Slayer

At Rocky Mountain, progressive riding is in our blood. We helped lead the original freeride movement, and the completely redesigned Slayer continues that legacy.

The Slayer was first introduced to our lineup in 2001 and over the years earned itself a spot as one of our most-renowned platforms. Fast forward to today, and the all-new Slayer represents the next step for Rocky Mountain and aggressive, big mountain riding. The credibility we’ve built from our freeride history and legendary athletes has helped to solidify our place in the market.

As downhill bikes trend towards becoming dedicated race weapons, bikes like the Slayer are attracting riders looking for that aggressive, big mountain bike that can smash bike park laps all day long, and still be pedalled to, from, up, and down their local trails.

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What makes Slayer different?

Designed to be able to pedal to the top of any mega descent, this bike allows you to shred corners, hit gaps, and ride harder than you ever thought possible.

  • Designed to shred hard, the Slayer’s reinforced front triangle means its bike park tough and ready for big mountain charging.
  • The fully enclosed internal routing on our carbon models allow for easy cable and hose installations.
  • The RIDE-4 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry with a pair of Allen keys.
  • Shielded bearings throughout help prevent contamination from gnarly trail conditions or post-ride wash stations.
  • All frame sizes are water bottle compatible
  • Both the Slayer 29" and 27.5" have a FORM alloy rear triangle for resistance against trail abuse, shuttle rub, and chairlift dings
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Slayer Carbon 90
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  • Fox Factory suspension w/ SLS spring
  • Shimano XTR 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm Ice-Tec rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • Race Face Carbon Next R crankset and handlebar
  • Slayer Carbon 90 (29”) complete: 15.4 kg (33.8 lb), size medium
  • Slayer Carbon 90 (27.5”) complete: 15.2 kg (33.5 lb), size medium
Slayer Carbon 70
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  • Top of the line Rock Shox Ultimate suspension package
  • Shimano XT 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • OneUp Components dropper post with adjustable travel range
Slayer Carbon 50
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  • Rock Shox Lyrik Select fork with Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate shock
  • Shimano SLX 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • OneUp Components dropper post with adjustable travel range
Slayer Carbon Frameset
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  • Carbon fiber front triangles use tube in tube cable management for easily routing the shift housing, seatpost housing, and brake hose through the front triangle.
  • Significantly stiffer thanks to seat stay bridge and FORM 7005 alloy rear triangle
  • Dual bearings at the chainstay and seatstay for increased stiffness and durability.
  • Shielded bearings featured on all pivots for durability, including at the lower shock mount (compatible with aftermarket shocks as well)
  • Slayer Carbon frame (29") and shock: 4.2 kg (9.26 lb), size medium
  • Slayer Carbon frame (27.5") and shock: 4.0 kg (8.8 lbs), size medium
Slayer Alloy 50
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  • Rock Shox Lyrik Select fork with Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate shock
  • Shimano SLX 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • Race Face Aeffect dropper post
  • Slayer Alloy 50 (29") complete: 16.8 kg (37.1 lb), size medium
  • Slayer Alloy 50 (27.5") complete: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb), size medium
Slayer Alloy 30
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  • Rock Shox Yari fork with Super Deluxe Coil shock
  • Shimano 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop dropper seatpost
Geometry
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For a full rundown of specs, availability, and prices, head over to bikes.com/slayer

Comments

AJ_Barlas
+4 sansarret Andrew Major mike Timer
AJ Barlas  - Aug. 13, 2019, 7 a.m.

Spec’d with Double Down tires, say it aint so! Nice work Rocky.

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DemonMike
-1 Jerry Willows
mike  - Aug. 13, 2019, 8:19 a.m.

Tank ass heavy and speced with a coilover. Good old Rocky. Any idea if the aluminum frames are made in Canada?? Nice to see coilovers on more bikes, been a fan for years, have to test ride one.

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - Aug. 13, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

Rocky hasn't made alloy frames in Canada for over a decade - other than mules.

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DemonMike
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mike  - Aug. 13, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Damn that,s depressing , Devinci seems to be the only company. Waiting to see what they offer for 2020. I have been told they redid the Django 29er. I love my 2017 Django 29er.

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Heinous
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Heinous  - Aug. 13, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

They've been doing great stuff. The new Troy and Spartan kick arse. Especially with a coil.

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pete@nsmb.com
+1 Andrew Major
Pete Roggeman  - Aug. 13, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

I'll let you in on a little secret. Devinci is located in a part of Quebec that comes with heavily subsidized labour. So they have an advantage that even Rocky doesn't enjoy with their location in a different part of Quebec. It's in the order of about 30%. So Devinci's location is a price advantage no other Canadian brand can touch.

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LoamtoHome
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Jerry Willows  - Aug. 13, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

actually not that heavy

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Joe-Seven
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Joe-Seven  - Aug. 15, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

Looks awesome. I've been on a 2016 ALTITUDE for a few years. Amazing bike. The Slayer will be my next.

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