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PRESS RELEASE

For the Kids: Rocky Mountain Releases the Reaper

Words Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Date Oct 11, 2018

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. 

The all-new Reaper packs the same aggressive trail performance found in our full suspension bikes like the Altitude and Instinct, but in a smaller package for young rippers.

The Reaper can tear up single track, smash technical descents, and slay bike park laps all day long. 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!

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Reaper 27.5

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The Reaper 27.5 is available for the kids that are ready to take their first pedal strokes on a 27.5" wheel bike and are still looking for a cool bike with a killer name.

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • High performance trail bike for young riders
  • Wide range gearing
  • Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding 27.5x2.3 tires
  • Compatible with 26" x 2.8 tires

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL:

  • Completely new model in the Reaper line-up
  • RIDE-9™ adjustment system
  • Improved cable management including large head tube and down tube access ports, full-length shift housing, and internally routed shift housing and brake lines through the front triangle

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Reaper 26

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MODEL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Reaper 26 is also compatible with 24" wheels, and has 135mm rear axle spacing for simple conversions
  • Rockshox Sector RL 130mm fork and Rockshox Monarch R rear suspension
  • Maxxis Minion DHF Folding 26x2.35 tires
  • Chainstay protectors and post-mount 160mm brakes


IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL:

  • All-new alloy frame with bearings at all pivots 
  • The RIDE-9™ adjustment system

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Reaper 24

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The Reaper 24 is easily compatible with 26" wheels and vice versa. That means that your kid can start with 24" wheels and upgrade to 26" as they grow, staying on the same frame longer.

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The 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
  • Shimano Deore 1x10 drivetrain
  • Chainstay protectors and post-mount 160mm brakes


IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL:

  • All-new alloy frame with bearings at all pivots 
  • The RIDE-9™ adjustment system

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Technical Details


Reaper platform overview


• 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 pedalling efficiency.

• Size Specific Tune ensures that riders of all sizes get the appropriate rear shock tune.

Our 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: 13.65 kg (30.1 lbs)

-       Reaper 26: 12.69 kg (28.0 lbs) 

-       Reaper 24: 12.59 kg (27.7 lbs)


Pricing & Availability


The Reaper is now available! Please head to your local Rocky Mountain dealer to see the bikes. Regional availability may vary.


Reaper 27.5: $3,599 CAD / $2,849 USD

Reaper 26: $2,899 CAD / $2,349 USD

Reaper 24: $2,449 CAD / $1,949 USD 

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