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New Bike: Rocky Mountain Maiden 2016 DH Bike

Rocky Mountain needs about four years to make this machine come to reality. Their last downhill is a Flatline, and for the 2016, Rocky Mountain will gladly presents their newest downhill machine, the Rocky Mountain Maiden. The new Maiden is a full carbon bike, with 200mm rear travel and come with Smoothlink Suspension System, the Rocky Mountain's system of suspension. Though the Maiden comes with 27.5 inch wheels, it gives option for the fans who want to put classic 26 wheels on it.
Rocky Mountain Maiden 2016 Highlights
200mm (7.9-inches) front and rear travel
Full carbon frame, link, chainstay, and seatstay
Optimized for 26” or 27.5” wheels with Equalized geometry
Adjustable geometry with Ride-4 system
Four bar Smoothlink suspension
Pipelock collet axles lock into the frame for stiffness
Oversized Enduro MAX type bearings for longer bearing life and higher load capacity
Integrated frame protection: molded downtube guard, shock fender, chainstay protector, and bolt-in fork bumpers
Di2 electronics compatible with internal stealth battery port
Internal cable and brake routing
PressFit BB107 bottom bracket, drop-in IS42|52 headset, 12x157mm rear axle, ISCG-05 tabs
Rocky Mountain Maiden 2016 will come in various model; Rocky Mountain Maiden Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Maiden World Cup, Rocky Mountain Maiden Pro, and Rocky Mountain Maiden Park, and all models will come in four sizes from S to XL. The Unlimited model will be priced at $10,499 that will be equipped with high end parts. The Park model will be the cheapest with $4,499.

For this Maiden, Rocky Mountain builds this bike as full carbon machine both frame and linkage. Their suspension system "Smoothlink Suspension System" is adopted for this bike. The full carbon construction in this Maiden is called Smoothwall. The carbon frame also becomes the cover for the cable. The Maiden is using internal cable routing, and BOS Stoy RaRe shock is using for the rear shock in all bikes unless the Park model. Not only in rear shock, the fork also comes with BOS suspension except Park model. 

For fans who want to build their own custom version of Maiden, Rocky Mountain also gives option as frame only to be built. The frame only choices will come with BOS suspension and will be priced at $3,999. More details on Rocky Mountain Maiden 2016 DH, please visit www.bikes.com/maiden.


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