With the Thunderbolt Alloy 50, Rocky Mountain pushes the rear travel to 130mm, increases stiffness, lowers the rate curve slightly, and gives the frame a host of next-generation features—but keeps its playful geometry and wide-range of RIDE-9 adjustments. The Thunderbolt is at home on technical climbs, powering through rough stuff, and popping off every trail feature you lay eyes on. Fox keeps your tires gripping the course with a DPS EVOL shock and 34 Performance fork, lightweight hardware that can damp with the heavyweights.
Speed becomes a natural extension of your body as you crank up the Shimano XT 1x11-speed drivetrain, with impressive climbing prowess and a fast top-end, all driven by a Race Face crankset. Maxxis DHR II tires keep you glued to the trail with race-winning traction, and Shimano hydraulic brakes give you peace of mind that braking is under control so you can focus on carrying speed all the way to the finish line. The Race Face dropper post gives you an edge on both ascents and descents, ensuring your body is always in the right position for the job.
The RIDE-9 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry and suspension with a pair of Allen keys. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chips. Position 1 geometry configuration shown below.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||FORM Alloy. Full Sealed Cartridge Bearings. Press Fit BB. Internal Cable Routing. ISCG05 Tabs. RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry + Suspension Rate. FORM Alloy Rear Triangle|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float Performance 130mm|
|Headset||FSA Orbit NO.57E|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS EVOL Performance|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Sun Helix TR25 SL|
|Hubs||Rocky Mountain Sealed Boost 15mm / DT Swiss 370 Boost 148mm|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding 27.5 x 2.3
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II Folding 27.5 x 2.3
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect Cinch|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face BB92 24mm|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX 11-46T|
|Handlebars||Rocky Mountain AM 760mm|
|Tape/Grips||Rocky Mountain Lock On Light|
|Stem||Rocky Mountain AM|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seat Post||Race Face Aeffect Dropper 30.9mm|
* Subject to change without notice.