The Vertex is our flagship XC-race hardtail. Its lightweight frame provides incredible stiffness and rolling speed, while its modern, aggressive geometry inspires confidence everywhere on the race course - even technical corners and descents. Available in a next-generation Smoothwall HBO carbon layup for even lighter weight.

Pricing & Availability

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

Vertex Carbon 90: $5,169 USD / $6,499 CAD

Vertex Carbon 90 frameset: $1,599 / $1,999

Vertex Carbon 70: $3,399 USD / $4,349 CAD

Vertex Carbon 50: $2,899 USD / $3,649 CAD

Vertex Carbon 90

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

Travel: 100mm

Superlight Smoothwall HBO carbon layup

All-new next generation Vertex geometry

Dropper post compatible

Wide range SRAM 12spd drivetrain

SRAM Level TLM brakes

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL

All-new frame

Rockshox Sid Remote fork

SRAM X01 Eagle 12spd drivetrain

2 tone paint job

The Vertex embodies speed and confidence, sitting at the top of the food chain as our flagship XC-race hardtail.

Vertex Carbon Frameset

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

Superlight Smoothwall HBO carbon layup

All-new next generation Vertex geometry

Shock absorbing seat tube design

Dropper post compatible

Shimano Di2 integration

Boost 148mm dropouts

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL

All-new frame

Vertex Carbon 70

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

Travel: 100mm

All-new next generation Vertex geometry

Dropper post compatible

Wide range SRAM 12spd drivetrain

Shimano XT brakes

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL

All-new frame

Rockshox Reba RL fork

DT Swiss rear hub

Race Face Turbine handlebar

2 tone paint job

Vertex Carbon 50

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

Travel: 100mm

All-new next generation Vertex geometry

Dropper post compatible

Shimano wide range XT / Race Face 2x11 drivetrain

Shimano SLX brakes

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PREVIOUS MODEL

All-new frame

Rockshox Reba RL fork

DT Swiss rear hub

2 tone paint job

Next generation features

Comprehensive, evolutionary updates across the platform include features like tooled axles, boost spacing, Di2 & dropper post compatibility.

Smoothwall HBO layup

By incorporating premium 40-ton carbon fiber sheets into our Vertex Carbon 90 and Vertex Carbon frameset, we were able to eliminate more resin than what is usually left from our traditional Smoothwall construction. This process allowed us to incorporate desirable frame features, increase durability, and maintain the ride performance we are known for. Our standard Smoothwall layup that can be found on the Vertex Carbon 70 and Vertex Carbon 50 remains industry leading, without resorting to cost cutting by integrating fiberglass.

Rocky Mountain ride quality

Our Vertex retains all the ride DNA that makes Rocky Mountain Bicycles known for. We’ve focused on XC performance for flat out speed but have not made compromises on ride quality, keeping our bikes fun when out on the trail. We’ve lengthened the reach, slackened the head angle, and shortened the wheelbase, maintaining rear end compliance and a comfortable ride.

Technical Details:

Max tire clearance is 29 x 2.3 and 27.5 x 2.8

Lighter, tooled rear axle with an updated axle nut for more intuitive assembly

Improved cable management including large head tube and down tube access ports, full-length shift housing, and internally routed shift housing and brake lines the front triangle

Features both Di2 and dropper post compatibility, simultaneously

27.2 mm seatpost allows for extra ride comfort while seated. Droppers available from all major brands including: KS, Thomson, X Fusion, Specialized, Lyne, Gravity Dropper, 9Point8, and more.

Rubberized chainstay protector for increased frame protection

Front derailleur compatible

Lightweight Smoothwall HBO layup available in Vertex Carbon 90 and Vertex Carbon Frameset

Modern parts compatibility (boost spacing, post-mount 180mm brakes, etc.)

Sizes: S-XL

Weight:

- Vertex Carbon frameset: 1.22kg (2.68lbs), size Medium

- Vertex Carbon 90: 9.70kg (21.4lbs), size Medium

- Vertex Carbon 70: 10.00kg (22.0lbs), size Medium

- Vertex Carbon 50: 11.10kg (24.5lbs), size Medium

Rocky Mountain Bicycles Development Centre

 

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