Originally debuting in 2001, the Rocky Mountain Slayer is once again back for 2011 with three different models, the 30, 50, and 70.
Between the three 2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer bikes, the frame is pretty much the same containing a tapered head tube, seat angles are steeper and hydroformed tubing. Other qualities you will see is Rocky Mountain’s Smooth link suspension, and 142x12m rear through axle (Shimano E-Thru) quick release.
Using a mount E-Type front derailleur that attaches to the chainstay allows you to use a double or triple crankset, or you can put a chain guide on to the ISCG mounts. Using the Granny Sandwich, the ISCG have a custom drop guard which protects your derailleur.
For a stiffer and lighter frame, Rocky Mountain made sure where the top tube meets the down tubes are welded. The frame with a Fox RP23 XV Boost Valve weighs in at 7.09 pounds.
As mentioned, the three models available for the 2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer are the 30, 50 and 70. The 70 will come in black anodized (also the flagship model), and the 30 and 50 will release in black/green and red/white. Retail for the 30 is $2,899, 50 at $3,699, and 70 at $4,599.