Rocky Mountain offers the Vertex bike only in a 29in wheel size for 2012. The carbon fiber design called Smooth Wall enhances front triangle stiffness. Riding comfort is optimized by the minimized seat stays and the 27.2mm seat post.
One of the interesting features of the racing bike is the use of the 142mm X 12mm rear axle standard for the frame. This gives more importance on the competence for performance more than the ease of rear wheel removal.
With four available frame sizes, the 2012 Rocky Mountain Vertex can fit riders of various heights. Emphasizing on ride quality, the new RTC-29 geometry of the bike features less bottom bracket drop, slightly shorter top tubes, short wheel bases, and super short chain stays.