After almost four years of development, Rocky Mountain is launching a new downhill platform to replace the aging Flatline. The all-new Maiden features a full carbon frame, adjustable geometry and is convertible between 26 and 27.5in wheels.
- Full carbon frame
- 200mm travel
- Compatible with 26 and 27.5in wheels
- Adjustable geometry
- Di2 compatible
- Oversized bearings at all pivots
- PressFit BB107 bottom bracket
- Available in S, M, L and XL sizes
The Maiden is built around Rocky Mountain’s Smooth Link suspension system. The engineers at Rocky tuned this four-bar design to have a gentle rising rate, which the company claims gives the Maiden good small-bump sensitivity while maintaining ample mid-stroke support and bottom-out resistance.
All kinds of adjustability
The Maiden features a gravity-oriented version of the adjustable geometry and suspension-tuning system the company has incorporated into its shorter travel bikes. Dubbed Ride 4, this system allows the rider to make subtle changes to the frame’s geometry by changing the orientation of chips nested in the lower shock link.
In addition to the ability to tweak the bike’s handling to suit specific tracks, the Maiden is convertible between 26 and 27.5in wheels. Production bikes will ship set up for 27.5in wheels, but 26in die-hards can convert the bikes by moving the rear axle to a lower position and adding a spacer to the lower headset cup.
Pricing and availability
- Unlimited: US$10,499
- World Cup: US$6,999
- Pro: US$5,499
- Park: US$4,499
- Frame with shock: US$3,999
(UK and Australian pricing was not immediately available.)
The Maiden will be available in late October.
For more information, visit www.bikes.com