Rocky Mountain Maiden converts between 26 and 27.5in wheels

New highly adjustable downhill bike replaces Flatline

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.

Maiden Highlights

  • 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.

The maiden has adjustable geometry and is compatible with 26in and 27.5in wheels:
The maiden has adjustable geometry and is compatible with 26in and 27.5in wheels:

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.

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Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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