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Rocky Mountain’s New Thunderbolt


Gearhub Sports is stokes to introduce Rocky Mountains new Thunderbolt! Being BC’s largest Rocky Mountain dealer, we have the new Thunderbolt on our floor–come in and give it a spin. Mark Hall commented, “The New Thunderbolt is going to be an excellent trail bike for Fernie. The new geometry and increased travel is well received”.

The modern Thunderbolt name has been in Rocky Mountain’s catalog since 2014 when it was introduced as a 27.5” wheeled cross-country and/or trail bike.

Rocky’s add more rear wheel travel to the Thunderbolt – up by 10mm to 130mm on the normal models, and 140mm on the BC Edition – and there’s a completely new frame that sports the ubiquitous ”progressive geometry,” a tweaked suspension layout, and a host of details already found on the company’s other fresh platforms.

This is what Rocky has to say:

Fast as lightning! The Thunderbolt is our vision of a perfect XC trail bike.

With the Thunderbolt we’ve designed an all-new carbon frame that pushes the rear travel to 130mm, increases stiffness, lowers the rate curve slightly, and gives the frame a host of next-generation features—but keeps its playful geometry and wide range of RIDE-9™ adjustments. The Thunderbolt is at home on technical climbs, powering through rough stuff, and popping off every trail feature you lay eyes on.

BC Edition: Born in BC, this is how we do trail bikes.

With a long stroke shock that provides 140mm of rear travel, we’ve kitted out the Thunderbolt BC Edition with wide bars, big tires, ultra-stiff wheels, and more capable suspension. With a wide range of RIDE-9™ adjustments for whatever terrain you want to tackle, its more aggressive nature is perfect for all-day trail adventures.

See more here or drop by Gearhub!