Rocky Mountain Cycles Launches New Pipeline Range

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Canadian bike manufacturer Rocky Mountain has released two new aggressive trail 27.5+ Pipeline bikes for 2017.

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The full-suspension Pipeline 770 and 750 MSL were designed for all you “aggressive trail” riders out there – or at least that’s what Rocky Mountain reckons.

Both models feature 150mm of front suspension with 130mm in the back and a 27.5in+ wheel size as standard.

The front triangle for both bikes is made from shiny (or not so shiny) carbon. The rear triangle is FORM alloy. Are we allowed to say BRAAAAP yet?

Pipeline 770 MSL

The 770 is fitted with Fox suspension for both the front and back with a Fox Float DPS factory shock and a Fox 34 Float Factory fork.

pipeline 770
The 770 in a cool black and blue

Price: US$4799 (UK price TBA)

Pipeline 750 MSL

The main difference between the two is the suspension set-up. The 750 is rockin’ RockShox (sorry, couldn’t help it, but I’m sure someone has used that one before) and a Race Face Aeffect SL Cinch 28T crankset. The 770 is 28T but with a Race Face Turbine.

Pipeline 750

Price: US$3999 (UK price TBA)

Full release below:

Pipeline

Wheel Size: 27.5+
Intended Use: Aggressive Trail
Front Travel: 150mm
Rear Travel: 130mm

The confidence of plus-sized tires in raw, technical terrain is now available in an aggressive trail chassis. The new Pipeline plows through greasy roots and square-edged chunder with authority, while providing near limitless traction on rocky, slippery climbs.

Rocky Mountain, pipeline

“Early on in testing I realized I could take the ‘stupid lines’ on our local North Shore trails and the big tires would just flow straight through them,” said product manager Ken Perras. “The more technical a line, the more I felt like I was cheating.”

Details
• Smoothwall carbon front triangle, FORM alloy rear triangle.
• Fits up to 27.5×3.25 tires.
• 1x specific.
• Lightweight bolt-on axles save 50g per bike compared to a Maxle.
• BC2™ pivots feature grease ports for easy maintenance.
• Stealth dropper post equipped.
• Internal cable routing.
• PressFit BB92 bottom bracket, IS42/IS52 headset, Boost axle spacing.
• Sizing: S/M/L/XL.

rocky mountain, image of forest

Geometry
The Pipeline is based on our much-loved Instinct platform. Like the Instinct, the Pipeline is stable and balanced, with a massive range of adjustments available thanks to RIDE-9. A neutral bottom bracket drop and plus-specific fork offset contribute to an intuitive ride feel with excellent steering dynamics.

Wheels
Riders attacking technical, choppy terrain will immediately feel the benefits of high-volume plus tires. Their large contact patch and lower pressures improve traction, mud shedding, and small-bump compliance for more on-trail confidence.

Technologies
• The RIDE-9™ system allows riders to adjust geometry and suspension rates to specific riding styles, terrain, and rider weights. Nine configurations are possible thanks to two interlocking chip inserts that move on two separate axes.
• Smoothwall™ carbon uses one of the world’s most sophisticated carbon processes to build frames with industry leading stiffness-to-weight, ride quality, and durability. By using rigid internal molds, we are able to perfect the shape of the internal features and eliminate excess materials. We use different types of carbon in specific frame areas to maximize stiffness and impact resistance while minimizing overall weight.
• FORM™ alloy tubesets are engineered for specific purposes within each frame, ensuring optimized strength, weight, and ride quality. FORM™ tubesets use premium materials to meet our strict requirements.
• Smoothlink™ suspension stays supple yet supportive through a wider range of gears than conventional single pivot or other four-bar suspension configurations. This patented system reduces both pedal-bob and bottom-outs, while allowing us to fine tune variables like braking and climbing traction across a wide range of intended uses.
• BC2™ pivots are lighter and stiffer than conventional bearing pivots. Unlike other bushings, our patented system uses a hardened alloy insert that bottoms out to control the contact of the bushing surfaces, reducing the preload that causes stiction and binding. BC2™ Pivots also feature grease ports for effortless maintenance.

All the info can be found here.


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