The HORROR: 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer launches in slasher style

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It’s a bike that we’ve all waiting to see. The Summer blockbuster is finally here! Meet the re-designed 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer.

We think they should make the movie.

That was the official teaser video for the launch of the new Slayer released last week and below are the full details of this big travel, enduro, freeride, all-mountain monster.

For 2020 the Slayer has undergone a major frame update which sees the shock position change, the addition of a frame brace and the option to chose alloy or carbon, 27.5 or 29.

The larger wheeled Slayer boasts 170mm of travel while the 27.5in bike gets a whole 180mm. While the Slayer is still a big burly bike capable of huge hucks the flat, Rocky Mountain is keen to point out that his new Slayer is more than a big hit wonder, and that it can climb pretty well too.

Below we have details of each of the 2020 Slayers in the range with a few feature details. Further info can be found on the Rocky Mountain website.

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon 90

  • Fox Factory suspension w/ SLS spring
  • Shimano XTR 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm Ice-Tec rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound upfront
  • Race Face Carbon Next R crankset and handlebar
  • Slayer Carbon 90 (29”) complete: 15.4 kg (33.8 lb), size medium
  • Slayer Carbon 90 (27.5”) complete: 15.2 kg (33.5 lb), size medium

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon 70

  • Top of the line Rock Shox Ultimate suspension package
  • Shimano XT 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • OneUp Components dropper post with adjustable travel range

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon 50

  • Rock Shox Lyrik Select fork with Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate shock
  • Shimano SLX 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • OneUp Components dropper post with adjustable travel range

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon frameset

  • Carbon fiber front triangles use tube in tube cable management for easily routing the shift housing, seatpost housing, and brake hose through the front triangle.
  • Significantly stiffer thanks to seat stay bridge and FORM 7005 alloy rear triangle
  • Dual bearings at the chainstay and seatstay for increased stiffness and durability. 
  • Shielded bearings featured on all pivots for durability, including at the lower shock mount (compatible with aftermarket shocks as well)
     
  • Slayer Carbon frame (29″) and shock: 4.2 kg (9.26 lb), size medium
  • Slayer Carbon frame (27.5″) and shock: 4.0 kg (8.8 lbs), size medium

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Alloy 50

  • Rock Shox Lyrik Select fork with Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate shock
  • Shimano SLX 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • Race Face Aeffect dropper post
     
  • Slayer Alloy 50 (29″) complete: 16.8 kg (37.1 lb), size medium
  • Slayer Alloy 50 (27.5″) complete: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb), size medium

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Alloy 30

  • Rock Shox Yari fork with Super Deluxe Coil shock
  • Shimano 4-Piston brakes w/ 203mm rotors
  • Maxxis Double-Down tire casings with 3C MaxxGrip compound up front
  • Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop dropper seatpost

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Press Release

The ultimate weapon, the Slayer is meant for riding fast and sending it deep. Designed to be able to pedal to the top of any descent, this bike allows you to shred corners, hit gaps, and ride harder than you ever thought possible. 

Whether you’re smashing through the roughest trails imaginable or scrubbing lips in the park, the Slayer is built for those who charge. We’ve made it longer and slacker, with better small-bump sensitivity and a more progressive end-stroke. For those who like to fine tune their ride before they shred, we kept the RIDE-4 adjustment system to allow for further geometry and ride feel customization. Rocky Mountain led the original freeride movement, and the Slayer continues the legacy of shredding.

The Slayer is now available in carbon, and alloy will be available in November. Please head to your local Rocky Mountain dealer to see the bikes. Regional availability may vary.

History of the Slayer

At Rocky Mountain, progressive riding is in our blood. We helped lead the original freeride movement, and the completely redesigned Slayer continues that legacy.

The Slayer was first introduced to our lineup in 2001 and over the years earned itself a spot as one of our most-renowned platforms. Fast forward to today, and the all-new Slayer represents the next step for Rocky Mountain and aggressive, big mountain riding. The credibility we’ve built from our freeride history and legendary athletes has helped to solidify our place in the market.

As downhill bikes trend towards becoming dedicated race weapons, bikes like the Slayer are attracting riders looking for that aggressive, big mountain bike that can smash bike park laps all day long, and still be pedaled to, from, up, and down their local trails.

What makes Slayer different?

Designed to be able to pedal to the top of any mega descent, this bike allows you to shred corners, hit gaps, and ride harder than you ever thought possible.

  • Designed to shred hard, the Slayer’s reinforced front triangle means its bike park tough and ready for big mountain charging.
  • The fully enclosed internal routing on our carbon models allow for easy cable and hose installations.
  • The RIDE-4 adjustment system allows riders to quickly fine-tune their geometry with a pair of Allen keys.
  • Shielded bearings throughout help prevent contamination from gnarly trail conditions or post-ride wash stations.
  • All frame sizes are water bottle compatible
  • Both the Slayer 29″ and 27.5″ have a FORM alloy rear triangle for resistance against trail abuse, shuttle rub, and chairlift dings
29er Geo Chart
27.5 Geo Chart

Slayer 29

  • Carbon 90: $10,499 CAD / $7,999 USD
  • Carbon 70: $7,699 CAD / $5,999 USD
  • Carbon 50: $5,999 CAD / $4,999 USD
  • Alloy 50: $4,999 CAD / $3,999 USD
  • Alloy 30: $4,199 CAD / $3,299 USD

Slayer 27.5

  • Carbon 90: $10,499 CAD / $7,999 USD
  • Carbon 70: $7,699 CAD / $5,999 USD
  • Alloy 50: $4,999 CAD / $3,999 USD
  • Alloy 30: $4,199 CAD / $3,299 USD

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