2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer

Slayer Carbon 50
Price: Starting at $3799
Daily Rental: $79.99
(435) 635-5455
• All-Mountain/Freeride Bike
• Wheel Size: 29 (L, XL) MX (S, M)
• Frame: Carbon
• Travel: 180mm rear/ 180mm front
• Suspension: Rocky Mountain Smoothlink
• Drivetrain: Shimano SLX 1x12
 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer

Daily Rental: $79

Starting At: $3799

Specs Geometry Pricing

2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer Description

The Rocky Mountain Slayer debuted over twenty years ago as a 120mm trail bike. A complete redesign in 2006 made it one of the first purpose-built freeride bikes and it evolved from there. With 180mm of travel and a 62.5° head angle (slack mode), the 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer is longer, slacker, plusher and feels a lot like a downhill bike from a few years back. The stretched-out geometry and gooey suspension gobble up the steepest, rockiest descents. It pedals pretty damn well for a freeride bike, too. If you’re looking for a gravity rig for the bike park, the old Rampage site or Flying Monkey, you can’t go wrong with the 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer.

We loved the previous Slayer but the 2024 Slayer is definitely better. Rocky Mountain refined the platform considerably making it into more of a gravity-specific freeride/park bike. When you first see the new Slayer, a few details jump out and let you know this isn’t just another long-travel enduro bike. The 2024 Slayer comes standard with a coil shock, the geometry is noticeably long and slack, and a closer look at the wheels reveals Maxxis Double Down tire casings and Cush Core tire inserts.*
The 2024 Slayer is available in carbon or aluminum and as a mixed-wheel bike (small and medium) or a 29er (large and XL). If you’re a tall rider and prefer a mixed-wheel setup, the large and XL bikes are mullet-compatible. The previous Slayers had an aluminum rear triangle for both carbon and alloy models. For 2024, carbon means carbon from tip to tail. Rocky also added a “PenaltyBox” storage compartment* to the downtube on carbon frames.

For those of you who “only ride park,” Rocky sells a Slayer “Park” model with a 200mm RockShox Boxxer dual crown fork and a slightly slacker 62.3° head angle. If the slack 62.5° head angle is too much, no worries, the Slayer’s RIDE-4 system gives you almost a full degree of adjustment as well as 10mm of bottom bracket range. There’s also a two-position axle dropout that allows you to add or subtract 10mm from the wheelbase. Basically, the RIDE-4 system allows you to fine-tune your bike to the terrain and your personal style of riding.
On the trail, the 2024 Slayer feels buttery-plush and exceptionally stable, smoothing out trail rubble and daring you to stay off the brakes when the terrain gets steeper and rougher. We’ve ridden it on some of the nastiest trails in Southern Utah, including steep, loose black diamond trails at Brian Head, the Grafton DH and big slickrock lines at Church Rocks. Regardless of the trail, the Slayer is confident, poised and tons of fun.

OTE HU retail manager, Pierce Kettering, has been riding the new Slayer a lot and he said: “The Slayer gave me a literal new perspective on steep, janky terrain. It didn’t look or feel as steep or intimidating as on other bikes. It also helped me up my jump game. It doesn’t feel at all bucky off the lip. It’s stable at speed and a surprisingly good pedaler, as well.“

The long, slack geometry, coil shock and Smoothlink suspension really make the Slayer feel like a downhill bike. That’s because it essentially is a downhill bike. Think of it as a shorter travel, more versatile DH bike with a steeper seat tube and more anti-squat so you can pedal, if you want. And, as Pierce said, it pedals surprisingly well. So well, in fact, you might forget you’re pedaling a 180mm coil-equipped bike.
The 2024 Slayer is the biggest bike in our rental fleet. If your riding priorities are big hucks, Rampage lines, shuttle rides and ski lifts, the 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer was made for you. It’s also an excellent mesa bike if you’re more into playing around on the slickrock than knocking out lots of miles. If the Slayer sounds fun but you really like to pedal, take a look at the Rocky Mountain Altitude, Rocky’s 160mm enduro bike.

*Cush Core tire inserts and PenaltyBox frame storage are only included with the carbon models.
*Price and specs subject to change.

2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer Specs

The specs below are for our standard 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer carbon rental bikes. If you’re buying a Slayer and you want something different, we can build it almost any way you want.

Drivetrain: Shimano SLX 1×12
Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS rims w. DT Swiss rear & Rocky Mountain front hub and Cushcore XC inserts
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip DD front & Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra DD rear
Frame: 180mm-travel SMOOTHWALL carbon with Ride-4 adjustable geometry and 2-position axle
Fork: 180mm Fox 38 Float EVOL GRIP Performance Series
Shock: Fox DHX2 Performance Elite coil
Brakes: Shimano SLXC Trail 4-piston disc brakes with 203mm rotors
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM
Handlebar: 780mm Rocky Mountain AM
Seatpost: Race Face Aeffect R Dropper
Saddle: WTB Volt Race 142
Headset: FSA Orbit NO.57E
Grips: ODI Elite Pro Lock On
Weight (actual): TBD

*Prices and specs subject to change.

2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer Geometry

The 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer features Rocky’s RIDE-4, four-way adjustable geometry system, a two-position rear axle and size-specific wheel configurations. The geometry table below includes numbers for the Slayer’s slack and steep settings to show the RIDE-4 system’s geometry range.

Size SM Mixed (15.0″/ 380mm) MD Mixed (16.1″/ 410mm) LG 29 (17.3″/ 440mm) XL 29 (18.5″/ 470mm)
Head Angle (Slack/Steep) 62.5°/63.3° 62.5°/63.3° 62.5°/63.3° 62.5°/63.3°
Seat Angle (Slack/Steep) 77°/77.8° 77°/77.8° 77°/77.8° 77°/77.8°
Virtual TT (Slack) 22.4 in. / 568mm 23.3 in. / 593mm 24.5 in. / 622mm 25.8 in. / 655mm
Seat Tube Length 15.0 in. / 380mm 16.1 in. / 410mm 17.3 in. / 440mm 18.5 in. / 470mm
Head Tube Length 3.9 in. / 100mm 3.9 in. / 100mm 4.3 in. / 110mm 4.9 in. / 125mm
Bottom-Bracket Drop (Slack/Steep) 16mm / 5mm 16mm / 5mm 29mm / 19mm/font> 29mm / 19mm
Chainstay Length (Slack) 17.3 – 17.7 in. / 440 – 450mm 17.3 – 17.7 in. / 440 – 450mm 17.3 – 17.7 in. / 440 – 450mm 17.3 – 17.7 in. / 440 – 450mm
Stack Height (Slack) 24.5 in. / 623mm 24.5 in. / 623mm 25.1 in. / 638mm 25.6 in. / 651mm
Reach Length (Slack) 16.7 in. / 424mm 17.7 in. / 450mm 18.7 in. / 474mm 19.8 in. / 504mm
Standover Height (Slack) 32.3 in. / 820mm 32.3 in. / 820mm 32.3 in. / 820mm 32.4 in. / 822mm
Wheelbase (Slack) 48.2 in. / 1224mm 49.2 in. / 1249mm 50.4 in. / 1281mm 51.9 in. / 1317mm

2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer Pricing

The prices and specs below are for Rocky Mountain’s standard 2024 Slayer build kits. If you’d like something different from what you see here, feel free to mix and match as you please. We can build you a custom Slayer with almost any components you want. If you have any questions about building a custom Rocky Mountain Slayer, please give us a call: (435) 635-5455

Bike/Build Frame Drivetrain Fork Shock Wheels Price
Rocky Mountain Slayer A30 Aluminum alloy Shimano Deore 1×12 RockShox Domain RC Marzocchi Bomber CR coil WTB ST i30 TCS rims w. Rocky Mountain front and Novatec rear hub $3,799
Rocky Mountain Slayer A30 Park SRAM Aluminum alloy SRAM GX DH 1×7 RockShox Boxxer Select RC RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select WTB ST i30 TCS rims w. Rocky Mountain front and Novatec rear hub $4,599
Rocky Mountain Slayer A50 Aluminum alloy Shimano SLX/XT 1×12 RockShox Zeb Select RC RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Select+ WTB ST i30 TCS rims w. DT Swiss hubs $4,999
Rocky Mountain Slayer C50 Carbon Shimano SLX 1×12 Fox 38 Float EVOL GRIP Performance Fox DHX2 Performance Elite coil WTB ST i30 TCS rims w. DT Swiss hubs $6,299
Rocky Mountain Slayer C70 Carbon Shimano XT 1×12 Fox 38 Float EVOL GRIP2 Performance Elite Fox DHX2 Performance Elite coil Race Face ARC HD30 rims w. DT Swiss hubs $7,799
Rocky Mountain Slayer C90 Carbon Shimano XTR 1×12 Fox 38 Float EVOL GRIP2 Factory Fox DHX2 Factory coil Race Face ARC Carbon 31 rims w. DT Swiss hubs $10,299

*Prices and specs subject to change.