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    Wowzer, the 2014 website is already up

    That's a new record, the 2014 Rocky website is up and running, with all the new bikes like the Instinct MSL

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    wow, so my 7 week old bike is already 2 years out of date!

    The new layout looks good. They also make too many bikes that I want now.....
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    Prices and weight!?! Unheard of...
    Love the new site!!!

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    I wonder if they'll ever restock the "store".

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    I imagine the new 2014 clothing won't be around for a few months yet, maybe just after Interbike/Eurobike.

    I see that they have the new Shimano direct mount derailleur hanger for the 29" bikes in the store
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    It appears that the 26" Elements have been dumped in favour of the 29" Elements and the 27.5" Thunderbolts, and there's a whole slug of 27.5" recreational hardtails (Fusion, Vapor, Soul).
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    I noticed that too, it looks like a slow and painful death for 26" bikes...

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    I still love my 2012 element 950, always tempting to score a new one.

    I might have to pick up a hard tail just for the heck of it.

    $40 for a derailleur hanger. Highway robbery that is.

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    2016, the Blizzard returns as a carbon fatbike. Hahahaha.

    butt seriously, the new Vertex looks good.

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    Come on Rocky, you can do better than that. We wait 20 years for you to resurrect the Thunderbolt name, and you bring out a dime a dozen full suspension bike that looks like all of your full suspension bikes.
    Too bad you have lost your spirit and now old customers. The original Thunderbolt was full rigid, steel and exclusive and a bit of a rarity. The new Thunderbolt is not. Surely you can come up with something cool like to original Ti-BOlt, Thunderbolt and Suzi-Q.
    I guess you don't like to follow examples of your old competition. Think Kona, with their limited run Raijin. The Raihjin is exactly what Rocky needs, a Ti 650 that can be built rigid, single-speed or geared, especially now that the Blizzard has been dropped.
    A lot of your old fans that have gone back to road riding, don't ever want to consider a full suspension bike again, but like the idea of a steel or Ti hardtail.
    In the past I have owned an Element T.O. and two ETS-X's, and while they were fun in their day, I just walk past or ignore any of the new full suspension bikes.
    I am not saying your full suspension designs are no good, it's just that there are a lot of riders that have moved on to other interesting things to ride, and that includes Fat Bikes.
    I've talked to other riders who got into Rocky Mountain in the late 80's and early 90's, and your brand in no longer on our to have list. Were willing to buy into RM, but it had better be unique and special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand wedge View Post
    Prices and weight!?! Unheard of...
    Love the new site!!!
    Where do you see weights? Looked through thunderbolt and element lineups but didn't see any. Just certain models, or have they taken the weights down?

    Looking for weight of thunderbolt 750 & 730, thinking might be the right bike to replace my epic, and do the bc bike race on in the future (ride XC 100% if the time, 100mm of travel is perfect, but want to try the race in a couple years).
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    The Thunderbolts are alloy, so they're likely in the same range as the Instinct 970/950, around 30-31 pounds.
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