Lotus F1 style downhill

Mountain downhill bikes

• Full carbon frame, link, chainstay, and seatstay
• Optimized for 26” or 27.5” wheels with Equalized geometry
• Four bar Smoothlink suspension
• Pipelock collet axles lock into the frame for stiffness
• Oversized Enduro MAX type bearings for longer bearing life and higher load capacity
• Integrated frame protection: molded downtube guard, shock fender, chainstay protector, and bolt-in fork bumpers
• Di2 electronics compatible with internal stealth battery port
• Internal cable and brake routing
• PressFit BB107 bottom bracket, drop-in IS42|52 headset, 157mm axle spacing, ISCG-05 tabs
• Weight: 37lb/16.8kg (without pedals)
• Sizing: S/M/L/XL

The Maiden chassis is damn stiff, a point that is only amplified by the use of BOS suspension across the board. Gone is the Flatline’s long chainstay, with the result being the Maiden is a blast to smash through corners. Through the many incredible berms at Retallack, the bike had riders questioning their tire pressure as the stiff chassis and grippy trails attempted to rip the rubber from the rims. I am inclined to say that the Maiden provided the most fun I’ve had on a downhill bike since the 26” Specialized Demo.

Rocky is very proud of their new braking technology, and I can say that the bike does indeed feel very smooth when hammering the brakes in steep and rough terrain. The Maiden will let you dump all the speed you want before a corner, without inducing hand fatigue or the dreaded claw. Credit must also be given to Shimano’s excellent Saint brakes, which are a great choice. In chunkier terrain the Maiden was happy to skip over the rough stuff without getting bogged down, and responded well to carrying speed by jumping and pumping. Despite the playful feel, the Maiden still sucks up big hits like we expect from a bike in this category.

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