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Rocky Mountain introduces the Sherpa, a full-suspension 27.5-plus bikepacking bike

Published April 16, 2015

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles is now producing the Sherpa, a bike it first showed as a concept at last year's Sea Otter Classic.

The Sherpa is intended for bikepacking, with 27.5-plus tires and a carbon full suspension frame. The company said it will be available in stores next month, retailing for $4,499.

The Sherpa is based on the Rocky Mountain Element carbon front triangle, with a wider aluminum rear end to accommodate WTB 27.5x2.8 Trailblazer tires. The frame has 95 mm of rear travel combined with 120mm up front. The Manitou shock and fork were custom tuned for optimum performance with a fully loaded bike and the rider position was made more upright for long days in the saddle.

The Sherpa also features a striking "Tibetan Snow Lion" paint job.

"We designed the Sherpa for riders who want to get out and explore the world. From bushwhacking in Idaho, to traversing military trails in the Dolomites, to racing the Colorado Trail, to travelling long-forgotten game trails in the Himalayas — the Sherpa is made for anyone whose adventures regularly require a GPS beacon," the company said.


Topics associated with this article: Sea Otter Classic

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