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Rocky Mountain Drops New Kids Bike, Maiden DH Rig–Interlake 2015

For 2016–a year in which Rocky Mountain is celebrating 35 years in business–the Vancouver brand is rolling out the Vertex 20" kids bike. Built for serious shred-addled groms, it comes with an aluminum frame, SRAM automatically-shifting two-speed hub, hydraulic disc brakes, and an air sprung fork with rebound adjustment. It's cool to see kids bikes getting more legit, although $750 retail might cross mom and dad as a little pricey for young Sierra, Jackson, or TJ.  

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A new, cheaper aluminum Thunderbolt 710 still comes with RIDE-9 chip system but with more affordable Manitou suspension and parts kit that brings the bike down to a hair under two grand. And the new Maiden downhill bike comes out with Smoothlink four-bar suspension, massive pivots, cross-braces, and bearings, and can be adjusted to roll with 27.5" or 26" wheels depending on whether you're racing downhill or going to boost huge jumps with a few adjustments in the frame and a puck added to the head tube. 

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Former Managing Editor at Teton Gravity Research, current Senior Contributor, current professional hippy at the Sierra Club, and avid weekend recreationalist.