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Rocky Mountain FLARE (2012)


Product Category
Brand Rocky Mountain
Size13", 15", 16.5", 18", 19", 20.5", 22"


Bottom bracketSuntour Sealed Cartridge
Brake leversShimano EF50
BrakesPromax DSK 310 Mechanical
CassetteSram PG830 11-32T 8spd
CranksetSuntour XCT V1 170-175mm 44/32/22T 8spd
When we first started building bikes it quickly became apparent that traditional frame geometry wasn't going to cut it on the steep descents and tight turning singletrack of southern British Columbia. To help tame this rugged landscape we developed ST3 Geometry - or Sloping Top Tube Technology. A sloping top tube means increased frame stiffness and strength, and when things aren't going so well, more stand over height for crucial dismounting ease.

The frame layout creates a compact front end, giving increased agility in tight turning singletrack while providing increased stiffness for greater control in all conditions. It's also bomber construction: with a greater separation between the top tube/seat tube and seat tube/seat stay welds, frame stress is distributed over a larger area of the seat tube. Originated by Rocky Mountain and copied by others, ST3 delivers a better handling, stronger frame - the ride of a lifetime.
Fork typeSuntour XCT V4
Frame typeRMB 6061 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. Threaded BB. ZeroStack 1-1/8" Headtube. Rack and Fender Mounts
Front derailleurShimano FD-TX50 31.8mm
HeadsetCane Creek Five Series: ZS44mm
Hub frontShimano RM35 Disc
Hub rearShimano RM35 Disc
PedalsRMB Steel Cage Composite
Rear derailleurShimano Acera
Recommended forXC Riding
Rims typeAlex DM18
SaddleRMB XC
ShiftersShimano Altus EZ fire
StemRMB XC7 7¡ x 60-110mm
TiresKenda K892 1.95"
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