Rocker SS 27.5+
Are you a mod or a rocker?
Whether you call it 27.5+, B-Plus, or mid-fat, it all means the same thing: a super-fun four-season ride with more rubber on the dirt. Our new Rocker 27.5+ occupies that sweet spot halfway between fat bikes and cross-country bikes. It’s a do-it all size that makes you wonder, why did mountain bikers spend so many years on skinny tires? With plus you get the advantages of more volume minus the inertia and sluggishness of fat bike tires. We mount voluminous Schwalbes on wide WTB Scraper rims, allowing you to run lower pressure for more grip and dampening on chattery trails. The 30.9 seat tube provides more dropper post compatibility, and the Boost 148 rear axle gives you ample clearance plus a tight rear end. We added a red-hot Gates CenterTrack belt (with ISCG tabs for extra protection) to the Laguna Seca Blue steel frame for extra punch. Whatever the season or trail, the Rocker SS 27.5+ is mountain biking rock-n-roll boiled down to its purest essence.
Reynolds 853 DZB Tubing
Seamless Air-Hardening Heat-Treated Steel with Double Butted Zones. The benefits of air-hardening steels are particularly noticeable in the weld area where, unlike conventional steel alloys, strength can actually increase after cooling in air immediately after welding. 853 is heat-treated to give high strength and damage resistance, and the steel properties allow thin walls to be used, so that lower weight but fatigue-resistant structures can be made. The chemistry includes carbon, manganese, chrome, molybdenum, silicon, copper. The interaction between the alloys result in a fine grain structure that forms with air-cooling without the traditional “quenching” (fast cooling in water or oil) process. High strength from bainitic phase steel after a series of cold-working operations. Heat-treatment to the 853 specification raises the yield strength for the entire tube, increasing dent and impact resistance.
Next-gen Carbon Drive System. Unique, super-strong, carbon-reinforced polyurethane system that requires no lube and provides a nearly silent ride. CenterTrack is stronger, lighter, more compact, and better at shedding debris than the prior Gates systems.
Patented Kobe 2 Slider Dropouts allow belt-driven or chain-driven or geared configurations.
Boost 148 Rear Spacing
New standard to allow better clearance for short seatstays and big tires, plus a better spoke bracing angle for stiffer wheels.
110 mm Front Spacing
Better spoke bracing angle for a stiffer front wheel.
30.9 mm Seattube
Larger diameter seattube than most steel frames allowing compatibility with more dropper posts available in the market.
Tapered Steerer and Headtube
Stiff steering handling up front.
|Effective Top Tube Length||22.5" 572mm||23.5" 597mm||24.5" 622mm||25.5" 648mm|
|Seat Tube Length||15" 381mm||17" 432mm||19" 483mm||21" 533mm|
|Chainstay Length||Min: 16.8" (427mm), Max: 17.8" (462mm), Shipped: 17.2" (436mm)|
|Head Tube + Integrated Headset||3.9" 100mm||4.3" 110mm||4.7" 120mm||5.1" 130mm|
|Stand-over||27.0" 685mm||27.0" 685mm||28.1" 713mm||29.1" 739mm|
|Bottom Bracket Height||11.9" 301mm||11.9" 301mm||11.9" 301mm||11.9" 301mm|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||2.4" 61mm||2.4" 61mm||2.4" 61mm||2.4" 61mm|
|Wheel Base||42.9" 1091mm||44.0" 1117mm||45.0" 1143mm||46.0" 1170mm|
|Reach||16.2" 411mm||17.1" 434mm||18.0" 456mm||18.9" 480mm|
|Stack||23.9" 607mm||24.3" 617mm||24.6" 626mm||25.0" 635mm|
|Rider Height||5'2" - 5'6"||5'7" - 5'10"||5'11" - 6'2"||6'3" - 6'7"|
|Rider Inseam||28" - 30"||28" - 32"||29" - 34"||35" - 38"|
|Fork||RockShox||Reba RL Boost 110x15, 120mm travel, 51mm offset, 110mm hub spacing|
|Crank||Sram||X5 with threaded 73 mm english bottom bracket|
|Brakes||Sram||Level TL, 180 mm front rotor, 160 mm rear rotor|
|Belt||Gates||CenterTrack, 113T, red color|
|Front Sprocket||Gates||CenterTrack, 42T|
|Rear Sprocket||Gates||CenterTrack, 26T|
|Rims||Race Face||Aeffect Plus|
|Hubs||Race Face||Boost 110x15 front, Boost 148x12 rear|
|Tires||Schwalbe||Nobby Nic 27.5 x 3.0" front, Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.8" rear|
|Stem||Spot||35mm bar clamp, 70mm length, 7 degree|
|Handlebar||Race Face||Aeffect 35mm clamp diameter, 10mm rise, 760mm width|
|Seatpost||Spot||30.9mm x 400mm|
|Seat Clamp||Spot||33.1 mm clamp diameter|