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2021 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt – Jesse Munden’s custom build

August 19, 2020

Quick and nimble, the Thunderbolt is all about being playful out there on the trail. What says that better than a kid who can nose bonk, spin, and jump just about anything. Jesse Munden is from Kamloops, British Columbia and at 14-years old is already making noise. He’s been on Rocky Mountain for the past few years and rides everything from a Slayer in the bike park to an Altitude Powerplay on the local trails – but the Thunderbolt is his favourite. The kid loves to jump, spin, and play – so we let him.

 

 

 

 

 

Frame: Thunderbolt Alloy, size Small, RIDE-9 Position 9 (Steepest)

Fork: Fox 34 Float EVOL Grip2 Factory Series 140mm

Shock: Fox DPX2 210x55mm, with Rocky Mountain shock bearing eyelets

Stem: Spank Spike 33mm reach, 35mm

Handlebar: Spank Spike Vibracore 780mm width, 35mm clamp, 25mm rise
Grips: Spank Spike

Brakes: Shimano SLX 180mm Fr | 180mm Rr

Shifter: Shimano Deore 12-speed

Derailleur: Shimano Deore 12-speed

Crankset: Race Face Aeffect

Cassette: Shimano Deore

Chain: Shimano Deore

Pedals: Spank Oozy

Wheels: Spank 350 wheels (with Tubes!)

Tires: Maxxis Dissector EXO MaxxTerra 27.5x2.40WT Fr and Rr

Seatpost: Fox Transfer Post 150mm drop, 30.9

Saddle: Spank Oozy

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