2021 Rocky Mountain Slayer – Thomas Vanderham’s custom build 

August 19, 2020

The Slayer was designed to be ridden fast, sent off huge hits, and take the abuse of a bike park lap after lap. The Slayer has become a go-to platform for Rocky Mountain freerider, Thomas Vanderham - especially when it comes to spending time in the bike park. Thomas’ custom-built Slayer has some of what you’d expect, and some that you wouldn’t! 






Frame: Slayer, size Large, RIDE-4 Position 2 (second from slackest) 

Fork: Fox 38 Float EVOL Grip2 Factory Series 180mm 

Shock: Fox X2 230x65mm, with Rocky Mountain shock bearing eyelets 

Stem: OneUp Components 35mm reach, 35mm clamp EDC 

Handlebar: OneUp Components 790mm width, 35mm clamp, 35mm rise 
Grips: SDG ODI Hansolo 

Brakes: Shimano XTR 4 Piston | Finned Metal Pads | RT86 203mm Fr | RT86 203mm Rr 

Shifter: Shimano XTR 12-speed 

Derailleur: Shimano XTR 12-speed 

Crankset: Shimano XT 

Cassette: Shimano XTR 

Chain: Shimano XTR 

Chainguide: OneUp Components Chain Guide Top Kit V2 

Pedals: Shimano Saint 

Wheels: Stan’s No Tubes Sentry 27.5 rims on Shimano XTR hubs 

Tires: Maxxis Assegai DD MaxxGrip 27.5x2.50WT Fr / Maxxis Minion DHF DD MaxxGrip 27.5x2.50WT Rr 

Seatpost: SDG Micro carbon fibre I-Beam 

Saddle: SDG Patriot 

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