Boutique brand Spot Cycles out of Golden, Colorado have two new hardtail options on the board today, following the release of the revised Mayhem 130 and new Mayhem 150. Both options forgo rear suspension, and one opts for a single gear.
Spot has prided itself on XC bikes for some time, with roots in hardtail riding and singlespeeds, and now they have the Carbon Rocker, available as a singlespeed or geared hardtail.
“Hardtail riding and singlespeeding are where many of us found our love for mountain biking,” says Spot CEO Andrew Lumpkin. “We decided to re-launch our beloved Rockers in carbon to amplify and modernize the pure and simple qualities we love about hardtailing.”
The Rocker frames have a threaded bottom bracket, Boost-spaced rear axles, and internal cable routing – aside from the rear brake hose, which is run externally along the downtube.
Tire clearance is said to be big enough for a 29×2.4-inch or 27.5×2.8-inch tire. Both of the frames have a recommended fork travel range of 100-130mm.
The Rockers are available in four frame sizes: S, M, L, and XL. A medium Rocker runs 440mm of reach (changing by 30mm in either direction), a short 410mm seat tube, a 67° head tube angle and a 75.5° seat tube angle. On the medium again, the wheelbase is 1,177mm.
Both of the bikes have a very light carbon frame, with updated geometry. The Carbon Rocker SS has a limited-edition Gates Carbon Drive Red belted drivetrain. The SS can also be configured with either a 29- or 27.5-inch wheels, with builds as light as 19.7lbs. The least expensive of the three complete builds is priced at $3,300.
The Carbon Rocker Geared bike can run both wheel sizes and weights are as low as 21.3lbs. They have four builds starting at $3,500.
Want to know more? Check out all the details at the Spot Bikes website.