Rocky Mountain Bicycles 2016 Sherpa 27+

Rocky Mountain Bicycles 2016 Sherpa 27+

The first questions is most likely this... what is 27+

In essence, it's a new wheel format for mountain bikes, burlier than 27" (650b), though not as pneumatically challenging as the current 26" fat-tire standard. Combining a 26" diameter wheel with a 4" width tyre does present challenges for creating a bike with sharp handling... so a new format has been revealed 27+, sharing the standard that's common across bike and component manufacturers and introducing a wider wheel/tire combination.

One of the first manufacturers to launch a bike featuring these new wheel and tire standards is Rocky Mountain, with their 2016 Sherpa. It's a dual suspension bike aimed at adventure/expedition riders.

Rocky Mountain Bicycles 2016 Sherpa 27+ Black/Gold

Rocky Mountain 2016 Sherpa 27+ Features:

Frame: Smoothwall Carbon with 6005 Alloy rear-triangle
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colour: Black/Gold
Fork: Manitou Magnum 27.5+ 120mm
Rear shock: Manitou McLeaod 95mm
Drivetrain: Shimano SLX/XT/Deore 2x10
Rims: WTB Scraper I45 27.5+
Tires: WTB Trailblazer 27.5+ TCS 27.5" x  2.8"

Just to prove the value of the new format, Rocky Mountain dispatch some riders out into the world, including Wade Simmons and Andreas Hestler.

Source: Rocky Mountain Bicycles

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