Quick note on availability: YES, if the website shows we have this bike we do have this bike. It is our top selling bike of any make or model, so we keep a close count on inventory to keep the website accurate. Reapers take 1-3 days after you place your order to ship out.
The Reaper packs the same aggressive trail performance found in our full suspension bikes like the Altitude and Instinct, but in a smaller package for young rippers. Don't fear the Reaper.
The Reaper can tear up singletrack, smash technical descents, and slay bike park laps all day long. And, because we know that kids grow (and have younger siblings), the Reaper is easily convertible from 24” wheels to 26” wheels and vice versa. We also have the Reaper 27.5 option, to keep your kids shredding longer!
Interchangeable Wheel Sizes
As they grow, Reaper grows. The Reaper 24 and Reaper 26 share the same frame, so once your grom is a little big for the Reaper 24, simply pickup a 26” wheel set and you are back in business. This is a fantastic option and the perfect sized bike for a youth rider who is not quite ready for an adult XS. We have found that most riders ride the Reaper as a 24” for 1.5 – 2 years and the 26” wheel set for an additional year.
Alternatively, if you are after the Rocky Mountain Reaper with a better spec to start, you can go with the Reaper 26 and downsize the wheel set when you start. This does take a little bit of work as 24” wheel sets are not as readily available, but we often build customers these wheels using 24” rims and custom cut spokes. Save those stock spokes and rims for when you are ready to upsize back to a Reaper 26 in a couple of years.
While the Reaper 27.5 does not share the same frame as the smaller Reapers (and the wheels are not interchangeable with the 26/24 model), it does feature a youth specific 27.5 wheeled frame. A low standover height, shorter reach, and suspension kinematics designed for lighter riders make the Reaper 27.5 an attractive choice.
Adjustable, proper geometry
The Rocky Mountain Reaper has proper geometry, whether you grom is a racer or just needs some suspension at the local bike part. Rocky Mountain integrates their Ride-9 geometry into the reaper which allows for 9 different geometry position which adjust the bikes head tube angle. Combing the Reapers Ride-9 with the interchangeable wheels leave you with one of the most versatile youth bikes available.
Built for youth
Whether it is the Reaper 24, 26, or 27.5, they are all designed with youth riders in mind. Both geometry and suspension kinematics are properly tuned for lighter riders. The adjustable air sprung suspension can be dialed in for riders for all sizes. Standover height is kept low on the reaper to ensure kids have the confidence needed to mount (and dismount) comfortably. While the Reaper 26 comes stock with a dropper post, the Reaper 24 has the cable port to run an internally routed 100mm dropper post like its bigger brother.
North Shore Spec
One thing that Rocky Mountain seems to know better than anyone else is product spec and what real riders need. While price is always an important aspect for each bike (especially $2000+ kids bikes), Rocky Mountain does a great job with overall spec and ensuring that performance in maintained throughout the line. The Rocky Mountain Reaper is no different as Rocky Mountain has put together a fantastic group kit catered to youth riders and keeping the price point’s inline with competitors.
With the sport of Mountain Biking exploding over the past few seasons, a need for capable full suspension youth bikes is at an all time high. After all, you want to be able to ride those same trains with you grom as your buddies, right? Rocky Mountain knows this more than anymore and has made an absolute ripper of a kids bike.