What sets the Growler apart?
Holds the line
Hardtail isn’t dead—so we went all out in making the Growler as capable, aggressive, and as fast as possible on rowdy, rad trails. Charge hard—the Growler’s with ya.
Stubborn levels of traction
Sure, the Grower rips trails fast. But for technical climbs and loose trail, we opted for big rubber and “dig-the-hell-in” geometry to ensure ridiculous levels of traction and competence over the loose and uneven stuff. So good, it’s stubborn.
We purpose-built the Growler around 29 x 2.6 tires. The result is a fast-rolling, hugely competent, and impossibly fun hardtail machine. Fully internal cables and a boost rear hub really tie the room together on any trail, too.
"This Growler goes out to all you hardcore hardtail riders."
"The slack headtube angle, and aggressive geometry will have you making line choices as if you we were on a full-suspension. Affordable build options and precise handling make this an excellent choice for someone looking to diversify their quiver, or buy their first mountain bike."
"The way back down. That's where the Growler is leaps ahead of the other hardtails we had for the Value Field Test. Actually, it’s ahead of some of the full-suspension bikes as well. "
"We really loved that Rocky designed the Growler to provide an enduro-inspired downhill experience packed into a hardtail. Riders looking for this will appreciate a mountain bike with a reasonable price tag that is packed with modern conveniences and components."
The Growler proves that the secret order of hardtail trail shredders is alive and thriving. Sure, it’s got that classic hardtail profile. But 21st century touches across the platform reveal a future proofed, instant classic. 29x2.6 tires for ridiculous grip. An aggressive ride character for surprising levels of confidence while descending or ripping tough trails. A refreshingly simple (and tough) package for rowdy days at the trails. More satisfying than a tropical IPA growler fill on a hot day—and way, way faster. Cheers, eh.
Frame: Rocky Mountain 6061 Alloy. Threaded BB. Boost 148mm. Tapered Zerostack Headtube. Dropper Post Compatible. Rear Triangle
Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL 150mm 44mm Offset
Front Travel: 150mm
Headset: Rocky Mountain | Sealed 36°x45° Bearings | 30.2mm x 41mm x 7.1mm Upper | 40mm x 51.8mm x 7.5mm Lower | 1.5" Crown Race
Stem: Rocky Mountain 35 AM | 5° Rise | All Sizes = 40m
Handlebar: Rocky Mountain AM 800mm
Grips: Ergon GE10 EVO Lock On
Brakes: Shimano MT4120 4 Piston | Resin Pads
Shifters: Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Cranks & Chainring: Shimano Deore 12spd 30T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano SM-BB52
Cassette: Shimano Deore 10-51T 12spd
Chain: Shimano M6100
Front Hub: Shimano MT410 | 15mm Boost
Rear Hub: Shimano MT410 Boost 148mm
Spokes: 2.0 Stainless
Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 Tubeless | 32H | Tubeless Ready - Tape and Valves Incl
Tires: F - WTB Vigilante TCS Light High Grip Tri-Tec 29 x 2.6 | R - WTB Trail Boss G2 TCS Light Fast Rolling Tri-Tec 29 x 2.6
Seatpost: Rocky Mountain Toonie Drop Alloy | 30.9mm
Saddle: Rocky Mountain 148 Cromo
Weight: This information isn't available yet. We will update the weight of this model as soon as possible.\
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