Singapore brand Rockman, distributed in France by our partner Trialprod, are now well established on the trials market, after just two years! At the start of their life, Rockman only had their famous Rockpads in their catalogue, but their progress has been very impressive: Rockman now produce a large range of bikes (in their own factory in Singapore) and components which are among the best on the market.
Last month we presented Rockman’s 2010 20” range, the Manus & the Aurem III, now built from U6 Aluminium so that they are now even lighter, and still with the artistic paintjobs. Top British rider Ben Savage signed up with Rockman then unveiled the new Slate II that he is currently riding (Ben Savage’s Slate II). Ben’s Slate is an anodised silver model constructed from U6 Aluminium, the same as the new 20” models, with a headtube that is cut away at the sides instead of the front and the big reinforcing plates on the seat tube are retained from the Slate I.
Now here are the first photos of the production Slate IIs, available as announced in fresh-looking anodised orange and green colours. The rear end has been redesigned to improve stiffness and the frame will be available in a V-brake version (which should please a lot of UK riders). The HS33 frames will be available from Trialprod in about a week.
Geometry and weight:
Ben Savage on his Slate 2:
More photos by Matt Morgan in the article Ben Savage on his Slate 2!