Rock is not dead. While the Rock Racing Pro Cycling Team may have hit some snags in their season prep, the Rock Racing brand seems to be alive and well. You may recall that Rock unveiled a line of Rock Racing branded complete bikes at Interbike last year, but noted that the bikes were only prototypes and were unsure of when they would be available.
Now the Rock Racing R&D team has posted the first pictures of their full production frames, called the X-2, over on their blog. While there is still no availability date, it does show us that the brand is active and alive, despite some speculation that Rock Racing would be folding. The frames are visually very similar to the frames debuted at Interbike, but engineers have been working on structural and ride quality before launching production.
The X-2 will come in white or red color schemes, and while we cant vouch for the ride quite yet, the frames do have those signature Rock Racing aesthetics.
Rock says their bikes will be assembled right here in the USA in the interest of quality control, and engineers have promised to release numbers from strength and stiffness testing soon, so stay tuned to BikeRumor for updates. More pictures after the jump…