via VitalMTB & Chris Olivier:
Black Market has long been one of the most popular hardtail brands within the dirt jump, street, park, and slopestyle scenes. They first made the move into the full suspension game with their slopestyle frame dubbed the Killswitch - several riders were rocking it at Colorado Crankworx, including Justin Wyper and Conor Mcfarlane. Then late last year they announced an all-mountain frame called the Roam. Even though it's classified as an all mountain bike, we know this machine is capable of much more. Recently we saw Carter Holland launch it off the huge step-up at Woodard West and take 3rd in the Crankworx Colorado Air DH.
The original version of the Roam by Black Market Bikes
The Roam is getting ready to go into final production and should be available soon. They've made a few tweaks since the initial version that you should be aware of:
As seen in the images below, the top tube is losing most of its curves, which will have the biggest visual impact on the frame. Instead of the top tube making two bends, it will now go straight from the headtube to the seat tube, with a curved tube providing strength between the two. This change does not impact standover hegith and will provide even more rigidity and strength.
Geometry for a Large Roam Frame (Click to Expand)
Black Market Roam Production Changes
The original version provided 5.7" of travel via Black Market's Hammer Link suspension system. The final version will have 4.3 or 6.3" of travel using the included "Shock Shuttle." This will make it a bit more fun on the downhills and a bit more enjoyable on XC rides or major climbs on epic adventures.
Also new are the mechanical sliding dropouts. You simply loosen two bolts on each side and use an allen wrench to adjust the drops horizontal position. This allows for a wide range of setup options.
Black Market Roam Sliding Dropouts