Rocky Mountain Bicycles Reviews and News


News: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL Carbon Announced for 2015

Now in carbon, the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL Carbon rides the wave of aggressive XC bikes designed to fit many different riding needs.

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First Look: Rocky Mountain’s 27.5-inch prototype Sherpa fatbike

“Practical” isn’t a word generally associated with fatbikes, but Rocky Mountain’s pragmatic Sherpa prototype may change all that.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Rocky Mountain Altitude brings full-tilt, all-mountain attitude

If we gave out a Chuck Norris award the 2014 Rocky Mountain Altitude MSL 770 Rally Edition would win by a tractor pull.

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Compare-O First Look: Rocky Mountain Altitude MSL 770 Rally Edition

Rocky Mountain’s Altitude MSL 770 Rally Edition has a long name, big tires and tall gears. Check out what else this Euro-style sled brings to the enduro party.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 1

Part one of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Ibis Ripley, Yeti SB95 Carbon, Intense Spyder Comp 29 Carbon, Ibis HDR 650b, Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt, GT Force, and Giant Trance 27.5

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 2

Part two of Krob’s Outdoor Demo bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Turner Czar, Santa Cruz Bronson C, Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Carbon, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 and the Rocky Mountain Altitude.

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2014 Rocky Mountain Altitude Rally Edition – 27.5 Enduro Bike

The Rocky Mountain Altitude 27.5 was a a runaway hit as it quickly sold out its first production run. Now, they follow it up with ‘Rally Edition’ for more demanding all mountain users.

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First Look: Rocky Mountain Instinct MSL – 130mm Travel Carbon 29er Revealed

Smooth going up and even plusher going down. The Rocky Mountain MSL is a capable ride for rocky, rooty, and fast terrain.

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Video: Fortitude – Shredding on the Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL

Watch Wade Simmons, Andreas Hestler, Thomas Vanderham and Geoff Gulevich all take their turns doing their best to give the Altitude 790 MSL a good flogging. Will Dre get Mark Weir’s KOM? Watch the Video!

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Rocky Mountain Altitude 650b / 27.5 Trail Bike – A Closer Look

The Rocky Mountain Altitude is all-new for 2013, with 650b / 27.5-inch wheels, 150mm of travel, carbon fiber or aluminum frame options, and adjustable geometry. We took a closer look at it at the annual Sea Otter Classic.

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BC Bike Race Announces Video Contest – Ride with Wade

Want to race the BC Bike Race but can’t because it’s sold out? Enter the “Ultimate Wade Experience” Video Contest and you could win a $10,000 Prize Pack with a new Rocky Mtn Element 970 RSL bike and race entry.

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Announcing Rocky Mountain’s 5 Episode Argentina Adventure Series

Sitting on the edge of the Andes, Bariloche is famous for its Catedral ski resort, the biggest in South America, and for its notoriously rugged backcountry terrain. After bouncing around various ideas of where we should take this year’s Rocky Mountain adventure, we dug deeper and discovered that Bariloche has a burgeoning mountain bike scene […]

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2013 Rocky Mountain Instinct 29er

Trail Bike Versatility with Cross Country DNA It’s about time a company made a bike like this. With the 2013 Instinct, we’ve taken what we learned from our many years of making great cross country bikes and added some trail-destroying 29er attitude. With 130mm of SmoothLink™ rear travel and RIDE-9 adjustable geometry, the Instinct caters […]

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2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude MSL 650b Preview

Introduction Rocky Mountain Bicycles is no stranger to trying new things. In 2009, they resurrected the venerable Altitude line; the name gracing a 140mm travel dual suspension bike. In 2010 this morphed into a 29er version with 120mm of travel. In 2009, the Altitude was described as “XC Marathon“. In 2010, the 29er version was also identified […]

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2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude

We’ll cut to the chase and let you know that the 2013 Altitude is the most complete and best riding Trail bike on the market. It’s the total Trail bike package. But wait a second, what is this category the bike industry calls “Trail”? Didn’t it used to be just cross-country and freeride? Isn’t most […]

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Announcing the 2013 Rocky Mountain Slayer Slopestyle

After over two years of development and testing we are happy to announce that we are making the Slayer Slopestyle available for purchase in 2013 in both complete bike and frame only. The Slayer SS has more R&D ride testing time than any other bike in our history. If we had a nickel for every […]

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Review: Rocky Mountain Slayer 70

Rocky Mountain’s goal for the latest iteration of their famed Slayer bike line was to create a world class All-Mountain/Enduro/DH adventure cycle machine.  Easy to pedal, light weight, and fantastic on the downhills.  Did they meet these goals?

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Rocky Mountain Factory Team – BC Bike Race Report

Featuring seven days of the best single track in the world, B.C. Bike Race is the mountain bike event we’d all do if we had a week away from reality. No other event compares to BC Bike Race with its quality of terrain, friendly atmosphere and sheer natural beauty. By the end of the week, […]

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2013 Rocky Mountain Element RSL Carbon 29er Preview

Review, video by Lee Lau. Pictures by Sharon Bader Introduction In one of the more obviously logical moves for a company to make, Rocky Mountain Bicycles is introducing a line of carbon Element 29ers for the 2013 model year. It’s obvious because only last year RMB unveiled aluminium Element 29ers. The company also has extensive proprietary carbon […]

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Announcing the 2013 Rocky Mountain Element 29 RSL

Following the success for our 2011 and 2012 carbon Element RSL and MSL models and our 2012 Element 29, it was only natural to follow up with the Element 29 RSL. The reception in 2012 of our new 29er geometry called RTC-29™, has finally and firmly established 29ers simply the faster and better option for […]

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Simmons and Vanderham Shred XC Bikes

Most mountain bikers aren’t lucky enough to have a quiver of bikes to choose from on any given day. Most mountain bikers aren’t blessed with places to shuttle a freeride or downhill bike

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Featured User Review: Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro Downhill Full Suspension Bike

Featured User Review: Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro Downhill Full Suspension Bike by DesertCrawler Price: $2300.00 at Rage Cycles Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Loaded Precision AMX 785mm bars, Loaded Precision AMX stem, ODI Rogue locking grips, ODI aluminum bar end plugs, MRP G2 chain guide/bash guard, Spike Spank […]

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Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Ends – Rocky Mountain Shifts Focus to U23 Development

October 25, 2011 – It is with mixed emotions that Rocky Mountain Bicycles announces the end of the Maxxis-Rocky Mountain World Cup race team. The team raced for three seasons (2009, 2010, and 2011) and achieved phenomenal results and exposure for both brands. The team was one of the only teams in the last decade […]

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