Rocky Mountain Bicycles Reviews and News


Rocky Mountain Pipeline plus bike review

Think plus bikes are just for beginners? The Rocky Mountain Pipeline might change your mind. Check out the Mtbr review.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Plus Bike


What makes the Santa Cruz Hightower great? For starters, it’s not just a plus bike; it’s a trail ripping, do-it-all singletrack slayer that can be set up with 27.5+ wheels and a 150mm fork or 29er hoops and 140mm of front end squish. Click through to find out more.

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Rocky Mountain Suzi Q embraces 27.5 standard


Traditional fat bikes are a blast in the snow and sand, but the handling can feel slow outside of their natural environment. New wheel and tire standards are helping change that.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Rocky Mountain Slayer


The Rocky Mountain Slayer is back with a full carbon frame, 27.5 wheels, and 165mm of enduro crushing travel. See how it fared at Outerbike in Moab.

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2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer unveiled


The Slayer is back. New bike replaces Altitude as Rocky Mountain’s enduro racer.

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Rocky Mountain Growler and Reaper first look


Whether you’re little ripper or just a kid at heart, Rocky Mountain has two new models that are sure to please.

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BC Bike Race Diary: Wrapping it up in Whistler


Read the final entry of our racer’s diary from the BC Bike Race. A bitter sweet end to an amazing adventure that will leave you wanting to return for more.

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BC Bike Race Diary: North Shore and Squamish – Now we’re talking!


Our racer hits his stride on Stage 5 and passes a boat load of competitors. Stage 6 provided plenty of challenges, too. Read the latest here.

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BC Bike Race Diary: Feeling human again!


Luck begins to turn around for our racer as he draws a plane transfer spot and then starts enjoying the BC flow.

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BC Bike Race Diary: Racing and luck, bad luck


Read the second installment of this race diary from our friend, Alex Kramer as he races the BC Bike Race for the first time. Sometimes, the best laid plans…

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BC Bike Race Diary: Better than a midlife crisis!


Turning 40 — and racing the BC Bike Race on a Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt. What better way to stave off a midlife crisis.

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The most exciting new XC bikes of 2016 (so far)


In recent years, cross country race courses have become more technical. To help give their athletes a competitive edge, a number of brands are launching bikes that are more capable of tackling technical terrain. Check out the most versatile new XC bikes released this year.

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Rocky Mountain releases thoroughly updated Element 29er XC race bike


The Element has been Rocky Mountain’s premiere XC race bike for two decades. It’s evolved considerably over the years and the newest version is claimed to be the most capable to date.

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New Rocky Mountain Pipeline trail bike launched


Rocky Mountain essentially invented the plus bike category two years ago. Now they’re back at it with the new 130mm Pipeline. Click through for spec and pricing details, plus an interview with their product team.

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Flo Like Water with EWS racer Florian Nicolai


Hit play to watch EWS heavyweight Florian Nicolai navigate the challenging terrain of the Alps with unsurpassed style.

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9 Dream Bikes That Will Break Your Budget


Amazing bikes from GT, Marin, Norco, BMC, Intense, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott and Cannondale for the Powerball winning mountain biker.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000


27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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First Ride Review: Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition


From general trail riding to long adventure rides or backcountry stage races to steep and blown out shuttle descents — this bike is ready.

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Round up: 13 affordable mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget. Brands highlighted include: BMC, Breezer, Cannondale, Fuji, GT, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Scott and Surface 604.

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Round up: Hot, new Plus mountain bikes for 2016


A look at some of the newest mountain bikes with Plus size tires from brands like Cannondale, Ellsworth, Foes, Fuji, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco and more.

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First Look: Rocky Mountain Maiden downhill bike


Optimized for either 26” or 27.5” wheels, the Rocky Mountain Maiden’s four bar Smoothlink suspension rotates on oversized bearings and collet axles. New braking technology, integrated frame protection, and electronics compatibility are some of the highlights.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times


Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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Sea Otter: Rocky Mountain Sherpa 27.5+ bike debuts


The acts of bike packing and shredding singletrack are usually mutually exclusive. But Rocky Mountain is trying to turn that notion on its head.

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Sea Otter: Cross-country race bike round up


With full-suspension, short-travel cross country bikes weighing in lighter than ever, and pedaling with near-hardtail efficiency, we’re seeing pro racers and weekend warriors alike choose the extra squish. Here are some the newest choices coming into the market.

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Photo Gallery: Bikes of the Global Fat Bike Summit


See what was on display at this gathering of all things fat in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Video: Fat Free – Fat Bike Freeriding on a Blizzard


Watch Rocky Mountain freeriders Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons and Brett Tippie tear it up on the Blizzard fat bike. Fat bike + freeride = FUN!

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Round-up: 12 awesome value mountain bikes under $3000


Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget.

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Interbike: 9 super cool displays from Interbike


Interbike: Ho-hum just won’t do for these 9 Interbike exhibitors with super cool trade show displays.

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Eurobike: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 799 MSL


Rocky Mountain’s Thunderbolt 799 MSL an electrifying XC rig with a shocking price tag.

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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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