Rocky Mountain Bicycles Reviews and News


Rocky Mountain Reaper kid’s bike launched


The new Rocky Mountain Reaper packs the same aggressive trail performance found in their full suspension bikes like the Altitude and Instinct, but in a smaller package for young rippers.

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Thieves steal 160 Rocky Mountain bicycles from container


During the night of Monday, September 24, a container full of 160 Rocky Mountain bicycles was broken into, and every single bike was stolen.

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Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition released


The Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 50 BC edition is the latest offering from the North Vancouver-based bike maker. It’s designed to shred the gnar — and do a reasonable job when the trail turns skyward.

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2018 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt debuts


Key changes to the new carbon frame are an increase in rear travel to 130mm, plus increases to stiffness and a lowering of the shock rate curve.

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2018 Rocky Mountain Vertex debuts


Rocky Mountain has updated the Vertex, its flagship XC-race hardtail, which is now lighter and more aggressive.

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Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team announced


Rocky Mountain will return to the Enduro World Series in 2018 bolstered by the formation of a new partnership with Race Face.

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Partners in Grime: Felix Burke and Quinn Moberg


For many, completing post-secondary schooling is a difficult task. For others, training and racing through Canada’s grueling winter weather is overwhelming. But what about doing both?

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Video: Wade Simmons’ Pipedream


Wade Simmons has been in the freeride game since the start. He’s left his mark on our sport via an extensive catalogue of images and videos, showcasing his ability to conquer any line with style. This is his perfect bike.

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Shift in Perception: An ode to plus bikes


“It’s become apparent to me that the big advantage of running plus tires is the ability to maintain momentum and speed over rough terrain.” — Wade Simmons

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Rocky Mountain Instinct and Pipeline first impressions


Two-day test session in Fruita, Colorado, aboard revised 29er and 27.5+ options from North Vancouver-based bike maker.

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Going deep with Thomas Vanderham and Sam Schultz


Stretching through high mountain meadows and down deep winding valleys, the trails of Sun Valley, Idaho, are absolutely world class. Thomas Vanderham and Sam Schultz went to see for themselves.

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Rocky Mountain Element BC Edition review


Rocky Mountain’s new Element BC Edition is an XC race bike that’s fully embraced the benefits of trail-oriented geometry and components.

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Rocky Mountain Instinct, Instinct BC, and Pipeline revised


Rocky Mountain’s new Instinct serves as the platform for three different bikes. Which version is up your alley?

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Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay eMTB debuts


Before jumping in the e-game, Rocky Mountain wanted to do things the right way. That meant creating an all new electric drivetrain and mounting it in their hottest new trail bike.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude tackles the globe


The four horsemen. 4x4s. Four leafed clovers. Four letter words. Fourtified. Wade Simmons, Rémi Gauvin, Vaea Verbeeck, and Carson Storch take their new Altitudes to the four corners of the earth to shoot our new film.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude redesign debuted


The new Rocky Mountain is everything you’d expect from a modern trail bike AND it’s compatible with 26+.

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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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