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  1. General Discussion
    Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Carbon Rocky Mountain is growing the Instinct Powerplay line-up by introducing three new models that feature a carbon front triangle. Using three different types of carbon, Rocky increased strength, stiffness, and impact resistance, all while decreasing the...
  2. 29er Bikes
    Rocky Mountain released the latest rendition of the Slayer today, and we had a chance to take one out for a ride with Rocky Mountain's PR frontman and former Olympian, Andreas Hestler, on some of the techiest trails in the Whistler valley. Rocky Mountain Slayer: everything you need to know...
  3. General Discussion
    Rocky Mountain is launching a new and improved version of its hard-hitting enduro bike. The 2020 Slayer features progressive geometry, a boost in front and rear suspension travel and adjustable geometry. Best of all, Rocky Mountain gives riders the ability to choose their preferred wheel size...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Dre Hestler captures one advantage of a Rocky Mountain e-bike in the life of a very fit but very busy father with limited, precious time to spend on the trails. Rocky Mountain announced a few interesting things in their e-bike offerings. First, there is a new model called the Instinct with less...
  5. General Discussion
    The Rocky Mountain Reaper proves that kid's bikes can shred hard, too. When you think kid's mountain bikes, high performance isn't typically the first thing that comes to mind. But the new Rocky Mountain Reaper aims to change that. "The Reaper can tear up singletrack, smash technical...
  6. General Discussion
    A huge cache of bikes such as these were stolen in Vancouver last week. Bad news out of British Columbia last week. During the night of Monday, September 24, a container full of 160 Rocky Mountain bicycles was broken into, and every single bike was stolen. The container was on the grounds of...
  7. General Discussion
    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. Because it's a BC edition, the new Rocky Mountain Instinct Alloy 50 BC with wider bars, big...
  8. General Discussion
    Rocky Mountain has unveiled the latest version of its popular Thunderbolt trail bike, which officially launched to the MTB world today. 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. Rocky also...
  9. General Discussion
    Rocky Mountain has updated the Vertex, its flagship XC-race hardtail. According to the accompanying PR material, its lightweight frame provides stiffness and rolling speed, while its modern, aggressive geometry inspires confidence - even in technical corners and on descents. To do this Rocky...
  10. General Discussion
    Rocky Mountain will return to the Enduro World Series in 2018 bolstered by the formation of a new partnership with Race Face. The two brands have a deep history together that began in 1993. When freeride was born Rocky Mountain and Race Face were there, under the same roof, meeting the needs of...
  11. General Discussion
    Editor's Note: This story is presented by Rocky Mountain Bicycles and 7Mesh. Interviews are by Mike Berard. Photos are courtesy 7Mesh. Video is by Peter Wojnar. For many, completing post-secondary schooling is a difficult task. For others, training and racing through Canada's grueling winter...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Wade Simmons has been in the freeride game since the beginning. He's left his mark on our sport through an extensive catalogue of images and video segments, showcasing his creative ability to conquer any line with unmistakable style. Simply put, Wade's career has been driven by his desire to do...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The freedom that comes from riding two wheels is a like no other. From the first time you rolled past the end of the driveway, to the most recent ride on your favorite singletrack trail. The evolution and context of every ride will change but your love for the ride never should. Professional...
  14. 29er Bikes
    Swoopy desert goodness on the Horsethief Bench trail outside Fruita, Colorado. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain/Paris Gore Just like the two main trail systems near Fruita, Colorado, Rocky Mountain's recently revamped and relaunched Pipeline and Instinct trail bikes offer distinctly different...
  15. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Stretching through high mountain meadows and down deep winding valleys, the trails of Sun Valley, Idaho are absolutely world class. The trails themselves hold a special feeling, built from the legacy of pioneers and visionaries exploring the region. Rocky Mountain Bicycles' athletes, Thomas...
  16. 29er Bikes
    What is it The Rocky Mountain Element is an iconic cross-country race bike. It's been in production in one form or another for over two decades. The newest iteration was launched last year, and features 120mm of front travel and 100mm out back. To match the increased travel, Rocky slackened...
  17. General Discussion
    The new Instinct is more versatile than before. Photo by Margus Riga Rocky Mountain's new Instinct serves as the platform for three different bikes. In the stock setting, the Instinct is an 140mm 29er that's 27.5+ compatible with a headset insert. By another name, the frame ships with plus...
  18. General Discussion
    Rocky Mountain worked closely with Wade Simmons to ensure the Powerplay ripped. Last month, Rocky Mountain unveiled an all new Altitude. It shared the same basic layout as its predecessor, but received key adjustments to improve geometry, suspension, and serviceability. As they were developing...
  19. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    One bike, four very different riding locales. In an effort to display the versatility of the new Rocky Mountain Altitude, the Canadian bike maker sent four different riders to four different countries, then set them loose with a film crew. Fourtified is the result. Watch the video and then hear...
  20. 27.5
    The last time Rocky Mountain gave the Altitude a thorough once over was back in 2013. That was right around the time when the mountain bike industry adopted 27.5 wheels and became obsessed with the word enduro. Now, they've unveiled a new version. It still has 27.5 wheels, 150mm of rear travel...
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