Bike Magazine


First ride on the new Altitude

April 26, 2017

"When losing altitude, it’s so goddamn balanced, and holy crap does it grip. About two-thirds of the Altitude’s rear wheel travel is very active and linear. When setup with the quick rebound (like it should be), you can load the suspension into corners, achieve incredible grip, and then pop right back out without losing any speed. I know I can’t roost like Vanderham, but the Altitude makes me feel like I’m doing it exactly like him."

Bike Magazine's Ryan Palmer was one of a select few journalists to get an advance look at our new Altitude. Head over to Bike Mag to see the rest of his first impressions.

Zurück News RMB x 7Mesh: Coastal Collaboration For the 2017 season we are launching the Coastal Collaboration with 7mesh Industries! The tightly focused collection features core 7mesh garments with Rocky Mountain design elements.
Vor News Das neue Altitude Bringt Trail biken in eine neue Dimension. Oft kopiert, doch nie erreicht, das komplett neue Altitude übertrifft alles, was ein modernes Trail Bike leisten soll.

Das Slayer erntet Bestnoten bei der Bibel aller Bike Tests

January 03, 2017

“Das ist eines der fähigsten All-Mountain Bikes, das Rocky Mountain je entwickelt hat. Die Kanadier haben es aber nicht nur bei hervorragenden Fahreigenschaften belassen, sondern präsentieren ein Bike mit bestechendem Design und technologisch auf dem neuesten Stand.” - Bike Magazine

Wir sind einfach nur begeistert. Die Testergebnisse sind veröffentlicht und im Vergleich mit vierunddreißig der besten Bikes am Markt hat unser Slayer 770 MSL bei der vom Bike Magazine erstellten Bibel aller Biketests 2017 ausschließlich Bestnoten erzielt.

“Das Slayer läutet eine neue Ära im All-Mountain Bereich ein und bringt Fahrer weiter denn je.”

“Die neue Geometrie, zusammen mit 27,5 Zoll Rädern, machen das Bike sehr kontrollierbar und zuverlässig - für ein Bike mit so viel Federweg fährt es sich erstaunlich grazil und direkt. Mit seinem slacken Lenkwinkel, der dank Rocky’s Ride-4™ Chipsatzes zwischen 64,75 und 65,85 Grad liegt, dem gedrungenen 425 mm bzw. 430 mm Hinterbau, und dem tief liegenden Tretlager ist es nicht verwunderlich, dass das Slayer auch vor den härtesten und steilsten Abfahrten nicht Halt macht.”

Klicke hier für das Video und den Testbericht

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Thunderbolt & Altitude Lauded at the Bible of Bike Tests

January 27, 2016

We're honoured to have two bikes selected to be in Bike Magazine's 2016 Bible of Bike Tests. Both the Altitude 770 MSL and the Thunderbolt 799 MSL were lauded by testers, and we're proud of how they stack up against the competition.

Altitude 770 MSL

"Compared to some of the other all-mountain bikes, it felt downright ethereal. This was refreshing and liberating when it came time to hump uphill, and the Altitude has the steep seat angle and clean suspension kinematics to hustle upward with an ease that will endear it to XC racers and all-day climbers alike. The absence of heft and sense of balance persisted when pointed downhill too, making for a nimble ride aided by neutral handling and an effective, supple suspension."

Full Round Table video, review, and Q&A here.


Thunderbolt 799 MSL

We've been blown away by all the ladies ripping it up on the Thunderbolt, so for this year's Bible of Bike Tests we floated the idea of their women's bike testers evaluating it. We had them try the top-of-the-line 799 MSL model just to be cheeky, but don't worry: we make Thunderbolts across most price points.

"It “climbs like a cheetah on speed,” wrote one tester, while another noted: “This bike is built to go fast." (...) The XC-trail nature of the Thunderbolt was a perfect match for the Kingdom Trails network, which largely consists of buttery-smooth dirt ribbons twisting through tight trees, with an occasional root section mix in, and short, punchy climbs and descents. The 27.5-inch wheels, 16.6-inch chainstays and 44-inch wheelbase (size medium) no doubt aided in the Thunderbolt’s exceptional maneuverability through the forest mazes, and its rocket-like acceleration points to its astounding 25.5-pound weight. Testers also remarked that the bike descended with more authority than expected, with its 120 millimeters of rear travel feeling deeper than the number purports."

Full Round Table video, review, and Q&A here.

Zurück News Farewell to Raphaël Gagné We'd like to thank Raphaël Gagné for his nine seasons of dedication to racing and to our brand. Wish wish you the best in 2016 and beyond!
Vor News Rocky Mountain Supports Endure Nepal Film A women's mountain bike adventure film documenting travel to Langtang Valley, Nepal, to rebuild after the earthquakes of 2015.

Bike Mag's Thunderbolt BC Dream Build

December 03, 2015

Bike Magazine's Brice Minnigh selected our Thunderbolt BC Edition as the platform for his 2016 "Dream Build."

"When it came to choosing my dream build, I approached the privilege as literally as I could: I picked the bike that had pervaded my dreams the most over the past year" said Brice. "And while a small handful of bikes have crept into my dream space in recent months, none of them have left such an indelible impression as the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition."

Read the full spec breakdown of Brice's Chromag-adorned Thunderbolt over on!

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Bike Mag Lauds Thunderbolt MSL

January 14, 2015

"Why did two of our editors pick the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition as their favorite of the 2015 Bible of Bike Tests? Well, for starters, because it climbs with the speed of a lightning bolt hurled by Zeus himself. And such spectacular displays of fireworks are aptly followed by the heavy rumble of thunder as it blasts through burly descents with all the power of a 6-inch-travel all-mountain bike."
— Bike Magazine, 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

Read the full review over on or in the January issue of Bike Magazine

Zurück News Hestler Talks Thunderbolt MSL It's clear that the lightweight, playful 120mm bike is right in his wheelhouse.
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