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Das neue Instinct und Instinct BC Edition

August 23, 2017

Fahrstabil und aggressiv, das Instinct ist unser vielseitigstes Trail Bike.

Mit den 29“ Laufrädern und den vielseitigen RIDE-9 ™ Einstellungsmöglichkeiten ist das brandneue Instinct sowohl in Carbon, als auch in Aluminium erhältlich. Der vollkommen neugestaltete Rahmen gibt hinten 140mm Federweg frei, sorgt für erhöhte Steifigkeit und optimiert die Dämpferkinematik. Trotz des erhöhten Federweges weist das Instinct ein deutlich effizienteres Pedalieren und ein verbessertes Ansprechverhalten und natürlich die Merkmale der nächsten Generation auf.

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Wir haben die neue Instinct BC Edition in ein aggressives Trail-Monster verwandelt – typisch für ein Bike aus British Columbia.

Der optimierte Umlenkhebel und der Dämpfer mit längerem Hub, sorgen für den hinteren 155mm Federweg und für eine ultraaggressive Geometrie. Die Instinct BC Edition hat einen breiteren Lenker, breitere Reifen, steifere Laufräder und eine Federung, die eine Menge wegstecken kann. Es brettert über die Trails, liegt in den Kurven wie auf Schienen und pflügt über alles, was unter die Räder kommt, ohne dabei die Kletter-Effizienz außer Acht zu lassen. Das macht die Instinct BC Edition zum Publikumsliebling.

Begrenzte Stückzahlen und Größen sind ab dem 24. August verfügbar. Allgemeine Verfügbarkeit ab Mitte/Ende Oktober. Bitte wendet Euch zur Vorbestellung an Euren Rocky Mountain Händler. Regionale Verfügbarkeit kann variieren.

„Es ist unglaublich, wie viel Spaß ich mit dem neuen Instinct hatte. Ich war begeistert davon, wie mühelos sich das Bike bei hoher Geschwindigkeit beherrschen lässt, während es durch Verbesserungen der Geometrie und Steifigkeit wendig und stabil bleibt. Das Instinct kam mit jedem Terrain klar, dass ich ihm zugemutet hatte, und eröffnete ganz neue Möglichkeiten auf Trails, auf denen ich seit über zehn Jahren unterwegs bin." - Thomas Vanderham

INSTINCT
Einsatzgebiet
: Trail
Laufradgrösse: 29" (27.5+ ready)
Vorderradfederung: 140mm
Hinterradfederung: 140mm

INSTINCT BC EDITION
Einsatzgebiet
: Aggressive Trail
Laufradgrösse: 29" (27.5+ ready)
Vorderradfederung: 160mm
Hinterradfederung: 155mm

Verbessertes Ansprechverhalten

Wir haben die allgemeine Progression und die Unterstützung des Negativfederweges („Sag“) erhöht und zugleich die Stoßempfindlichkeit verbessert. Höhere „Anti-Squat“-Werte verbessern die Treteffizienz erheblich.

Zukunftstechnologien

Umfassende evolutionäre plattformübergreifende Updates enthalten Features wie geschraubte Achsen, einseitige Kugellagerzapfen, integrierte „Spirit Guide“-Kettenführung, Boost-Naben und Kompatibilität für Dämpfer mit metrischen Einbaulängen.

Überarbeitetes RIDE-9™ System

Unser RIDE-9™ System bietet ein großes Spektrum an Rahmengeometrie- und Federungseinstellmöglichkeiten; es ist vom Rahmen in die Federungsverbindung umgezogen, um ein leichteres und schmaleres Design zu ermöglichen.

Progressive Rahmengeometrie

Um Kontrolle und Abfahrtsfähigkeiten hinzuzufügen, haben wir die Länge erhöht, den Steuerwinkel verringert und das Tretlager abgesenkt. Wir haben die kurzen Kettenstreben bewahrt, um das Bike agil zu halten und einen moderat steilen Sitzwinkel eingesetzt, um eine bessere Anstiegsleistung zu gewährleisten.

 

 Technische details

  • Höhere „Anit-Squat“-Werte für bessere Treteffizienz
  • 29” Wide Trail und 27,5+ kompatibel
  • Die maximale Reifenfreiheit liegt bei 29 x 2,6 und 27,5 x 2,8 (3,0 mit Niedrigprofilnoppen).
  • Lager in allen Gelenken, untere Stoßdämpferbrücke eingeschlossen (auch kompatibel mit Sekundärmarkt-Dämpfern)
  • Blinddrehpunkte maximieren die Bodenfreiheit
  • Leichtere, gepunzte Hinterachse
  • Alle Instinct Modelle verfügen über den FSA extend-O-matic Steuersatz. Zusätzlich wird eine zweite (größere) untere Lagerschale mitgeliefert, welche dem Fahrer ermöglicht auch auf 27,5+ Laufräder umzusteigen und das ohne eine Veränderung des Fahrverhaltens und den Austausch der Federgabel.
  • Verbesserte Kabelführung: Große Steuerrohröffnungen, durchgängige Schaltzughülle, große Unterrohr-Zugangsöffnung, innenliegende Schalt- und Bremszüge im vorderen Rahmendreieck
  • Zukunftssichere Kompatibilität mit Di2, Fox Live und Vario-Sattelstützen gleichzeitig
  • Sattelstützenlänge wurde angepasst um längere Vario-Stützen aufnehmen zu können.
  • Kettenstreben- und Unterrohrschutz.
  • Integrierte “Spirit Guide” Kettenführung, mit 2-Bolzen ISCG05
  • Die BC Edition hat einen speziellen Link mit 155 mm Federweg und fester Geometrie.
  • Erhöhte Hauptlagerstützbreite verlängert die Lagerlebensdauer und erhöht die Rahmenstabilität
  • Geringere Schritthöhe
  • Deutlich steifer, dank einteiliger Sattelstrebe, neue Hülle und aktualisierte Carbonschichtung (47.7% höhere seitliche Steife)
  • Kompatibel mit modernen Teilen (Boost Naben, metrische Dämpferlängen, 180mm Bremsen nachrüstbar, etc.)
  • Alle Rahmengrößen bieten Platz für eine Trinkflasche im vorderen Rahmendreieck, auch mit Dämpfern mit Ausgleichsbehälter
  • Rahmengrößen: S bis XL
  • Gewicht:
    • Rahmen & Dämpfer: 5,09 lb (2310 g), bei Rahmengröße M
    • Rahmen & Dämpfer: 5,62 lb (2550 g), bei Rahmengröße M, Instinct BC Ed.
    • Schutz, Kettenführung & Achse: 0,57 lb (260 g)
    • Instinct Carbon 70 komplett: 27,4 lb (12,4 kg), bei Rahmengröße M
    • Instinct Carbon 90 BC Edition komplett: 29,5 lb (13,4 kg), bei Rahmengröße M

 

Hinweis: 

Um unsere Produktpalette klarer zu beschreiben, haben wir die Namensgebung unserer Bikes geändert. Was einst Instinct 970 MSL war, heißt jetzt Instinct Carbon 70 und was Instinct 950 war, ist jetzt Instinct Alloy 50. Der Instinct Rahmen besteht weiterhin aus hochwertigem Smoothwall™ Carbon und FORM™ Aluminium und höhere Spezifikationsnummern bedeuten weiterhin bessere Teile.

 
Fahrers: Geoff Gulevich & Thomas Vanderham
Fotos: Margus Riga
Ort: Whistler, BC

Fahrers: Geoff Gulevich & Thomas Vanderham
Fotos: Margus Riga
Ort: Whistler, BC
 
 
Fahrers: Geoff Gulevich & Thomas Vanderham
Fotos: Margus Riga
Ort: Whistler, BC
 
 
Fahrers: Geoff Gulevich & Thomas Vanderham
Fotos: Anthony Smith
Ort: Mt Barbour, BC
 

Begrenzte Stückzahlen und Größen sind ab dem 24. August verfügbar. Allgemeine Verfügbarkeit ab Mitte/Ende Oktober. Bitte wendet Euch zur Vorbestellung an Euren Rocky Mountain Händler. Regionale Verfügbarkeit kann variieren.

Das neue Instinct und Instinct BC Edition

 

Zurück News Das neue Pipeline Das brandneue Pipeline verspricht dank der Kombination aus Plus-Reifen und einem aggressiven Trail-Chassis auf technisch anspruchsvollem Gelände Fahrspaß pur.
Vor Highlights Powerplay: Wade Simmons im Süden Frankreichs Powerplay: Wade Simmons im Süden Frankreichs
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Four generations of freeride: the 2017 Rocky Mountain team

March 07, 2017

We're excited to announce that Wade Simmons, Thomas Vanderham, and Geoff Gulevich have all renewed ties with Rocky Mountain for 2017. They join the returning Carson Storch to round out our freeride program. The team will ride the Slayer, Maiden, and Altitude—and Carson will get a custom slopestyle bike cooked up in our North Vancouver prototype shop.

Wade Simmons, the Godfather of freeride, said “I’ve been with Rocky Mountain over 20 years now, and I’m stoked to be continuing on the program. We’ve got some fun adventures planned and I’m looking forward to sending it into the coming years. I need to show these young punks a thing or two!”

Thomas Vanderham continues to push the boundaries of big mountain riding, with appearances at select FEST events and in several film projects on the horizon. His precision and focus have also made him invaluable to the Rocky Mountain engineering team, and he works closely with them to develop and refine our bikes.

Geoff Gulevich maintains his globetrotting ways, with plans to log a ton of airmiles in 2017—both on and off the bike. His “Gullyver’s Travels” series will take him off the beaten path, and hopefully not feature too much male nudity.

Returning this year is Carson Storch. The young American athlete had a breakout year in 2016, with a podium spot and best trick at Rampage, and we’re fired up to see what he has in store in 2017.

After a long and storied career at Rocky Mountain, Brett Tippie is moving on in 2017. The Director of Good Times has been an iconic member of our family, and his signature laugh and unparalleled stoke will be sorely missed. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours Tippie, and we’ll see you (or at least hear you) out on the trails!

Rocky Mountain helped usher in the birth of freeride, and we’re proud to have every generation of freeride represented on our team. They continue to push the sport and inspire people to get out on their bikes—we couldn’t ask for better ambassadors for our brand.

Love the Ride,

—Rocky Mountain Bicycles

Photos by Margus Riga, Paris Gore, and Ale Di Lullo.

Zurück 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.
Vor Highlights Gullyver's Travels: Ausgabe eins Als gesponsorter Athlet war ich für die diversen Wettbewerbe zwar schon in vielen Ecken diesen Welt unterwegs, habe jedoch selten mehr als die kleinen Bergdörfer gesehen, in denen die Events normalerweise stattfinden. Und je länger ich dabei bin, desto mehr zieht es mich raus aus dieser Blase, um die Welt außerhalb davon zu entdecken. — Gully
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Gullyver's Travels: Ausgabe eins

January 13, 2017
Text: Geoff Gulevich
Video Damien Vergez

Als gesponsorter Athlet war ich für die diversen Wettbewerbe zwar schon in vielen Ecken diesen Welt unterwegs, habe jedoch selten mehr als die kleinen Bergdörfer gesehen, in denen die Events normalerweise stattfinden. Und je länger ich dabei bin, desto mehr zieht es mich raus aus dieser Blase, um die Welt außerhalb davon zu entdecken. Gully’vers Reisen ist mein Aufruf an Alle, diese extra Schritte zu wagen und neue Orte kennenzulernen.

In dieser ersten Ausgabe geht es in die Französischen Alpen, zusammen mit meinem Freund und Rocky Mountain Team Kollegen, Tito Tomasi. Als Weltenbummler und phänomenaler Mountainbiker war Tito mit seinem Bike schon in den entlegensten Regionen dieser Welt unterwegs. Sein Lebensmotto lautet “Vive la vie” (Lebe das Leben), und genau das hatten wir vor.

Unsere Mission began in dem kleinen Dorf Abriès. Wir strampelten bergauf bis die Steigung es nicht mehr zuließ und wir die Bikes schieben mussten. So erreichten wir etwas später unser Tagesziel, den Malrief See auf 2430m, an dessen Ufer wir unsere Zelte für die Nacht aufschlugen. Kurze Zeit später, pünktlich zum Sonnenuntergang, standen die Zelte, ein kleines Lagerfeuer loderte und wir begannen uns unsere Bäuche Stilecht mit Bier, Krustenbrot, Bauernschinken und diversen Käsesorten vollzustopfen - immerhin waren wir in Frankreich.
 
 
 

Der nächste morgen begann sehr früh, gefolgt von einer vier Stunden Wanderung mit den Bikes auf dem Rücken. Am schneebedeckten Gipfel von Grand Glaiza angekommen, ließ uns das Panorama jedoch jegliche Qualen vergessen. Wir genossen die spektakuläre Aussicht bevor wir uns an die 3.300 Höhenmeter Abfahrt zurück ins Tal machten.

Zurück in Abriès trennten sich unsere Wege. Tito hatte eine weitere Reise geplant und ich wollte unbedingt noch in den Bikepark von Chatel, um nach dieser langen Tour ein wenig die Sau raus zu lassen. Kein Wunder, dass die Locals hier alles Schredder sind, der Park bietet jede Menge Trails mit gutem Flow und ansehnlichen Jumps.

Nach zwei Tagen Höhentraining und fremden Bikeparks war es Zeit die Heimreise anzutreten. Ein großes Dankeschön geht an Tito, der sich auch als Tourguide nicht verstecken muss, und an den Bikepark Chatel für die unübertreffbare Gastfreundlichkeit.

Bis zum nächsten Mal. Wir sehen uns auf den Trails.

— Gully

Zurück News Four generations of freeride: the 2017 Rocky Mountain team Wade Simmons, Thomas Vanderham, and Geoff Gulevich join the returning Carson Storch to round out our freeride program.
Vor News Das Slayer erntet Bestnoten bei der Bibel aller Bike Tests “Das Slayer läutet eine neue Ära im All-Mountain Bereich ein und bringt Fahrer weiter denn je.” — Bike Magazine
Highlights

Dumbing Down the Shore

April 10, 2016

Wade Simmons finally speaks out on what he calls the "de-gnarification" of Vancouver's North Shore.

With apologies to Keyser Söze.

Featuring the new Rocky Mountain Pipeline
Starring Wade Simmons, Brett Tippie, Geoff Gulevich, Eric Lawrenuk, Andreas Hestler, and Todd "Digger" Fiander
Created by Union Co.
Produced by Brian Park
Thanks to the NSMBA for all their work
Photography by Margus Riga

Zurück Highlights Welcome to the Family Vaea Verbeeck We filmed this little shredit with Vaea last year. She's been part of the Rocky Mountain family for a while now, and she's chomping at the bit to get racing in Lenzerheide next month.
Vor News Introducing the Pipeline The confidence of plus-sized tires in raw, technical terrain is now available in an aggressive trail chassis.
News

Win a Maiden with Bar Drag Bounty 4

March 01, 2016

We've partnered with Vital MTB to bring you the best Instagram contest ever. Here's how you can win a brand new Maiden Park:

  • Upload your best turn video to Instagram
  • Tag @vitalmtb, @rockymountainbicycles and #bardragbounty
  • That's it. You're entered and could win a Rocky Mountain Maiden Park!

Contest runs March 1 through March 31. Vital MTB and Rocky Mountain team riders will pick the final winner, announced by Vital on April 3. Contest open worldwide, where local regulations allow.

Best of luck!

Zurück News Video: Carson Storch in Barcelona Our newest freeride team member crosses the pond for warmer temperatures and new spots. Good vibes in this film by Harrison Mendel.
Vor News 2016 Rocky Mountain Backgrounds
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2 Fat 2 Furious: A Fat Bike Freeride Film

January 29, 2016

We had way too much fun last year shooting our first fat bike freeride video, so we knew we had to do another this year. The goal of 2 Fat 2 Furious was to only ride things that would be harder or impossible on a regular bike. From waist-deep powder to drifty sled tracks to packed down jump lines, the boys achieved just that.

Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, and Noah Brousseau got rad on their Blizzards all winter, and we're excited to show everyone the result.

"We were having fun ripping around on the snowmobile tracks but looking at all the pow chutes surrounding us it was only a matter of time before we were dropping in—we just had to figure out lines that were steep enough to stay afloat!" — Wade Simmons

The whole gang. Our only regret is that Ludacris was too busy to make it out.

Noah Brousseau found out that there are limits to float. Turns out.

Even the Godfather crashes now and then.

This was the first time any of the boys had hit a proper sized drop on a fat bike. Worked out better than expected!

"I was pretty confident on the 3, it was just hard because I was scared to carve off the lip." — Noah Brousseau

Too much fun, now get out there and freeride your fat bike!

Bike: Rocky Mountain Blizzard
Shot at the Coquihalla Lakes Lodge, Kamloops Bike Ranch, and Coastal Mountains, BC
Filmed & Edited by Liam Mullany
Additional Cinematography by Harrison Mendel
Produced by Liam Mullany & Brian Park
Photos by Robb Thompson & Kaz Yamamura
Special Thanks to Cory Leclerc, Bobby Brown at Maxxis, & Eric Simmons
Music: Jet Trash — Baby C'mon

Zurück News Getting Fat in Gstaad: Snow Bike Fest 2016 Die Schweizer Berge in Gstaad hatten mehr als genug Schnee, um die zweite Auflage des Snow Bike Festivals zu einem grossen Erfolg zu machen.
Vor 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!
Highlights

2015 BC Bike Race

July 10, 2015

Words by Scott Pilecki.
Photos by Margus Riga.

BC Bike Race is an undertaking that has to be experienced to be understood. It's more than just riding the trails or entering a race—it’s a life-changing event, and you need every participant to make it that.

Rocky Mountain athlete and BCBR head honcho Andreas Hestler shakes off the nerves for day one in Cumberland.

Geoff Gulevich brought his freeride game, tires, and handlebar-moustache to BCBR.

This year we brought a full roster of XC racers, ambassadors, freeriders, distrubutors, dealers, and friends. Geoff Gulevich left his full-face behind and slathered on the chamois butter. Adventure-loving Tito Tomasi was hemmed in by pink race tape and spandex but swore he would take adventurous lines every day.

Andreane Lanthier Nadeau came off a surprise Hood River Enduro win to show the Solo Women’s category how to descend on an XC bike. Local boy Quinn Moberg had something to prove as one of the youngest racers in this year’s Men’s Solo category. And Kevin Calhoun and Greg Day, who compete against each other in the local race scene, teamed up to take on the Men’s Team category.

This year’s BCBR was one of the toughest in the race’s 9 year history. Technical trail and ribbons of singletrack combined with temperatures in the 30’s challenged racers on all fronts. Each stage showed the character of the town, and how diverse the trails can be across BC's landscape.

Dave Vunic keeps the streets safe as an RCMP officer by day, and ripped it up to 13th place in Men’s Solo.

Christoph Listmann puts the hammer down on the flats.

Powell River was a highlight for us this year. The spectacular campground was on Willington beach for two nights next to the ocean. The trails there exemplified true singletrack racing, snaking brown pow through the sea of green moss. Each stop left its mark on the racers, whether literally or figuratively—there were lots of IV's being hooked up and bandages wrapped.

Kristen Gross showing BC that the California girl can rally the rocks in Squamish.

Quinn Moberg leading out from Sechelt to Langdale.

Michael Anthes in his element.

Our athletes both local and far-reaching couldn’t have made us more proud. After seven days of racing, the team of Greg Day and Kevin Calhoun took the overall win in the Elite Team category. Young gun Quinn Moberg worked hard all week, taking the stage win in his home town of Squamish and finishing the race 4th overall in Solo Men. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau took 4th in the women’s Solo, with Kris Gross hot on her heels in 5th.

How's your game face? Kevin Calhoun putting on a game face clinic from the start line.

Mr. Tito Tomasi. A wildman that is not afraid of grizzly bears or pushing his Thunderbolt BC Edition hard.

The German Bike Mag - Rocky Mountain team of Christoph Listmann and Michael Anthes took 2nd Place in the Veteran Team category. Udo and his brother Harty Bolts finished 2nd in their Team category. Udo raced in the Tour de France, in case the name sounds familiar. And in the Masters Solo Men's Thorsten Keller took the second step.

Race organizer and Rocky Mountain veteran Andreas Hestler rode to an impressive 9th place. Mike Sarnecki took 12th, Dave Vunic 13th, Tito Tomasi in 17th, and Geoff Gulevich 64th—not bad for a guy who normally does backflips not swtichbacks.

Greg Hayes, a veteran of the North Shore, showing he's not yet in the Veteran's category.

Hilscher Manfred wears a dusty grin after another day on course.

Our race mechanics were sweating in the heat to make sure that racers' bikes were in top form each day.

Every photo of ALN sees her smiling. After all it was her birthday on July 3rd, and 2nd place in Whistler on Day 7 served as a nice present.

Our thanks go out to BC Bike Race for having us on as a sponsor of such a great week of riding and impressions. We couldn’t have done it without the help of Fox Racing Shox, Shimano, Stan’s notubes, Smith Optics, Maxxis, WTB, FSA, Honey Stinger, Kicking Horse Coffee, Race Face, FTI Consulting, and IGUS. The event itself could not be done without the long list of volunteers and organizers, thank you for all your help and patience along the way. Especially with our beer garden and kids pool…

Zurück Highlights An Idiot's Guide to Bikepacking on Snow Skyler Des Roches continues to push the boundarys of where tires make tracks when he and Knut Kitching take a couple of Blizzards into the glaciers and snowy mountain passes of the South Chilcotins in the early Summer, by night.
Vor Highlights The Black Canyon Trail Wade Simmons, Andreas Hestler, Geoff Gulevich, Alex Cogger, and Brian Vernor head down to Arizona's Black Canyon Trail for some overland bikepacking in the desert.
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The Black Canyon Trail

April 15, 2015

Film by Brian Vernor
Words by Wade Simmons
Photography by Margus Riga

For some, adventure is defined by harrowing near-death experiences. For me, having the intent to adventure is what defines it—even just getting away from civilization for a short while. And with that in mind we organized a trip to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert for an overland bikepacking trip early this spring: three self-supported days on the Black Canyon Trail’s 80 miles of secluded singletrack.

The roll-call included Olympian Andreas Hestler, shiny new tattooed freerider Geoff Gulevich, renowned filmmaker Brian Vernor, Rocky Mountain product guy Alex Cogger, and washed up old freerider Yours Truly. Our first goal was to escape the Pacific Northwest’s winter weather, and our second goal was to test Alex’s fancy new bike design.

We fumbled with our gear for hours in the parking lot of a Prescott motel the night before departure, packing and re-packing, adding and discarding. Ultimately we probably did pack too heavy, but there are the necessities of course: coffee, chocolate, down, wool, and whisky. Fully loaded, our steeds probably tipped the scales at 45+ lbs, and I was less and less sure that this was going to be fun.

There was something liberating in the first few pedal strokes that next morning leaving our drop-off zone, an innocent abandon of responsibility and order that comes with an uncertain weather forecast and only a vague itinerary. Fortunately, the overland bikes performed just as Alex had promised. It was evident in those first few miles that having our houses and kitchens packed along with us wasn’t going to keep us from having fun. It might have been the combination of increased overall mass and over-sized tires, but whatever it was we were having a blast absolutely ripping up the desert terrain on these fully loaded pack-horses—skids, drifts, airs, and all.

The Black Canyon Trail runs roughly 80 miles North to South. Beginning on a high plateau, it winds through rolling grasslands before descending into a landscape of Saguaros, Chollas, and other Sonoran Desert flora. We were treated to chilly nights and frosty desert mornings, but once that sun rose, layers were peeled and we had to contend with the steady, relentless heat of the day. The landscape we encountered was fully alien to us, full of incredibly beautiful things just waiting to stab you the moment you stray from the trail. Between the bullet-holes in everything and the buck-naked rider we ran into on day three, it was clear this trip was about getting weird in the desert.

 

We had been modest in planning our daily mileage expectations, allowing for explorations up various drainages, relaxed lunches by the Agua Fria river, and the necessary sessioning of worthy trail features. Each night however, our camp spot was reached a little later than expected, assembling tents and cooking dinner by the light of our headlamps.

Grizzled old-timers and keyboard adventurers alike might be disappointed by the lack of hardship we encountered—water wasn’t hard to come by, we ate enough, the bikes worked flawlessly, and the dire weather forecast never materialized. But for us, the trip was a complete success. We had a blast, it was an insight into new possibilities, and the best adventures are the ones that inspire future adventures.

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Words by Wade Simmons
Photography by Margus Riga
Film by Brian Vernor
Produced by Brian Park
Music by Brandon O'Connell
Featuring the Rocky Mountain Sherpa
Ridden by Wade Simmons, Geoff Gulevich, Brian Vernor, Alex Cogger, & Andreas Hestler

Presented by Rocky Mountain BicyclesManitou, & Pinkbike.
Supported by Overland JournalArc’teryxPorcelain RocketExped, & Defy Products.
Thanks to Scott Struve, Luke Musselman, Julian Coffey, Christophe Noel, Jo Salamon, Scott Felter, Benoit Deshayes, & Paul Breedlove.

Zurück Highlights 2015 BC Bike Race This year's BCBR was one of the toughest years ever. We set-up beer gardens and a kids pool to ease the pain.
Vor News Introducing the Rocky Mountain Sherpa Das Sherpa bringt dich und dein Gepäck weit weg von jeglicher Zivilisation, durch unwegsame Wildnis und wenn es sein soll, bis ans Ende der Welt.
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Can You Freeride a Fat Bike?

December 22, 2014

We have to admit, we were hesitant about the fat bike trend that's taking the bike industry by storm (pun intended). There were definitely a few raised eyebrows in the office when we started designing and testing one.

Wade Simmons was an instant convert though; "everyone thinks they're so f@#&ing cool and serious, but it's really just about having fun on your bike anyway." And soon enough, the other guys stopped returning their test bikes on time.

FAT FREE came out of a few days of experimenting and shredding the Blizzard in BC's coastal mountains. It opened all our eyes to the spectacular terrain that's available for fat biking, and it proved to us that the only limitations for these bikes are our own preconceived notions.

If it was ever even a question, the answer is yes. You can and should freeride a fat bike.

Riders: Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, & Brett Tippie, with appearances by Andreas Hestler & Fraser Vaage.
Filmed by: Liam Mullany, Connor Macleod, Chris Fisher, Brian Park, Fraser Vaage, & Andreas Hestler
Music (Main): "Outta Mind" by Night Beats, courtesy of The Reverberation Appreciation Society
Thanks to: Black Tusk Snowmobile Club, Tony Cailes, & Dylan Auld
Photography: Fraser Vaage & Brian Park

Visit bikes.com/blizzard to check out the Rocky Mountain Blizzard. We built it for aggressive, trail-style riding on snow, sand, and other soft terrain.

Zurück Testberichte Bike Mag Lauds Thunderbolt MSL Why did two of Bike Mag's editors pick the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 790 MSL BC Edition as their favorite of the 2015 Bible of Bike Tests?
Vor News Rocky Mountain Dual at Snow Epic
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Gully Storms the Castle

June 25, 2014

A group of sixteen invited freeride mountain bikers experienced an incredible week at the 2014 Suzuki Nine Knights in Livigno, Italy. In addition to heli, sunset, and sunrise shoots, riders explored the backcountry and freeride trails on Mottolino Fun Mountain.

Geoff Gulevich ("Gully") was a man on a mission to storm the castle, stomping a flip on the step up, airing huge on the hip, and flipping the tower drop on his Flatline. Super motivated, he was up at the crack of dawn for the freeride sessions and was more than happy when he earned himself a Nine Knights ring and the “Ruler of the Week” title.

Gully's other awards from the week:

  • Best Action Photo (by Christoph Laue)
  • Best Lifestyle Photo (by Markus Greber, with Andi Wittmann)
  • Best Illumination Photo (by Christoph Laue)

Event host Andi Wittmann (GER) was thrilled about the results of the week despite some difficult weather conditions. “I’m stoked that the teams were so motivated! The contest was quite different this year because of the new team concept and all the different riding styles, like enduro, big bike and freeriding.” The outcome at the award night was a true testament to the skill of the riders as well as the people behind the lenses.

Title Photo by Christoph Laue. Additional photos by Stéphane Candé.

Zurück Highlights Altitude Sickness — Highs & Lows at EWS #5: Winter Park, Colorado At over 10 000 feet of elevation in Winter Park, Colorado, this Enduro World Series stop promised to be one of the most physically challenging races of the season.
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