Remi Gauvin

Highlights

The Jank Files - Episode 2

June 10, 2019

Lange Anreise, kurzer Aufenthalt – das Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team war auf Stippvisite in Madeira. Bei acht Stunden Zeitverschiebung zu Vancouver und den heißen Inseltemperaturen waren alle etwas im Tran – und das schon vor dem rauen Ride durch zerklüftete Felsabschnitte und lose Spitzkehren.

Von gnadenlosen Race-Tracks und Gesprächen mit Papageien über frisch geschnittene Haare bis hin zu einer komischen Mütze für Jesse – hier ist Episode 2 von The Jank Files.

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Gefilmt von Caldwell Visuals
Fotos von Dave Trumpore

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Zurück Highlights Thomas Vanderham – Von The Collective bis zu Return to Earth The Collective und Anthill Films haben in den letzten 15 Jahren sieben abendfüllende Mountain-Bike-Filme gemacht, und Thomas Vanderham war immer dabei.
Vor Highlights Süße Flucht Für uns war die Fahrt durch bekannte Viertel eine willkommene Rückkehr zum Alltag. Die zurückgelegte Tour hat ihre Spuren hinterlassen und war genau das, was wir alle brauchten. Dieser Tag ist das perfekte Beispiel dafür, weshalb Bikes das ultimative Tool für ein modernes Abenteuer sind.
Highlights

Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team

February 01, 2018

We're very excited to return to the Enduro World Series in 2018 and announce the formation of our new Canadian partnership with Race Face Performance Products. We're incredibly proud to form the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team, and to tackle a full season of racing with passion, drive, and dedication.

EWS Team
Our 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 demanding North Shore riders. Now, 25 years later Race Face is making some of the best components in the world, and we're honored to be officially reunited through our EWS team partnership.

TEAM RIDERS

Jesse Melamed

EWS Team

EWS Team2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12th EWS Series Overall Ranking
  • 1st EWS Whistler, Canada

I'm excited to start a new chapter of this team, with Race Face on board to strengthen the Canadian vibe. I'm really looking forward to working closely with another local brand that shares my passion and roots. The crash I had in Finale Ligure at the end of last season was a tough one to recover from, but I've been training hard and am confident I am going to come into the first race strong!" - Jesse Melamed

Remi GauvinEWS Team

EWS Team2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8th EWS Series Overall Ranking
  • 5th EWS Whistler, Canada

"Partnering up with Race Face and their strong Canadian roots is something that is unique to the EWS and exciting for myself. I'm really looking forward to getting things kicked off in South America in a few weeks, traveling with Jesse, ALN, our new crew of mechanics and Team Manager! This off season has been really productive for me, and I feel super-strong coming into the first round." - Remi Gauvin

ALNEWS Team

EWS Team2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11th EWS Series Overall Ranking 
  • 3rd EWS Wicklow, Ireland

"I feel really happy and at home with our team for 2018. With such a good set up, it really is a bittersweet feeling to be sidelined for the two first rounds with a wrist injury. With the team supporting me, the matter at hand is to regain my maximum shred capacity to join the party ASAP. I look forward to seeing us evolve as a team this season and to enjoy not only the racing but the whole vibe." - ALN

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Zurück Highlights Altitude Powerplay now available in Canada We first launched the Altitude Powerplay in Europe back in July, and after an incredible season abroad, we’re proud to bring it home and announce its availability in Canada.
Vor Highlights Resolutions So, what does it take to race hard plus earn an Economics or Kinesiology degree in the off season? Teamwork and resilience. The Rocky Mountain/7mesh riders know that success means more than lung capacity and enlarged quads. It’s a life balance only helped further by sticking together, and shaming each other about eating cookies.
Highlights

Fourtified

May 14, 2017

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

Los Angeles, California
Words & riding: Wade Simmons
Photos: Brian Vernor

We've had a winter for the record books up in BC this year. Great for skiing, not so much for riding. I'm twitchier than a cornered housecat when I can't ride, so I jumped at the opportunity to do some warm-weather shredding down in the Los Angeles area on the new Altitude.

Pro tip: 4am is a good time to head out the door if you want to beat LA traffic.

LA, I reckon, wouldn't be on most peoples hit-list for a great riding destination. Myself included. Being the largest city on the western US seaboard, and having the nation's worst traffic, I was starting to wonder why the hell we were going to LA in the first place. Could we escape the city and do the new bike justice? Our photographer and man-on-the-scene Brian Vernor picked us up from the airport, and within the hour he was easing my concerns over mindblowing tacos and coffee-infused horchata. He promised the riding would be as good as the food.

Just in case Vernor was full of shit, I had some ideas up my sleeve too. I've been in the area a few times in my 20 years of hunting around for lines to film, and I've left a few nugs untouched. I was looking forward to possibly hitting them up on this trip.

To be honest, my fears were 100% unfounded. The riding in the LA area proved to be plentiful and diverse. We rode flowy urban singletrack, loose subalpine trails, freshly built jumps and berms, and a few big mountain lines. Pretty much a mountain bike smorgasbord, all within an hours drive from the Hollywood Hotel where we stayed. Maybe the riding is even better than the food...

Derby, Tasmania
Words & riding: Remi Gauvin
Photos: Dave Trumpore

The second round of the Enduro World Series brought the Rally Team to Derby, Tazmania. Built only three years ago, we were racing on 7 wildly varying stages across 57 kilometers with 1700 meters of climbing.

Mild sunny weather during practice gave way to rain on race day, throwing many challenging trails into pure chaos. Stage two held the much-feared meter-wide crack on Detonate, with multiple riders being chewed up inside and spit out into the rocks below, but the real challenge of the race was at the top of stage 4 where rain washed the supporting dirt out of a high speed rock garden filled with holes.

I'd been working hard to adjust to the changing conditions over the race, and as the day wore on I started feeling stronger—bagging a 4th place finish on stage six, it was pretty fast and constant high speeds, which suit my style. Stage 7 was a short woods section with a sprint to the finish. It was kind of like riding the trails of the North Shore, which helped. It was kinda cold and miserable, and you didn’t want to be that dirty but you just keep going.

At the end of it all I fought my way up to 9th overall—finally achieving my goal of cracking the top 10 at an EWS. The Rally Team took the team win, with the whole crew putting up strong results. This puts us all in a place where we're happy, but getting fired up for the next round!

Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
Words & riding: Vaea Verbeeck
Photos: Margus Riga

With the snowline down to sea level in Vancouver, I wanted to be able to get on the gas and see how the new bike would respond. The obvious choice was the Sunshine Coast. It has unreal riding conditions almost year-round, and the Coast Gravity park has some of my favourite trails ever.

I love it there. The people, the ambiance, beautiful Sechelt, they all make it a destination of choice. [although for some reason all of Sechelt uses Papyrus font... what gives? -Ed.] CGP is one of the places that helps me feel good about going fast on the bike again during the off season. The guys work tirelessly to keep their trails impeccable, and it offers a perfect variation from the tech of the North Shore.

We had a tight weather window to shoot before a major system moved in, we were excited to get a few clear days. It was beautiful and dry, but oh so cold! With the cold came trails like glass covered in pine needles—always trying to throw me on my head! The perfectly sculpted corners had this incredible layer of hoarfrost that made for eerie noises and a surreal ride feel. I'm not sure if I had too much grip or not enough.

Despite being intimidated to send it into some of the natural terrain with challenging conditions, I quickly got used to the new whip and started opening up the throttle. Bluebird days, CGP's keys in my hand, untouched berms to myself, and sending it on my new favourite bike—this was definitely the highlight of my off season, and I quickly forgot about the sub-zero temperatures.

I'm thankful for those few days of shredding, and I'm going to keep the good times rolling through the season!

Queenstown, New Zealand
Words & riding: Carson Storch
Photos: Tyler Roemer

Riding the Fernhill Loop above Queenstown was epic every time. It has a little bit of everything. Climbing up through a mix of alpine terrain, going into native forest with quick descents here and there. You end up at the McGazza memorial, pay your respects to the big man, then drop into salmon run- which is a mix of steep techy trail, and loam. I would say this bike was made for that loop.

I also rode Skyline bike park in Queenstown quite a bit, so I had it set up in the slackest RIDE-9 position. The suspension was set up fairly stiff with slow rebound. When I 450'ed that hip in the bike park, it was completely comfortable! It felt like I was on a slopestyle bike. Then when I got back to ripping trail, it was snappy and responsive, while taking some pretty big impacts with ease. All around ripping bike.

New Zealand is my favourite place in the world, so having the chance to go my favourite place and test out the new Altitude was a dream come true.

Presented by Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Featuring the new Altitude
Directed by Liam Mullany
Produced by Brian Park
Featuring Wade Simmons, Rémi Gauvin, Vaea Verbeeck & Carson Storch
Filmed by Liam Mullany, Harrison Mendel & John Parkin
Edited by Liam Mullany
Colour by Sam Gilling
Post Production Sound by Keith White Audio
Original Music by Thinnen

Zurück News Das neue Altitude Powerplay Wir sind stolz ein E-Mountainbike mit komplett integriertem, elektrischem Antriebssystem vorstellen zu dürfen, dass das legendäre Handling und die Fahreigenschaften unseres Altitudes besitzt, jedoch mit einem kraftvollen und kompakten Motor versehen ist. Parallel zur neue Powerplay™ Antriebseinheit haben wir einen passenden Rahmen entwickelt und mit super kurzen Kettenstreben, optimierter Federungskinematik, extrem niedrigen Schwerpunkt und die besten Drehmoment in seiner Klasse versehen.
Vor 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.
News

Das neue Altitude

March 17, 2017

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.

Für 2018 haben wir einen komplett neuen Rahmen designet um die Steifigkeit zu erhöhen, Treteffzienz und Stoßempfindlichkeit zu verbessern und viele moderne Features zu erhalten. Jetzt verfügbar als Carbon- und Aluminiummodell, erlaubt das Altitude mit dem RIDE-9™ System ungeahnte Einstellmöglichkeiten für jedes Terrain – vom Lehm in British Columbia, über abgenutzte EWS Pfade und flowige Sprünge in Neuseeland bis hin zu Moab's Slickrock Singletracks.

„Das Altitude war schon immer mein wahrer Alleskönner, von den technisch anspruchsvollen Anstiegen an der North Shore bis hin zu steilen Abhängen in den italienischen Alpen. Das Neue verbessert alles, was ich an diesem Bike liebe – es ist leichtgängiger, steifer, tiefer und trifft alle kleinen Details auf den Punkt. Genauso, wie ich als alter Freerider, wird das Altitude mit den Jahren besser!“ — Wade Simmons

Einsatzgebiet: Aggressive Trail
Laufradgröße: 27.5 Zoll „Wide Trail“
Vorderradfederung: 160 mm
Hinterradfederung: 150 mm
 

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
  • 27.5” Wide Trail und 26+ kompatibel
  • Lager in allen Gelenken, untere Stoßdämpferbrücke eingeschlossen (auch kompatibel mit Sekundärmarkt-Dämpfern)
  • Blinddrehpunkte maximieren die Bodenfreiheit
  • Leichtere, gepunzte Hinterachse
  • 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. *Aufgrund von Produktionsverspätungen wird der Unterrohrschutz nicht in den ersten Lieferungen des Altitude 2018 enthalten sein. Er wird an die Händler versandt, sobald er verfügbar ist.
  • Integrierte “Spirit Guide” Kettenführung, mit 2-Bolzen ISCG05
  • 1x spezifisch
  • Tiefere Schritthöhe
  • Deutlich steifer, dank einteiliger Sattelstrebe, neue Ummantelung und überarbeiteter Carbonlagen (25% höhere seitliche Steifigkeit)
  • Kompatibel mit modernen Parts (Boost Naben, metrische Dämpferlängen, 180mm Bremsscheibenaufnahme, etc.)
  • Alle Rahmengrößen bieten Platz für eine Trinkflasche im vorderen Rahmendreieck, auch mit Dämpfern mit Ausgleichsbehälter
  • Rahmengrößen: XS bis XL
  • Gewicht:
    • Rahmen & Dämpfer: 2470 g, bei Größe M
    • Schutz, Kettenführung & Achse: 206 g
    • Altitude Carbon 90 & Altitude Carbon 70 komplett: 12,88 kg, bei Größe M

Namensgebung: Um unsere Produktpalette klarer zu beschreiben, haben wir die Namensgebung unserer Bikes geändert. Was einst Altitude 790 MSL war, heißt jetzt Altitude Carbon 90 und was Altitude 750 war, ist jetzt Altitude Alloy 50. Der Altitude Rahmen besteht weiterhin aus hochwertigem Smoothwall™ Carbon und FORM™ Aluminium und höhere Spezifikationsnummern bedeuten weiterhin bessere Teile.

Fahrer: Vaea Verbeeck
Fotos: Margus Riga
Ort: Sunshine Coast, BC

Fahrer: Remi Gauvin
Fotos: Dave Trumpore
Ort: Derby, Tasmania

Fahrer: Carson Storch
Fotos: Tyler Roemer
Ort: Queentown, New Zealand

Fahrer: Wade Simmons
Fotos: Brian Vernor
Ort: Los Angeles, California

Ausgewählte Modelle und Größen ab dem 15. Mai verfügbar. Regionale Unterschiede sind möglich.

Zurück Testberichte First ride on the new Altitude Bike Magazine's Ryan Palmer was one of a select few journalists to get an advance look at our new Altitude.
Vor 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.

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