Rocky Mountain’s history goes hand in hand with mountain bike history in Canada.

Many people think that Rocky Mountain bikes started in the late 90’s when freeride started to take over in North Vancouver, Kamloops and Utah. Riders like Wade Simmons, Richie Schley and Brett Tippie brought the brand to a new audience by hucking themselves off cliffs, over monster trucks and off skinny bridges. In fact, Rocky Mountain’s history started in the early 80’s when three North Vancouver bike shop employees started building bikes in Canada.

By the time the freeride movement started in the late 90’s Rocky Mountain had already achieved so much as a small Canadian bike brand. Rocky Mountain bikes had been ridden to World Cup wins and Canadian National XC Championships. They were selling bikes internationally an even created a component brand; Race Face Bicycle Components, to create high quality components for their team riders and production bikes.

Rocky Mountain’s achievements didn’t slow down after the 90’s, Wade Simmons won the inaugural Red Bull Rampage in 2001, Marie-Hélène Prémont competed at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and won the silver medal and she would go on to win the UCI XC World Cup overall in 2008.


Over the past 35 plus years Rocky Mountain Bikes has produced several iconic models like the Altitude, Vertex, Blizzard, Pipeline and Slayer. The Altitude was reintroduced as a 27.5” trail bike several years ago, the Pipeline came back to life as a 29er ready plus bike and the Slayer has evolved into a big mountain trail bike. The biggest change to the Rocky Mountain lineup could be the addition of the Altitude Powerplay; an electric version of their popular trail bike.

Rocky Mountain has stayed true to their past and still produce bikes for all segmetns of mountain bikes. They offer everything from XC race bikes to bikes the Froriders wish they could have ridden in the late 90’s. Below you can find all of the reviews we’ve conducted aboard Rocky Mountain bikes. We take pride in offering the most honest and up-front reviews in hopes that you can better inform yourself on any future purchasing decisions based on your local terrain and skill level.

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