Its hard to describe the sensation mountain biking evokes. You slowly pedal through the first few yards of trail and you feel everything drop away - you're swallowed by nature. You maneuver through the woods and around the natural landscape like water around rocks in a river. There is no pavement, no traffic. Your pauses aren't forced upon you by red lights. Your heart beats from the excitement of the unknown. Even if you have ridden the same trail over and over, its never quite the same. Its unpredictable.
The stage is set, the fire is lit and we would now like to introduce you to our newest partner in fat tired bliss - Rocky Mountain Bicycles. One of the foremost designers and manufacturers of mountain bikes, Rocky Mountain allows us the opportunity to once again provide our community of riders some of the best products available.
Out of the gate, we've chosen two full-suspension models to stock. The RMB Thunderbolt is one of the most exciting mountain bikes we've had in the shop. With 120mm of front and rear wheel travel on a 27.5" wheel platform, the Thunderbolt is a capable XC racer and All-Mountain slayer.
For the XC riders looking for a fast, nimble race bike we've brought in the iconic RMB Element. The Element is built around a 29" wheel platform and has 100mm of front and rear wheel travel. For the 29'er addicts this is a must ride bike.
Its no secret the vast majority of mountain bikers in our area tend to tear up the trails on hardtail mountain bikes so we brought in four exciting models in this category. First is the RMB Soul 27.5, a slick hardtail spec'd with 120mm of front wheel travel and a super maneuverable 27.5" wheel. The RMB Fusion 29 and RMB Trailhead are 29" wheel hardtails with 100mm of travel. These bikes have the same geometry as RMB's World Cup XC bikes. With that said, enter the RMB Vertex (we're still waiting on these models to come in), one of the longest standing bikes in the Rocky Mountain family. These models tout lighter frames and better quality spec all built on a 29" wheel, 100mm travel platform.
We hope you are as excited about mountain biking as we are and we hope you dig some of the products we've brought into the shop. And don't fret, we'll have more hot product news throughout the winter.