Celebrating 40 years

Join us looking back on the stories that make up forty years of bikes.

In 1981, three friends decided to start building their own mountain bikes to handle off-road riding around Vancouver. Forty years later, a lot has changed, but the big things haven’t—a lifelong obsession with bikes, and an unrelenting desire to design and build the best mountain bikes possible.

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the stories, riders, friends, adventures, failures, successes, places, and bikes that brought us from way-back-when to now. As we look back, we’ll also share where we’re going. Because from unexplored trails, to design breakthroughs, to the next generation of riders—there’s so much to look forward to.

 Join us in our 40th Anniversary celebration. Send in photos of your favourite bike you’ve owned from Rocky Mountain and the stories behind them! We’re excited to share some of the stories we collect on Facebook and Instagram, as well as feature some on bikes.com.

#RM40years #lovetheride

David Graeven's Rocky Mountain Collection

I have been riding this bike for almost 10 years, without ever having had the need or the inclination to change the model of bike! Currently, I still have the frame and for nothing in the world, I will not part with it! I've only had Rocky’s since 2002.

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Herb's 1991 Equipe
I bought my Rocky Mountain Equipe in 1991 and still have it. Over the past thirty years it's taken me on a bike tour of Germany, towed my son in a bike trailer, completed the Seattle-to-Portland (STP), toured all the Gulf Islands (several times over), and covered thousands of miles of roads and trails from Vancouver and Whistler.  T
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Lucas' Equipe and his Rocky Mountain Collection
Of the 25 1986-1997 Rocky’s I own; one stands above them all. It was the summer of 1992. I was 17, working at a small shop in Salem, Ontario called Salem Cyclery. I may have been responsible for running up Rocky’s 1-800 bills as I loved chatting with the guys out there any chance I could. Always so patient and friendly.
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Jeff's Rocky Mountain Collection
Vintage? I was rattled, like a loose bottle cage. The Big V and I had been together almost a quarter century (for those of you who can’t imagine having owned something for that long, it’s a painful realization, and it’s coming) The Beatles at one time wrote “I’m not half the man I used to be”. I, however, am 25% more of the man I used to be.
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