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From Alison Sydor to the original Froriders, we have a long history of supporting some of the world's best mountain bikers.

Today is no different — we are proud to work with true legends of the sport.

On top of showing our bikes off all over the world, many of our athletes are heavily involved in our R&D process, pushing their bikes far past normal uses and providing feedback to our engineers and product development team.

Wade Simmons

Wade is the undisputed Godfather of Freeride. Hands down. You’d be hard-pressed to find a mountain bike publication that doesn’t feature or mention the man who essentially defined freeride and embodies the soul of the sport...

Thomas Vanderham

Thomas forged his fundamental bike skills and love for mountain biking riding the infamous North Shore of Vancouver, and by the age of 15, “The Kid” was making his first film appearances. Thomas soon developed a following for his unmistakable style...

Vaea Verbeeck

Before getting into bikes, Vaea was pretty much as athletic as it gets—skiing, snowboarding, gymnastics. When she got introduced to downhill mountain bikes at the age of 17...

Alex Volokhov

Raised in the mountain bike haven of Nelson BC, to put simply Alex is a product of his environment. Bikes truly took over after being inspired at a young age by the prolific NWD series ...

Lucy Van Eesteren

Hailing from the mountain bike mecca of Squamish, BC, Lucy has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the world of freeride...

Hayden Zablotny

Vernon, BC has a reputation for producing some of the best action sport athletes in the world, and freerider Hayden Zablotny is no exception...

Celeste Pomerantz

Introduced to mountain biking on the North Shore through her dad’s love for the sport, Celeste has shaped into an adventure rider craving progression and exploration...

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Andreas Hestler

Andreas "Dre" Hestler found his passion for mountain biking in 1986. After moving to Vancouver and embracing the life of a courier, he was introduced to racing and a new love was born...

Sam Schultz

Sam grew up in the mountains of Montana, where he cut his teeth on the trails after his Uncle introduced him to the sport of mountain biking at the age of 11. At 13, he completed his first race...

Felix Burke

Before he started racing, Felix was simply addicted to seeing how far he could ride his bike. That led to him riding XCO as a junior, and after after a successful first season he joined the Canadian National Team...

Peter Ostroski

Peter’s New England roots, and rocks for that matter, have helped him along in the Enduro World Series, and North American Enduro races since 2013. Finding enjoyment in the adventure side of enduro events...

Ryan Anderson

His decorated past as one of Canada’s few top-tier professionals includes riding for teams like Direct-Energie, Rally Procycling and Team SpiderTech.

Margus Riga

There are only a select few action sport photographers that can work and thrivedeep inthe harsh and secluded backcountry. Margus Riga is one of them.

Eva Poidevin 

Eva has shown great potential in her young career with results in Canada Cups, Nationals, and BCBR. After her first taste of some longer races in 2023, she’s decided to focus...

Sean Fincham 

Coming from the mountain bike mecca of Squamish, Sean grew up riding and racing bikes. He started with DH and BMX racing as a teenager and then found XC racing at 16...

Andrew L'Esperance 

Lespy, as he is known, started racing bikes on the east coast of Canada at age 12. Since then, he has climbed the ranks and is currently living the dream racing for Maxxis Factory Racing...

Rémi Gauvin

Before he had even knew what the word enduro meant, Remi was mastering his craft on some of Canada’s fastest Downhill tracks...

Emmett Hancock

Originally from Kelowna, BC,Emmett began his career as a downhill racer until he discovered enduro best suited his riding style...

Lily Boucher

Lily may be newer to the Enduro world, but no stranger to racing —she’s competed and placed well in both Downhill and Freeride...

Alizés Lassus

Alizés Lassus is an 18-year-old mountain biker living in Marseille, France. She started riding thanks to her father in BMX at the age of 4, continuing with cross-country at 6.

Enzo Perez

Enzo Perez, 20, lives in the South of France. Enzo has loved cycling since his early childhood. Watching his father compete in DH races sparked his passion...

Justine Henry

Justine Henry is originally from the Pyrénées in France. She started cycling by following in her father's footsteps within his road club at the age of 8. She began her racing career...

Levy Batista

Born in Nancy in the east of France, from a young age Levy developed a persistent passion for extreme sports. A motocross rider since the...

Luca Fourcade

Luca Fourcade, 21, originally from the Aquitaine region, now lives in Occitanie, France. Luca Fourcade started cycling at the age of 10 with TRJV competitions and trial (French team). 

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Tech Highlights: The world's first mid-motor, full-suspension kids eMTB, the Reaper Powerplay

Tech Highlights: The world's first mid-motor, full-suspension kids eMTB, the Reaper Powerplay

The Reaper Powerplay: the world’s first mid-motor, full-suspension kid’s eMTB designed for kids who want to ride more, faster, and further.

Limitlass Mountain Bike Festival: Scottish lasses redefining the limits

Limitlass Mountain Bike Festival: Scottish lasses redefining the limits

Last August, mountain bikers from all over the UK gathered in a remote location in the North of Scotland. Joining them were some of the country’s leading mountain bike coaches, guides, mechanics, a...

A day in the life: Vancouver Island living with Vaea Verbeeck

A day in the life: Vancouver Island living with Vaea Verbeeck

Over the years, Vaea Verbeeck's career has evolved through her decade-long partnership with Rocky Mountain. From downhill World Cup racing to multiple Queen of Crankworx titles, she was introduced ...