Cross Country | XC


Victoria, BC



A true ambassador for the sport, a pioneer, a fierce competitor and an all around cyclist

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. The next 20 years were a complete career: 13 years on the World Cup Circuit, World Championship and the Olympics, the lifestyle of a devoted athlete, but one who enjoyed the process and was aware of the other aspects of life.

Taking Canada and Rocky Mountain Bicycles to the Olympic debut of Mountain Biking in Atlanta (1996) ranks as one of Dre's most significant achievements, as will representing Canada as the National Champion and National Series winner 5 times. A true ambassador for the sport, a pioneer, a fierce competitor and an all around cyclist Dre enjoys all two wheeled adventures, having dipped his toes into bike-packing, and enduro, and with stage racing titles under his belt as well.

In recent years Dre has turned to writing, guiding, exploring, and promoting the breadth of terrain his home province is know for through events like BC Bike Race and BC Bike Ride, and of course they all happen on Rocky Mountain bikes.

You can follow @ahestler

What Andreas rides


If you’re looking for one bike that does it all, look no further than the Instinct. We’ve designed a bike that’s capable of tackling technical trail riding but still allows you to push the pedals hard on the climbs.

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Instinct Powerplay

If you’re looking to venture into the alpine or explore a new zone, the Instinct Powerplay will inspire you to go farther and seek out new adventures.

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Purpose-built to hit the precise sweet spot between lightweight cross country climbing prowess and technical precision, the Element is the best of both worlds and more.

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