Dirt: “Rocky Mountain Bicycles – Prototype DH frame ‘Spy Shots’”

This article was just posted on Dirtmag.co.uk

Rocky Mountain Bikes has more history than Tony Robinson digs up on a Sunday evening. With manufacturing still taking place by hand in British Columbia, Canada, Rocky are known for their high end quality of ride and production levels. Rocky have been pushing the envelope in Freeride mountain biking for years with the original Fro Rider and living legend Wade Simmons, through to the new crop of innovative riders and young guns shooting it out in Freeride events all over the world. They have also lead from the front in XC and enduro event such as the Trans Rockies and have an Olympic Silver medal hanging in their trophy cabinet. This year Team Rocky Mountain-Haywood’s young riders Micayla Gatto and Alex Pro have been building some thunder on the DH scene. In the first round of the Canadian National Series in Bromont, Gatto tore the women’s field apart with a winning margin of 25 seconds over the next finisher.

To make sure that all the Rocky riders keep on the top step of the podium and not content with winning margins of 25seconds Rocky’s designers set to work on a new DH frame. The as yet un-named frame landed at Silverfish UK’s HQ last week and was shipped straight to Rocky Mountain UK rider Scott Beaumont for testing at the second World Cup in Champery, Switzerland. The following pictures were taken the second the frame landed and show some of the hand built detail which has gone into this proto-type frame.

Full pictures to follow later in the week…