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Mountain Bike Terminology

This is where we shine


We sell and love all kinds of bikes, but if asked to choose we'd probably all say that mountain biking is our main love. Our reasons for loving mountain biking would likely differ quite a bit. Some of us love the speed, others would say catching air, and others would say that getting away into nature is the main draw.

The reason you ride, where you ride and how you ride are the reason there are so many options and so many different "right bikes". If you want to get a new bike, please let us help you. We sincerely want you to have the best possible mountain bike experience and we've packed the shop with great bikes.

Lastly, as a reason to buy your bike at Bike Bros., we are pretty sure (we're told often enough) that we build our bikes really well. A well built bike can be the difference between a enjoyable ride and pure frustration.



Trends for 2019


Wide Handlebars: Mountain bikes are getting more and more comfortable to ride at high speeds. Wheels are getting bigger, tires fatter. Wide handlebars give you control over the front wheel and help to keep rider weight centered with loose elbows.


Slack Angles: Long, slack and low is the current bike design buzz-phrase. All these things contribute to making the bike stable - especially on steeps and at higher speed.


Single front chainrings: Look around and see that a large number of mountain bikes are doing 1x drivetrains. Reducing weight, reducing front shifting issues, allowing some frame designs to exist where front derailleurs got in the way, leaving the left hand to operate a dropper switch, less chance of chain bouncing off front rings... yup, the only real downside is a reduction in the range of gearing.


Dropper Seatposts:Offering on the fly adjustment of seatpost height, dropper posts are a perfect match for modern undulating trails. Seat up for climbing, seat down for descents. Simple. And starting to become available on bikes starting around $1500.


More people riding mountain bikes: Trails are getting busier and more people are super stoked on bikes. Awesome.


Big Tires: Whether you buy into fat-tire or plus-tire bikes, there is no denying that tire technology, rim technology, bikes... basically everyone wants fatter tires than they used to... the only question is how fat!


Bikes are getting better: We have a bike for $699 with Shimano 24 speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes: that is nuts. There are also a pile of bikes at the high end: Slayer, Altitude, Thunderbolt, Element, Trance, Reign... that are so good it boggles the mind. What a time to be a rider!



Bike Buying Tips (for Newbies)



Of most importance: leave your "buddy" who was apparently a "world-champ" cyclist of some sort "back in the day" - leave him at home. Bicycle technology has advanced significantly over the last few years. I hate being in the position to tell "champ" that everything he thinks he knows about bikes is totally outdated.

Now that you have lost "champ", visit your bank. Not just any bank, but the branch that handles your mortgage. We're getting silly today!

Seriously though... Let us begin - before the test-ride.


  1. Figure out what you are going to do on your bike. Will you ever go off-road? What will you do 90% of the time?
  2. Figure yourself out. Do you need the latest, greatest? Are you "frugal"? Are you, or could you be, serious about your mountain biking? How much are you comfortable spending?
  3. Learn. Get comfortable with bike terminology. Ask questions.
  4. Friends. Is your riding usually going to be with the same group of friends? Where do they ride? What kinds of bikes do they have? If they're all on full suspension bikes and usually riding steep trails at Moose Mountain, you may not enjoy things too much riding a pricepoint hardtail... just saying...

Choosing YOUR bike. Don't get your heart set on a bike purely based on appearances. You may be surprised how subtle layout differences between bike models can change the comfort and fit.

  1. This is when you have to visit a shop and not just any shop - it must be Bike Bros.
  2. Share how and where you want to ride, if you're a "latest-greatest" person or a "frugal" shopper. You must remember. What one person thinks is aggressive, another will think is tame and what one thinks is expensive is another man's chump-change. Talk to us.
  3. Try to zone in on a level of bike and rough price-point. We'll make suggestions, but it is all based on your feedback. That said, if you zone in on $1000 but you plan to race BC Bike Race that ain't gonna work. If you're planning to ride your mountain bike off-road on a weekly basis, plan to spend a couple thousand bucks.
  4. Test ride. Spend some time riding around. Play with the gears (because it is fun), but concentrate mostly on comfort and feel. Some bikes automatically feel great while some just don't. Pay attention to your butt, hands, neck, and lower back. Let us watch you. In some cases, people have become so used to poorly-fitted bikes, that they don't feel right on a perfectly fitted bike - in this case you need trust - in this case you need us.

Mountain Bike Technology



Gears: Mountain Bikes need gears - a broad range of them. Off road cycling involves sections of steep hills, both up and down, different soil conditions and friends who want to beat you back to the car to grab the last beer. For these differing conditions, gears are essential - the more the better used to be common wisdom... that thinking is shifting fast!


Modern mountain bikes (worth owning) have either 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, 22, 24, 27 or 30 gears. The shifting is indexed, meaning your shifter clicks into each gear - when adjusted correctly (we are the only shop in the world that can do this) the shifting will be smooth, quiet and quick.


Higher quality bikes typically have 1x10, 1x11, 1x12, 2x10. 24, 20 or 18 speeds are now typical on bikes under $1000. This is coming down to what works best FOR YOU - not necessarily what is best. Talk to us about some of the pros and cons.


Brakes: Disc brakes are awesome - powerful in wet, dry, hot or cold. Disc brakes are superior because the braking surface is designed specifically for braking - so it is stainless steel - allowing the use of brake pad material simillar to that used in the Starship Enterprise (and cars). The same could have been achieved with a stainless steel wheel, but 35lb wheels would be a bit hard to pedal.




Mountain Bike Terminology



Types of mountain bikes


Hardtail: A bicycle with suspension forks and rigid frame. (front suspension only).


Full Suspension: A bike with suspension in the frame and fork. These can range from low-tech "pogo sticks on wheels" like the stuff you see at department stores to bikes that we sell (bikes that actually enhance your riding experience.)


29er: A mountain bike with 29" diameter wheels instead of 26" wheels. This is a touchy subject with some retro-grouches. The idea behind 29ers is that they benefit from being more stable, offering superior traction and rolling over obstacles more easily. Bike Bros. was one of the first stores in Alberta to stock and sell 29ers. We like 'em.


Plus Bike: A mountain bike designed to have tires between 2.8" and 3.2" wide.


Fat Bike: A mountain bike with tires 3.8" to 5" wide. Most often used on snow or sand but some people ride them all year.


Single Speed: This proud sub-culture of mountain bikes and riders use only one gear on their bikes. This is "that next level" for ultra fit riders looking for additional challenge. It also means less mechanical issues to deal with and a style of riding where the rider's skills must increase.

Geometry: In cycling, this is a general term to sum up the length, position or angle of different tubes. Changing a bike's geometry can affect both the comfort of the rider and how well the bike performs in different situations.

XC Bike: Cross Country (XC) Bikes are light mountain bikes that are designed to put the rider in a powerful position - especially for climbing. These can be either hardtails or full suspension with less than 4" of travel. XC bikes tend to favor efficient climbing over descending.

Trail Bike: These bikes, typically with 5" of travel, are designed to be as good for climbing as descending. The rider's position is slightly more upright than an XC bike with slightly slacker angles than the XC bike to add to stability - especially when descending.

All Mountain Bike: Favouring more aggressive downhills, the All Mountain Bike is still a capable climber even with 6" of travel. While the All Mountain bike is capable of riding uphill, it will take more energy and skill.

Freeride Bike: Pedalling efficiency is not a major concern on freeride bikes. These bikes are designed for stability and strength. Usually ridden at ski hills or places where using a truck to shuttle to the top of a trail is possible

DH Bike: Downhill (DH) bikes are similar to freeride bikes but more emphasis is put on the bike's stability - both with the geometry and amount of suspension (8" to 10" of travel).


Mountain biking in St. George Utah. This bicycle shop owner can ride a bike.

Why do you ride?



There is no right answer, but there is a right bike. New riders tend to focus on one type of riding - for them selecting the right bike can be a critical difference between great feedback and never catching the bug.

Experienced riders tend to develop multi-personalities - and need a quiver of bikes to match the mood. For these guys there is no "one" bike, instead having a bunch of bikes - sometimes for unique types of riding, sometimes just because more bikes is better.

A wise man once said, the right number of bikes is one more than what you already have. He also said keep your number of bikes to one less than will cause divorce.


messing around while supporting a friend who was doing 24 hours of Addrenaline solo.

Acid Drop trail in St. George, Utah is good times

A bit about suspension...


Suspension has evolved so much over the last few years. The story used to be that some bike Brands made great suspension bikes and other brands made pretty lame bikes.

Things have gotten so competitive that amoung the well known brands, the difference is more subtle now. Efficiency has improved, reliability has improved (there are still a couple lamo brands that have fast dying suspension but we don't sell them). So what is the difference these days? If it isn't some good, some bad, what is it. Some suspension systems are going to be great for long days in the saddle, others for aggressive riding... there are subtle differences and we're happy to chat with you about them.


Andrea on Horsethief Bench in Fruita, Colorado.. still a favorite trail of ours

we serve coffee and sell beans from Crowsnest Coffee company because we love good coffee

the old Prospector Trail rock roll in Exshaw before this steep line transition wood was removed

our old bike shop location in Cochrane packed to the rafter literally finishing the Banff Gran Fondo... yup, we play on road bikes too

selfie on Hiline in Sedona, Arizona testing out Marin's first 29er full suspension mountain bike many years ago

mountain bikes, Sedona and cactus go hand in hand

12 Speed...


Sram does 1x12 gearing now. Whenever you see "Eagle" as part of the Sram component name, that means 1x12 gearing. What is the deal? The big deal is the 500% gear range. Small ring 10 teeth. Big ring 50 teeth. That means having as easy a climbing gear as a generous 30 speed setup and almost as good a high gear (big ring) as that same 30 speed, but with a single front chain ring (with a 34t front ring on the single).

From what we've heard from a number of customers since 1x11 came out was either that they wanted a lower (easier) gear than what came stock, or that they needed a broader range of gears.

So why do 1x gearing then... sounds like people should just use a front derailleur... doesn't it? I am a huge fan of 1x gearing. Even when the only cassette options were 10/42 teeth, the upside still outweighed having a front derailleur.

So what are the 1x upsides then? 1)No front shifter, so you have a natural spot to put your dropper seatpost remote button; 2)No front derailleur to go out of adjustment or cause annoyance; 3)No front shifter, cable, derailleur means less weight; 4)1x front chainrings hold chains tight: less chains falling off; 5)It frees up frame designs from the limitations of being able to mount a front derailleur... any questions? drop by and chat.



look at how narrow our old-school handlebars used to be! Scott English in Crowsnest Pass on some hidden singletrack

jumping 29er mountain bikes on Berma Grin in Crowsnest Pass.. some say 29ers don't jump well... hahahah

Plus Bikes... What is that?



In general, a plus bike is one with tires measuring between 2.8" and 3.2" wide. These are available in 26", 27.5" and 29" diameter wheels, though of these, 27.5" x 2.8" is by far the most common size for stock "Plus" bikes.

Why would you want to have tires this chubby? Well, firstly, fat tires can be run softer than skinny tires. Soft tires result in great traction and bump absorbtion. Be prepared to become much more concerned about exact tire pressures. Getting the most of fatter tires really is a game of fine tuning tire pressure to get all the benefits. Related to this, you will want to run tubeless on plus tires because your tire pressures are low enough (18 psi is a good starting point) that rear tires are especially prone to occasionally bottoming out in sharp rocks.

Who should consider plus tires? I'm a huge fan so I'd say anybody who is willing to be careful about daily tire pressure checks. Riders who are looking to gain skills especially regarding cornering technique get a lot of confidence on plus tires which helps the learning process.

Other questions and answers about plus: Do they roll slower - Yes, on smooth pavement, but the bumpier the terrain the more advantage the larger, softer tires have and they do get to the point that in rocky/rooty terrain when the bigger tire are actually faster. Is this an alternative to a fat bike? With studded tires, I think a plus bike could be a fun winter bike though still not enough "float" for the softer snow days. More questions about plus? Drop by.



more road bike action in Banff, Alberta

this beautiful wooden mountain bike trail feature was discovered in Nakusp, BC

mountain bike road trip in Hurricane, Utah

bike shop staff go riding in Crowsnest Pass

Suspension... Less is more? A personal theory that isn't common...


I put this little article here because I can, because I'm the guy writing this stuff. While I absolutely love suspension, I have been on a bit of a journey since about 2015... You know... experimenting with bikes to test theories... What is the least amount of suspension needed to have a fun, useful, all-round mountain bike?

This experiment is made possible because bike companies are putting much funner (slacker) geometries on short travel bikes. I have spent a season on a bike with 100mm (4") rear travel and 150mm (6") fork. That bike experiment blew the drawers off some retro-grump ideas that suspension between front and rear of bike should be fairly similar... The bike had 29er wheels and was set up with 2.5" wide Maxxis Minions. In my mind this bike was getting pretty close to being magically nimble while still be very capable. The rooty bit on the Prairie View downhill was one of the few sections of trail I wished I had more travel. So why is less more? My thoughts are all to do with pumping: smoother rollers and bermed corners with less travel basically feel faster and more fun with less suspension.

My next experiment will be the Marin B17. 120mm (4.7") rear travel mated to a custom 140mm (5.5") fork and fairly slack headtube angle is getting close to what I think might be the ultimate. Why do I include this article in here? I just want to raise the consciousness of the idea that frame geometry is at least as important as the raw amount of suspension. Too little suspension and your hands will suffer and feet will get blasted off the pedals. Too much... will be very soft (good for many... maybe not for all). Get the balance right and you may end up being just as fast with a slightly more maneuverable bike that corners and rides rollers like a dirt jumper... Just a thought...

2019 Model year update: The shorter travel 29er that can fit 2.5 or 2.6" wide tires is super popular. Best year ever for new bike models!



beautiful bench cut singletrack mountain bike trail in Naramata, BC

An example of perfect bench-cut singletrack in Naramata, BC.


that time 3 bike shop staff built mountain bike trails and rode singletrack in Crowsnest Pass

Enjoying a post-trail-building ride in Crowsnest Pass.


mountain bike trail building tools

These are trail building essentials.


alpine mountain bike trail in Whistler called Lord of the Squirrels

We live in a magical part of the world (Western Canada) for mountain biking. This is Lord of the Squirrels in Whistler, BC.
alumni staff member in empty bike shop space riding a Marin Alchemy... a bike that never existed

We've been lucky enough to expand and/or move locations 5 times since opening in 2003. Thanks to our customers for a incredible support of the years!


Flow Down is one of our favorite Mountain Bike Trails around, in Revelstoke, BC

Oh, how I love this trail in Revelstoke!


ankle surgery, one of the side effects of mountain biking gone wrong

Anything worth doing is worth the occasional injury... right?


a day spent building mountain bike trails in Crowsnest Pass

We occasionally stick tools in dirt and stuff.


Andrea riding Lord of the Squirrels in Whistler on her Marin Rift Zone 29er

Andrea riding mountain bike in the Alpine in Whistler


snowy mountain bike singletracks

Winter Singletrack trail in Cochrane Ranch


not an example of fine mountain bike clothing

Astro Van inspires dressing like a bum apparently.


check bike lights, helping with nutrition, checking gears and brakes, all part of supporting a racer at 24hours

Offering some 24 Hours of Adrenaline Solo rider support. Simon Williams is an inspiring athlete!


one of the reasons we can be a destination Calgary Bike Shop is great bikes and nice displays

We like bikes. We like Wood. We have bikes. We have helmets and so much more...


the old Bike Bros Van at a trailhead somewhere in the mountains

RIP Astro Van #1... died not long after this...


when we win Best Bike Shop awards in Calgary it is guys like this who make it happen

Ryan is rad!


This bike shop interior makes it a worthwhile drive from Calgary

A view inside our bike shop. We're in Cochrane but have bike shop customers from Calgary, Canmore and beyond


so many bikes in this bike shop

Our upstairs is open to customers but can be super-packed with bikes!


we are proudly bike shop owners who ride bikes

3 blind mice in Naramata

Zen trail in St. George, Utah

we ride fat bikes and sell fat bikes

riding fat bikes at Lake Minnewanka in Banff

heli ride in Nordegg, Alberta to start a mountain bike ride in the alpine

a selection of Bike Bros T Shirts

point of view riding a ladder skinny thing on Prospector Trail in Exshaw

a wooden feature amoungst the rock on Topp Notch Trail in Banff, Alberta

point of view riding mountain bike trail Montaine Canmore

point of view Canmore Alberta mountain bike trail

Fish Creek Mountain Bike Skills park

Canmore Alberta Nordic Center 2 mountain bikers in the air at the dirt jumps



lots or mountain bikers started on BMX... I started as a vert rider

riding somewhere around Kelowna BC

we love coffee... especially Crowsnest Coffee... we sell Crowsnest Coffee!


Fat Bikes


We live in a magical part of the world for fat biking. This part of Alberta has tons of keen fat bike riders which means lots of trails in consistently good conditions. There are a huge number of things to know about fat bikes. If you have questions, come in and chat with us.



This was a chilly day. Bar Mitts (Pogies) keep your hands warm and allow you to operate brakes and gears more easily than super-thick gloves.



This is what fatbiking is about. Spectacular scenery and a completely different experience from summer riding.



Conditions like this are still great on a fatbike. On skis - not so much.



Just like mountain bikes, fatbikes can allow you to casually experience nature, or ride like an idiot and push the limits of traction on screaming downhills. Whatever mood you might be in!



Being on a mountain-top in the winter on a bike is something pretty special.



Do you want a weekend activity that will keep you day-dreaming all week?



This is what perfect trails look like in the winter. There have been some other riders and some snow-shoers to create a perfect, fast riding trail. Bragg Creek is incredible in the winter for bikes!



In the Calgary region, Bragg Creek, Canmore, Kananaskis, Banff and Fish Creek can all have great winter riding... but you have to pay attention to trail reports to make sure you're going where the trails are best.
































Electric Mountain Bikes


Bike Bros is a Giant Electric Bike dealer. We stock E-bikes for mountain biking and city use. Giant has partnered with Yamaha to provide a very powerful, efficient electric assist platform and Panasonic for the battery - Quality!!


electric bicycle being used to extend how far the rider can go in a day in the mountains... how would you use it?


Electric Bike Basics



Assist! NOT THROTTLE.. This is important as it makes the bike safer to operate and may end up being the only way that electric bikes will be allowed in certain areas. What we're talking about with electric assist bikes is that the electric motor is only used to amplify the pedalling power of the rider, it does not allow the rider to just coast along powered by the electric motor. Almost all the different systems of pedal assist allow the user to adjust how much assistance the motor will provide. Strategizing with when to use the different levels of assist lets you go on longer rides by extending the range of the battery. In general, higher quality e-bikes provide a higher level of amplification for faster accelleration.


Quality.. There are junky e-bikes out there and there are quality e-bikes. Quality e-bikes will last as opposed to being in the landfill after 6 months. Quality e-bikes are smoother and much more predicatable in the application of power which is a huge safety issue. Quality e-bikes have high quality lithion-ion batteries that are reliable and consistent. Quality e-bikes are very quiet. Quality e-bikes allow shops to connect to a computer to do analysis of the system for trouble shooting. Quality e-bikes are equipped with suitable componentry to handle the extra weight, forces, stopping requirements etc rather than using basic level bicycle parts.


Speed Governed.. 32 Km/hr is the typical speed electric bikes are governed to. So what does a better quality e-bike get if not faster speed? The answer: better e-bikes will have better batteries providing longer range, sometimes faster recharge times, and motors enhanced for faster accelleration. Don't forget componentry too, especially when talking about mountain bikes. With additional weight, much faster average speeds the importance of suspension quality, tire quality, brakes, wheels... it matters even more... but remember durability is probably going to mean more than weight savings because the electric assist negates the need for ultra-light components (somewhat).





bikes with rigid frame and squishy fork

Hardtail

Suspension fork, rigid frame, get into mountain biking or rip around town

go here for ladies hardtails

Hardtails for Ladies

Fit and finished to appeal to the ladies

full suspension mountain bikes Giant, Marin, Rocky Mountain...

Full Suspension Mountain Bikes

Ride Faster with improved handling and more comfort.

Tons of bikes for the ladies who like to get dirty

Full Suspension Bikes for Ladies

Sized to fit a lady and perform

Winter doesn't have to suck

Fat Bikes

Big squishy tires make winter riding fun (and possible).

Giant electric mountain bikes available here

Electric Mountain Bikes

Performance enhancing mountain bikes to get you further from the trailhead.



lots of on-sale bike models .

Hardtails


With front suspension and a rigid frame, these make great bikes for people who want to do some town riding as well as some mountain biking on the same bike. Affordability and relative simplicity (compared to full suspension bikes) are the main benefits of a hardtail.

On the pricier end of the spectrum, hardtails divide into ultralight cross-country race bikes and burly trail bikes. In either case, the hardtail shines for being super-efficient and less fuss. Hardtails are an excellent learning tool for perfecting technique. Many riders are adding hardtails to their quiver of bikes to enjoy the simplicity, learn new skills or just for the pure joy and challenge.


Marin Bolinas Ridge and GIANT ATX


These bikes are brought in primarily as an in-between for youth or small riders who are not going to be riding rough trails.


Giant ATX 2 26" $599
Light aluminum frame and wheels

26" x 2.1" tires work around town or on light trails

21 speed Shimano Tourney gearing and mechanical disc brakes





2019 Marin Bolinas Ridge 1 $569
Entry level pricepoint from a reputable brand

21 Spd Shimano shifting, 27.5" diameter wheels

Tektro mechanical disc brakes

4" travel Suntour fork

A nice mountain bike styled bike for occasional riding and round the towner




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2019 Giant Talon


As always, the Giant Talon series of bikes is a great value. Talon's have 27.5" diameter tires blending smooth rolling of bigger wheels and nimble-feel of smaller wheels. They have a comfortable seating position, are durable, and basically make for a great all around bike that can give you a taste of off-road riding.

2018 saw the Talon getting a complete make-over with a geometry that takes its ques from much more expensive, serious mountain bikes. These geometry changes help riders feel more stable and confident: the bike will just be that much more fun to ride!



2019 Giant Talon 3 $699
This sets an impressive bench-mark for quality and price. What really stands out is the quality of the less-noticed parts like hubs, rims, and cranks

24 Spd Shimano Altus/Acera shifting

Tektro hydraulic disc brakes

4" travel Suntour fork w/ lockout

This thing has Maxxis Ikon tires... that is incredible!

weight: 31.5 lbs




2019 Giant Talon 2 $899
Once again, a benchmark of quality and value. There literally isn't another bike that has this overall quality of frame, drivetrain and brakes near this price.

2x9 Alivio/Deore gearing (18 speeds)

Hydraulic disc brakes

upgraded 4" travel Suntour fork w/ lockout

weight 30 lbs




2019 Giant Talon 1 $1199
At this level, performance and value intersect. The fork becomes lighter and performance improves with the air spring.

2x10 Deore gearing for off-road simplicity and varied terrain super wide gear range

Hydraulic disc brakes



weight 29 lbs



2018 Marin Nail Trail & Bobcat Trail & San Quentin


This is what happens when mountain bikes are designed by hardcore riders who live close to amazing trails. Even the relatively entry-level priced bikes bring a level of ride quality that is usually only seen on expensive bikes. The ride quality comes from progressive geometry and the use of components that squeeze the best ride our of the lowest possible price.



Both the Bobcat and Nail Trail bikes come in either 27.5" or 29" wheel versions depending on the size of the frame. So, XS and Small sized bikes are typically 27.5 and Medium and larger are 29ers. Notice the use of short stems, wide handlebars, and comfy saddles... helps these bike feel great.

The San Quentin is a very progressive geometry (as in it is inspired by the newest hardcore hardtails that cost way more money). It is a bike designed to be fun to ride aggressively and more stable at speed. Between the boost thru-axle frames and tapered headtubes, long front-center, short rear-center, super slack head-tube it has all the features of expensive customer frames in a well thought out complete bike.



2018 Marin Bobcat Trail 3 SALE $739, Reg $789
Suntour 100mm Fork with Lockout
Shimano 24 speed Drivetrain
Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Weight 31.5 lbs

Call for sizes



2019 Marin Bobcat Trail 3 $769
Suntour 100mm Fork with Lockout
Shimano 24 speed Drivetrain
Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Weight 31.5 lbs

Expected in December



2019 Marin Bobcat Trail 3 $769
Wheels on Bobcats are 29" on medium, large and XL and 27.5" in smaller size
Fans of these bikes mention the "feel" of the bike being confidence inspiring, especially compared to a number of other brand's bikes at a similar price.

Expected in December




2019 Marin Bobcat Trail 4 $899
Suntour 100mm Fork with Lockout
Shimano 2x9 gearing
Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Weight 31.5 lbs

Expected in December


2018 Marin Bobcat Trail 5 29er Sale $1199, Reg $1289
Rockshox Recon Silver 100mm Fork
Shimano Deore 1x10 Drivetrain with wide range 11/42 Sunrace Cassette
Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Weight 29.5 lbs

Size Large and XLarge



2019 Marin Bobcat Trail 5 $1249
Rockshox Recon Silver 100mm Fork
Shimano Deore 1x10 Drivetrain with wide range 11/46 Sunrace Cassette

Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes for powerful braking with nice feel

Frame Size Specific Wheel Size: XS and S are 27.5": M, L, XL are 29"

Weight 29.5 lbs


2019 Marin Nail Trail 6 29er $1649
Rockshox Recon Silver 120mm Air Sprung Fork allows rider to set fork spring to be as stiff or plush as they want

Thru-Axle fork/front wheel increase stiffness and control

Sram NX 1x11 Drivetrain
142mm x 12mm Thru Axle rear hub for increased strength and stiffness
Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Weight 28.5 lbs



2019 Marin San Quentin 2 $1649
"New School" slack, long geometry and 27.5" wheels for capable hard-core hardtail: easy upgrade to dropper seatpost too!

Rockshox Recon RL 130mm Fork with Air Spring and Thru-Axle

Sram NX 1x11 Drivetrain
148mm x 12mm Boost Thru Axle rear hub for increased strength and stiffnes

Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Weight 29 lbs



2019 Marin San Quentin 3 $2399
"New School" slack, long geometry and 27.5"x2.6" tires for capable hard-core hardtail at budget price Rockshox Revelation 130mm Fork with Thru-Axle

Shimano SLX Drivetrain with extra-wide range 11-46 tooth Cassette

148mm x 12mm Boost Thru Axle rear hub for increased strength and stiffnes
Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Includes Dropper seatpost!

Expected October 2018 - call or email to go on the waiting list




Rocky Mountain Growler



The Growler, is a hardtail designed to be ridden hard. It has a slack geometry and 2.8" wide tires that are designed to be ridden pretty soft to give great traction for cornering and braking traction. That extra traction and soft tires is confidence inspiring and can help newer riders become more skilled while providing a bit more comfort... the tires act like little shock absorbers.



2018 Rocky Mountain Growler 20 Sale $929, reg $999
120mm fork

1x9 Alivio drivetrain

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Rocky Mountain 760mm wide handlebars and short stem for up-to-date hardcore geometry

Weight 34 lbs

(medium size only)



2018 Rocky Mountain Growler 40 SALE $1499, reg $1569
120mm Suntour Raidon fork

1x11 Sram NX / Raceface Cranks

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Between the geometry, components and plump tires this thing is ready for good times... just throw on a dropper post...

(large only)



2019 Rocky Mountain Growler 40 $1549
130mm Air Spring Suntour fork

1x10 Shimano Deore drivetrain with 11-46 cassette

Shimano MT 400 hydraulic disc brakes

Dropper Seatpost and Aggressive Geometry make this a special, and super capable hardtail: SO AWESOME!

Is this the best deal on a mountain bike in the $1500 range? Dropper? Wide range 1x gearing? looks like it to me...



2018 Rocky Mountain Growler 50 Sale $2149, reg $2249
120mm Rockshox Recon fork

1x11 Sram NX / Raceface Cranks

Sram Level hydraulic disc brakes

All new frame for 2018 with Boost thru-axle rear end

This is a full-on fun bike if you have a hankering for a slack, fast, fun hardtail

Weight 31.5 lbs

(M and L only)



2019 Rocky Mountain Growler 50 $2279
140mm RockShox Revelation fork

1x11 Shimano SLX drivetrain with 11-46 cassette

Shimano MT 400 hydraulic disc brakes

Dropper Seatpost and Aggressive Geometry make this a special, and super capable hardtail: SO AWESOME!


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2017 Marin Pine Mountain



This is a Plus Bike. This is Marin's take on a Plus Bike. This is built to be uber tough and to offer good value. It offers features like real Rock Shox forks and SLX 1x11 drivetrain. Marin has a pile of heritage in mountain bikes, and this takes advantage of what they know about making a fun hardtail with a Cromolly frame.



2018 Marin Pine Mountain SALE $1249, was $1289
Rigid Cromolly Fork

1x10 Shimano Deore gearing with Sunrace 11/42 cassette

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Vee Crown Gem 27.5x2.8 Tires

Tough, awesome, simple, rugged...

size L only



2019 Marin Pine Mountain 1 $1649
120mm RockShox Recon Silver fork with thru-axle

1x11 Shimano SLX gearing

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Schwalbe 27.5 x 2.8 tires - light and proven for our types of trails





Hardtail Mountain Bikes for Ladies


What differs between a unisex bike and a ladies bike? Well it isn't just pink colours and cute names. Giant's ladies bikes have altered geometry, handle-bar width, saddles, grips and even components. Keep this in mind though: the geometry and fit of a "ladies" model is typically designed for smaller ladies with long legs compared to same-sized-men. What does this mean? Well, some women fit "ladies" models beautifully but others don't. We have had men with short torsos and long legs end up on "ladies" bikes... just something to keep in mind. Just because Sex=F, it doesn't mean bike=ladies model.



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Liv/Giant Tempt


Giant's ladies line is called Liv. They put a pile of effort into designing bikes that work well for ladies. The Tempt is a super popular series of bikes that is comfortable with predictable steering and very well appointed details.



2018 Liv (Giant) Tempt 3 SALE $629, reg $699
This is a nice all purpose bike that could be used for some light trail riding.

The combination of 27 speeds, hydraulic disc brakes and lockout fork help the bike stop, go and ride nicely.

Compare specifications: this is the category leader in quality at a popular price!

Weight 31.5 lbs

size Small only



2018 Liv (Giant) Tempt 2 SALE $799, reg $899
This model becomes a bit more ready to hit the mountain bike trails.

18 speeds (added simplicity over 27 speed), Hydraulic disc brakes (added reliability and better feel) and lockout fork help the bike stop, go and ride nicely.

Compare specifications: this is the category leader in quality at a popular price!

Weight 29.5 lbs

size XS only



2018 Liv (Giant) Tempt 1 Sale $1099, reg $1199
Becoming a little lighter and more off-road ready.

20 speeds (added simplicity over 27 speed) Shimano Deore Drivetrain, Hydraulic disc brakes (added reliability and better feel) and light, air-sprung fork help the bike stop, go and ride nicely.

Compare specifications: this is the category leader in quality at a popular price!

Weight 28 lbs



Marin Wilcat Trail Lady's Bikes



Marin is well known for the "feel" of their bikes. The subtle differences of proportions and angles make these bikes popular and confidence inspiring. Wildcats all have 27.5" wheels which match well with average lady-bike sizing for improved roll-over performance compared to 26".




2018 Marin Wildcat Trail 3 SALE $699, reg $789
Comfy, confidence inspiring geometry

24 speeds, hydraulic disc brakes and lockout fork help the bike stop, go and ride nicely.



Weight 31 lbs

(size XS only)



2019 Marin Wildcat Trail 1 $569
A good, comfortable bike for paths, campgrounds and entry to single-track trails - great youth/smaller rider bike

21 speed drivetrain for all-terrain and path versitility, disc brakes and coil-sprung fork help the bike stop, go and ride nicely.

Saddle, frame geometry, grips suited for a lady

Weight 31.5 lbs



2019 Marin Wildcat Trail 3 $769
Comfy, confidence inspiring geometry

24 speed drivetrain for all-terrain and path versitility, hydraulic disc brakes and coil-sprung fork help the bike stop, go and ride nicely.

Saddle, frame geometry, grips suited for a lady

Weight 30.5 lbs



2019 Marin Wildcat Trail 5 $1249
Comfy, confidence inspiring geometry

10 speed (broad range 1x10 gearing for ultimate simplicity), Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and smooth Rockshox TK coil-sprung fork help the bike stop, go and ride nicely.

Lighter and better performing components

Weight 29.5 lbs


Giant's Maestro Suspension - a Quick Video





lots of on-sale bike models .

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Full Suspension Mountain Bikes


Giant is known for their Maestro suspension design. Maestro is a patented design generally classified as a short dual link - often lumped in with Santa Cruz' VPP design and DW Link which is found on Pivot, Turner and Ibis bikes. In general, engineers love the short dual link design because it allows so much freedom with being able to engineer how the rear end moves through its travel and how the shock is driven. Maestro bikes are known to pedal very efficiently without relying heavily on fancy shocks, have excellent small bump compliance, have long lasting sealed bearing pivots and still active during braking.



Rocky Mountain's suspension design is called smooth link. While not quite as elaborate as the Maestro design, the ride characteristics are efficient pedalling and perhaps a touch less "squishy" when pedalling out of the saddle. The trade-off is that the bikes don't have quite the same small bump compliance. A really cool feature on the Rocky Mountains is their Ride9 which allows the rider to adjust the shock mounting hardware - this adjustment offers customization of the bike's geometry (head-angle and bb height) as well as adjusting shock ratio to suit lighter or heavier riders. Some of the fancier Rocky Mountain suspension bikes also feature handlebar remote operated rear shock adjustment between soft/firmer/very firm settings. Not my cup'o'tea but I know folks who use and love that feature.



Marin is known for having a rich heritage in mountain bikes. The bikes we bring in from Marin are designed by hardcore riders who have taken the challenge to stretch the consumers dollar through the use of amazing geometry and smart component selection. My excitement upon seeing the 2018 Marin Full Suspension line-up was largely because I see bikes that fit many of my own ideas regarding geometry, sizing, components and what suits the majority of riders in our region. I am a fan!

Marin's approach to its trail full suspension line is: give the right geometry to balance climbing and descending ability, give enough suspension for what trail riders need (but not too much), and give riders the best possible experience at the best price. Marin hit the nail on the head regarding geometry and amount of suspension, so decided to basically offer 3 distinct versions with wheel size being the difference.


Marin Hawk Hill


The Hawk Hill is Marin's offering for riders seeking fun. This 120mm Suspension bike is snappy and great for a rider who enjoys catching a bit of air off lumps and bumps on the trail.




2018 Marin Hawk Hill SALE $1799, reg $1899
With a slack geometry mated to 120mm of suspension (front and rear) the Hawk Hill is an agile super fun bike.

1x10 drivetrain with Sunrace 11/42 cassette for the range of 1x11 with a better priced option.

Rockshox fork, upgradeable frame (to thru-axle rear)

This bike is so good, one of the Marin team riders has won a national level mountain bike enduro race on an upgraded component version.

Weight 32 lbs

XS, S sizes



2018 Marin Hawk Hill 2 SALE $2399, reg $2579
This is what happens when you take the best rated "value" full suspension trail bike and start adding higher performance parts

Suspension is upgraded to Rockshox rear shock and Rockshox Recon fork (both air spring)

Drivetrain is upgraded to Sram NX 1x11

Oh... and a dropper seat-post
Boost spacing/thru axles for increased frame rigidity + tubeless ready rims & tires

(L & XL only)



2018 Marin Hawk Hill 3 SALE $2699, reg $3499
Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain with 11/46 cassette

RockShox Reba boost fork, Rockshox Monarch Debonair shock

WTB Breakout Tubeless Ready Tires

Weight 30 lbs

(med & Large only)



Rift Zone 29er


29" wheels with 120mm of Suspension and this kind of geometry means a fast, stable, efficient bike. You could be the guy all your friends grumble about who is coasting along while they all have to pedal to keep up: that is literally a common story for riders on 29ers if their friends ride smaller wheeled bikes.


2019 Marin Rift Zone 1 $2049
29" wheels plus slack geometry mated to 120mm of suspension (front and rear) this is designed to be fast, efficient and stable

1x10 Shimano Deore drivetrain with Sunrace 11/42 cassette for the range of 1x11 with a better priced option.

Rockshox Recon fork and Xfusion rear shock



2019 Marin Rift Zone 2 $2579
29" wheels plus slack geometry mated to 120mm of suspension (front and rear) this is designed to be fast, efficient and stable

1x11 Sram NX drivetrain with 11/42 cassette

Rockshox Recon fork and Rockshox rear shock



2019 Marin Rift Zone 3 $3499
29" wheels plus slack geometry mated to 120mm of suspension (front and rear) this is designed to be fast, efficient and stable

1x11 Shimano SLX drivetrain with 11/46 cassette

Rockshox Revelation fork and Rockshox rear shock



Marin B17 27.5+



The B17 is a "Plus" bike. This means it is designed to use 2.8" wide tires. The big deal with Plus tires is their incredible traction and bump absorbtion. Why does that matter? Or Who is it for? I have raced Enduro using 2.8" tires and it allowed me to corner more aggressively at high speeds and worry less about finding "the smooth line" through rocky or rooty sections. I also realized, once I tried going back to regular tires sizes that you get very accustomed to being able to brake very late without tires breaking traction. For non-racers, you are likely to notice more confidence, amazing loose surface climbing and descending traction and great feedback for using better cornering technique.

One of the most common questions with Plus tires: "Isn't there a lot more rolling resistence?". There is, IF YOU'RE RIDING PAVEMENT. If you're riding rough trails the soft tires can actually be faster. Yes, they can. Seriously. I timed myself. Its true.


One interesting possibility with the B17: it is 29er compatible. Switch out the wheels to 29" for a fast, short travel All Mountain Ripper!

2019 Marin B17 1 $2779
27+ wheels plus slack geometry mated to 120mm/130mm of suspension (rear/front) this is a bike ready to get rowdy

1x11 Sram NX drivetrain with 11/46 cassette

Rockshox Recon fork and Rockshox rear shock



2019 Marin B17 2 $3499
27+ wheels plus slack geometry mated to 120mm/130mm of suspension (rear/front) this is a bike ready to get rowdy

1x11 Shimano SLX drivetrain with 11/46 cassette

Rockshox Revelation fork and Rockshox rear shock



2018 Marin B17 3 SALE $3889, was $4889
27+ wheels plus slack geometry mated to 120mm/130mm of suspension (rear/front) this is a bike ready to get rowdy

1x12 Sram GX drivetrain with 11/50 cassette

Rockshox Pike and Rockshox Super Delux - ready for serious ass riders



Weight 31.0 lbs

(medium only)


Marin Wolf Ridge


The Wolf Ridge is a bike that can't be categorized. Being a 29er with 160mm of suspension makes you think hardcore All-mountain/Enduro. The trick with this bike is the revolutionary Naild R3act suspension design which sets a new standard for how efficient a long travel bike be while pedalling.



Marin Wolf Ridge 8
29" wheels plus slack geometry mated to 160mm of suspension combined with revolutionary suspension design delivers on the "1 bike" promise

1x12 Sram GX components give enough gears to match the ability of this bike to climb like a goat and descend like a demon



Weight 32 lbs

Wolf Ridge 8 - $6749 (1 medium left in stock) / Wolf Ridge 9 - $9099 special order / Wolf Ridge Pro - $11499 special order



Rocky Mountain Element


This is what happens when a bike company decides to make Cross-Country Race Bikes handle MUCH MORE than just a race course. Between the specifications, suspension design and geometry this bike is efficient like a race bike, but fun and confidence inspiring like a trail bike. It is the weapon of choice for a number of hard-core riders who think 120mm front & 100mm rear travel are magic numbers if you want to ride fast and have fun.

We only chose to bring in Elements with Carbon frames because... well... lets face it, part of the appeal of this bike is the light weight. Though, as always, if there's a model you want and we don't stock it, we'll gladly get 'er in for ya.



2017 Rocky Mountain Element 990 RSL BC EDITION SALE $5999, reg $7199
The cross country bike that thinks its and enduro race bike... and almost is. Seriously, if you're good at handling a bike, this is the thing that could be used to race XC, marathon or "light" enduro. So capable and well equipped.

Drivetrain and brakes are XT/XTR mix. Stan's Arch wheels on the oh-so-yummy DT 350 hub, dropper post, Raceface Turbine Cranks & SixC carbon handlebars, Pike RCT3 and Monarch RT3 suspension to round out an awesome spec.

(Size Large)



Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt


This thing is a blast, and even blastier for 2018 because now they are upgraded from 120mm suspension to 130mm, sealed cartridge pivot bearings instead of bushings and an updated geometry that blurs the lines between light-weight Xcountry race bike and super capable all-mountain bike.



2019 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 50 $5899
Carbon main frame, alloy rear triangle : bike weight only 27.0 lbs

130mm Fox Float Performance Fork & Fox Float DPS Evol Performance rear shock

Sram GX Eagle 1x12 with 10/50 cassette for massive 500% gear range with single front ring

Maxxis Minion Front, Crossmark rear for combo of aggressive and fast tires

Rear DT 370 hub upgradeable to Star Ratchet

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2018 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 50 $5799
Carbon main frame, alloy rear triangle : bike weight only 27.0 lbs

130mm Fox Float Performance Fork & Fox Float DPS Evol Performance rear shock

Sram GX Eagle 1x12 with 10/50 cassette for massive 500% gear range with single front ring

Maxxis Minion Front, Crossmark rear for combo of aggressive and fast tires

Rear DT 370 hub upgradeable to Star Ratchet

XS, M, L in stock



Rocky Mountain Altitude



The Altitude pretty much defines the aggressive trail bike. It is a broadly capable bike: it can be a take everywhere, do everything kind of bike or an Enduro race machine focusing on downhill speed.

With 27.5" wheels and generously sized tires matched to 150mm (6 inches) rear travel, 160mm (6.3 inches) front squish this bike has enough suspension and traction to get rowdy but its steep seat-tube angle and efficient suspension design it can also suit the weekend warrior trail rider.



2019 Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 50 $5599
Carbon mainframe, alloy rear end

SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with 11/50 cassette for super wide range of gears without front derailleur

Fox Float Fork and Shock

Tubeless Ready Maxxis Minion/Aggressor 2.5 Tires

Raceface Aeffect dropper seatpost

Weight 30 lbs



2019 Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 30 $3799
Sram NX 1x11 drivetrain with wide range 11/46 cassette

Rock Shox Yari 160mm fork - super stiff, super tough

Tubeless Ready Maxxis Minion/Aggressor Tires 2.5 Tires

RaceFace Aeffect Dropper Seatpost

Weight 30 lbs



2018 Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 50 was $5379 SALE $4799
Shimano SLX/XT brakes and drivetrain with 11/46 cassette

Fox Performance Level Fork and Shock

Tubeless Ready Maxxis Minion 2.4/2.5 Tires

Fox Transfer Dropper Post

Weight 30 lbs

size Medium


Rocky Mountain Instinct & Pipeline


Go to BC and pay attention to what the hardcore bros are riding. You see a pile of Instincts, especially carbon ones. This is one of the raddest 29ers on the market with a geometry and feel that kills it on the climbs and the descents. An amazing option for a "one bike quiver" because it can race endurance or enduro. Be ridden on long buff Arizona singletrack or BC roots and rocks.

2018 Saw a redesign of the Instinct. Instincts have 140mm rear travel and 140mm forks. The Instinct is also compatible with 27.5 x 2.8 Plus Tires, so the same bike can be turned into a Pipeline for a dual personality bike.



2018 Rocky Mountain Pipeline Carbon 50 SALE $4999 was $5649
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 with massive 10/50 tooth range on cassette

Fox Performance Level Fork and Shock

Sram Level TL Brakes

Tubeless Ready Maxxis Minion 2.8 Tires on Sun Duroc Tubeless ready rims

Fox Transfer Dropper Post

Weight 30 lbs

(size Large only)




2018 Rocky Mountain Pipeline Carbon 70 SALE $5999, was $6699
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 with massive 10/50 tooth range on Cassette

Fox Performance Elite Level Fork and Shock

Tubeless Ready Maxxis Minion 2.8 Tires on Stan's Tubeless Baron Rims w/ DT Swiss 370 rear hub

Fox Transfer Dropper Post, Raceface Turbine Handlebar, Sram Stylo 7K Eagle cranks

Weight 29 lbs

(size Medium only)



2019 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 50 $5449
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 with massive 10/50 tooth range on Cassette

Raceface AR27 Rims with DT SWISS 370 rear hub (upgradeable to 350 style star-ratchet system)

Shimano SLX disc brakes for reliable quality with great lever-feel.

Fox Performance Level Fork and Shock

Tubeless Ready Maxxis Minion Tires

Raceface Aeffect Dropper Post



2018 Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 70 SALE $5999, was $6699
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 with massive 10/50 tooth range on Cassette

Fox Performance ELITE Level Fork and Shock

Sram Guide R Brakes, Turbine R handlebar

Tubeless Ready Maxxis Minion & Forekaster Tires on Stan's Arch MK3 rims

Fox Transfer Performance Elite Dropper Post

Weight: 27.5 lbs

(size XL only)



Giant Trance 29er


Riders around the world have been begging Giant to make a 29er full suspension trail bike again. What Giant came up with isn't what the market asked for: it is better! At some point while I was sleeping, I think Giant scientists put a probe into my brain and grabbed a bunch of the ideas I had been thinking about and testing with strange custom projects. The idea for the Trance 29er was to use the geometry that would be typical on a modern 6" travel trail bike, but combine it with less suspension, but amazingly engineered suspension.


The result, with the Trance 29er is a super zippy bike when it comes to climbs and sprints courtesy of the Maestro 115mm rear suspension. When gravity takes control, the slack geometry, and once again amazing engineering, result in a fast and stable bike that delivers much more than what all the testers assumed was possible for 115mm. The 130mm fork allows for better control and comfort on smashy stuff and drops.



2019 Giant Trance 29 $3399
Alloy Frame with 115mm rear suspension (Fox Float DPS 3 position Shock)

Fox 34 Float Rhythm, 130mm travel fork

SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with massive 11-50 tooth range on Cassette

Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3, Maxxis DHR II 29x2.3 tires setup tubeless in store

Weight 28.5 lbs estimated...



2019 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 2 $4899
Full Carbon Frame with 115mm rear suspension (Fox Float DPS 3 position Shock)

Fox 34 Float Rhythm, 130mm travel fork

SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with massive 11-50 tooth range on Cassette

Maxxis Minion tires, setup tubeless, ON CARBON RIMS!!!

Weight 28.5 lbs estimated...


You know Giant is anticipating this is going to be a HOT BIKE when they make 2 colour options!


2019 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 2 $4899
Full Carbon Frame with 115mm rear suspension (Fox Float DPS 3 position Shock)

Fox 34 Float Rhythm, 130mm travel fork

SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with massive 11-50 tooth range on Cassette

Maxxis Minion tires, setup tubeless, ON CARBON RIMS!!!

Weight 28.5 lbs estimated...



2019 Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 $5649
Full Carbon Frame with 115mm rear suspension (Fox Float DPX2 Performance)

Fox 34 Float Performance fork with 130mm travel

SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with massive 10-50 tooth range on Cassette

Maxxis Minion tires, setup tubeless, ON CARBON RIMS!!!

Weight 28.5 lbs estimated...



Giant Anthem / Anthem SX



Giant's Anthem models blur the lines between a traditional XC race bike and modern trail bike. With 4.2" (110mm) of rear suspension and 5.2" (130mm fork) and relatively slack angles a good description would be zippy fast fun and an uber-climber. With the shorter travel and lighter weight (compared to Trance), expect to feel a bit more of what you're riding over - depending on what you're after, that is either a positive or a negative - that is why there are choices. The bike is super responsive to input at both pedals and handlebars which makes for a super agile bike that accellerates like a demon.




2018 Giant Anthem Advanced 1 SALE $4499, reg. $5199
Fox Performance Elite Fork (Fit 4 Damper) and Performance Elite Rear Shock
Sram GX Eagle 1x12 with 10/50 cassette for huge range of gears on 1x system
Don't forget about the Giant TRX1 Composite Wheels... Carbon rims at this pricepoint is bonkers!

Giant Dropper Seatpost

(size Large only)




Giant Trance 27.5


The Giant Trance is basically the definition of a trail bike. What that means is a bike with enough suspension to be ridden stupid-fast on descents, combined with geometry and outstanding suspension that makes it possible to beat your friends on the climbs too. Geometry and suspension combine to make a very comfortable bike for long days in the saddle.

The Trance 27.5 is build on... you guessed it, 27.5" wheels. The frame has up-to-date Boost hub spacing, Maestro suspension, 140mm of rear suspension mated to 150mm travel fork. We have seen customers compete at a pretty high level on this platform, competing in anything from 6 hour endurance races to the downhill oriented Enduro races.



2018 Giant Trance 4 SALE $2199, reg $2349
SR Suntour Aion 150mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle - air spring, alloy stansion, stiff crown for great performance

Alivio/Deore 2x9 gearing, tubeless compatible rims with Maxxis Tires SET UP TUBELESS on the showroom floor! No extra expense to upgrade to tubeless!

(size SM and M)



2018 Giant Trance 3 SALE $2599, reg $2699
SR Suntour Aion 35 air-sprung 150mm-travel fork with Boost thru-axle

RockShox Deluxe R trunnion mount air-sprung rear shock with Rebound Adjustment

Shimano Deore 1x10-speed gearing with wide range cassette for a practical range of gears without a front derailleur

Shimano M365 hydraulic disc brakes are oh-so-smooth with long-lever for max leverage

Giant XC-1 Disc wheelset with Maxxis High Roller II tubeless tires - set up tubeless, so no extra charge for tubeless setup!

(size small, med, Large)



2018 Giant Trance 2 SALE $2950, reg $3199
Shimano SLX **Including Brakes!!!** Groupo with 11/46 Cassette on 1x11 gearing

The two common upgrades on the 2017 version were cassette (from 11/42 to 11/46) and brakes... the price went up a bit from 2017 but there are now no upgrades needed... even the Maxxis Highroller2 tubeless tires are an upgrade...

For performance oriented riders this is the new benchmark of value/performance

(size XL only)



2018 Giant Trance 2 SALE $2950, reg $3199
Shimano SLX **Including Brakes!!!** Groupo with 11/46 Cassette on 1x11 gearing

The two common upgrades on the 2017 version were cassette (from 11/42 to 11/46) and brakes... the price went up a bit from 2017 but there are now no upgrades needed... even the Maxxis Highroller2 tubeless tires are an upgrade...

For performance oriented riders this is the new benchmark of value/performance

(size Sm & L only)



2019 Giant Trance 2 Green $3199
Shimano SLX drivetrain with 11/46 Cassette on 1x11 gearing for wide range of gears

New Shimano 4 Piston Brake for extra power and modulation

Fox 34 Rhythm fork with 150mm travel, GRIP Damper, Boost 15x110mm QR, tapered steerer

Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock with trunnion mount

Maxxis High Roller II Tires (2.5" front, 2.4" rear) set up tubeless



2019 Giant Trance 2 BLACK $3199
Shimano SLX drivetrain with 11/46 Cassette on 1x11 gearing for wide range of gears

New Shimano 4 Piston Brake for extra power and modulation

Fox 34 Rhythm fork with 150mm travel, GRIP Damper, Boost 15x110mm QR, tapered steerer

Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock with trunnion mount

Maxxis High Roller II Tires (2.5" front, 2.4" rear) set up tubeless



2019 Giant Trance 3 $3199
Shimano Deore drivetrain with 11/42 Cassette on 1x11 gearing for good range of gears

Shimano MT400 hydraulic disc brakes with nice 2 finger levers and reliable operation

Suntour AION 35-Boost RC fork with 150mm travel, Boost QR15x110mm, tapered steerer RockShox Deluxe R rear shock with trunnion mount

Maxxis High Roller II Tires (2.5" front, 2.4" rear) set up tubeless



lots of on-sale bike models .

Giant Trance 27.5 Advanced (carbon)


What do you get when you combine one of the best conceived full suspension mountain bikes with the magic of carbon. Hows about a sub 28lb bike with 5.5" of travel that will beat your friends to the top of the hardest climb, then beat them to the bottom again with confidence...



2018 Giant Trance Advanced 1 SALE $4295, reg $5299
Sram GX Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain

Fox Suspension front and rear

Giant Carbon Rims

Improved handlebar, stem and dropper posts for an improved feel over 2017

(Size M and L only)



Giant Reign


The Reign is a smashing success combining 160mm (6.3 inches) of travel, long/slack/low geometry and Maestro suspension. With the top of the line version weighing less than 28 lbs and the entry version only weighing about 33 lbs, this bike blurs the lines between Trail Bike and Freeride Bike.

While not an Anthem on the climbs, the bike is incredibly efficient considering what it is capable of when pointed downhill. The Maestro suspension combines excellent efficiency with great small bump compliance, resistance to bottoming out and the pivots are very robust.

Consider the Reign if you want one bike to ride everything from West Bragg to Silver Star with your favorite type of riding involving high speeds and air-time.



2019 Giant Reign 2 $3149
Shimano Deore Wide range 1x10 gearing: simple and tough

Rockshox Yari fork and Deluxe RT rear shock

New Deore Brakes with 203/180mm rotors for surprisingly good performance



2018 Giant Reign 1 DEMO Sale $4699, reg. $5299
RockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air 160mm-travel fork
RockShox Super Deluxe Air RT Remote rear shock
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12-speed drivetrain
SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes
DT Swiss E1700 Spline Two wheelset

(Large: demo'd about 8 times)



2018 Giant Reign Advanced SALE $4699, wass $5699
Sram GX Eagle 1x12 gearing

Sram Guide RS brakes

Fox Suspension

(medium only)



2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer


Rocky Mountain Bikes just released the burliest, most beautiful super aggressive All-Mountain bike ever. It is the Slayer. They only come in carbon. They're 165mm rear travel, 170mm fork. They're slack as all Golly Gee Willickers and a crazy low bottom bracket. All this adds up to being a Pocket DH bike that actually pedals around the trails pretty well (if you are cautious of pedal strikes).




2017 Slayer 750 MSL SALE $5599, reg. $6199
The base level of performance ready components. Lyrik fork, Super Deluxe Debonair, SLX/XT combo with 11/46 cassette.

(size Large only)


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Full Suspension Mountain Bikes for Ladies


Giant cares about Ladies. They have put a pile of effort into making the best ladies bikes. They call it 3F - Fit, Form, Function. Rather than just painting a small mens bike pink and calling it a ladies model, Giant makes entirely different bikes for women. They have specific geometry and parts to match what ladies are asking for. Keep in mind, if you don't have a stereo-typical (long legs, short body) ladies body, then one of the men's models may be a better fit.

If it matters... we sell about as many mens bikes to women in this category... just saying.

2017 shows how devoted to the Ladies program Giant/Liv is. The Pique and Hail are completely different from anything in the men's program. One thing I must point out: the Giant Trance and Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt will probably continue to be our most popular full-suspension bikes sold to Ladies. These are not "woman's" bikes, but between excellent geometry, stand-over height and suitability with our surrounding trails these bikes just are popular with both genders.


Giant/Liv Pique


Notice we have the Pique SX, not the regular Pique. I am a huge fan of the 2018 Pique SX. It is a new frame designed specifically around having a 140mm fork. It is slacker in the headtube but the seattube is still reasonably steep. For so many ladies I speak to, I think this is the best option we've had in years. It will inspire a pile of descending confidence, feel nimble enough on slower/climbing trails and the overall size working very nicely in XSmall and Small sizess.

In general, the Pique SX has 27.5" wheels, 120mm rear travel, 140mm fork. It has a very nice slack geometry, essentially making a bike like a Trance for a smaller rider (reducing the travel a little so the frame doesn't get in the way).





2018 Giant/Liv Pique SX1 SALE $3999, reg $4499
Sram Eagle GX 1x12 Drivetrain with 10/50 gear range. An excellent upgraded frame geometry for 2018 to make the Pique SX slacker for an amazing aggressive trail bike for Ladies.

Size Sm & XS



2018 Giant/Liv Pique SX2 Sale $2950, reg $3199
Shimano SLX 1x11 with 11/46 cassette, SLX Brakes

Fox Suspension (fork and shock) Giant Dropper seatpost. A bang for the buck winner with great geometry

Size Sm & XS


Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt


This is an extremely popular bike for ladies... even though it isn't designed specifically for ladies. Between the wheel size, amount of suspension (which suits small sized frames really nicely), light weight and frame geometry the Thunderbolt is a great lady's option.



2019 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 50 $5899
Carbon main frame, alloy rear triangle : bike weight only 27.0 lbs

130mm Fox Float Performance Fork & Fox Float DPS Evol Performance rear shock

Sram GX Eagle 1x12 with 10/50 cassette for massive 500% gear range with single front ring

Maxxis Minion Front, Crossmark rear for combo of aggressive and fast tires

Rear DT 370 hub upgradeable to Star Ratchet

Small only



2018 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 50 $5799
Carbon main frame, alloy rear triangle : bike weight only 27.0 lbs

130mm Fox Float Performance Fork & Fox Float DPS Evol Performance rear shock

Sram GX Eagle 1x12 with 10/50 cassette for massive 500% gear range with single front ring

Maxxis Minion Front, Crossmark rear for combo of aggressive and fast tires

Rear DT 370 hub upgradeable to Star Ratchet

XS, M, L in stock



lots of on-sale bike models .

Fat Bikes


This is a fast changing game. What has been exciting is watching the value quotient increase over the last couple years as fat bikes move out of the "obscure" realm into being relatively main-stream, high production. Along with Value, the bikes' fit and feel are improving and starting to mimic that of mountain bikes.

Once again, Rocky Mountain is our "GO TO" fatbike brand and for rather obvious reasons. They represent some of the best riding fat bikes and also very good value. Look at the better quality -30 and -50 models and notice the DT Swiss 350 rear hubs. If you're new to fat bikes, you wouldn't know this but the rear hubs get destroyed - FAST. The move to a DT swiss hub shows dedication to making bikes that are for people who actually ride lots. NICE!!



2018 Rocky Mountain Blizzard -30 SALE $2349 was $2499
Alloy frame and fork, Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes and Deore 1x10 wide range Drivetrain with 11/42 cassette

DT Swiss 350 rear hub for long life. Maxxis Minion Tires: thick enough tread that grip studs are a studding option.

Great geometry inspired by modern trail bikes

(size SM, M, L only)



2017 Rocky Mountain Blizzard -30 SALE $2349 was $2499
Alloy frame and fork, Sram DB1 disc brakes, Sram NX 1x11 Drivetrain with 11/42 cassette

DT Swiss 350 rear hub for long life. Maxxis Minion Tires: thick enough tread that grip studs are a studding option.

The price on this bike has increased since 2016 but it is a MUCH BETTER bike now too. Between the rear hub and 1x11 drivetrain upgrade this is much improved.

(size Sm, XL only)



2019 Rocky Mountain Blizzard 20 $1549
Alloy frame and fork with internal cable routing and dropper post routing

Shimano Deore Shadow+ 1x10 gearing with 11-46 wide range cassette and 26T chainring for hill climbing.

Maxxis tires on a bike at this price point is impressive



2018 Rocky Mountain Blizzard -10 SALE $1249, reg. $1349
Mechanical disc brakes and Shimano Altus 1x9 gearing

26x4.5 Kenda tires

Alloy frame and great feeling geometry for an "entry level" fat bike

(Medium only)



2019 Rocky Mountain Blizzard 10 $1199
Alloy frame and fork with internal cable routing and dropper post routing

Shimano Deore Shadow+ 1x10 gearing with 11-46 wide range cassette and 26T chainring for hill climbing.

Maxxis tires on a bike at this price point is impressive


Rocky Mountain Suzie Q



A racing fat bike. Lighter, more nimble. carbon.

The Suzie Q name comes from the fact that it has the narrowest possible "Q Factor" of any fat bike. Q-factor is essentially how wide apart your feet are on the pedals. With the racer, or speed oriented rider in mind this bike sets a new standard. One interesting thing about the Suzie Q is that it can also accept 29+ wheel/tires to become a super light summer bike or hardpacked winter bike.


2017 Rocky Mountain Suzie Q -70 RSL Sale $3499, was $3999
Carbon Frame and Fork, 27.5 x 3.8 Tires, Shimano XT 1x11 drivetrain and brakes with 11/46 Cassette. DT Swiss 350 rear hub, Raceface Turbine handlebar and crank.

(size Large)



Rocky Mountain SuziQ -30 Sale $2199 was $2499
Alloy frame and fork, 27.5"x3.8 Tires, Sram NX 1x11 gearing and Sram DB brakes.

The SuziQ is a shop favorite because it is light and feels more like a "regular" bike than any other fat bikes. So Nimble!!!

We loved this bike so much we ordered a pile of the 2017 version so we could offer them at a great price.

(large only)



2018 Rocky Mountain Suzie Q -30 SALE $2199, was $2349
Alloy Frame and Fork, 27.5 x 3.8 Tires, Sram NX 1x11 gearing.

Size M and L




Electric Mountain Bikes



Whether you are interested in an electric bike because it will make a longer day, further into the back-country possible or because you just want to keep up with stronger riders, quality is key.

Giant has partnered with Yamaha to offer a range of quality ebikes.




2018 Giant Dirt E+ 1Pro SALE $3999, Reg $4399
Giant SyncDrive Pro motor performance tuned

Giant EnergyPak500 lithium-ion battery for longest range

Rock Shox Revelation 35 RL 120mm suspension fork mated to a modern, slack geometry to make all the extra speed easy to handle

Shimano 1x11 SLX/XT drivetrain & Maxxis Forekaster 2.6" wide tires for better traction

Dropper post to keep things safe, stable and legit

SIZE M and L















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