Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain have been designing and building bikes in Vancouver Canada for the last 35 years. The brand is hands down one of Adam's favourites, and with a fifteen year history of selling the brand he has a wealth of knowledge about it and an obvious soft spot - and for good reason.

Rocky Mountain are always developing new technology in bikes and have a real ability to think outside the box, rather than follow the main market, meaning that they are constantly challenging what a mountain bike can do. 

The terrain that they are made and designed for in Canada is very similar to our lakeland terrain here in Cumbria, which makes them the perfect choice for mountain bikers who want to push boundaries.

Adam also has the privilege of being a Rocky Mountain bikes ambassador, making 4Play Cycles a real flagship, and the ONLY dealer for the Rocky Mountain brand here in Cumbria! 


Why Buy A Rocky Mountain Bike?

Among many others, below are some key selling points of Rocky Mountain that we feel can't be overlooked:

  • ­Smoothwall carbon frame sets which creates an industry leading 'stiffness to weight', ride, quality and durability. 
  • ABC pivots: Rocky Mountain are pioneers in moving away from traditional bearings. They have patented the ABC pivot system...lighter, stiffer, more durable, and easier and cheaper to replace than normal's pure genius. For you, the rider, all pivots also feature grease ports for effortless maintenance...great for our British weather!
  • Ride 9 is a feature on all Rocky Mountains which allows the rider to easily adjust the geometry of the bike, and there the characteristics to suit either the rider, or the terrain they are on.

What's Hot?

Thunderbolt BC

Intended Use: Trail

Travel: 130mm (F) / 120mm (R)

Wheel Size: 27.5"

In an awesome new colour scheme for 2017 the Thunderbolt BC remains a staple from the guys at Rocky Mountain. The BC edition turns the Thunderbolt's agility into true trail bike capability, perfect for Cumbrian riding.  With wide bars, big tires, stiff wheels, and premium suspension, the Thunderbolt BC Edition is ready for trail blasting. Get some!




TRAVEL: 160MM (F) / 150MM (R)


Well what can we say..we are sooooooooo excited about this one. Rocky Mountain have yet again surpassed themselves in the development of the new Altidude and we can't wait to get our hands (and bums) on one.

The all new frame has been designed to increase stiffness, improve pedaling efficiency and small-bump sensitivity, and include a host of next-generation features.

The new altitude is now available in both carbon and alloy models. It allows for a wide range of RIDE-9™ adjustments to tackle any terrain, where ever you find yourself riding, from fast forest single track, big rocky downhills or adding in a few jumps.

You only have to look at it to know it's going to be a good ride!





INTENDED USE: Enduro / aggressive trail

TRAVEL: 170MM (F), 165MM (R)


Brand new for 2017, and after a long three year wait Rocky Mountain have brought back the much awaited cult bike the slayer! Longer, lower, slacker, steeper, lighter, boost, and carbon..and much more. It's beautiful...and it eats trails for tea!


Beautifully designed and a true pleasure to ride, if you want to own a bike that different to everyone else's, that you can't take your eyes off, then Rocky Mountain is for you. Find out more about Rocky Mountain bikes at