Rocky Mountain put their new Blizzard fat bike under freeriders Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, and Brett Tippie, and then took them for a shred high in BC’s Coast Mountains. It looks like it was two tonnes of fun, and Gully even pulled something we haven’t seen before on a bike in snow. Check it out, above.
At first, Rocky Mountain admits they were hesitant about the fat bike trend. There were definitely a few raised eyebrows in the office when they started designing and testing one.
Wade Simmons was an instant convert: “Everyone thinks they’re so [email protected]#&ing cool and serious, but it’s really just about having fun on your bike anyway.” And soon enough, the other guys stopped returning their test bikes on time.
The FAT FREE film came out of a few days of experimenting and shredding the Blizzard in BC’s Coast Mountains. It opened all eyes to the spectacular terrain that’s available for fat biking, and it proved to that the only limitations for these bikes are our own preconceived notions.
If it was ever even a question, the answer is yes. You can and should freeride a fat bike.
Riders: Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, & Brett Tippie, with appearances by Andreas Hestler & Fraser Vaage.
Filmed by: Liam Mullany, Connor Macleod, Chris Fisher, Brian Park, Fraser Vaage, & Andreas Hestler.
Music (Main): “Outta Mind” by Night Beats, courtesy of The Reverberation Appreciation Society.
Thanks to: Black Tusk Snowmobile Club, Tony Cailes, & Dylan Auld.
Photography: Fraser Vaage & Brian Park.