Gearing up for mountain bike season

Mountain bike season is here. We stopped by Revelstoke's local shops for a look at the best rides for the 2017 season.

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Andrew Danyluck of Tantrum. Photo: Eliisa Tennant

The Shop: Tantrum

The Bike: Trek Remedy (pictured above)

Why you need it: The Trek Remedy is a whole new bike for 2017. This is this most exciting model yet; more travel and slacker geometry make it really appropriate for riding the trails we love in Revelstoke. This bike does it all from the people who like to pedal and do trail riding at Macpherson to the ones who haul their bikes to Boulder to ride down rowdier trails; this bike can comfortably do both things.

Gone are the days where people have multiple bikes for multiple purposes; they don’t need to when bikes like the Trek Remedy exist.

Head in to Tantrum to check it out.

$4,199.99

The Shop: Flowt Bikes and Skis

The Bike: Transition Patrol 3

The Transition Patrol III available at Flowt. Photo: Eliisa Tennant

Why you need it: When the owner of the bike shop orders this bike for himself you know it’s going to be good. Transition got it so dialed with this bike that they didn’t need to make a ton of upgrades on their newest model — after all why mess with perfection? This bike has rave reviews in all arenas and is ideal for big long alpine missions on Sale, trail riding and downhill shenanigans. A slack head tube makes it great for descending and 155mm of travel enable riders to climb like a boss.

Available at Flowt in both carbon and aluminum frames.

$4,825

The Shop: Skookum Cycle & Ski Ltd.

The Bike: Rocky Mountain Slayer 750MSL

Rocky Mountain Slayer 750MSL at Skookum. Photo: Eliisa Tennant

Why you need it: Looking for the latest and greatest bike from Rocky Mountain? Enter the Slayer 750MSL, a one pony horse show. This bike was made in Vancouver by a Canadian company and tested and designed specifically for the terrain British Columbia has to offer. It’s the first year with a full carbon frame and will 170mm of travel in front and 160mm in the back making it the exciting bike this year.

This bike is perfect for everything Revelstoke has to offer and perfect for the rise of enduro racing — the fastest growing segment of mountain biking. The premise of the enduro race is that downhill sections are timed and climbing sections are untimed. Look for an enduro race to be held in Revelstoke this year and while you’re at it stop by Skookum to pick up this bike!

Starting at $6,200

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This article first appeared in the April/May print issue of Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine.

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Eliisa Tennant
Born with adventure in her heart and raised in Revelstoke, Eliisa Tennant spends most of her time soaking up mountain life. Whether it's being on top of the world on a snowmobile or paddleboarding on Lake Revelstoke, Eliisa has a true passion for the outdoors. She is happiest when found behind the lens exploring or writing about her experiences. Contact Eliisa at eliisa@revelstokemountaineer.com.