Built in Canada
Weight: 11.5 kg / 25.4 lbs
Frame: Tange Prestige Ultimate Ultralight Double Butted Cr-Mo with Ritchey Bottom Bracket and Dropouts
Fork: RockShox Mag 21
Headset, Crankset, Stem, Handlebars, Grips: Race Face
Derailleurs & Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano Deore XT
Wheelset: Specialized Rims on Deore LX hubs with Continental Race King 26x2.0 Tires
Link to the 1995 Rocky Mountain Brochure/Calendar
I received this bike in exchange for some work I did on a bike. It had been found in an alley by a dumpster. It was missing the front wheel, was missing most of the original parts and the frame was badly scratched but it had great bones for a quality build.
I thought about the repaint with the original coffee brown and the original decals but after rebuilding the 1995 Rockhopper (Project #24) I fell in love with plum and silver. When someone on the Vintage Canadian MTB Facebook page listed the downtube decals in silver with gold trim to match the fork, the deal was sealed. I couldn't be happier with the finish! And the frame is so well built and so light at 2.12 kg with the Tange Ultimate Ultralight tubing. The Race Face cranks that were originally white, really came out nice as polished aluminum with new decals. The Race Face headset, bars, stem and grips really finished it up nicely as well. The Grip Shift was replaced with a really nice 7-speed Deore XT shifter/brake lever combo and look and work great. I'm so pleased that I took a bike that wasn't rideable and turned it into a bike that is now better than it was when it was new!