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32.50, 33.14, 35 lb
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Rocky Mountain Blizzard. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • The Blizzard comes in four builds: two carbon (C30, C50) and two aluminum (A10, A20).
  • Reviewers relish the “incredible” stability in high-speed downhill sections, one calling it an “absolute weapon” in these conditions.
  • An expert lauds how the Blizzard facilitates shifting their weight to boost stability and traction.
  • The trail geometry inspires confidence when entering steeper sections.
  • The Blizzard’s responsive acceleration impresses one tester.
  • At the right pressures, the Terrene Cake Eater 27.5” x 4.5” tires are “reasonably compliant,” with responsiveness that enhances the Blizzard’s low-speed handling, say testers.
  • The Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain (A20, C30) earns praise for “near flawless” performance in muddy and sloppy terrain.
  • With this drivetrain, the A20 is deemed to offer “impressive” build value.
  • One tester, setting new PRs on their local trails, enjoys how the C50 “rips” singletrack.
  • A reviewer calls the build quality “stellar.”
  • This bike has clearance for 26” fat and 29” plus-size tires.
  • Testers praise the stopping power of both Shimano brakesets.
  • Converting the Terrene Cake Eater tires to tubeless is “relatively painless.”
  • The Blizzard comes with an abundance of mounting points.
  • The C30 and C50 are SRAM UDH-compatible, expanding owners’ upgrade options.
  • Rocky Mountain covers the Blizzard with a five-year warranty that can be transferred to second owners.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Testers say the long (especially the XL) and slack geometry that serves this bike so well at high speeds makes it somewhat “cumbersome” in more technical terrain and at the lower speeds typical of fat bikes.
  • An expert says the front end can feel “floppy” at slow speeds.
  • Though all four builds are dropper-ready, only the C50 comes with a dropper post.
  • One reviewer happily uses the C50 for bikepacking, but a tester on the A20 thinks shorter, more aggressive geometry is better suited to the slower, more technical needs of bikepacking.

Bottom line

Rocky Mountain’s Blizzard is a fat bike with 27.5” wheels, 4.5” tires, and long, slack trail geometry. It’s available in four builds, two aluminum and two carbon. Experts find that the Blizzard’s geometry inspires confidence and is “incredibly enjoyable” at high speeds, but this makes it more “cumbersome” in tight, technical terrain when the front end can also feel “floppy.” Experts praise the “stellar” build quality, 12-speed Deore drivetrain (A20, C30), and “reasonably compliant,” tires. Overall, the Blizzard is considered an “exceptional” fat bike and particularly great value in the A20 build.

Expert Reviews

84/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews

Rocky Mountain Blizzard A20 Review

This fat bike has some of the slackest geometry in our test class and not surprisingly, is exceptionally comfortable at speed. Unfortunately, this additional length and aggressive geometry somewhat detract from fun levels on slower and tighter terrain.

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Field Testing the Rocky Mountain Blizzard Carbon 50

If I had to give this bike a score… it would be somewhere in the 4.8* out of 5 range. But that score has an asterisk because I haven’t ridden the Blizzard in the snow yet. I love this thing in the dirt.

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Cycling Polyamory

2022 Rocky Mountain Blizzard Carbon C30 – Full Review of a Slack Fat Bike

… [I] think that this really is the most exciting fat bike on the market; after riding it I’m still smiling, I just had so much fun…

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Rocky Mountain Blizzard C50 – Wren Fork and Winter Riding

On dirt, the Blizzard is a better fat/mountain bike than my legacy and current fat bike. On snow, I think that it can be just as much fun as long as it’s in… groomed snow.

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An Ongoing Fatastrophe

So far, in such limited terms, the bike is great. It makes riding sandy, rocky jank a little easier; a little less sucky.

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