Rocky Mountain Welcomes Alex Volokhov

May 11, 2020
by Rocky Mountain  
Photo by Calvin Huth

PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Mountain Bicycles

We’re proud to announce Canadian freerider, Alex Volokhov, will be riding for Rocky Mountain this year. Alex grew up in Nelson, British Columbia and over the past few years he’s been busy with the FEST series, shooting content, and has set some big goals for this year.

Given that Alex is all about sending it big and riding gnarly lines with style, we set him up with a Slayer, an Instinct BC Edition, and a custom painted Maiden. He's been riding his new bikes on Vancouver Island for the past few months and has a busy season of filming and several of the FEST series events (hopefully, COVID-19 pending).

Welcome aboard, Alex. You'll fit right in.

Photo by Calvin Huth
Photo by Calvin Huth

Photo by Calvin Huth

bigquotesAlex has been a good buddy for a number of years now. We've had some insanely good times riding FEST events, filming all over the world, and it's been a treat to see him progress into such an influential style-based rider! I couldn't be more excited to have him on board as a teammate on Rocky Mountain. We’ve had some amazing times but the best ones are yet to come!" - Carson Storch

Photo by Calvin Huth

Photo by Calvin Huth
Photo by Calvin Huth

Photo by Calvin Huth

bigquotesI've had the chance to ride with Alex at a few FEST events and always been impressed with his abilities on the bike and his positive vibes off it. I think he'll be a great fit with the Rocky Mountain team." - Thomas Vanderham

Photo by Calvin Huth

Photo by Calvin Huth
Photo by Calvin Huth

bigquotesI’m over the moon to be teaming up with Rocky Mountain. Joining a brand and team of riders that influenced me so much as a young rider is a huge honour. I watched videos of Thomas Vanderham and Wade Simmons on repeat as a kid, and to now ride the same bikes as these legends is a bit surreal. I’ve been on the Slayer, Instinct BC, and Maiden for a couple of months now and I’m loving it.” – Alex Volokhov

Photo by Calvin Huth

Rocky Mountain has been a part of the freeride movement from the beginning, and we're so excited to have Alex help carry that torch. Follow along on Alex' season through his Instagram channel: @alexvolokhov_

Photography by Calvin Huth


53 Comments

  • 31 0
 Good pick up. Glad to see they haven't abandoned the Maiden.
  • 4 0
 Long Live the Maiden!
  • 1 0
 They have, you can’t buy them anymore Frown
  • 1 0
 Is he running 26' wheels on his Maiden or do 27.5's just look small nowdays?!
  • 14 4
 Suntour makes high-end forks? Well, add that to the list of stuff I know nothing about.
  • 23 2
 Sun tour manufactures the majority of mountain bike suspension
  • 3 0
 @scottlink: Thank you Scott. :/
  • 2 0
 @scottlink: are you saying they having a full range of products, or they're the actual manufacturer for most suspension parts, that then get white labeled as other brands?
  • 2 0
 @laxguy: Could you name some brands?
  • 10 0
 Considering Tracey Hannah, last year's women's downhill world cup season overall winner is sponsored by SR Suntour, their stuff is pretty good! They also offer free demos of their shocks. You pay a deposit, they ship it to your house, you ride it for 3 weeks, then ship it back using their label and they refund your deposit. I've considered their products recently.
  • 1 0
 @Lanebobane: Good to see at least one other person was reading it that way.
  • 3 0
 Suntour Rux R2C2 is a nice fork. They also make the same chassis for DVO, named ONYX DC.
  • 1 0
 I tried out their Durolux, it's a pretty smooth fork overall, I blew it up pretty easily on repeated, harder hits though. I don't think that's normal for the fork, just my experience.
  • 3 4
 Suntour does manufacture the huge portion if not majority of suspension chassis and internals in the world. That doesn’t mean that the current Öhlins RXF36 is a rebranded, slightly reshaped Durolux and Öhlins just rips people off. That’s like saying that CST Patrol is as good as Bontrager XR2 or Maxxis Ardent Race. Even though it is surely better than anything XC that Continental has ever made...
  • 3 0
 The Rux won the women's World Cup DH overall title last year. It's also won Rampage in the past. Best value out there!
  • 5 0
 @envelo: been running this stuff for the past 6 years and I love it. The product works and works well!!
  • 3 0
 Most people that I know that have tried suntour actually really like it. There have been some complaints about the R2C2 damper but apparently the RC2 is pretty money! I was seriously considering suntour but I have a bunch of friends that are mechanics at shops and apparently there is no Canadian distributor. It all comes from the states so getting parts can take a while and you will have to pay duty so may looking into the logistics of that before you consider buying. Overall I have heard they are great though!
  • 2 0
 Tracey Hannah won the world cup overall title on one of these. Mick Hannah rides them as well, so do Sam Reynolds and Carson Storch. Best price/performance suspension out there. Running the Auron/TriAir combo on my Commencal Meta TR and I don't miss Fox or RS one bit.
  • 3 0
 @nmilot92: they do the lower castings for fox, marzocchi, x fusion, etc...
Some internals too, just branded by the big players name...
  • 8 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Your responses often read as though you're playing chess against yourself.
  • 2 1
 @BEEner: non ultimate versions of Rockshox forks, performance versions of Fox are surely no better if not worse than Suntour.
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns: which is why I said I've heard suntour was great?
  • 2 1
 Their suspension isn't exactly high end. They are significantly cheaper than fox and rockshox. However, they perform nearly the same as a top end rockshox or fox. I hear the rux is just as plush as a 40. They also came out with the air release valve on the damper years before fox came out with it in 2020.
  • 1 0
 Carson Storch also rides for rocky and suntour. Never ridden a suntour for a prolonged amount of time but they look pretty fancy
  • 1 0
 @BEEner: S4 Suspension sells and services SR Suntour.
  • 1 0
 @sprockets: I thought they did but last time I looked they didnt have much to offer, although this was a while ago. Looks like that was temporary because they seem to have everything now. Thanks for the reminder!
  • 9 0
 I've just spent 10 minutes saying his second name in different accents. My life has come to this...
  • 4 2
 I hope they have sorted the rear end of that bike! Suntour forks were used on the Downhill World Cup overall winning bike in 2019, so they must be pretty decent.
  • 4 0
 Suntour also has alot of podiums and wins at Rampage!
  • 2 0
 Congrats Alex, stoked for you! Not surprised to see you getting more support these past few years. However i am surprised to see you wear gloves. .
  • 2 0
 He's running really interesting parts on those bikes! Box drivetrain, SR Suntour suspension, FSA wheels, and Hope brakes. Very cool to see something different than usual!
  • 3 0
 Another Kootenay shredder sending it!
  • 3 0
 That is one slick looking Maiden tup
  • 2 0
 Yesssss!! Stoked for you Alex!!
  • 2 0
 Ride on Alex! Stoked to see another Kootenay rider representing!
  • 2 0
 The Maiden and the Slayer are beautiful bikes!
  • 2 1
 I would like to see a more slacker frame from Maiden.
  • 10 0
 Shes a freeride bike, not a dh racer. You want geo closer to a dj bike for spinning off 20 footers or tight 10 footers on the shore. My fav bike was the rmx but the industry has trended away from freeride.
  • 1 0
 @mckrider: still have my rmx but I prefer the geo on the flatline I don't feel as cramped in the cockpit.
  • 2 0
 Congrats Alex.
  • 1 0
 Good for you Alex that awesome
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah that's awesome. Alex is a rad dude and deserves this.
  • 1 0
 Killing it Alex! Congrats bud!!!
  • 1 0
 Congratulations Alex! Well deserved!
  • 1 0
 Iron Maiden
  • 1 0
 Rad Alex! Well deserved.
  • 1 0
 Hell yah. Congrats dude
  • 1 0
 Yeah buddy!
  • 1 0
 Stoked for ya Alex!
  • 1 0
 Alex is rad!!
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