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Old 07-16-15, 09:41 PM
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1992 Rocky Mountain Blizzard NOS

Hi There, looking to see what my Rocky Mountain 1992 Blizzard is worth.
Back story: Bought this bike from a woman who wanted it built up, It was still in the OG box with all the packing material. I took it out and started to build it up and realized it was a old Rocky Mountain Blizzard,looking outside the box found it was a 92. This bike has everything in tact from new SPD still in the box, signatures from all the builders,(frame,paint,wheels,etc.) Tires still have the little rubber things on it, no sign of rot. Well I can go on, this bike is new a 23 year old new MTB, I haven't seen anything like this, my LBS hasn't either,so here we are need some help on worth I have some pics here.

All white with green letters. Is this a special paint scheme? Saw some pics but adds were all two tone black/white.

OG sticker on rear derailer

This is all the initials still attached to the frame with plastic tie.

Matching and signed front and rear wheels.

syncros stem and bar.

Ser# on bottom of frame same as on box 0179

The shop it was sold to. On the top of box.

I can add more Pics if anyone needs it for better evaluation.

Thanks Alex
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Old 07-16-15, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by redlook695 View Post
Hi There, looking to see what my Rocky Mountain 1992 Blizzard is worth.
Back story: Bought this bike from a woman who wanted it built up, It was still in the OG box with all the packing material. I took it out and started to build it up and realized it was a old Rocky Mountain Blizzard,looking outside the box found it was a 92. This bike has everything in tact from new SPD still in the box, signatures from all the builders,(frame,paint,wheels,etc.) Tires still have the little rubber things on it, no sign of rot. Well I can go on, this bike is new a 23 year old new MTB, I haven't seen anything like this, my LBS hasn't either,so here we are need some help on worth I have some pics here.

All white with green letters. Is this a special paint scheme? Saw some pics but adds were all two tone black/white.

OG sticker on rear derailer

This is all the initials still attached to the frame with plastic tie.

Matching and signed front and rear wheels.

syncros stem and bar.

Ser# on bottom of frame same as on box 0179

The shop it was sold to. On the top of box.

I can add more Pics if anyone needs it for better evaluation.

Thanks Alex
This one is tough, and I may be off base. I think it's awesome, but I also think there is a very limited market for a bike like this and there really arent many who would pay a colector premium. For whatever reason the brand doesn't have the cache of a yeti, chance or Ritchey. I think the person buying this bike is going to want it as reasonably priced transportation. As minty and awesome as it is, I'd be surprised if you cracked $500 with it.

I have a Rocky Mountain that I like very much...I think slightly lower on the food chain than yours. I bought it in top flight condition (though not NOS) for $150. It didn't sell quickly at that price either.
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Old 07-16-15, 10:05 PM
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I think if you left it in the box and sold it that way it'd be worth more. Very cool find though!
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If any of you have ever ridden a Blizzard you'd probably be willing to drop more than $500.00 on this bike... in a heartbeat.

The prices on a used Blizzard in nice condition ranges pretty widely and I have seen them sell for as little as $300.00 and for over $600.00... a truly mint in the box example of the finest steel hardtail ever built probably rates a little more.

They really are flawless bicycles and the last Canadian made Blizzards could be ordered as a frameset only, these were close to $1000.00
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
If any of you have ever ridden a Blizzard you'd probably be willing to drop more than $500.00 on this bike... in a heartbeat.

The prices on a used Blizzard in nice condition ranges pretty widely and I have seen them sell for as little as $300.00 and for over $600.00... a truly mint in the box example of the finest steel hardtail ever built probably rates a little more.

They really are flawless bicycles and the last Canadian made Blizzards could be ordered as a frameset only, these were close to $1000.00
My Rocky Mountain has the cleanest TIG welding I've seen, a well thought out part mix, a lively feel and smart features. It's definitely the nicest steel MTB to come through my hands (I've only ever had Stumpjumper level production MTBs). I like it very much and it's the first steel MTB I'm planning on holding long term. Usually I buy them, use them all winter with studs and replace the following year.

Which is to say I'm not disagreeing with you, but around me there is little respect for 90s MTBs on the market. Unless it's one of a hand full of brands, they just don't garner much interest. I have an Equipe - it sat on CL for two weeks at $200. I know that's a model lower, but we're still talking xt and XTR parts! Maybe they have more name recognition up in your area.

Really I'm valueing it by dollars and what I think it would sell for on CL in my area. I think most of these bikes are seriously under valued in terms of their quality and utility on the market place.
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