I own this frame already for a long time, I bought it from a friend some time ago, but never found the time to properly build it up. Until this autumn I decided I had to finish (or start) this project and have a proper bike available for my regular trails here in the western part of Holland. Rocky Mountain is for me really a cult brand, with beautiful bikes and frames they made ever since I can remember. The Blizzard is one of my favourites, they built it for such a long time and still you don't seen them very often out and about.
The build took me some time, because I wanted to do it all myself and I do not have so much spare time. Nevertheless, it's great to take my time to research which components I should buy, where I can source them and finally assembling everything together. This is the result:
Frame: Rocky Mountain Blizzard 2003, 19.5"
Fork: Rock Shox SID RLT 100mm.
Wheels: Bikeboosting Hope Pro II Silver, Stan Flow rims, DT Competition black
Quick releases: Hope quick releases steel silver
Front tyre: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evolution 2.1
rear tire: Schwalbe Little Albert Light 2.1
Steer: RaceFace Deus XC
Stem: RaceFace Evolve XC
Headset: Chris King Nothreadset 1.1/8 Silver
Saddle: Selle Italia Max flite gel flow
Seatpost: RaceFace XY
Brakes: Hope Tech X2 Evo, 183 mm Hope floating disc front, 160 mm Hope floating disc rear
Front mech: Shimano XT M780 top swing
Rear mech: Shimano XT M780 10 speed silver
Chain: Shimano HG94
Shifters: Shimano XT M780
Cassette: Shimano XT M771 10 speed 11-36
Cranks: RaceFace Evolve XC
Pedals: Shimano XT M770
Cabling: Jagwire ripcord carbon