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Rocky Mountain Bicycles Recalls Non-Electric Instinct, Instinct BC and Pipeline Bicycles with Alloy Frames Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

  • Recalled Instinct (29” wheel) Aluminum Alloy Bicycle (all color schemes are included in the recall)
  • Recalled Rocky Mountain Pipeline (27.5+” wheel) Aluminum Alloy Bicycle (all color schemes are included in the recall)
  • Location of serial number engraved on bottom bracket
  • Location of serial number engraved on bottom bracket
Name of Product:
Rocky Mountain non-electric alloy frame Instinct, Instinct BC and Pipeline bicycles

The bicycle’s front frame triangle can crack and cause separation of the head tube from the frame, posing fall and injury hazards.

Recall Date:
July 16, 2020
About 1,530 (In addition, about 1,470 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Rocky Mountain toll-free at 877-744-1515 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at or and click on Safety Recall at the top of the home page for more information and contact their authorized Rocky Mountain dealer.

Recall Details


This recall includes the alloy models of Rocky Mountain model year 2018-2020 Instinct, Instinct BC and Pipeline trail bikes.  Rocky Mountain is printed on the downtube.  Instinct, Instinct BC or Pipeline are printed inside the seatstay on the left hand side.  The bikes were sold with 29 inch and 27.5+ inch wheels. 

The recalled bikes include small, medium and large sizes with serial numbers starting with PRK17, PRK18 and PRK19-XXXXX.  The serial number is located under the bottom frame bracket.  Only non-electric bicycles with alloy frames in all colors in these models with these serial numbers are affected.

Recalled Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Pipeline Alloy 50  SM
Pipeline Alloy 50  MD
Pipeline Alloy 50  LG
Pipeline Alloy 30  SM
Pipeline Alloy 30  MD
Pipeline Alloy 30  LG
Instinct Alloy 70  SM  C1
Instinct Alloy 70  SM  C2
Instinct Alloy 70  MD  C1
Instinct Alloy 70  MD  C2
Instinct Alloy 70  LG  C1
Instinct Alloy 70  LG  C2
Instinct Alloy 50 (29)  SM  C1
Instinct Alloy 50 (29)  SM  C2
Instinct Alloy 50 (29)  MD  C1
Instinct Alloy 50 (29)  MD  C2
Instinct Alloy 50 (29)  LG  C1
Instinct Alloy 50 (29)  LG  C2
Instinct Alloy 30 (29)  SM  C1
Instinct Alloy 30 (29)  SM  C2
Instinct Alloy 30 (29)  MD  C1
Instinct Alloy 30 (29)  MD  C2
Instinct Alloy 30 (29)  LG  C1
Instinct Alloy 30 (29)  LG  C2
Instinct Alloy 70 BC Edition  SM
Instinct Alloy 70 BC Edition  MD
Instinct Alloy 70 BC Edition  LG
Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition  SM  C1
Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition  SM  C2
Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition  MD  C1
Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition  MD  C2
Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition  LG  C1
Instinct Alloy 50 BC Edition  LG  C2


Affected Serial Numbers
All serial numbers beginning with PRK17
All serial numbers beginning with PRK18
The following serial numbers beginning with PRK19
PRK190001 to PRK1900454 PRK1900566 PRK1900723 to PRK1900731
PRK1900456 to PRK1900462 PRK1900568 to PRK1900582 PRK1900733
PRK1900466 to PRK1900474 PRK1900584 to PRK1900589 PRK1900735 to PRK1900755
PRK1900479 PRK1900592 to PRK1900593 PRK1900757 to PRK1900773
PRK1900481 to PRK1900483 PRK1900595 PRK1900776 to PRK1900778
PRK1900485 to PRK1900488 PRK1900597 to PRK1900606 PRK1900780 to PRK1900785
PRK1900490 to PRK1900495 PRK1900608 to PRK1900618 PRK1900787 to PRK1900792
PRK1900497 to PRK1900506 PRK1900620 to PRK1900621 PRK1900794 to PRK1900798
PRK1900508 to PRK1900512 PRK1900623 to PRK1900628 PRK1900800 to PRK1900807
PRK1900514 to PRK1900517 PRK1900630 to PRK1900653 PRK1900809
PRK1900519 to PRK1900520 PRK1900655 to PRK1900662 PRK1900811 to PRK1900812
PRK1900522 to PRK1900523 PRK1900664 to PRK1900668 PRK1900814 to PRK1900818
PRK1900525 to PRK1900527 PRK1900670 to PRK1900681 PRK1900820 to PRK1900830
PRK1900529 to PRK1900531 PRK1900683 to PRK1900684 PRK1900832
PRK1900533 to PRK1900536 PRK1900686 to PRK1900697 PRK1900836 to PRK1900843
PRK1900538 to PRK1900540 PRK1900699 PRK1900845 to PRK1900855
PRK1900542 to PRK1900543 PRK1900701 PRK1900857 to PRK1900859
PRK1900545 to PRK1900546 PRK1900703 PRK1900861
PRK1900548 to PRK1900550 PRK1900705 PRK1900863 to PRK1900868
PRK1900552 to PRK1900556 PRK1900707 to PRK1900711 PRK1900870
PRK1900558 to PRK1900559 PRK1900713 to PRK1900721 PRK1900872- PRK1900874
PRK1900562 to PRK1900563    

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact Rocky Mountain for information on how to receive a free replacement front triangle.


The firm has received 12 reports of front triangles cracking.  There have been no reports of injuries.

Sold At:
Independent bicycle stores nationwide from August 2017 through June 2020 for between $2,600 and $4,700.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles, of Canada
Manufactured In:
Taiwan and China
Recall number:
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