Wisconsin in the summer offers many idyllic settings. You'd never think there was the worst drought in 25 years, evidence of our area's ability to recover. The bike is a has 650B wheels - great for mid-size riders who might be comfortable with full 29inchers. Decked out with Shimano XTR and Fox short, it's the perfect midwest XC bike.
This Gunnar Rock Hound 26" wheel sports S&S couplers, which allows the complete bike to be packed to fit into a travel case. It has canty bosses.
This Rock Hound 29er, customized with the stainless steel chainstay disc dropouts, is shown here against the Flat Irons by Boulder Colorado. Finished in Light Blue Base with Silver decals, this photo came courtesy of Jim at Vecchios. 60093
Gunnar Rock Hound head tube with gusset for fork clearance
Perfect for cross country competition, the Rock Hound offers agile handling and excellent weight distribution in a wide range of sizes. Learn more . . .
Rock Hound with a vertical fade from Flamboyance Yellow to Indy Green over Shamrock Green - 56676.
Your Off-Road Rocket
In the more is better world of mountain bikes – more doesn’t necessarily mean faster. The Gunnar Rock Hound is all about faster and better – pure and simple.
Hard tails climb faster and maneuver more easily. That’s the key to winning cross country races. Here in Wisconsin we have miles and miles of technical, hilly single-track with plenty of rocks, ruts and roots. It’s just as demanding as the volcanic soils in the Sierra Nevadas or the Cascades. The Rock Hound eats all this stuff up with the appetite of a fast, lively steel bike. We build with the best steel there is, our custom tube set featuring heat-treated air-hardening steels from True Temper and Reynolds.
We designed the geometry to push your weight forward on climbs while keeping you back from the front wheel on decents. Our 73mm wide bottom bracket shell and custom chainstays give you lots of clearance and great pedaling efficiency. We gusseted the head tube for both strength and fork clearance. The result is excellent torsion rigidity for excellent climbing and confident descending.
With Gunnar, you can get a 29er Rock Hound for the same price as a 26er. What’s more, we offer really big sizes – up to 23″, which lets the big guys rock like everybody else. Top it off with our selection of delicious stock colors and well as nearly unlimited styling options, you’ll have a bike that rides right, fits right and looks cool.
So if your need’s for speed, the Gunnar Rock Hound’s your rocket.
We’re big fans of these great organizations: IMBA, Wisconsin Off-Road Series, Wisconsin Off-Road Bicycle Association, Wisconsin Endurance Mountainbike Series, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, and of course Milwaukee’s Fat Tire Tour. There’s no end to the fun.
Have special needs and interests? Gunnar offers a wide range of paint and frame options. When the need for custom fit is called for, you can take advantage of our “Made to Measure” version.
The Rock Hound comes in several stock colors, with base options changing from month to month. For other ideas, check out our Archived Colors. Recent colors of the month are available for a nominal charge. You can customize colors with a wide range of options, including one-step, two step and special effects colors.