If you can only buy one AM rig and youTrend moreTowards DHThenThe Slayer isThe bike for you. The designers at Rocky Mountain were lookingTo pushThe evolution ofThe AM category by creating a lightweight, yet durable bikeThat could climb as well as it could rip downhill. Using creative design features such as a light, strong, integrated rocker pivot, 2 piece bottom bracket shell and using an e-type derailleurThat bolts ontoThe swing arm,The designers at Rocky Mountain were ableTo create aTruly AL
Strengths: 2012 version climbs as good or better than any hardtail I have ever riden. It is also quick, nimble and strong in the decents. Love the RP2 rear shock, I was a sceptic that the propedal setting would actually do anything but it performed beautifully.
Weaknesses: Head set sucks, it came lose and cracked the top cap so I upgraded to the cane creek 40 like what is on the slayer 70. All round cheaper parts than the 50 and 70.
You may have to upgrade some parts (marzocchi doesn't have the best track record in my books) on it later on but it is an excellent bike and performs like an all mountian bike should.
a Cross Country Rider
from Mesa, Az,USA
Date Reviewed: August 25, 2010
Strengths: Bought this bike used, it is extensively upgraded. Bike is light enough to ride XC, beefy beyond compare...Climbs like a goat, handles tight technical rocky terrain very well..
Weaknesses: A little heavy, but pretty light in its class, not bad at all for what it can do.
All around the most incredible bike I have ridden. I can clear amazing obstacles with it, and scream down the rough hills with confidence. Frame appears indestructible and the linkage is slop free and smooth...I will ride this bike until it is used up..
Bike Setup: 36 float RC2, synchros wheels, minion dhr rubber, thompson post, ea50 cockpit, scott dh stem
from Tucson Az
Date Reviewed: October 1, 2008
Strengths: Durrable, comfort, smooth, good components
Weaknesses: None than I can think of
wow. It started out stock, but with a few minor upgrades, i'm not affrait to go anywhere on this thing. Its still light enough for a trail bike. Freeride and downhill feel so good on this bike. It feels bottomless with the suspension set up. Its gonna be hard for me to find anything comparable.
Hey RM peeps,
Looking at buying a Slayer and trying to decided between a 2011 Slayer 50 and a 2012 Slayer 30. Price is the same. As far as I can tell the frames are identical, at least the geometry. Seems the technology is the same as well but the frame descriptions on the website are slightly d ... Read More »
My baby is a Slayer SXC 30. I have had her for four years, four months and nine days. I love, love, love this bike. While giving her a bath yesterday I discovered what looks like a small crack on the weld where the down tube meets the bottom bracket on the port/non-drive side. I'm going to take it t ... Read More »
I'm looking for the Slayer SLX, is it the same as the Slayer?
I'm looking at the geometry and it looks pretty good. I want to use it for trail riding. I'm going to transfer parts from another bike. I have a Marzocchi AM SL 1 from 2007 (160mm) fork, I guess that's good enough.
How does t ... Read More »
I am missing anything here or is this still way overpriced for a new 2006 Slayer 30 that has been sitting in the showroom for almost 6 years ? Original price was $2 878.99 plus tax, so $3 250.979 grand total. Now it's at $2 000 plus tax... And very dusty lol.
It's an 18" frame, weights in at 34.5 ... Read More »
Hey guys! I really need some help over here! I'm looking for change my Merida One-Five-O for some of these options:
[B][I]Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 70 2008[/I], Sram X9, Fox Talas 36 R 2008, Avid juicy 7, Revolution hubs with mavic 819[/B]
[B][I]Scott Ransom 30 2007[/I], Full Shimano XT ... Read More »