Rocky Mountain 1999 Pipeline Full Suspension Bike

4.61/5 (28 Reviews)
MSRP : $2159.00


Product Description

1999 Rocky Mountain Pipeline, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, Marzocchi Bomber Z-1 Dropoff, 5.0" travel fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric Harknett a Downhiller from Port Alberni

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2004

Strengths:    fairly easy to pedal not a bad overall bike if your a begginer

Weaknesses:    not too many the stock swingarm is weak but the newer replacment one is strong.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty good bike for lots of things (jumping, lite DH use, drops, xc) but can use a little better stock parts but for your money its good. I recomend this bike to anyone who wants to start getting serious about freeriding

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Favorite Trail:   broken log

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, kona stuff, brodie diablo

Bike Setup:   funn seat, specialized big arm cranks, marzocchi z1-drop offs (5 inches) fox vanilla r, and ryno lite wheels with deore disk hubs.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pro from canada

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2002

Strengths:    the cross bars at the back make it vary strong and the front aint to bad either the welds are nice and clean

Weaknesses:    back shock they havn't changed the setup for years and i have heard alot of ppls triangles on the back breacking off it hasn't broke on me

Bottom Line:   
its a good bike i have done a little 6 foot drop and a 17 1/2 foot gap and trails and just the parts have broke and not many of them so if your a beginer this is a good bike for you but when u do bigger stuff save your money and buy a real good bike

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Favorite Trail:   mary jain

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   realm

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky marin wildcat specalized bighit comp

Bike Setup:   i put every thing on the bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bren a Downhiller from Manitoba Canada

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2001

Strengths:    supper plush
beefy frame


Weaknesses:    no weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
Any one out there needing a XC/Hucker should go for this bike. You can change the rear travel from 3 to 6 inches in 15 secounds flat.

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Favorite Trail:   Birth Control

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Tinker Creek C ycle

Similar Products Used:   nothing like it

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z.1 drop off
Sram 9.0 esp drive train, LX cranks, rings and front derailr
sun CR18 rims laced to DiaTech disk hubs
Fox Vanilla R

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by klunky s2 a Weekend Warrior from Fort St. John, B.C.

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2001

Strengths:    plush, strong, and easy to maintain

Weaknesses:    nil

Bottom Line:   
bike has done very well for me for the two years i have had it. There was no problems besides the regular maintenence. This is a good product, it hasnt changed design for three years now. I would advise people to buy this product if they want an affordable full suspension that will last.

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Favorite Trail:   all of dem

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   cove bikes

Similar Products Used:   bullit

Bike Setup:   boxxer, race face cranks and BB, sun double wide on front, hayes discs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zooKy fLea a Weekend Warrior from liverpool

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2001

Strengths:    cheap! got it like US$400 frame only and raceface seatpost.
looks... wat a beauty of a swingarm...
damn, it's plush!


Weaknesses:    ok..the detachable disc mount looks really suspect...read some reviews saying it broke? got a pair of Hayes to bolt on but thinkin' twice... anyone uses discs on 'em without a problem? do mail me~

Bottom Line:   
i really like the feel o' the pipeline... never thought i'd like a URT, but this feels different... RMB musta hit the sweet spot...now, i'd love it even more once i get my hayes on..so somebody help me...tell me ur pipeline's holding up using tt detachable disc mount...

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Favorite Trail:   anythin' muDDy

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   specialized fsr
intense uzzi xc
jamis dakar
trek Y ( it ain't mine! i borrowed it for a month! honest!)


Bike Setup:   xtr,raceface stuff,z1,maguras,rhynolites,hugis and a b*tchin' gold protaper.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel M a Downhiller from Montreal,Quebec,Canada

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2000

Strengths:    Oh yeah! Go Canada! This is THE extreme bike, and represents us well. I want one.

Weaknesses:    I don't have one

Bottom Line:   
I want one I want one I want one I want one I want one I want one I want one. If I had one, I could go shore and drop 15 footers that would shatter my peice if sh*t giant hardtail.

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Stinky


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BRIAN from SAN RAMON,CA

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2000

Bottom Line:   
TO UPDATE MY PREVIOUS REVIEW... ...THE FRAME BROKE!! ON THE REAR TRIANGLE JUST IN FRONT OF THE LEFT DROPOUT. IF YOU HAVE THE OLD MODEL WITH THE DETACHABLE DISC CALIPER MOUNT, DO NOT RIDE IT ON ANYTHING HAIRY UNTIL YOU HAVE THE REAR SECTION REPLACED. I BROKE IT IN A FLAT PARKING LOT. ROCKY KNOWS OF THE PROBLEM, BUT YOU SHOULD BE FINE IF YOU RUN V-BRAKES

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg Bird a Weekend Warrior from Victoria BC

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2000

Strengths:    Beefy rear triangle, Heavy duty tubeset, BIG pivot!
King of the URT's man! Nice and plush and the adjustable travel is great!
Still active even while standing.


Weaknesses:    It's a URT. It is (as I said)still fairly active while standing, but not as active as 4 bar linkage bikes or sinlge pivot swingarm types.
Plus it is a bit heavy too. I also notice the front end is really tall compared to similar bikes.


Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is I love this bike! I bought it used from a guy who had it as a second bike. I have a few friends who own Pipelines too and love them as well. I looked for a "Do anything" type of bike as that is the type of riding I do. A bit of cross country, a bit of Urban stuff, lots of freeriding kinda stuff.......this is a great bike for all of that!
I like the variable travel in the rear too. I dont think there are too many bikes out there that you can go from 4-5-6inches without tools!!(if any)
If you are looking for a Kick Ass, do it all and come back smiling kind of bike, this might be the one for you.
P.S. I read the reviews here in the MTBR website with regards to the Pipeline and it helped me with my purchessing decision. You can't go wrong with the advise you get from people who actually ride the bike you are interested in possibly buying!

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Favorite Trail:   KungFu Downhill course (Hartland)!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Used/From a guy in Vancouver

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Heckler. Specialized Big Hit. Santa Cruz Bullit.

Bike Setup:   4inch Z1 Drop off in the front, DH stubby stem+RFace riser, Shimano 636 DH platforms, 2.3inch tires, full XT, Black Spire Ring God.(oh yeah, a Fox Vanilla R in the rear).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BRIAN a Weekend Warrior from SAN RAMON, CA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2000

Strengths:    The frame rules. Period. I thank 'zokes for the dropoff. Can't get a better fork.

Weaknesses:    Dia-tech can go to hell. The freehub assembly froze 3 months into use and ate the whole drivetrain, not to mention the lack of engineering in their calipers.

Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for. Sure, you have to spend another grand to get all the crap peices replaced, but you still end up with a bike you can climb a hill on and hit freeway speeds coming down while remaining in complete control. Jump it. XC'it. Downhill it. Climb it. It will do anything you want it to with no complaints.

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Favorite Trail:   MANZANITA, MORGAN TERR.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Sun rhino-lites w/XT discs, Tioga DH tires & saddle, profile bars w/brace, still running the stock pedals, shifters, cranks and stem.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dropper a Weekend Warrior from New York

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2000

Strengths:    suspension
the looks
its CANADIAN


Weaknesses:    CRACKED THE STUPID FRAME GOING OFF A SMALL JUMP!!! but rocky was good with the warranty
a bit heavy for me.
bad rims for the bike
bad brakes


Bottom Line:   
this is a nice bike but i dont know why the frame cracked on me. i tried a RM6 the other day dand it was beautiful so i am going to get it and sell this bike

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   RM6, stinky delux

Bike Setup:   hayes,mammoths and the rest is stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil Wershler a Weekend Warrior from British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2000

Strengths:    this bike is really solid and has alot of great features. The fork rules and the lateral stiffness on the ass is amazing. the bike price is supernice. and the whole bike rules the mountains

Weaknesses:    sram. the rear derailer blows. but besides that nothing.

Bottom Line:   
this bike rules the world. the whole bike has awsome features. if you thinking about buying this bike (like me) then buy it for gods sake! it rules! you can't go wrong!
R O C K Y M O U N T A I N!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Snakes and ladders

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Kona stinky dee-lux
kona stinky
kona dudu


Bike Setup:   Z1 bam and the rest was stock. it was sweeeet.....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank a Downhiller from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2000

Strengths:    This bike is sweet to do drops, to just to some freeride or even just to do some dual slalom. The z.1 drop off in front is very active and the rear suspension as well. I love the sram 9.0 in the back too.

Weaknesses:    The disc brake are the crapiest ever, they can only stop well if you ride in good conditions. The rims aren't beefy enough. The stem is too long to my taste.

Bottom Line:   
This bike works well everywhere you go. Rocky mountain should really put some better discs on that bike. Except that, the bike works prefectly, you can do what your in the mood to ride because this bike can be set up in many ways. I give it 5 flaming Chilis without a question.

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Favorite Trail:   bromont in quebec

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, stinky dee-lux

Bike Setup:   new sun double wide rims, hayes discs, race face stem and ac chain guide.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim Thomlinson a Downhiller from Vancouver, BC

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2000

Strengths:    It goes up. It goes down. And on a good day I can keep up with it.

Weaknesses:    Who spec'd the Ditech disc brakes and the CR19 rims. Obviosly he has been fired because the 2000 is spec'd with neither.

Bottom Line:   
I wish I was half as good as the bike is. It is like riding the couch on fast choppy down hills. It will drop into anything. It manages cross country trails almost like it was built for them. And you can actually climb it up the hills you intend to go down. The only thing I have ridden that came close was a Santa Cruz, but dolllar for dollar I would have to pick the Rocky. Fold up the rims, sell the brakes and you are ready to Rock.

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Favorite Trail:   Like I could choose just one

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain Element

Bike Setup:   Original spec except for a rock ring and a new stem, about to be new brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pete Busink from Nanaimo,B.C., Canada

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2000

Strengths:    This bike rules! 10 footers and nothing's bottoming or breaking. Okay climbing and amazing descending! Replaceable derailler hanger. Marzocchi Z.1 Dropoff fork is incredible.

Weaknesses:    Came with Formula Discs which suck beyond description. Also came with light cross country rims that don't match the potential for this bike and taco just thinking about drops.

Bottom Line:   
Whether used for cross country or serious downhilling or free riding, it is the perfect bike!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sheldon Dyck a Downhiller from Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2000

Strengths:    When you put your leg over this bike, you pretty much feel indestructable. The ugly colours are also friggin sweet.

Weaknesses:    I broke the snapped the frame by the rear drop out. What's up with the friggin CR18 rims. I folded both of them after a couple of rides. The fork twisted up on me and I had to pay for friggin repairs, because I sent it to Norco and they said it wasn't on friggin warranty. The z1 has givin me nothing but trouble. The diatech discs suck in sloppy conditions, actually they suck in most conditions. This bike has cost me a lot of cash for all of the repairs and new parts.

Bottom Line:   
Sweet bike, but a few crappy parts that makes the quality drop drastically. I'm sorry about the negativity but when you brake so many parts and nothing is covered under warranties, you get a little ticked off after a while. This bike is perfect for the lighter weight rider under 200 pounds and enjoys thrashing through any type of terrain. I'm glad they changed up the brakes for 2000. If only they'd send me some good brakes to make up for the cheapies on the 99's.

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Favorite Trail:   Chaos

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Aeon Joker, RM6 DH, Kona Stinky Dee-Lux

Bike Setup:   Mammoth Rims, Gazzalodi Tires, SDG Downhill Seat, 646's, Fatty Stem.

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