Rocky Mountain 1999 RM6 Full Suspension Bike

4.75/5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $2999.00


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Rocky mountain RM6


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by glen buckland a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2002

Strengths:    Makes me look good commuting to and from work,nice flames on it, never breaks when i do huge air and land without it, makes me look good, i think i meantioned that already,has really made me a faster rider, my friends don't have to wait for me in the parking lot any more, well not for too long anyway, oh yeah, i look good in the parking lot too!. The red paint makes it easy to find in the bush when i fall off so i have been able to try big big air,(Over 3 feet) i almost landed clean twice in the year i have ridden the bike, have recently done a few night rides and am happy to say the bike handles just as well in the dark, with my helmet and handlebar lights i look good after the sun goes down too!!

Weaknesses:    Wearing a helmet really messes up my hair, the bike has in the last 6 months developed some creaking noises that no one else seems to be able to hear, i have spent tons trying to find the problem, replacing the headset greasing anything that moves found out it was a really cheap fix after all that, now i wear a full face with ear plugs the bike just purrs down the slopes, my balance has been off lately though due to a previous ear plug that i pushed in a bit to far, now that its been removed im sure my air time will be huge again and ill be doing tabletops at whistler again, hopefully landing some of them too!

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike, i think it loves me too, after all the abuse and unhappy landings, unusual squeaks and groans we are still together it still looks great, im sad they don't make them any more, you have to get one if you can, look out for me and my crew on the slopes, ill be at the back, if im in front then they didn't wait for me again thanks guys!!!

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Favorite Trail:   neds

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Cove

Similar Products Used:   stinky deluxe 99

Bike Setup:   fat tires funn seat crow bars jr t 6" chain tensioner funn stem, flames, decals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by glen buckland a Weekend Warrior from vancouver bc canada

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2002

Strengths:    nice and squishy and easy to handle.when it works the bike is great you can go over anything and it is very plush.best bike i have had for jumping.

Weaknesses:    the rear end is always needing new bushings. and the way the rear end is set up it tends to be a shock crusher. so keep your eye on your shock to make sure it it not blown.

Bottom Line:   
if you want to go rip up the trails with your buds and don't want to get left in the dust then this is the bike for you.you will never want a hard tail again.

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Favorite Trail:   boogie man

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   the cove

Similar Products Used:   i had a 2000 stincky d i found the rm 6 to be very close to the same plushness.

Bike Setup:   crow bar bars funn stem & seat 2.6 gazzaloddi front 2.2 michelin back blackspire chain tenchener race face head set jr t 6 inch 2001 with rock guards just in case.and all deckled up.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by billy joe a Downhiller from san francisco california US

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2001

Strengths:    kicks a-s. Makes four footers feel like a curb drop. suspension soaks up everything you can get the bike over.Rides like a couch. best of all Canadian

Weaknesses:    sucky X-C weight weenies will hate this bike but kiss my a-s

Bottom Line:   
rip downhill and get uphill. that's what the bike is about and it delivers.

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Favorite Trail:   my roof

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   soon

Similar Products Used:   santcaruz bullit

Bike Setup:   factory

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matthew Lazarski a Weekend Warrior from St.Albans,Vermont,US

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2000

Strengths:    This Rocky is the best bike that I have ridden, it soaks up the bumps and huge dropoffs like they weren't even there! This thing handles like a dream, and the Fox is the best.

Weaknesses:    There is really only one, the shifters. The Sram shifters suck. Other than that the bike is top notch.

Bottom Line:   
All I can say is this is the sweetest bike that I have ever ridden. My compliments to Rocky Mountain for there dedication for making these TOP OF THE NOTCH, MOUNTIAN SHREDDING MACHINES for diehard mountain bikers like me to rip on. Anyone who is a serious mountaian biker should really look into buying one of these great rides, they'll never be sorry they did. I am very satisfied with the RM6 and would not settle for another bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Earls Cyclery,Burlington,Vermont

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain Pipeline, Gary Fisher Joshua F1, Specialized Ground Control, Kona Stab Deluxe

Bike Setup:   All factory for know.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2000

Strengths:    Sweet squishy ride! No more absorbing with your arms and spine!! The brakes rule, the Bombers handle everything and the Fox is great. Everything is easily adjustable. Bike stays under you down anything and absorbs those annoying rocks and logs that would stop you dead on a uphill with no suspension.

Weaknesses:    Grip shifters suck and the bar grips slip off. The cranks aren't the top quality you expect from RaceFace.

Bottom Line:   
It is all about fun and this bike delivers! If you can afford it get it. If you aren't planning on racing competitively X-Country then quit complaining about how heavy it is and how slow it is uphills cause you forget it all on the way down! Anyone would enjoy this bike. Fence sitters should get off and come to Full-Suspension, I am never going back!

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Favorite Trail:   All the hiking trails in Gatineau Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Silent Sports, Toronto


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2000

Strengths:    GEOMETRY, Looks good, rides great,rocky's own components are holding up well, suspension unbeatible*, climbs amazingly for a FS bike, LOVES TO GO DOWN ,great brakes......lovible
oh yeah, it's CANADIAN


Weaknesses:    *If I ever replace the rear shock, I may go for a FOX FLOAT, just so I have lock out as an option.The SRAM half pipe set up from the factory was TOO WEIRD for me.I tried for a week and ended up getting XT shifters and a new XT rear deraileras well, much better


Bottom Line:   
Fan-f***ing-tastic ride, it's FUN FUN FUN, which I beleive is the POINT. And really, compare this to a mantra race or the Intense with comparible components, I think it is money very well spent

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Favorite Trail:   Rouge Valley/ Seaton trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   Trail Blazer cycle,Toronto

Similar Products Used:   Klein Mantra, Giant Warp,Intense tracer

Bike Setup:   Factory, other than the XT shifters and derailer and I replaced the big ring with a Kooka Crank Case rock ring and I'm currently shopping for a 36 tooth center ring to regain some of the lost top end

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2000

Strengths:    Frame, Fork, brakes.

Weaknesses:    Rocky parts, the bike shop it was in.

Bottom Line:   
Nice bike, but way to much friccin money for in house stuff.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Um...

Bike Setup:   The Norm

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adrian a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2000

Strengths:    design and plushness
Canadian - value


Weaknesses:    flex? if you think so, go and try the bike and see if there is any!
The bike is fine


Bottom Line:   
The RM6 at Rocky Cycle bike shop in Newton was stock just as you would find made by RM.

The 16.25 inch frame, looked sooo small. but actually it was the correct size for me (5,8'). // There is a rourmor that the Thrust link flexes well, truth be known, all fullsuspension bikes flex's. From the GT "i" drive
system to the foes weasl. The RM6 is made after a motorcycle rear end (the singleswing arm design) the
flex i hear everone talikg about is mosty the rear wheel.

The common test when people check for flex is to grab the rear wheel andpush it side to side, (bad test all it tells you is that the 10mm hub axle does not have enough surface area in the dropouts), happens on all bikes f/s and hardtails, to some extent.

But I say you must not get caught up what people say about it, you have to go and try it out to get the feel of it. You get my drift?

- Adrian
p.s. I can assure you, if you are not a hardcore froridin junkie, you will not have to worry about that design.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   99 Norco VPS1, 99 Rocky Mountain Pipeline and the 98 Rocky Mountain DH race


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob Gretchen a Weekend Warrior from Victoria, B.C.

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2000

Strengths:    plush, great descender, climbs reasonably well...

Weaknesses:    rear swingarm

Bottom Line:   
I have only had this bike for 3 weeks and I broke the rear swingarm at the main pivot on a ride today... I don't consider myself a hardcore freerider, but I am heavy and strong and the bike couldn't handle it... too bad, because its a slick handling machine. I'll have to see what Rocky does regarding the warranty... makes we wish that I had invested in a hardtail instead.

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Favorite Trail:   Hornby Island (No Horses)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Klein Mantra, Rock Mountain Pipeline, Schwinn, Pro-flex

Bike Setup:   Hayes, Xvert, XT/XTR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kyle Kusznieryk a Downhiller from qualicum beach

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2000

Strengths:    Its a rocky, hence: canadian = good

Weaknesses:    rear end flexes

Bottom Line:   
Ummm are you people stupid??? there was NO 1999 RM6. It's a 2000 bike. anyhoo if you spend your time goin down get it! the rm6 DH is better just buy some x-tra chainrings. Just an end note if you like the rocky im having a DH bike manufactured there will only be 3 for the first year selling as frame only, it has the same design as the rm9. 9 inches of rear wheel travel easton rad tubes, but it looks WAY better than the rockies! mail me for details!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   hammerfest

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   My norco vps1 (the frame is for sale please mail me :) the frame has a custom meatalflake finish and the rear end has been chrome plated only 2 scratches where the fork hits the top tube

Bike Setup:   Norco vps1 blah blah

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete a Weekend Warrior from North Vancouver

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2000

Strengths:    This one has it all - the coolest frame on the planet, indestructible - plush active rear suspension, Z1QR20's can handle anything. The Hayes discs give superb stopping power in all conditions and are very consistent. You always know the power you're going to get and they allow you to carry your speed so much further before breaking for a turn. XTR V's don't compare to these, especially in NV riding conditions (wet and steep).

Weaknesses:    None really. Some may prefer bigger rubber but that's a personal preference trade off - lower weight for climbing versus downhill performance.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is truly awesome. Not only is it a work of art but it rides as good as it looks.

The most surprising strength is its climbing ability. Rocky have managed to load all the freeride goodies onto this one and still keep its weight reasonably low. Pedal circles and it won't bob when your climbing. The rear suspension will just track smoothly over every bump and obstacle.

Once you point it down hill you will be amazed at how far behind you leave your friends.

This bike is worth every penny.

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Favorite Trail:   All NS trails are bliss

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Stock, except for Shimano shifters and Rear-D for instead of SRAM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel a Downhiller from Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2000

Strengths:    won an engineering award for the desing (RM9 did, but same design). canadian. unbreakable. only $3500 where i live and that's a damn good deal for this bike.

Weaknesses:    no rockies have weaknesses.

Bottom Line:   
to all the people that think the bike is weak because Wade broke it, it's not weak. wade broke a prototype. it's what he's payed to do. ask him, or better yet, watch him ride then you'll understand. when i asked him, he made it very clear that it was a prototype. the bike is unbreakable. keep riding.

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Favorite Trail:   pink starfish/reaper and urban

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   RM DH T.O., RM Pipeline (my bike), Norco VPS1, Fisher Betty (boxxers, Hayes), lots of others.

Bike Setup:   QR20, Hayes, stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Prescott, AZ

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2000

Strengths:    I bought just the frame and built up the rest. The bike is amazingy. It works very well and absorbs anything from small to large hits. It climbs like no other 6 inch travel bike I have ridden. Minimal bob. Really nice cable routing and tire clearance. Awesome craftsman ship on both the welds and machining. Nice removable front der. mount. Very nice action throughout the travel. I find myself stopping just to look back at the obsatcle it effortlessly smoothed out for me. Way fun.

Weaknesses:    Not as laterally stiff as I would like, although not a real complaint as full suspension bikes seem to have to sway a bit side to side. Also, Rocky Mountain seems to be sold out of them for 2000 already. If you want one and find one don't hesitate to get it, as it may be gone sooner than you think.

Bottom Line:   
If you can find one, buy one. You won't be dissapointed if you are looking for a fun too ride no holds barred FS bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Sedona, Flagstaff, Prescott, almost anything with dirt.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Specialized FSR, Santa Cruz Bullit

Bike Setup:   Mix of Xt and XTR components. Hope disc brakes/ hubs (these work way to good ) Rock Shox Boxxer fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, AB, Can

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2000

Strengths:    reasonably light, climbs fairly well, good price, impressive tires, stable in the air

Weaknesses:    still a bit too heavy, gripshift

Bottom Line:   
Got to play with a demo for an afternoon which was spent riding it up and down a local ski area (in a river valley- unfortunately not in mtns) and on local snowy single track. The demo was a small and I'm 6'3" so I won't comment on fit, to me it kinda felt like a heavy springy BMX bike, it did however climb surprisingly well, similiar to the Stinky but lighter (part due to the Mich Wildgripper Hot S tires - they seem to stick like glue in the snow). In the single track it wasn't too bad although it seemed to really sag into twisty corners but I write that off to a lighter weight spring in the rear shock than what I require, I'd love to try one in my size to have a truer test but I was impressed. I am thinking of a full susp. next year and until now I had figured that the Stinky might be my best choice but I will keep an eye on future reviews to see how the RM6 handles the test of time, for now 5 flaming tongues

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Favorite Trail:   Too many - lots in Jasper & Kananaskis

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Stinky deluxe, Stab deluxe, Super8, Outland VPP6

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Collin Burke a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver BC

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2000

Strengths:    Light (enough), good value, descends well.

Weaknesses:    ALot of RM parts, single crown, stock cranks are sh*t.

Bottom Line:   
I tested this bike before i bought my bullit and it just didn't have the insane abilities of the SC however, it's about $2K canadian cheaper than my bullit also. This is a sweet ride by any comparison. The lowdown on why Wade busted that bike that everyone seems so choked about on this review page: yes #1 it was a prototype #2 "Non-penetrating welds in the rear swingarm" and #3It was Wade Simmons; the guys a lunatic. That comment about him bending race face cranks--reality check in my circle of friends we/ve bent over 20 pairs--they are strong, but not that strong, buy the new RF North Shore XS cranks, they kick a**! Here's some more local gossip, the only reason Digger put that shot of Simmons breaking the prototype, was because Rocky Mountain wouldn't sponsor the video and he knew it would be terrible PR for the new bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Crazy Carpenter

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Bullit w/ Boxxers(My current bike), FSR Elite (old snapped bike), intense uzzi dh, ALOT of others.

Bike Setup:   Stock.

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