Rocky Mountain 2001 RM6 Full Suspension Bike

4.67/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $2535.00


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by cool kid 145 a Downhiller from west Virginia

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2011

Strengths:    very durable bike
nice bottom bracket
good for beginners


Weaknesses:    very ugly
play in swing arm
weak rear suspension no travel
bad cranks


Bottom Line:   
its a good beginner bike and they don't care about looks or performance

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   try biking

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky

Bike Setup:   dh

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a Downhiller from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2005

Strengths:    Great Suspension for Freedriding, Looks sweet, Versatility (within freeriding)

Weaknesses:    Weight, Flex in the swing arm does not instill confidence when racing

Bottom Line:   
The RM6 frame is a great frame for freeriding. It handles drops and technical terrain very well. I also take it dirt jumping quite a bit and it performs well on the trails. My only complaint is the swingarm flex, but that only really shows up at speed on rough terrain. This a great freeride bike, but a pro DH racer it is not.

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Favorite Trail:   Snowshoe Mountain

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $455.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   Junior T, Mavic DeeMax, Intense 909, Azonic 454 Cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremy Grooby a Downhiller from Christchurch,New Zealand

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2005

Strengths:    - Thrust link is awesome, superb plush travel giving you the confidence to go big
- Looks Awesome, candy red and black looks superb
- Pedals well for a bike of such size and can handle everything
- Super strong frame made of easton rad (the same aluminium Banshee Screams are made of)
- And did i mention its a rocky (chicks love it)


Weaknesses:    - Slight play in the swingarm but nothing noticeable
- Expensive (this is a case of you get what you pay for)


Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for those wanting a bulletproof frame that can take a beating and keep coming back for more. Rocky Mounatain only make top of the line bikes and the RM6 is no exception.

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Favorite Trail:   Nationals Track, Vic Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   2004 Giant DH Team, 2001 Giant AC2, Specialized Demo 8 Pro

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain RM6 Frame, Rockshox Boxxers, Shimano 9 Speed(LX and Deore), Raceface Cranks and Seatpost, Mavic D521 Wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tyler t. a Downhiller from slc utah

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2004

Strengths:    built very well, strong, great customer service, made in Canada. not by little kids. killer geometry, very plush

Weaknesses:    slight sway in the rear, not bad for freeriding, but it's very unsettling while racing

Bottom Line:   
i bought new linkage for the rear, wich now gives 7" travel. great feel at 6 and 7 inches. very tough frame, takes a beating. im very pleased with rocky mountain products, (friend is very pleased with slayer). great customer service and quality built. this bike is great for both xc/fr, freeride and downhill, i've seen this bike set up for all. the sway in the rear never bothered me unless i was nuking down some rough terrain, and even then it wasn't always too bad. some play came from the hub, making it worse than it needed to be. all in all, a great frame.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky

Bike Setup:   rm6/7, stratos lr-1, atomic wheelset, race face crank, hayes 8", king h.s.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam neufeld a Downhiller from the praries

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2003

Strengths:    takes a huge beating
looks amazing
fun to ride


Weaknesses:    sram shifters suck
bend rim


Bottom Line:   
this bike is amazing so much better than my sasquatch so fun to ride cuz it just soaks stuff up. I cased hard into rocks at silver star this summer, i couldn't walk for a week but the bike was fine. its just a fun bike to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   kerplop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   some guy

Similar Products Used:   pipeline
norco sasquatch


Bike Setup:   z1, 8 inch rotors, blackspire chain guide, odi lock ons, big tires blah blah blah who really cares

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason gilmour a Downhiller from ON

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2003

Strengths:    i bought the bike cheap off a friend this year and first thing i did was go hucking. bike is soo plush i did an 8 footer i used to do on my hardtail and it sucked it up unbelieveably i cant describe how much better FS is than HT! Bike is super strong!!!plush! looks amazing!!!

Weaknesses:    none yet but many parts have been upgraded from stock..shes a bit on the heavy side but its sooooo worth it!

Bottom Line:   
k if u can go big on a hardtail get on this rig and watch yourself get 10x better in a month! I raced this bike last weekend and the stuff i used to go slow and almost get bucked doing on a HT i just squish over now at high speed! RM6 is the ULTIMATE FREERIDE BIKE YEEEEHHHHAAAAAAWWWWWWW!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   hydro line

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   used off a buddy

Similar Products Used:   just HT's. Norco Torrent, Kona Roast, Norco sasquatch

Bike Setup:   rm6 with intense mag30 24" rear wheel, Super T are the big upgrades

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jay Perry a Downhiller from Conway NH

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2002

Strengths:    Great bike the travel seems to suck up almost anything you throw at it. I have yet to bottem the travel out, even when i hit a 25 foot gap didnt even budge the suspension. Thrust link is just awsome.


Weaknesses:    I dont think this bike would have been as bad as it was if I had bought it at a different shop. I have replaced everthing on this bike exept the seat rear shock, brake levers and calipers. It was definatly beat on before i got it. not enough travel for me anymore



Bottom Line:   
good bike if you didnt buy it after someone beat the crap out of it and you had to replace every componet on the bike. handles anything you throw at it and its too bad that Rm got ride of the bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Nine levels of hell

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Red Jersey Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   pyslo fork, 8 inch roters, race face crank fsa bb, rf seatpost sun rims and hubs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tanner Stein a Weekend Warrior from Stanwood,WA

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2002

Strengths:    Very plush suspension, good for big hits or downhill. Strong
!


Weaknesses:    A little bit heavy and bad up hill climber due to suspension bob. Heavier would help.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike if you don't have to ride all day or uphill. I've done a 15 footer with little slope on the landing and it felt like butter.

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Favorite Trail:   Snolqulmie pass

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Tims bike

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   03 Jr.t Race face prodigy w/ evolve DH BB, Excaliber Dh rims they are great rims and very cheap, WTB tires, Diatech hubs,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Crazy RedNek a Racer from Coal Harbour B.C

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2002

Strengths:    Nice feel , nice looking , very strong , can take what all
those 8 inch bikes can take.


Weaknesses:    YOU BETTER NOT SAY ANYTHING

Bottom Line:   
Buy this frame or else you will be seeing more of me untill
it is too late, so remember that all you crazy dudes out there thet dont know what I am talking about.So remember
if I dont see you buying one of these frames in the next few days you will see me, I dint care were it is as long as you end up buying one in the end THANK YOU! YOUR CRAZY FREIND CRAZY REDNEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   mine

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   some place

Similar Products Used:   OK!

Bike Setup:   Well what the hell do you think I am only writing about the
RM6 you stupit computer.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2002

Strengths:    really plush with fox rc, nice size frame in small, great feel to it.

Weaknesses:    rear suspension seems to bob a little bit. bolts come loose maybe once a week, head angle slant,

Bottom Line:   
Ultimately I cant believe this setup, I took a risk in buying the frame used, and putting hardtail parts on it but it turned out, I had a 2001 Norco 250cc, and the parts are a perfect match, in both performence and looks, I was dissapointed however in the headangle but thats something expected on downhill bikes, Great FRAME though!! I wouldnt buy the bike stock if my life depended on it!

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Favorite Trail:   Crack addict

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Frame only

Similar Products Used:   rm7, stab,

Bike Setup:   Upgraded libnkage plates to allow 7 inches with the Fox RC, 2001 super t, Xt, Raceface dh cranks and bb, doublewides, gazzalodi 2.6 , funn bar and stem, hope DH 4's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by matt a Downhiller from vienna, virginia, usa

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2002

Strengths:    The frame is super strong and looks awsome. super sensitive rear suspension that normally will never bottom.

Weaknesses:    Stock parts suck. The following parts have been replaced, Fork (bottomed out real bad even with new oil and springs) BB, cranks, handle bar, tires, seatpost, and rearderailer. A bit of annoying movement from the rear. Also the suspension front and rear was just awfull out of the box. The fork would bottom off of two foot drops with a load metal on metal clunk. the rear could be bottom by dropping my butt onto the seat, rocky wouldnt help with that... and i had a 900lbs spring, the whole thing just sucked.

Bottom Line:   
I was dissapointed with the felling of the bike when i got it. but the boxxer made it a little better. Also anyone who owns an rm6 you should turn it into an rm7, (flowcomponents@hotmail.com) it feels SO much better. I love the bike now, but before it sucked... but it seems like rocky figured it all out in the 2002 rm7s.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Similar Products Used:   super 8 bullit ac1 rm7 slayer stinky giant dh team

Bike Setup:   1999 boxxer (tomarow i get my shiver!) 2000 race face, flow components rm7 link plates, vanilla rx rear shock, turbine dh cranks, race face cromo bb, rhyno lite wheels, mrp, xt rearderailer, azonic bars, rocky seat, rocky stem, 2.65 kujo tire front tire, and hayes discs.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chase Micciche a Weekend Warrior from Moraga california

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2002

Strengths:    This bike is strong. I did a 12ft to a very little incline and nothing happened. Suspension is awsome.

Weaknesses:    This bike is not a sprinter so it isnt the best choice for races. My bro has an Intense M1 and that is way faster. SRAM parts sucks i breakk them all the time.

Bottom Line:   
If you are a guy who likes to huck off cliffs. Nothing bender size like 60ft but 20-30ft this is the bike for you. It is great for tricks like supermans and things because its so stable. I remocommend this to all freeriders who like to go big and all around. Not the typical race bike But racing might not be your thing.

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Favorite Trail:   off my roof

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Mikes bikes berkley they suck buy somewhere else

Similar Products Used:   Intense M1 and Rocky Mountain Pipeline

Bike Setup:   Junior T and just stock parts. And dont forget the love seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nelson a Downhiller from Houghton in the UP of Michigan

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

Strengths:    Smoothest suspension you can find. Supa dupa strong frame. Rocky name. Way cool glitter paint job. The ECC on the Z1 is the coolest thing in forks. Did I mention the extremely buttery smooth suspension?

Weaknesses:    Sram and Rocky components are pretty weak.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is rediculous. It will make your balls grow 10 times in size just sitting on it. The suspension is flawless. Way smoother than my roomies Stinky Dee. Pedals uphill pretty good, just make sure you are in the little ring, otherwise you'll be bouncin the whole way. I've done 7 feet to flat and didn't come close to finding the bottom. It just goes forever. Trail riding has become a dream. It laughs in the face of roots and rocks and just begs you to go faster. I am convinced that this is the ultimate freeride bike.

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Favorite Trail:   The X Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Lakeshore Bike

Similar Products Used:   Stinky Dee-Lux

Bike Setup:   From stock I've change: Azonic bar, Race Face XY post, replaced the Sram with XT, Sun ZuZu pedals, XT rear hub, Alex rims, and a 1050lb spring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Keith Fowler a Downhiller from Courtenay

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2002

Strengths:    customizability, ride, smoothness.

Weaknesses:    stock needle bearings, rear tire size, slight flex in swingarm.


Bottom Line:   
Updated the rear shock and custom link plates, now 7.5" rear travel. Upgraded bearings to sealed cartridge 3 stack at pivots. Boxxers made the biggest difference (20mm axle, super stiff). BMX axle in the back stiffened things up. The ride is undescribable, better than before. Climbs good, chain never falls off when downhilling. Very stable at high speeds, gives huge confidance on jumps. Your balls will grow a few feet on this bike! Custom paint to come, cannot think of anything else to improve the bike. Maybe a 20mm rear axle, next year. Anyone wanting a quality bike should get a RM 7.(no more RM 6's)

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Favorite Trail:   anything with steeps and jumps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   undisclosed bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Bullit, Kona Stinky Delux, Balfa BB7, Giant, Cannondale


Bike Setup:   Started with frame only. Boxxers (from Jr. T's), Grimica system 8 with 8" rotors, xt derailleurs, XT splined cranks, shorty stem, mavic 521 and Alex rims, Gaz Jr.2.6 front Maxxis 2.35 Mobster rear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richie DeNike a Downhiller from Arlington WA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2002

Strengths:    The suspension on this bike is awesome!! The componentry on it stock kinda sucks so upgrade slowly, but is still a cherry bike stock. Buy one, great bike for the money!

Weaknesses:    The are NO weaknesses! Trust me!

Bottom Line:   
This bike kicks the %$@# outta anything I have ever ridden. It rides over (just about, no 45ft drops) everything. I never feel anything, I just sail straight over it. Very easy to handle in the air. The chicks dig it like crazy, you get some serious ass with this bike! If you want to be able to professional DH and/or freeride, this bike is it for both of them! -Peace

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Favorite Trail:   The North Shore

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Elite Mountain Cycles in Arlington, great shop!!

Similar Products Used:   Intense, RM7

Bike Setup:   2001 Roucky Mountain RM6, Marzocchi 2002 Monster-T, Mountainspeed 950lb spring, Hayes 8" hydraulic disc, Vuelta DH Excaliber rims, MRP, Intense 2.7 DH tires,everyhting else RaceFace.

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