Rocky Mountain 2000 Reaper Hardtail Bike

4.64/5 (25 Reviews)
MSRP : $2337.00


Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Marzocchi Bomber Z-1 QR 20, 4.0" travel fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gocanucksgo a Cross Country Rider from White Rock

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2011

Strengths:    FRAME is very strong as long as you dont allow the rear tire to rub on the frame, This only want to happen on the non chain stay side. (I called rmb and this is what they told me) they also said that the people who have broken the frames may have treated them like a full suspension bike... not to smart

Weaknesses:    tires a little to fat i am moving to a 2.5

Bottom Line:   
this bike is awesome it has been around for 11 years, no cracks, noises, or weaknesses to report.

(I think the people who have broke these frames have the wrong technique and should consider taking a park lesson or two)

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   from a friend who ne


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Chester, SC. USA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2004

Strengths:    Great bikes start with great frames. I'm not the kind that leaps tall buildings in a single bound, but for the tight trails here in SC, it rocks!

Weaknesses:    None that I've found yet. Like I said, I don't go jumping off cliffs, so the dropout failure other's have mentioned on the 2000 model may never occur with my 2001. Hope not, I LIKE this bike!

Bottom Line:   
I needed something that could handle the tight, narrow, near-freeride trails in the SC woods better than the old-school ride I had, and this machine delivers it! Roots? no problem! Enen some "trials" like hazards it handles without complaint. Makes me feel like I'm better than I really am. OK, it's probably because it's made for this stuff and my old ride wasn't, But if it works...

Bottom line? Someday I hope to be a good enough rider to realy be able to appreciate what this baby can do! Who should buy it? anyone who wants a really nice hardtail bike for the tricky stuff!

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Favorite Trail:   Anne Springs Close Greenway

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   College Cycles - Rock Hill

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Sierra (OK, not much, but it got me into the sport!)

Bike Setup:   Bought the frame (2001 model) seperate and decked it out myself: RS Judy air (5" travel) forks, Cane Creek Pro HS, Mavic CrossLand wheels, Kooka cranks, Phil Wood BB, XT shifters, Hayes HMX-1 6" discs. Total: $1300!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wicked Mcdougle from Burnaby BC

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2003

Strengths:    The fork, the paint, the shifting stuff, the brakes and the frame

Weaknesses:    The bar is a bit skinny, rhyno lights are a bit light duty

Bottom Line:   
People are saying that they've broken the frame, and I know why. On 2000 rocky's (either hard tail or 3d link), you can't pogo with disc brakes. Even if you hop on the back wheel and it doesn't break, the frame gets weird stresses on it and will snap on a drop. You don't buy this bike to do trials, so stay off that back wheel!!
Other than that, which really isn't a con (you don't buy a porsche to haul around lumber), this bike is killer. It won't kill you climbing, but still feels like a pig on the downhill. Unless I do break it, this will be my bike for a lot longer.

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Favorite Trail:   Flying ostrich

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   900 canuck

Similar Products Used:   Norco Torrent

Bike Setup:   8 inch rotor in the front, mavic rims with gazz, and kenda kolossal in the rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Koby from Santa Cruz

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2002

Strengths:    Cool frame, excelent brakes, awsome fork, to much to list!

Weaknesses:    Seat, it is very uncomfortable!!! Stem is too long, skinny tires

Bottom Line:   
This is an awsome bike, buy it if you have the bucks, awsome plush fork,QR 20 make it steer much better then the regular QR, A gr8 bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   Diamonback Reactor Dual, Rocky mountain hammer race

Bike Setup:   Stock except Tioga DH 2.3 Azonic Hot seat, Ritchey DH stem, Kore chain tensioner

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jimbo Jones a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2002

Strengths:    Follow up post as i broke the first one I didnt have Disco brakes so it wasnt that, cracked along the bottom of the lower driveside stay, no problems though RM dealer warrantied it sweet as.
Super Sweet like the way it rides bit of an ox uphill though, tried it with some 6" Manitou DC's and it made the bike sooooo much better to decend on. Impressed by follow up by rocky


Weaknesses:    The crack obviously but as i got the warranty I think i have noutin to winge abot if this one breaks then it wond be so cool, although i did do a bit of concrete jumpin like 4foot flat to flat, so you cant expect stuff to hold up forever.

Bottom Line:   
All good if the thing doesnt break again I rode it for about a year then it broke so that aint cool hopefully it wont happen again, but for the meantime very good follow up service.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   NZ

Similar Products Used:   Had an old ass GT, sweet steel. then a KHS cruiser nice but also cracked

Bike Setup:   JR T's raceface magura and XT with hope and 521's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philip Hartcher a Downhiller from Canberra, A.C.T. , Australia

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2001

Strengths:    this bike is awsome. its quick on take-offs and is a dream
to ride, very solid off drops and goes downhill like a bat out of hell!!!


Weaknesses:    My race face real seal headset top race sheared itself off
by i replaced it with fsa pig dh
the cranks creak a little bit


Bottom Line:   
i love this bike, its become a part of my ass aand leg!!
its sooooooooo smooth!! the geometry is perfect for free riding and jumping and its solid over jumps.
this bike one of those rare true all round bikes.
i give it full flamin chilli`s or cannondales whatever they are. (cannondales are bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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Favorite Trail:   Melba bmx track

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   A crazy canadian luke

Similar Products Used:   specialized P3 (p.o.s.), verious toys store crap, norco 125cc (demo`d)

Bike Setup:   Full Xt - brakes and all! MR control chain guide, roox bars
Marzocchi Z1 drop-offs, mavic D521`s and blue oury grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ted "Million Dollar Man" Debiossi a Cross Country Rider from Provo,UT,USofA

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2001

Strengths:    Great bike, great product. Love the quality put into it and the paint job's not bad too.

Weaknesses:    Low rear triangle makes post prone to bend, replaced with a thompson elite, no problem now

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, bought it to take abuse b/c I'm 6'6 300. This is the bike of the big man rider. Glad I bought it, and I'll keep this frame for years to come.

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Favorite Trail:   Dark Hallow, Brianhead

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Aardvark Cycle.com

Bike Setup:   azonic bar, XT front, sram 9.0 rear, LX comps, motoraptors 2.4 on rhinolytes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jordan a Downhiller from Vancouver BC

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2001

Strengths:    Ummm... The stickers look glossy and shiny.

Weaknesses:    Everything. Shi*ty frame, awful components.

Bottom Line:   
Second day riding at Ladies Man, right at the top of the trail, the seatpost snapped. Got it replaced under warrenty. One week later, the rear triangle starts to develop some play, take it to my LBS and they say I have broken the frame. What the f*#!?. What a piece of sh*t. Got my new frame warrentied from RM, one week later, the frame snaps at the headtube after a 5 footer. I'm with no bike, AGAIN!

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Favorite Trail:   The Circus

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Similar Products Used:   Brodie bikes, they rock, shoulda never sold my old hardtail.

Bike Setup:   No bike, still waiting.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh D a Weekend Warrior from Elmira, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2001

Strengths:    Fork, Frame, Brakes, tires
amazing, good balance performance, strength and weight


Weaknesses:    The Cranks were loose when I got it new, but other than that nothing so far. The usually effects of 5 inches in the front on climbs, but its worth it. maybe the seat?

Bottom Line:   
Great bikes for hard core trail riding, and hardtail freeriding. Not to heavy or boggy to hang with the XC guys either.
Strong and dependable. not a XC race, but great playbike. Awesome hardtail DH, salom.
Too much bike just for trails unless you're really hardcore.

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Favorite Trail:   Hydro Cut

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1650.00

Purchased At:   Price is in CDN dollars (Brauns Bicycle)

Similar Products Used:   schwinn, moab, kona's

Bike Setup:   marzocchi z-1, rhyno lite rims, michelin hot S tires, RAD frame, xt drive (mostly lx front, xt shifters, rear) Hayes hydros, race face bar and post, bontrager stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J Jonah a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver BC

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2001

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    Nothing

Bottom Line:   
This is the finest bike I have ever had. Guys breakin the frame amazes me!!! Nothing is unbreakable but this is darn close. Like with everything, if you try to break it, it will eventually break. This thing rocks, no probs at all. Drivetrain, frame, shock, all rock. Go get one!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Similar Products Used:   Norco, Kona, Brodie

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil Davidson a Downhiller from Moncton,New Brunswick,Canada

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2001

Strengths:    The Frane,fork,parts

Weaknesses:    Race Face crank(had to replace),frame(broke it)and the rear hub

Bottom Line:   
Rocky should strength up the rear triangle on this North Shore ready bike.I broke the frame in 2 place on the non-drive train side.They should also use a Race Face North Shore crank instead of the weak Prodigy,and they should use a stronger rear hub.I ride it every day doing sign drops,north shore,and urban ride dropping drops that are mostly 6'or higher.But besides the frame and the crank the bike rocks

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Favorite Trail:   any north shore trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   Radical Edge

Similar Products Used:   Norco VPS2,Kona Roast

Bike Setup:   stock plus a pair of Kenda 2.3' tires,MRP chain guide

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lee Neville a Cross Country Rider from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2001

Strengths:    Everything, frame especially. CANADIAN MADE. Great handbuilt wheels. For the most part great component selection. Paint is retro, love it.

Weaknesses:    My race face Prodigy Seat post bent on second ride, probably a lemon.
Its pricey but worth it I think. Paid $2700 canuck for it.
Swamp thing tires arent suited for hardpack but hook well in mushy stuff and snow.


Bottom Line:   
I have done many many hours of research before this 2001 season on many different bikes. I really value this site for rider feedback, helped me out a lot but please keep in mind to weed out the idiots. Really glad I got a hard tail. The Reaper for me is IT. I am 6 foot 7 about 240 so it really limited me and what I could get and what would last. The frame on the Reaper is top notch, designed to last, not be the lightest. Dont be a poser, if pounds are an issue look elsewhere, not that this bike is an anchor, but its not an exotic light weight!! I ride this bike x country but it leans on the side of freeride/trailbike more than full x country. (doesnt matter to me) I love this thing. Forks are super plush and tough. Great wheels, and drivetrain. NO probs with SRAM, dont expect any either. Never had SRAM before but Im very pleased. Swapped bars for wider ones and the post failed (have no idea why, like I said probably just a bad post). Fairly compliant for all aluminum frame, its easy to ride it for 4 or 5 hours. Disks are great but can be finicky at times, just keep them clean! I also really like the Trek 7000 and 8000 series, nice stuff too and wicked value. GT is good too, also looked hard at the Avalanche and Zaskar series but wanted something different and Canadian. Rocky totally delivered the full deal for me and I have no regrets. Its still early and I will post again later in season but Im super pleased. My bro and some friends own Rocky, they all love them. Have fun and just ride..........
4 chili's for cash (its expensive but worth it)
5 chili's cause it kicks.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Bert and Mac's Cycle

Similar Products Used:   GT, Slayer demoed, trek 7000 demoed. Sugar demoed

Bike Setup:   Pretty stock 2001, Thompson Elite post now and wider azonic bars. XT cassette just 'cause.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pete a Downhiller from vancouver, b.c.

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2001

Strengths:    broke both seat tube stay and chainstay on my non drivetrain side. snapped them clean and almost killed myself!

Weaknesses:    breaks like a twig

Bottom Line:   
i love hardtails because i do a bit of trails when i'm not riding the shore but if i'm going to kill myself because of a snapped frame it's not worth it. Buy the reaper but save the bill 'cause you're going to have to warranty it!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   cove!

Bike Setup:   was a reaper but now i'm waiting for a warranty and i might upgrade to a pipeline

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Werksux from LI,NY

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2001

Strengths:    Frame(build strength geometry looks)
fork (stiff plush flawless)
wheels (hand built bulletproof)


Weaknesses:    price, drivetrain
BB creaked and loosened within a couple of miles
I dont think shimano w/prodigy is the best match


Bottom Line:   
The confidence this bike instills is amazing. It opened so many lines to my riding (drops chutes trials jumping). But being a hardtail you still gotta use style. Unlike a F/S rig which just soaks every thing up. It loves steep twisty ass touchin the tire drop-ins. Manuals are a little tedious because of the weight from the fork. But its real easy tweak out on big airs. Aside from some weak links in the drive train this bike rips. Definitly check it out if
your an aggresive rider.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Bike Junkie

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Hammer ,SC Chameleon

Bike Setup:   Stock (lx/xt prodigy,hayes hydro,rhinolytes, Z1 Qr20)
+ spotbrand ring guard, shorter raceface stem

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brian from WA

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2001

Strengths:    SUPER BEEFY FRONT END IT's A ROCKY



Weaknesses:    THIS BIKE BITES AND SO DOES THE SERVICE THAT ROCKY GIVES
I BROKE THE NON DRIVE SIDE CHAINSTAY AND SEAT STAY OFF A 3 FOOTER.


Bottom Line:   
BROKE IT. I BOUGHT THIS WITH THE CONFIDENCE THAT IT WOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE A 3 FOOTER. NOPE. OH WELL TIME TO GET A REAL RIDE. DON'T BUY THIS BIKE IF YOU ARE 200LBS OR MORE.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $575.00

Purchased At:   MTBR

Similar Products Used:   AVALANCHE LE, lts

Bike Setup:   XT XTR, COOK, Z-1 HAYES SUN RIMS. FREERIDE

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