Rocky Mountain 2000 Vertex T.O. Hardtail Bike

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $3251.00

Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Shimano XTR components, Marzocchi Bomber Z-2 X- Fly, 3.15" travel fork

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Boulder, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2001

Strengths:    Incredibly strong frame. Rides smooth and gets better as you ride (2 years now!) Light as can be.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
No matter what this bike will perform and stay solid! I am a 230lb rider and I ride it as hard as I can. No problems so far. This frame is so lite, I expected to bust it last year. The 519/XT wheels are incredibly strong and reliant for a higher wieght rider. If you live in Colorado and you want a good wheel built, see the boys over at the Sports Garage in Boulder. I would recommend this bike to someone who is still holding on to riding the hardtail and wants to ride it hard.

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Favorite Trail:   Kokopelli's, Fruita

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Sports Garage - Boulder

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed, KHS, Santa Cruz, and Moots

Bike Setup:   Cane Creek Thudbuster seatpost.. Gives this ride a break on the keaster!
Raceface- cranks,stem,headset
XTR - Shifting and V-Brake
Shock - Judy XC '98 Hyrdracoil.. Still going HARD!
Mavic 519/XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dignan a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2001

Strengths:    everything....great components, very light, and a really sweet paint job

Weaknesses:    have not found one yet

Bottom Line:   
this bike is amazing...i improved my course time by 2 minutes!! it is very light (i can lift it with my pinky finger)...i think it weighs 22 or 23 lbs. the bike is a great climber, and it also has great handling. another great quality it is hand made in the beautiful country of Canada! I also got the bike for a great price of $1600 US of a guy named JJ Clark in Utah...THANKS JJ!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Brunet Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   MTBR Marketplace

Similar Products Used:   cannondale caad 4

Bike Setup:   stock,- accept i threw some titec bar ends on it and swaped the tires for a 2001 michelin wildgripper front s, and xl s....and oh ya, time atac carbon pedals...the best there is!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brett a Cross Country Rider from ontario

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2000

Bottom Line:   
just an update from my previous post... bike kicks arse, amazing is all i have to say...
a couple things.
1-dont really like the easton stem too much, for the weight of it, and supposed stiffness it is pretty ugly, bulky, and the dampning device has minimal if any effect.
that is the top of the line easton stem...not sure what its called..
2-tires... gotta go, intense should stick to DH tires..bottom line. gonna go with specialized team edition i think,... best weight ratio, awesome cornering on the front wheel, and pretty standard lug design on the rear...
3-shimano 535 pedals... got 747's, will probly switch them over, but to be honest these perform very well, and arent even too bad in the mud... just love my 747's though
4-this bike likes to be climbed while sitting down.. the sloping top tube, and geometry of the front fork angle, as well as the rear tro-angle tend to through you back into sitting posistion even if you try otherwise... really likes to have your weight over the back end... not sure if i like this too much yet, but when you are sitting it does climb like a monkey.
5-XTR shifting is like none other. if you are serious rider, dont fool around with anything less. simply no point.
6-giro saddle still rocks!the fiz-tek model
7-bombers rule the world.
8-one complaint.... about the XTR...not the bike.. casset ratio is not really geared towards racers.. simply not enough high gears to go faster... why the changed to 14-32ish im not sure... is XTR really for a weekend warrior? then why have gear ratio's as such? we need the 11's for some power folks.. shimino look into this!
9-rockey mountain continues to design a cutting edge bike, with the looks, quality and design that has made them famous.. go canada! go RM!!
5+ snappin arses for the VERTEX TO!!

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Favorite Trail:   porc rim utah

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   internet

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brett a Cross Country Rider from ontario

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2000

Strengths:    paintjob
front suspension
comfort of ride

Weaknesses:    paint scratches easy

Bottom Line:   
I rode a carbon fibre procaliber for 4 years and loved it to death, it took everything i could throw at it including racing, colorado, and moab with ease, dont let anyone tell you thier not sturdy. This is my first time on aluminum so the verdict isnt out yet, but its still very stiff, just not as responsive off the line or in the corners as the carbon fibre, but on the other hand it absorbs much more of the little shocks that the carbon sent right up my ass. I got this bike full XTR so there's not much to say about the components. The bike looks like a gem, perhaps one of the best looking bikes i've ever seen... the fade from blue to white that involves little maple leafs is the coolest thing ever. The ride was very comfortable and smooth, climbed like a fricken monkey, and seemed to flow down hills at a very fast and controllable pace. Nice to have the marazhocci back i rode Rock Shocks SL for 4 years, and wont go back to RS noodle's again. This fork is plush, plush, plush doesnt pick up the little shocks (but who needs that) and eats up the bigger hits like nobodies business. The giro seat is unbeleivably comfy, it seems after all i may have kids, that is unless my selle italia flite ruined my prostate forever. Dont like the tires to much, not the grip i need in the wetter/mud climate i ride. bike weighs in at probly 22lbs, not much room to drop the weight without sacrificing the bombproofness of this bike! I'll write again later when i have more experience but right now i give this bike 5 flaming cowpaddies for looks/price/and the bombness of it. oh yeah, and in case you didnt read between the lines of my post.... RS sucks, go with the best, Bombers rule the world

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Favorite Trail:   porc rim-utah

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   net-purchase

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher procaliber LTD

Bike Setup:   Full XTR, marazhocci z2-fly, mavic 517, 747 pedals, raceface headset, thompson seatpost, easton stem, white brothers riserbar, odi grips, giro-fiztek seat,intense tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andreas Samaris a Downhiller from Vancouver B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2000

Strengths:    Shimano XTR's On Brakes, Brake Leavers, Shifters, Gearing and Hubs. Marzocchi Z2 X-Fly Shocks for 3.1 Inches Of Travel. Lite Weight and a Lot Of Control.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
The Rocky Mountain Vertex Is A Great Bike For People Who Like To Go Through Kilometers Of Biking. Also For People Who Just Wanna Have Fun And Go Through Trails. Excellent Equiped, With Shimano Xtr On Brakes, Shifters, Hub, Brake Lever And Gearing. Light Weight To. A Lot Of Control And Speed. This Is For Mostly Pro Level Racers, Though I Still would Suggest It For Some Begginers.

Im Not Sure How Much It Cost Because I Got It From A "Loaded" Friend Of Mine Who Is Quite Genourous. All He Told Me It Was Around The Area $1000-$2000.

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Favorite Trail:   Grouse Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Vertex Team Sc

Bike Setup:   Quite Easy.

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