Handsome 1999 Dog Rockhound Trials Rigid Bike

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

Handsome Dog Rockhound Trials

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adam Fenner a Weekend Warrior from Bath / Bristol England

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2004

Strengths:    Strong, strong, ohh and quite strong.

Weaknesses:    Erm - ohh yea I dont like the HD stickers, mine are the after painted grafiti stylie, I hear the new ones are under the laquer, nice but at least I can remove mine, the 3D headset logo is cool though..

Bottom Line:   
This frame is cool well made, strong and light, nice details, shame the HD down tube logo's are not better.
HD if you are listening setup your website, then send me some cool HD stickers to replace my 80's grafiti ones.
Only downside is, with standard crank, forks, tyres, my toe's can rub front tyre when turning, yea I do stand my feet in the midle of the pedals, BMX background, not SPD racer. Infact I bought this bike as a large BMX, and it is so Im happy.

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Favorite Trail:   Freeride your garden

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   E-bay

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale, Saracen ?, Marin.

Bike Setup:   Bombers z4, Anomeba, Femco, trial/freeride setup.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark a Weekend Warrior from scunny

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2003

Strengths:    Amazing frame, strong as hell, you can't get a better frame for the price. I had a brisa b26 and this is 100 times better.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the best frame money can buy. BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   brisa b26, orange zero

Bike Setup:   maguras, fatty r forks, middleburn cranks, onza full fat/half fat wheels on chris kings hubs,

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jono from UK

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2002

Strengths:    Frame kicks ASS, tyre clearence, small frame (I got the 11" version) = more strength.... you can now pick up a MK1 version for bout £129 aswell now.... TOP STUFF

Weaknesses:    NONE!!!!!!!!!!!.... ppl say the weight, but 5lbs is nowt compared to some frames... it's bout average for a frame

Bottom Line:   
i normally snap frames in 6 MONTH!!!! this has lasted 2yrs with small dents and scrathes... my m8 has snapped 2 Orange Zero's, another m8 has snapped a Brisa B26, another has snapped a Pashley 26 Mhz, and a few other m8s have snapped Giant Hawyes trials frames... all in the time i have had this 1!!..... and i put my bike to hell and bak... (14ft drop, 100's of 7ft+ drops, 7ft rockwalks, dirt Jumping, and generally going at steps as fast i can (up and down))


CFN Jono - http://www.geocities.com/j1o9n8o6/Homepage.htm

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   All Terrain Cycles

Bike Setup:   Street/trials... ISIS Middleburns, Hope XC on Planet X BMF rear wheel with 2.65 Kujo DH, 99 Bomber Z3 Lights, Maguras, Azonic Bars, etc.... all top quality stuff = £1500 price value

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Danny C a Weekend Warrior from Tamworth, Staffordshire,United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2000

Strengths:    Exxellent forks, Magura brakes were set up perfectly when purchased, wheels supurbly built, frame build quality.

Weaknesses:    Farme too heavy; frame not very well suited to trials(11in or Rockstar??).

Bottom Line:   
The Rockhound is a brilliant bike. It will suit most trials riders perfectly, but for more advanced riders, the 11 inch frame would be a much better option. The supplied kit is all perfect, exept from the Handsome Dog Rock Ring; which I find to be far too soft and thus damage too easily. This could cause damage too the frame or chainring.
A cheaper option worth looking at is the Rockstar. Made from steel it is just as strong but much lighter. The geometry is much more suited to trials with a steeper head angle for use with rigid forks.
Overall the 'Hound is a brill bike and if you have the cash, get one. Now.

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Favorite Trail:   Tamworth church/castle

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Terrain Cycles

Similar Products Used:   My own bike(Handsome Dog Rockstar custom build(See below 4 set-up of both bikes)).

Bike Setup:   'Hound: Terrain "Trials" package.
My Bike:Rockstar frame,Rock Hound forks, Magura SID Blue HS33,XTR shortcage,20t ring,Azonic bar/stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andy cross a Weekend Warrior from dover,kent,england

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2000

Strengths:    dis bike is well good

Weaknesses:    it is a bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
this is a good trials bike for not many english penny's

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   chris(pufta) matthew's dmr trailstar

Bike Setup:   rockstar frame, use forks, hs-33 racelines

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Smith a Weekend Warrior from Halifax

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2000

Frame rated 3/5 in MBUK
I find it superstrong

Hubs will give way soon after hard riding

Bottom Line:   
Buy this for a cheap trails bike,

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Monty X-Hydra

Bike Setup:   
Standard LX groupset with HS33 Tomac. Azonic riser bars. Tioga Factory DH tyres

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