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Rocky Mountain Spice Frameset

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bigmig a Cross Country Rider from New Castle, CO

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2011

Strengths:    This bike is really fun to ride. I am 5'10 and weigh 225lbs, and this bike does great. Frame geometry makes it climb really well. It came with a Rock Shox Judy, which was a total piece of sh$%t.

Weaknesses:    Lower end components, which I swapped out so now it is great. The previously mentioned fork had ruined the rim, hub and headset.

Bottom Line:   
After upgrades, I spent about $650 on this bike, and it is a beast. Solid on any type of terrain, up or down. The fact that I chose the parts, and put them on myself (with a friends help) make it that much more enjoyable.

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   1st mountain bike in a while

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Bomber Front Fork, Easton Monkey Carbon Bar Low Rise, FSA Pig headset, WTB 2.5" tires, new Shimano HMB510 front Hub, Vetta Computer, New shimano bottom bracket, new pedal cages/pedals, new Specalized saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by singletrack guy a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight,climbs well,nimble

Weaknesses:    bottom bracket

Bottom Line:   
For cross country riding it's comfortable with the limited suspension it has,and for the price you really can't beat it(but the upgrades do help alot!).If you can find one cheap enough(I paid $300.)and do some upgrading to the stock components you've got a great bike on your hands!

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Favorite Trail:   Hartlands

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Used from friend

Bike Setup:   Bought the bike with stock components then switched parts fron my Blizzard over(Magura hydraulics,raceface cranks and rings,Rockshox Recon race,mavic wheels/hubs,carbon bars,syncros stem,seat post ect...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by woody a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2003

Strengths:    Light, nimble, quick. Stiff good climbing suspension design. Rocky's 3d is a simple but proven design. A litlle toughter than you might expect.Coil shock aids its durability over air.

Weaknesses:    Components are ok, moslty doere stock, but it was an entry level squish xcer at the time. See Rocky Mountain Carve for newest version.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike used, for a trail bike because my other bike weights 52lbs. I know a friend who had one and he beat it pretty hard and he is a big guy(205lbs). Components may be compromised, but i think/hope my frame will hold up as good as his did. You could race it as is, or upgrade some parts for more of a beating. Bottom line is rocky comes from the old shcool were every mountain bike has to tough. British Columbia. An edge or a slayer would be present big brothers of this bike. Value is great, and performance is solid.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   Specialized fsr enduro,

Bike Setup:   2001 pretty stock deore except for rderailer, xt. maracochi xfly, panaracer and michelen tires. Vanila r coil shock(newer ones have air shocks)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cam bam a Downhiller from victoria bc CANADA

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2001

Strengths:    great suspension frame. lightweight. fast. good on climbs.

Weaknesses:    not strong at all. components suck sh*t. needs more travel

Bottom Line:   
this bike would,ve been great if i had known that in one year i wouldve been moving to dh. god knows in that period of change things happen. you push your bike to the limits. the problem is with this bike, one can take it past its limits very,very, easily. for xc racing, this bike would've been the best out there. but for freeride, dhing, i might as well ride a 1970's down the hill. 4 flamin chilis for value, (cheap as sh*t), 3 flamin chilis for overall rating.

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Favorite Trail:   snakes and ladders

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   experience cycling

Similar Products Used:   fsr xc. gary fisher sugar.

Bike Setup:   stock exept for deore rear derailler.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by NorEasta a racer from Northeast

Date Reviewed: October 20, 1998

Bottom Line:   

I've had this frame for 2 years of racing and it hasn't failed me yet, awesome frame, almost no flex side to side, if any in the rear triangle, excellent dual suspension bike for cross country racer... Cheap as $@!# too! Handcrafted, Easton Aluminum tubing...awesome, great, spectacular, super, wow, I love it...i hope thats 50 words...

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