Harvey Cycles Pilot Rock Freeride Full Suspension

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $719.00


Product Description

The Pilot Rock frame offers 5.5" of all mountain travel, ready for the rock gardens and drops of it's namesake trail. But don't de fooled, it is equally adept on undulating single track and long downhill runs. Truly a great all around frame.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MARK a Downhiller from HENDERSONVILLE N.C.

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2007

Strengths:    great price, strong frame, great service, build to suit, climbs good for 6" of travel,

Weaknesses:    graphics might be nice.

Bottom Line:   
Harvey builds bikes for real people; with realistic budgets. You will notice the bikes are named after real trails in western north carolina. If you know these trails then you know what these bikes are made to do. Harvey doesn't build a bike named main st; and he doesn't build one called the red bull rampage. If you ride trails in this area then you are going to pedal up steep climbs full of rocks; roots; and fallen trees. and then you have to be able to decend steep techical rooty downhills full of rock gardens; drops; waterbars; and tight twisting trails. This area truly calls for a do all trail bike; I know there is no such thing. So until there is such a beast there will have to be compromises; and this bike totally pulls it off. Does it climb as well as my 28 lb hollowpoints did? NO! but it does now ( I'm running a special this month on 2 slightly fractured hollowpoint frames). And does it downhill as well as my buddies ellsworth dare? NO! But I don't need to take a pack mule to get it to the top either. This is a great bike at a great price. That will climb any where you want to go without sucking every bit of energy out of you; And decend anything you want to go down with confidence. The customer service is awsome!!!! Harvey is a great guy that is out to fit the right bike to the rider. If you have unlimited cash and a understanding spouse buy a $4000 santa cruz nomad then give me a call we'll go for a ride some time. You pick the trail. After all theres no where I can't go.

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Favorite Trail:   kitsuma,clawhammer black mnt,

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   backcountry

Similar Products Used:   haro 8.3 (still have it)
2003 ironhorse hollowpoint (broke it)
2004 ironhorse hollowpoint (broke it)


Bike Setup:   marz all mnt 3
swinger 6 way
xt drivetrain
race face xc cranks w/bashguard
519 mavic rims
avid bb7 mech.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick Barnhill a Downhiller from Chander, AZ

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2006

Strengths:    The geometry makes it climb excellent!!! Goes downhill beautifully! Very smooth. Absolutely love this frame!

Weaknesses:    Only comes in black paint, which shows makes scratches VERY visible. No logo, so the frame looks kinda bare.

Bottom Line:   
Great price for a frame with this geometry!

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Favorite Trail:   Mormon-National loop, South Mountain, Phoenix

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   http://www.harveycycles.com/

Similar Products Used:   Previous bike was a Schwinn Homegrown (swingwarm) modified for 6" rear travel.

Bike Setup:   Avid disc brakes-185 front-203mm rear, Marzoochi 04 Bomber fork, Manitou Swinger 3-way shock, Azonic double wall wheels, SRAM X9 front and rear derailuers, SRAM shifters.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike eskridge a Cross Country Rider from brevard north carolina

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2005

Strengths:    Great four bar rear suspension with reasonable weight for 5.5 inches of travel. The Pisgah trails are almost all long steep climbs with technical drops. This bike takes it all on.


Weaknesses:    A great product for this type of riding.Noweaknesses!!This catagory is not for weaney weight race bikes.

Bottom Line:   
I'm a46 yo physical therapist who weighs 195lbs. This bike holds me together well on 4-5 hour hard technicqal rides.IT probably compares well to a Heckler with better rear suspension.

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Favorite Trail:   pisgah's black mt. sicamore cove

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $720.00

Purchased At:   back country outfitter brevard

Similar Products Used:   I own 2 other great bikes- santa cruz super light and bulit.This bike outperforms overall.

Bike Setup:   Mavic 317 rims with Maxxis Mobster 2.35 rubber. Swinger 5-way coil over,Marzocchi Z1 fork

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Laurel Mtn / Pilot Rock √

If you didn't get to ride this weekend you missed out :thumbsup: Laurel~Pilot was perfect yesterday.Just my 2¢:cool:Read More »

Pisgah: Laurel Ridge, Pilot Rock, Pilot Cove-Slate Rock ride review

I had one, and only one, day to ride in Pisgah. I know, how could I even hope to capture even a fraction of what the National Forest had to offer in just one ride? So, I went to Motion Makers bike shop and got the recommendation to ride up Laurel Ridge and down Pilot Rock. I reviewed the proposed ... Read More »

Bees on Pilot Rock!

[IMG]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_matjl81bub1rujxuno1_1280.jpg[/IMG] Awesome :thumbsup: [IMG]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_matkbst8r71rujxuno1_1280.jpg[/IMG]Read More »

Pilot Cove Loop - Slate Rock

How does the Pilot Cove-Slate Rock compare with Laurel Mtn and Pilot Rock? I'm trying to decide if I should definitely do it, or skip that section to have time to grab a couple beers at the Hub and save my legs for the following two days of riding.Read More »

PAS/Blue Ridge Adventures - Pilot Rock Trail / FS 1206 Sept 22,2011

[IMG]http://www.pisgahareasorba.org/wptest/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Pilot-300x225.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.pisgahareasorba.org/wptest/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/chain-saw-300x225.jpg[/IMG] Carlos & Todd had a great run on Pilot Rock trimming out several trees and lots of briars on the way dow ... Read More »

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