Rocky Mountain Slayer SS Freeride Full Suspension

4.38/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $2699.99

Product Description

The short, 406mm (16”) chainstays keep things playful, while the roomy 610mm (24”) effective top-tube length lets you throw the bars even if you run ‘em uncut. Dual slalom? Absolutely. Want to set it up with a dropper post for some trail shredding? Don’t see why not. And, with 100mm of stiff, custom-tuned rear travel the Slayer SS is as comfortable cruising through your local dirt-jump set as it is cork-flipping the cabin stepdown at Crankworx. The Slayer SS uses our patented SmoothLink suspension system. In contrast to many single pivot SS frames on the market, the Slayer SS has is pedal neutral and has a progressive suspension curve.

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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Moosey a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2012

Strengths:    Burly bike, still jumps great, nimble, Downhills like an 8" bike.

Weaknesses:    Can't think of any...

Bottom Line:   
Great little bike! The frame is bombproof, suspension is great on the rocks, and jumps. Handles like a 4" slope bike in the air, and an 8" DH bike on the trails. I love everything about it.

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Favorite Trail:   Fade to Black

Purchased At:   the guy I traded wit

Similar Products Used:   Intense M1, Specialized FSR, Karpiel Disco Volante, Evil Revolt, Haro Porter, Felt Compulsion.

Bike Setup:   Custom Tuned Van R in the back, Domain up front (soon to be fox 36), Sram X-9, Elixir CR brakes, other cool parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nhtrailrider a Downhiller from Laconia, NH

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2009

Strengths:    Frame, components, price point, name!

Weaknesses:    Tires, fork!

Bottom Line:   
This is one of the best slopestyle bikes you buy for quality and price. I own two Rocky's and my son has one too. They have been great with backing up the product. My stock Marzochi 55R (junk fork) blew out. Not Rocky's problem, but they offered me options on upgrades at killer prices. Sent the fork to Marzochi for repair and then hung it on the wall of my shop. The frame is bomber and this is NOT a cross country bike!!

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Favorite Trail:   Hellion

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Chainline Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Flatline, RM-7FR

Bike Setup:   Upgraded fork to a Fox Van R, headset to a Chris King, pedals to Primo Super Tenderizers, tires to Maxxis Minion DH, everything else is stock.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dmwski a Cross Country Rider from

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2009

Strengths:    My husband and I both purchased Rocky Mountain Slayers and love the way they climb and downhill. Great components although the Marzocchi Bomber front fork blew out on both bikes within 1 year.

Weaknesses:    Rocky Mountains customer service. Did not warranty my husbands frame when it broke after 1 year. Never contacted us personally after I sent an email asking why.

Bottom Line:   
Spend your hard earned money with a company that will have your back and stand behind their product. Customer service is paramount in hard economic times. The unfortunate thing is that before this happened we reccommended this product to all of our friends.

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Favorite Trail:   Curly Lake

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Big Sky Montana

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nlulek79 a Weekend Warrior from North Clarendon, VT, usa

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2008

Strengths:    Strong Frame and rear shock. 1.5in. Headtube.

Weaknesses:    Comes with AVID brakes

Bottom Line:   
Great freeride/park bike for the pricepoint. Decent component spec, very upgradable frame; minus the proprietary ISCG tabs!

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Favorite Trail:   Pinehills, Killington, and Knotch Rd. Fire Trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Gatteneaux Qc

Similar Products Used:   Earstern Slash5, Kona Stinky and Howler, Trek Jack2, KHS DJ300, IH Hollowpoint

Bike Setup:   Upgraded Domain 318 U-Turn, Hayes Stroker Trails, Azonic Stripbars, Aggro stem, and 420 pedals, and Truvativ ShiftGuide.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lance_h a Racer from Canada

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2008

Strengths:    Cornering, jumping, dropping.

Weaknesses:    Speeds above 50km/h, smacks bash guard on everything.

Bottom Line:   
Awsome bike if you are looking to ride alot of jump trails. Best cornering medium travel bike I have ridden. If you are willign to spend some money and lighten this bike up it is radiculous on Dj's.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Merchant

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3400.00

Bike Setup:   Avid Code brakes, Mavic ex823 rims on chris king hubs, Sram XO derailer, Sram PG-990 cassette, Sram PC-991 hollow link chain, Easton flatboy pedals, Thompson seatpost, Maxxis minion DHF tires, Fox DHX 4.0 shock, Rock Shox domain 318 fork, Race Face evolve DH cranks and stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jim a Downhiller from Montreal, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2008

Strengths:    Great shocks, great feel, good center of gravity/handling

Weaknesses:    tires were very bad in the muddy soil

Bottom Line:   
great bike. I would reccomend it to anyone who likes more slopestyle/bike park than super fast downhill, great for drops and jumps. Jumps just as well as my HT, which is great. It's surprisingly light, too. My friend has a BigHit, and it's about 25% lighter, which is a nice advantage. Since the bike is designed to be small, the center of gravity is very low, giving great stability. However, i was surprised at how the juicy 5's were not great. I run a pair of 3's, and they work much better. Probably because of poor setup, since i rented it. Also, a bit expensive for its value, explaining the 3 chilis for the value/quality.

Great bike! i'm getting the '08 in spring!
Dont buy this bike if you suck. it's not meant for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont, 22+9

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trents a Weekend Warrior from Smithers British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2008

Strengths:    solid, great balace of suspension, feels like it has more travel than it really does, great controll, will take anything you can throw at it

Weaknesses:    brakes don't have as much power as other products

Bottom Line:   
great bike, not bad price. If your looking for great freeride bike consider this

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Favorite Trail:   Back Door

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Time 2 Ride

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trumancapote a Downhiller from panorama, bc, canada

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2008

Strengths:    low centre of gravity, pedals amazingly well, six inches feel more like eight, handles sick lines

Weaknesses:    color

Bottom Line:   
awsome hucking ride, get your ass away from your computer and go ride one

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Favorite Trail:   crazytrain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   im not telling you

Similar Products Used:   banshee chaparal santa cruz nobad kona stab

Bike Setup:   stock wth dangerboy stem and grips

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