Rocky Mountain Switch S3 Freeride Full Suspension

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 9.5 lb MSRP : $6580.00

Product Description

  • Fork: Marzocchi 66R w/ QR20
  • Brakes: Hayes HFX-9
  • Brake Levers: Hayes BFL
  • Bottom Bracket: Race Face Diabolus X-Type
  • Cog-Set: SRAM 970

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jimmy

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2014

Strengths:    Very Strong. Long Travel. Good quality. Looks Nice. Etc

Weaknesses:    A little bit on the heavy side. A little bit expensive.

Bottom Line:   
Very good bike. With almost 6 inches of travel it's so comfortable. Very nice brakes and components.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jake a Downhiller from Melbourne, Victoria, Austrlia

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2007

Strengths:    Awesome frame great stand over hight fairly weighted

Weaknesses:    joint bolts come lose have to pedal slightly heavy seat post needs to be cut

Bottom Line:   
For any where around 3000 dollar this bike would be an awesome deal considering the parts. the ride is simply wicked but the hole bike can feel heavy at times

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   Rocky mountain Flow 3

Bike Setup:   Standard parts that come with the bike are all top of the line race face.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Prescott, AZ

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2006

Strengths:    Extremely Sturdy bike, no pedal bob, decent forks

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
Great bike if your willing to shell out the cash. It is an easy riding bike, obviously it is mainly a downhill bike, but you can still ride it on trails if you want. Ive taken many drops on the Switch, it just keeps on going, great bike for the money, even though its alot, its worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   Lookout Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stump Jumper, Cannondale Prophet, Foes Inferno

Bike Setup:   Titec El norte bar, hayes 9 hydros, alex DX 32 Rims, fox '06 DHX rear, marzochhi forks ...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2005

Strengths:    This bike comes built up with super good components

Weaknesses:    I think they should have put the 66RC instead of the 66R so you could have rebount control on both leggs rather than just one. Rocky This is my second Rocky and I have to locktite all the pivot bolts so they don't come loose. Not a big fix but still for what you pay you shouldn't have to do that.

Bottom Line:   
What more needs to be said about the frame than "hand made in Canada"? The frame materials are bomber. Rocky does an amazing job on their welds, paint, and decals. A hand built bike just feels better. The suspension on this bike is amazing! The 66R though I wish it were adjustable on both legs is the smoothest, best feeling single crown fork I have ridden. The thing is super ridged. I don't have a thing bad to say about it. The Fox DHX 5.0 is by far the best rear shock around. If you don't believe it just go get one and try it for a day. It was so simple to get dialed in with all the adjustments. Once you get it set up you can just leave it and never look back. As I said earlier, this bike comes stacked with great componentry. Sram x9 rear derailer with the Sram x7 shifter pods are super smooth and stay adjusted way better than shimano does. The Hayes brakes are bomber and look so good with the hayes BFL leavers. Wheels are bomb proof and I love the Maxxis Tires. All I can say in summary is this bike is a little over priced in my opinion but worth every penny. Rocky Mountain has got the best feeling, most plush rear suspension around so go out and get one. And let me say again go get an E13 Chain Guide.

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Favorite Trail:   Stump Hollow

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3499.00

Purchased At:   Norda's

Similar Products Used:   Rocky RM7, RMX, Yeti ASX, Divinci Johnson, SC Bullet

Bike Setup:   Bone Stock with the addition of a E13 DRS Chain guide. If you are running a double ring get the E13 DRS it is amazing!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2005

Strengths:    The components are amazing! The saint brakes have crazy stopping power (almost bailed on flat first time useing them) Fork is very strong and awsome for drops and dirt jumps. The bike is a very good pedaler (condsidering it weighs about 40 pounds.

Weaknesses:    Stem and handle bar looks weak (Wade down graded both of them). Not enough rear travel for extreme freeride

Bottom Line:   
This is an amazing bike! I think it is not worth the price new (I got mine extremely cheap) and, even though it has a crazy rear shock, it doesn't have the enough rear travel for extreme freeride. I you see a good deal for this bike , buy it!!! But, it isn't worth the money new!

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Favorite Trail:   Oil Can

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Bought off Wade Simmons

Similar Products Used:   Norco Fuse , 05 and 02 Kona Stinky Dee-luxs, Kona Scrap, Norco A-line

Bike Setup:   66rc, DHX 5.0, Saint everything (bb,cranks,brakes,hubs,derailer), Mrp Cain Guide, Mavic 729 rims, Easton Cully Pedals

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