Rocky Mountain RM7 FR 2002 Full Suspension

4.74/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $3185.00


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Downhiller from TUlsa

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2005

Strengths:    Sweet bike, jsut bought one oafter riding the new RMX 3 and it almost feels the same, and yes thats a 2005 RMX to a 2002 RM7, just badda$$

Weaknesses:    Front derailleur...LX Crap.....got rid of that! Just single ring on front solves all the problems. Wheels suck too but not bad.

Bottom Line:   
GET IT! You will not be let down, has all stock compnents that any novice freerider/downhiller would need, and any expert can just upgrade about 4 minor things and be happy! Great bike!!!

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Favorite Trail:   here

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   here

Similar Products Used:   RMX 2005, Intense m1

Bike Setup:   Too much to list

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Lukas Brinkerhoff a Downhiller from St. George

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2005

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Rear suspension is poorly designed, bends shocks, and creates catapult motion

Bottom Line:   
this bike sucks its all hype, there are millions of better designed bikes out there, there is a reason there guarantee only lasts for 6 months

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Favorite Trail:   gooseberry mesa

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Similar Products Used:   azonic eliminator, specialized endure


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Weekend Warrior from USA

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2004

Strengths:    Strong, Raceface cranks, Hayes brakes, ThrustLink

Weaknesses:    nothing wrong with frame, but stock fork is too soft. Upgraded springs to xtra firm. Now it's like butta.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this bike can take anything I can give it and a lot more! It handles downhill well and soaks up any drop with ease. And it climbs extemely well. Anyone who is looking to upgrade to a real freeride machine check this out you won't be disappointed.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Rocky DH Race, Specialized, Cannondale products. None that compare.

Bike Setup:   New seat (the Fizik is just ugly) SDG Grand Prix Upgraded springs in fork, Maxxis Mobsters 2.7f 2.5r, Titec Ringleader bar, Ruffian lock on's, and stiffer rear spring, everything else stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Owen a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2003

Strengths:    Frame, Easton Taperwall Alu, Forks, Thrust Link, Race Face cranks! The price i paid (half price) :)

Weaknesses:    um ryno lite rims! getting some Atom lab DHR's soon

Bottom Line:   
This bike rules! When i get me new wheels ill be going much bigger! It gives you the confidence to push harder n faster with every line. Its so stable in the air and I can whip it so easily! looks kool too (so people have said) ive landed flat off a jump from 12 foot in the air n the bike didn't bottom out, jnr t's did but it was front end heavy! NEways enbough of me this bike rules! Monster t's 1999(red ones) here i come!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Mud sweat n Gears

Similar Products Used:   MArin b17, Orange patriot Lt, Orange 222, Kona stinky/stab, Santa Cruz super 8, Giant atx

Bike Setup:   Stock except i've got rid of the front gears! don't need em for DH!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Francois Ligeti a Downhiller from Whistler

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2003

Strengths:    it sucks up landings, you can haul of drops and you wont feel a thing. i love how its a dirt bike kinda frame, it makes feel like going faster. It takes little bumps real well too. great bike for drops and jumps.

Weaknesses:    the derailer hits the trust link.

Bottom Line:   
the best bike ive ridden so far, so goooooooooooooood

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Favorite Trail:   Clown Shoes on Whistler

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4600.00

Purchased At:   a guy in squamish

Similar Products Used:   Big Hit, switch

Bike Setup:   RM7 FR wiht junior T's, chian guide, maxxis tires, 500 pound spring

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean Podrecca a Weekend Warrior from Rochester MA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Strengths:    EVERYTHING, STRONG FRAME, STRONG FRONT SHOCK, GOOD COMPONENTS, JUST AN ALL AROUND EXCELENT BIKE!

Weaknesses:    HAD SOME PROBLEMS AT FIRST WITH THE RIMS POPPING MY TIRES, AND IT MAKES A WEIRD NOISE WHEN I BUNNY HOP AND LAND WICH IS PRBABLY JUST SOMTHING I HAVE TO ADJUST IN THE REAR SHOCK, BUT NOTHING MAJOR AT ALL

Bottom Line:   
WOW! THIS BIKE IS AMAZING. IF YOU EVER HAVE A CHANCE TO GET ONE, DO IT! IT WILL TAKE ANYTHING YOU TROUGH AT IT AND STILL ASKES FOR MORE. THIS BIKE IS THE ONE THAT WILL FIT ME FOR LIFE, I WILL NEVER NEED TO GET SOMTHING BIGGER TO SUITE MY NEEDS.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Rockey Mountain Dealer in NH

Similar Products Used:   SUPER 8, KHS FETISH(terrible), SUPER 8, COVE G-SPOT, HARO EXTREAM 3

Bike Setup:   STOCK SO FAR BUT AM HOPPING TO GET A MONSTER T. SOON

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by STU HILTON a Weekend Warrior from SUNDRE / ALBERTA / CANADA

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2002

Strengths:    This bike has the ability to soak up little bumps and the big hits.

Weaknesses:    ITS 51LBs! The rear derailer slips after the rear shock takes a hit.

Bottom Line:   
This bike makes you want to ride .It takes punishment and begs for more .You can feel the rocky mountain quality when riding this biatch.It likes all areas too from freeriding around town, to big down hills and cross country loops.

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Favorite Trail:   BħËLÌNÊ

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   THE BIKE SHOP

Similar Products Used:   specialized/BIGHIT

Bike Setup:   19.5 frame/hayes brakes 8" rotors/junior T pro forks/sunrim rhyno lite wheelsets/maxxis mofo tires/fox vanilla RC(850).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eddie a Weekend Warrior from Denver, CO

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2002

Strengths:    Frame: STOUT! The Jr. T fork has been great so far too.

Weaknesses:    Didn't come with a chainguide - I'd have paid a little more for an MRP LRP.

Bottom Line:   
Until this weekend, I'd only done urban freeriding & some recreational downhilling on the lift runs at Keystone ski area. I finally got a chance to race DH at the SolVista Golf & Ski Ranch (formerly Silver Creek) in Colorado the other day and discovered another dimension to the RM7. It's been great for freeriding, but you really can't appreciate what the bike is capable of until you're hauling down a nasty technical course at race pace. From the first 7 foot high road gap (I rolled it, thanks anyway) until the tabletop at the finish, it just seems to say "Come on man, is that all you got?". My confidence level goes up a notch every time I ride it, and I guarantee the bike, at least the frame part of it, can handle whatever you're ballsy enough to try.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Stock except for treads. Stock Maxxis MoFo 2.35's are gone in favor of Michelin DH 2.5's.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Crazy 8 a Downhiller from kenora ont

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2002

Strengths:    Its a sweet frame, it'll take everything and more you can through at it.

Weaknesses:    The rear derailer gets screwed even off little drops.

Bottom Line:   
Its a killer freeriding machine. And it climbs pretty damn well for a 41 lbs bike.

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Favorite Trail:   719 nelson BC

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   bicycle cafe

Similar Products Used:   first freeriding bike.

Bike Setup:   stock(so far)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Whizmo La Cucaracha a Weekend Warrior from Denver, CO

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2002

Strengths:    Stout frame, suspension design, component mix

Weaknesses:    Unable to travel thru time

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money. Frame is way stout & components are top shelf. Capable of freeriding or downhilling with minor mods. Pedals uphill, lofts nicely & soaks up drops like a dream. Not exactly an all-arounder, but does a lot of things well. Suits me fine.

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Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Singletrack Factory

Similar Products Used:   Tomac 204 Mag, Bullit

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Clague a Downhiller from Courtenay, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2002

Strengths:    I test rode a number of bikes in this category and nothing compares. It's been said before, but for a seven inch travel bike it climbs, and cross countries' very well. I felt comfortable dropping five or six feet on my hardtail, but this bike begs to be tidden with speed off anything. Despite it's plush travel, it eats up the technical shiznit too.

Weaknesses:    It's not free!!!

Bottom Line:   
Love this bike, I make time to ride it, even if it's just an hour of urban assault in the evening during a buy week.
Good on Ya Rocky Mountain!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything Northshore rocks!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   Black's Cycle, Comox BC

Similar Products Used:   Norco Launch, Norco Vps, Ellsworth DH, Rocky Mountain Switch

Bike Setup:   Raceface cranks, headset, rings. Marzocchi superT Pro QR20 7" fully adjustable, Mavic D321 Disc specific rims Maxxis Mobster 2.7" and Mofo 2.35" tires with DH Tubes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adrian a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2002

Strengths:    Strong bike, it has hit trees and cartwheeled down trails and still is fine. 7 inches soaks up almost every screwed up landing I've made, except the last one!!! Good spec bike.

Weaknesses:    Chain jumps from Middle ring to little on downhill. Rear Derrailure slap on Thrust link. Jr.T felt really soft at First.

Bottom Line:   
It's my first bike and I've been MTB riding for a month and a half. This bike gives you confidence.

It rides fine uphill. Although I'm pretty slow no complaining as I see guys rinding 50+ pound DH bikes up steep trails like a breeze.

Makes the trails so smooth and makes it easy for riding uphill.

Pull the derrailure cable through the swing arm, this shortens the loop at the end and stops the derrailure hitting the swing arm. Put some padding around the area too.

Kev, stiffened up the fork, but had to source some other springs from Marzzochi.

Gives confidence for Log rides as it can soak up a landing if you have to bail.

Just another good bike on the market!!! Try It. No complaints here!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Ver Boden

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2850.00

Purchased At:   Fernie Sports

Similar Products Used:   YZF 426, WR250, YZ80.

Bike Setup:   Stock. Jr T, Fox RC, Raceface Prodigy, Rhynolite rims, Titec Hellbent bar, Hayes Mag 8",LX and XT derailure.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Wilson a Downhiller from Boulder

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2002

Strengths:    This bike is bomber! Great freeride as well as CC.

Weaknesses:    For downhill, I wish I had a single ring with chain gaurd. Also, the Fox shock isn't as great as I expected.

Bottom Line:   
Sick bike, I'm glad its sold out so no one else can get my bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Bike Setup:   Stock 2002 frame and shock with full XT, XTR. Triple Ring for the uphill. Easton stem, seat post, and handle bar, ...not a fan of Titec.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Shapiro a Racer from Frederick, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2002

Strengths:    Bombproof Frame, Motocross suspension, Pedals very well for 7" travel bike, Can Downhill and Crosscountry!

Weaknesses:    Chain and rear derailler slaps swingarm,(ziptie grips solve that), dirt is thrown directly at pivot points(ziptie custom plastic shorty fender to dogbone)

Bottom Line:   
This bike is sweet. I use it for all kinds of riding and blow most riders away. Very efficient pedaller with clipless pedals. No rear end play! Superplush. I bought out of Canada and saved $$ due to strong conversion ratio US/CAN. I was going to buy a Bullit but was glad I got the RM7 for much less money and time. The part spec is excellent and the bike looks bad.....

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Favorite Trail:   24 Hrs of Allamuchy NJ

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Dizzy Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Proflex 855 w/Marzocchi MCR and Noleen NR4

Bike Setup:   2002 RM7fr (without THE fender)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter a Downhiller from Bellingham, WA, U.S.

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2002

Strengths:    BADASS bike. Stock parts are very good. Suspension is very plush, soaks up everything. It feels like you ride on air. Frame is strong as an tank.

Weaknesses:    Are you serious? People say theres some play in the back swing arm, but thats just picky. Don't even worry about it. The stock tires are alittle on the thin side, but ride them till their dead and replace, no biggy

Bottom Line:   
This ride kicks some serious ass. It doesn't climb well, but who cares. This bike can take some BIG hits and it begs for more. If you got the cash, buy it you will be happy, you'll want to ride all day.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that makes your eye water.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Kulshan Cycles

Bike Setup:   Stock

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