Rocky Mountain Oxygen 2002 Hardtail

5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1515.00

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gary Yee a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2002

Strengths:    Lightweight Easton Aluminum frame and lack of generic parts.

Weaknesses:    Uses disc brake compatible hubs. It gives you more upgrade options. Unless you're going to disc brakes, it is heavier than regular hubs.

Bottom Line:   
I like the component's spec'd. Most big bike companies almost always mix in their own generic components, but RMB has very few. Just the seat post and seat post release are RMB's own. All the Race Face and Shimano component's work together like clockwork.

Great bike with hand-built and signed frame and wheelsets. I've been riding it very hard. I've bent the rear hanger and bent the front rim in separate incidents. The rear hanger was bent back, but I've had to rebuild the front wheel.

The riser bars are a bit wide. I had them sawed down 3 quarters of an inch. I might even cut them down even more.

Tracks well. I've been able to make climbs that I've never been able to before. One of the best built cross country hardtails in its class.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with dirt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1190.00

Purchased At:   Dukes

Similar Products Used:   Maxam

Bike Setup:   Stock bike with Selle Italia Flite Ti Trans Am saddle and Crank Bros Eggbeater upgrades.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GMAN a Weekend Warrior from SUFFOLK, NEW YORK

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2002


Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   ROCKY POINT

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Codey May a Cross Country Rider from Toronto Canada

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2002

Strengths:    This Bike is an excellent bike for the money. You will have to spend thousands more to get a bike that is as fast and responsive as the rocky mountain oxygen. I have ridden bikes from trek, devinci, kona, and specialized and none of them even compare. Whether you are an XC racer or a weekend warrior. This bike could be an excellent match

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This bike is an aswome bike for someone wanting to get into XC racing or even aggresive XC riding. With little upgrades you can have a bike that can easily keep up to $3000 carbon frames fully loaded. An excellent bike. A great value. Nothing bad to say about it.

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Favorite Trail:   DCF

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Skiis and Biikes - Missauga ONT

Similar Products Used:   Trek 8000

Bike Setup:   Sid Sl fork, Bontrager race modified tubeless wheels, Shimano 959 pedals, thompson seat post, XT mega 9 rear cassestte, other than that the bike is stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dickson a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2002

Strengths:    Looking for speed, quality Easton frame and doubt of full suspension bike performance and fear of constant maintenance of rear privot/suspension this is a surprise hardtail XC racer. Its effortless to pedal. You do not need to upgrade much, comes with XTR drive train parts.
If you try it you know its better than Giant SE I/II.
Its very close if you blindfold and pedal. But stability and built of this bike will tell. The welding parts well taken care. The bike is very capable of speed, conering and climbing. Change the tires to WTB 1.85 if you want speed. Full Suspension bike will not stand a chance to overtake you on a smooth terrian.
Whats different is the ride is rather smooth and very responsive even on the road.

Weaknesses:    No disc brake for a good frame.
For perfection I hope one day somebody in Rocky Mountain invent soft tail for this frame with the same weight about 11.8kg to 13kg.

Bottom Line:   
Luxurious bike of Speed is the word I can describe.
Ferrari is what people describe because of the Marzocchi MXR Air fork.
but with the colours and built I call Oxygen "Aston Martin".
But to people who prefered Giant SE with attractive colours frame and parts its "Mitsubishi Evolution VI"
Do you know what I meant? They are different.

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Favorite Trail:   On road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Similar Products Used:   Taiwan made Giant SE I/II will be best choice if Oxygen is not around.

Bike Setup:   Changed tire to WTB 1.85 nanoraptor and chain to Shimano HG for less weight and slient ride.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mtbmon a Racer from Ohio

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

Strengths:    Very responsive, tight geometry, light, great looks, high quality and attention to detail.

Weaknesses:    Delivery time to the States is horrible and communication isnt great. Some weak spec'd components for a top race bike.

Bottom Line:   
This review is more for the frame really but I built up my Rocky into a really trick and light racer. Scale says about 2 lbs as I have it. I wanted the blue one but got the yellow and I am glad it worked out that way. The paint is some kind of metallic yellow and looks really fast and cool. When I checked the geometry it was basically the same as my Kula so I figured it would feel just like it and behave like every other alu hardtail Ive ridden w/ a sloped top tube. Was I ever wrong. The only way I can describe it is that the ride felt very compliant but with no power loss. Its not the normal harsh feel you get with alu frames. Don't get me wrong, its plenty stiff and actually seemed to stiffen as you threw it into turns and release as you exited. Climbing is fantastic as your weight is squarely over the rear wheel. Id recommend running a slightly longer stem than you normally would as the frame can feel cramped otherwise. Swap the stem and you can really throw this bike around. For the money as its spec'd, its a steal. Swap out the parts to make it a true racer and you've got a killer ride. Can't wait to race it this weekend, I just hope Im as fast as my bike. Let them flamin turds fly, this one deserves as much as it can get!

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Favorite Trail:   Vultures Knob

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   through team

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale F1000, Kona Kula

Bike Setup:   Nothing stock but frame. 9.0sl shifters, derialer, XT front, Easton CT2 post, Easton ML bars, Ritchey WCS stem, SID SL, Magura Louise, CrossRoc UST disc wheels, King HS, Truvativ Stylo cranks, Time ATAC pedals, RaceFace BB, Prolink gel saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charles Brewer from Westcott, UK

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

Strengths:    Responsive, scary, fast; feels like driving a sports car after a driving a big van...

Weaknesses:    Now I know why hardtail bikes are so called!

Bottom Line:   
Still grinning after finishing a ride an hour ago. My previous bike was an entry level Scott Purgatory, and the difference is immense. The bike lets me go faster, corners as if it's on rails and generally raises the likelihood that my next crash will involve higer levels of damage to me. The Hope brakes are also terrifying!

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Favorite Trail:   Leith Hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   Nirvana, Westcott

Bike Setup:   Hope disks, otherwise standard

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