Mountain Cycle Rumble (frame) 2003 Hardtail

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

The Rumble is Mountain Cycle's new do-everything hardtail. It features a combination tubular and monocoque frame for stiffness and strength, yet it's still light enough for serious cross-country riding.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Julian Cheslock a Cross Country Rider from Richmond, VA

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2006

Strengths:    Built to last, not for the weak

Weaknesses:    Weaknesses are for sissy frames

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow-up review: had this bike for over 4 years now, and I have no desire to get another hardtail... this is all you need. It has survived heinous accidents (one that sent me to surgery) and 4-times-a-week intermediate and advanced trailriding underneath my 210-pound butt. Components on the bike have changed over the years, but not the frame. I am sold on their product line. When I get my full suspension rig, I am getting a Moutain Cycle (likely a Zen).

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Favorite Trail:   Pocahontas State Forest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rockhopper, Stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi All-Mtn3 front, Shimano/SRAM/RaceFace drivetrain, Chris King hubs/Mavic 618 rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chowderbutt a Weekend Warrior from springfield va

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2006

Strengths:    ready for anything. hardcore do everything frame. cool looks

Weaknesses:    wish the 2003 was convertable singlespeed/geared like the new frame is

Bottom Line:   
great bike but is punishing as a singlespeed put large tires on it

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   pedalshop.com

Similar Products Used:   all of them

Bike Setup:   singlespeed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremy Schaab a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2004

Strengths:    Quality craftsmanship, monocoque and welds are pure sex, awesome geo for many styles of riding. Beefy/strong frame.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Makes a sick hardtail. I've done everything on the bike from DJ to epic XC to race dual. It's definately a beautifully crafted do-everything hardtail. If I could only have one bike this would be it!

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler National DH Course

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Trail Blazer Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Tazer, Chameleon, Kona Roast, RM Slayer

Bike Setup:   Sherman Flick fork, tubeless Michi comp 24's on D3.1's with XT hubs, Raceface NS cranks and bb, Shimano XT brakes and drivetrain, race face diabolous stem with Easton Scandium DH bar, rogue lock-ons

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Julian Cheslock a Cross Country Rider from Damascus, MD USA

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2004

Strengths:    Strong, nice geometry, good placement of tabs for cables

Weaknesses:    Heavy (4.9 lbs)

Bottom Line:   
I am a heavy guy (210+lbs), and needed a frame to haul my big bad self over the mountains without being crushed. When I was doing comparison shopping, I noted the weight. So I emailed Mountain Cycle and asked what the deal was with it being so heavy, compared to their competition. They were blunt: you want light, go get someone else's frame, but if you want something that will take serious abuse, consider us. I took the gamble, and LOVE this frame. It is built in a fashion similiar to their full-suspension frames, giving it a distinctive look (it does indeed turn heads). Yeah, it's on the heavy side, but I made up for the high weight of frame with lighter components and just having to get even bigger legs. :) Good price for the level of workmanship, other frames in this category run $100 or more than I paid. I would buy it again... but probably won't ever have to!

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Favorite Trail:   Patapsco State Forest, Avalon Area

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Bike Outfitters (web)

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   XT Shifters, RaceFace Turbine ISIS cranks, Chris King hubs, Mavic 618 rims, Avid mech discs, Marzocchi EXR fork, frame is metallic grey (available in grey, black or red)

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