Rocky Mountain Spice Frameset

User Reviews (5)

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bigmig   Cross Country Rider [Mar 06, 2011]
Strength:

This bike is really fun to ride. I am 5'10 and weigh 225lbs, and this bike does great. Frame geometry makes it climb really well. It came with a Rock Shox Judy, which was a total piece of sh$%t.

Weakness:

Lower end components, which I swapped out so now it is great. The previously mentioned fork had ruined the rim, hub and headset.

After upgrades, I spent about $650 on this bike, and it is a beast. Solid on any type of terrain, up or down. The fact that I chose the parts, and put them on myself (with a friends help) make it that much more enjoyable.

Similar Products Used: 1st mountain bike in a while
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5
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5
singletrack guy   Cross Country Rider [Mar 18, 2010]
Strength:

Lightweight,climbs well,nimble

Weakness:

bottom bracket

For cross country riding it's comfortable with the limited suspension it has,and for the price you really can't beat it(but the upgrades do help alot!).If you can find one cheap enough(I paid $300.)and do some upgrading to the stock components you've got a great bike on your hands!

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4
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4
woody   Weekend Warrior [Aug 23, 2003]
Strength:

Light, nimble, quick. Stiff good climbing suspension design. Rocky's 3d is a simple but proven design. A litlle toughter than you might expect.Coil shock aids its durability over air.

Weakness:

Components are ok, moslty doere stock, but it was an entry level squish xcer at the time. See Rocky Mountain Carve for newest version.

I bought this bike used, for a trail bike because my other bike weights 52lbs. I know a friend who had one and he beat it pretty hard and he is a big guy(205lbs). Components may be compromised, but i think/hope my frame will hold up as good as his did. You could race it as is, or upgrade some parts for more of a beating. Bottom line is rocky comes from the old shcool were every mountain bike has to tough. British Columbia. An edge or a slayer would be present big brothers of this bike. Value is great, and performance is solid.

Similar Products Used: Specialized fsr enduro,
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4
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5
NorEasta   racer [Oct 20, 1998]

I've had this frame for 2 years of racing and it hasn't failed me yet, awesome frame, almost no flex side to side, if any in the rear triangle, excellent dual suspension bike for cross country racer... Cheap as $@!# too! Handcrafted, Easton Aluminum tubing...awesome, great, spectacular, super, wow, I love it...i hope thats 50 words...

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5
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cam bam   Downhiller [Feb 13, 2001]
Strength:

great suspension frame. lightweight. fast. good on climbs.

Weakness:

not strong at all. components suck sh*t. needs more travel

this bike would,ve been great if i had known that in one year i wouldve been moving to dh. god knows in that period of change things happen. you push your bike to the limits. the problem is with this bike, one can take it past its limits very,very, easily. for xc racing, this bike would've been the best out there. but for freeride, dhing, i might as well ride a 1970's down the hill. 4 flamin chilis for value, (cheap as sh*t), 3 flamin chilis for overall rating.

Similar Products Used: fsr xc. gary fisher sugar.
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3
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4
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