Rocky Mountain Switch 2.0 Freeride Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

  • Stem: Race Face Evolve DH - 31.8 MM
  • Brakes: Hayes HFX 9
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore
  • Pedals: Wellgo Nice Flats
  • Chain: Shimano HG53-9
  • Rims: Mavic EX 325
  • Seat Post: Race Face Evolve DH
  • Head Set: FSA Pig DH
  • Fork: Marzocchi 66 VF
  • Frame: Easton 7005 FS RAD DH Taperwall Aluminum

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 18, 2014]
dakoda
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

this bike is a beast. i launches massive air and sucks up roots like nobody's business. with my upgrade to triple clamps and nice maxis tyres this bike is better than ever. a little on the heavier side but as long as your not pumping up hills

Weakness:

it is a heavy bike and it takes a bit to get used to

overall this is a good bike and i recomend it to anyone who wants to learn to downhill i paid 500 for mine after bringing the guy down 200 and it is well worth it.

[Jun 24, 2008]
WholesaleUgly
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great Do it all bike!

Weakness:

Crappy standover, Grips are to narrow for my big hands

This bike can do it all, a great choice for the rider that wants to do a bit of everything. Rails corners with the best of them.

Similar Products Used:

Kona Stinky, Giant Rein, Switch 1.0

[Jun 13, 2008]
Philster
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Beautiful, Pearlescent Acid Green Paintjob, Solid Part Spec

Weakness:

granny gear causes chain to rub the rear 2.5" tire in rear gears 1-3, making the granny gear useless.

Greatest bike ever. It descends like a full out DH rig, put the rear on climb mode and drop the front to 3" and it can climb anything efficiently.

Incredibly Intuitive geometry, did a 7 foot drop off in the first 3 minutes riding and landed perfect. Very forgiving, snappy handling on both flats for shore and DH.

Ladies like this bike, while riding urban in TO I had hot girls smiling at me and blatantly eyeing the bike. First time its ever happened.

Similar Products Used:

Norco Shore 1.0

[Sep 18, 2006]
Mike
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

hand made frame with attention to detail.
rear suspension design(pedalability), plush coil/air shock and 66vf2 fork. abundance of raceface components.

Weakness:

spec'd tires.

First off, I'm not Evil Kenevil, nor am I blessed with the lungs of Lance... I'm just an average Joe mtn. biker.
If you are looking for a bike that will do it all, with an emphasis on durability and downhill, this is it.
At 42lbs it's no featherweight, but as long as you're in no hurry to the top, it'll trudge along finding traction till you're legs give out. No need to blame the bike when climbing, get stronger. The monster-tough 4-link combined with the propedal shock eliminate pedal bob, yet still sucks up irregularities and stays hook'd up.

Turn it downhill and that plush 7" suspension and 42lbs transforms into a locomotive. This thing plain eats rough downhills, staying stuck to the ground and holding a line or an arc. For such a heavy bike, with slack head angle, it's suprising how flickable it is once rolling. Equally impressive is it's ability to wheelie and take flight. I have no complaints with the 8" hydro brakes, they'll launch you over the handle bars if you wish, and do not need a death grip to contol speed on the way down. "I" do not notice any loss of plushness from the rear end under braking.

Seating position is relaxed, yet pedal friendly, and somehow getting over the rear axle for steeps is a natural and thoughtless transition. Combine it all with the sloped and angled top tube, and you have a bike that is very easy to move around on when the going is slow/steep/technical.

I've cleared transitions on some smaller jumps, and the bike soaks up what should be a spectacular spill without drama. I've been just short a time or two, and been able to get the bike out ahead while in the air and pull off landings... not pretty, but, not a spill either.

I've rode to the mountain, ground it out to the top, hauled the mail on the way down and then spun home... play'd in a jump park and even been on some x-c rides.
I like this bike. I love bike...
Lightweight, no, but the way it bombs downhills and sucks up poor landings, I'll not complain.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Jun 26, 2006]
Mike Selsky
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Suspension, Frame is built like a tank, and has a fantastic powdercoat job. Raceface everything, Rims.

Weakness:

Brakes? Shifters are Deore.

This bike is soooo plush. So far I have yet to get it out on the mountain, but I have been free-riding urban everything. Takes drops and stairs like nobodys business. The first time I did a 6' drop on it, I was like, "thats it?". Such a fun ride. A bit on the heavy side, but still able to climb thanks to the front rings. Bomb-proof bike!

Similar Products Used:

None like this badboy.

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