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View Poll Results: Trek Or Rocky Mountain?
Rocky Mountain Flow 3.0 17 73.91%
Trek Jack 3 6 26.09%
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Old 09-27-05, 08:45 PM   #1
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TREK or ROCKY MOUNTAIN?

Hello, I was just wondering what do you think is better.

The 2 Bikes That I am Think About Would Be The Rocky Mountain Flow 3.0, And The Trek Jack 3.

For What I want them for is for Dirt Jumping and A Bit a Free Riding. And For Some Street Riding.

Pics And Specs Below.

Rocky Mountain Flow 3.0
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COLOUR(S) Powder

SPECIFICATIONS
Frame RMB - 7005 Custom RAD Taperwall Aluminum
Frame Weight - 2.04 kg / 4.5 lb (18.0")
Fork - Marzocchi DJ III w/ QR20 Might Put DROP OFF's On in (130mm or 150mm)
Front Travel - 120mm (or 130mm or 150mm)
Rear Shock -
Rear Travel -
Head Set - FSA Pig DH
Stem - RACE FACE Evolve - 31.8mm
Handlebar - RACE FACE Evolve DH - 31.8mm
Brakes - Hayes HFX-9
Brake Levers - Hayes hfx-9
Shifters - Shimano Deore
Gearing (RR/FR) - Shimano LX / Deore
Cranks & Chainrings - RACE FACE Evolve DH X-Type
Bottom Bracket - RACE FACE Evolve DH X-Type
Pedals - Wellgo Big Flats
Hubs (RR/FR) - Shimano M525 /RMB 20mm THRU AXLE
Cog-Set - Shimano Deore 9 Spd
Chain - Shimano HG53-9
Spokes - DT Champion
Rims - Mavic EX 325 Disc
Tires (RR/FR) - Maxxis Minion 2.35" - 60 TPI
Seat Post - RACE FACE Evolve
Saddle - SDG Freeride

GEOMETRY
Size - 14.0" 15.0" 16.5" 18.0" 19.0"
Head Angle - 68.5 69.0 69.0 69.0 69.0
Seat Angle - 73.0 73.0 72.5 72.5 72.5
Horiz. Toptube Length - 550 555 575 600 625
Headtube Length - 110 110 110 115 120
Chainstay Length - 420 420 420 420 420
BB Drop - 20 20 20 20 20
Top Tube Drop - 90 90 90 90 90
Wheelbase 1052 - 1052 1067 1092 1117
Front-Centre - 633 633 647 673 698
Standover Height - 733 742 751 765 776

Trek Jack 3
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Specs

COLORS - White Gloss

Frame - Alpha Aluminum
Front Suspension - Marzocchi Dirt Jam Pro, 100mm (Upgrade to Drop Offs 130mm or 150mm)
Wheels - Shimano M525 disc hubs w/Femco double wall rims
Tires - Bontrager Earl, 26x2.4"
Shifters - Shimano Deore
Front - Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore LX
Crank - Bontrager Big Earl 32/22 w/bash guard
Cassette - SRAM PG950 11-34, 9 speed
Pedals - Bontrager Big Earl
Saddle - Bontrager Earl Kevlar
Seat Post - Bontrager Earl
Handlebars -Bontrager Big Earl, 50mm rise, 31.8mm
Stem - Bontrager Earl, 10 degree, 31.8mm
Headset - Aheadset w/semi-cartridge bearings, Cro-Moly
Brakeset - Hayes HFX-9, hydraulic disc, 8" front, 6" rear
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Old 09-27-05, 09:19 PM   #2
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Never even heard of the Trek, but I like RM alot better than Trek for freeride/DJ.
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Old 09-27-05, 09:22 PM   #3
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RM, no doubt!
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Old 09-27-05, 09:24 PM   #4
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The Trek is an odd one, never heard of it before. I probably say that the RM is the better bike.
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The RM hands down, way better parts spec, than trek's top of the line freeride ht which is equipped with a POS Dirt Jam Comp.
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Alright, thanks for your imput so far. I was already leaning towards the RM, but I just wanted to see what others thought of the bike.
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RM all the way..
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RM all the way..
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RM. Simply because I don't think trek has proven the strength of its freeride hardtail. I personally would give it a couple of years. Where the RM has been proven since early on.
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