Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Rocky Mountain Solo road bikes

    I am interested in getting one of these but I cannot find any reviews of these bikes anywhere (only their mountain bikes). I'm trying to decide between this and a Cannondale CAAD8 for affordable handmade Alu frames. Does anybody have any experience riding one of these newer Solo models? Thanks for any help.

    http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2006/solo/index.aspx

  2. #2
    Beko = Touring God. Warblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Seattle, Washington
    My Bikes
    Too many.
    Posts
    820
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I actually sell these frames/bikes at Gregg's Cycles in Seattle. Personally I think that any Rocky Mountain frame is just a notch above any of its competitors. I find that the craftsmenship and quality of these frames are excellent. Plus they are handmade up in Vancouver, BC. This being said for there aluminum and steel frames. I have not heard much about their carbon frames. Hope this helps!
    Pain is Temporary,
    Quitting is forever.
    -Lance Armstrong

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Gregg's

    Quote Originally Posted by Warblade
    I actually sell these frames/bikes at Gregg's Cycles in Seattle. Personally I think that any Rocky Mountain frame is just a notch above any of its competitors. I find that the craftsmenship and quality of these frames are excellent. Plus they are handmade up in Vancouver, BC. This being said for there aluminum and steel frames. I have not heard much about their carbon frames. Hope this helps!
    Well, Greggs is down the street and that's where I finally got to see one in person (and will likely buy). I don't expect many replies here so I'll probably just test ride and see. Thanks for your input.

    One last question since you work with these, do the frames seem durable. My concern is that the C'dales are light and all that great stuff but coming from steel I worry about being paranoid over dings and such. The CAAD tubing is ultra thin, somewhat excessively for a non-pro product. How do these Rocky's compare? Any advice?
    Last edited by nsaudade; 08-08-06 at 11:34 PM.

  4. #4
    Hamburger Pimp
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Hell of the North
    My Bikes
    BMC SLT O1 Team Full Record, Kuips SuperNova Ultegra & DuraAce, Rocky Mountain Team Scandium full XTR w sids & dope parts, Guerciotti Khaybar Full Record.
    Posts
    576
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Damn I haven't ridden a solo either but I have a scandium rocky XC frame, and it rules. They are top of the line mountain bikes. I would guess the road frames would be similar. They are worth buying just for the custom paint. I have a Pinarello and a Merckx and this winter I plan on getting a Rocky Solo.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    6,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The problem is getting someone who rides the bike/frame to give an opinion. At least you can test ride it. My son says RM makes some of the best Mt bikes on the planet. Good luck.

  6. #6
    Former Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    dropmachine.com
    Posts
    4,061
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a 1999 Rocky Mountain turbo road bike, the none-scandium one.

    I'd like to comment on the durability and ride quality, but since I have (1) less than 10,000km on it, and (2) never ridden any other road bike, I can't really offer much insight, other than nothing has gone wrong with it yet, and it seems... light-ish and fast-ish? At least compared to the MTB DH tank I usually ride around on.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •