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    Black Market Roam

    Anyone have one, ride one? I can't seem to find many(if any) online reviews. Considering replacing my SC Nickel with something lower & slacker...

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    The guys at Bear Creek in Ashland ride and sell them and would give you honest feedback, give them a call. Also check out Banshee (they also sell those), love their bikes as they've pioneered low and slack!

    Have FUN!

    G MAN
    "There's two shuttles, one to the top and one to the hospital" I LOVE this place!!!

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    I have one on order.Should be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxer View Post
    I have one on order.Should be fun!
    What wheel size you gonna run on it??

    Do you plan on trying all 3?

    keep us up to date and post pics plz

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    Fuglio,i actually might star with 29 front and 27.5 in the back.Trying to decide at the moment.I will over time do 29/29 and 27/27.Probably won't do the 26 thing as i have been riding those since the mid 80's.I also might change wheel sizes depending on where i ride.Looking forward to it for sure.

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    I'd love to hear more about it when you get it rolling!

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    I like the adjustability of it, but $2k for a frame with unproven suspension and no shock is far too steep.
    Gotta get up to get down.
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    I have one with 26" wheels. Best 6" frame I love it.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu View Post
    I have one with 26" wheels. Best 6" frame I love it.
    care to share photos?

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    yes, please share photos of your roam build. Thanks!
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    Here's my Roam, I have it set up as a 26er for now.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Black Market Roam-roam1.jpg  


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    Ride report please!
    Old enough to know better, too old to give a F$cK

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Ride report please!
    I am really enjoying this bike, I got it as my "do it all" and so far I have no regrets. The bike climbs great with very little pedal bob. In fact I was out on a group ride the other day, and a friend of mine wanted to try and climb with it. He is an xc rider only who has never been on a 6in travel bike, and the first thing he said when he got to the top was that he could not get over how little bob the bike had. I have my drievtrain set up 1x10 with a 30t wolftooth,11/36 rear.
    Since I sold my DH bike I wanted something I could still use at the bike park. So for suspension I am using the 2014 Vivid air and a Lyrik DH set at 170mm. I only have a few park days on this bike, but it jumps well and keeps up with the bigger bikes in the rough just fine. Granted it's no 8in travel race bike, but I don't race so its a good fit for me at the moment.
    I am using 26in wheels for now, but I plan on playing around with other wheels sizes in the near future.

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    Thanks for the report, looking forward to hearing more about the bike.

    Can you compere it to any other AM bike you might have ridden?
    Old enough to know better, too old to give a F$cK

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    Thanks for the report, looking forward to hearing more about the bike.

    Can you compere it to any other AM bike you might have ridden?
    I was using a Specialized Enduro before this bike. With the Enduro I always had to run high air pressure in the rear to get it to pedal well. Even with the high psi I always felt the bike would really wallow in its travel. Don't get me wrong Specialized makes a good bike in fact I still own a couple of their bikes. I have just been really happy with the way the Roam rides, it just feels really solid which I like because I am about 190 and tend to be hard on equipment.

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    It's odd that some photos of the Roam frame have a different type of top tube than in the photo posted in this thread. I really like the straight tt with seat brace. I'm surprised there has been so little about the Roam online. There's another one I've seen on the Ridemonkey forum (maybe the same?)...

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    I think the different tt's were on the first generation Roam. I have seen the bike you are talking about on Ridemonkey, the only thing that's the same is the color of the frame.

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    Black Market 2011: The new ROAM - Page 3

    Here's the photo of Roam with straight top tube & seat brace. If B.M. would do a Roam for a 140mm fork, I'd be seriously considering replacing my Evil Sovereign. 160mm is just too much for what I ride regularly.

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    Kind of like the exact frame I have but with a different build...

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    What dhmatt posted is the FIRST gen Roam. The other ones could be prototypes and bikes that are labelled wrongly only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rookie nick View Post
    What dhmatt posted is the FIRST gen Roam. The other ones could be prototypes and bikes that are labelled wrongly only.
    Your right, I guess I should have said the earlier frames were prototypes. I thought saying first generation would have been clear enough. Here is a link to Blackmarket's blog with some talk of the PROTOTYPE frame that has the curved top tube. You have to scroll down to about mid page to see the Roam info.
    Blk Mrkt Bikes: October 2010

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    I will take some photos of mine as well.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpichu View Post
    I will take some photos of mine as well.
    What drivetrain are you running? I have been having a hard time with the sram clutch RD.

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    Riding a new section of trail at Highland Mountain Bike Park in NH aboard the Roam.
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    I run saint cranks, x0 der, etc.
    Your big wheels are so awesome!

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