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    Rocky Mountain Switch S1 vs. Iron Horse 7point5

    I have been looking around AZ for a bike and FINALLY have two to choose from. I came over from bmx/dirt jumping. I hear only good things about Rocky Mountain Switch. I want to do agressive moves/jumps/drops but is it really true that its a pain in the ass to get up hills to be able to bomb down them?

    The price differece is only 100 dollars between the S1 $1600 and 7point5 $1700. Is rocky mountain the way to go? Here are some links to help yall out

    http://bikes.com/bikes/2005/switch/switch-s1.aspx

    http://www.ironhorsebikes.com/freeride/7point5.shtml

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    I am so a Rocky Mountain fan but geez, there is no comparison there. The 7point5 just blows that Switch S1 out of the water. Better drivetrain, fork, pedals, cockpit and shock. With the 7.5 you also get a frame that has a full 7" of travel. The 7.5 has a better hubset and has the 150mm by 12mm setup in the rear. The Rocky is just not speced anywhere near as well as the 7point5.

    There shouldn't even be a comparison. Not to mention that the IH has a stable platform design.


    Quote Originally Posted by balanced781
    I have been looking around AZ for a bike and FINALLY have two to choose from. I came over from bmx/dirt jumping. I hear only good things about Rocky Mountain Switch. I want to do agressive moves/jumps/drops but is it really true that its a pain in the ass to get up hills to be able to bomb down them?

    The price differece is only 100 dollars between the S1 $1600 and 7point5 $1700. Is rocky mountain the way to go? Here are some links to help yall out

    http://bikes.com/bikes/2005/switch/switch-s1.aspx

    http://www.ironhorsebikes.com/freeride/7point5.shtml

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