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    2005 Marin Rocky Ridge - Worth?

    2005 Marin Rocky Ridge.

    (I put this in the wrong thread earlier. Is there a whats it worth thread for newer bikes that this should be in?)

    Just like the one in the MTBR link below. Actual pics of bike posted later.I was told it was built was built from ground up for urban riding, but I might pick it up to do Trails if price is right.

    Anyone ride a Marin Rocky Ridge axc?

    Couple of small paint chips. Rear dropout ghosts shifts occasionally.

    -Marin Rocky Ridge AXC Frame
    -Manitou Sherman Flick Fork with Thru Axle
    -Mavic D321 Disc Rims
    -Formula Disc Hubs, Front Thru axle, rear QR
    -Hayes Nine Hydraulic Disc System
    -SRAM X7 Trigger Shifters
    -SRAM X9 Rear Derailleur
    -Panaracer 2.1 FireXC Pro and WTB 2.1 Weirwolf Tires
    -Truvativ FireX Crank
    -Crank Bros Mallet Pedals
    -Easton Bars
    -Hope 50mm Stem
    -Thompson Elite Seatpost
    -WTB Saddle
    -ODI Lock-on Grips
    -SRAM read Cassette and Chain

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    I had the 2004 Rocky Ridge. It had a similar setup with the following differences:

    -Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3
    -Shimano XT Shifters/drivetrain
    -Weirwolf 2.3 tires
    -Easton Flatboy pedals

    I used it for trail/urban/dj and it was my main rig for awhile and the bike I developed my MTB skills on. The 2004 frame is almost identical to the 05 frame (the 05 has a bit more reinforcement and different paint job). I have to say that out of all the bikes I've owned in the past 7 years, this was my favorite. It was bombproof, yet flickable. I was able to hang with my XC buddies on the trails and take it on some decent downhill runs. I'd take it to the jumps for tables, doubles, 6 packs, drops. It handled urban very well too, although the tires were a bit too big and burly. Stair gaps, loading dock drops, It took it all. I've bailed and crashed pretty hard at times, and the only thing I've ever had to replace was a disc rotor.

    I've given the bike to my brother a few years ago when I purchased my Santa Cruz Blur 4x, but to this day I miss the Rocky Ridge and wished that I had purchased a new bike for my bro and kept the Rocky Ridge. FYI, I purchased it new in December 04 at a holiday clearance for $900 (orig price $1200). If you can get this bike for less than $500 in good condition, I'd say go for it!!!
    Better than he was before. Better. . . Stronger. . . Faster. (but not smarter)

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