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    rocky mountain rmx: yay or nay why or why not

    i know they have the new flatline coming out so some rmx frames are on sale for pretty cheap, what do you guys think, old tech, better bikes out there? i was considering the socom or commencal and would love a devinci wilson , but seems like the rmx is a solid bike, just don't want to buy it and find out i should have pulled some more cheddar for a "newer" frame

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    RMX's ride awesome! I dig em. Only drawbacks are the weight, (Usually close to 13 lbs.) and somewhat flexy rear swingarm with 18 inch chainstays... I never spent any time on the 150mm rear hub models though.

    I saw stealth black 07 frames on e-bay for cheap. Kind of tempting to me...
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    I've never ridden one but I still think they are bad ass bikes. While I do have an RM, it's not an RMX.
    They look like they do what they were built for (DH/FR) very well. However, they don't loo like they are very good pedaler/climbers.
    I think Wade Simmons used to ride one.
    I'd definitely buy one if I had the money for a spare bike that I didnt' ride but once in a while. But Nashville just doesn't have the hills/elevation to warrant a bike of that calibur.
    Jump it onto something off of something or over something.

    There's more to freeriding than dirt jumps.

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    thats what im thinking, i was actually looking at the stealth black one, its a 1.5 head tube also

    id love a 2nd bike but im going to school now so i can really only afford 1 (last rig got stolen)

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    It's also worth noting that this model is the last hand-made-in-Canada big bike that Rocky will produce. Flatlines and Slayer SS models are going to be made over the pond.
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    the rmx is one bullit proof bike. its heavy, but deffinetley rides awsome. you'll get used to the weight after a while but yea the only con is the weight
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    I love the Rmx because it corners so well and kills any rock garden. It's a little heavy but its because they are equiped with heavy parts.You should make me an offer on my 07' Team size Md

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYAN E
    It's a little heavy but its because they are equiped with heavy parts.
    Your Team is full Saint right? Yeah that's heavy, but the frame weighs 13 pounds. That tops a lot of WC downhill frames out there. V-Tach's and Banchee Screams weigh that much... I was amazed to hear the Flatlines are lighter... You wouldn't tell by looking at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYAN E
    I love the Rmx because it corners so well and kills any rock garden. It's a little heavy but its because they are equiped with heavy parts.You should make me an offer on my 07' Team size Md
    i definitely would but at 6'2 im going for a large, thanks though, if you dont mind, why are you selling?

    fwiw, im studying mechanical engineering right now and if i do get it im thinking about making a floating brake setup out of a carbon rod and 6 series brake mount, i heard brake squat isnt too bad on these things though

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