2011 Rocky Flow Prototype

Feb 9, 2010 at 16:17
Feb 9, 2010
by Tyler Maine  
 
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Source: Rocky Mountain Bikes

Dave Smutok is heading to Spain for a filming trip for Gravity Components and we painted up the first 2011 Flow proto for him in our paint shop.

Check it out,




More details to come later on. Visit www.bikes.com to learn more about the current 2010 Rocky Mountain Bicycles line up.
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83 Comments

  • + 12
 other than the funky pain job i dont see anything so special about itConfused
  • + 170
 I could imagine:
"Hey did you see the dude with the lime green bike? He shredded the hardest that day!"
"No way man, you clearly didn't see the dude with the blue bike, he was dishing out the gnar!"
"I don't know what you're talking about man the dude with the..."
  • + 5
 the only thing different is the headtube. 1.5 to 1-1/8th, he might have custom geo as well but i dunno.
  • + 19
 NWray, from what I can see, this one has a larger headtube, new seattube junction, slightly more slackened geometry, a killer paint job, and a cleaner, more contoured look. I loved my last Flow (stinkin thieves), and this one looks like they improved on an already solid design. I like.
  • + 4
 WOW! i would like to purchase one!...the colour scheme is cool!
  • + 1
 compare it to any older flow and its completely different. look at the where the chain stays hit the seattube (lower), the new dropouts including built in spot for chain tugs and the movable disc mount. obviously the headtube is different and i would guess has the hidden headset, plus the tubeset looks burlier.
  • + 0
 lmfao stuhaight thats fucking funny thats sumthing id do lol frame looks great loving the two tone its very original
  • + 1
 ive always wanted to see this. looks good.
  • + 2
 ohh god, is it sexy....
  • + 0
 I painted my fixed gear bike the same way, but with yellow and red and it looks like ketchup and mustard. It's sick!
  • + 1
 i can kinda see this being built up like an arron ross bike:P
  • + 1
 either that or like semenuks hard tail(sry if i spelled ur last name wrong Brandon)
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  • + 4
 what is the sudden need for tapered head tubes? another "industry standard". when was the last time you saw a decent frame with a 1 and 1/8th head tube sheer off? don't say for weight or extra weld surface - the 08 turner DHR has a super low bar height, good weight and a regular headset.
  • + 1
 the E2 forks are stiffer and lighter, frames are made to acomidate the forks.
  • + 1
 dont think he read your point matt lol
  • + 1
 tapered just makes more sence then a straight 1.5 steerer as most of the benifits come from having larger bearings on the lower point but are totally unnecesary on the top part of the headtube. Also a tapered steerer gives you most of the strength upsides without needing larger heavier stems and spacers and all the other jazz. Its also another trendy way to sell bikes though!
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  • + 2
 @ stp977, i actually used to own a rocky flow dj, so yes, i have ridden one of these. i simply prefer the way my devinci rides, and the geometry, to this bike. however, i guess i cannot say as to this exact frame because i have not ridden this frame (if they changed the geometry)
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  • + 1
 An integrated seat clamp would have been cool to see, a lot of dirt/street hardtails have them now. Also its cool to see horzontal drop outs aswell not sure if they had them before. All and all looks pretty good ( paint looks sick!) nothing special though.
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  • + 4
 it looks MUCh cleaner, and better made than the previous ones. im lovin the paintjob too
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  • + 5
 Couldnt decide on one color huh?
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  • + 4
 looks good to me, frame looks pretty beef, and the coulers are sick
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  • + 1
 I like the tapered headtube, and the good use of RAD tubing. Not a big fan of the dropouts, I think Evil still has the best dropout system, especially for disc brake compatibility.
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  • + 1
 1998 Trek 9900 was these same colors, and on the same side. The only difference is these colors have a slight neon tinge to them.
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  • + 1
 sweet looking frame i really like how the rear triangle meets up with the toptube unlike the older ones. and the two tone is a sweet idea too.
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  • + 2
 i love the paint job so sick. ohh man im getting a chubby looking at this so hot man
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  • + 1
 this bike reminds me of a GT Ruckus DJ. Box chain stays, similiar seatstay/seat tube junction, similarly hydroformed top tube. I like it. Wicked paint job too!
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  • + 3
 loooks soooo much better!
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  • + 1
 doesnt look much different, just a slightly tapered headtube and smoother frame design. and the same old horizontal drop-outs
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  • + 0
 i like the new look of the bike its self just dont really like the idea of two colors on the bike like that it would be really hard to match with the rims and stuff
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  • + 1
 that looks exactly like the 2007/previous generation flow,,,,good thinking !
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  • + 1
 I have a hard time ordering a 2010 bike and now your teasing me with 2011 Nice bike anyways
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  • + 1
 Yes! finally the put the cable mount tabs on the top tube under neith instead of ontop so your shorts always catch
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  • + 1
 wow EXACT! same dropouts as 2007 mongoose fireball. not a slight difference.
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  • + 2
 wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow did I mention wow
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  • + 1
 Completely new geometry, lower front end, all different tubeset... looks like an entirely different frame to me.
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  • + 1
 NICE LOOIN BIKE, PAINT JOB IS S-I-C-K
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  • + 1
 it looks the style of da bomb...
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  • + 1
 like the colours not a big fan of the tubing
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  • + 1
 how much is it going to cost
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  • + 1
 Looks good, but I love cromo frame.
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  • + 1
 Would be soo trippy watching one of these do a tailwhip or 360
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  • + 1
 Sexy for an Aluminium frame Drool
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  • + 1
 what color parts would u run with this frame? ahaha
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  • + 1
 all ready make protos for 2011 crazy that a sick bike to
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  • + 1
 Good! they went back to the good geo/design
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  • + 1
 that is a steep frame, how much travel should a fork have for that thing?
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  • + 1
 as if i rekon it looks alright
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  • + 1
 I think that paint jobs rad
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  • + 1
 nothing improved. highly dissapointed.
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  • + 1
 does it come in mens???
  • + 1
 Facepalm most if not ALL dj/street frames are unisex...
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  • + 0
 Isn't Marin doing like the exact same paint scheme?
  • + 2
 yeah, exactly the same, except not. marin is blue all over with green letters. this one, obviously, is not.
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  • + 1
 o ya that is so sick
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  • + 1
 that looks pritty sweet
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  • - 1
 weird... that all I have to say
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  • - 1
 looks like a specialized p without the brace at the seat tube
  • + 1
 It looks much more like a banshee amp then a specialized P.
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  • - 3
 hmm. other than the goofy looking paint job it looks identical as the old ones. still nothing new from rocky...
  • - 1
 and not stoked on the tapered head tube. just seems like a marketing tool. i dont think they really offer that much more stiffness.
  • + 3
 I'd have a closer look reece.
  • + 3
 Ya Reece buddy, to my less than skilled eyes, I'd say that there is more at play here. Ask Jared as I think he's got more info on it too.
  • + 1
 haha sorry i talked to jarrett. i just have mixed opinons about flows because i snapped 3 of them (old models before headtube gussets)
  • + 1
 just my opinion! hope no feelings hurt.
  • + 1
 I too had original Flows (Champagne colored), skinny rear ends and RAD tubing fronts. I was also a warranty guy at the largest Rocky dealer at that time and yes a few came back. The thing we have to realize is that all (or most) companies are evolving and trying to keep pace with the sport.
  • + 1
 very true! great to see the progression
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