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jonnyboy RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 10:48
Oct 12, 2018
Rocky Mountain Announces All-New Reaper Kids' Full Suspension Bike
@Svinyard: My kids Ripcord is sub 24lbs with a 120mm 32 and a 100mm transfer dropper. Needle bearing rear DU and if I get round to a lighter oil and a debonair can it'll be even more plush. Those short chainstays are killer for progression too! Thankfully it gets passed down to #2 so double the 'value' But yep, frame only build was a necessity and a fork/wheel swap are a must if buying off the shelf for kids riding serious trails. That said, same deal with a Norco Fluid etc but many kids manage. Interested to see actual spec on the Clash 26 and I think the Yuma will suffer the same compromises as the Reaper in 24 mode..but sure is a great looking bike. no frame only options either :( I've spent more time and money deciding which kids bike is the right fit than I do on my own.. mainly as I'm trying to build a single full sus that will do park days and pedaling trail days...
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Oct 11, 2018 at 22:10
Oct 11, 2018
jonnyboy RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 22:09
Oct 11, 2018
Rocky Mountain Announces All-New Reaper Kids' Full Suspension Bike
I have a photoshop overlay with all the current decent 24 and 26 bikes and i couldn't fathom why the stack is so high on the reaper 26... I figured it..its because they are using a 27.5 fork! Thats bizarre! They could've run a 140 26 fork instead and had less stack!
jonnyboy RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 22:09
Oct 11, 2018
Rocky Mountain Announces All-New Reaper Kids' Full Suspension Bike
@TrailcraftCycles: I'm not sure.. your standover is massive! My guy is ready to go up to 26 but there's no way he'll fit a maxwell 26. v-pace are on the money with their geo on the Moritz 26 https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/16450130/
jonnyboy RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 12:07
Oct 11, 2018
Rocky Mountain Announces All-New Reaper Kids' Full Suspension Bike
@Svinyard: yep, the ripcord is the shortest of the 24 full suspension bikes out there and the geonis dialled for that sized rider. Frame only too if you want to go all rad dad on a build!
jonnyboy RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 10:04
Oct 11, 2018
Rocky Mountain Announces All-New Reaper Kids' Full Suspension Bike
@Svinyard: I don't think that Flow FS will make it to market though
jonnyboy RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 9:20
Oct 11, 2018
Rocky Mountain Announces All-New Reaper Kids' Full Suspension Bike
@onek5: No need for a new fork.. the 24 has a 26 fork. Trouble is the 24 has really long chainstays and the 26 a really short reach. Kids don't trash bikes if you teach them to respect them. My boys treat their bikes better than many big people.. their bikes get put down 'drive train up'. The riding that the kids are doing whose parents will buy bikes at this pricepoint benefit hugely from quality full sus..and have likely already maxed out their line choice learning on 14/16/20/24" hardtails! Dane Jewitt is top of his game for a 13yo, but there are plenty of kids following in his footsteps!
jonnyboy RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 11, 2018 at 8:15
Oct 11, 2018
Rocky Mountain Announces All-New Reaper Kids' Full Suspension Bike
The geo chart has to be wrong! Last years Reaper was 504mm reach which was already a solid inch too short for a 26" wheeled bike. 2019 26 shows 347mm!?! Thats shorter than a Ripcord 24 I really want to like the Reaper but its still compromised over other 26" kids frames because of the 24/26 crossover
jonnyboy endurasport's article
Oct 9, 2018 at 13:18
Oct 9, 2018
jonnyboy pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 6, 2018 at 7:41
Oct 6, 2018
Rocky Mountain Has 160 Bikes Stolen From Container
@mtbikeaddict: no, he's saying that rocky probably spent 80k on the shipping logistics and Import duties
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