- Rocky Mountain in the UK?
Has anyone had any luck with RM bikes in the UK since Evans dropped them? I’m sort of looking at an Element to use for some marathon type racing next year and they have some good deals at: http://www.rockymountainuk.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4 however there’s no contact info on the site, however you can buy from there, I’m not even sure it’s a legit shop?!
However if you look here, http://www.rockymountainuk.com the website is actually Greenover Sports with different (full RRP) prices. I’ve emailed them with no response.
So has anyone got a recent RM and if so where did you get it from?Posted 3 years ago
I have an Element – one of the best 29er short travel FS, in fact of all FS bikes, it’s gorgeous all over
I emailed RM for a bearing set and they were spot on. They know they haven’t got representation here, so bend over bacj=kwards to get stuff to you and keep you riding
I certainly wouldn’t sweat itPosted 3 years ago
Geo is good too – short CS, slack but fun
OE equipment – Formula R1 brakes, Srma X9
Hydroformed tubes, and a rear suspension to beat all others – climbing is uber efficient
Active braking is just a joy
When you email you talk to the source itself – when I was discussing bearings, I was talking to the bearing amnPosted 3 years agodan86Member
Greenover were impossible to contact when my Vertex cracked (second one to break, only 2 months old), ended up selling it as damaged. At the time they had just become the distributers and had an email that they never responded to, and no phone number online (that may have changed now).
I recently bought a frame from The Bike Shed (They have shops in Exeter/Crediton/Barnstaple) and they had Rocky Mountain’s in there, too. The Bike ShedPosted 3 years agobooktownmanSubscriber
Biped in Brecon are RM dealers. He had an Element 950 on sale there for £2k the other week, maybe still has it.
My main bike is Slayer SXC50, only the frame is original now! Greenover weren’t much use when I snapped a pivot bolt so I ended up having one machined for all of £25. Very tidy job!Posted 3 years ago
The (first world) issue I’ve got is looking at the rear shock, the 950RSL comes with a CTD Evolution shock, which I reckon will be rubbish and can’t be tuned. The next model up has the FIT shock but costs significantly more. Anyone have a 2014 and any comments on the shock. They are also impossible to replace due to their tiny size (6×1.25″).Posted 3 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
The shock on the element can be replaced with a RS model that comes on the 990/999 bikes. My mate sells them over here and has been flogging loads in the last 2 years. Rode the previous altitude and the element, liked both. Some good bikes across all levels.Posted 3 years ago
Know quite a few running the element 990/999 as a complete race bike, upgrading to XX1 mostly. This however is Australia so a bit further away.MarmosetMember
My 2012 970 Element runs an RS Monarch shock, so there are other options out there. I think it’s a great bike, handles like a 26″ bike, apart from on the uphill hairpins, where it’s length shows, and rolls over just about anything.
It feels like it has far more travel than it actually has.
The only problem I have is finding enough time to ride it.Posted 3 years ago
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