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Old 01-24-2006, 03:00 AM   #1
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:02 AM   #2
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thats such a nice bike, me and my bud were looking at that on the comp. at school(at lunch) and hes seriously considering that for his fully over an atomik but we need to know more about it price wise...
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:10 AM   #3
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they list the price in the review. I believe it was $3499 CDN.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:11 AM   #4
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that bike is so nice. so the zoki tires are crap eh
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:12 AM   #5
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i dunno, looking at the site i think i might take the 2.0 over the 3.0...
cheaper and only a difference of 66vf and 66vf2. then dhx 4.0 and 5.0
not a biggie but less cash out of my pocket..
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:15 AM   #6
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Is that you in the pics, Corey? If so, nice job piloting the bike. Looks like some sweet Crippler action to me but I could be wrong.
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Is that you in the pics, Corey? If so, nice job piloting the bike. Looks like some sweet Crippler action to me but I could be wrong.
Yeah, me on the bike, and the trail is Crippler. Good eye!
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Yeah, me on the bike, and the trail is Crippler. Good eye!

so it was crippler! Me and a friend had a debate over which trail it was over lunch ..........
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damn that is basically the exact bike i need. one problem though no $$$, when the time comes it might be that bike
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:45 AM   #10
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I noticed this contradiction in the article:

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Rocky Mountain makes all of their high-end frames right here in BC
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something rarely found on bikes built overseas.
Are they built overseas or not???

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Are they built overseas or not???

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the bikes are built in bc. with quality not found in bike built overseas.
how bout that?
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high end rockies are built in delta, BC low end are just cookie cutter frames(made in china).
In order to be able to activly compete they need cheaper frames, think in china there paid 25 a week, here 25 an hour. prices go up 125$or more per bike with handmade frames
Devinci does the same thing, basically unless you spend 800 dollars or more your frames made in some garage in hong kong.
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high end rockies are built in delta, BC low end are just cookie cutter frames(made in china).
In order to be able to activly compete they need cheaper frames, think in china there paid 25 a week, here 25 an hour. prices go up 125$or more per bike with handmade frames
Devinci does the same thing, basically unless you spend 800 dollars or more your frames made in some garage in hong kong.
Overseas manufacturing uses some of the best technology available in the industry. There are many cases where the quality exceeds what can be done locally at a viable cost.

Low end frames are low end frames. But, the kind of bikes we ride and discuss on this website and with our riding buddies are a step above, and are a product of skilled labour, regardless of the geographical location of the facility.

It definately brings down the unit cost building overseas. But let's not lower ourselves to claim the fabrication as "some garage in Hong Kong", because I think everyone here knows better.
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The quality of Tiawan built bikes compared to canadian built bikes is a non-issue,they been doing it there for 20 years...all the expertise is in tiawan.

It may in fact be very possible you would find higher quality in Tiawan
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i like rocky mountain bikes its just a bitch about the cost in the uk they are just to expensive compared to other manufacturers. I like the switch all the same ,but want it in cutom glow in the dark green.
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