'Profile: Quality steel frame and higher-end fork at a price dominated by me-too aluminum bikes and average front ends.
Worthy Tradeoff: Although the Reynolds 525 steel saves a few bucks, it adds some weight - but ride quality doesn't suffer. This is enough bike for just about anyone's riding needs, and the mix of LX, RAce Face and Ritchey components with the Judy SL fork make this a much better-equipped entry-level trail machine than alloy bikes costing around the same.'
BICYCLING magazine - April 2000
Rocky Mountain are used to earning this sort of praise from the American magazines, so we wonder what Bicycling will make of the new Hammer Race - now upgraded with the even finer Reynolds 725 frame - same as you got on last year's £1,300 Rocky Mountain Blizzard.
Now you know why we feel it would be a customer disservice NOT to import this fine marque into the UK.
Reynolds 725 double butted CrMo. 5lbs.
Rockshox Judy SL 80mm travel
Mavic X221 rims
Rocky MTN hubs
|DT stainless steel spokes|
Maxxis MoFo tyres
Shimano Deore LX 27-speed Rapidfire Plus shifters
Shimano XT rear/LX front gears
|Shimano sealed bottom bracket|
Race Face Prodigy chainset 22/32/44t
Shimano SPD 515 pedals
SRAM ESP 7.0 V-brakes LX levers
Rocky Mountain Race riser bars, Race Face Prodigy Aheadstem
|Saddle:||Selle Italia Custom XO saddle & Race Face Prodigy seatpost|
15, 16.5, 18, 19, 20.5