Bottom Line and Ratings
As a long-travel climber, the Rocky Mountain can climb just like any other XC mountain bike. However, the overly reactive steering (especially in tight, technical turns) was a turnoff for me. This bike would probably suit the user looking for a great climber with long-travel and doesn’t encounter any technical turns or switchbacks on their trail.
4 out of 5 chili peppers for its climbing abilities.
3 out of 5 chili peppers for its steering abilities.
4 out of 5 chili peppers for its terrain absorption.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Website: http://www.bikes.com/
From the Manufacturer:
“STRAIGHT UP We’ve got your back. With a first of its kind 76-degree seat angle, you’re in a position to defy gravity at every technical uphill climb. The Straight up geometry and its bio-mechanically correct seat position allows for maximum horsepower.”
Mtbr user review highlights:
“Ymiller” from Littleton, CO says: “Climbs great, easy to manuever around, over and thru obsticles while climbing. Pedal bob is almost non-existent.”
“saddlesore” from Calgary says: “pedals really really well. Great climber. Solid component specs.” He also adds: “Handling is like my blur XC, a bit twitchy”