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The Hammer SS – drive a nail into your daily routine.

The Rocky Mountain Hammer 29-inch SS is for breaking up the mundane sit-and-spin of everyday life. A basic tool of many professions, the hammer can be used as a weapon for delivering blows to geared counterparts. Riding down mountains is fun, but passing on a climb is even more fun. Hearing someone frantically hunt for the right gear… well, that is the essence of the single speed.
  • ST3 Geometry for agility, control, and strength
  • ST3 also incorporates a sloping top tube providing a lower stand over height to ease hairy dismounts
  • Dialed geometry for tight, twisty single track and steep descents
  • Reynolds 725 cromo tubing for reconnecting with your youthful BMX roots
  • For added justification comes with derailleur hanger: But, �I can put gears on it if I can�t handle it!�

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i weigh 300 pounds will this bike take the...

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i weigh 300 pounds will this bike take the punishment ill give it?

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As with all bike manufacturers Rocky has to balance strength and weight. Being 300lbs, and willing to dish out "punishment" I can't guarantee that a XC rig is going to be the best choice. I have seen plenty of XC rides break under aggressive 200-250lbs users. While Rockys are know for their strength any frame overstressed will eventually fail. That said, if you're going to ride XC trails and are a smooth rider, the steel frame and hand built wheels of the Hammer will support you fine, but don't expect it to handle excessive abuse.

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Buy it!

i quit gears and 26" wheels 2 years ago and haven't looked back. i bought this bike last year and love it. still tweaking its set up now and then but it rides great and climbs even better. it is a bit expensive but rocky mountain builds a tremendous bike (i own 2 now)and uses quality race face components. its bomb proof but still light enough to throw around in the turns. the wtb tires a great but practically impossible to get on and off the rim when encountering the occasional flat. this is the 29 ss to go with.

Rigid Hammer 29er

Rigid Hammer 29er

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I changed my hammer up a bit:
fork: white bros. super rigid (carbon)
grips: ergo w/ bar ends
cog: 20T

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like a big boy bmx

i had a 2004 hammer (26" version) with gears. probably put close to 5000 trail miles on it. awesome bike. ride it like a big BMX bike. fun to jump and handles great. i didnt think it was much of a climber but 725 steel rides so nice you forget on the way down. the race face components are reliable and sturdy. i have a reba and once i got it dialed, i like it better than my white bros. this is a sick bike. rocky mountain made the hammer simple and strong. its not flashy (except for that weird baby blue color - mine was black thank god) but it was one of my favorite bikes ever. not every ride needs a foot of travel and hundred gears. remember hucking your pk ripper over the jump you built in the front yard? its like that but now i am 40.

Anyone know why RM went with Reynolds 725...

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Anyone know why RM went with Reynolds 725 over Reynolds 853?

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725 is a tad more flexible so it gives you a little flex for comfort. 853 is super stiff and a little less comfortable. Plus I believe 853 tubing would have increased the price pretty significantly.

I can't tell from looking, does this have...

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I can't tell from looking, does this have an EBB for chain tensioning? (Note: just found the bottom bracket in the tech specs in the "frame material"...stupid me, I looked in the "bottom bracket" section.

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As per the tech specs: "Reynolds 725 cromo w/ eccentric BB and Rear der. hanger" ... and yes, you can see the EBB in the blue bottom bracket pic.

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Ships completly built

This bike ships complete. All you have to do is put on the front wheel.

Don't forget to order pedals & shoes if you don't have them already.