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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Rocky Mountain Growler. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
13 reasons to buy
- The Rocky Mountain Growler is available in three builds. Each build has the same frame, but a different amount of travel in the fork, ranging from 130mm to 150mm.
- With a steep seat tube angle, testers found that the bike put them in a position to climb efficiently.
- The price point on this bike is budget-friendly. Experts agree that it is an affordable and high-quality hardtail.
- The Growler’s long wheelbase gives riders stability at speed.
- The bike is specced with 2.6” WTB Trail Boss and Vigilante tires. Experts found these tires were fast-rolling and provided riders with traction on trails.
- One expert found the WTB Volt saddle to be comfortable.
- The bike's aluminum frame is responsive to input from the rider. It never felt twitchy.
- The bike comes with a Rocky Mountain Toonie dropper post, allowing riders to get low on descents.
- Rocky Mountain produces the Growler in four sizes. The bike is designed to best fit riders 5’2” to 6’4”.
- Testers agree that actively riding the bike helped them best maintain lines.
- Wide 800mm handlebars and a long wheelbase give riders a planted feel on the bike.
- The threaded bottom bracket on the Growler is quiet and easy to maintain.
- Internally routed cables give the bike an orderly appearance.
3 reasons not to buy
- Several experts stated that the brakes were underspecced on the bike and suggest upgrading them.
- If riders do not balance their weight correctly, the front end can easily wander when climbing steep terrain.
- Testers agree that, with its long wheelbase, the bike can be difficult to maneuver in tight and technical terrain.