Bike Check: Carter Holland's Black Market Roam

The man behind Black Market Bikes walks you through his brand new trail bike, the Roam. - Photos by Jason Peters
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  • Doug_Breslin

    2/10/2012 1:28 PM

    13.9 " BB height on a Specialized Enduro.....14.0 " BB height on Black Market Roam.....Hmmmm, let me think.....yeah, I'm a gittin' me a Roam. Yeeeehaa !

  • Primoz

    12/7/2011 4:53 PM

    Isn't a 14 inch BB height more or less normal for all mountain bikes? Okay, some have a lower BB, but only by a few mm (the BB is a few mm under the wheelbase, axle-to-axle), while some are higher still (Nicolai Helius AM). I figure that the BB is on the axle line here, since the rims have a ~13 inch radius, which gets bumped up by the adition of a tyre.

  • daniel.chillemi

    12/7/2011 4:47 PM

    wow 14" BB height, reminds me of a 2003 Bullit

  • jpeters

    11/6/2011 11:30 AM

    Please note that there is more that goes into changing this frame into a 29"er and keeping the geo the same then is let on in this article. From how I understand it, the idea of it being a 26" or a 29" bike is still in development. My apologies to everyone.

  • Shop Mechanic

    11/5/2011 11:14 PM

    I would also like to see a slightly lower bb. Do the 29er dropouts compensate for bb height? Does the bb height go to over 15" when 29" wheels are installed?

  • Simon_Adcock

    11/5/2011 10:57 PM

    I Wanted a killswitch but this thing looks like a well thought out bike love that headtube emblem with the crossed pistols.

  • waveblaster

    11/5/2011 8:19 PM

    7 lbs for the frame and the air shock is less then a 1/2 pound?, and a coil shock is less then a pound?? where do you get these unbelievably light shocks?

  • MW

    11/5/2011 7:34 PM

    14"bb and then throw on 29" wheels so 15"+ hummm, no thanks??? Looks good as 26er.

  • Primoz

    11/5/2011 4:57 PM

    130-ish mm travel?

  • Joe_Graney

    11/5/2011 4:54 PM

    how do you put a 29er fork on and not change the geometry?

  • Primoz

    11/5/2011 4:19 PM

    And it could use a direct mount front derailleur...

  • SuboptimusPrime

    11/5/2011 8:06 AM

    Looks sweet...bummed out by the 14 inch BB.