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Decathlon Rockrider 8.2 £759 too good a deal to miss?

RVPRVP Posts: 42
edited June 2008 in MTB buying advice
Frame: Double-thickness 6061 aluminium . Sloping racing frame. 1.65kg ,.

Rock Shox Reba Race 100mm fork with Motion Control Pop Loc.

Drivetrain: Truvativ Stylo 2-piece 22x32x44 chainset. SRAM X9 shifters. SRAM X9 front/rear derailleurs. SRAM 950 11x34 9 speed cassette.

Position: Rockrider Comp rise oversize handlebars. Rockrider oversize 6° stem. Rockrider Comp 29.8 seatpost. Fi’zik Nisene saddle. XPedo SLCR clipless pedals. Rockrider VPA55AC headset.

Wheels: Mavic XM317 disc rims. Rockrider disk DC91/ DC32 hubs, sealed bearings. DT Swiss spokes and nipples. Hutchinson Barracuda 2.0 airlight tyres.Mavic eyelet rims: for tougher wheels. .

Brakes: Avid Juicy 5

Weight: 11.6kg (size L with pedals).

5 year warranty on frame 2 year warranty on parts

Have been looking at a hardtail around the 900-1000 mark, I had narrowed it down to the Malt 4 (938 with full XT and Reba Race) , Boardman Team/Pro or the Rockhopper Pro but then came across the Rockrider which looks sweet in all white and the spec is only bettered by the Boardman Pro (moot parts like the bars and stem, which I’d rather get my own)

Sorry to ramble but has had anyone got the 8.2 as I can’t see what the catch is? And for £759 compared to £938 (Merlin), £849/£999 (Boardman) or £899(Rockhopper) the price is too good to miss? ... #INFO-TECH


  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It is very good for the money! See if you can sit on one, try it out. Not sure about the wheels mind.
  • RVPRVP Posts: 42
    Thanks for the reply! I am going to my local decathlon tomorrow and if I like it will grab one, before everyone reads this thread and gets one :lol:

    Re: The wheels have seen on a couple of other forums that decathlon replace parts that get damaged without much of a fuss so can live with the wheels (until I get hit by the upgrading bug)
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