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Rockrider 6.3

declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
edited September 2015 in Your mountain bikes
As my Saracen Mantra frame was way too small for me (17"), I decided to get a new frame, and fancied trying a full-suss. This popped up on eBay for a good price and I've now upgraded basically everything on it! I don't like the pedal bob from the rear shock but I'm grateful of it on the descents! Trying to keep it XC-orientated but the weight is hard to keep down with this frame and my budget! Hope you like it :)

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Frame: Decathlon Rockrider 6.3 (20")
Forks: Rockshox XC32 TK Solo Air (100mm)
Bars: Crank Bros Iodine 1 (700mm)
Stem: Crank Bros Iodine 1 (100mm)
Headset: A Ritchey something or other
Grips: Lizard Skins Northshore
Bar Ends: No. Just no.

Front Brake Lever assy: Deore 615
Front Caliper: Deore 615
Front disc: RT66
Rear Brake Lever assy: Deore 615
Rear Caliper: Deore 615
Rear Disc: Tektro
Hoses: Deore 615


Shifters: Deore 615 i-Spec
Cables: Deore 615
Front Mech: Deore 615
Rear Mech: XT M786 Shadow+
Chain Device: None.

Seat: Charge Spoon
Seat Post: On-One Twelfty Sport
Seat Post Clamp: Standard QR

Cranks: Deore 615
Chainring(s): Deore 615
Chain: Deore 615
Cassette: Deore 615
Pedals: M520
Bottom Bracket: Deore 615

Front Wheel: Mavic Crossride
Tire: Continental Mountain King II 2.2"

Back Wheel: Mavic Crossride
Tire: Continental Mountain King II 2.2"

Weight: Around 14KG but probably just under that now - I need to weigh it again...

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Nice! I know your lbs...
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    Nice! I know your lbs...

    Thanks! Great shop but not really local (they're about 20 miles away) :(

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  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Nice! Lose the rear reflector, tidy up the cable routing along the frame as its a mess, and buy a shock with lockout (shocks don't cost too much) and it's perfect :)
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Cqc wrote:
    Nice! Lose the rear reflector, tidy up the cable routing along the frame as its a mess, and buy a shock with lockout (shocks don't cost too much) and it's perfect :)

    Cheers :)

    It's a rear light, not a reflector ;)

    I agree that I made a right mess of the cable routing so I'll try better when I get some more cables. I'm looking at a new shock but they're still a bit expensive at the moment so that'll have to wait :(

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  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DNM-Mountain- ... 381wt_1190
    not sure if length or stroke matches, but cheap
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Cqc wrote:

    That looks really good for the money! £13 delivery and probably a load of customs charges too though (not to mention the fact that it will probably be destroyed because it's 'dangerous'). Thanks for the link though - I'll try to hunt one of these down in the UK :)

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  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Make sure the stroke length and the eye to eye lengths are the same though
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Cqc wrote:
    Make sure the stroke length and the eye to eye lengths are the same though

    Will do. It'll be a while before I get one though :wink:

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    I bought my bike from them, Steve's a nice guy. They're my lbs and they're around 100 miles away ;). Whereabouts are you?
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    I bought my bike from them, Steve's a nice guy. They're my lbs and they're around 100 miles away ;). Whereabouts are you?

    Yeah, I go riding with his son quite a bit but Steve's always busy with the shop so don't really get to see him much. I'm near Invergordon so not very close either :(

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Where abouts do you ride? If you haven't been to Golspie then you should...
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    Where abouts do you ride? If you haven't been to Golspie then you should...

    I've been to Golspie many times - I normally get the train up and just go up and down all day :D

    Currently my favorite place to ride is Strathpeffer - there are so many great trails around there, like the Puffer, the Contin XC course and the trails in Blackmuir forest :)

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    I've never been riding in Strathpeffer, but would be interested. Am I right in thinking there's no marked routes? It wouldn't normally put me off, but if I'm travelling that far it puts me off.
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    I've never been riding in Strathpeffer, but would be interested. Am I right in thinking there's no marked routes? It wouldn't normally put me off, but if I'm travelling that far it puts me off.

    They're not marked but the shop normally have a few trail maps you can buy (they're £3 I think) :)

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Might have a look next time I'm down. (Not very often)
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    Might have a look next time I'm down. (Not very often)

    It's worth it - lots of great trails all around there!

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Have you used Velocity in Inverness? They do maintenance courses, have a full workshop to rent, and do food. I went there to learn headsets, and it was really good.
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    Have you used Velocity in Inverness? They do maintenance courses, have a full workshop to rent, and do food. I went there to learn headsets, and it was really good.

    Never been there but I've heard they're good! We've got a pretty decent workshop so don't really need to rent anything. Went for a great ride around Strathpeffer today :D

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Next on the list. What about Kyle of Sutherland? It's a bit far from you, but I love the Carbisdale red.
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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    Next on the list. What about Kyle of Sutherland? It's a bit far from you, but I love the Carbisdale red.

    I've never actually been to Carbisdale - I keep meaning to but never got round to it! Balblair is amazing - better than Golspie IMO.

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    I wasn't too keen on Balblair, I find the rock faces get a bit tiresome, but the stretch after the split between the long and black runs (on the short one) is great though. It's more than worth a visit for the red.
    Cube Analog 2012 with various upgrades.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    I wasn't too keen on Balblair, I find the rock faces get a bit tiresome, but the stretch after the split between the long and black runs (on the short one) is great though. It's more than worth a visit for the red.

    Do you mean the bit where you can go left to skip the black or right to do it? I haven't done that bit - I just do the black. I must go up to Carbisdale; maybe next week!

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    There's a point on the black where you can take 2 routes, onesabout 7 miles (?) and the other 10 maybe. I haven't been there since October, it's quite sad to see them become really overgrown in summer. Last time I was there some idiot dog walkers went out along the end of the red, I nearly killed their dog. They must have known, they were walking between some berms (and there's signs everywhere).
    Cube Analog 2012 with various upgrades.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    There's a point on the black where you can take 2 routes, onesabout 7 miles (?) and the other 10 maybe. I haven't been there since October, it's quite sad to see them become really overgrown in summer. Last time I was there some idiot dog walkers went out along the end of the red, I nearly killed their dog. They must have known, they were walking between some berms (and there's signs everywhere).

    Oh yeah, I think I took the shorter route (it takes you down a grass trail doesn't it?).

    Yup, walkers can be idiots at times. You can walk anywhere so why walk on a mtb trail?

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    There's some really nice singletrack on the shorter route, I don't know about the long one though, I've never done it.
    Cube Analog 2012 with various upgrades.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Lewis A wrote:
    There's some really nice singletrack on the shorter route, I don't know about the long one though, I've never done it.

    Yeah, I remember there are some really nice switchbacks on the other side of the hill that were really fun.

    I'll probably go up to Carbisdale sometime this week to try it out - thanks for reminding me it's there! :mrgreen:

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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Enjoy it!
    Cube Analog 2012 with various upgrades.
  • love what youve done to this bike, what shock have you used? as ive ordered this frame without a shock and dont know much about them. i also dont know the eye to eye measurement so i dont know what would work :cry::cry::cry:
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    love what youve done to this bike, what shock have you used? as ive ordered this frame without a shock and dont know much about them. i also dont know the eye to eye measurement so i dont know what would work :cry::cry::cry:

    Hi there,

    This bike is still going but in a different config for my dad now! The shock shown is the original but I upgraded it to a Rockshox Monarch R which improved it quite a bit. I'm sure the shock was 165x38mm. Have fun with it :D

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