Rose Owners/Lovers Only Show us your bikes please

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  • arlowood
    arlowood Posts: 2,561
    Well, things must have improved based on previous experiences I have come across in this thread.

    Ordered my X-lite Four 105 on 16th Oct. Had order confirmation the following day indicating an assembly date of 25th Oct.

    Just had an email this am that bike is with DHL for shipment.

    Now tracking on the DHL website but as yet it has been received locally and allocated for international shipping. There was a hint that it could take some time due to large volumes in the pipeline. Not that fussed but will keep checking.
    Plan to post some pics once received and set up
  • alex222
    alex222 Posts: 598
    edited January 2019
    New X Lite 6 Dura Ace Di2, size 59, arrived at the weekend.
    Everything as standard except I went for the internal junction box, which necessitated switching handlebars to the aero shaped Ritchey Streem II, plus Lizard Skin DSP 2.5 handlebar tape.
    Weight came in at 6.5kg, so 300g more than listed for the 57 of which about 40g will be the handlebars.
    Just waiting for new pedals, which with Elite Vico cages will take total to 6.8kg
    Annoyingly I didn't realise I needed to select the longer seat post as current one is beyond minimum insertion. So no test ride until that is swapped.
    Photos not great as it was dark outside and I don't have anywhere with a nice white background.

    45979702705_f2d739919f_z.jpgRose by Alex H, on Flickr
    46842461852_875941a3e4_z.jpgRose by Alex H, on Flickr
    33019098208_f8d12a3048_z.jpgRose by Alex H, on Flickr
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,543
    How tall are you Alex? (Bike looks great BTW)
  • alex222
    alex222 Posts: 598
    MrB123 wrote:
    How tall are you Alex? (Bike looks great BTW)
    Thanks. I’m 6ft 3” / 191cm.
    Comparing geometries to my XL Canyon Ultimate CF SL the 59 Rose was closest, although marginally more aggressive.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,543
    Noted, ta. I'm 6'4" and think I'd go for the 59 too if I got one of these.
  • Lovely bike
  • plodder73
    plodder73 Posts: 326
    Lovely bike, is it the right size for you, with the seatpost that high looks like you could have done with the next size up?

    I would be in hospital if I had that saddle to handlebar drop!
  • alex222
    alex222 Posts: 598
    Plodder73 wrote:
    Lovely bike, is it the right size for you, with the seatpost that high looks like you could have done with the next size up?

    I would be in hospital if I had that saddle to handlebar drop!
    Cheers. Stack slightly more aggressive than my Canyon which I’ve had for 5 years so pretty confident with set up. Although I do need to remeasure saddle height when new seatpost arrives
  • nice bike, looks 'skinny' :D
  • hypster
    hypster Posts: 1,229
    I'm 6' 4" and have been considering a Rose X-Lite 6 Disc size 59 but that picture above has put me right off. That amount of seatpost just looks all wrong.
  • plodder73
    plodder73 Posts: 326
    I agree, so why not get a 61. I'm 6'1 and I ride a 59 and it's fine, in my opinion too small for 6''4"
  • alex222
    alex222 Posts: 598
    I have dropped the seat post 1cm following some double checking of the measurements. Only a quick spin on it so far, aiming to get first proper ride on it in a couple of weeks.
  • hypster
    hypster Posts: 1,229
    Plodder73 wrote:
    I agree, so why not get a 61. I'm 6'1 and I ride a 59 and it's fine, in my opinion too small for 6''4"

    I'm riding a 60cm frame at the moment. The next size up in the Rose is 62cm and the stack of 611mm and reach of 416mm is too stretched out for my liking as well. I'd sooner have a smaller frame with a longer stem than vice versa.

    That seatpin length of Alex222, even at 1cm shorter is still way too much and I think the compact geometry of the Rose is excessive so unfortunately the X-Lite 6 is out for me. Shame as it looks like a really nice bike and I'm sure it rides really well.
  • Ok. Hands up. Who getting one?
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,543

    Ok. Hands up. Who getting one?

    They look great and the geometry would work a lot better for me than the Xlites. Looking at the prices they don't seem quite the bargain that Rose bikes used to be though (over £3600 for the mechanical Ultegra model).
  • koen
    koen Posts: 13
    edited March 2020
    I don't really get it, it's just an X-lite but with a slightly different geometry but it's heavier and more expensive.
    And the price is not even my main gripe with it, no it's an endurance bike but it doesn't fit anything larger than 30mm (officialy) and has no mudguard mounts, both things are also the same with the X-Lite!
    Alot of other endurance bikes now fit 32mm tires or 28mm with mudguards and have mounts for them!
    An example of those bikes:
    -Ribble Endurance SL
    -Specialized Roubaix
    -Cannondale Synapse
    -Trek Madone
    -Focus Paralane
    I do know there are also endurance bikes that also don't have those specs BUT those are older designs, they have had enough time to put these designs in this bike!
    Also what is it with Rose and their hate for mudguard mounts, it rains alot in Germany to!
    It's a bit of a shame, I really like rose, I have an X-lite Six that was a replacement for my Rose Xeon RS, so I know they can do great designs if they want to!
    Rose X-Lite Six Ultegra DI2
    Ribble CGR SL 105
    Canyon Lux CF 6.9 Pro
    Triban 100
  • plodder73
    plodder73 Posts: 326
    Whilst I accept that it's not the cheapest, it didn't stop me ordering one based on looks alone, it's very beautiful, blue in one light, purple in another and very sparkly in another. It is light, the only problem I can see is the replacement if the upper headset bearings can't see how that's going to be done without the removal of cables and brake hoses. Luckily mines a summer bike so hopefully not going to be needed regularly.
  • plodder73
    plodder73 Posts: 326


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  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,543
    Looks fantastic.
  • koen
    koen Posts: 13
    plodder73 said:

    Whilst I accept that it's not the cheapest, it didn't stop me ordering one based on looks alone, it's very beautiful, blue in one light, purple in another and very sparkly in another. It is light, the only problem I can see is the replacement if the upper headset bearings can't see how that's going to be done without the removal of cables and brake hoses. Luckily mines a summer bike so hopefully not going to be needed regularly.

    Euhmm it's not about the money for me (well it's not the biggest downside), it's about what it should do for the catagory they are placing it in! If u look at other NEW "endurance bikes" this isn't as capable, it doesn't have mudguardmounts, it doesn't have anymore space for tires than the X-Lite SIX and it's probably not even alot more comfortable!

    So that's why I want u to tell me why u bought this bike instead of the X-Lite that is lighter, more versatile (it accepts normal seatposts) and cheaper?!
    Rose X-Lite Six Ultegra DI2
    Ribble CGR SL 105
    Canyon Lux CF 6.9 Pro
    Triban 100
  • plodder73
    plodder73 Posts: 326
    Because I liked the aesthetics of it more than the x lite with it’s boring colours, is that a good enough reason for me to spend my money that I’ve earned?
    I don’t need mudguard mounts, I’ve tried a Trek Domane with 32mm tyres and found them a bit unnecessary on a road bike, I have another bike with 35mm tyres should I wish to be more adventurous Incidentally I’m confident this would take 32mm but im happy with 28mm.
    I don’t need to change the seat post because I got one supplied with the bike, Rose are good like that!
    I’ll let you know about comfort once I’ve ridden it any distance but it feels similar to my CGF.
    And lastly it’s very beautiful and sparkly, or did I mention this already?
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,543
    Geometry is also a consideration though.

    The Xlite wouldn't work for me, having too much reach in the size I'd need.

    The new model however would be bang on and therefore would avoid the need for a load of spacers or a very short stem.
  • mazwmb
    mazwmb Posts: 22
    edited September 2020
    My 6 year old, bit of a triggers broom which is why I think it still looks quite modern.


  • johnboy183
    johnboy183 Posts: 832
    edited September 2020
    Errr.... so a report on today’s 16/09/2020 on road.cc website is saying that Rose are no longer selling bikes to the UK. They have changed their manufacturing process and also because of a legal requirement, they are no longer able to ship bikes with left hand/rear and right hand/front braking. Also you cannot buy a frame nor buy via any of their other European sites ie .de .com and ship here. The UK site is operational and selling everything other than bikes

    Edit: further discussion https://forum.bikeradar.com/discussion/13113188/rose-no-longer-selling-to-uk-customers/p1