AM bike at Decathlon. Looks good value - what say you?

mac_man
mac_man Posts: 918
edited June 2018 in MTB buying advice
I was browsing my local store and saw this:
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-a ... 07469.html

First time I've seen Decathlon do a longer travel bike. From the specs it should give the Bossnut a run for its money. And is that a decent rear suspension set up I see and not just a single pivot? Not that theres anything so wrong with single pivot designs, but nice to see something a bit more sophisticated.
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Comments

  • steve_sordy
    steve_sordy Posts: 2,441
    Looks OK, I would prefer a test ride before judging any further. The spec seems to tick the boxes.

    Why don't you buy one and let us all know how you get on? :wink:
  • tallpaul_s
    tallpaul_s Posts: 130
    Spec doesn't look too bad although it's still a few years behind on geometry - 68 head angle, 71 seat angle and 448mm reach on the XL which is really bloody short!! 445mm chainstays too, that's crazy long!
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    Very continental 'long travel XC' bike geometry and angleset would help nicely, that said I like how they've spent the money on the bits that truly matter like the suspension and thrifted where its less relevant (like the NX gearing).
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    What fork does it have, can't find the info!
  • steve_sordy
    steve_sordy Posts: 2,441
    supersonic wrote:
    What fork does it have, can't find the info!


    Its on the initial link

    MANITOU Machette AIR front suspension with 140 mm of travel