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

mac_manmac_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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  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,412
    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_stallpaul_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 RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    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).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    What fork does it have, can't find the info!
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,412
    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
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