Brilliant (however nevertheless prototype) Rockrider enduro, XC race bikes can be at Decathlon soon

Earlier this year we noticed Decathlon’s Rockrider logo on a few very excessive-stop searching mountain bikes at the World Cup XCO circuit. Turns out, there’s extra than simply an XC bike (and a couple of XC bikes), with the retail large seeking to complete a couple of disciplines with numerous stages of bikes.

Word across the sales space changed into they’ll preserve the access stage fashions for beginners, then cut up the excessive stop stuff into “Feel” and “Race” lines, for lovers and racers, respectively. Energy changed into excessive amounts amongst French media buzzing around there (Decathlon is a French retail chain and logo), suggesting those new bikes are coming earlier than later…

Rockrider FEEL TE S enduro bike

   closeup information of prototype rockrider experience TE S carbon enduro mountain bike

The “TE” in the call probably refers to Trail Enduro, and with a 130mm rear travel pair to a 140mm fork, it’s sitting firmly in the path category. The inline shock (as opposed to a piggyback shock) reinforces that, however, who is aware of what editions is probably offered.

    closeup information of prototype rockrider experience TE S carbon enduro mountain bike

Suspension spec is extremely good with a Rockshox Pike Ultimate fork and Deluxe Ultimate trunnion-mount shock. The complete carbon body the front and rear shows they’re now no longer gambling round, however being Decathlon it’s probable to hit a completely appealing fee factor considering the fact that they’ll personal each the logo and the retail and distribution channel.

A mechanical SRAM GX Eagle organisation dealt with shifting, and Mavic Crossmax XLR carbon wheels…

   closeup information of prototype rockrider experience TE S carbon enduro mountain bike

…with housebrand tires spherical out the spec. Brakes are SRAM G2, and the complete cockpit is Rockrider, along with a dropper published with 120, 150, and 170mm travel relying on body size.

I’m digging the QR code proprietors guide without delay at the body. Chainguide, flat pedals, or even a pc mount are all indexed at the spec sheet as included.

Rockrider RACE 900/900S XC bikes

    rockrider race 900S carbon XC complete-suspension mountain bike raced at international cup through joshua dubau

Team spec consists of Manitou suspension, Hutchinson tires (that are prototypes), Answer cockpit, TRP brakes, and a K-Edge stem-cap pc mount…and Mavic wheels.

I spoke to Mavic even as on the Roc d’Azur and even as they’re now no longer pretty equipped to proportion their complete comeback story, there’s lots of electricity there, too. Stay tuned on that.

   prototype rockrider race 900S carbon XC complete-suspension mountain bike

The inventory bikes will include SRAM & Rockshox builds, together with your desire of GX or GX AXS, and for wheels both Mavic Crossmax or Reynolds carbon.

The bike receives 100mm of travel the front and rear, and the substances advocate the shocks are tuned through body size, which might be a honestly best characteristic if smaller riders had damping that laboured nicely for them.

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The rear stop seems chunky on the lowest for higher stiffness, however flattening out at the seat remains to permit a few flexes to make up for the shortage of a pivot close to the dropout.

The group bikes display dropper posts, this one no longer does, however there’s a port for inner routing to one. They’re spec’d with an aggressively low -20º stem, some other best contact for a race bike. Claimed weight for the total carbon body is 1,930g.

The RACE 900 is the hardtail model and could be available in this very excessive-stop build…and a few plenty of extra inexpensive ones. It, too, makes use of a 120mm fork.

   prototype rockrider race 900 carbon XC hardtail mountain bike

Definitely just like the indents at the body, which give extra stable mounting factors for tube/device straps and body protection. Extra ports permit for mechanical drivetrains and dropper posts here, too.

The Rockrider E-EXPL 520S e-mountain bike seems to be a part of the access stage lineup, with 140mm journey the front and rear dealt with through X-Fusion fork and shock. A MicroShift Advent-X wide-variety 10-pace organisation handles shifting, and it’s assisted through a Brose T All 70Nm motor and custom 500Wh battery.

The photon’s perspective makes it seem like a mullet, however it’s walking 29×2.4″ in the front and rear. Tektro brakes and a Rockrider alloy cockpit with dropper spherical out the spec for what’s probable to be pretty a laugh bike.

   antique and new rockrider hardtail mountain bikes aspect through aspect

Definitely now no longer their first foray into motorcycles.

Sources Decathlon.com / by Tyler Benedict / Bikerumor.com

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