Sep 1, 2012

Rock Rider 5.0

After 6 months of research and weighing between budget and value for money... finally landed with buying Btwin's leisure MTB bike RockRider 5.0. Infact this is my first ever MTB bike.

I went for small ride of 12km today and without doubt it was real smooth. I could see visible difference between the past bikes (Avon, Hercules and atlas) which I have drove.

Configuration (via Decathlon)-
Pedal : VP flat pedals with bearings. The steel components are a guarantee of strength and durability.

Wheels : 36 hole aluminium rims to reduce weight. Quick-release front hub for easy removal of the wheel, which is handy when you come to put your bike in the car, or store it at home.

Saddle : wide and comfortable PU MTB saddle. Comfortable riding position for enhanced bike control. Steel components ensure strength and durability. HL SP200 steel seatpost.

Brakes : 2-finger aluminium levers. Helical spring V-brakes. A powerful and progressive braking system. Only one finger is required to stop whenever you want. Anticorrosion treatment on nuts and bolts.

Restriction of use : not designed for mountain biking on rough terrain.

Frame : sports geometry. HI-TEN steel. Oversize tubes. Five sizes (3 men’s sizes, 3 men's and 2 women’s sizes). The large diameter steel tube provides more comfort and durability. With the easy adjustments, you will stay comfortable and in control of the bike.

Care Instructions : we advise you to read and follow the maintenance instructions found in the manual supplied with your Btwin bike.

Accuracy : V-brakes for two finger braking.

Cushioning : Wide semi-slick hybrid tyres for roads and paths.

Durability : Reinforced steel frame for added strength.

Easy to use : Semi-raised riding position. Tool-free removable font Wheel.

Weight : 14.4kg (size S).

Handle bar : .580mm steel handlebars. Steel stem. The steel components are a guarantee of the bike’s strength and durability.

Technical : DRIVE TERRAIN---24 x 34 x 42 steel chainset. Shimano TZ30 front derailleur. Shimano rear derailleur. KMC Z51 chain. The steel chainset with its plastic protection is tough and reliable. SRAM MRX 21 speed twist grips. 3x7 speed twist grip shifters to take you up the steepest hill climbs. Easy to ride for MTB beginners..

Will post more about my rides once I get hooked to it.

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