B'Twin Rockrider 5.0 Mountain Bike - Shimano 21 speed - Anthracite Grey - free pump & bell - 5yr warranty  - free front and rear lights - instructional DVD -  only £99.99 @ Decathlon
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B'Twin Rockrider 5.0 Mountain Bike - Shimano 21 speed - Anthracite Grey - free pump & bell - 5yr warranty - free front and rear lights - instructional DVD - only £99.99 @ Decathlon

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Found 23rd Jul 2011
New Link Here -->‌ decathlon.co.uk/roc…tml

Heard lots of great things about these MTBs & well reviewed - quality looks great for the price - they ship these with a front and rear light and pump too.

Decided to get a bike just in case the weather starts behaving, and heard that for the price, B'Twin offer best value with this sturdy budget badboy.

Looks like a quality manufacturer (some of their bikes cost up to £2500) and the reseller is French who I believe are quite serious about their cycling - all in all I feel quite confident that this will be a safe bet on a budget bike - unlike Sports Direct.

Ordered mine and should arrive on Tuesday - will update post once arrived.

If you require delivery it's £5.99 - please note that you will have to visit the site and enter the store nearest you to confirm delivery.

Gadget Show review here -->‌ fwd.channel5.com/gad…-50

Warranty :5 years frame/2 years fork/shock absorbers/parts excluding general wear of parts. 

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Edited by: "martinelsen" 23rd Jul 2011

Nice bike...bought one last week for my lad. Comes in 3 frame sizes, ready assembled if you buy instore. Also on the lighter side approx 14kg, which is good.

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waggy67

Nice bike...bought one last week for my lad. Comes in 3 frame sizes, … Nice bike...bought one last week for my lad. Comes in 3 frame sizes, ready assembled if you buy instore. Also on the lighter side approx 14kg, which is good.


build quality looks very good - derailleur also looks impressive - also did it come with free lights - can you confirm?

Thanks.
Edited by: "martinelsen" 23rd Jul 2011

Great spot OP! Been considering getting back in the saddle for some time, so I'm going to pop into my local Decathlon store and have a look at these. For anyone interested in the quality of this brand of bike google rockrider or look here:http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/review-decathlon-rockrider-52-8964/

Good reviews here of bike above: fwd.channel5.com/gad…-50

My daughter has a ladies rockrider bike. It came fully assembled with lights, and if you like you can take them back after about 6 months for a service. They are good solid bikes and it would always be one of the first places I would look for a bike.

martinelsen

build quality looks very good - derailleur also looks impressive - also … build quality looks very good - derailleur also looks impressive - also did it come with free lights - can you confirm?Thanks.


Confirmed yes it does come with free lights, complete with batteries.

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waggy67

Confirmed yes it does come with free lights, complete with batteries.


cheers - added to the description.

Decathlon are great value for bikes but I've tried and failed to get much heat on them here. Have some of mine OP!

Not voted either way and as a heads up for someone who doesn't know about if fine..... but it's hardly a deal when this is the normal price?

I have a 5.2 at work and for the money I don't think you can go wrong with these Rockriders. I am constantly impressed with it for casual use and I can can't believe I got it for less than £200. Great in-store service too in my experience. I'd actually be tempted to try one of their top-end ones, the Rockrider 8 looks good value on paper (if a little lacking in detailed specs).

Thanks for the info

I see some Decathlon shops are selling off the Rockrider 5.1 with aluminium frame and front shocks for £129 which seems like a very decent bargain as well.

While basic kit, it's basic Shimano, so it's going to work and work pretty well.

Nice find.

Great find, shame there is no suspension else I would be right in there!

I started on a 5.2, a year later I upgraded to a 8.1.. Decathlon bikes are great value for money.

Nice find

Interesting...I see the 5.1 is an aluminium frame for another 39 quid...that may be worth it? I only cycle occasionally but the heap of scrap Apollo I got from Halfords puts me off as I have failed completely to get the gears set properly so I can use them all without them slipping.:(

hmmmmmmmmm very tempted im looking to get into cycling i work aprox 1 mile from work and i still drive there !!! need to get my lazy ars fit

Would this (or the 5.1) be alright for light road cycling as well, say, round London.... I'm not a big cycler but it would be a bit handier to have around than using the Boris Bikes when I do need to cycle!

This is a bargain. I wouldn't worry about getting an aluminium frame unless you really want front shocks as the front shock absorbers will almost cancel out the weight saving of having an aluminium frame. Besides having no suspension will mean the bike uses power more efficiently, thus you'll go a little bit faster anyway.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 27th Jul 2011

The_Spoon

Would this (or the 5.1) be alright for light road cycling as well, say, … Would this (or the 5.1) be alright for light road cycling as well, say, round London.... I'm not a big cycler but it would be a bit handier to have around than using the Boris Bikes when I do need to cycle!



Yes this would be perfect. Semi slicks tyres as standard so ideal for road use.

You wouldn't really want to take it off road anyway as the components will fail pretty quick when mixed with grime, etc and it only has a rigid fork.

For £100 this is a cracking buy though. Only 2-3 years ago something like this would probably be £100 more

Either this or the 5.1 would be fine for casual biking, as a pub bike or as a commuter - although some of the cheaper componentry may not last as long as more expensive kit if using it every day for commuting.

You will be better off without front suspension at this price point as it will be heavy and almost completely innefective.

Choosing between these two, you have a choice between Steel vs Alloy frame (making the 5.1 lighter) and Rigid vs Poor Suspension (making the 5.0 lighter)

Swings and roundabouts really - I would probably go for the cheaper 5.0 myself - while the steel frame is not as light, this weight will be more than made up for with the ligher forks and it will absorb the road vibration better and be more durable if you chuck it around.

Shame they don't put the weights on the website.

Would someone pop to their nearest store buy them both, weigh them and post the weights on here, please?

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theybrokemywatch

Shame they don't put the weights on the website.Would someone pop to … Shame they don't put the weights on the website.Would someone pop to their nearest store buy them both, weigh them and post the weights on here, please?



Et voila... gleaned from B'Twin's website:

Sizes S, M, L.
Weight 14.2kg (size L)
Colour Anthracite grey.



Edited by: "martinelsen" 27th Jul 2011

can anyone elighted me about the sizes, i cant work out which size to get, i have tried the bodymap and it just says 160cm bike size? My son is 13 and about 162cm tall, thanks

apreading

as a pub bike.



i always wondered are you allowed to cycle home from the pub after having a few. well not too drunk that your not going to kill yourself but say a couple of pints.

Edited by: "gforce85" 27th Jul 2011

coalfield

Great find, shame there is no suspension else I would be right in there!



I think that if you're buying a (brand new) bike for £99 you're better off without suspension.

i bought my road bike of decathlon after being recommended by someone on her, got free lights and a free 6 month service, 2 year warranty and 5 years on the frame

anytime i have contacted them they are VERY courtious fantastic company

The_Spoon

Would this (or the 5.1) be alright for light road cycling as well, say, … Would this (or the 5.1) be alright for light road cycling as well, say, round London.... I'm not a big cycler but it would be a bit handier to have around than using the Boris Bikes when I do need to cycle!



get a hybrid

At this price level, I think you're better off with a decent used bike.

It will hold its value, last longer and perform better than any new budget bike.

Original Poster

Either this or the 5.1 would be fine for casual biking, as a pub bike or as a commuter

Pub bike? - that means something else in these parts I can assure you

martinelsen

Et voila... gleaned from B'Twin's website:Sizes S, M, L.Weight … Et voila... gleaned from B'Twin's website:Sizes S, M, L.Weight 14.2kg (size L)Colour Anthracite grey.:{


Cheers, chum. Followed your suggestion and a look too and everyone is quite right, there is only about .3kg max difference in weights between the steel and aluminium ones depending on size.

gforce85

i always wondered are you allowed to cycle home from the pub after having … i always wondered are you allowed to cycle home from the pub after having a few. well not too drunk that your not going to kill yourself but say a couple of pints.


In my younger days, I was pulled over by Plod on my way home one Saturday night and was told that being drunk on any road-going vehicle was against the law. They told me to walk the bike the rest of the way home.

Angry, rebellious young thing that I was, I hopped straight back on it once they were out of sight.

caznwoz

can anyone elighted me about the sizes, i cant work out which size to … can anyone elighted me about the sizes, i cant work out which size to get, i have tried the bodymap and it just says 160cm bike size? My son is 13 and about 162cm tall, thanks



I would suggest a 16" frame for someone that size, 18" would probably be fine seeing as he's still grow. I'm assuming small will be 16", medium 18" and large 20" as most bikes roughly are, but it doesn't say the exact size on the decathlon website.

There's a "review" of this bike in this weeks Mountain Bike Rider magazine in their £100 challenge if you were considering using it off road. I wouldn't consider using this off road, its probably a decent bike for riding round the park with the kids though.

Sweetchuck

In my younger days, I was pulled over by Plod on my way home one Saturday … In my younger days, I was pulled over by Plod on my way home one Saturday night and was told that being drunk on any road-going vehicle was against the law. They told me to walk the bike the rest of the way home.Angry, rebellious young thing that I was, I hopped straight back on it once they were out of sight.8)



You were lucky not to get points on your lice... WAIT A MINUTE .

I'm sure you'd have to be very unlucky to get more than a friendly telling off.

So these B'Twin cheapies are definitely better than the Halfords Apollo cheapies? I just want something that works properly!

want a bike for her indoors, for every day use mainly off road stuff what Btwin would be best ?

theybrokemywatch

So these B'Twin cheapies are definitely better than the Halfords Apollo … So these B'Twin cheapies are definitely better than the Halfords Apollo cheapies? I just want something that works properly!



Without a doubt.

101monkeys

want a bike for her indoors, for every day use mainly off road stuff what … want a bike for her indoors, for every day use mainly off road stuff what Btwin would be best ?



You want a bke for riding indoors?
It depends what kind of off road conditions you're thinking of riding on. If its bridle ways and paths this one will be fine.

Needed to pick up a cheapish bike now I have lost weight and can get my fat **** on one! Can anyone recommend a nice comfy saddle to use?

Looks ok but more of a road bike than mountain isn't it?
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