B'TWIN Rockrider 560 Mountain Bike 20% off £400 @ Decathalon
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B'TWIN Rockrider 560 Mountain Bike 20% off £400 @ Decathalon

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Found 27th Jun 2015
20% off normal price!! same price as lowest model RR540 but this one is with shimano toys.

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Looks very nice. Air shocks too and hydraulic brakes.

1 Frame 6061 T4 & T6 aluminium frame. Sloping racing geometry: … 1 Frame 6061 T4 & T6 aluminium frame. Sloping racing geometry: Responsive, lightweight and manoeuvrable. Oversized seat and chain stays for greater rigidity and durability. 1.85 kg in size S; available in 4 sizes 2 Fork ROCK SHOX XC32 TK SOLO AIR 100 mm, with SRAM Pop Loc handlebar lockout. 3 Suspension No rear suspension. 4 Drive train SHIMANO DEORE 24/32/42 crankset. SHIMANO SLX 10-speed rear derailleur. SHIMANO DEORE 3-speed front derailleur. Shimano DEORE shifters. SHIMANO DEORE 11/36 cassette. KMC X10 chain. 5 Brakes AVID DB1 brakes, equipped with 160 mm front and rear openwork discs 6 Handlebars Aluminium handlebar with a 31.8 mm diameter at the midpoint (oversize). Length: 660 mm for sizes S and M, and 680 mm for sizes L and XL. 7 Stem Aluminium BTWIN ROCKRIDER 560 stem compatible with 31.8 mm diameter (oversize) handlebars. Length: 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 mm for sizes S / M / L / XL, respectively. 8 Steering A-Headset 1-1/8" external headset, with sealed bearings for excellent watertightness. 9 Saddle BTWIN ROCKRIDER 560 saddle with a "soft touch" finish:sporty look, comfortable to ride. Wear-resistant side reinforcements. 10 Seat post Aluminium seat post, 29.8 mm diameter, 350 mm long. Saddle fastens with 2 screws for optimum weight. 11 Wheels Aluminium double-walled AERO All Round wheels with a high 19C wide profile, 32 spokes, 9 mm front and rear axles. 12 Tyres Versatile MICHELIN Country Trail tyres, 26 x 2.00, flex bead. 13 Pedals BTWIN Sport clipless pedals. 14 Accessories Optional accessories, including bottle cage, mud guards, under-the-saddle bag, rear pannier rack, smartphone holder, GPS, etc. 15 Weight 12.9 kg (size L) without pedals. 16 Electric assistance No electric assistance.

Nice bike

Edited by: "jamgin" 27th Jun 2015

Mega bike for the price. No brainier!

That's an amazing bike for the price.

Is it easy to set up / adjust forks & front stem if ordering online? I am a novice!! Never had suspension always a rigid fork!!

Good deal!

MBCH

Is it easy to set up / adjust forks & front stem if ordering online? I am … Is it easy to set up / adjust forks & front stem if ordering online? I am a novice!! Never had suspension always a rigid fork!!



Front forks will be set up already you just have to put the wheels on and the stem. Yes it's easy. Buy some decent flat pedals from Chainreactioncycles for about 20 quid.
Edited by: "Chamaeleon" 27th Jun 2015

Calibre Point.50 is £395 (33% off) at go outdoors. Which is better?

ThisName

Front forks will be set up already you just have to put the wheels on and … Front forks will be set up already you just have to put the wheels on and the stem. Yes it's easy. Buy some decent flat pedals from Chainreactioncycles for about 20 quid.



Thank you very much! I was considering a cyclo cross bike (as I don't do serious off - road....just want a solid bike to get from A - B, and be able to venture off-road as well)

Compare to the budget Specialized and Kona etc you get far more bang for buck with the drivetrain and forks with these bikes with a fantastic frame warranty. Either some of the big brands have ridiculous markups or something is not quite right. Reviews for Decathlon own bikes over the years be it Rockrider or B'twin however suggest otherwise. Fantastic value.

MBCH

Thank you very much! I was considering a cyclo cross bike (as I don't do … Thank you very much! I was considering a cyclo cross bike (as I don't do serious off - road....just want a solid bike to get from A - B, and be able to venture off-road as well)



This will do that. It will do some serious off road too.

cicobuff

Compare to the budget Specialized and Kona etc you get far more bang for … Compare to the budget Specialized and Kona etc you get far more bang for buck with the drivetrain and forks with these bikes with a fantastic frame warranty. Either some of the big brands have ridiculous markups or something is not quite right. Reviews for Decathlon own bikes over the years be it Rockrider or B'twin however suggest otherwise. Fantastic value.



It's really that simple. Marketing / shoving brands down our throats is expensive. The B'twin business model is more reserved and passes the saving onto the customer.
Edited by: "mugen6" 27th Jun 2015

elbrownos

Calibre Point.50 is £395 (33% off) at go outdoors. Which is better?



Cannot see the weight of the Calibre Point 50, or frame warranty, I would check into that (13.6kg in this review)....otherwise they are both specced to around the same level, Calibre Point 50 using SRAM X5 and this B'twin using Deore/SLX drivetrain.

Personally think the B'twin looks nicer, however check frame geometry of both bikes, it could just come down to which one feels right, so little to differentiate which one is better value, they both look like good entry points into decent trail bike territory at sensible prices if you ask me.

cicobuff

Cannot see the weight of the Calibre Point 50, or frame warranty, I would … Cannot see the weight of the Calibre Point 50, or frame warranty, I would check into that (13.6kg in this review)....otherwise they are both specced to around the same level, Calibre Point 50 using SRAM X5 and this B'twin using Deore/SLX drivetrain.Personally think the B'twin looks nicer, however check frame geometry of both bikes, it could just come down to which one feels right, so little to differentiate which one is better value, they both look like good entry points into decent trail bike territory at sensible prices if you ask me.



I reckon you could smash black runs in this if you wanted. Maybe not smash....
Edited by: "Chamaeleon" 27th Jun 2015

very tempting as I was looking at the Boardman 650B hardtail for £500

GoNz017

very tempting as I was looking at the Boardman 650B hardtail for £500



Just bear in mind that this has 26" Wheels rather than 27.5". Personally I am well out of touch with MTB wheel trends and used to the old skool 26"...reading about it both 27.5 and 29" wheeled bikes come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages to consider. Depends what you are looking for in a bike though.

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So let me bite, troll. Coming into a thread with a comment like that, let's hear you put your money where your mouth is. Some people actually appreciate advice on HUKD, you know there could actually be people here seriously thinking about a good, reliable, starter trail bike. If this in your opinion is a 'bike shaped object' let's hear it, come on, give some useful advice in the thread.

cicobuff

So let me bite, troll. Coming into a thread with a comment like that, … So let me bite, troll. Coming into a thread with a comment like that, let's hear you put your money where your mouth is. Some people actually appreciate advice on HUKD, you know there could actually be people here seriously thinking about a good, reliable, starter trail bike. If this in your opinion is a 'bike shaped object' let's hear it, come on, give some useful advice in the thread.


Or he was joking?

ThisName

This will do that. It will do some serious off road too.


I don't trust your advice. You have to set up your forks by pumping them up for your weight and changing rebound damping etc

Great beginner's bike capable of some proper off-roading unlike the BSO tat from the supermarkets.

MAdam98

Or he was joking?



Doing a search on his username and general negativity and further trolling and non-submitting deals nope...just a reactionary troll with no useful advice for anyone.

Btwin bikes are great,but if you live miles from a Decathlon shop buy online and have it delivered,saves all the hassle if you have to take it back for repair as they will pick it up if anything goes wrong

Great bike for the money. I bought a similarly specced one recently for 650 and thought that was a good deal

how does this compare to the specialized rockhoppers ?

I am looking to buy a bike for ~40 mile canal path cycling every weekend. The price for this is slight out of reach for me- would Carrera Subway 1 for £229 be considered a reasonably good value.

cicobuff

Just bear in mind that this has 26" Wheels rather than 27.5". Personally … Just bear in mind that this has 26" Wheels rather than 27.5". Personally I am well out of touch with MTB wheel trends and used to the old skool 26"...reading about it both 27.5 and 29" wheeled bikes come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages to consider. Depends what you are looking for in a bike though.


probably not much offroading and if the wife has her way a kiddie carrier on the flipping back of it! I guess bigger wheels help with holes and stuff. I am 40 and overweight, losing weight but need to get fit if I have any hope in watching my kids grow up...

Good bike and good value but ridiculous that people are buying this type of thing for road/towpath riding. Unnecessarily heavy for that sort of thing; presumably driven by fashion or ignorance? If you don't want to go riding real mountains you'd be far better off with a good hybrid: add some more suitable tyres for modest trails if necessary.

GoNz017

probably not much offroading and if the wife has her way a kiddie carrier … probably not much offroading and if the wife has her way a kiddie carrier on the flipping back of it! I guess bigger wheels help with holes and stuff. I am 40 and overweight, losing weight but need to get fit if I have any hope in watching my kids grow up...



Don't be too negative on yourself, you are doing the right thing getting healthier. If not intending doing much offroad then perhaps you might like to consider deals on hybrid bikes with either 27.5"(650) or 29" (700) wheels instead?

MAdam98

I don't trust your advice. You have to set up your forks by pumping them … I don't trust your advice. You have to set up your forks by pumping them up for your weight and changing rebound damping etc



Deleted my comment by mistake. You dont need to do those things. Unless you're especially overweight

Besford

Good bike and good value but ridiculous that people are buying this type … Good bike and good value but ridiculous that people are buying this type of thing for road/towpath riding. Unnecessarily heavy for that sort of thing; presumably driven by fashion or ignorance? If you don't want to go riding real mountains you'd be far better off with a good hybrid: add some more suitable tyres for modest trails if necessary.



Nah, get this and use it on roads. So it's marginally more effort than a hybrid? Get fitter quicker then don't you. Then when it takes your fancy go to a trail centre, or up your nearest mountain. Best of both worlds.

Romi

I am looking to buy a bike for ~40 mile canal path cycling every weekend. … I am looking to buy a bike for ~40 mile canal path cycling every weekend. The price for this is slight out of reach for me- would Carrera Subway 1 for £229 be considered a reasonably good value.



I got the subway 1 for exactly the same reason. I do about 30 miles a week canal side rides and a second hand subway 1 for £130 just the job. I'd consider second hand rather than new for one of those as big savings from people who buy with the best of intentions, only for the bike to sit in the shed, then decide to sell.

Wow what a great spec and for £400! I know alot of companies throw around some optimistic RRP's but even at full price this would be a good deal.

I think the wheels might be a bit budget but I can't see how there would be any money left in the pot at all after they'd put those shocks and that group on it so the fact is has any wheels at all is pretty good.

Great spec for the money, if you are not doing any off roading then just get some road bias tyres like schwalbe city jets, make a massive difference.

elbrownos

Calibre Point.50 is £395 (33% off) at go outdoors. Which is better?



They're both good spec for the price, Having tested both recently though i did prefer the calibre, but a bike and its geometry can be a personal thing so i would recommend trying any bike before purchasing if at all possible. I would also recommend buying it boxed and having a local bike shop assemble it if you're not into that sort of thing yourself as (and this is no dig at the staff at decathlon or go outdoors) the bikes i tried were not assembled optimally.

cicobuff

Don't be too negative on yourself, you are doing the right thing getting … Don't be too negative on yourself, you are doing the right thing getting healthier. If not intending doing much offroad then perhaps you might like to consider deals on hybrid bikes with either 27.5"(650) or 29" (700) wheels instead?


Not being negative at all
The thing is I would have got a hybrid but I also want to throw it around some tracks when we go to Cornwall and hopefully get my kids into it when and as they get more confident on bikes.

GoNz017

Not being negative at all :)The thing is I would have got a hybrid but I … Not being negative at all :)The thing is I would have got a hybrid but I also want to throw it around some tracks when we go to Cornwall and hopefully get my kids into it when and as they get more confident on bikes.



Hence why a hybrid is better for your needs? Best of both worlds.

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Great bikes, great price.

MAdam98

I don't trust your advice. You have to set up your forks by pumping them … I don't trust your advice. You have to set up your forks by pumping them up for your weight and changing rebound damping etc


You /can/ do these things, but have to? Nash. Keep the entry bar low - this is a bike that you can jump on and ride without any issue at all (although a bit more shock air might help if you weigh 30 stone!).

Plenty of stuff to play with, including the things you mentioned, but none of this should stop you just jumping on the bike and getting out there!
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