B'TWIN Rockrider 560 Mountain Bike £339.99 @ DECATHLON
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B'TWIN Rockrider 560 Mountain Bike £339.99 @ DECATHLON

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Found 12th Oct 2015
This bike was posted a few months back on here at £400 and did quite well.
Ive just ordered it as i tried it out yesterday in store and was happy with it. After researching for past few weeks Ive gone for it. As for the money and spec it seems really good value.

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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
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Fork ROCK SHOX XC32 TK SOLO AIR 100 mm, with SRAM Pop Loc handlebar lockout.
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Suspension No rear suspension.
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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.
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Brakes AVID DB1 brakes, equipped with 160 mm front and rear openwork discs
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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.
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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.
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Steering A-Headset 1-1/8" external headset, with sealed bearings for excellent watertightness.
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Saddle BTWIN ROCKRIDER 560 saddle with a "soft touch" finish:sporty look, comfortable to ride. Wear-resistant side reinforcements.
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Seat post Aluminium seat post, 29.8 mm diameter, 350 mm long. Saddle fastens with 2 screws for optimum weight.
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Wheels Aluminium double-walled AERO All Round wheels with a high 19C wide profile, 32 spokes, 9 mm front and rear axles.
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Tyres Versatile MICHELIN Country Trail tyres, 26 x 2.00, flex bead.
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Pedals BTWIN Sport clipless pedals.
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Accessories Optional accessories, including bottle cage, mud guards, under-the-saddle bag, rear pannier rack, smartphone holder, GPS, etc.
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Weight 12.9 kg (size L) without pedals.
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Electric assistance No electric assistance.

Thanks rev6

Edited by: "mivanpy" 13th Oct 2015
Seems a lot of bike for the money.
Damn, I paid £399 so am rather bitter at the further price drop. It was worth the £399.

It took a lot of fettling to get it right as the setup at Decathlon is rubbish, I had to ask for the tyres to be pumped up to ride it home!

Edited by: "GoNz0-" 12th Oct 2015
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GoNz017

Damn, I paid £399 so am rather bitter at the further price drop. It was … Damn, I paid £399 so am rather bitter at the further price drop. It was worth the £399.It took a lot of fettling to get it right as the setup at Decathlon is rubbish, I had to ask for the tyres to be pumped up to ride it home!



Read your comments on previous post. so glad your happy with your purchase. Getting it delivered so hoping its gonna be easy to set up. Like you i now need a few accesories. Lock ,helmet ,pedals, drinks bottle and clothing could get pricey oO.

Got any recomendations?

Plus dont be bitter, you would never buy anything if waiting for reductions. main thing is your happy with it!

Edited by: "mivanpy" 12th Oct 2015
That £60 could get me a seat that doesn't cripple me after an hours ride
So far I have got a decent front light to get me down the canal path at night, 600 lumens is just about enough but I think a cheap import for the helmet soon. The rear for nows a £2.50 LED/Laser one off eBay that works well but I wan't brighter for on road use at night.

And I don't do the skin tight cycle shorts so I got the padded under version, still cripples me on that bloody seat though!

Only thing I have on it at the mo is a pair of V12 copies as I can't deal with being clipped in, you do not slip off V12's ( I was advised V8's but the 12's have sealed bearings so less work needed in the long run)

I throw drinks in my backpack until I get a bladder for the right price to fit in it and as of yet have not won an auction for a good U lock
At my age and weight you need to stop and get your heart rate back below 160 before having a heart attack requiring an air ambulance if you are lucky enough to be found!

Not been out on it for a few weeks as we all got colds so riding was out the window!

The Decathlon MTB helmet was a poor buy as is has elastic instead of a dial adjustment so it's crap and hurts after a while.

Also still looking for better tyres and a pump as I just have patches and gas cartridges at the mo.

Brakes are good but noisy so maybe pads soon, read up on bedding them in as I think I got it wrong, I should have got them hotter than I did, same as a car slow bedding in is wrong, cook em and ride them cool a few times.

Buy a shock pump, the decathlon ones spot on for under £20, Also the track pumps good for under £15

Edited by: "GoNz0-" 12th Oct 2015
Stunning spec for that price, premium components all round, I paid that for a 2nd hand bike with some lesser components.
I visited four or five Decathlon stores whilst in France this year and was eyeing this up. Instead I went and upgraded my old MTB (spent out on Friday just gone). Had I known this was being reduced I would have bought this instead. Kids have the RR 340 (daughter) and 500 (youngest son) and the bikes are fantastic. My eldest is currently thinking about their entry level roadbike, the Triban 500 SE.
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GoNz017

That £60 could get me a seat that doesn't cripple me after an hours ride … That £60 could get me a seat that doesn't cripple me after an hours ride :)So far I have got a decent front light to get me down the canal path at night, 600 lumens is just about enough but I think a cheap import for the helmet soon. The rear for nows a £2.50 LED/Laser one off eBay that works well but I wan't brighter for on road use at night.And I don't do the skin tight cycle shorts so I got the padded under version, still cripples me on that bloody seat though!Only thing I have on it at the mo is a pair of V12 copies as I can't deal with being clipped in, you do not slip off V12's ( I was advised V8's but the 12's have sealed bearings so less work needed in the long run)I throw drinks in my backpack until I get a bladder for the right price to fit in it and as of yet have not won an auction for a good U lock :(At my age and weight you need to stop and get your heart rate back below 160 before having a heart attack requiring an air ambulance if you are lucky enough to be found!Not been out on it for a few weeks as we all got colds so riding was out the window!The Decathlon MTB helmet was a poor buy as is has elastic instead of a dial adjustment so it's crap and hurts after a while.Also still looking for better tyres and a pump as I just have patches and gas cartridges at the mo.Brakes are good but noisy so maybe pads soon, read up on bedding them in as I think I got it wrong, I should have got them hotter than I did, same as a car slow bedding in is wrong, cook em and ride them cool a few times.Buy a shock pump, the decathlon ones spot on for under £20, Also the track pumps good for under £15



Seat that bad? oO

Like the idea of padded shorts for underneath though good shout. I use a excersise bike alot and could have done with some of those. duh.

Thanks for the advise on the V12's ill get some of those. As i asked the guy yesterday instore and he said he would swap them out but as im getting online ill end up with those small clip in pedals.

Thanks for tips on other stuff, truly appreciate it.

Ps get well soon! That seat is missing you.





Edited by: "mivanpy" 12th Oct 2015
GoNz017

That £60 could get me a seat that doesn't cripple me after an hours ride … That £60 could get me a seat that doesn't cripple me after an hours ride



Get a gel seat cover.
I bought one and it makes a world of difference
Cracking deal
jh787

Get a gel seat cover.I bought one and it makes a world of difference


I thought about it but would like something a little wider 1st
Great bike btwin are iv got the rock rider 5.2 model great bikes all round GREAT BUY
Looks like a decent bike at the RRP.... stupidly good for under £340!

Pleasing on the eye too.
I currently have a trek x calibre 9 2015 on hold for £699. Should I get this one instead?
Edited by: "smant" 12th Oct 2015
smant

I currently have a trek x calibre 9 2015 on hold for £699. Should I get … I currently have a trek x calibre 9 2015 on hold for £699. Should I get this one instead?


If you want to save the money then yes.
Good price. I got the Rockrider 520 a while ago (It's currently £10 less than the 560) and it's been a decent bike. The 520 is known for an issue with the chain skipping/slipping. My local store sorted this out first time around (replaced the entire rear wheel assembly) under warranty but unfortunately after about 14 months of having the new wheel, the issue has started happening again.

I took it into store the other day in the hope they'd replace the wheel again but the team were clearly rushed off their feet and arranged for me to come back another time. We'll see what happens!
Also please remember to get decent locks if you're planning on leaving this out in public! On Sunday I came back to my bike (which was locked in the city centre) and the poor guys on the rack next to me were on the phone to the police- having had their 2-week old bikes (worth over a grand in total) stolen. They'd locked them together using a £4 combination lock. Oops!

Get either two of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AW7P7JK

or one of the above plus a thick cable lock for your front wheel. It's recommended you spend at least 10% of your bike's value on locks.
Absolute bargain and all sizes are in stock.
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dry

Also please remember to get decent locks if you're planning on leaving … Also please remember to get decent locks if you're planning on leaving this out in public! On Sunday I came back to my bike (which was locked in the city centre) and the poor guys on the rack next to me were on the phone to the police- having had their 2-week old bikes (worth over a grand in total) stolen. They'd locked them together using a £4 combination lock. Oops!Get either two of these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AW7P7JKor one of the above plus a thick cable lock for your front wheel. It's recommended you spend at least 10% of your bike's value on locks.



That's what I've ordered but the one with the cable aswell for a fiver more.





Cracking spec for the money, no better deal at this price point
I've been considering taking up mountain biking and had decided to wait until next years Cycle To Work Scheme comes around to buy cheaper.

What I'm now wondering is, am I likely to save at all by waiting until March and getting 25% off through the scheme or is this deal good enough to bite the bullet now?
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marathonic

I've been considering taking up mountain biking and had decided to wait … I've been considering taking up mountain biking and had decided to wait until next years Cycle To Work Scheme comes around to buy cheaper.What I'm now wondering is, am I likely to save at all by waiting until March and getting 25% off through the scheme or is this deal good enough to bite the bullet now?



Well this is was a decent spec for £500 so presuming you see something of same value, with your 25% off that would be £375 this is £340 so on that basis this would be a better shout. Out of interest where can you use that discount. Halfords?
Edited by: "mivanpy" 12th Oct 2015
mivanpy

Well this is was a decent spec for £500 so presuming you see something of … Well this is was a decent spec for £500 so presuming you see something of same value, with your 25% off that would be £375 this is £340 so on that basis this would be a better shout. Out of interest where can you use that discount. Halfords?



A lot of companies restrict it to Halfords but mine allow any bike shop. I actually sourced a few Planet X road bikes over the past number of years through the scheme but am bored with the roads
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marathonic

A lot of companies restrict it to Halfords but mine allow any bike shop. … A lot of companies restrict it to Halfords but mine allow any bike shop. I actually sourced a few Planet X road bikes over the past number of years through the scheme but am bored with the roads



Ah great so you have choice. I only had seen people mentioning previously about using the scheme with Halfords. Upto you then eh. Decisions Decisions.
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Estimated delivery is a week, so not gonna get on it this weekend. Unless they bring it forward. Hope so. Be good to get out with my little one as well.
My height puts me right between the large and x-large. Without bring able to try one I have ordered the x-large. How have people with experience of btwin found their sizing? I know the my previous bike I favoured a slighter larger size.
smant

My height puts me right between the large and x-large. Without bring able … My height puts me right between the large and x-large. Without bring able to try one I have ordered the x-large. How have people with experience of btwin found their sizing? I know the my previous bike I favoured a slighter larger size.



I spoke with Decathlon as i was in the same situation as you. They advised sizing up and you can also shorten the stem and adjusting the saddle to assist.
I'm six foot. What size is generally suitable on this bike, L or XL? I should be L but is a size up advisable.

Edited by: "Sancho" 13th Oct 2015
Be aware that B'Twin is just a Decathlon own brand, nothing special.
Bikedude

Be aware that B'Twin is just a Decathlon own brand, nothing special.



Is this comment in relation to the bike itself or badge snobbery - just asking as I'm ordering up now.
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Medium out of stock now!
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marathonic

Is this comment in relation to the bike itself or badge snobbery - just … Is this comment in relation to the bike itself or badge snobbery - just asking as I'm ordering up now.





You know of a special bike with these specs?
Edited by: "mivanpy" 13th Oct 2015
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Sancho

I'm six foot. What size is generally suitable on this bike, L or XL? I … I'm six foot. What size is generally suitable on this bike, L or XL? I should be L but is a size up advisable.



Judging by their size guide you are on verge of L/XL. I'm the other M/L but having tried both opted for M

Edited by: "mivanpy" 20th Oct 2015
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Looking for a decent size guide to add here to help others.

Having trouble with phone though.

Edited by: "mivanpy" 13th Oct 2015
smant

My height puts me right between the large and x-large. Without bring able … My height puts me right between the large and x-large. Without bring able to try one I have ordered the x-large. How have people with experience of btwin found their sizing? I know the my previous bike I favoured a slighter larger size.


Get XL, I am 6'2 and have the seat post at it's limit to have my leg with a little bend as it should be with the crank arm down.


I may get a shorter stem at some stage but will move the seat forward again before I commit to that.


Edited by: "GoNz0-" 13th Oct 2015
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http://www.decathlon.co.uk/size-guide.html

Go about half way down for the MTB size guide.

Im 175cm so in the M/L bracket but having tried both went for the M
Edited by: "mivanpy" 13th Oct 2015
mivanpy

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/size-guide.htmlGo about half way down for the … http://www.decathlon.co.uk/size-guide.htmlGo about half way down for the MTB size guide.Im 175cm so in the M/L bracket but having tried both went for the M



Worth noting the specs on the link.

SizeS (1.55m-1.65m)
M (1.66m-1.75m)
L (1.76m-1.85m)
XL (1.86m-2m)
Edited by: "Sancho" 13th Oct 2015
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Sancho

Worth noting the specs on the link state.SizeS (1.55m-1.65m) M … Worth noting the specs on the link state.SizeS (1.55m-1.65m) M (1.66m-1.75m) L (1.76m-1.85m) XL (1.86m-2m)



There is another more detailed chart. States that 173-176
M/L Personal preference. Could have tall torso /small legs etc Im of normal proportion by the way. Although packing a little more than i would like on the old belly


MTB
Height:
(in cm) Size

135 - 150/XS
150 - 165/S
165 - 173/M
173 - 176M/L
176 - 180/L
180 - 184L/XL
184 - 195XL










Edited by: "mivanpy" 13th Oct 2015
How does this compare with Carrera Vulcan? halfords.com/cyc…015
Edited by: "roadrunner1" 13th Oct 2015
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roadrunner1

How does this compare with Carrera Vulcan? … How does this compare with Carrera Vulcan? http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/carrera-vulcan-mens-mountain-bike-2015



Not sure just had a quick lool but i think the forks are better on this for starters. Hopefully someone will come along with a more detailed and knowledgable comparison.



Edited by: "mivanpy" 13th Oct 2015
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