People's thoughts on this bike ?

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People's thoughts on this bike ?

Postby jimmy182 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:38 am

After taking people's advice on here and going to look at the rockrider 8.1 another bike in decathlon caught my eye and after getting more money for my bike on eBay I have a bit more money to spend.

This is the bike I'm talking about the 8 xc replica

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-8- ... 68896.html

I've not come across anybody on here reccomending it and was wondering why not ? Or have I just missed them or is there better carbon framed bikes out there for the money ?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: People's thoughts on this bike ?

Postby The Rookie » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:47 pm

Not seen/heard of this before but that looks an awesome bike for the dosh!

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Re: People's thoughts on this bike ?

Postby jimmy182 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:31 pm

thats what i thought its the replica to this bike http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-8- ... 36504.html
but not seen anybody mention it on here or any proper reveiws any was wondering if there was a reason for this ?

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Re: People's thoughts on this bike ?

Postby jimmy182 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 18:48 pm

So nobody knows anything or has any thoughts on this bike ?

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Re: People's thoughts on this bike ?

Postby cooldad » Mon Oct 08, 2012 19:07 pm

Looks like a great deal - same frame as the more expensive one but with cheaper (but still good) components.
Decathlon bikes come recommended in general, so I guess if you are looking for a decent carbon bike, with potential to upgrade it should be on the list.

If I wanted something like that though, I'd get this - £100 more but with Rebas
http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FBOOWHCAB/o ... _bike_2013
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Re: People's thoughts on this bike ?

Postby jimmy182 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 20:00 pm

Ok cheers for that something to look into.

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For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby jimmy182 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:41 am

Like the title says for £900 would people be this bike ?

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-8- ... 68896.html

I sort of asked before but with not a great response.

I've seen other bikes recommended on here for less cash but with better group sets etc but with ally frames where as this is a carbon fibre frame.

Would I be better spending less and getting a better group set or getting the carbon and adding to it at a later date ?

Thanks in advance for all advice.

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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby jimmy182 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:53 am

I'm thinking something like this that has been recommended.

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1830/ ... m-7-0.html

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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby prawny » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:54 am

It's a nice bike, I had a look at one last time I was in Decathlon. The problem with it though is that for an extra hundred quid you can get an On-One Whippet, I haven't compared the spec but I'd say the On-One wins on Kudos anyway. I think it's got a better fork too.

Edit:

Just had a quick look, the Whippet has got a far better spec too

http://on-one.co.uk/i/q/FBOOWHCAB/on_on ... _bike_2013
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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby cooldad » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:55 am

viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12883175&p=17917496#p17917496

What sort of response are you actually expecting?

I would get the On One I linked to which is already upgraded.
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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby hainman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:00 am

why not buy the 8.1 and save 400quid,not much of a difference in the bikes apart from the carbon frame.would be my choice.i have the 9.1 FS and love it,been down the black run at innerleithen and done glentress last week and was approached by 2 lads to have a nosey at it,even though they were on a giant anthem and trek fuel ex8,oh and its only 700
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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby felix.london » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:08 am

Depends where ya riding but if it was a pure XC bike that I was after I think I'd go for the 100mm SID & XT crankset on the Radon and with the £300 I'd save (over the Whippet) pimp it with a carbon seatpost & bars and still have change
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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby prawny » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:09 am

Good to see we're on the same page cooldad, I didn't see that other thread either :)

@ Hainman, no more 9.1s Not yet anyway. The new 9.2 looks the dogs though.
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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby jimmy182 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:15 am

Just sold my cannondale Jekyll fs so defo not in market for another fs but that does look a nice bit of kit.
That's what I was wondering wether the 8 xc rep is worth the extra £400 to the 8.1 the only thing that puts me off the 8.1 is the colour scheme. The anodised blue looks really cheap and naff apart from that everything else is fine.

£900 is above my original budget and I was hoping to get some sort of discount on it that's why I asked for advice again because the bikes recommended were above and beyond the £900.

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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby 97th choice » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:58 am

You'll be lucky to get discount in decathlon, but don't let that put you off asking
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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby jimmy182 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:06 pm

I did ask about discount in a diffrent thread with mixed answers.

Anyway just been looking on bike discount .de website and there is 6 or so diffrent ZR team 7.0 bikes all at varies colour and prices. Why is this ? and what is the difference ?

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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby jimmy182 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:25 pm

something else i noticed is they all have a base price and then a tax and freight charge but the base price can be £50 apart but final price is the same if you see what i mean ?

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Re: For £900 would people be buying this ?

Postby warpcow » Wed Oct 10, 2012 15:07 pm

jimmy182 wrote:I did ask about discount in a diffrent thread with mixed answers.


Have you tried asking in a... ... ... ... Decathlon store?

Anyway just been looking on bike discount .de website and there is 6 or so diffrent ZR team 7.0 bikes all at varies colour and prices. Why is this ? and what is the difference ?


Radons tend to offer the same bike with either SRAM or Shimano, and then they do the ZR Race and ZR Team bike, which are slightly different in geometry, but similar in spec. Then there's next years bikes coming in too.

something else i noticed is they all have a base price and then a tax and freight charge but the base price can be £50 apart but final price is the same if you see what i mean ?


Not really. There's the price of the bike, which includes VAT, and then there's the shipping, which they show in a table on the website. That's it.

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Re: People's thoughts on this bike ?

Postby nicklouse » Wed Oct 10, 2012 15:09 pm

topics merged.
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Re: People's thoughts on this bike ?

Postby jimmy182 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 16:12 pm

Ah i see now it was the way they listed it then put the rrp below it. Really like the team 7.0 when you say dif geometry would it be suitable for trail riding still ?


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