B'twin Rockrider 5.0 5.1 and 5.2

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B'twin Rockrider 5.0 5.1 and 5.2

Postby Greeny1210 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 23:26 pm

Hi guys

looking to get myself a bike just for fitness/health really at least to start with, will be mostly riding through parks, streets at first maybe a bit of woodland, nothing really rugged, I live In sheffield so loads of hills (avoiding as many as possible at first or I will probably have a heart attack, so got a route thats mostly fat till I am a bit fitter

anyway, been looking at the b'twin rockriders in decathlon 5.0 - 5.1 and 5.2 (budget is tight so the less the better) had a look today, and see a fair difference between 5.0 and the others but not sure about much difference between 5.1 and 5.2 or if its worth the extra cash, determined to stick at it , only other exercise I do is weights at home and walk miles most days, but i'm pretty overweight and stocky, not rode a bike for must be 17 years now but just want something different and a bit more enjoyable exercise wise

any help much appreciated, ps 2nd hand is awkward as don't have transport to pick up hence why I am looking at new

cheers
Greeny

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Re: B'twin Rockrider 5.0 5.1 and 5.2

Postby supersonic » Fri Feb 22, 2013 23:41 pm

5.2 is worth the extra. Good quality gear set, alloy components, decent weight, adjustable fork.

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Re: B'twin Rockrider 5.0 5.1 and 5.2

Postby Greeny1210 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 20:38 pm

Cheers pal, can't see the difference myself between the 2

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Re: B'twin Rockrider 5.0 5.1 and 5.2

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 23, 2013 20:51 pm

The 5.2 is lighter than the 5.1, has 24 gears, a freehub (stronger rear axle), alloy components (lighter, absorbs shock), a superior fork and higher quality wheels.

The 5.3 gets disc brakes, 27 gears and a hydraulic suspension fork.

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Re: B'twin Rockrider 5.0 5.1 and 5.2

Postby Greeny1210 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 23:54 pm

Cheers for your help mate, think I will get the 5.2

is there anything I should know, ie things that will need replacing, hears some mumbles about the tyres for rockriders and I can't really afford more than £200 ish all in


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