Rose rear suspension difference 2013 to 2014?

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Tommygunn792
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Rose rear suspension difference 2013 to 2014?

Postby Tommygunn792 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:59 pm

I was interested in buying a discounted 2013 Rose Granite Chief but now I’ve seen the rear suspension setup for their 2014 models.
I’ve heard that the 2013 system had some trouble with absorbing small bumps so they have tweaked the 2014 system to absorb all hits.
Has anyone got any comment on this, has anyone used a Rose bike with the 2013 or older geometry?
Do I buy now with the old geometry and get a hefty discount or wait till November for the new bikes?

Cheers,
Tom.

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Re: Rose rear suspension difference 2013 to 2014?

Postby felix.london » Tue Oct 01, 2013 16:32 pm

never wait. always buy now. there are trails to shred
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Re: Rose rear suspension difference 2013 to 2014?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Oct 01, 2013 17:07 pm

Contact Rose, their uk distributor has some demo bikes.

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Re: Rose rear suspension difference 2013 to 2014?

Postby Tommygunn792 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 17:54 pm

I'm in Italy so my home turf is a little way off. Maybe Rose has a presence in Italy? To the internet.

Tom.

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Re: Rose rear suspension difference 2013 to 2014?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Oct 01, 2013 18:13 pm

I have ridden a Beefcake which I think was a 2013 model a while ago and it felt pretty good. Much better than the similarly priced Canyon Torque.
The rear suspension felt pretty good.


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