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B’Twin RockRider 5.0

Tuesday 19 October 2010

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The basics

The B’Twin RockRider 5.0 is a mountain bike designed for use on outdoor paths and the ideal two wheeler for beginners. It sports raised handlebars, a reinforced steel frame, wide semi-slick tyres, V-brakes for two finger breaking and a front wheel that can be removed without getting out the tool bag.
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daniel

hi , i cant seem aweb site to find the rockrider for £100 was hoping you could help me on that

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Russell

Found it on the first website I look: http://www.btwincycle.com/EN/rockrider-5-0-men-s-60072742/ :-)

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Jenny

Hi, I really can't find this bike anywhere for a £100, I have looked and looked. The link above sends you to a website telling you about the rockrider but doesn't sell it. Please help!!

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Jas the Fras

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/leisure-mtb-3964962/

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Gareth

This bike is featured on a few sites but as far as I can tell none of them will actually sell you it online. It's pretty pointless to give a great review to a product that isn't really available.

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Anonymous

As Jas said, look on Decathlon.....the bike featured in the show is end of line at £80 but there's a newer version still at £100. I have a more expensive mountain bike for serious use but want a commuting bike for gettin me in to work...couple of miles.....was looking at this model anyway but it's obviously better than I thought. Thx GS for reviewing this

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seab gilhoolie

i found it on a site for 99 pound

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Gareth

Which site seab? Decathlon doesn't have 5.0 available, have very few stores and don't deliver nationally so really not much use :-(

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Craig Galloway

My son had his mountain bike stolen - had decent suspension, disc brakes etc...since all he uses a bike for is going to the park to play football, to and from school or friends houses, he was happy to look at a budget bike. Bought one of these from Decatholon in Reading (only opended Oct 2010)...he loves it....likes the gear change (Shimano), only 14kg (no suspension to weigh it down).....if you want a bike that is a bike, go for this...if you are into serious off road then I would look at something else...but for normal use and a bit of riding in the park, this is absolutely fine...and if this gets stolen, buying another is less than my house insurance excess and matey who steals bikes, would probably overlook this one since it has no suspension...a decent bike at budget prices

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jonnysingapore

great web site, good fun show, well done - want me to link up a retail site to it ?

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maya

to: jonnysingapore: .........yes, pls, leave a link, cheers!

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Johnnyoverboard

I bought a rockrider from the Decathlon website for 99 quid. I paid an additional 5 quid to have it delivered to my house and it arrived 5 days later. I'm impressed. I have a Rocky Mountain hi-spec mountain bike but just wanted something to use around town. It has always annoyed me that decent bikes seem to costs 300 quid plus so I was intrigued by the Gadget show review of a sub 100 quid bike. I've been riding it around town for a month now and love it. It's light (in a good way) the gears and brakes were set up perfectly and it came with free front and back lights! Obviously it's early days but I can see no reason why I shouldn't get 10 happy years out of this bike. Well done Decathlon.

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Anonymous

Decathlon told me 5 working days and then delivered it next day...awesome. can't wait to try it out...

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Anonymous

There is no little button saying add to basket or anything? How do you buy it?

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Anonymous

I found it lol.... I bought one-came in 3 days. Very impressed,comes basically fully assembled but I needed an alan key to put the handle bars straight... It's great for begginers, very lightweight and very affordable.

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john

ive owned a rock rider for 12 months now using it on the road and on rough tracks in the woods to get me and my fishing gear to the lakes where i live lol! i changed the seat for a gel type one as i didnt get on with the one supplied and put a rack on the back.but part from that its been used and abused and its still goin fine and for 90 quid its been money well spent 10 out of 10 !!

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Apurva

I am in Mumbai....where can i buy B’Twin RockRider 5.0. can anybody please help me with the me. Also what will be approx cost...

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Zoltan

I bought it from Decathlon, its arrived in 7 days. I was happy to see they gave a free key set for the bike too :) After starting adjusting the handlebars i found it impossible to raise the height of it :O Anybody can tell me how to do it?

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Abhishek

Hi All, Few days back i bought rockrider 5.0., it is really good MTB bike available in this range. it is light weight bike good for both road and mountain, Last week I went Ramgarh with this bike. Its performance was really awesome.

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Stuart

Bought my Rockrider 5.0 last summer partly on the strength of this review and I can honestly say I've had my expectations exceeded. The build quality seems remarkably good for the price. Just finishing my first winter of use (which is a 4-mile commute to work on cycle paths and tracks two or three days a week, occasional jaunts into the countryside, and pub crawls round town in the evening!) and with the minimum of maintenance it's simply got on with the job. I've had a few positive comments on its looks too. And given the price, I don't need to worry too much about it getting nicked when I leave it locked up outside the pub! Only negatives for me are the uninspiring brake performance, and limited top speed on flat, straight tarmac (compared with a 'proper' road bike, that is). But overall, highly recommended.

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