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Brilliant (but still prototype) Rockrider enduro, XC race bikes could be at Decathlon soon

Brilliant (but still prototype) Rockrider enduro, XC race bikes could be at Decathlon soon

Earlier this year we spotted Decathlon’s Rockrider brand on some very high-end looking mountain bikes on the World Cup XCO circuit . Turns out, there’s…

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Earlier this year we spotted Decathlon’s Rockrider brand on some very high-end looking mountain bikes on the World Cup XCO circuit . Turns out, there’s more than just an XC bike (and more than one XC bike), with the retail giant looking to entire multiple disciplines with various levels of bikes.

Word around the booth was they’ll keep the entry level models for beginners, then split the high end stuff into “Feel” and “Race” lines, for enthusiasts and racers, respectively. Energy was high among French media buzzing around there (Decathlon is a French retail chain and brand), suggesting these new bikes are coming sooner than later… Rockrider FEEL TE S enduro bike

The “TE” in the name likely refers to Trail Enduro, and with 130mm rear travel pair to a 140mm fork, it’s sitting firmly in the trail category. The inline shock (versus a piggyback shock) reinforces that, but who knows what variants might be offered.

Suspension spec is top notch with a Rockshox Pike Ultimate fork and Deluxe Ultimate trunnion-mount shock. The full carbon frame front and rear suggests they’re not playing around, but being Decathlon it’s likely to hit a very attractive price point since they’ll own both the brand and the retail and distribution channel.

A mechanical SRAM GX Eagle group handled shifting, and Mavic Crossmax XLR carbon wheels…

…with housebrand tires round out the spec. Brakes are SRAM G2, and the entire cockpit is Rockrider, including a dropper post with 120, 150, and 170mm travel depending on frame size.

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