Bikerumor Podcast

058 - How Decathlon makes ”pro” budget Rockrider mountain bikes

May 6, 2022

Decathlon is a massive sporting goods retailer, equivalent (or larger) than Dick's Sporting Goods here in the States. Packed with very affordable house brand equipment, it raised a few eyebrows when their Rockrider mountain bikes debuted on the UCI World Cup XC race scene.

So we wondered, how are they putting top riders into the fastest races in the world on a bike sold in a "big box" store?

We spoke with the team at Decathlon about the bikes, the engineering and design, and what we can expect from the line in stores and in the near future.

You can check out the prototype hardtail and full suspension race bikes in this post:
https://bikerumor.com/decathlon-rockrider-mountain-bike/

 

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