Rockrider XC 100

Rockrider XC 100

The XC 100 is hardtail mountain bike is designed for those who seek an aggressive riding posture that offers optimal power transfer and control during those high-speed all-day cross-country epics.

Our Verdict: Simply put - this bike is a speedster suitable for any aspiring racer.

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Features and Performance

Design and Materials:
The Rockrider XC 100 boasts a robust frame made from 6061 and 6013 aluminium alloy, ensuring durability without compromising on weight. This hardtail mountain bike is designed for those who seek an aggressive riding posture, ensuring optimal power transfer and control during those high-speed descents and climbs.

Componentry:
One of the standout features of the Rockrider XC 100 is its Shimano Deore M5100 11-speed drivetrain. This latest-generation gear system from the Japanese giant ensures smooth shifting and a wide range of gears to tackle any terrain. The bike features a single chainring with 32 teeth, paired with an 11-51t cassette, offering versatility for both climbing and hammering down trails.

The bike's suspension duties are handled by a Manitou Markhor fork, offering 100mm of travel. This ensures that the bike can handle gnarly trails with ease, absorbing shocks and providing a smooth ride. For stopping power, the Rockrider XC 100 is equipped with Tektro M276 brakes, featuring a 180mm disc in the front and a 160mm disc in the rear.

Rounding off the component list are the Hutchinson Kraken tyres, measuring a generous 29x2.30 inches, ensuring grip and stability on a variety of terrains.

In-depth Comparisons

The Rockrider range from Rockrider offers several models, including the XC 50, XC 100, XC 500, and the XC 900. While the XC 900 boasts a carbon frame, the first three models, including the XC 100, come with an aluminium frame. All these models come with a lifetime warranty on the frame, showcasing the brand's confidence in their product.

The Rockrider XC 100 stands out with its aggressive riding posture, making it ideal for cross-country racing. In comparison, other models might offer a more relaxed posture, catering to different riding styles and preferences.

Rider Experience

The Rockrider XC 100 is not just a bike; it's an experience. Imagine shredding through singletrack trails, feeling every contour of the terrain, and the bike responding to your every command. The aggressive posture ensures that you're always in control, whether you're climbing steep inclines or hucking down a gnarly descent.

The wide tyres provide ample grip, ensuring that you can rail berms with confidence. Whether you're riding in wet or dry conditions, the Rockrider XC 100 promises a consistent and exhilarating performance.

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: Aluminium alloy (6061 and 6013)
  • Fork: Manitou Markhor with 100mm travel
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore M5100, 11-speed
  • Chainring: Shimano Deore with 32 teeth
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore 11-51t
  • Brakes: Tektro M276 (180mm front disc, 160mm rear disc)
  • Wheels: Rockrider Boost 100
  • Tyres: Hutchinson Kraken, 29x2.30 inches
  • Handlebar: Rockrider 720mm
  • Seat: Rockrider XC Ergofit
  • Seatpost: Rockrider aluminium, 31.6mm diameter, 400mm length
  • Pedals: Rockrider 520 grip

Conclusion

The Rockrider XC 100 is a testament to what a mid-range mountain bike can achieve. It combines top-notch components with a design that's focused on performance. Whether you're an aspiring racer or someone who just loves the thrill of riding fast on trails, this bike is sure to impress. With its aggressive design, reliable componentry, and the promise of a thrilling ride, the Rockrider XC 100 is a bike that deserves your attention.