Rockrider XC 120

Rockrider XC 120

The Rockrider XC 120 is a cross country whippet boasting a robust frame made from a blend of 6061 and 6013 aluminum sitting on top of a fast rolling 29" wheelset.

Our Verdict: If you want a durable lightweight hardtail  for an enhanced performance on trails, you definitely need to check out the XC 120.

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This bike's aesthetic appeal is undeniable, with its sleek design and a striking red hue that's bound to turn heads wherever you go. Additionally, check out the features included in its great price-

Wheels and Tires:
Equipped with Sun Ringlè Duroc 30 SRC wheels, the Rockrider XC 120 offers a wide internal channel of 30 mm. This is complemented by Hutchinson Kraken tires, measuring 29x2.3'', ensuring a firm grip on varied terrains and enhancing the bike's overall stability.

Suspension:
The bike's suspension is one of its standout features. It comes with a RockShox Recon Gold RL fork, providing a travel of 100 mm. This ensures that riders can tackle rough trails with ease, making for a smoother and more enjoyable ride.

Drivetrain:
Powering the Rockrider XC 120 is the SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. This 12-speed mechanical system ensures seamless shifting, allowing riders to adapt quickly to changing terrains. The bike also features a 32t chainring, ensuring efficient power transfer and making climbs easier.

Brakes:
Safety is paramount, and the Rockrider XC 120 doesn't compromise. It's equipped with SRAM Level brakes, with 180 mm discs at the front and 160 mm at the rear. This ensures rapid deceleration, allowing riders to navigate tricky sections with confidence.

In-depth Comparisons

The Rockrider XC 120 shares several similarities with its sibling, the full suspension Rockrider XC 500. Both bikes have the same handlebars, stem, seat post, and saddle. However, there are notable differences:

  • Fork: While the XC 120 is equipped with the RockShox Recon Gold, the XC 500 boasts the more advanced RockShox Reba RL.
  • Drivetrain: The XC 120 features the SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, whereas the XC 500 is powered by the superior GX Eagle.
  • Chainring: The XC 120 comes with a 32t chainring, while the XC 500 has a slightly larger 34t chainring.
  • Brakes: The XC 120 is fitted with SRAM Level brakes, while the XC 500 upgrades to the Level T variant.
  • Tires: The XC 120 sports Hutchinson Kraken tires (29x2.3''), while the XC 500 opts for the narrower Hutchinson Toro tires (29x2.10'').

Rider Experience

The Rockrider XC 120 is designed for those who love to shred trails. Its responsive suspension system ensures that riders can tackle gnarly sections with ease. Whether you're hammering down singletracks, climbing steep inclines, or hucking off jumps, this bike promises a thrilling experience. Its wide tires offer excellent traction, ensuring stability even in wet weather conditions. Whether you're on hardcore trails or just hacking around your local park, the Rockrider XC 120 delivers an exhilarating ride.

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: Aluminum (6061 and 6013 blend)
  • Fork: RockShox Recon Gold RL (100 mm travel)
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX Eagle (12-speed)
  • Chainring: 32t
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1230 (11-50t)
  • Brakes: SRAM Level (180 mm front, 160 mm rear)
  • Wheels: Sun Rigle Duroc 30
  • Tires: Hutchinson Kraken (29x2.3'')
  • Handlebar: Rockrider (720 mm width)
  • Saddle: Rockrider XC Ergofit
  • Seat Post: Rockrider aluminum (31.6 mm diameter, 400 mm length)
  • Pedals: Rockrider 520 grip

Conclusion

The Rockrider XC 120 is more than just a bike; it's an experience. It brings together a blend of top-notch features at an affordable price point, making it a favourite among trail enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie, this bike promises to elevate your riding experience. So, if you're looking to send it on the trails and make every ride memorable, the Rockrider XC 120 is the bike for you. Especially if you want to race XC.