MTB / Mountain Bikes
The fascination of mountain bikes
When the first mountain bikers pushed their heavy rocks up the mountain in Marin County in California, they couldn’t know what a revolution they would trigger. Today, mountain biking is a mass phenomenon, the fascination of stud tyres still carries on, millions of bikers who are addicted to dirt fall victim to it time and time again. There’s no other bike category that feels at home in so many different conditions, whether on the rocky Alps trail, the gravel path, on bumpy root-covered paths or even on the road – with a MTB you can do almost everything. In the great wide world of mountain bikes everyone finds their own level: Endurance athletes push the pedals of a Cross Country or Marathon, adventurers hop on an All Mountain bike and brave movement artists race downhill on a Freerider or Downhiller.
Whatever the field of use, the motivation to get on the bike is the same: It is the appeal of being outside with nature, absorbing the countryside and the trail off tarred roads, having the freedom to ride where your wheels get you. And anyone who has ever felt this feeling just can’t get enough of it.
Oversized wheels and yet weighing only about ten kilograms: The COUNT SOLO 2 is a declaration of war. The high-quality frame made of AL 6066 makes this possible and the lightweight M1700 Spline wheels do their bit. The system wheels are of an extremely high quality, no wonder, after all they are made by DT Swiss! Hand-crafted Conti Race King tyres in the light sport edition top off the wheel set. The Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur ensures lightning-fast and precise shifting. Its Shadow profile is extremely narrow to significantly reduce the risk of damages through stones, roots or similar. Besides, the stiffness to weight ratio has been further improved due to the “X Shape” of the outer plate.
27,5 inches - the best features of both worlds, the wheel size for our COUNT SOLO. Straightforward, superior handling in every situation and a powerful frame made of durable aluminium - what more could you want? The frame tips the scales at only 1,3 kilograms, a great weight for a 27,5-inch bike. With that it offers a huge potential for tuning measures and upgrades. The Crossone wheels of the top manufacturer Mavic are just right for it. Rims, hubs and spokes are perfectly matched to each other - for the feeling of a real system wheel set. They are reliable, high-quality and stiff - and with a weight of only 1885 grams per pair. This is how you get things rolling!
MR. RIDE 2 is an all-round carefree bike for every occasion. Its high-grade and lightweight aluminium frame promises durability and outstanding riding performance. At the rear, Shimano’s legendary XT rear derailleur is mounted, which still belongs to the best on the market. Its Shadow profile is extremely narrow, which significantly reduces the risk of damage caused by stones, roots or similar. Moreover, an “X-shape” of the outer plate further improves the stiffness-to-weight ratio. MR. RIDE 2 rolls on big shoes by DT Swiss, more exactly the X1600 Spline. These wheels offer an outstanding combination of low weight and stability and represent the perfect partner for training and competition.
100 mm travel, 29-inch wheels – this doctor is an all-round genius, the general practitioner among the mountain bikes so to say. Its lightweight and stiff aluminium frame is garnished with fine components for an uncomplicated biker’s life. A Rock Shox Monarch RT3 shock at the rear, a Rock Shox Reba RLT Solo Air at the front – together they provide excellent suspension. Shifting is done with Shimano’s XT front and rear derailleur – this gearshift system is a long-standing legend and still state-of-the-art. Thanks to the Shadow technology, the rear derailleur does not protrude over the dropout and is thus better protected from damage in rough terrain. Function and design are also at the highest level. What’s more, finest Easton hardware is offered: handlebar, stem and seat post carry this brand name, made from proven Easton EA70 aluminium – for all situations on the trail.
No compromises, no limits – the top-of-the-line MR. BIG model just wants to be fast. To this end, exactly these parts have been mounted on the bike that will meet this requirement. The result is a bike below the ten kilo mark, equipped with the finest components. Such as the Rock Shox SID RLT Solo Air suspension fork with 100 mm travel. It offers good stiffness, while being extremely lightweight. Its superior suspension performance can be attributed to the thought-out RLT system. The drivetrain is made by SRAM, the X0 rear derailleur is strong enough to withstand on a downhill bike, yet also light enough to compete in cross-country races. Quality, finish and function are second to none, thanks to the use of carbon, titanium and aluminium.
A cross country bike with all mountain genes — this is Jabba Wood’s top model. Using high-grade parts, the total weight could be lowered to lightweight 12 kilograms. It rolls on high-quality “DT Swiss M 1700 Tricon” wheels that stand out for their excellent comfort and stability. This is due to specially developed “Straight Pull” spokes, the matching, light hubs as well as to the high-grade rims. They come with a tubeless rim tape and valve as a standard and can thus also be ridden without tubes. The “Kind Shock LEV” Vario seat post provides more fun, particularly in technically challenging terrain. It can be controlled from the handlebar and offers a clean look thanks to internally routed cables.
Wandering is the miller’s joy, which is why the Root Miller 1 stands out for its best touring qualities and its versatility. On 29-inch wheels it conquers the world. At the rear, an efficient and proven Horst link four bar system makes a good job. It is controlled by a “Rock Shox Monarch” air shock, its setup has been especially tailored to the rear stay and developed by us. The Monarch is multi-adjustable and very sensitive. A fast bike must quickly come to a halt which is why we opted for the “Formula C1” disc brake. Large rotors (203 mm/180 mm), ergonomic levers and best durability characterise the Formula. Besides, it features a higher hydraulic power transmission to achieve a higher braking power and to reduce dragging of the brake.
No compromises - no ten kilograms. We’ve put everything good and expensive into the THRILL HILL 3. Starting with a 1900 grams light carbon frame, through to feathery Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels. Shifting is done with the crème de la crème of gearshift manufacturing, SRAM’s XX1 offers eleven ingenious gears and a minimum of weight. The unique drive philosophy is the measure of all things in racing at the moment. It is extremely durable, technically brilliant and an integral part of numerous winner bikes. At the front, a Rock Shox SID RLT Solo Air flattens everything that comes in its way. The SID is one of the lightest and best-performing suspension forks on the market: 100 mm travel with Motion Control setting options and lockout from the handlebar – podium, here I’m coming!
Enduro is on everyone’s lips. The little downhillers with uphill skills are fascinating more and more bikers. The Uncle Jimbo 1 takes you on your enduro trip. The bike impresses with its well-developed Horst link four bar system and its well thought-out features, such as the “Rock Shox Monarch RT3” rear shock. The shock’s setup has been specially developed for ROSE MTBs, it is multi-adjustable and, together with the rear stay, it provides an extremely sensitive response. At the front, an “X-Fusion Slant RL2” suspension fork offers an excellent compromise between low weight and stiffness. Apart from a lockout function, the RL2 suspension unit offers an adjustable rebound damping and can thus be perfectly adapted to the preferences of the biker.
CRYSTAL STOKE is the all-rounder among the ladies MTB’s and always up for fun. A classic touring geometry ensures lively riding qualities, a though-out fully for every terrain. A Rock Shox Sektor Silver Solo Air provides control at the front. This suspension fork offers a 15 mm thru axle and 130 mm of travel. A “Motion Control” damping inside provides best performance and ensures great traction. Besides, steel upper fork tubes offer excellent stiffness. The wild ride is stopped by Formula C1 brakes, they offer a higher hydraulic power transmission for more braking power and reduced dragging. Ergonomic levers, high durability and ease of service top off the positive image of this bike.
The Uncle Jimbo 2 is the classic enduro bike. 160 mm of travel at the front and 165 mm at the rear provide great riding pleasure, as well as the light frame weight of 2,9 kilograms and the drive-neutral rear stay do. The suspension fork used is a real legend, the newly developed Rock Shox Pike. A perfect fork for the trail: lightweight, very torsion-resistant and extremely powerful. For a better uphill performance, the fork features the Dual Position Air which makes it lowerable by 30 mm using a lever. The exclusive Spank Parts set colourful highlights. Handlebar, stem, link and saddle clamp are well-matched. They are accompanied by the “Spank Spike” wheelset which is weight-optimised and yet extremely robust thanks to double butted spokes.