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.
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.
Raw, brute, self-confident — the Soul Fire 2 with Raw Finish is an eye catcher even while standing. Orange anodised parts set colourful accents, a wolf in wolf’s clothing. The “Rock Shox Reverb Stealth”-Vario seat post with an adjustment range of 150 mm perfectly fits into the concept of the touring suitable freerider. It can be comfortably controlled from the handlebar, the cables are routed inside the frame which looks good and offers protection from dirt. The rear is controlled by a voluminous “Rock Shox Vivid Air R2C” air shock that is significantly lighter than a steel spring shock but works just as smoothly and constantly. Thanks to numerous adjustment options, it can be perfectly adapted to the rider, a reference in downhill performance at a low weight!
The bike of the World Cup winner and German champion Simon Gegenheimer: 26-inch wheels, a carbon frame, cleverly chosen components. Such as the Sram X7 rear derailleur at the PSYCHO PATH 1. The parts of the American cult label are known for their crispy, fast shifting operation. Moreover, they convince with their noble finish and good ergonomics. As for the suspension fork, a Rock Shox Recon Gold TK Solo Air with 100 mm travel has been mounted. The abbreviation TK hides a particularly clever technology: If you ride over an obstacle with locked fork, the patented blow-off design gets active and absorbs the shock – fully automatic. And indeed very clever!
Lively and agile the Jabba Wood races along the trail on its 26-inch wheels. Anodised parts offer a high-grade design, while carefully selected parts ensure high quality and riding pleasure. At the front, there is a top class Rock Shox Sektor with the name affix “Gold RL Solo Air”. 130 mm of travel and a 15 mm thru axle guarantee high stiffness and shock-absorption. It is filled with best technologies down to the last detail. A Motion Control damping provides smooth performance. Thanks to the “Dual Position Coil” system, the fork is lowerable which can be of help when riding uphill. The Jabba Wood 2 rolls on high-quality “Schwalbe Racing Ralph” tyres in the EVO design. Here, everything is geared to speed, the EVO casing provides more flexibility and best roll-over behaviour.
With lots of travel reserves, the Jabba Wood hurls itself into the cross country adventure. A classic touring geometry ensures lively riding qualities, a though-out fully for everyone. A “Rock Shox Sektor Silver TK 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 thanks to the new “Dual Position Coil” system, the Sektor can even be lowered. 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 Doctor is in da house! All-round medical service is available from as little as 1649 euros with it! The heart of it is a lightweight AL 7005 aluminium frame, weighing about 2,4 kilograms. DR. Z. moves on big feet: it has a 29-inch shoe size, the Mavic company stands for highest quality here. The Crossone wheels reflect Mavic’s long-standing experience – all components work together perfectly and guarantee a long service life as well as high stability. At the rear stay, a Rock Shox Monarch RP3 shock is mounted with two separately working damper channels for big and minor bumps. The adjustment of the damping is a piece of cake. To remain in the language of Rock Shox: Simply click on the turtle or the jackalope!