MTB / Mountain Bikes
The fascination of mountain bikes
It is fast, it is uncomplicated, it is our COUNT SOLO 1! This reliable hardtail impresses with superior handling and a powerful frame made from durable aluminium. The bike is equipped with a Rock Shox Recon Silver RL Solo Air suspension fork that offers convincing suspension performance on all grounds. The Recon comes with a 15 mm thru axle and a travel of 100 mm. Thanks to an aluminium fork crown and 32 mm uppers, the fork is torsionally stiff yet extremely lightweight. The drivetrain consists of Shimano Deore components that offer top quality and convincing performance for the entry-level range. The SLX rear derailleur is also worth mentioning: It features the Shadow Plus technology where the derailleur cage hides closely behind the frame. In this way, it is perfectly protected from damages caused by rocks, roots or branches!
27,5 instead of 26 inches – the new wheel size offers an excellent compromise for a versatile and uncomplicated bike. Our ROSE COUNT SOLO 1 impresses with superior handling and a high-performance frame made from durable aluminium that weighs no more than 1300 grams. Equipped with the proven Mavic Crossride FTS-X wheel set, the COUNT SOLO 1 is a true all-rounder. The advantages of its 27,5” wheels are a smoother running and a better roll-over behaviour. Reliable Shimano Deore brakes are a perfect complement. With 180 mm and 160 mm large brake discs, they are robust and uncomplicated and provide a safe deceleration.
27,5 inches – this is the new wheel size for all those looking for an agile, quick-accelerating and versatile bike. Our COUNT SOLO 1 impresses with superior handling and a high-performance frame made from durable aluminium. Equipped with a Rock Shox Recon Gold TK Solo Air suspension fork, it offers best suspension performance on every ground. The Recon features a 15 mm thru axle and a travel of 100 mm. Thanks to its aluminium crown and 32 mm upper fork tubes, it is torsionally stiff and yet a real lightweight. The drivetrain consists of Shimano’s SLX components so that you can also rely on top quality and impressing performance in the entry-level sector. A special highlight is the SLX rear derailleur that features the Shadow Plus technology where the cage plate hides behind the frame. In this way, it is well protected from damages through rocks, roots or benches!
The COUNT SOLO 2 offers top performance at a top price. The well-designed and comfortable frame concept is equipped with a Rock Shox Reba RL suspension fork with 100 mm of trable and a 15 mm thru axle. Apart from a convincing performance, the fork offers the possibility to use a OneLoc remote control. In this way, the suspension element can be precisely adjusted to meet the requirements of the rider and the terrain - no matter if you prefer a sensitive or tight suspension. With regards to the shifting system, too, the COUNT SOLO 2 comes with finest parts: The complete drivetrain bears the SLX label. Shimano's top groupset offers high-end technology, great performance and a low weight - all you have to do is cycling!
Whether it is used for racing or for relaxed cross country tours - the COUNT SOLO 3 always cuts a fine figure. The DT Swiss X 1700 Spline Two wheels used are suitable for use in competitions and stand out for the high quality of the Swiss precision manufacturer and for precise workmanship. The hubs of the wheels are also made by DT swiss and characterized by their special shape that allows for the use of straight pull spokes. Two additional guarantors for great control off the roads are the Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo Snakeskin tyres, as they offer great rolling characteristics and top grip in any situation.
Nippy, versatile and precisely tailored to the needs of ambitious racers – the ROSE COUNT SOLO 3 comes with a whole sackful of highlights. The wheels of this racer alone offer full performance. With the XR 1501 Spline One, DT Swiss has developed a wheel set for use in competitions that stands out for the proven high quality of the Swiss manufacturer, as well as for a light and precise welding method. The hubs of the wheels are also developed by DT Swiss and characterized by their unusual shape which allows the use of Straight Pull spokes. Unlike traditional spokes, this design comes without a sensitive elbow. Inside the hub, there’s a patented ratchet freewheel with sprockets that offer highest durability and reliability. Like all DT rims, the XR 1501 is already “tubeless ready” and offers torsion-resistant thru axles with a diameter of 15 and 12 mm for the front and rear. The aggressive SRAM Guide RS brakes feature 180 mm and 160 mm discs and can be precisely controlled. The SwingLink technology offers optimal braking power modulation. Lever pivot bearings reduce the dead part of the stroke when operating the lever for an even more direct braking.
Good news for all hypochondriacs: Finally, the way to the doctor makes sense again – at least, if it is DR. Z.! His prescription: an outstanding frame concept and selected high-quality components. A sophisticated, forgiving suspension system is the key factor for unlimited biking fun. As fas as DR. Z. is concerned, it is based on Rock Shox components. At the front, a proven Rock Shox Reba RL Solo Air suspension fork carries out its duties. With 100 mm of travel, a stable tapered head tube and a 15 mm thru axle, this forks offers great performance on every trail. Versatile adjustment options make it a precise and reliable tool on demanding tracks. The well-developed suspension system also consists of a Rock Shox Monarch RT3 at the rear. It is thanks to a large number of clever features like an externally adjustable rebound or a 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock) that this rear shock offers such a good performance. The compression setting allows you to adapt the suspension system to the prevailing terrain and to your preferences. In this way, you can even easily do challenging trails!
Our DR. Z. 2 is the general practitioner among mountain bikes. Equipped with 100 mm of suspension, 29-inch wheels and a lightweight, stiff aluminium frame, it presents itself as an excellent all-rounder. At the front, a Rock Shox SID RL Solo Air suspension fork offers outstanding performance and a low weight, while the Rock Shox Monarch RT3 rear shock perfectly matches the four-bar linkage design of the rear stay. In this way, the DR. Z. is a sensitive and forgiving companion. The bike is powered by the new and excellent SRAM GX group. With great functionality and a high-class look, this group can easily compete with top groups. The SRAM GX stands out for fast and precise shifting as well as for a wide gear ratio. A nice little highlight can be found on the great Race Face Ride Flatbar: The elegant ERGON GA30 grips are extremely robust and thanks to an ergonomic design, they are also perfectly suitable for long distances!
Off to the doctor, this practitioner offers superb all round treatment! The excellent frame of the Dr. Z. 3 is specced with the best parts a doctor's bag has to offer. First-class suspension elements from the brand Fox on the front and rear ensure a sensitive suspension performance. The components feature the Fox DPS system which adapts the suspension to the prevailing conditions. In combination with a rebound adjustment, the suspension system of the flying doctor is easy and quickly to precisely adjust to rider and track. We have given the bike a high-quality wheelset from the Swiss company DT Swiss and equipped it with Shimano's legendary XT group. However, you will not only be impressed by crisp shifting processes, but also by the aggressive and stable Shimano XT disc brakes. Their ergonomic grips are gaining popularity and with 180 mm rotors, this bike is game for everything. Heal yourself with the DR. Z. 3!
It is the number-one adventurer, here comes the GRANITE CHIEF 1! With 150 mm of travel on front and rear, it offers enough reserves to also easily master rougher downhill rides and longer tours. To push the bike's performance into the right direction, a good fork was one of the top priorities during development. The GRANITE CHIEF 1 comes with a Rock Shox Revelation RL Solo Air with a 15 mm thru axle. The Revelation represents the perfect compromise between a low weight and high torsional stiffness and is yet extremely sensitive to let you rock the trail with ease. It features the Motion Control DNA system to offer soft suspension and rapid recovery after compression. The cockpit features fine parts of the Canadian cult company Race Face, a Race Face Ride stem interacts perfectly with the matching handlebar and will thus offer you best control in any situation!
Here comes the adventure, here comes the GRANITE CHIEF 1! Equipped with 150 mm of travel, it offers enough reserves to also master rougher downhill sections and longer tours with ease. To push the bike’s performance into the right direction, we have paid attention to a good fork. The GRANITE CHIEF 1 thus comes with a Rock Shox Revelation RL with a 15 mm thru axle and 150 mm of travel. The Revelation offers a perfect balance between weight and torsional resistance, while being extremely sensitive, too. High-quality DT Swiss M 1900 Spline wheels are another quality feature of the GRANITE CHIEF 1. Straight spokes ensure a perfect ratio between stability and weight, special SPLINE system hubs are the perfect match.
Our classic on the trail with convincing downhill performance and best touring features. To ensure perfect downhill performance, we have given the GRANITE CHIEF 2 a Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air with 15 mm thru axle. This fork hardly knows limits, is extremely rigid, with sensitive responding qualities yet also lightweight. It can be adjusted via external rebound and low-speed compression, which also offers lockout. At the rear stay, the new high-quality Rock Shox Deluxe RT3 rear shock does its job. The air rear shock is perfectly adjustable – thanks to externally adjustable rebound and a 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock). The latter allows for individual adjustment to the prevailing terrain and your personal preferences. The bike’s components are luxurious, too, for example the high-quality Shimano XT rear derailleur. It has already become a legend and stands for top performance, low weight and high durability. “VERY GOOD“ is also the verdict of the “Mountainbike” magazine in issue 02/2016: “Solid all-around, with great components as well as riding comfort and high riding safety – the Granite Chief is a great choice for demanding Alps crossers. […]."
The GRANITE CHIEF 2 is a classic trail bike with convincing downhill performance and best touring characteristics. In order to ensure best downhill fun, we have equipped the bike with a Rock Shox Pike RC fork with a 15 mm thru axle. This fork hardly knows any limits: It is brutally stiff, sensitive and yet pleasantly lightweight. At the rear stay, too, an absolutely top suspension element is used: the Rock Shox Monarch RT3. The air rear shock is perfectly adjustable – thanks to externally adjustable rebound and a 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock). The latter allows for an individual adjustment to the prevailing terrain and individual preferences. Regarding the components, the bike also has a lot to offer: Even the basic model is equipped with a rear derailleur of highest quality – it is called Shimano XT, has already become a legend and stands for top performance, a low weight and long durability. “VERY GOOD” is the verdict of the “Bike” magazine (02/2015) that writes: “High-quality touring bike with complete features, agile character and wide range of use.” The Dutch magazine “up/down” writes in August 2014: “The frame, the geometry, the assembly and the look of brushed aluminium – a beautiful package at a good price.”
It is equipped with carefully selected high-end components, nimble and fast uphill, relaxed when riding downhill: our GRANITE CHIEF 3. Of course, the chief should have an appropriate suspension system, which is why the GRANITE CHIEF 3 comes with a Fox 34 Float FIT DPS suspension fork and a Fox Float DPS Factory Elite rear shock. The fork is specced with technical highlights, the uppers are coated with the exclusive Kashima coating to reduce friction. Moreover, the fork features the new Dual-Piston System (DPS) that comes with three compression modes: OPEN, MEDIUM and FIRM. With that, the suspenion can be individually adapted to personal preferences or to the prevailing terrain. The rear shock of the GRANITE CHIEF 3 , too, comes with DPS technology, Kashima coating, three compression modes and offers best performance for the rear stay.
It is the chief on the trail – our GRANIT CHIEF 3. Equipped with carefully selected high-end components, this bike is nimble and fast uphill and relaxed downhill. A chief should have appropriate suspension elements which is why the GRANITE CHIEF 3 features a Fox 34 Talas FIT DPS suspension fork and a Fox Float DPS rear shock. The fork impresses with lots of technical highlights and its upper fork tubes are coating with the exclusive Kashima coating to reduce friction. In addition, the fork features the DPS technology, just like the rear shock of the GRANITE CHIEF 3: the Fox Float DPS. It also comes with a Kashima coating and offers best performance for the rear stay. The magazine “mountainbike rider UK” confirms in the October issue of 2014: “We love: Good-looking, good performing, great value trail bike…”.
Conquer the mountain – with the GROUND CONTROL 1! The bike's sophisticated geometry makes it perfectly suitable for all kinds of off-road adventures. To ensure that the suspension system can show its strengths, the GROUND CONTROL 1 is completely equipped with Rock Shox components. At the front, a Rock Shox Revelation RL Solo Air ensures a smooth ride. It comes with a 15 mm thru axle and 130 mm of travel. The Revelation shows a perfect compromise between weight and torsional stiffness, while offering great sensitivity. As it features the Motion Control DNA system, it offers soft damping and perfectly reacts to several compressions in quick succession. In addition, the bike comes with a Rock Shox Monarch RT3 rear shock. It controls 130 mm of travel at the rear stay, while reacting extremely sensitively and measures the ground like a seismograph. The Monarch RT3 comes with a larger air chamber for even more control and traction so that the bike won't even lose ground in sharp corners on on rough terrain.