Co-op Cycles DRT 1.0 Review

Quick Jump Links: Full List of Specs | What’s good | What’s not so good | Our Verdict

Where to buy 馃挼

$599.00 REI.com

Brakes:聽8.4 |聽Handling:聽8.1 |聽Drivetrain:聽7.9

YesCycling Score – 8.2/10

Full List of Specs 馃敡

Best UseMountain Biking
Mountain Bike StyleTrail
FrameCo-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Bike SuspensionFront Suspension
ForkSR Suntour
Fork Travel100 millimeters
CranksetShimano Tourney 42-34-24
Bottom BracketCartridge bearing square
ShiftersShimano Rapidfire Plus
Front DerailleurShimano Tourney
Rear DerailleurShimano Tourney
Rear CogsShimano 12,32, 7-speed
Number of Gears21 gear(s)
Brake TypeHydraulic Disc Brake
BrakesTektro hydraulic disc
Brake LeversTektro
RimsCo-op Cycles 26, 32 H
Front HubShimano
Rear HubShimano
Wheel Size26 inches
TiresKenda Kadre, 26 x 2.1
Tire Width2.1 inches
Handlebar ShapeRiser Bar
HandlebarCo-op Cycles
StemCo-op Cycles 6061
Seat PostCo-op Cycles 27.2 diameter
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
PedalsCo-op Cycles
HeadsetExternal headset
ChainKMC 7-speed
Weight31 pounds
Bike WeightBike weight is based on median size
GenderUnisex
Read more: Co-Op Cycles Overview

What’s good 馃憤

  • Versatile: It comes with a Shimano 3 x 7 drivetrain, providing 21 gears to conquer various terrains.
  • Solid Stopping Power: Equipped with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for reliable stopping power, regardless of weather conditions.
  • Lightweight and Responsive: Features 26 in. wheels and an aluminum lower suspension fork, making it responsive and easy to maneuver.
  • Durable: Users have mentioned it holding up well over extended periods of use, even in rough terrain and despite rough handling.
  • Good for Beginners: Multiple users mentioned this bike is an excellent choice for absolute beginners.
  • High Weight Limit: The bike can handle up to 300 lbs, including the rider and all gear.
  • Stable Performance: Some users reported that they could keep pace with more expensive models on medium-skill level trails, emphasizing the bike’s value.

What’s not so good 馃憥

  • Front Brake and Suspension Issues: Some users mentioned issues with the front brake and suspension over time, requiring maintenance or repair.
  • No Clutch in Drivetrain: One user felt limited by the Tourney drivetrain, which lacks a clutch, damaging the chain stay.
  • Unreliable for Advanced Rides: Users who ventured into more complex terrain or started doing jumps found the bike less suitable for such activities.
  • Heavy: Some users found the bike heavier, which might be challenging for younger or smaller riders.
  • Fragile Cable Attachment: The brake lines are zip-tied to the frame, which some users reported breaking easily, potentially causing safety issues on the trail.
  • Not Suitable for Rough Trails: One user reported the bike having issues with chains and shifting on more challenging trails.
  • Pedal Quality: One user reported the pins on the pedals breaking off after a few months of use, requiring a replacement.

Our Verdict 馃帡

Should you buy it, avoid it or shortlist it?

We think that you should definitely shortlist it.

In conclusion, the Co-op Cycles DRT 1.0 is a strong choice for beginner riders or those who stick to easy-to-medium difficulty trails. Its versatility, solid stopping power, and durability have been praised by multiple users. However, those seeking to venture into more challenging terrains or perform jumps and drops might find this bike limited in terms of performance and durability.


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