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Brakes: 9.7 | Handling: 8.5 | Drivetrain: 7.6
YesCycling Score – 8.5/10
Full List of Specs 🔧
|Best Use||Mountain Biking|
|Mountain Bike Style||Trail|
|Frame||Co-op Cycles 6061 double-butted aluminum|
|Bike Suspension||Front Suspension|
|Fork||Suntour SR AIR-Boost|
|Fork Travel||XS: 120 millimeters<br>S: 120 millimeters<br>M: 140 millimeters|
|Crankset||SRAM SX Eagle, 30ST|
|Shifters||SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50 T|
|Number of Gears||12 gear(s)|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes||Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Auriga hydraulic|
|Rims||WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 (Tubeless Ready)|
|Rear Hub||Shimano Alivio|
|Wheel Size||27.5+ inches|
|Tires||WTB Ranger Comp 27.5 x 2.8 in.|
|Tire Width||2.8 inches|
|Handlebar Shape||Riser Bar|
|Handlebar||Co-op Cycles AL6061 double-butted riser bar|
|Stem||Co-op Cycles, 6061 aluminum|
|Seat Post||X Fusion Manic dropper W/remote; 125mm travel|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Pedals||Wellgo aluminum platform|
|Chain||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Bike Weight||Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.|
What’s good 👍
- Wide gear range: The 1 x 12 SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain provides plenty of gears for climbing and offers streamlined shifting.
- Enhanced suspension: The front suspension features 120mm travel on XS-S sizes and 140mm on M-XL sizes, ensuring a smoother ride on technical trails.
- Dropper post: The X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost with remote and 125mm of travel allows quick and smooth adjustments, enhancing your control on the trails.
- Excellent traction: The 27.5+ tires provide ample traction, improving handling and offering a smoother ride, even on rough terrain.
- Tubeless-ready wheels: The bike’s wheels are ready for a tubeless tire setup, allowing for improved performance and reduced chances of flat tires.
- Reliable braking: The Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes deliver reliable stopping power in various weather conditions, providing added safety on- and off-road.
- Sturdy construction: The front and rear thru axles provide added rigidity to the bike, enhancing stability during challenging rides.
- Accommodating weight limit: The bicycle weight limit of 300 lbs. (including the rider and all gear) ensures the bike can accommodate a wide range of riders.
What’s not so good 👎
- Misleading advertising: Some customers have reported discrepancies between the advertised specifications and the actual components on the bike, such as the brakes not matching the advertised model.
- Dropper post reliability: There have been reports of issues with the dropper post, including breakage and limited adjustability for certain frame sizes.
- Weight and tire selection: The bike is relatively heavy, which may affect maneuverability and speed. Additionally, some riders have expressed a desire for knobbier tires to enhance traction further.
- Color availability: A few customers have mentioned dissatisfaction with the color options available for the bike.
Our Verdict 🎗
Should you buy it, avoid it or shortlist it?
We think that you should definitely shortlist it.
Co-op Cycles DRT 2.1 mountain bike offers several attractive features such as a wide gear range, enhanced suspension, a dropper seatpost, and reliable braking. While there have been some concerns regarding misleading advertising and potential issues with the dropper post, the bike has received positive feedback from users who appreciate its performance on the trails.
Therefore, if you are in the market for a mountain bike with good traction, solid components, and the ability to handle technical trails, the Co-op Cycles DRT 2.1 is worth considering.
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