Co-op Cycles DRT 2.1 Review

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Brakes: 9.7 | Handling: 8.5 | Drivetrain: 7.6

YesCycling Score – 8.5/10

Full List of Specs 🔧

Best UseMountain Biking
Mountain Bike StyleTrail
FrameCo-op Cycles 6061 double-butted aluminum
Bike SuspensionFront Suspension
ForkSuntour SR AIR-Boost
Fork TravelXS: 120 millimeters<br>S: 120 millimeters<br>M: 140 millimeters
CranksetSRAM SX Eagle, 30ST
Bottom BracketSRAM
ShiftersSRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear DerailleurSRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear CogsSRAM Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50 T
Number of Gears12 gear(s)
Brake TypeHydraulic Disc Brake
BrakesTektro Auriga hydraulic disc
Brake LeversTektro Auriga hydraulic
RimsWTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 (Tubeless Ready)
Front HubShimano
Rear HubShimano Alivio
Wheel Size27.5+ inches
TiresWTB Ranger Comp 27.5 x 2.8 in.
Tire Width2.8 inches
Handlebar ShapeRiser Bar
HandlebarCo-op Cycles AL6061 double-butted riser bar
StemCo-op Cycles, 6061 aluminum
Seat PostX Fusion Manic dropper W/remote; 125mm travel
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
PedalsWellgo aluminum platform
HeadsetInternal headset
ChainSRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
Weight33.79 pounds
Bike WeightBike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.
Dropper PostYes
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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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