Co-op Cycles DRT 3.3 Review

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

Where to buy 馃挼


Brakes:聽9.3 |聽Handling:聽8.1 |聽Drivetrain:聽8.8

YesCycling Score – 8.7/10

Full List of Specs 馃敡

Best UseMountain Biking
Mountain Bike StyleTrail
FrameCo-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Bike SuspensionFull Suspension
ForkRockShox Revelation Motion Control RC
Fork TravelXS: 120 millimeters
S: 120 millimeters
M: 130 millimeters
L: 130 millimeters
XL: 130 millimeters
Rear ShockRockShox Deluxe Select+
CranksetShimano SLX 32T
Bottom BracketShimano BB-MT800
ShiftersShimano SLX; 12-speed
Rear DerailleurShimano SLX; 12-speed
Rear CogsShimano SLX; 10-51T, 12-speed
Number of Gears12 gear(s)
Brake TypeHydraulic Disc Brake
BrakesShimano SLX
Brake LeversShimano
RimsXS: WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0; 27.5 in.
S: WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0; 27.5 in.
M: WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0; 29 in.
L: WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0; 29 in.
XL: WTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0; 29 in.
Front HubShimano SLX, 15 mm with thru axle
Rear HubShimano SLX, 12 mm, 12-speed with thru axle
Wheel SizeXS: 27.5 inches
S: 27.5 inches
M: 29 inches
L: 29 inches
XL: 29 inches
TiresXS: Maxxis High Roller 27.5 x 2.4 in.
S: Maxxis High Roller 27.5 x 2.4 in.
M: Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4 in.
L: Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4 in.
XL: Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.4 in.
Tire Width2.4 inches
Handlebar ShapeRiser Bar
HandlebarCo-op double butted aluminum riser
StemCo-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Seat PostX-Fusion Manic Dropper w/remote; 100 mm/150 mm
PedalsNot included
HeadsetFSA internal headset
ChainShimano SLX, 12-speed
Dropper PostYes
Weight31.5 pounds
Bike WeightBike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.

What’s good 馃憤

  • Well-suited for rough terrain: The Co-op Cycles DRT 3.3 has wide trail tires and front and rear suspension systems to absorb bumps and shocks. This is especially useful for downhill rides, as noted by many users.
  • Streamlined Shifting: The 1 x 12-speed drivetrain with Shimano SLX rear derailleur allows for swift and streamlined shifting, which can make rides smoother and faster.
  • Adjustable to terrain: The bike comes with a remote-control X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost which allows riders to adjust their seating position according to the terrain.
  • Braking power: Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide reliable stopping power in various conditions.
  • Good value for money: Many customers noted that the DRT 3.3 bike is a good value proposition compared to other brands. They also praised the dividend and rewards from REI.
  • Excellent customer service: The support and service from REI鈥檚 bike shop has been mentioned positively by many users.
  • Durable and sturdy construction: The bike has shown good durability, with many users noting its ability to withstand falls and rigorous use.
  • Weight: At around 30 lbs, some users found the bike relatively light and manageable for most downhill trails.

What’s not so good 馃憥

  • Long wheelbase and slack head angle: Some users noted difficulty with tight turns and climbing due to the slack head angle and long wheelbase.
  • Weight: Despite some users finding the weight manageable, others found the bike to be on the heavier side.
  • Subpar stock tires: Many users complained about the stock tires, finding them easily punctured and recommending immediate replacement.
  • Movements in suspension at full lockout: Some users found the suspension had more movement than they’d prefer when it was fully locked out.
  • Rough gear shifting: Some users experienced rough gear shifting, which could disrupt the flow of rides.
  • Handlebar durability and comfort: Some users reported issues with the handlebar durability, as well as discomfort due to hard grips.
  • Paint Quality: Several users were dissatisfied with the quality of the bike’s paint job, reporting that it chipped and scratched easily.

Our Verdict 馃帡

Should you buy it, avoid it or shortlist it?

In conclusion, the Co-op Cycles DRT 3.3 bike seems to offer good value for the price, particularly for riders who prioritize downhill and rough terrain performance. It features a reliable drivetrain, suspension systems, and brakes, and benefits from REI’s commendable customer service.

However, the bike does have certain drawbacks such as its subpar stock tires, heavier weight, and issues with gear shifting. Also, riders aiming for tight turns and efficient climbing might face some challenges due to the bike’s geometry. In light of these points, it would be wise to shortlist the Co-op Cycles DRT 3.3.

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