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Brakes: 9.3 | Handling: 8.1 | Drivetrain: 8.8
YesCycling Score – 8.7/10
Full List of Specs 🔧
|Best Use||Mountain Biking|
|Mountain Bike Style||Trail|
|Frame||Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum|
|Bike Suspension||Full Suspension|
|Fork||RockShox Revelation Motion Control RC|
|Fork Travel||XS: 120 millimeters|
|S: 120 millimeters|
|M: 130 millimeters|
|L: 130 millimeters|
|XL: 130 millimeters|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe Select+|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX 32T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB-MT800|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX; 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX; 12-speed|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX; 10-51T, 12-speed|
|Number of Gears||12 gear(s)|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Rims||XS: 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 Hub||Shimano SLX, 15 mm with thru axle|
|Rear Hub||Shimano SLX, 12 mm, 12-speed with thru axle|
|Wheel Size||XS: 27.5 inches|
|S: 27.5 inches|
|M: 29 inches|
|L: 29 inches|
|XL: 29 inches|
|Tires||XS: 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 Width||2.4 inches|
|Handlebar Shape||Riser Bar|
|Handlebar||Co-op double butted aluminum riser|
|Stem||Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum|
|Seat Post||X-Fusion Manic Dropper w/remote; 100 mm/150 mm|
|Headset||FSA internal headset|
|Chain||Shimano SLX, 12-speed|
|Bike Weight||Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.|
What’s good 👍
- 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’s 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 👎
- 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 🎗
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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