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Brakes: 9.6 | Handling: 8.3 | Drivetrain: 8.9
YesCycling Score – 8.9/10
Full List of Specs 🔧
|Best Use||Mountain Biking|
|Mountain Bike Style||Trail|
|Frame||Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum|
|Bike Suspension||No Suspension|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 1000 Eagle™ DUB fat 5|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB English BSA 100mm fat|
|Shifters||SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM Eagle, 11-50t, 12-speed|
|Number of Gears||12 gear(s)|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes||Shimano Acera MT-400 hydraulic disc|
|Front Hub||15mm thru axle|
|Rear Hub||12mm thru axle|
|Wheel Size||26 inches|
|Tires||Innova 26 x 4.8 in.; 60 TPI|
|Tire Width||4.8 inches|
|Handlebar Shape||Riser Bar|
|Handlebar||Co-op Cycles alloy butted aluminum riser|
|Stem||Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum|
|Seat Post||Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum|
|Saddle||WTB Pure Sport|
|Chain||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Bike Weight||Bike weight is based on median size|
What’s good 👍
- A strong, rigid aluminum frame ensures durability and a fast ride.
- Large Innova 26 x 4.8 in. tires can glide over various terrains.
- The bike has a 1 x 12 drivetrain with SRAM X1 1000 Eagle™ crankset and SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed rear derailleur for swift, streamlined shifting and reduced weight.
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide reliable stopping power in various road conditions and in different weather scenarios.
- The bike’s front and rear thru-axles add rigidity.
- The bike has a weight limit of 300 lbs., accommodating riders of various sizes and gear.
- Positive user reviews report great performance on various terrains, including snow, ice, mud, and dirt.
- It’s compatible with other equipment like the Blackburn fat tire cargo rack.
- The bike’s modern geometry aligns with current trends.
What’s not so good 👎
- The paint quality seems to be a common complaint among users, with reports of it chipping and wearing off easily.
- There is no clear coat on the paint, which may make it more vulnerable to wear and tear.
- Straps and other equipment used for securing bags may rub off the paint.
- Shifting might feel a bit harsh, which could affect the overall biking experience.
- Although the bike has wide tires for absorbing bumps, it does not have a suspension fork, which could affect comfort on particularly rough terrains.
- The fat-tire design may require more leg power to move and be slower compared to other bike types.
- Some users needed to replace parts such as the derailleur, shifter, and tires relatively soon after purchase.
Our Verdict 🎗
Should you buy it, avoid it or shortlist it?
We think that you should definitely shortlist it.
In conclusion, the Co-op Cycles DRT 4.1 fat-tire mountain bike stands out due to its robust, versatile design, capable of tackling a variety of terrains. Its strength comes from a rigid aluminum frame, wide Innova tires, and reliable Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
User reviews highlight its superior performance and adaptability in different conditions, making it an excellent choice for adventurous biking enthusiasts. However, potential buyers should be aware of certain drawbacks, such as the reported paint quality issues and the lack of a suspension fork.
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