Decathlon is a massive sporting goods retailer, equivalent (or larger) than Dick’s Sporting Goods here in the States. Packed with very affordable house brand equipment, it raised a few eyebrows when their Rockrider mountain bikes debuted on the UCI World Cup XC race scene.
So we wondered, how are they putting top riders into the fastest races in the world on a bike sold in a “big box” store?
We spoke with the team at Decathlon about the bikes, the engineering and design, and what we can expect from the line in stores and in the near future.
Check out the prototype hardtail and full suspension race bikes, and let us know what you think about the bikes and their story in the comments below!
Find the Bikerumor Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and through RSS, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play! Can’t find it? Let us know which players you use so we can get them up to speed! And let us know who you want us to interview, just use this form to send us your suggestions!