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Podcast #058 – How Decathlon is making World Cup-ready Rockrider MTBs affordable

podcast interview with Decathlon about Rockrider mountain bikes and how they're racing them on the UCI World Cup XC circuit
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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!


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2 years ago

Decatalon used to supply the Cofidis World Tour race team in the early 2000’s. If I recall they were simple aluminum race frameset which could’ve been sourced anywhere and painted in the livery.

2 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

It could have been, but it was not. Decathlon has been developing and making their own bikes since the eighties. I’ve worked at Decathlon for a few years, and they are genuinely invested in making good products.

2 years ago

I purchased Riverside 120 modeled cycle in 2018 and want to go for next configuration like Riverside 500 , not possible for me as their no exchange offers in the Decathlon.

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