Rose’s new alloy Bonero trail hardtail could be the perfect kind of bike to get you excited about mountain biking again. This is a versatile, no-nonsense mountain bike with modern geometry and a mid-travel fork that sells complete for less than many of the fancy wheelsets we talk about these days.
Whether for new riders exploring newfound singletrack or long-time mountain bikers looking to spice up their off-road riding with a bit of rugged adventure, the Bonero just might be the ticket….
Rose Bonero alloy trail MTB hardtail
OK, let’s just get this out of the way first… Rose has made one of the most fun ‘new bike’ story videos we’ve seen. The Savior of Pure Riding is a tale of Wild West woe & intrigue, of good vs. evil, of finding adventure in German, Spanish & a bit of English (with subtitles you can turn in with YouTube’s little CC logo).
Watch it now. We’ll wait for you right here. And stay for the credits to get the full bike specs.
OK, if you didn’t have the patience to sit through the credits, I’ll hit the high points: Slack up front, steep in the seattube, “LOOONG” reach, and trail-ready 140mm forks for 29ers & 130mm for smaller 27.5 bikes. The new Rose Bonero promises all-mountain fun and ride anywhere capabilities in an affordable aluminum hardtail mountain bike platform with prices from 1500-2200€.
The Rose Bonero is straightforward TIG-welded aluminum frame with 2.6″ tire clearance and a lot of just-right details.
It gets a 1.5″ tapered internal headset, internal cable routing that goes external around the BB front, but fully-internal stealth 31.6mm dropper routing, a threaded BSA bottom bracket, ISCG tabs, Boost thru-axles, a Universal Derailleur Hanger, integrated downtube & chainstay protectors, and an interesting mix of mounting points.
The hardtail only gets one set of bottle cage bosses on the downtube but they are a 3-pack of Anything mounts (nothing on the seattube to allow long droppers) but adds a set of bolts just under the toptube to mount an accessory tool/tube carrier, and rear rack/fender mounts.
A slack 65° head angle makes the Bonero hardtail descend with confidence, while the steep 76° seat angle will help get you back up the hill quickly.
The trail bike comes in six frame sizes (XS-XXL) with size-specific fork travel, wheels & adapting chainstay/toptube lengths so all riders can enjoy all of the mountain. The two smallest bikes get 27.5″ wheels and 130mm of fork travel for lower standover and stability, while the four larger Boneros get 29″ wheel and 140mm travel for improved rollover
Rose Bonero – Pricing options & availability
The new Bonero hardtail is available now direct from Rose in three builds and two colors – Avocado Green or Sandy Taco tan – all with wide 1x drivetrains & e*thirteen Vario Infinite dropper posts.
At just 1500€ the Bonero 1 gets a RockShox 35 Gold RL fork, an SX Eagle kit, Shimano hydraulic brakes & wide SunRinglé alloy wheels – at a claimed 13.9kg.
The 1800€ Bonero 2 steps up to a full Shimano Deore 1×12 groupset with a RockShox Pike Select fork – at a claimed 13.3kg.
And the top-tier Bonero 3 is just 2200€ with a SRAM GX Eagle kit, RockShox Pike Select+ fork, Formula Cura 4 & 2-piston brakes, and an upgrade to DT Swiss M1900 wheels – at claimed 12.7kg complete.
Get back to mountain biking’s fun adventurous roots with the Bonero, and the Savior of Pure Riding.