Occasional mountain bike sport touring.
The first true touring mountain bike: comfortable thanks to a more upright seating position and front suspension, efficient thanks to a lightweight aluminium frame and Shimano 21 speeds.
I got to work everyday on rockrider 340 and it gives a super satisfying super smooth experience on road. Everything is right about this machine except for few things I've noticed. The left side shifter is a little misaligned. I have to shift it to around 2.5 to actually get 2. To get to 3, I have to spin it all the way to 3 and twist it beyond 3 (the spring reacts to it. If we release, it comes back to 3) and keep it there while giving a gradual pedaling. If I pedal a bit faster, and it won't go to 3. Second problem I've noticed, when I go through rough terrain and I'm sitting on the saddle, it makes a slight shearing noise. Am I not supposed to sit when the rear wheel is on irregular terrain?
Thank you for the comprehensive and detailed review of the bike. With regards to the sound that is being created in undulating surfaces, it is possible that the seat post is not clamped firmly. It is also possible that there is a problem with the saddle clamp. I suggest you visit our workshop to have the problem addressed to be our technition.
It is not required to stand on irregular surfaces, you can remain seated. Sometimes cyclists tend to stand on very irregular surfaces to avoid vibration.
Deepak BABU DECATHLON
Really good and value for money bike
I had modified it by putting 26 × 2.00 "btwin all terrain tyres
And lights and a frame bag due to club
But the bike is really good
The gear shifting is slightly poor and after 6-7 months the gears slip a lot good V brakes but saddue was quite hard
I chose Decathlon because I heard that their service is good and their employees respond properly to the customer's complaints (instead of giving looks sour enough to curdle milk). I was not disappointed.
The cycle is sturdy enough to take the brunt of badass commuting as well as beginner trails (pushing it further is not a good idea).
The brakes are fine, but Bangalore weather can make the wheel squeal, like one of those annoying/spoilt kids on a night train, on certain occasions (this is rubber brake pads against wet aluminium rims). Nothing that a good wipe can't solve.
The shifters are smooth enough for a noob like me to get used to. And anyone with half a brain can learn how (and when) to shift gears in a week or so, until then go easy on those shifters cowboy. After a point shifting will barely produce any noise and you'll know that the gear has changed only from the resistance through the pedals!
The geometry of the bike can be a bit hard. Don't hesitate to experiment with various saddle/handlebar heights. And get get the correct frame size!
The tires also seem to be fine. Have't had a puncture till now (touch wood!).
The saddle is hard as CBSE 12th mathematics paper. Get used to it or get yourself one of those gel saddles and/or padded shorts.
If you are just getting into mountain biking and you happen to be one of those perennially broke folks, this cycle is the best choice for you. Hang on to this until you've saved up enough to get a better bike. Until then, Decathlon's service folks will take care of it for you.
I m using it since 5months and I enjoyed cycling for100 and above 120kms also initially it was working good but now it's giving an irritating sound and I've seen decathlon twice but they are unable to rectify and said that its made for up to 20kms only and I was hurt hearing this so I don't wanna it to be the situation with u guys also
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Apologies for the wrong information provided. The bicycle can be ridden on distances which best suits the cyclist. What I meant by that is, the bicycle will go as far as the cyclist wants to go. The Rockrider 340 can be used for long distances, provided it is serviced at regular intervals. Any problem related to the bike must be addressed at the earliest to prevent other parts from wearing out as well. The drive train problems can arise depending on usage. It can definitely be fixed in the workshop. I suggest you do give it a shot again explaining what I have mentioned do let me now if your problem is still not solved. I remain available.
Using rockrider 340 since 3 weeks. Best bike for city as well as offroad touring. Charming looks, very comfortable to ride. Feel of owning a premium product. Gear shifting is not bad, actually you need to get used to its settings, don't expect that if gear shifter points at 2 then bike is on 2nd gear, it may need a twist upto 2.5 and likewise. Even I had a complaint of pain in crotch bone on first day, I blamed saddle and its hardness but I read some opinions on this and continued cycling and found that, those who are cycling after a gap of more than a year may have this problem but continue cycling, the pain will vanish.
GOOD ITS OK .... ITS COOL ... BUT ONE THING, NO OTHER THINGS WILL BE GIVEN ...BUT ITS OK ...GOOD...
I have purchased this for 3 weeks now. I must say this is one of the BEST available bicycle. I would definitely recommend this. The gears are very good & if you ride it with good knowledge of changing gears, then i am sure you'll have an amazing time riding your cycle.
The bike is great its lightweight so carrying it down or uphill on bad trails is easy,nice brakes,easy shifter.The bad thing about it is the saddle,it will give you a sore behind,i'd suggest get the saddle replaced with a better one.
Shifter's are simple
I've been using this for a little less than a week now. The gear system took some time getting used to but, since it was well explained at the store, if the guidelines are followed correctly, it works like a charm. The quality of the product is very good as well. I haven't had the product for enough time to get it serviced but, I hope to have a smooth run with the service people when it comes to that.
The only hitch is that the cycle doesn't come with basic accessories. A lock, a bell and a stand could've probably been included as part of the default package.
Otherwise, a fine product.
Lack of basic accessories inclusive of the package
I purchased btwin 340 at great price . Cycle is comfortable, however gear changing is not smooth.Normally I ride in Delhi city ...so do not have to change gear frequently..unless I have to ride on flyovers.
Look is nice..easy to drive
Gear changing is not smooth