MRP : ₹ 29,999
Made In : India
The Bike have a flashy graphics and performs good with SRAM shifters. But except the Inner Tubes.
with 100 kms of drive i got 3 punctures with no nail piercing or any kind of damage to the tyre. Simple the tyre got bubbled up and the wheels became flat.
I've been using this bicycle for four 4 months and put it under all kinds of test. Short distance, Long distance, Climbing altitudes and even a race with the Elite group but this beast didn't disappoint me even once. It's tires good for all conditions good roads, bad roads, dry roads, wet roads. In the end great product from Decathlon.
There is no doubt the product is value for the money.
Things can be improved:
1]Shifting of front gear from 2 to 3 is pretty hard
2]There is only one free service and there after per service is pretty expensive
Excellent guidance by Decathlon, Mysore road staff who explained all about these new bikes and choose a right one for my use case.
I am 40+ now (used to cycle to school 25 years ago).
I am writing review after using Rock Rider 520 for more than 1 year, 13500+ km, almost 250km per week. 40 km per day for cycle to work plus few long rides in and around Bangalore. All self service so far (watch youtube), Tyre change after 10000km, . Bought helmet, rechargeable lights (handle and seat post) dual head pump, hand pump, extra tube and a toolkit plus small fittings like reflectors. Thats all required to keep going. Excellent quality bikes. Bought few wearable spare parts initially, but none need to use so far :-)
1. Excellent return on investment (Earlier used to go by car, which translates to 13000 km -> Rs.1,00,000/- (fuel cost + service))
2. Healthier than a year ago, anytime of day active.
3. No subscription to Gym.
4. Average speed 20km per hour in Bangalore city peak hours. Huge saving in time, faster by any other means in Bangalore.
5. Door to Door (no issues like last mile connectivity, dependency with other modes)
6. My bit to reduce pollution and clean environment
I wish more 40+ age in Bangalore to sign up for cycle to work.
This is far better than Rockrider 340. This is very Robust bike, either on highway or for offroading, you don't have to think twice before choosing the road to explore. Disk brakes works well in every situation. I personally recommend it to every bike enthusiast.
I am using 520 from last 5 Month and can surely say that this is good MTP at this price. It is made of aluminum frame and having Disk break in front and rear. It is bit heavy but you have 3 front and 8 rear gears to carry that weight with an ease when pedaling.
Should had feature of locking the suspension. Metal colour is going where the wiring are getting rubbed against. Handle bar should have option to raise it further and can be more straight.
The day I bought this cycle brought it home the tyres became flat the next morning after that I took it to the store. They changed the tube without checking anything. When I reached home taking again suffered from the same problem.I called them and told them that the same problem has occurred again. This time again they changed the tube upto this time I was very much irritated and lost interest in the bicycle. When I told them that the same thing have happened again they told me to bring the cycle we will change the tyre this tyre. But this time I returned the bicycle. Thank god I got rid of this cycle.
We understand your disappointment with the bike and we apologise for the experience that you had. We would request you to let us know, where you bought the bike from, so that we can discuss the situation with them and get back to you with a solution/explanation.
The bike is good for the price except for the front derauiler. It is worst part of the bike. Except that no much issues. Using this bike for 5 months
Thank for taking time out to review this product. We regret the negative experience you have had thanks to the front derailleur of the bike. We advise you to please take your bike to the closest Decathlon store for the workshop technicians to have a look at the issue you are facing. If the component is found to have a structural defect explicit from usage we will replace the part at no cost. Hope this is helpful.