bought this last year March last and it didnt last for a year, even after full service the problems are not resolved.
the front brakes started giving some annoying noise while at the time of breaking even at normal speed at normal breaking pressure, the gear shifters seems to be a problem in changing the gears as the numbers are not able to match for the changed gears.
the stand seems too weak and the stem fittings arent that accurate and the rubber fittings in the stem seems no more reliable
hence given the cycle again to the shop for these queries
these and all happened even it has been used lightly for going and coming from office within a reach of 4km which makes around 10KM/day only and it was standing simply for 3months of time period too.
choose wisely guys
It' s a nice decent bike to get on and enjoy your rides.
Upgraded from BTwin Mybike 7s to RockRider 340 recently. The bike out of the box was quite useless -
1. The default gear shifters are impossible for long rides - sprain on my wrists took two days to subside. Too much effort to shift using your wrist and the dynamics/friendliness is just wrong !
2. The hand grips for both hands are extremely narrow - no space for the fourth finger! Weird.
3. No mudguards - problem is the extra purchase required for the rear guards and a wasted front guard.
To fix the above three, had to buy :
1. Thumb shifters to replace the wrist/rotation shifters : Rs 1000 /-
2. Wider rubber grips : Rs 200 /-
3. As there are no back mudguards available in stock, you end up buying the a pair used by 7s wasting the front guard which comes with it. For the front, there are good ones available. 1 front + 1 pair for 7s for back = Rs 1050.
Once the additional expenses were met (~ Rs 2250 /- ), the bike rocks as expected and rides are quite an experience.
The workshop folks at Decathlon Whitefield have been extra helpful with their suggestions and service - quite commendable.
Wasted scrap bits (Decathlon doesn't take it back either):
1. Wrist Shifters.
2. Narrow Grips.
3. 7s Front guard.
To summarize, Decathlon/BTwin should really replace the default shifters and default hand grips as they are just useless by all standards. Further, they should stock proper back guards so that customer is not forced to buy a 7s pair instead.
I purchases this bike from Hennur Branch for daily commutation to office and rare outside trip (I was more interested in Rock driver 520, however the sales man suggested this). I have found couple of issues with gear system.. Changing the Gear to 1 on up doesn't work properly, sometime I am afraid the chain is going to break (so loud noice). 2. Gear change is not smooth.. while changing the gear especially on up, change becomes too lose, so I hurts badly as u lose all the control.
Seating is another issue but not that bad.
this cycle is very nice
I bought my rockrider 340 from decathlon vytilla, cochin last week and till now I have clocked 150 kms in it. Very smooth to ride for 3 hrs continuously with padded cycle shorts. Fears are very smooth to change while pedaling and it is very precise too... Speed that I maintained is 24 km/hr as per the digital speedo installed. Now I am using it for workouts, commute and tour. I have taken my bike to kochi and visited some historic place which I would have avoided if I am in my motor cycle. Altogether , my experience with rockstar and decathlon is fantastic and memorable.
Suspension is bad...producing too much noise even for the smallest bump, speed breaker
We have bought this cycle on 2nd April. Since first day front brakes not operating properly.Also, chain sprocket plastic cover screw got damaged on first day itself.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Apologies for a late reply. The bike should not have problems with the brake in the beginning if the 14 point check was done before the bike was delivered to you. Please let me know from which Decathlon store you purchased the bike. I will inform the store regarding the problem and the store team will get In touch with you for a solution.
Deepak BABU DECATHLON