More and more these days, road bikes are fracturing into constantly evolving niches. On one end of the spectrum is the aero race bike with its deep-section carbon wheels and huge teardrop shaped tubes (the Trek Madone), and on the other end is the endurance road bike with its long wheelbase and fatigue-saving technolog...
As one of the most successful full suspension race bikes in the world, the coveted Epic is Specialized’s flagship cross-country race bike. For 2018, the Epic range will be available in both hardtail and full suspension versions. The Epic is the full suspension model, with 100mm of rear wheel travel that’s controlled by...
2018 will go down as the year that Giant dropped their atomic bomb into the aero road bike market: the Giant Propel Disc. Not only does the new design incorporate impressive aerodynamic technology from former F1 experts such as Xavier Gergaud, Giant have made a clear statement by only offering the bike with disc brakes...
Once you get past the stunning orange paint job, the value for money of the Roscoe 8 becomes apparent. A proper air adjustable fork with thru axle and lockout, dropper post, 1 x 11 drivetrain and Shimano brakes is a solid build for the money. The only must do before hitting the trails is to get your Trek dealer to fit some tubeless valves and sealant to drop some weight and allow you to run nice low pressures for maximum grip.
On the trail this bike is so much fun! There is endless grip from the plus tyres which also smooth out rougher trails. The short stem and wide bar put you in a great position to really attack the trail, you’ll find yourself popping off every root, rock and undulation on the trail.
If you’re coming from a more traditional hardtail you probably will feel the extra weight of the plus wheels and tyres.
I reckon the Roscoe 8 is an amazing bike for someone getting into mountain biking as it inspires confidence with the huge amounts of grip. It is also super fun to ride which is what mountain biking is all about!
Very smooth and fast on Singletrail.
A bike that literally does it all.
Incredibly comfortable bike.
For a carbon cross bike it is still a bit on the heavy side ( 9kg's)
I purchased this bike to initially be my second do it all bike. Great for winter commuting/road riding. My road bike is now my second bike, I just find the Boone too much fun for me to not ride it every chance I get.
Very smooth, comfortable bike
Great braking for a carbon wheelset
Handlebars give a little feedback through the hands.
Rear brake cable rubbed on thigh whilst riding
For the price point this bike is great value. Carbon wheels, Ultegra 8000 Groupset with a decent level carbon frame. I was nervous buying the Emonda, but once riding i knew I had made the right decision.
We love the versatility of this bike. 29er, 27.5", you choose. We also like some of the innovation...
I am lucky to live around the corner from Velofix Rozelle in Sydney, a great local bike shop. T...
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