Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - R18 700 TREK­BIKES.COM – JM

TThe Roscoe 8 and the Can­non­dale Trail 2 (also fea­tured here) might be the best-value out-ofthe-box moun­tain bikes avail­able at the mo­ment. The Roscoe takes the 27.5+ ap­proach, whereas the Can­non­dale is a clas­sic 29er. Choos­ing be­tween them de­pends on the kind of rid­ing you want to do.

The Roscoe is a trail bike. It comes stan­dard with a 120mm fork and 2.8-inch tyres that dis­solve rocks and roots. The frame is al­loy, and the driv­e­train is 1x11 SRAM NX.

It even comes stan­dard with a drop­per post, which al­lows you to get more cen­tred on the bike when things get gnarly. I can’t tell you how much a drop­per im­proves the ride ex­pe­ri­ence on a hard­tail!

If you live near a good trail net­work and you want an in­ex­pen­sive bike that can han­dle any­thing with min­i­mal main­te­nance, the Roscoe is hard to beat.

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