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Btwin Rockrider 520 Review in India [Latest]

Rockrider series is pretty popular among newbie cyclist looking to buy a decent MTB. And if you happen to be an MTB fan, we are going to review the Btwin Rockrider 520 for you. 

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So without any adieu, let’s get started with the btwin rock rider 520 review

Frame:

btwin rockrider 520 review

Like any other good MTB, the Rockrider 520 comes with a 6061 aluminium alloy frame that’s pretty solid. The bike offers a raised position for the rider that makes it far more comfortable  and fun.

With an awesome paint job, and life time warranty on the frame, the rock rider 520 is sure to steal the limelight where ever you go. 

Key features:

  • 6061 aluminium frame (Comfort geometry frame) 
  • Life time warranty on frame, stem and handlebar

Fork:

The btwin rockrider 520 frame is paired with a 80 mm travel suspension fork that’s pretty durable. It comes with a dial that allows you to adjust the stiffness as per riders weight. This function works really well if you plan on cycling on uneven roads or trails. 

Key features:

  • 80 mm of travel suspension fork with adjustable dial

Handlebar:

The alloy handlebar of the bicycle is pretty wide that offers good control and easy manuverability on any terrain. 

Wheels & Tyres:

The 27.5 Aero trail EVO wheels with double walled rims are pretty stiff and durable. What we liked the most about them were the 28 spokes that reduce the weight drastically without impacting on rigidity and strength. 

We truly enjoyed riding it on flat as well as on muddy roads. 

The 27.5 inch wheels are single treaded that offer a fast rolling on flat roads and not to forget good traction on corners. 

Key features:

  • Aero Trail Evo wheels with double-walled rims

Groupset:

btwin rockrider 520

Fitted with a 3 X 8 chainset. The front derailleur comes with a SRAM x3 while the rear is equipped with SRAM x4 with speed indicators. This entry level groupset by Sram is an equivalent to Shimano tourney and Shimano altus. Considering the price point of this bicycle the sram grossest does compete justice.

Key features:

  • SRAM S200 triple-chainring chainset (22/32/42 teeth)
  • SRAM X3 8-speed rear derailleur
  • Microshift MS22 front derailleur

Brakes:

The braking of this bicycle is powered with mechanical disc brakes that are precise and responsive. We also got a chance to try the bike in rainy and muddy conditions and were pretty delighted with the response that brakes had to offer. 

Key features:

  • Tektro aluminium brake lever
  • Hayes Mx5 mechanical disc brakes

Saddle:

btwin rockrider

The bicycle comes with an Exclusive B’Twin Ergofit Evo saddle that offers great comfort. This is because its wider “hammock” shape ensures to support the sit bones of the rider. Pair it up with a good pair of cycling shorts, and say good bye to saddle sores. 

However, the bike that we reviewed had a higher quality saddle that is even wider than the evo saddle that comes with the bike. Thus, offering even more cushioning and comfort. 

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Btwin Rockrider 520: Advantages

  1. Good braking
  2. Very responsive bike
  3. Really good tires

Btwin Rockrider 520: Disadvantages:

  1. Slightly heavy
  2. Grips could be better

Btwin Rockrider 520 Review: Velocrush Rating:

  1. Overall: 4.2/5
  2. Design: 4.3 /5
  3. Performance: 4.2 /5
  4. Feature: 4/5
  5. Value for money: 4.5 /5

If you are looking for a reliable bicycle that can be ridden care free anywhere, then the Rockrider 520 is for you.

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Written By

Abhishek Tarfe is a Certified Bike Mechanic from Park Tool School. He enjoys teaching people how to cycle and loves going on multi-day tours. Besides, he loves dogs and coffee. Follow his madness on Instagram

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