I bought this bike a year ago and its done nearly 600kms in 6 months as I used it mostly for shorter road journeys (10kms) and also used it for extreme MTB in Snowdonia (Gwydr Mawr bach), it did well to survive the real MTB. However, I started encountering issues 3 months in the bike use from chain skipping to strange noises during braking when I went for cycling in New Forest.
Lubrication of the chain did resolve the chain skip but will be taking it to the store for diagnostic check. I bought a similar bike for my 6 year old son and he has been having issues with gears and chain skipping as well. I believe the team that hands over the bikes on sale must check these very thoroughly to avoid customer coming back with such issues as its frustrating. Having said that its a mechanical man made object so bound to have some deficiencies when set-up incorrectly or wear and tear. Its a decent and simple bike for the price you pay.
Brilliant service and great guys
Excellent budget mountain bike, has been used with kids bike seat, trailer and me and has never let us down. Well built, albeit heavy but seems indestructible.
A good bike. Bought for my 10 year old. Hopefully see him through a good few years. This was definitely the best I could find in a store that wasn't far away. It was pretty rare on line too. Good helpful staff too.
had mine approx four years now , been totally reliable , no problems whatsoever . i changed the saddle initially and played around with handlebar height but bike has been used on a regular basis , brakes good , nice and light , for the price its a great way to get into mountain biking , looks good too , even the bike snobs leave it alone . great range of accesories available for it too.
Good basic mountain bike
Excellent cycle for the money
Got this bike for my son for Christmas. First outing on it went off a kerb and the wheel buckled. I have never in my lifetime of cycling heard of a bike wheel buckling on a kerb. This is called a rock rider mountain bike but can’t even handle obstacles on a normal road. I will be contacting decathlon with regards to replacement wheels or a refund.
I'm sorry to read that there was an issue with the wheel. This is the link to the customer team who will be able to assist you with a replacement, repair or a refund: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/en/contactUsWithoutAccount
Peter, Cycling Manager, DECATHLON