Tour mountain bikes
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TAKE A LONG JOURNEY ON OUR TOURING BIKES
The mountains have been a big attraction to humans ever since their exploration. Yet looking at this magnificent landscape is not as beautiful as riding right through it on a mountain bike! Good touring bikes combine sportiness and comfort in a perfect way. All those who love to ride long distances will appreciate those characteristics. When it is about eating miles, a bike has to roll smoothly and offer efficient suspension to make sure that no energy is lost.
At the same time, the bike should be comfortable, as great comfort saves energy and particularly makes long tours more pleasant. Touring bikes love to ride across the country, length and type of route are rather of secondary importance. Just as the ideas of a tour differ from one rider to another, our touring bikes GROUND CONTROL and THE TUSKER are different, too. The GROUND CONTROL comes in a classic, modern look. It is a full-suspension bike with 130 mm of travel at the rear and 115 mm for size XS. This bike offers high performance so that it could even be used in cross country races and enough endurance to ride a marathon. Thanks to 27,5-inch wheels, the bike offers good roll-over characteristics and pleasant nippiness. THE TUSKER on the contrary rides on thick 4-inch wheels and is a specialist for very special tours. It easily rolls over snow and loose sand and thanks to great traction and a large contact surface to the ground, it offers enormous grip and safety. This effect also proves advantageous on singletracks: Even though the bike has no rear suspension, it offers incredibly high comfort.
Of course, these bikes are not only suitable for sporty use. Their versatility is outstanding, they also show their strengths far away from the tracks. No matter whether you are looking for a classic and modern bike or for an extreme and special bike, in our range you’ll find the right bike for everyone. Which bike will you use for your next adventure?
Conquer the mountain – with the GROUND CONTROL 1! The bike's sophisticated geometry makes it perfectly suitable for all kinds of off-road adventures. To ensure that the suspension system can show its strengths, the GROUND CONTROL 1 is completely equipped with Rock Shox components. At the front, a Rock Shox Revelation RL Solo Air ensures a smooth ride. It comes with a 15 mm thru axle and 130 mm of travel. The Revelation shows a perfect compromise between weight and torsional stiffness, while offering great sensitivity. As it features the Motion Control DNA system, it offers soft damping and perfectly reacts to several compressions in quick succession. In addition, the bike comes with a Rock Shox Monarch RT3 rear shock. It controls 130 mm of travel at the rear stay, while reacting extremely sensitively and measures the ground like a seismograph. The Monarch RT3 comes with a larger air chamber for even more control and traction so that the bike won't even lose ground in sharp corners on on rough terrain.
A little all-mountain bike with the look of a cross country racer – the GROUND CONTROL 2 is a perfect example for versatility. The precise SRAM GX groupset consisting of a crankset, shifter, front derailleur and rear derailleur ensures perfect and powerful acceleration. It combines light, crisp shifting processes with a low weight and top-notch workmanship – and does also look damn good. As regards tyres, this bike relies on a modern classic: The Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo Snakeskin tyres offer low rolling resistance, a lot of grip and are extremely resistant to punctures thanks to a reinforced sidewall. For increased riding dynamics, the GROUND CONTROL 2 comes with a Rock Shox Reverb Stealth. This Vario seatpost can be controlled from the handlebar; the hydraulic cable is routed through the frame to protect it from dirt, damages and envious glances. It offers an adjustment range of 150 mm so that the seatpost can be dropped so far that nothing is standing in the way of technically demanding situations.
Our leader of adventurers, equipped with best components and convincing performance - this is the GROUND CONTROL 3. The top model offers high-tech equipment as far as the eye can see. The drivetrain is reliable and offers the highest technological standard. It comes from the brand Shimano: Rear derailleur, front derailleur, shifter, cassette and crankset all bear the XT label. Thanks to the Shadow technology, the XT rear derailleur is extremely slim, which significantly reduces the risk of contact to rocks, roots or similar. A pair of excellent wheels - DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One – tops off the package. The high-quality system wheelset features the Straight Pull system that stands out for an even load distribution along the spokes. On conventional models with a spoke elbow, the bent part of the spoke is subject to heavy loads which may result in spoke breakage or a total failure of the wheel. However, on the DT Swiss wheel, this risk is further reduced by a locking system that is injected into the nipple thread for increased stiffness and durability of the wheel.
Fatbikes are no show bikes, but true mountain bikes. Thanks to their fat tyres, these bikes offer outstanding comfort and grip even though they come without suspension. The parts of extremely high quality used for the THE TUSKER 1 are the basis for endless riding pleasure. At first, they were smiled at as being special bikes, now even established manufacturers like Schwalbe put a lot of work into the development of new products in order to serve a whole new market. The Schwalbe Jumbo Jim Evo Snakeskin 26 x 4,0 tyres were especially developed for this kind of bike. They belong to the Evolution Line, are equipped with SnakeSkin casing to protect from sharp-edged stones and are made from Pace Star rubber compound, weighing less than 1000 grams – an impressive value taking into consideration the bike's dimensions! The bike comes with a modern shifting system, SRAM's high-quality GX drivetrain offers 1 x 11 gears – all this at an affordable price! There is nothing you will miss: X-Snyc chainrings are part of the bike, just as the proven X-Horizon rear derailleur.
African bull elephants are also called tuskers – and that’s exactly what our THE TUSKER 2 looks like with its high-quality AL-7005 aluminium frame. Not a bike only for specialists, but a full-fledged and versatile mountain bike! Especially for this extraordinary mountain bike, ROSE has developed the “THE TUSKER” carbon fork, mega fat and mega stiff. 4-inch wide tyres of the Schwalbe company turn through it, the Jumbo Jim Evo Snakeskin 26 x 4,0 is a tyre specially designed for fatbikes, offering massive grip and great comfort. It belongs to the Evolution Line, is equipped with SnakeSkin casing to protect from sharp-edged stones and made from fast Pace-Star compound. The folding tyre not even weighs 1000 grams! THE TUSKER 2 offers 11 gears, packed into SRAM’s top groupset X01. Precise shifting and minimised chain bounce belong to the standard; in addition: the groupset offers a low weight and great looks! Let the elephant race begin!