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    ROSE Bike

    What do you think about this bike?

    ROSE GRANITE CHIEF 4 .

    http://www.rosebikes.it/articolo/gra...011/aid:432790

    Is good for All Mountain ?

    Thanks.

    I'm very interested in it.

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    never heard of it (but that doesnt say much) but from the specs it looks like a pretty nice bike.

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    It's well kitted, that's for sure. A lot of great components for the price. It looks pretty stout too. Who can say how the suspension will perform though. Never heard of the bike. I really like how they do the 360 view of the bike though. More bike companies should take a cue from the car companies and do that on their websites!

    Found this review:
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...ief-4-10-37061
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

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    Rose bikes are lovely, go to Germany and they're everywhere.

    Yes it's a good bike.

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    Thanks!

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    I ordered a Granite Chief 4. I hope that will be good. The price and the mounted component seems good. It has been shipped 2 days ago. I hope to have not done a mistake in ordering one of this bikes. I asked only to change the original saddle with one Selle Italia and I orderer just little changes (lengh of crankset and length of steam). I discovered that is possible to configure each bike with preferred components.

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    I received it. Very good bike ! I'm very happy !

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    If you take a close look at it, you'll see that it resembles some of the older Intense designs.

    I'd say you got yourself a bargain there.

    Have fun.


    Magura

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    Pictures please

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    The bikes can be ordered only through the Internet.
    For me it is not 'a problem, for many people, it could be a problem.
    At first I was doubtful in ordering this bike.
    After the order I waited for less than twenty days to arrive.
    It arrived into a box.
    I mounted the wheel and straightened the handlebars.
    The bike is very solid and sturdy as a rock.
    Weighs together the pedals and the saddle 12.8 kg (small frame size). For 150 AM Bike is a good result, in my opinion.
    It has a very compact and short frame. I have a size small, I'm short of stature.
    The 130-150 fox talas fork (Fox Talas RLC FIT 150 mm, 15 mm thru axle) is very stiff with the 15mm thru axle.
    Bike mounts X9 Sram front and rear derailleur and Formula RX 203/180 brakes.
    The rear shock is fox rp32 ProPedal (rear suspension Fox RP23 Boost Valve (Granite Chief Setup)).
    They drive very well on technical trails and is very stable downhill (it is not a downhill bike of course, because it is an all mountain bike, but is stable).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90
    Pictures please

    http://img716.imageshack.us/g/aap1010390.jpg/

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    ROSE is not internet-only, they have a *huge* store somewhere in Germany. Once you place an order you will receive the phone-book sized catalogue once a year with the pictures, it's impressive.

    My colleague just ordered one, I've not yet seen it but the kit is great for the price. It's extremely difficult to find better value just about anywhere in Europe.

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    For Europe these are stunning value for money, but you probably won't see them in the US due to the 4-bar suspension implementation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    For Europe these are stunning value for money, but you probably won't see them in the US due to the 4-bar suspension implementation.
    I live in Europe, not in US.

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