VTT ST 120 ✌ ROCKRIDER SHOP

VTT ST 120 ✌ ROCKRIDER SHOP


HI! I’M SYLVAIN, I’M A PRODUCT MANAGER, I’M GOING TO… HA! HA! HI! I’M SYLVAIN, AND I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU
THE ST120 MOUNTAIN BIKE. WE DESIGNED THE ST120 FOR RECREATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKING IN DRY WEATHER. THE IDEA WITH THIS BIKE WAS FOR RECREATIONAL RIDERS TO BE A BIT MORE ADVENTUROUS,
TO IMPROVE, WHILE BEING CONFIDENT
IN HANDLING THEIR BIKE. THE FIRST THING WE DID TO RESPOND TO THAT WAS TO USE 160 MM
CABLE-OPERATED DISC BRAKES. THE ADVANTAGE OF DISC BRAKES IS THAT THEY’RE GOING TO BE MORE PRECISE AS WELL AS MORE EFFECTIVE
IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. THAT MEANS YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE
GOOD BRAKING IN BOTH DRY AND WET WEATHER. THE SECOND THING WE DID TO GIVE YOU
GOOD TRAJECTORY CONTROL WAS TO CHOOSE TYRES WITH
SIDE KNOBS. IT MEANS YOU CAN GET
MUCH MORE ANGLE ON CORNERS. THE OTHER AIM WITH THIS BIKE WAS TO MAKE IT
EASIER TO USE. TO DO THAT, WE’VE CHOSEN A SINGLE CHAINRING
DRIVETRAIN WITH 9 SPEEDS. AS ITS NAME SUGGESTS,
THE SINGLE CHAINRING IS JUST ONE RING BUT IT HAS 3 BENEFITS. THE FIRST BENEFIT IS THAT YOU HAVE JUST ONE SHIFTER
ON THE HANDLEBAR. IT MAKES IT MUCH EASIER
TO CHANGE GEAR AND REACT TO
THE TERRAIN. THE SECOND BENEFIT IS THAT YOU GET FEWER CHAIN DROPS. THE THIRD BENEFIT IS THAT, WITHOUT THE
FRONT DERAILLEUR, ADJUSTING AND MAINTAINING
THE DRIVETRAIN IS SIMPLER. IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE, WE’VE OPTED FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT
ALUMINIUM FRAME. THE DRIVETRAIN HAS A
VERY SMALL COG THAT LETS YOU RIDE HARD ON THE FLAT AND A BIG COG THAT LETS YOU
TACKLE ANY HILL MUCH MORE EASILY. AS WELL AS THAT, WE’VE
CHOSEN TYRES THAT PERFORM VERY WELL
ON DRY GROUND. THE OTHER IMPORTANT THING
FOR TRAIL RIDING IS COMFORT. WE’VE GONE FOR A
FRAME GEOMETRY AND STEM ANGLE THAT GIVE YOU AN UPRIGHT
BACK POSITION. AT THE FRONT, TO ABSORB
BUMPS IN THE GROUND, THERE’S AN 80 MM
SUSPENSION FORK THAT YOU CAN ADJUST TO YOUR WEIGHT. AT THE BACK, YOU’VE GOT A CURVED
ERGONOMIC SADDLE MOUNTED ON A LONG SEAT POST
WITH A SMALLER DIAMETER WHICH MAKES IT MORE FLEXIBLE AND THEREFORE ABLE TO ABSORB
SMALL IMPACTS. IN TERMS OF SIZE, THE ST120 COMES IN S TO XL TO FIT ANYONE
MEASURING 1.5 M TO 2 M TALL. THE MAIN THING TO REMEMBER ABOUT THIS BIKE,
IS THAT IT’S EASY TO USE
AND TO LOOK AFTER, STURDY RELIABLE, AND WILL HELP YOU
MAKE QUICK PROGRESS AND HAVE FUN
ON THE TRAILS.