Rotwild RDH.03 Frameset

4.36/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $2700.00


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Rotwild RDH.03


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Dunn a Downhiller from south shields

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2007

Strengths:    adjustability, strength, ride quality, quick for a big bike

Weaknesses:    the rider is the only weakness

Bottom Line:   
i have used and abused this bike and it all ways comes back for more

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Favorite Trail:   hopton castle peebles

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   paul iddon/ woody

Similar Products Used:   gt dhi, lobo, lts dh, cannondale super v4000dh, kona, intense

Bike Setup:   boxxers hope 6pots lm cranks ac pro chain device xt shifter and mech

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by James a Downhiller from Derby

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2002

Strengths:    Handles well, adjustable travel and angles, geometry feels spot on.

Weaknesses:    Cracked my frame in the same place they all go - just above the BB (Got it welded back up good as new though). Only 1 year warranty. Rockshox shock blows easily. Price

Bottom Line:   
Good frame, handles well, pedals quite well. Cracked the frame but got it welded (made of 7020 Alu, so can be welded to be as good as new). Standard Rockshox shock blows easily, replaced it with stratos which is crap. Feels nicely balanced with Boxxers on the front.
1 year warranty seems pretty bad on such an expensive frame (cracked mine after 3 years)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   ATX 1, Specialized Big Hit, Patriot, Muddy Fox

Bike Setup:   Boxxers, MRP (Modified), Hope Enduro 4's, Bulbs on D321, XT drivetrain, Azonic Bars & Stem, Stratos shock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tony a Racer from Northwich

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2002

Strengths:    Was as below in my review...

Weaknesses:    It broke in the same damn place they all do, the bottom bracket. One week after the warranty expired.

Bottom Line:   
A beautiful bike and i wish i still had it - as a wall ornament.

Inherent defects that are widely known are not acceptable in modern bicycle designs, and certainly not when they are dangerous. Tested on the public? I reckon so.

Its gets the chilli's for nostalgia value.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   GT I drive, Super 8, K2 Animal DH, Giant DH Team

Bike Setup:   As below (it was)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doc a Downhiller from Edinburgh

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2001

Strengths:    Plush, plush, looks sweet, adjustable, great after sales service

Weaknesses:    Fiat stickers on team issue frame

Bottom Line:   
Awesome. Fully adjustable, enormous root eating capacity, takes drops so well, everyone who has ridden it wants it. The little back wheel makes it accelerate like a hardtail but it loses none of its rider appeal. For flat out riding this bike cannot be better. Cheers to the Fridge for the great service and Corstorphine Hill rules!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Corry hill, Innerleithen

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   The Fridge (cheers Vince)

Similar Products Used:   ATX1, Santa Cruz super eight, Kona stab, Orange 222 and Patriot, Marin DH

Bike Setup:   Rotwild RDH04 team issue, RS pro deluxe, Boxxers, STX stuff (!), 24" rear, Hope enduros

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brian Someone a Downhiller from Windhoek, Namibia

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2001

Strengths:    Looks Cool, tons of adjustability. Rear shock

Weaknesses:    My bottom tube caved in from the stress the rear shock put on the tube. After paying so much money for a frame I would have at least expected the thing to hold up to the stress of free riding and one, yes ONE, downhill race. The race was an easy one at that, no serious drops or leaps.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is awesome if you ride cross country, but if you're any kind of a downhill rider and do drops any higher than about a foot, then this bike is not for you.

Buy it if you want a bike that's going to sit on you're trailer and look pretty, not if you're gonna actually ride it.

Go with a Santa Cruz, it costs less and performs much better

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Favorite Trail:   Anna ST. DH

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Mail Order

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stab Primo, Giant DH Team, Santa Cruz Super 8, Intense M1, KHS Dominatrax

Bike Setup:   DeeMAX, XTR, Monster, Hayes, Azonic, MRP, All top of the line

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by monkey a Weekend Warrior from slovakia

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2001

Strengths:    wery stiff
looks cool


Weaknesses:    well - the price
and the rock shox pro deluxe damper - but the frame has no weaknesses


Bottom Line:   
well, the rotwild freeride is one of the best bikes you can buy. the 13.5 cm travel on the back are for my riding enough, but I can also put a long travel damper to get 15 cm.

the Idea of changing the progresion on a frame is not new, but on the rotwild you can change also the geometry.
I broke the old damper within one month. I bought a new Benest oil, coil, air damper with a marzocchi spring and it works better + You can maintain it easy - the seals cost about 3 dollars and instead of nitrogen u can use air. That means - you can service it at home.

the frame is not cheap, but it works great!!! also, the ADP rotwild company has a great customer service.,
the kona stinky works almost the same - even with one pivot, the system works super active!!!
I can recomend the frame to everyone, who wants to have a perfect freeride bike - the only problem could be to get it in the US, cause Im not sure if ther is a dealer for this frames.
ohh, and one more thing ppl, you can only buy a frame kit - means every bike will be an original...
PS, check out the web > www.rotwild.de

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Favorite Trail:   kaprun - germany

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   rotwild adp

Similar Products Used:   kona sex too, stinky frame, rotec DH

Bike Setup:   rfr 01 freeride frame, pro deluxe - not any more, bomber z1,
shimano XTR with XT froint disc and magura quick silver rear, race face, roox, fizik,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Gunn a Downhiller from Northants, England

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2001

Strengths:    Super strong, plush, adjustment, looks, tracking, ride, EVERYTHING!

Weaknesses:    Price, have to work to hard to afford it!

Bottom Line:   
Best full sus dh i have owned, even though the price. Takes everything, slippy roots, wet rocks, boulders, drops, jumps, world cup courses (if your that good). Briliant frame, so much adjustment, could last you a life time, as long as nothing silly happens, (e.g 50 ft drops). If you have the money, get out there and get one now!

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Favorite Trail:   Hopton

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   Paul iddon

Similar Products Used:   Santa cruz bullit, gt i-drive, scott f-x DH, Orange patriot, Intense uzzi dh. si's beast of a darkangel

Bike Setup:   rst 8-inch upside downs, hope dh4's, hope hubs on D521's, xt, mrp, tioga, azonic bars, yeti etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by patrick adamson a Downhiller from stockport,cheshire,england

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2001

Strengths:    Stutter bumps through corners,off camber sections covered in roots,huge compressions,this bike will take you where you want to be as fast as you dare go

Weaknesses:    Rider ability!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Many bikes have a lot of travel but this is the first bike to encourage riders to overstep the mark every time out and get away with it and with the warranty Rotwild have in place this is a serious weapon to take into the hills with you.Suck it and see,you'll love it!!!

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Favorite Trail:   scousers trail,rheola,cwmcarn

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   paul iddon (uk importer)

Similar Products Used:   DH-I,LOBO,STAB PRIMO,MR O,X222,KARPIEL DH

Bike Setup:   7" boxxers,hope discs,race face,bulb/521 ceramic,mrp,nokian 2.6s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cal a Downhiller from lancashire

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2001

Strengths:    lots of travel, adjustable head angles, solid swingarm, only 1 set of bearings to be replaced, lifetime warranty if it snaps they fix it or replace it

Weaknesses:    only thing gone wrong was the main triangle cracked on the gusset just above swingarm mount, this was welded up by rotwild to be stronger, and they even repainted the frame

Bottom Line:   
if you can afford buy now,buy,buy,buy and dont sell

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   gt i drive dh, gt lobo, super 8, yeti lawill, straight 8 ,atx one , nicos v proccess bike(not for sale unfortunatly) and many others

Bike Setup:   boxxers, hope dh4 pots, bulb hubs, x-lite fatsos, race face, blackspire , shimano, azonic,

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Downhiller from Northwich, England

Date Reviewed: June 24, 1999

Strengths:    
Thats It. Strength. It is gusseted everywhere. It does not flex at all. Low C of G means you can jump and throw it anywhere. Sprints well from the line and out of corners. Adjustability. 18 combinations of travel, BB height and head angle.


Weaknesses:    
The wait I had to endure to get one.


Bottom Line:   
This bike rules. It inspires confidence. This makes you fast. Thats what its all about.

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Favorite Trail:   
Nannerch DH, Fox Ultimate Dual, Stroud

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
K2 Animal DH, Super 8, Coyote DH, Kona Stab, Marin DH


Bike Setup:   
RDH 03 frame with RS Super Deluxe shock. Boxxers (with drop top crown to get head angle back) Hope Big Un Hubs,Hope Disks, Mavic 521, Azonic, Tioga hardware,XT, Rotwild own Chain Device (MRP style)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Spawn a Downhiller from Austria

Date Reviewed: May 26, 1999

Strengths:    
This frame rules in every way - it's tight, responds well to rider imput, and is just SO controllable. The geometry is excellent and it looks godly
This frame is bombproof with huge
gussets. Everyone who's riden it says the same as me -


Bottom Line:   
Strong frame, soft suspension set up, upto 180mm travel, adjustable everything

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
GT Lobo, HotChili Warp 210, Sunn Radical plus, Nicolai Lambda


Bike Setup:   
Answer Manitou XVert Carbon, Mavic 321D, NC17, XT, MRP, Hayes DH, Nokian Tires.

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