Club Roost XS Freeride Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 8.3 lbs


Product Description

  • Twin travel settings
  • VTT system
  • Dual travel options
  • X-Fusion rear shock
  • 4-bar linkage
  • Detachable rear mech hanger


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tf a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2008

Strengths:    Good weight, looks good and handles pretty well (short for its size, so quite nimble).

Weaknesses:    Impossible to get essential spares (like bushings), no response from manufacturer to queries, no locking compound on bush bolts (!!!), the shock is not great, and the linkage design makes it difficult to replace.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent value for money but the fact that CR do not supply wearables like bushes is a *real* PITA. Also, the CR contact email does not work.

The frame pivot bolts did not have any locking compound and quickly worked themeselves loose. If you want to replace the shock (which you probably will), make sure the replacement fits (the design of the linkage is such that the aircan has to be small enought to fit in between the leavers).

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   ukbikestore.co.uk

Bike Setup:   RockShock Revelation

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by G a Weekend Warrior from Johannesburg, South Africa

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2007

Strengths:    Compact design
weight (3.7kg)


Weaknesses:    The shock that comes with the frame struggles with the bigger stuff and the paint chips quite easily.

Bottom Line:   
This is awesome value for money. The frame is worth a lot more than what it costs. It looks great in real life, it handles very nicely and it's light enough to get creative. For long XC rides, I move the shock forward to give 5" travel - this removes ALL the pedal bob, so it pedals like any other XC bike. It's also a great upgrade frame. The compact design is great for jumping. If you're looking for a decent freeride frame that won't break the bank, you have found what you were looking for. I give it 5 chilles, not because it's the best freeride frame on the market, but because it's probably the best value for money out there.

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Favorite Trail:   Chloorkop Quarry

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Various freeride and AM frames

Bike Setup:   CR Frame, Marzocchi Drop Off 3 Forks, DT Swiss FR6.1D Freeride rims, Geax Lobo Loco Freeride rubber, Shimano Saint crankset, Truvativ Hussefelt DH Riserbar, NC-17 Saddle and grips.

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