Rotwild RDH.03 Frameset

Rotwild RDH.03

User Reviews (11)

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Chris Dunn   Downhiller [Aug 17, 2007]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

the rider is the only weakness

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

Similar Products Used: gt dhi, lobo, lts dh, cannondale super v4000dh, kona, intense
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Tony   Racer [Jan 17, 2002]
Strength:

Was as below in my review...

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: GT I drive, Super 8, K2 Animal DH, Giant DH Team
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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Brian Someone   Downhiller [Sep 06, 2001]
Strength:

Looks Cool, tons of adjustability. Rear shock

Weakness:

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.

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

Similar Products Used: Kona Stab Primo, Giant DH Team, Santa Cruz Super 8, Intense M1, KHS Dominatrax
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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Doc   Downhiller [Sep 19, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Fiat stickers on team issue frame

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!!!

Similar Products Used: ATX1, Santa Cruz super eight, Kona stab, Orange 222 and Patriot, Marin DH
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Alex Gunn   Downhiller [Apr 27, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Price, have to work to hard to afford it!

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!

Similar Products Used: Santa cruz bullit, gt i-drive, scott f-x DH, Orange patriot, Intense uzzi dh. si's beast of a darkangel
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Tony   Downhiller [Jun 24, 1999]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

The wait I had to endure to get one.

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

Similar Products Used: K2 Animal DH, Super 8, Coyote DH, Kona Stab, Marin DH
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Spawn   Downhiller [May 26, 1999]
Strength:

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 -

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

Similar Products Used: GT Lobo, HotChili Warp 210, Sunn Radical plus, Nicolai Lambda
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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cal   Downhiller [Jan 27, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

if you can afford buy now,buy,buy,buy and dont sell

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
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
monkey   Weekend Warrior [Jul 19, 2001]
Strength:

wery stiff
looks cool

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: kona sex too, stinky frame, rotec DH
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
James   Downhiller [Dec 02, 2002]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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)

Similar Products Used: ATX 1, Specialized Big Hit, Patriot, Muddy Fox
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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