Rose Bikes

by Sim 21

You may not have heard of Rose, and to be honest we didn’t know much about them till recently, but they are a German mail-order behemoth. They have a 6000m square shop called Bike Town and a catalogue that is 926 pages long. As well as selling everything you could possibly ever need ever for anything cycling related they also do a range of bikes.

Andy and Fin from Rose UK popped round with cakes. The bilberry tarts were particularly popular and there was much discussion over sad cakes, are they the same as Welsh cakes? Once cake discussion had died down Andy and Fin remembered that they had some bikes to show us…

The Rose Granite Chief. This one is Fin's own bike so the spec is slightly different from normal. 140mm of travel and built to take some abuse.
Internal routing is used on all of Rose's bikes. Neat.
The Janitor. Odd sounding name, good looking bike. Full carbon, 140mm of travel. We're keeping hold of this one for a future bike test.
Full bling. No scrimping.
The Bruce 8. Doesn't everyone want to ride a bike called The Bruce?
Adjustable chainstay, but with this design the wheel won't budge.
The Bruce comes dressed with much finery.
The Verdita Green. This is the ladies version, no cliché colours here.
Car park testing, tyre kicking and top tube flicking.

For more info go to www.rosebikes.co.uk

Comments (21)

  1. Not Finnish then? I very much like ze internal routing.

  2. they look good dont they? i like the janitor, just looks fast! remind me a bit of the gf roscoe in shape but not susp design. does the bruce have a mech hanger too? if so, wicked design!

  3. Wow, they look great..

  4. this is odd, i go the rose 2010 catalogue from my visiting uncle, who, knowing of my interest in bicycles, brought it over for me… their carbon hardtail comes in at 7.4kg i think… very nice bikes.

  5. Slowrider, yup mech hanger on The Bruce.

  6. das ist der hammer! But do they employ some complete mentalist locked up in a shed to come up with the names?

  7. Is that Fin of MBUK Van fame?

  8. It is the very same ex-MBUK Fin.

  9. Janitor – cuz it cleans up the competition?

  10. “Granite chief”? I LOL-ed.

  11. i hope you didn’t mention that thing you’re not meant to mention 🙂

  12. Oh man… the Uncle Jimbo looks magnificent – and very well priced too. Damn you Singletrack, I thought I had a handle on what bike to get next before I read this!

  13. so is the fact that fin is ex mbuk and he is famous for something to do with their van related?

  14. “there was much discussion over sad cakes”

    Did you want to cheer them up?

  15. Can I buy those grips from The Bruce separately the wife would love some for her bike.

  16. Just had a look at the Rose online catalogue many lol worthy germanic non ironic poses in there

    http://blaetterkatalog.rose.de/gb/katalog_2009b/index.html

  17. sadly the .co.uk address reads Service Unavailable

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