Rocklobster Team 853

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  • steve_b77
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    My mate (no internet access) is getting a HT on his B2W scheme, the limit being £1000

    Already having a Meta 5.5.2, he wants a steel HT and likes the look of the Rocklobster. He wants it for general XC duties and some trail centre useage (he’s actually gonna ride to work on it too!!)

    Does anyone have a Rocklobster 853 on here, if so what are they like?

    Any other bikes suggestion would be handy too.

    Lastly he’s around 5’9″ so would a 17″ be the best bet? His Commencal is a Medium

    Cheers

    Jamie
    Member

    RL = Great bike.
    17″ Would be spot on. I am 5’7″ and had a 17″, so at 5’9″ he should be fine. BUT, if he can he wants to get down to Merlin to try them for size.

    I am still gutted i had to sell mine to fund my next build 😥

    Lovely bike and great spec for the money (possibly the best deal around?). I really liked mine, apart from the low BB – the pedal strike drove me mad! Although, I know of plenty of people who aren’t bothered by it at all. Anyway, apart from that, it’s a lovely bike. Really light frame for steel too! I reckon a 17″ would be perfect at 5’9″.

    RudeBoy
    Member

    Buy one. Top little bike!

    Oggles
    Member

    Fantastic bikes! Very nice to ride and great spec.

    TheYeti
    Member

    That last one’s a…what..21″ ? Do they do a 21″?

    Just checked, yes they do, it MUST be a 21″ !!

    Garry_Lager
    Member

    The frame geometry of those last two pictures looks very different – are they different models?

    RudeBoy
    Member

    No, just that mine’s tiny, and the other one is huuuge. And the pics are taken at different angles.

    All we need is a 19″, and we’d have the set!

    Premier Icon iainc
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    I am 5 10, with kinda short legs and the 17 is spot on for me :

    it’s a great bike, perfect for muddy rooty xc riding – I love it -)

    Oggles
    Member

    Yes it’s a 21″. It is a newer frame with the separate seat clamp and slightly different paint than the other two, but the geometry should be similar.

    Premier Icon addy6402
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    Get him to do it!

    Mine is a second bike (after my Prophet), used for to commute to work, fast local rides and trail centres too. I love it, great value and lively to ride.

    Mine is the 19″ – I got it on C2W before xmas with SLX groupset and Pro II hubs for £1k…

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Sold my Rock Lobster a few months back. Had been really pleased with it, bought on recommendation of Mr & Mrs Peter Poddy. Used it with panniers on the West Country Coast-to-Coast, also on many all-day rides. Put RS Revs on. Size-wise that sounds right.

    Just moved on to a mid-life crisis bike.

    Can confirm that RudeBoy really flies on his SS version.

    steve_b77
    Member

    Cheers folks, I think he’s going to go and check one out up @ Merlin one Weekend soon.

    Just as a thought how does the Charge Duster Hi compare?

    Jamie
    Member

    In respect to VFM it doesn’t.

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    My missus had one on C2W a few years ago, and I ran one as a SS for a winter. At 5’8″ the 17in was perfik for me and will fit you fine. They are lovely bikes to ride, just the right amount of forgiveness from the back end, and very well made (Better than an Inbred, put it that way)

    Merlin are really helpful to deal with too, just get one!

    neil853
    Member

    absolutely mint bike, love mine to bits. have a full sus but i’m currently enjoying the wet winter on my RL

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