Here is the 2014/2015 full suspension bicycle from Rose to hold the top of the range – a DH called The Unchained.
The model you have right here is the fruit of the bike configuration options offered by Rose on most models. So the equipment proposed here is not exactly what you can find on the ROSE THE UNCHAINED 1 (2 268€ basis ) and the ROSE THE UNCHAINED 1 (3 931€ basis).
The Unchained design fits the new style of long travel bicycles from Rose. Its brother the Soulfire shares the same global geometry with less travel. Finishing of the frame could be chosen in this black / green or in a raw style. The DT Swiss Tricon 1950 wheels installed on this showroom bike match perfectly the design of the frame with their pimpy green lemon color.
The frame (3,3 kg) works a horst link rear suspension system that could be set on 200mn or 220mn of travel with the help of the bolt system on the rear shock. The higher position (200mn) rises the height of the bottom bracket (+7mn) and change the head angle to 64,5° (versus 64°).
Owner can play also with the lenght of the chainstay – 430 or 444mn according to his wishes. The choice basically impacts the wheelbase.
We do not use such a big picture for a chainguide usually. But this Carbocage is rare and nice. It’s no coincidence to find it on the Rose DH bike since Carbocage company is the partner of the Rose Vaujany mtb team.
To conclude the presentation, here is a front / rear view of the cockpit – the Fox 40 Float RC2 associated with RaceFace components.