Your thoughts of a Steel Single Speed mtb hardtail may evoke mental perception of tradition and simplicity. But, if you happen to look closer at the Spot Brand Rocker, it’s utilizing some advanced technology under its belt. But in reality, its belt is what sets this boutique steel 29er hardtail apart from the normals. Instead of using a chain drive, the Rocker transfers your power with a carbon belt drive.
The Gates Carbon Drive system found on the Rocker has some big advantages over a traditional chain. It needs very minimal maintenance for one. Where your chain needs to be cleaned and lubed every ride, the belt drive requires nothing. Once you get the tension properly adjusted, it will be good to go — and for a crazy long duration. Two, it is way quieter. Until you actually try one out, you probably haven’t noticed that chain drives are actually very noisy. And last but not least it’s lighter. Your rotational weight includes the chain, so with a lighter belt, you’ll enjoy faster accelerations.
Gates has redesigned the belts into the new CenterTrac design; they designed a ridge along the center of the pulley so the belt will not be able to become misaligned. It comes stock with 46T front and 28T rear pulleys to make a ratio somewhere between a 32 x 19T and 32 x 20T, ideal for hilly terrain.
Steel is always going to find a place among hardtail aficionados. Simply because it’s light, reliable, and lively. On the Spot Brand Rocker mtb, you get articulate welds connecting its true Temper OX Platinum tubing. An optimized mixture of vanadium, chromium, and molybdenum give this tubing unprecedented tensile strength, allowing thinly butted tubes for an amazingly fun-to-ride attitude.
Up front on the Rocker, you get a Rock Shox Reba RL 29er utilizing the 15mm through axle; it has 100mm of travel and a lockout for climbing. WTB Laser TCS Trail wheels take care of rolling goods, with a set of WTB Bronson mtb tires for superb traction with the least amount of rolling-resistance. You’ll get the Rocker stopped via Avid Elixir 9 hydraulic disc brakes. To finish out the build are TruVativ Stylo T20 components for the handlebar, seatpost, and stem. With the size large frame the Spot Rocker weighs 24.1 lbs.
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The 29er Spot Brand Rocker Steel Single Speed mountain bike comes in Pearl White and sizes Small through X-Large.