Rockrider RACE 940S 2023, total renovation for the brand's flagship MTB

Mountain bike 22/02/23 07:00 Migue A.

A few weeks ago we saw the Rockrider Racing Team riding a prototype that has just been semi-officially presented. This is the new Rockrider RACE 940S 2023, a full-suspension model that has been completely revamped and will make its racing debut before it arrives in Dectahlon stores next spring.

The Rockrider RACE 940S 2023 arrives with completely revamped aesthetics and geometry

New Rockrider RACE 940S 2023: radical change

Developed directly at the most important MTB events in the world, the new Rockrider RACE 940S 2023 has evolved to position itself, at first glance, as a mountain bike capable of being among the best in its segment.

Keys of the new Rockrider RACE 940S 2023

  • 120mm of travel
  • Completely new frame
  • Internal cabling
  • Updated geometry
Maxime Marotte's model, like most of the rest of the team, is equipped with a 120 mm Manitou prototype fork.

Without technical information from the brand, it can be seen that the frame has been designed from scratch and now has much more stylized and aggressive lines. The cable routing has been integrated into the sides of the headset area, the crank is one of the most sophisticated areas and the front triangle has been completely redesigned to allow the carrying of two water bottles and simplify the location of the rear shock. In addition, the rear triangle includes a reinforcement that joins the stays and we imagine that it provides more stiffness to the area.

The joint area of the stays will provide lateral stiffness to the swingarm.
Sophisticated lines and shapes of the linkage
It looks like it will arrive with 120mm of travel front and rear, with Manitou suspensions on the team's models.

We still have to wait for Rockrider to present this model officially and it will not be until spring 2023 when we can see it in Dectahlon stores, but if we take into account the pricing policy that the French giant has been applying to its bikes, this new Rockrider RACE 940S 2023 could be one of the best options on the market.

The new Rockrider RACE 940S has been designed and developed in France.

Before that, we will be able to see this model race in the World Cup and the rest of the events that the Rockrider Racing Team has on its calendar, like the last Chelva race where we could see the current U.S. XC champion, Savina Blunk, making her debut with the new RACE 940S.

Savilia Blunk in Chelva with the new RACE 940S

Complete setup of the RACE 940S of the Rockrider Racing Team

TRP Slate X2 brakes
Orbea OC Squidlock 3 remote control
FSA KFX Carbon MTB Handlebar
FIZIK Antares Versus Evo Saddle
SRAM XX1 AXS Rainbow drivetrain
In the photo MANITOU R7 fork, although the team is riding with a prototype in testing.
New ROCKRIDER Ultralight Carbon 120mm frame
  • Frame: ROCKRIDER Ultralight Carbon 120mm
  • Fork: MANITOU R7 120mm Remote
  • Shock: MANITOU Mara 190x45 remote
  • Handlebar: FSA KFX Carbon MTB
  • Groupset: SRAM XX1 AXS Rainbow
  • Brakes: TRP Slate X2 160/160
  • Wheels: MAVIC Crossmax SL Ultimate
  • Tyres: HUTCHINSON Racing Lab Kraken 2.3
  • Stem: FSA SL-K Aluminio -20° Ø31,8mm
  • Grips: MOMUM Geragrip Shaggy 32MM
  • Pedals: X-TRACK Race Carbon Ti
  • Saddle: FIZIK Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive
  • Seatpost: Manitou Jack 80mm



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Montaje completo de la nueva RACE 940S 2023 del Rockrider Racing Team