If you’re browsing the net looking for bargain bike bits, chances are you’ve come across the massive Bike-Discount.de – but you might not have found its Radon range of bikes.
Don’t dismiss Radon as just the latest Deutsch direct sell outfit following on the heels of Canyon and YT either – it’s been going for 25 years back home in Bonn. Does all this translate to a bargain bomber on the trail though?
If you’re a regular reader of bike tests involving German brands you won’t be surprised a lot of emphasis has been put on the climbing and pedalling performance of this bike. Radon claims the complete frame without shock comes in under 2kg and at just 12.75kg for a size large it’s a very light bike for 160mm of travel.
Stubby stem and wide bar are good to see
There’s a very aggressive initial damping feel of the RockShox Monarch Plus rear shock. This means you can put plenty of power through the rear wheel without any movement from the shock besides the initial sag.
Coming up short
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