New Rose Bonero is a hardtail for mountain bike beginners

Rose announced the Bonero, a new hardtail mountain bike with a 140mm fork and progressive geometry that’s supposed to let riders “really let loose downhill.”

Described as a bike for everyone, the Bonero is available from Rose in six frame sizes. XS and S frames come with 27.5-inch wheels, and all other sizes come with 28-inch wheels.

Along with six sizes, the Bonero comes in three different builds, with either Shimano or SRAM 1×12 drivetrains and RockShox forks.

Pricing starts at €1,499 and goes up to €2,199. The bike is currently not available in the UK after Rose stopped shipping to Britain citing Brexit as the reason.

Versatile geometry

Rose says the Bonero is an all-around bike suitable for beginners, riders returning to mountain biking, and advanced riders.

“We didn’t want the Bonero to be one bike or the other. We wanted to reduce it to the essentials to make it affordable and offer beginners the perfect entry into the world of mountain biking,” explains Anatol Sostmann, Product and Brand Director Rose.

Behind that claim is a geometry that Rose describes as “modern,” with a 65-degree head tube angle and 76-degree seat tube angle.

Rose says this helps create a bike that can feel like a freeride bike while being as tough as a trail bike.

In addition to specifying different-sized frames with different wheel diameters, Rose says the frames’ top tube and chainstay lengths are matched to each size, ensuring that “the frame always retains its perfectly balanced progressive geometry.”

Frame details and dropper post

Cables and hoses are routed internally.

The Bonero has several features and details, although Rose wants to strip the bike down to the essentials, improving versatility.

Rose says the bike has mounts for a bottle or tool strap and fenders.

The cables and tubes for the hydraulic brakes run inside and out of the frame under the bottom bracket.

The bike is equipped with integrated frame guards on the chainstays and downtube, to protect the bike from any chain slap or debris.

Rose also outfitted the bike with the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger to ensure spares are easily accessible, according to the brand.

All three models in the Bonero collection are equipped with an e*thirteen Vario Infinite dropper post. Dropper post travel varies with frame size, from 90-120mm on the XS to 180-210mm on the XL.

Rose Bonero Geometry Chart

Rose Bonero Pricing, Specs, and Availability

The Rose Bonero is available now and prices range from €1,499 to €2,199.

All three models come with SRAM SX Eagle, Shimano Deore or SRAM GX Eagle groupsets.

There are different RockShox forks on all versions, with the most affordable version of the bike with the 35 Gold RL fork and the expensive meat with the Pike Select + Charger 2 fork.

The tires are courtesy of Kenda and the wheels are either Sunringlé or DT Swiss.

The bike is available in two colors, Avocado Green or Sandy Taco.

Pink Bonero 1

The Bonero 1 comes with SRAM SX Eagle.

  • Frame: Bonero Rose Aluminum Frame
  • Fork: Rock Shox 35 Gold RL
  • Band : SRAM SX Eagle, 1×12
  • Wheels: Sunringle Duroc 35
  • Tires: Kenda Regolith, TBS, 60 TPI
  • Claimed weight: 13.9kg
  • Price: €1,499

Pink Bonero 2

The Bonero 2 has the same wheels as the Bonero 1, but swaps the SX Eagle groupset for Shimano Deore.

  • Frame: Bonero Rose Aluminum Frame
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Select Charger
  • Band : Shimano Deore, 1×12
  • Wheels: Sunringle Duroc 35
  • Tires: Kenda Regolith, TBS, 60 TPI
  • Claimed weight: 13.3kg
  • Price: €1,799

Pink Bonero 3

The Bonero 3 is the top model, with a RockShox Pike Select+ and SRAM GX Eagle fork.

  • Frame: Bonero Rose Aluminum Frame
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Select+
  • Band : SRAM GX Eagle, 1×12
  • Wheels: DT Swiss M 1900 Spline
  • Tires: Kenda Regolith, TBS, 60 TPI
  • Claimed weight: 12.7kg
  • Price: €2,199

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