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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Co-op Cycles DRT 2.1. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
13 reasons to buy
- The DRT 2.1 is a hardtail. It has 120mm to 140mm of travel in the front fork, softening impacts over trail obstacles.
- The suspension fork is adjustable and has a lockout. This allows riders to fine-tune it to meet their preferences or the terrain they traverse.
- Hydraulic disc brakes are reliable and stop the bike quickly in all weather.
- Internally routed cables give the bike a neat and tidy appearance.
- The bike has rack mounts allowing riders to carry gear for bikepacking adventures.
- The X-Fusion Manic dropper post is easy to operate. There is 125-140mm of travel in the dropper post.
- Users found that minimal assembly was required when the bike arrived.
- Testers were pleased there was an in-store pick up option available. The bike can be pre-assembled with this arrangement.
- Wide 2.8” WTB Ranger Comp tires are fast-rolling and provide excellent grip.
- The 72° seat tube angle is steep and places riders in an efficient climbing position.
- The SRAM SX 12-speed drivetrain shifts smoothly.
- There are mounts in the frame for two water bottle cages. These mounts can also serve as attachment points for tools, a pump or bike bags.
- The bike is affordable.
3 reasons not to buy
- The DRT 2.1 feels heavy through slow technical terrain.
- One tester found the bars were too flat. They swapped their handlebars for ones with a greater rise.
- The bike does not come with a tubeless tire set up.
Bottom lineThe DRT 2.1 is a hardtail mountain bike without a high price. It has a reliable SRAM drivetrain and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. The bike has plus-size, fast-rolling WTB Ranger tires that work great for shredding local XC trails. There are mounts for a rack and water bottle cages. The bike is not set up with tubeless tires. It’s heavy through technical terrain.
Expert Reviews0/100 based on 0 rated expert reviews
Vlog 2.4: The New REI Co-Op Cycles DRT 2.1 – A Touring Bicycle Review
This bike is specifically called the DRT 2.1 and some of the distinguishing awesomeness about it is that it’s a plus bike.
REI DRT 2.1 Mountain Bike Review in New Hampshire
One of the most important features on this bike to me, at this time, which I didn’t even know about or understand at the beginning, was the dropper seat post.
REI’s CO-OP DRT 2.1- One Year Review
The Bike was a good value but now it is an amazing value. The geometry is good for bike-packing and touring and if you want a bike that is capable and isn’t too aggressive then this hardtail just might be the perfect bike for you.
First Ride: REI Co-Op DRT 2.1 Mountain Bike
After ripping around my favorite trails in Sedona I found it likes to be pushed, the fork allowing it to tackle terrain seemingly above its pay grade.