Rocker iROK

84/100
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Users (723 ratings)
93
Experts (0 reviews)
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • It seemed that the main reward of a Rocker mini BMX is the lashings of fun delivered.
  • In terms of value, some buyers saw the iROK as better quality than more expensive BMXs.
  • Most owners found the iROK straight-forward and easy to put together, with good instructions.
  • Rocker bikes were admired for their build quality, being strong enough for adult abuse.
  • Packaging impressed, frequently.
  • Buyers are impressed by the massive range of colorways and limited editions.
  • Customer service was lauded for quality, fast replacement of parts, free postage and knowledgeable advice.
  • Long-term owners found their iROKs to be durable.
  • It was seen as a good trainer, building confidence to develop full-size BMX skills.
  • Rockers took a severe beating; large drops, jumps, impacts, stairs etc. etc.
  • Some parents found these Rocker bikes suitable for their small children.

11 reasons not to buy

  • Hi-Ten Steel is tough but heavy and unforgiving.
  • 1-piece cranks were lower-end.
  • Numerous owners said the iROK was heavy, even though this weight contributed to strength.
  • Some parents lamented the lack of brakes, although this bike is not aimed at small children.
  • A few owners had their seat bolt snap after minimal use.
  • More than one owner complained of the bike’s ‘toxic’ odor, most likely emanating from tires and parts.
  • Some buyers complained that this bike was ‘too small’! Perhaps they didn’t read the words ‘Mini BMX’ in the product description!
  • A couple of owners would have liked tools to be included, for assembly.
  • Two parents considered Rocker’s goat-horns logo to be ‘Satanic’ and ‘demonic’.
  • Occasionally, customers would receive tires that bubbled and were out-of-round.
  • In a minority of situations the chain broke within a few days use.

Bottom line

It’s important to realize that, although Rocker mini BMXs are cute and colorful, they aren’t really intended as a small child’s beginner bike. These are a niche item, intended to be used by adults and big kids for performing serious tricks. The saddle isn’t meant to be sat-on. This shetland-of-bikes is heavy because it’s meant to be thrown around. It has no brakes - and unless you can fit one - it probably isn’t suitable for your small child. That said, the Rocker iROK is great for increasing confidence in stuntwork before transferring to a heavier, full-size BMX. Owners almost universally loved hucking on these mini bikes and recommended them to anyone who loves BMX.

Expert Reviews

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Skills With Phil

Rocker Mini Bike Mayhem – Rocker Mini BMX Torture Test

Level 3 expert

Yeah, I would say it’s worth it. If you’re gonna be dorking around and you want something you can just throw around… This thing’s rock-solid. I had a lot of fun.

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Skills With Phil

Six Fun Mini Rocker BMX Tricks – From Beginner to More Advanced

Level 3 expert

Now, I must agree. There is something absolutely ridiculous about a full-grown man riding what is essentially a kid-size bike, but… they’re a great tool for learning some new tricks before we apply them to our full-size bikes.

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Skills With Phil

Rocker Mini Bike Torture Test with Phil

Level 3 expert

Rockers are chunky mini versions of 20” BMX bikes designed to take a serious amount of adult-sized abuse. Fat tires, massive bars, top-load stems – every bit as RAD as a 20”.

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User Ratings

93/100 based on 723 ratings
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