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BIKES 2017



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e share your passion for cycling and the enthusiasm for everything to do with bikes. With our perfect

service and a top selection of many branded

FAMILY TRADITION The ROSE family has been at home in the bike business since 1907.

products, we make shopping an experience. No matter whether in our ROSE BIKETOWN store in Bocholt or Munich or in our web shop on – convince yourself of the variety of our services.

HUGE RANGE On 25 000 m² logistics space, we have a selection of more than 50.500 branded products in store for you. FAST AND RELIABLE Our dispatch department works precisely and very fast. All goods available usually leave our warehouse the next working day. SERVICE We offer friendly and competent advice: by phone, online or in one of our BIKETOWN stores.


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QUALITY We are convinced of the quality of our products. This is why we offer significantly extended guarantees for numerous items. Watch out for the guarantee buttons on ROSEBIKES.COM On, you’ll find our complete range of products as well as current top offers and highlights. You’ll always find something new here. 1 MONTH RIGHT OF RETURN* As you wish, you can either exchange returned goods or get a refund. No ifs and buts. Only exception: customized items. NO MINIMUM SPEND We process and deliver orders from the very first euro.




n the beginning was the idea. Every bike starts with a vision. A vision that not only emerges in the office chair of our engin-

eers, but also in the saddle. Because only passion leads to real innovations.


Since 2011, Jürgen Telahr has managed the development and technical design of ROSE road bikes, triathlon, trekking and ebikes. Since 2013, Christoph Krüppel and Max Sistenich have both been responsible for the mountain bike range. The two passionate bikers take charge of everything that can be found off the road – whether it’s a hardtail, a full susser, a 27,5” bike or a 29er. New to the team since 2016 is Max Schrom, bike trial

world record holder. High jumps and acrobatic stunts require a very special material quality – and ROSE bikes meet those requirements. Max opens up a totally new way of looking at cycling. The practice and passion of our engineers contribute to the development of every single model – our engineers know what our customers want and are always seeking for the last percentage points to make a bike even better.


from left to right: Max Sistenich, Jürgen Telahr, Christoph Krüppel, Max Schrom



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Acid Test for our Bikes – ROSE Quality Test


uality is no coincidence – but rather the result of detailed planning, control and improvement. In order to be able to

offer our customers highest quality, we place specially high demands on our bikes.

Until a bike is allowed to bear the ROSE logo, it has to go through a lot of stages to prove its high quality. Once the idea and the computer simulation has become reality and the first prototypes have been built, our developers and ROSE teams test these new bikes under peak loads. The ROSE rad-net team, the LKT TEAM BRANDENBURG and the Team Stölting Service Group thus provide valuable feedback for the development of road bikes. The ROSE Vaujany fueled by ultraSPORTS team helps to get the maximum out of our mountain bikes and to make them perfectly suitable for the intended use.

All bikes that could also convince the pros then go through a torture test for two-wheelers. This includes strictest bench tests that go far beyond legal requirements, stiffness tests, material fatigue tests and overload tests – all our bikes have to be taken to their limits and beyond to prove their quality. For many years, we have been working together with the engineering and consulting office of Dirk Zedler ( as well as with EFBe Prüftechnik ( managed by Marcus Schröder. No frame is safe from bicycle experts like them.





WE OFFER HIGH QUALITY BIKE SERVICE TRADITION AND INNOVATION For more than 100 years we have been living our passion. ROSE has grown from the smallest bicycle shop in Bocholt to a global brand for individual premium bikes and thus perfectly combines family tradition with constant innovation. Bikes, clothes and tools – the brand ROSE and the portfolio continues to grow. Since 1996, the customers can find on everything a cyclist’s heart could wish for. A logistics area of 30 000 m² and more than 300 employees prove that “the smallest shop” is no longer the same. We are constantly developing further.

CUSTOM-MADE ROSE does not offer bikes off the peg. All bikes are unique and assembled by hand in Bocholt – tailored to the customers and adapted to their needs and intended use. Whether on lifesized walls in our ROSE BIKETOWN stores, online with a comprehensive configurator or by phone with one of our experts – here, the customers can spec their bikes just as they need or want it, ranging from the tyres through to the rear derailleur. A dream bike comes to life.

ROSE BIKETOWN STORES Award-winning! The highly praised “Stores of the Year 2015” concept of our 300 m² store in Munich with a unique combination of online and retail has now spilled over to Bocholt, too. On an area of a total of 6000 m², we offer our customers a shopping experience with first-class service in a modern environment. Customers can configure their bike on large tablets and have it displayed on large screens. Test stations for pumps, sports glasses and other products invite you to put the items to the test. A very special shopping experience.

CYCLE YOUR WAY Ranging from personal advice through to our availability for the customers: We offer individual service adapted to the customer’s personal situation. We want to reach the people, which is why we are currently further expanding our multimedia offers. Whether social media channels, BIKE-CHANNEL.TV or CYCLE STORIES magazine – ROSE offers best service and excellent quality. An experience far beyond classic trade.


ROSE Showroom Stockholm, Sweden

ROSE Showroom Biel, Switzerland

ROSE Showroom Budapest, Hungary

Our showrooms Good news for all those who want to get a first-hand look at ROSE bikes outside of Germany: ROSE continues to further expand its showroom network! By now there are already showrooms in seven different countries where you can test and examine our bikes. Among others, ROSE has got showrooms in Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, France, Spain and Hungary. You will not only find the latest ROSE models, but also modern and stylish premises at prime locations. For more information see:


ROSE modernizes the flagship store in Bocholt Ten years after the opening of ROSE BIKETOWN Bocholt, the store has been completely refurbished and now presents itself in a completely new look. Even more digital, even more customer-friendly – those were the requirements. The focus was on the combination of online and retail, just like you already know it from the award-winning concept of our store in Munich. A large number of iPad pedestal stands and three large configuration screens allow for the

individual customization of your dream bike. All in all, the store impresses with an open design. At numerous newly developed test stations you can test pumps, indoor trainers, lights, navigation devices and glasses. What’s more, we virtually celebrate the handover of a new bike. In our new community lounge, you can relax after a long day of shopping, celebrate your new bike and enjoy different snacks. More emotions, more experience!



À LA CARTE You feel free, fast, full of energy. Your bike is nimble and suits you perfectly. You immediately feel the benefit of a perfectly fitting bike, there is no easier way to leave your comfort zone. It is your day and you feel in good hands. Women are special and require a special bike. We have measured thousands of women and know about the characteristics and proportions of the female body. Women generally have narrower shoulders and they are smaller and lighter on average, which is why they do not put as much weight on their bike as men do. All these findings have some influence on the development of our bikes. Our configurator shows you the possibilities to shape your reality. Customize your bike, turn it into your personal gem – no matter if you feel at home on a road bike, mountain bike, trekking or fitness bike. This bike is especially for you.

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PRO SL-300

Road > Ladies

WOMEN’S ROAD BIKES LADYKILLERS Women have a mind of their own and they also want a bike of their own. A bike that fits them perfectly, a bike that takes into account female anatomy and posture. How about a PRO CGF, our fast carbon marathon bike that is comfortable and energy-saving and comes with many technical highlights? Or the powerful aluminium model XEON RS that is at home in races; lightweight, strong at sprinting and agile? Our bikes are specially tailored to the needs of women – and with our configurator, you can choose all components according to your requirements. For all women who are in a hurry we offer the preconfigured PRO SL BIKE NOW! line. Simply choose a bike, order online – and after a few days only you can receive your new love!


ROSE road bikes for women – which bike are you in love with?

1 Perfectly tailored: The matching women’s saddle is not only a real eye-catcher, but also ensures you feel good on your bike. 2 A comfortable duo: The adjustable stem helps you find the right position, the Streem handlebar by Ritchey ensures a comfortable grip. 3 Everything under control: STI levers with lever reach adjustment for best reachability for all hand sizes






WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKES YOUR OTHER HALF When the terrain is getting rough, you need a partner you can rely upon. A partner that will always stay at your side no matter what the path looks like. A partner that is tolerant and that can take quite a lot. A partner that brings out the best of you. Without such an opposite pole, you feel incomplete and cannot show your full potential. We have just the right bike for you; a bike that will meet your high demands. Our mountain bikes can be precisely adapted to your wishes. Do you want a narrower handlebar, shorter cranks or a special ladies’ saddle? No problem, our configurator offers you the possibility to turn a mountain bike into your personal training partner. You can choose from a large number of components – choose, add, order, done. Your search is finally over, welcome to our world of bikes!



ROSE mountain bikes for women – become one with your bike!

1 Rock Shox Reverb Stealth: more riding dynamics thanks to a drop seat post that can be adjusted from the handlebar 2 Shimano XT disc brake: great braking performance in any situation, in all conditions 3 Shimano XT rear derailleur: smooth gear changes thanks to the icon of MTB shifting systems 4 Rock Shox Pike suspension fork: outstanding suspension performance, even when it is getting rough







DISCOVER WHAT YOU REALLY NEED Mobility – just as you want it. Are you looking for a bike for training or for a sporty bike for everyday use? ROSE trekking and fitness bikes are suitable for versatile use and cover the whole spectrum of cycling needs. Our MULTISPORT ladies line is oriented towards the needs of sporty women and characterized by tailored components such as a narrower handlebar, a fitted frame and a women’s saddle. Whether a practical trekking bike or a sporty fitness model without StVZO equipment – all bikes come with a lightweight, stiff tubeset, an exclusive carbon fork and reliable components. The numerous adjustment options are just impressive: With the help of the configurator, you can customize your bike according to your wishes. With the MULTISPORT, BLACK CREEK and BLACK LAVA, you can also choose from further ladies’ model series that will accompany you in your daily life with superior ease. Experience a new dimension of independence, with bikes that give you what you need!


ROSE fitness and trekking bikes for women – do your own thing! 1 Ladies’ choice: All our fitness and trekking bikes come with a special women’s saddle. Of course, you can also select a saddle of your choice. 2 Everything under control: with smaller ladies’ grips by Ergon and brake levers with lever reach adjustment 3 Size doesn’t matter: Thanks to the low-entry frames of our ladies’ bikes, every women – no matter how tall she is – will find her perfect bike.

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CUSTOM-MADE My name is Prof. Dr. Christof Ehrhart. I am the manager of the department for Corporate Communications and Responsibility of the mail and logistics services group Deutsche Post DHL Group. As a welcome change from working life, I like to hop on my mountain bike in my free time to recharge my batteries on forest and field paths. I don’t compromise when it comes to my bike – I rely on high-end equipment. As a confessed bike enthusiast, I also like to go on fast MTB tours with my mates. For this, I need a bike with sufficient propulsion and precise riding qualities. Whether it is my job or my hobby – I always rely on best quality.

After a bike fitting with the ROSE team, I decided for the MR. BIG. I immediately fell in love with the race-oriented riding position that is achieved through the shorter head tube and the large reach of this hardtail with 29” wheels, as well as its high stability and top equipment. As I wanted to test a completely new groupset, I chose the electronic Shimano XTR Di2 shifting system. It allows for precise and almost effortless shifting and is individually adjustable – the shifting system has even exceeded my expectations. This bike offers the best possible combination of performance and riding pleasure. As the MR. BIG is extremely versatile, it is suitable for a wide range of riding ranging from cross country through to touring.

Deluxe gear indicator: Always keep gear and battery charge in view

XTR Di2: double crank, electronically controlled



MTB One mountain bike is not like another – there are bikes in different travel and weight classes, designed for different disciplines and terrains. But what kind of MTB is right for me? What are the differences between the diverse systems? Is a full-suspension bike better than a hardtail? Or should I rather go for an enduro, all mountain or cross country bike? MTB product manager Julian Pöpping knows the answers to all questions about finding the right mountain bike!


Full-susser or hardtail?

Julian: This is a question of the intended field of use. If you rather ride in challenging terrain, a full-suspension bike – a full susser – would be advantageous. As the bike’s rear wheel is always in contact with the ground, it offers improved traction and control. The suspension system simply swallows up bumps, and even jumps are absorbed by the suspension elements. A hardtail comes without rear suspension and is only equipped with a suspension fork. It is thus lighter and stiffer than a fullsusser and as there are no moving parts and no shock at the rear stay, it also requires less maintenance.


27,5 inches, 27,5+ inches or 29 inches? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Julian: MTBs with 27,5” wheels have taken on the role of 26-in bikes. Compared to 29ers they are lighter, more agile and offer great acceleration. They are the first choice for winding trails where you have to accelerate more often. The category of 27,5”+ bikes is completely new. The wheels of those bikes correspond to a rim diameter of 27,5”, however, the rims and tyres are significantly wider. The wheels are most commonly equipped with voluminous tyres with a width of 2,6 or 2,8”. The advantages are sensational grip, great traction, high comfort and safety. Yet the wheels are slightly heavier and their handling is not as agile. 29” wheels are primarily used for short-travel bikes as well as for hardtails. Those bikes easily roll over obstacles and bumps. This increases traction, which results in faster and safer acceleration. Moreover, 29ers roll better because of their larger rotating mass. Disadvantages: a slightly higher weight and a little less agility. 25



Which bike category is right for me?

Julian: This actually depends on your personal preferences. There is no right or wrong. There are great differences between the different kind of bikes, which is why you should think about the intended field of use and your preferred terrain first. If you attach high importance to speed, like to do endurance races and mostly ride in light to medium difficult terrain, a cross-country or marathon bike will be just right for you. In this category you can find both hardtails and full-sussers, the travel ranges from 100 to 120 mm. For weight reasons, the material carbon is used quite often. In general, marathon bikes offer more comfort and more travel and can thus also be used as lightweight touring MTBs. The rougher the trail, the more travel you should have. If you like to do sporty day tours and love to integrate narrow singletracks into your routes, you should look for a full-suspension touring bike with a travel of 120 to 130 mm. With these lightweight touring bikes, you can even do marathons.

At the extreme end of the spectrum you can find enduro, freeride and downhill bikes. Those bikes are true experts designed for use in bike parks, as well as for demanding trails and fast downhills. They impress with sensitive suspension systems, perfect traction and control. When it comes to downhill riding, modern freeride and enduro bikes almost offer the same qualities as downhill bikes. However, they are also suitable for riding up the mountains.


Recently, a new technology has been introduced – the “Boost Standard”. What’s that? Julian: The Boost standard is a new axle standard. Thanks to wider hubs and a resulting wider bracing angle, the wheels are noticeably stiffer. But no matter how much travel your prefer or which wheel size or drive concept you choose – you can live the fascination of mountain biking with all ROSE bikes!

If you like to ride on demanding tracks with steep descents or jumps, the All Mountain category will be just right for you. Those bikes have even more reserves thanks to a travel between 130 mm and 150 millimetres. In addition, they are equipped with robust components and offer a reliable downhill performance. All-mountain bikes are true all-rounders with excellent uphill and downhill qualities. 27


CROSS COUNTRY THE BIG RACE Cross country bikes are the race bikes among MTBs, designed to ride across the country as fast as possible. They are the work tools of the pros, including the ROSE Vaujany fueled by ultraSPORTS team. Our team riders chase the title in XC races, marathons or sprints; their bikes are the smooth-running race hardtails MR. BIG and PSYCHO PATH as well as the potent race full-susser THRILL HILL. However, even if you are part of the large pack of riders somewhere between relaxed evening rides and tough races, a XC bike will be just the right choice. The two hardtails THE UPRISING with 29” wheels for best running and our agile 27,5” bike COUNT SOLO represent the fascination of mountain biking just as well as our marathon full-suspension bike DR. Z. Once you are driven by the chase for the ideal line, it’s hard to quit!

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DAMPED – A FLYING VISIT OF THE ROCKSHOX SET-UP CAMP There has to be a good reason to get a reporter like me away from his local domain and to tempt him to travel to the Mediterranean coast around thousand kilometres away. Even though there was only limited leaked information, the words “secret test rides” murmured to me in confidence left me no other choice than travelling southwards and finding out more on behalf of Cycle Stories… Fog is slowly setting into the mountains. I can only make out the silhouette of the trees. The old military buildings look threatening. A shiver is running down my spine. Actually, I’m in Finale Ligure in Bella Italia. Okay great, this is the place I was supposed to go. In this deserted region I have a conspiratorial appointment in my position as a tireless reporter. An appointment with Max Sistenich, ROSE developer for mountain bikes. I’m irritated and kick something white into a juniper bush with my worn out slippers. But hang on, what’s that?

A note? Curiously, I fish the wadded piece of paper out of the bush to take a closer look at it. All I can see are mysterious abbreviations: MM, ML, MH – SAG 30% - METRIC SIZING… I don’t have the foggiest idea of what this could mean. Are these the coordinates of a secret rocket launching site? A special recipe for date rape drugs? A decryption riddle? Suddenly I’m flinching. A hand lays down on my shoulder. “Have you found something interesting, sport?”, a deep voice says with a snarl. “I think that’s mine!” “Er, yes”, I stammer, “that may be. It just laid here on the ground and I wanted to destroy it, well, to swallow it up…” “That won’t be necessary”, the person behind me says with a laugh. “I’m Max, we have got an appointment!” That’s taken a load off my mind. “…and by the way: Italy has far more to offer when it comes to culinary delights!” “What exactly

are we doing here or what are YOU doing here?”, I try to transform my regained professionalism into editorially useful input. “We are working on the rear shock setups for our new mountain bikes!”, Max blurts straight out. I look surprised. “Here on top of the mountain? How come?” “Come, I’ll show you”, Max answers. “Just grab the GRANITE CHIEF over there and stay close to my rear wheel!” No sooner said than done, I follow Max onto the trail. Let’s keep it short: The following descent into hell from the NATO base can surely be found as a fail video online on soon. Title: Worst Rider EVER. Starring me. Three-quarters of an hour and a painful mountain bike lesson later, we are sitting on the terrace of a little pizzeria located directly at the wonderful beach promenade of Finale Ligure.


While I’m trying to find an almost bearable position for my tortured limbs and to look somehow relaxed, I ask the person opposite me: “That’s what you call work?” “Exactly”, Max says with a smile, “however, it is more than that. We are searching for the right setup for the three new MTB full-sussers ROOT MILLER, GRANITE CHIEF and PIKES PEAK.” “And what does that mean?”, I reply. “Every time a new full-suspension frame or a new rear shock generation is launched”, Max explains, “the rear suspension performance must be precisely adapted to the frame and its kinematics. To do so, several different parameters are defined beforehand such as compression,


rebound and progression. This is how we choose a basic setup which is then perfectly adapted to the bike.” “And this is what you do for all your bikes?”, I dig deeper. “Exactly,” Max continues. “The basic setup of the suspension elements is adapted to the intended use of the bike: Enduro bikes like the PIKES PEAK for instance need more suspension progression to prevent the elements from bottoming out. A touring rider on the GRANITE CHIEF however would need less progression yet more compression to avoid a bobbing of the suspension elements. Here, it is all about

using the full range of travel. As those bikes are not subject to stresses as high as for enduro bikes, the suspension elements are really unlikely to bottom out. To be continued in the September issue of CYCLE STORIES.



TRAIL / TOUR INTO THE MOUNTAINS They are the essence of mountain biking: touring and trail bikes. Their focus is directed towards trail experience, being on the road and towards pure cycling fun. They can do a lot, cover a multitude of bikes and uses and are a match for cross country bikes and longstroke enduro bikes. Lying exactly between those categories, the bikes offer handling characteristics that make them unique and suitable for versatile use. In this category, you can find different wheel sizes: Our touring full-susser GROUND CONTROL and the trail bike GRANITE CHIEF are zippy and agile with 27,5” wheels, our trail hunter ROOT MILLER comes with 29” wheels. Our THE TUSKER fulfils a special role. It is a thoroughbred fat bike equipped with big, 4-inch wide tyres that significantly contribute to the comfort of the otherwise unsuspended bike. All of them are true all-round talents that let you be active in nature!

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MTB > Trail

ROOT MILLER PIRATE OF THE TRAIL The trail is rough and challenging. You know that you can rely on your bike. Everything that gets under your 29-inch wheels suddenly seems small. Your ROOT MILLER quickly absorbs bumps and gives you full control. The trail is flowing, you feel like a surfer, you celebrate the profile of the track, you enjoy every corner, every drop. This bike is your fun bike – even more potent than before. For this we have upgraded the travel to 140 mm in front and rear, lengthened the top tube and slackened the head angle. In this way, we could further improve the bike’s downhill performance and increase riding pleasure. The new Boost standard and the option to ride 27,5 plus size tyres also promises a boost in performance. Even more possibilities, even more action – the ROOT MILLER offers you the full range!


ROOT MILLER – enjoy the trail!

1 Out of the way! Remote post for more riding dynamics 2 Packs a hefty punch: effective disc brake for great braking performance 3 Widens your eyes! Widened Boost standard for increased stiffness at the rear






MTB > Trail

GRANITE CHIEF EVERYTHING’S POSSIBLE Suddenly you can do it all: the steep climb, fast corners, the crux. Everything seems to be easy, controlled, safe. Your GRANITE CHIEF quickly responds to your actions, it feels as if it was a part of your body. And even though a rear travel of 150 mm and a front travel of 150 mm ensure a lot of reserves, the bike offers great pedal efficiency and acceleration. The GRANITE CHIEF does not fit into any category, its range of use is enormous. It is the tour guide, a confident leader on the trail, head of cross country – a versatile and reliable tool with a lot of well-developed details. The clever cable inlets come in a new design, they eliminate annoying rattling noises. Moreover, the GRANITE CHIEF now features an effective down tube protection.



GRANITE CHIEF – make way for the chief!

1 A matter for the chief: outstanding, clean cockpit 2 Born on the trail: 11 (gears) for the trail! 3 Powerful, robust, lightweight: top wheels by DT Swiss




MTB › Trail / Tour

GRANITE CHIEF ROOT MILLER GROUND CONTROL TESTS FROM SPECIALIST MAGAZINES MountainBIKE 01/2016: Very good – RECOMMENDED BUY “Verdict: Ready to conquer the Alps. The Ground Control is a nimble bike that efficiently sprints and climbs uphill while also being agile and torsionally stiff. Moreover, its frame and parts are extremely robust – recommended buy!" This test relates to the predecessor model GROUND CONTROL 2 27,5” 2016.

bike 04/2016: VERY GOOD – TEST WINNER “Verdict: Rose offers the best overall package. The suspension system represents the heart of the bike. Get pure riding pleasure for € 2000." This test relates to the predecessor model GROUND CONTROL 1 27,5” 2016.

MountainBIKE 04/2016: Very good "Verdict: Rolls smoothly on flat terrain, is agile uphill and almost perfect downhill – the Root Miller is a strong all-rounder that stands out for top equipment." This test relates to the predecessor model ROOT MILLER 2 29” 2016.

OUR CONFIGURATION TIP Riding dynamics are essential in trail riding. That’s why we would especially like to recommend a Vario seat post for this bike category. The effort is little, the effect is enormous: Within seconds and with a simple click, the saddle can be lowered from the handlebar – for more freedom of movement, more dynamics and even more fun on the trail!



ENDURO / FREERIDE / DOWNHILL THE GRAVITY CLUB Flying, jumping, taking off, racing – enduro, freeride and downhill bikes only have fun when it’s going to extremes. A potent suspension with 160 mm and more is the basis for truly heroic deeds downhill. This is where the strengths of THE UNCHAINED, UNCLE JIMBO and SOUL FIRE come to the fore; each of the bikes has a different priority. The enduro bike UNCLE JIMBO and the freeride bike SOUL FIRE can be comfortably pedalled uphill, ready to discover new places. Our downhill bike THE UNCHAINED is fond of lifts and shuttles. There is no room for compromise when it comes to stability. These bikes must be absolutely reliable. Best quality and sophisticated frame concepts are of vital importance – for maximum safety during dangerous manoeuvres. Our gravity bikes are your tool for extreme situations.

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SOUL FIRE 1 27,5”

MTB > Freeride

SOUL FIRE WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE The higher the risk, the more important the quality of your equipment. When push comes to shove, you need a bike with which you can go to the limits – and beyond. The SOUL FIRE is the basis, it is your definition of living freedom. A robust aluminium frame with a travel adjustment range from 180 to 190 mm offers enough reserves to further improve your skills. The main swingarm bearing ensures an extremely stiff rear stay that also makes use of the new Boost standard. Freeriding is getting more and more universal; nowadays, such a bike should also offer a good performance uphill. Equipped with 27,5” wheels, we push the bike’s up- and downhill qualities, good grip, great roll-over characteristics – hello trail, I’m ready! The SOUL FIRE is a genuine freeride bike that pushes you and your skills while offering maximum safety!



SOUL FIRE – Let your soul fly!

1 Sensitive, forgiving, uncomplicated: The SOUL FIRE 1 relies on steel coil performance 2 Powerful rear: rear stay with Boost standard and sophisticated disc brake 3 Great parts for great fun: no compromises when it comes to stability




MTB › Enduro / Freeride / Downhill

THE UNCHAINED SOUL FIRE UNCLE JIMBO TESTS FROM SPECIALIST MAGAZINES bike 11/2015: GREAT – TEST WINNER "Verdict: A good-natured all-rounder that offers excellent suspension and a great handling." This test relates to the predecessor model UNCLE JIMBO 2 27,5” 2016.

mountainbike rider 05/2016 “THE ROSE OFFERS EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY AND IS ESPECIALLY FUN WHEN RIDING DOWNHILL.” This test relates to the predecessor model UNCLE JIMBO 1 27,5” 2016.


“This bike is a bike park weapon and does not have any problems with rough downhills, singletracks or big kickers! ‘Go fast and have fun’ – this is the motto! Even if you have to do some metres uphill without a shuttle or a lift, the bike won’t let you down. And let’s be honest: It also looks damn good!” This rating of our rider Tobi Wrobel relates to the SOUL FIRE 2016.

OUR CONFIGURATION TIP Control – one of the most important aspects for perfect Gravity fun. The right tyres contribute largely to it, as they are the only contact points to the ground. With us you can choose from a multitude of tyres – to suit your preferences and the prevailing ground condition. You don’t even need to assemble them – we’ll do that for you!


CARBON ROAD BIKES The material carbon offers unlimited design options. With a low basis weight it allows for desirable characteristics like stiffness and comfort.






Soloists, breakaways and triathletes

Racing and training on a professional level

For increased endurance on long distances

Special add-on parts for the female anatomy

All-rounders for Cyclocross and Gravel

X-LITE Most advanced frame design, developed to meet the requirements of pros X-LITE CW/ X-LITE CWX





XEON This line offers outstanding riding qualities thanks to high-end technology XEON TEAM CGF/ XEON CDX



PRO Entry into the world of carbon fibre at an attractive price PRO CGF

ALUMINIUM ROAD BIKES Modern aluminium frames of highest quality offer a perfect stiffness to weight ratio.

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XEON A premium aluminium frame outstrips numerous competing bikes with regards to stiffness and weight








PRO The sweet spot in price/performance


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Discover what you really need. Our custom-made philosophy is your advantage, our configurator your tool to realize your dream bike. You can choose from a huge range of high-quality components to configure a bike that perfectly meets your requirements, that fits like a glove, that turns every kilometre into an experience, that suits you perfectly.



CUSTOM-MADE We at ROSE live and love cycling. This is why we are always hunting for the last few percentage points, for even more performance, for the perfect bike. Following this idea, we have assembled a very special bike based on our idea of the perfect two-wheeler. The X-LITE CW surely is one of the best bikes ROSE has ever built. The basis is an aerodynamic, torsionally stiff and incredibly fast frame that was optimized in the wind tunnel. It is one of the first aero bikes with disc brakes – for increased safety on fast downhills and in wet conditions. Thanks to a seat post that can be flipped 180°, the X-LITE CW is suitable for versatile use and also offers triathletes and time triallists the perfect riding position. It is our ultimate racer, a spectacular vehicle for spectacular races. We have technically and visually upgraded our X-LITE CW custom-made model. In order to achieve something special, we have chosen special parts like the “Rotor Flow Inpower” – an extraordinary powermeter which is aerodynamic, extremely stiff and hungry for performance; equipped with Rotor Q-rings to ensure a smooth pedal stroke and to increase your performance.

The Garmin Edge Explore 1000 GPS is far more than just a bike computer – it is a navigation device, a smartphone notification centre and a GPS training computer. In this way, you will always have control of your own performance data. The tyre we chose is the outstanding Schwalbe One. As the name suggests, it is the number-one road tyre. White Look KéO 2 Max Blade pedals, a Tune KOMM-VOR saddle made of a mix of carbon/leather as well as a lightweight aero drinks bottle by Elite are some additional features. This is what custom-made should look like. As a result, our version of the X-LITE CW offers excellent individuality; it was awarded the Red Dot Design Award, the international award for special design quality. A much sought-after quality seal that decorates products with an extraordinary design and enjoys a great reputation. It is a confirmation of our high custom-made standards and our efforts to always develop better products.

About the Red Dot Design Award The “Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen e.V.“ annually awards the Red Dot Design Award that is the most renowned design competition in Germany. Innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility are just some of the criteria on which the decision is based. 41 experts from all over the world evaluate all entries. The independent jury consists of freelance designers, design professors and specialised journalists.





AERO FLYER FLYING HIGH When time is your enemy, you need a bike like the AERO FLYER. This high-end triathlon bike was developed to look as if made from one piece. Stem, handlebar and fork form one entity and represent the core of this powerhouse. An “invisible” cable routing was realized at the cockpit so that neither the bike’s aerodynamics nor its look will suffer from cables in the wind. The brakes, too, come in a streamlined design: The front brake is fully integrated into the fork, while the rear brake is mounted underneath the bottom bracket shell and features an aerodynamic cover – nevertheless, both brakes are easy to access. The cockpit was developed with the experience gained from thousands of racing kilometres and can be perfectly adjusted to your personal preferences. The AERO FLYER saves 8 watts compared to the predecessor model – and “[…] takes off like a rocket if required” according to the July 2016 issue of the Triathlon magazine.



AERO FLYER – keep an eye on time! 1 Based on aerodynamics: completely internally routed cables, integrated fork, brake with cover, integrated handlebar/stem unit 2 Smooth running: precisely mounted rear wheel 3 Wind tunnel tests prove – the AERO FLYER saves 8 watts at 40 km/h compared to its predecessor model 3





X-LITE CW TRI OPTION: TRIATHLON! An aerodynamic frame design can give you the decisive advantage in a time trial. And in order to make sure that you can fully benefit from this advantage, we have specially adapted the X-LITE CW TRI to triathlon use. Based on our X-LITE CW with an aerodynamic frame and sophisticated components, the model with the name affix TRI comes with a PROFILE 24/Twentyfour AL wheelset. Thanks to a wide rim, it is the perfect training wheelset for cyclists who use high-profile wheels in competitions. In addition, it offers a first-class PROFILE triathlon bar that helps support an aerodynamic riding position while being very comfortable and perfectly adaptable to your needs. When flipping the seat post by 180°, you get a sitting angle of 76° - and with that a riding position triathletes appreciate. A slight turn, a great impact – the X-LITE CW TRI is a quick-change artist par excellence!


X-LITE CW TRI – awaken the triathlete in you!

1 Parts from the aero specialist: Profile Aeria T4 tri bar helps you find the perfect position in your battle against the time 2 Perfect for triathletes: flip seat post for a sitting angle for 76° 3 Aerodynamics in its most perfect form: internally routed brake and shift cables avoid unnecessary air turbulence 2




AERO INSPIRED BY THE WIND TUNNEL At the head of the field, in front in the wind where the air is rare, you need equipment with which you can set the world alight. In order to win the last few percentage points, an aerodynamic frame can tip the scales. It is a special type of rider that can fully benefit from the advantages an aerodynamic frame offers. It is an active rider who breaks away to ride alone in front, a rider who takes the lead. This rider needs a bike for fast counterattacks and moments of surprise – a bike like our X-LITE CW or the little brother XEON CW, both designed for maximum speed. If you want to push your limits and to be way out in front in your duel with time and opponent, the extra power of an aero racer will move you into new spheres.

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Road > Aero

X-LITE CW / XEON CW WITH INNOVATION TO THE TOP The X-LITE is our fastest racer – and with the name affix CW, it is even faster. The aerodynamic frame offers a top cd value, the seat tube perfectly hugs the rear wheel, even the bottle cage is designed for best aerodynamics in order to ensure minimum turbulences. It is a bike for cyclists who are fond of attacking, for breakaways who want to go to their limits and gain some more seconds – for cyclists who need maximum aerodynamics for their active style of riding. When it’s about reducing speed, you can choose between a DirectMount rim brake and a powerful FlatMount disc brake for your X-LITE CW – whatever suits you best. The little brother of the X-LITE CW is the XEON CW. It is just as hungry for performance and has the same aerodynamic characteristics, but comes with a slightly heavier yet attractively priced frame. Two storybook bikes for tech geeks, two bikes that make your opponents sweat!



X-LITE / XEON CW – the line of least resistance!

1 Wind tunnel tests prove: the new X-LITE CW saves 8 watts at 40 km/h compared to the predecessor model, the disc version even saves one watt more 2 Maximum aerodynamics thanks to the eye-catching seat tube that is perfectly adapted to the rear wheel and the high-profile carbon wheelset XEON CWX-1550 that was developed in the wind tunnel 3 Full-carbon fork with 12 mm thru axle and FlatMount disc – best braking performance in any weather 3



XEON CW-3000

Road › Aero

X-LITE CW / XEON CW TESTS FROM SPECIALIST MAGAZINES RennRad 06/2016 – RECOMMENDED BUY “Aerodynamic, extremely lightweight and well specced – the Rose impresses in all areas. A tip for road cyclists.” This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE X-LITE CW-4000 2016.

TOUR 01/2016 – 1,7 (EXCELLENT) "Innovative design with disc brakes and thru axles, fast and not too heavy." This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE X-LITE CWX-8800 2016.



“Beautiful bike, well specced, taut overall attitude yet agile. Value for money: unbeatable. I’ve compared several brands, but this is the best choice.” This rating of our customer Marc Van Brantegem relates to the predecessor model ROSE X-LITE CWX-4100 2016.

OUR CONFIGURATION TIP For the X-LITE CW and the XEON CW aerodynamics is all that counts. Our special tip are ZIPP wheels – since they offer best aerodynamics. However, the CW series is not only an inside tip for road cyclists but also for triathletes. A flip seat post, a special aero bar and your preferred saddle combined with perfect wheels – you will mix it at the top.

1 Flip Flop design: When flipping the seat post by 180°, you’ll get a sitting angle of 76° 2 This is where the power comes from: Direct Mount brake underneath the bottom bracket shell of the XEON CW 3 Best braking performance in any weather: a full-carbon fork with 12 mm thru axle and FlatMount disc at the XEON CWX 2



RACE WE BUILD BIKES THAT WIN RACES Shoes clip into pedals, bike computers are switched on, vests are packed into jersey pockets. Thrilling excitement is in the air, you have butterflies in your stomach. With your hand on the handlebar, you realize that you have the perfect work tool underneath you – reliable, powerful, energetic. It is only up to you. You cannot wait to cross the starting line. Those who do not know this feeling have never participated in a cycle race. It unites amateurs and pros, it is their motivating force. We carry this feeling further: ROSE has been supporting this inspiring kind of sport for decades. We support top teams like the Team Stölting Service Group or the rad-net ROSE team as well as numerous youth teams. With their experiences gained from thousands of racing kilometres, they help us develop bikes – while always keeping one goal in mind: To build bikes that win races.

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Road > Race

X-LITE TEAM / X-LITE CRS ADVISORY SPEED Reduced to the essential and addicted to the pleasure of riding fast – this is our X-LITE TEAM. It sets the pace all others have to follow. It is a real leader and a high-flyer – and our most powerful road bike. Its full-carbon fork is simply top; with a weight of only approx. 295 grams it is one of the world’s lightest forks, made of 140 layers of carbon. The carbon frame has a dream weight of below 800 grams, including perfectly integrated saddle clamp and outstanding stiffness values – a bike for winners. As the twin brother of the X-LITE TEAM, the X-LITE CRS also stands in this tradition. With a frame weight of around 920 grams, it comes with the same frame design and the same lightning-fast genes as the big brother. The established magazine TOUR agrees and writes about the X-LITE TEAM-8800 in the 3/2016 issue: "Lightweight, extremely smooth running, noticeably and measurably fast, well specced."


X-LITE TEAM / X-LITE CRS – committed to cycle racing!

1 Our ROSE High Performance fork! Weight: approx. 290 g, lateral stiffness: 54 N/mm, comfort: 50 N/mm – the best result of all forks tested so far. “TOUR” grade 1,0 (excellent)! (07/14) 2 The brand-new Dura-Ace 9100 crank – best power transfer and cult design 3 Integrated design at the saddle clamp, the new distinctive feature of ROSE! 1





Road › Race

X-LITE TEAM / CRS TESTS FROM SPECIALIST MAGAZINES Fiets (NL) 06/2016 – Very good (8,2) / TEST WINNER “[…] a great, lightweight bike with perfect acceleration and direct responding qualities.” This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE X-LITE CRS-4400 2016.


Tour 03/2016 – Very good (1,7) / TEST WINNER "Lightweight, extremely smooth running, noticeably and measurably fast, well specced." This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE X-LITE TEAM-8800 2016.

RoadBIKE 02/2016 – 87 points / VERY GOOD "The X-Lite CRS frameset impresses with a total weight of only 1364 grams, great stiffness values and high suspension comfort – a well-designed set!" This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE X-LITE CRS-4400 2016.

L’Acheteur Cycliste (FR) 12/2015 – 91 points “Well done, ROSE! […] A carefully manufactured frame you should bear in mind!” This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE X-LITE CRS-4000 2016. 3

OUR CONFIGURATION TIP Design your bike according to your wishes. Tailor all technical features such as gear ratio, handlebar width, stem length and spacer height to your needs. You can also adapt the bike’s looks – here, wheels play a specially important role. Choose them according to the intended use. Whether robust, lightweight, aerodynamic or chic – you are spoilt for choice.

1 Our gem: High-Performance carbon fork, made up of 140 carbon layers laid by hand 2 Have a seat: flexing Ritchey WCS carbon post, Selle Italia SLS Monolink saddle 3 We take care of the details: cable inlet with discreet ROSE logo 4 Out of sight: hidden cable routing underneath the bottom bracket shell with Easy-Clip-On guide 1



XEON RS-3000

Road › Race

XEON RS ALUMINIUM SPECTACLE Aluminium experiences a true renaissance and the XEON RS mixes it at the top! Robust, uncomplicated and stiff – aluminium frames are still a real alternative. Our high-end aluminium racer impresses with a new, lightweight alloy and top STW values. The smallest frame tips the scales at less than 1000 grams. It is a reliable and performance-oriented racehorse with a filigree look, equipped with custom-made wheels developed by ROSE – individual, lightweight, stable. The carbon fork of the XEON RS is a featherweight of only approx. 310 grams. It is probably one of the world’s lightest mass-produced forks and yet brutally stiff and comfortable. The Fiets magazine 09/14 also writes: “Who needs a carbon bike when there’s a Xeon RS-3000? […] ROSE has managed to develop an almost perfect aluminium racer. Lightweight, excellently assembled and affordable. Full stop.”



XEON RS – a statement made of aluminium!

1 Configurable down to the last detail: whether handlebar tape or saddle – everything can be matched with each other 2 A clean look: internally routed cables that only show up in the area of the bottom bracket shell 3 Almost invisible: The cable of the electronic shifting system – perfectly routed 3



MARATHON / GRAN FONDO MAXIMUM RANGE Right under your nose: the nth climb. Breathing down your neck: your weaker self. A long way away: the finishing line – scenes of a marathon. Now you need a bike with which you can ride efficiently. A bike that is comfortable and that helps you save energy so that you can achieve your maximum range. This is where our gran fondo bikes come into play. They represent the ideal symbiosis of speed and comfort and mix it at the top on long tours. Their unique design combines high stiffness values with a low weight and an aerodynamic frame shape with which you can save up to 10 watts. These attributes run like a common thread through the entire bike category, ranging from the PRO CGF entry-level bike through to the high-end racer X-LITE CDX. It’s still a long way to ride, but today everything is different. Today, you do not want to stop.

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Road > Marathon


The X-LITE CDX spectacularly rolls into the new model year, it’s a real highlight in our marathon line. It is an extremely lightweight endurance road bike made of carbon with extreme torsional stiffness and extreme endurance. Particular attention was paid to the bike’s comfort, as a comfortable riding position reduces the risk of fatigue while increasing endurance. Wide tyres of up to 32 mm effectively absorb bumps so that microvibrations won’t reach your body, which saves energy. This bike wants to be something special – and it offers something special. It is designed for lovers of the extraordinary, equipped with top components like a highquality carbon wheelset, a carbon handlebar and a carbon seat post. For people for whom compromise isn’t part of their vocabulary, for people whose top priority is performance and who know only one principle: Full speed!


X-LITE CDX – welcome to a new level!

1 Deluxe Ritchey cockpit: WCS C220 stem and Road Streem II carbon handlebar, the flat top part of the bar is aerodynamic and offers a large contact surface 2 Featherweight champion: SRAM Red crank with a new design matching the Red eTap components 3 Maximum braking performance: The hydraulic discs with 160 mm rotors and a 12 mm thru axle offer unprecedented braking performance




XEON DX-3000

Road › Marathon

XEON DX THE BRAKING MIRACLE The XEON DX is designed for gran fondos – and offers all attributes you need for a marathon, just like its carbon counterpart. It is fast, versatile and comfortable. Moreover, it offers the strength of aluminium – at an attractive price. It offers the best braking performance a road bike can offer, which is achieved through a disc. With its FlatMount disc brake, the XEON DX is thus perfectly prepared for the future; it only has a weary smile for rain, ultra-long descents, mud and iced rims. This is an important safety aspect especially frequent riders and long-distance cyclists will appreciate. Outstanding riding qualities, outstanding braking performance, an all-round bike with an extra portion of safety!




XEON DX – a disc for the future.

1 Full-carbon fork of the XEON DX with 15 mm thru axle and Shimano FlatMount disc brake for perfect braking 2 Integrated design at the saddle clamp, the distinctive feature of ROSE bikes 3 Disc brake with FlatMount standard and 10 mm thru axle: a real powerhouse for the XEON DX





Road > Marathon

XEON TEAM CGF / PRO CGF GO ON A LONG TRIP! Gran fondo – speed and endurance are the key attributes for long tours. Our high-end marathon bike XEON TEAM CGF combines these characteristics like no other bike. The carbon racer is incredibly fast and yet really comfortable. In combination with an aerodynamic frame, the comfortable riding position helps you save energy. It is our modern classic that serves a large number of cyclists. The specialist press agrees and the TOUR magazine 07/2014 writes: “[…] With a grade of 1,4 (excellent) the Rose Xeon Team CGF-4000 belongs to the best complete bikes in the test history of the TOUR - well done!". With numerous test victories in diverse magazines, the 2015 and 2016 XEON TEAM CGF models have continued this success story. The PRO CGF is the “little brother” of the XEON TEAM CGF and presents itself to be no less spoiled by success. Its geometry and riding characteristics are identic, however, the frame weight is slightly higher (approx. 110 grams) compared to the XEON TEAM CGF. Together, they set new standards in the marathon class and are an unbeatable team!


XEON TEAM CGF/PRO CGF – discover the ultimate in marathon cycling!

1 Feeling good by the laying on of hands: comfortable gel bar tape and Ritchey WCS Streem handlebar 2 This is where the power comes from: Direct Mount brake underneath the BB shell 3 Distinctive: integrated saddle clamp and ROSE RC-170 FLEX carbon post





PRO CGF-3000

Road > Marathon

XEON TEAM CGF / PRO CGF TESTS FROM SPECIALIST MAGAZINES RoadBIKE 04/2016 – OUTSTANDING / TEST WINNER “Top frame and components, attractive price, maximum comfort combined with great propulsion – the Xeon Team CGF-3000 definitely deserves the test win.” This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE XEON TEAM CGF-3000 2016.

RennRad 03/2016 – RECOMMENDED BUY "The Rose allows for fast and aggressive riding. […] Thanks to a low weight and a stiff frame the Xeon is a true all-rounder. […] Very good value for money." This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE XEON TEAM CGF-4000 2016.


TOUR 02/2016 – Excellent (1,5) / TEST WINNER "Opulently-equipped, lightweight and agile bike with a rather sporty character. Great components." This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE XEON TEAM CGF-3000 2016.


“Awesome bike at a great price. It couldn’t be better.” This rating of our customer Florian Barth relates to the predecessor model XEON TEAM CGF-2000 2016.


For extreme situations like an Alps marathon, the drivetrain is of high importance. Choose the right gear ratio for you – compact or 52/36. Cassette and crankset can be adapted to your needs. The perfect choice surely is the long rear derailleur in combination with an 11-32 cassette.

1 Have a seat: Ritchey carbon post, combined with a Selle Italia SLS saddle – a perfect duo for a comfortable ride 2 Comfort at the very front: ASR II – Active Stress reduce full-carbon fork 3 Highly functional and elegant: Ritchey stem and Ritchey Streem handlebar with a comfortable gel handlebar tape




PRO SL-2000

Road › Marathon

PRO SL MARATHON MACHINE The first step is always the most expensive? It does not have to be like that! Our PRO SL allows for high performances from the very start – for cyclists who have more talent than budget. The handmade aluminium frame with triple butted tubes represents the perfect basis for your entry into cycle racing. The PRO SL wants to be fast and have endurance; it is an extremely zippy bike in the marathon class with great ambitions. Carefully selected components ensure best functionality and high reliability – no matter if you use this bike for training or races. The front will put a smile on your face, too: Like a real pro bike, it comes with a top full-carbon fork. It combines high lateral stiffness with great comfort and a low weight. And to make sure that you can shoot off immediately, the PRO SL is available as a preconfigured BIKE NOW! model for women and men. It’s so easy to get started!



PRO SL – anyone can buy expensive bikes!

1 Modern tube shape: shorter seat tube with lowered seat stays 2 Carbon look thanks to nice transitions at relevant points and smoothed welding seams 3 Perfectly suitable for marathon use: a long rear derailleur as standard, combined with a 11-32 cassette 3



GRAVEL WHEN THE ROAD IS NOT ENOUGH… You feel the asphalt underneath. You hear the sound of whirring wheels when turning right into the field path. It feels as if you are getting even faster on the gravel road, the dust behind you only disappears slowly. Back on the road, you join the traffic to get to the next forest where you turn off into the forest path. Today, you enjoy a new kind of freedom. Gravel bikes have become firmly established in the world of cycling and can be thought of as somewhere between cross bikes and marathon racers. It is partially thanks to the generously dimensioned tyres that this bike category offers good all-round characteristics and the capability to cope with almost every ground. In this category, you can find tyre widths between 28 and 35 mm. Our three XEON CDX CROSS gravel bike models come with the new Schwalbe S ONE EVO tyres with a width of 30 mm – a reliable choice for demanding jobs. Explore new paths – with a bike that is at home on any terrain.

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CROSS LIGHTNING-FAST FORESTRY WORKERS FOR DIRTY HEROES Cyclocross bike, cross country bike, cross bike – the names for this kind of bikes are as versatile as their field of use. When it is getting wet and dirty, they are in their element. They work hard when others take a break and never tire of satisfying your appetite for cross rides. Fast – almost like a road bike – and safely – almost like a mountain bike – they ride through forests and fields on narrow tyres. They are true all-round talents, just like our carbon cross bike XEON CDX CROSS is: It is a bike for competitions, tours, winter training or everyday use – it comes with a beautiful frame and is perfectly customizable, just as you need it. The lightning-fast forestry workers continue their triumph – when will you join in?

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XEON CDX CROSS TAKE 4! We have waited a long time, there has already been a great demand for a carbon cross bike – and now it is finally available: the XEON CDX CROSS! Our sporty cyclo-cross bike with a modern, stylish carbon frame in a completely new tube design. Even though the frame weighs no more than 1100 grams, which is at road bike level, it offers the safety and stability you need when riding across the country. Its geometry reminds you of the TEAM DX CROSS even though it is slightly sportier – the bike is undoubtedly also perfectly suitable for competitions. However, when reducing the XEON CDX CROSS to its cross qualities, you will fail to recognize its real strengths: This bike is an enthusiastic representative of a crossover generation. The XEON CDX CROSS has many faces, it can be equipped as a road bike, a gravel bike, a cyclo-cross bike or as a randonneur. Four bikes for the price of one – it could not be better!


XEON CDX CROSS – the crossover bike!

1 Perfect for cross use: flattened top tube for shouldering 2 Strong duo: full-carbon fork with 15 mm thru axle and the hydraulic Ultegra di2 disc brake with FlatMount standard 3 Well protected: disc brake with FlatMount disc brake standard, 12 mm thru axle 2






TEAM DX  CROSS/PRO DX CROSS AUTUMN HEROES! Autumn is the time for cyclo-cross bikes. When your bike is completely covered in mud, when the ground is slippery and the leaves are brown, you need a bike that doesn’t care about moisture and dirt. A bike you can rely upon, equipped with disc brakes for tricky situations. The TEAM DX CROSS is a welldesigned cyclo-cross bike entering the forest. Just like our successful road bike line, this high-end bike features an integrated saddle clamp and a convincing frame design. Equipped with the new “FlatMount” disc brake standard by Shimano and a carbon fork including a 15 mm thru axle. Our proven bestseller PRO DX CROSS is at its side, also featuring disc brakes and a carbon fork including a 15 mm thru axle. Its geometry is balanced and versatile, its frame lightweight and robust. Autumn lurks and our cyclocross bikes are ready for action – universal, robust, convincing.


TEAM DX CROSS/PRO DX CROSS – perfect for dirty jobs!

1 Highly functional: High Perfomance disc fork with internal cable routing for the disc brake, 15 mm thru axle mount, FlatMount adapter and lowrider eyelets 2 Integrated saddle clamp as a distinctive feature, flattened top tube for shouldering the bike 3 Attention to detail: cable guide underneath the BB shell to perfectly guide the internal cables







TOUR 12/2015 VERY GOOD (2,2)/TEST WINNER “A bike with an almost luxurious equipment and an either upright or moderate riding position, beautifully integrated lighting system."

Trekkingbike 01/2016 – SUPER "Beautiful, well-designed frame that offers high stability; highquality components; top lights, brakes and tyres."

This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE TEAM DX CROSS RANDONNEUR-3000 2016.

MULTISTREET aktiv Radfahren 05/2016 – VERY GOOD/RECOMMENDATION "The Rose Multistreet-4 is a noble, elegant and versatile sport touring bike which leaves nothing to be desired." This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE MULTISTREET-4 2016.

RADtouren 2/2015: TEST WINNER/RADTOUREN TIP "It's for the second time already that the ROSE Multistreet wins a RADtouren test of lightweight trekking bikes"[…] This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE MULTISTREET-4 2015.

MULTISPORT aktiv Radfahren 7/8/2016 – VERY GOOD “The Rose Multisport proves that it is not only sporty, but also perfectly suitable for touring. It’s a high-quality vehicle for versatile use.” This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE MULTISPORT-29er 2016.

This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE BLACK CREEK-6 2016.

aktiv Radfahren 11/12/2015 "Rose's new travel bike Black Creek comes in a stylish and clean look. With a balanced frame geometry and a suspension fork, it is also designed for high comfort ." This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE BLACK CREEK-6 2016.

BLACK LAVA Trekkingbike 05/2015 – SUPER/TREKKINGBIKE TIP “A very stable, beautifully finished bike; luxurious equipment; superior performance.” This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE BLACK LAVA-2CD 2015.

ACTIVA PRO Trekkingbike 06/2015 – VERY GOOD "Rose's Activa can be compared with a friendly mule: absolute reliability, friendly stoicism against the stresses of everyday life and patient endurance without grumbling." This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE ACTIVA PRO-5 CD 2015.

Trekkingbike 02/2015 – VERY GOOD/TREKKINGBIKE TIP “Voluminous tubes with a soft shape that were filled and sanded by hand and then painted in a discreet look give you an idea of the high stiffness and solidness the comfortable touring bike offers. This test relates to the predecessor model ROSE MULTISPORT-3 2015.



FITNESS / TREKKING CREATE MEMORIES THAT LAST What fascinates kids about cycling? It is the feeling of freedom, the possibility to ride anywhere the wheels will carry you. It's the wind in your face, the adventure in your head, the road right in front of you – you can hardly be more independent. We have got the right bikes to create lasting memories, whether you prefer sporty or comfortable riding. Our fitness bikes challenge you, you clearly feel the long experience ROSE has in road cycling. Frame, wheels, groupset – our bikes come with components that are also used in cycle racing. Our trekking bikes open new horizons, whether as a touring bike or as a tireless companion in everyday life – equipped with rack, lighting system and mudguards. Every minute spent on your bike keeps you fit and makes you discover the world again and again!

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MULTISTREET / MULTISPORT OUR DRIVING FORCE Mobility in everyday life – a bicycle represents a real alternative. Flexible, independent and intelligent – when riding a bike we can benefit from various advantages. Our fitness bikes will pave your way; they are suitable for versatile use and individually customizable. With these bikes you can train at any time, no matter if you prefer the MULTISPORT line equipped with a suspension fork or the MULTISTREET model with a lightweight, rigid carbon fork. Special attention was paid to a lightweight, high-quality frame which represents the right basis for fast and efficient rides. The cockpit is extremely functionally equipped: reliable and durable parts offer lasting riding pleasure. All-round bike and training partner, everyday bike and touring bike – each day on a MULTISPORT is a good day!


MULTISTREET / MULTISPORT – boost your fitness!

1 Perfectly integrated: stylish integration of the B+M headlight at the mudguard 2 A comfortable duo: Terry Figura GT saddle and comfortable ROSE RC-170 Flex Carbon seat post 3 A real beauty: modelled welded seams and internally routed cables for an elegant, clean look





TOUR TIME FOR TOURING The panniers are packed, the route is planned, the weather is kind. You hop on your bike and start to pedal. You easily pick up speed, you are in a sporty yet comfortable riding position, you feel at home. The tour around the lake will last all day long – it’s a clinch, since you know you are riding just the right bike. A touring bike must be a packhorse and racehorse in one; the bikes should carry you as far as you want. Our successful long-distance bikes impress with clever frame concepts and a lot of love of detail. Touring riders know how important customization is, which is why you can adapt our bikes to your wishes and needs and choose the specs you like. If you have special requirements, we will have a solution. Because only a bike that fits perfectly is great fun to ride.

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BLACK CREEK THE EASY WAY Let yourself be inspired – by a bike that really packs a punch! Our BLACK CREEK is the perfect companion for all tours, it is a true all-rounder among our trekking bikes. The BLACK CREEK stands out for a variety of features and flexibility. The “Trekkingbike” magazine (01/2016) also says "SUPER" and confirms: "Beautiful, welldesigned frame that offers high stability; high-quality components; top lights, brakes and tyres." It is specced with technology that is partly only available with us. An organically shaped aluminium frame, a speedlifter for lightning-fast handlebar height adjustments, hydraulic rim or disc brakes – the BLACK CREEK impresses with numerous high-end components. Experienced touring riders know how important customization is in the trekking bike sector, which is why all components are freely configurable. Only a perfectly fitting bike will make great fun to ride. It has never been so easy to get in motion!


BLACK CREEK – just ride off!

1 Configuration tip: rigid fork with a 15 mm thru axle for those who attach high importance to a low weight, LUXOS B headlight with 70 LUX for a perfect view 2 Speedlifter for a lightning-fast height adjustment of the handlebar by 60 mm 3 The new Shimano XT T8000 rear derailleur: stable and precise performance for all shifting processes guaranteed





URBAN STYLISH IN THE FAST LANE You easily ride with the flow, there is no other place where the city is as lively as here on the cycle path, it is the pulse of the city. You clear your mind after a hard day, the energy flows back into your body, your thoughts become clear. Effortlessly, you overtake the metal caravan next to you and enjoy the time until you arrive home. Whether for shopping tours or for your way to school, work or university – a bicycle is the perfect companion to get through the urban jungle. For this, it should not only be uncomplicated and practical, but also sporty and chic – an eye-catching lifestyle vehicle. The clever detail solutions and the high material quality of our urban bikes pay off in everyday life in two ways – they reduce maintenance and offer more riding pleasure, true to the motto: Start the day on the bike – end the day with a smile!

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BLACK LAVA BLACK GEM BLACK LAVA – this name is like a promise. Hot, powerful and unstoppable – this urban bike rolls towards you as a style icon, specced with finest technology. The incredibly stiff, hydroformed aluminium frame impresses with highest quality and an elegant tube shape. The rigid fork perfectly matches the reduced, stylish design of the bike; it ensures agile cornering and is very lightweight. The BLACK LAVA wants to be reliable and low-maintenance, which is why the only option is a gear hub. Perfectly combined with a “Gates Carbon Drive Centertrack” belt, the drive unit only requires minimum maintenance. For the Trekkingbike magazine (05/2015), those attributes are worth a recommendation: “A very stable, beautifully finished bike; luxurious equipment; superior performance.” Getting out into nature or riding through the city – how could this be more stylish than on the BLACK LAVA?



BLACK LAVA – cycle in style

1 Perfect down to the last detail: The red components and the powerful Supernova E3 Pro headlight in red perfectly round off the design 2 Exclusive down to the last detail: Rohloff gear hub, frame lock for Gates Carbon Drive, integrated mount for racktime RTA rack 3 Of high quality and in matching colour: Son hub dynamo 3



TRAVEL TOUR OF YOUR LIFE Is there a better way to visit foreign places and broaden one’s horizons than with a bike? It does not matter whether you discover the city forest or whether you ride the North Sea Cycle Route, the longest cycle route of the world – being in motion is the elixir of a fulfilled life. Travel bikes must be reliable, as a small defect can become a huge problem on the road. They are all-round talents or specialists: The ROSE bike configuration offers you the possibility to individually adapt a bike to your needs. A modern classic among our travel bikes is the ACTIVA PRO. It is equipped with agile, stable 26-inch wheels – or with 27,5 inches and pinion drive as a completely new version. But no matter what you are wild about, they do all have adventure genes!

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You have almost reached your destination, it is only a stone’s throw away, you have quite a few kilometres in your legs. You have pedalled tirelessly, you and your bike can soon take a break. Your ACTIVA PRO PINION smoothly rolls on its 27,5-inch wheels; the newly developed frame features the exclusive Pinion drive system. The gearbox offers a huge gear ratio of 636%. Combined with finely spaced gear steps, this enormous range of gears allows for comfortable travelling at the perfect cadence. In combination with a belt drive, it is zero-maintenance. Besides, the ACTIVA PRO is available as a classic version with 26-inch wheels and the option to choose between hub gears, derailleur gears and carbon drive. With these bikes, everything is suddenly so simple. Most of all you would like to get on your bike again… 2

ACTIVA PRO – enjoy your wanderlust!

1 Lighting-fast gear changes: The movement in the shifter is directly transferred to the camshaft inside the drive unit 2 All-round floodlight: Son Edelux II headlight ensures a homogeneously illuminated near field and an extremely broad long-range illumination 3 Well prepared for long tours: tubus Tara lowrider offers space for additional luggage, torsionally stiff fork with 15 mm thru axle 4 Quality made in Germany: The Pinion 1.18 drive system is the most compact drive unit available on the market and offers 18 gears as well as an unrivalled transmission 4



WITH ONE CLICK INTO THE WORLD OF ROSE! Cycling is our passion – and we love to share it with you. On, we make shopping an experience – thanks to our perfect service and a top selection of many branded products.


ROSE ONLINE WE BUILD YOUR DREAM BIKE. Custom-made – a bike made according to your wishes. Because a bike can only show its full potential when all components are adapted to your requirements. Our configurator allows for such a customization: Here you can choose from a large number of parts to turn a bike into your individual dream bike.

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e put our bikes through their paces – and you should do so, too! Nothing is more revealing than

extensively testing a bike yourself. In multiple test centres our bikes are already waiting to be tested by you. You will find our test centres in Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Spain. Find everything at a glance at

Test centre Oberharz, Germany Our partner Waldhotel Untermühle has got the latest ROSE mountain bikes available for you. You can test them in four bike parks or on a total of 1200 km of designated mountain bike trails. Test centre Schladming-Dachstein, Austria Miles long MTB tours and the Planai bike park are only two reasons to visit the Schladming-Dachstein region. As a guest of the aQi hotel in Schladming and the Waldfrieden hotel in Rohrmoos, you have got the advantage of being able to exclusively test our bike models. The holiday region offers perfect conditions on 930 kilometres of signposted routes.

Test centre Vaujany and Maurepas, France In the small village of Vaujany in the French Alps, you can also test our ROSE bikes. Whether demanding uphill rides on a road bike or tricky downhills on a mountain bike – the region around Vaujany is perfect for your next cycling holidays. Visit our showroom in Vaujany’s village centre or rent a ROSE bike at Bike & Test in Maurepas.

Test centre South Tyrol, Italy The Tyrol design hotel in beautiful South Tyrol, near Meran, has become a home to our ROSE bikes. The wellness hotel offers everything a biker’s heart could wish for. You can test our latest mountain bikes on fantastic tracks.


Test centre Hochsauerland, Germany In cooperation with our partners Bike-Pension Schröder and Hotel Hochheide, we offer a fleet of our current bikes as test bikes in Willingen. Discover the Hochsauerland on our latest bikes. Test centre bikefriends-schon, Mallorca, Spain Visit the favourite island of road cyclists and test our road bikes at bikefriends-schon at the Playa de Muro. Bike guides will show you the most beautiful places in Mallorca – picturesque landscapes and effective training in one. As a bikefriends-schon guest you can join the tours from 03.03.2017 to 19.05.2017 and convince yourself of our bikes.

Test centre Maria Alm, Austria At the Hochkönig, you simply have to ride a ROSE bike! The Hotel Eder lies in the heart of the Alps in Maria Alm. In the village centre you can find everything a biker’s heart could wish for. Discover various trails on a ROSE bike and get inspired by the idyllic mountain range of the Hochkönig. The modern 4-star hotel Eder is the ideal place to bike, relax and to do wellness.




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