Rose Announces New Scrub Aluminum DH / Park Bike

Aug 17, 2023
by Mike Kazimer  
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Rose Bikes, the German direct-to-consumer brand, has added a new aluminum-framed downhill / park bike to its lineup called the Scrub. This is the same company that has the Psycho Path, Thrill Hill, and of course, the Bonero hardtail in their lineup, so I'd say Scrub is a very reasonable name all things considered, even though I now have TLC stuck in my head...

Joking aside, the Scub does cast a very clean shadow; it's one of those bikes that looks speedy just standing still. It's available in four sizes, all rolling on mixed wheels with either 190 or 200mm of rear travel depending on whether it's spec'd with a single crown or dual crown fork.

Rose Scrub Details
• Aluminum frame
• Intended use: DH / freeride
• Wheelsize: 29" F / 27.5" R
• Rear travel: 200mm or 190mm
• Head angle: 63° or 64°
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL
• MSRP: 3299 - 4499 €
rosebikes.com
The frame comes with an angle-adjustable headset, allowing riders to choose between a 63- or 64-degree head angle - that's a much better feature than thru-headset cable routing. On that topic, the Scrub's derailleur housing is internally routed through a port on the downtube that's located behind the fork bumper. The rear brake line is externally routed, but it's hidden from view under the downtube protector, a feature that preserves the bike’s lines while also making it easier to do a quick brake swap if necessary.

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Now you see it...
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And now you don't. A magnetic cover protects the shock from mud and other debris.

The Scrub's shock is partially tucked inside the split seat tube, a design that looks like it should make it easy to access for suspension adjustments. When it's time to ride, a magnetic cover attaches over the shock to protect it from flying rocks, mud, and anything else that gets kicked up by the rear wheel.

Other details include a threaded bottom bracket, a chainguide and bashguard on all models, and mounts under the top tube to hold a tube or tool, reducing the likelihood that a rider will need to do the bike park walk of shame back down to the bottom.

The Scrub's pricing is quite reasonable considering the spec, ranging from 3,299 EUR to 4,299 EUR.

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80 Comments
  • 103 3
 Gt are going to be furious
  • 5 3
 Lol I see what you did there
  • 63 6
 GT with still unreleased vivid. nice.
  • 7 0
 might wanna re check the front page of pinkbike about the un released part lol
  • 13 1
 @nismo325: i commented this 20 ish minutes before.
  • 1 1
 And without the high pivot that I don’t want. I’m all about an idler, but as someone who isn’t racing a high pivot seems like a downside.
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: you dont have to rub in my bad timing Kaz.
  • 31 2
 "No, I don't want no scrub
A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me
Hangin' out the passenger side
Of his best friend's ride
Trying to holla at me"
  • 1 0
 Damn, beat me to it. And here I was thinking I was super original.
  • 5 0
 If he's hanging on the passenger side of his best friend's ride, he's not riding a bike. Scrub indeed.
  • 2 1
 Henry Needs to do the video review of this bike, I can see him singing that off tune at the start!!!
  • 2 0
 @notthatfast: name checks out.
  • 1 0
 @tkrug:
Hah. Burn.
  • 2 0
 Yes! I was literally going to say the same, but you did it!
  • 15 0
 First a newly spec'd Tues then a new Dh bike, and now a new Vivid! Pretty good day in my book
  • 13 0
 You be interested to know Brendan Fairclough just announced deathgrip 2 with a nice teaser, so yes a very good day indeed!
  • 15 1
 Hey a good looking bike from Rose, that's a first!
  • 2 3
 not
  • 13 0
 i like the fact thats its aluminum
  • 5 1
 With a magnetic cover. Must have snuck some steel in there too.
  • 2 0
 @oldfaith: or neodynium
  • 9 0
 Rose Bikes, I cannot access your store on your Scrub product webpage. Doing a bit of debugging, when I click the "Shop all Bikes" button, the state of the button changes but no network call is made to bring me to a new page.

Let me innnnnnnnnnnnn.
  • 6 0
 Eric Andre over here trying to buy a DH bike. Let that man in already!
  • 10 0
 Looks like a Fury
  • 10 4
 Are they still boycotting the UK ?? If so as it's a shame as that thing looks hot!! Like a Fury without the pregnant down tube
  • 6 1
 Is it a Brexit/import/export taxes issue?
  • 8 0
 @carlitouk: yup. Basically wasn’t worth the hassle for them iirc. Lots of other shops now have a high minimum order value (for U.K. customers) for the same reason
  • 7 1
 @carlitouk: from memory, wasn't it also due to the complications of having to provide the UK with brakes set up the other way round?
  • 25 1
 @bigtim: 2x your own fault, lol
  • 24 3
 @sewer-rat You got it mixed up, mate. brexit was essentially the UK boycotting the EU
  • 7 1
 @Sethimus: I ride rear brake right.... Don't blame me!
  • 12 1
 @bigtim: Heathen! It was mostly due to our government's complete lack of transparaency what import checks and taxes would be after Brexit. Rose noped out instead of being faced with waits to clear customs, unexpected bills etc that usually end up with an irate customer on the line. The amount of Rose bikes sold in the UK must have been tiny since they've not come back now it's more settled. It's quite funny that a company in Germany will deliver to Australia but not the UK.
  • 24 0
 UK boycotted itself, unfortunately
  • 2 1
 @bigtim: do you get shunned for that by your people?
  • 2 0
 @Sethimus: TBH, it's more that I've shunned myself. My bikes are too big for anyone else to ride, so the only problem is me trying to ride anything else in this country and is just scary for me thinking any second I'm going to fly over the handlebars when I try to skid. Luckily for me though it's actually worked out, as the only time I regularly ride other bikes is when I go to the Sedona bike festival annually or other international bike parks so everything is normally good to go off the bat!
  • 7 0
 Ah Brexit. The gift that just keeps on giving.
  • 5 1
 $4.4k for a relatively top-spec DH rig seems phenomenal.

I paid more (about $5k) for a mid-spec DH bike from a big brand nearly 12 years ago - a time when inflation was about 34%. This would make my purchase back then about $6.7k for a bike that was certainly worse, less capable, and with a poorer parts spec than this thing. Nice.
  • 7 0
 Sorry, this campaign is not available in your location.
  • 4 0
 This thing is gorgeous! I wish I was mullet curious. Zero session chi coming from this.
  • 3 4
 I really wish these new park bikes with 29 front wheel would not not have a 29 front wheel. Be nice for braking bumps but not needed with 200mm fork.
  • 5 0
 DC3 available colors "Diet"...aka Raw, that's clever. Lol.
  • 6 1
 660 euro shipping fee to the US? Are you kidding?
  • 1 1
 I was going to ask if it was available in the US. Yikes.
  • 5 0
 The retail prices on the website says that VAT is included in the price. Seems like they should be able to deduct the VAT if shipping to the US and help offset that shipping rate.
  • 1 0
 @sprockets: yeah, good point.
  • 1 0
 @Murphius: if they did that it might give a competitive advantage over other brands that are establishing USA locations based on price.

How to do service / warranty is the reason to go with EU brands that do set up USA locations including test centers.
  • 3 0
 A reasonably priced alloy bike with great spec. A far greater innovation than the next flight attendant or live valve battery powered nonsense. Go Rose.
  • 6 2
 rose to GT: „can i borrow your homework“?
  • 1 0
 I almost miss those days of "looks like a Session". It is not really a unique shape, is it?
  • 4 0
 Like that shock guard design.
  • 1 0
 Turner beat you to the name. www.pinkbike.com/news/randoms-round-1-sea-otter-2023.html

Just call it Mega-something – the industry default when you can't think of or pay for something original.
  • 1 0
 Honest question - why are DH bikes seat tubes typically longer than enduro bikes seat tubes? Wouldn't DH riders want their seat slammed and out of the way?
  • 4 0
 I can think of a couple of reasons.

1. 200mm of travel need space for the rear wheel to go somewhere. The rear wheel touching the saddle at full compression isn't all that uncommon

2. Having a saddle high enough that you can actually use your legs to apply pressure to it/ use it to control your bike makes sense.


3. For whatever reason it has become a stupid hype to have your saddle as low as possible for enduro riding.
In my opinion this doesn't make much sense. Once you have enough clearance adding even more clearance (aka an even lower saddle) doesn't do anything for you.
  • 3 0
 Raw aluminium, Clean lines, teenie weenie logo. Nice
  • 2 0
 dayumn thats nice! Form And Function, external cables/hose an it would be perfect
  • 2 0
 Honestly 3k for the spec on that single crown bike makes the travel to Germany to get it worth it
  • 1 0
 I thought the same thing…
  • 1 0
 its always worth it to travel to that beautiful country!
  • 3 1
 Great looking bike! Great price, would love to see full 27.5 tho
  • 2 0
 Looks like a Ses..... Fury?
  • 1 0
 And that is great. Super clean lines
  • 4 2
 Looks like a trek session. Smile
  • 1 0
 Front triangle of a Furious with the rear triangle of a Summum
  • 2 0
 beautiful bike
  • 1 0
 Linkage looks super progressive.
  • 1 1
 The valves are opposite the tyre brand name rather than in the middle of it!!! Did I miss a memo?
  • 1 0
 Wake up! GT dropped an alloy fury!
  • 1 0
 Nice GT Scrub.. Rose Fury... damn...
  • 1 0
 Why no bizarre movie like the Bonero had?
  • 1 0
 That's a tidy looking steed.
  • 2 3
 reaches are getting f*cking dumb how am I a small at 6 feet lol. Do you all just hate having any style?
  • 3 0
 And for a ‘park bike’ no less!
Pretty silly they have nothing shorter or no full 27.5
  • 1 0
 The real pink bike
  • 1 0
 Sick rig Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Beautiful rig!
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