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REI Co-op DRT – Series Overview

rei co-op drt bikes review

Co-op bikes are a perfect alternative to many well-known bike brands by having the same set-up at a way better price tag!
The DRT series features a whole set of trail bikes that are best suited for demanding backcountry trails, and luckily, there’s something for everyone down below!

Trail bike vs regular mountain bike

forest road

There is a good reason why the Co-op DRT series is nothing to be messed with – take a look at the advantages to trail mountain bikes have over a regular MTB:

  1. Longer suspension travel for demanding trails
  2. Wider handlebar for technical tracks
  3. Large and knobby tires for increased traction
  4. Larger disc rotors for precise stopping power
  5. Slacker head angle for smoother downhill rides

TOP PICKS

  • Best Selling Under $500 MTB: DRT 1.1
  • Only 29er on the list: DRT 1.2 (Available on M/L/XL frames)
  • Smallest Frame for shorter riders: DRT 1.0
  • The Most Advanced Hardtail: DRT 2.2
  • The Flagship of REI Co-op full Suspension mountain bikesDRT 3.2
  • A Serious Trail MTB for Kids: DRT KIDS

REI Co-op DRT Comparison Chart

CO-OPTYPEFRAMEMSRPWHEELSGEARSFORK TRAVEL
DRT 1.0HardtailXXS54926″3×7 100mm
DRT 1.1HardtailXS-XL54927.5″3×7100mm
DRT 1.2HardtailXS/S94927.5″2×9 120mm
  M/L/XL 29″2×9 120mm
DRT 2.1HardTailXS/S129927.5″1×12120mm
  ML/XL 27.5″1×12140mm
DRT 2.2HardtailXS/S179927.5″1×12120mm
  M/L/XL1799 1×12140mm
DRT 3.1FSXS/S219926″1×10120mm
  M/L/XL 27.5″1×10140mm
DRT 3.2FSXS/S279926″1×12120mm
  M/L/XL 27.5″1×12140mm

Mountain Bikes section

What Size Frame Do I Need?

Check out Co-op mountain bike size chart below to find the right bike size for you.

FrameHeight Range
XXS4’9″ – 5’0″145cm – 152cm
XS5′ – 5′ 3″152cm – 160cm
S5′ 3″ – 5′ 6″160cm – 168cm
M5′ 6″ – 5′ 9″168cm – 175cm
L5′ 9″ – 6′175cm – 183cm
XL6′ – 6′ 3″183cm – 190cm+

Co-op DRT 1.0

The XXS size is perfect for young children that have outgrown their kid’s bike and need to move up to something more suitable trail bike.

rei Co op drt 1.0 mountain bike

MSRP: $549 REI

Max weight limit: 300 lbs (136kg) total, including rider and all gear.

Shimano Tourney Drivechain

Shimano provides the drivetrain for the DRT 1.0, with 21 speeds from a triple front ring and a 7-speed rear cassette.

SR Suntour forkco-op drt 1.1 sr suntor forks

The lightweight SR Suntour front suspension fork with 100mm of travel means the DRT 1.0 can handle rough terrain without making uphill riding a struggle

Tektro hydraulic disc brakes 

Get powerful stopping power with instant response from the Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. No worry about wet weather, these disc brakes won’t let you down.

Kenda Kadre tires

Kenda’s Kadre 2.1″ tires give the rider excellent grip and puncture protection in the roughest of terrain. They’re fitted to the DRT’s strong and lightweight 26″ Co-Op rims.

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The triple front ring on the DRT 1.0 expands the gear range all the way up to 21 speeds, making hill climbing a breeze. You’ll have no trouble tackling steep mountain trails or speeding down dirt track paths. Shimano’s Rapidfire shifting makes it quick and easy to change between gears while bouncing along the trail. co-op 1.0 mtb

The XXS size is perfect for young children that have outgrown their kid’s bike and need to move up to something more suitable. It has a 647.5mm standover height suiting heights of 4’9″ to 5’0″. At 31 lbs (14kg), it’s not the lightest bike for its size but the weight speaks to its strength and durability.

For a 21-speed hardtail mountain bike with Shimano gears and hydraulic brakes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything better for under $500. You’d need to spend a bit more if you want something lighter but for this price, it’s a good buy.

DRT 1.0 Cons

The SR Suntour fork is heavy for a bike of this size so you might feel inclined to upgrade it to something more manageable. It’s an unfortunate choice of part that lets down an otherwise excellent bike.

XXS

Bike Frame Material Aluminium
Wheel Size 26 inches
Fork Travel 100 millimeters
Number Of Gears 21 gear(s)
Best Use Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Style Trail
Frame Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork SR Suntour
Fork Travel 100 millimeters
Crankset Shimano Tourney 42-34-24
Bottom Bracket Cartridge bearing square
Shifters Shimano Rapidfire Plus
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Cogs Shimano 12,32, 7-speed
Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes Tektro hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Tektro
Rims Co-op Cycles 26, 32 H
Front Hub Shimano
Rear Hub Shimano
Tires Kenda Kadre, 26 x 2.1
Tire Width 2.1 inches
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Co-op Cycles
Stem Co-op Cycles 6061
Seat Post Co-op Cycles 27.2 diameter
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Pedals Co-op Cycles
Headset External headset
Chain KMC 7-speed
Weight 31 pounds
Gender Unisex

Co-op DRT 1.1

Best-seller in the DRT hardtail range
co-op drt 1.1 mtb

MSRP: $549 REI

Co-op Cycles 6061 Aluminum Frame

The DRT 1.1 is built on Co-op Cycles tough 6061 aluminum frame with an SR Suntour fork with 100mm of travel. The frame is both strong and light and the suspension fork makes smooth work of bumpy offroad trails.

21 Speed Shimano Gears

co-op drt 1.1 kadre tires

Shimano provides the gears with its 21-speed Tourney drivechain with a triple front ring and 7-speed rear cassette.

Tektro hydraulic disc brakes 

With hydraulic disc brakes you’ll have no trouble stopping in all types of weather, no matter how wild. These Tektro disc brakes give an instant response with the lightest touch from the adjustable levers.

26″ Wheels and tires

The DRT 1.1 features large Kenda Kadre 2.1″ tires to eat up the rocks and bumps on tough mountain trails. They’re complimented by lightweight 27.5″ Co-op aluminum rims.

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These days a good quality hardtail mountain bike isn’t easy to find for under $500. Considering the DRT 1.1 boasts hydraulic disc brakes and a Shimano drivechain, you certainly can’t complain about the price.  

The Co-op Cycles DRT 1.1 is a grown-up version of the 1.0 with larger wheels and sizes from XS to XL to suit all riders between 5’0″ and 6’3″ feet tall.

The wide range of gears make the DRT 1.1 the perfect bike for big mountain riding, tackling steep hills with ease. The triple front ring means riders can quickly change from high to low gears with Shimano’s Rapidfire shifters.

co-op drt 1.1 mtb front view

DRT 1.1 Cons

The somewhat heavy suspension fork drags the DRT 1.1’s weight up to 31 lbs (14kg) which is a bit higher than average on an MTB. This means weaker riders might have to put in a bit more effort on steep ascents but on flats it makes little difference.

Some riders might consider replacing the front fork with something a bit lighter than the standard SR Suntour fork that it comes with. It’s extra weight really adds to the bike’s overall weight. However, considering the low cost you would still end up with a good value bike even after the upgrade.

XS / S / M / L / XL

Bike Frame Material Aluminium
Wheel Size 27.5 inches
Fork Travel 100 millimeters
Number Of Gears 21 gear(s)
Best Use Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Style Trail
Frame Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork SR Suntour
Crankset Shimano Tourney 42-34-24
Bottom Bracket Cartridge bearing square
Shifters Shimano Rapidfire Plus
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Cogs Shimano 12-32, 7-speed
Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes Tektro hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Tektro
Rims Co-op Cycles 27.5, 32 H
Front Hub Co-op Cycles alloy
Rear Hub Co-op Cycles alloy
Wheel Size 27.5 inches
Tires Kenda Kadre
Tire Width 2.1 inches
Handlebar Shape Flat Bar
Handlebar Co-op Cycles
Stem Co-op Cycles 6061
Seat Post Co-op Cycles, 27.2 diameter
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Pedals Co-op Cycles
Headset External headset
Chain KMC 7-speed
Weight 31 lbs. 10 oz.
Gender Unisex

Co-op DRT 1.2

Very good quality hardtail mountain bike for intermediate riders looking to push their boundaries

co-op drt 1.2 review

MSRP: $949 REI

Shimano Altus gears
The DRT 1.2 features the popular and well-trusted Shimano Altus gearset supported by an Alivio front derailleur. With a 36-22t crank on the front matched with a 9-speed rear cassette, you get 18 gears in total to tackle any terrain. In addition, the Altus ‘Shadow’ rear derailleur is low profile to avoid protruding rocks or trees.

Hydraulic disc brakesco-op drt 1.2 gear shifters

Tektro supplies the hydraulic disc brakes along with its powerful levers for excellent stopping power in any conditions. 

Internal cable routing
The DRT 2.1 boasts internal cable routing to help reduce wear and tear whilst keeping the bike looking nice and smooth. The internal routing also includes space for a dropper seat post if you ever feel the need to upgrade.

SR Suntour XCR fork
Front suspension is supplied by the SR Suntour XCR fork with 120mm of travel. It features dual-piston suspension to take the vibration out of rocky trail rides.

WTB Trail Boss tires
The DRT 2.1 gets fitted with some high-quality 2.4″ Trail Boss tires from mountain bike tire specialists WTB. Wheel sizes range from 27.5″ on the smaller sizes to 29″ on the larger models.

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With the DRT 1.2, Co-op Cycles is moving into some serious mountain biking territory. This is no longer entry-level equipment, with some high-quality parts and a professional finish.

The Shimano Alivio drivechain is a particularly nice touch and notable upgrade from Shimano’s Tourney gearset. These are some smooth and powerful gears for serious riders who intend on putting them through their paces.  co-op drt 1.2 sr suntor forks & disc brakes

ST i25 TCS tubeless-ready rims are another nice addition, not to mention the impressive WTB Trail Boss tires. The DRT 1.2 is a very good quality hardtail mountain bike for intermediate riders looking to push their boundaries. At just over $800 it’s the price you would expect to pay for a bike of this quality.

DRT 1.2 Cons

There is honestly very little to fault on a bike at this price with high-quality components. It would be nice to have a full Shimano Altus groupset with the Altus hydraulic brakes purely for the smooth, overall finish. 

XS / S / M / L / XL

Bike Frame Material Aluminium
Wheel Size (XS/S) 27.5” / (M/L/XL) 29” inches
Fork Travel 120 millimeters
Number Of Gears 21 gear(s)
Best Use Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Style Trail
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork SR Suntour XCR dual piston suspension
Crankset Shimano Altus, 36-22
Bottom Bracket Shimano
Shifters Shimano Rapidfire Plus
Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus Shadow, 9-speed
Rear Cogs Shimano 11-36, 9-speed
Number of Gears 18
Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes Tektro hydraulic
Brake Levers Tektro
Rims ST i25 TCS 2.0, 27.5″ (Tubeless Ready)
Front Hub Shimano 15mm thru axle
Rear Hub Shimano Alivio
Wheel Size

  • XS: 27.5 inches
  • S: 27.5 inches
  • M: 27.5 inches
  • L: 29 inches
  • XL: 29 inches

Tires

  • XS: WTB Trail Boss; 27.5 x 2.4 in.
  • S: WTB Trail Boss; 27.5 x 2.4 in.
  • M: WTB Trail Boss; 27.5 x 2.4 in.
  • L: WTB Trail Boss 29 x 2.4 in.
  • XL: WTB Trail Boss 29 x 2.4 in.

Tire Width 2.4 inches
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Co-op Cycles
Stem Co-op Cycles, 31.8, 3 degree
Seat Post Co-op Cycles
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Pedals Wellgo aluminum platform
Headset Internal
Chain Shimano HG 9 speed
Weight 32.47 pounds
Gender Unisex

Co-op DRT 2.1

A higher grade range of components for a more professional finish

co-op drt 2.1 trail mountainbike

MSRP: $1,299 REI

SRAM SX Eagle drivechain

sram sx eagle derailleur on a co-op drt 2.1

Co-op has chosen SRAM’s high-grade SX Eagle gearing for 1 x 12 drivetrain on the DRT 2.1. This gives the rider a wide range of gears while keeping the overall weight down with only a single front ring. 

Suntour SR AIR-Boost suspension

For the front suspension fork, Co-op has fitted the adjustable Suntour SR XCR34 AIR-Boost. The air-sprung fork has a hydraulic lockout and gives between 120mm and 140mm of travel depending on your bike size selection. 

Hydraulic disc brakes

Thee Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes on the DRT 2.1 come with front and rear thru-axles and grip instantly in any conditions.

WTB Ranger Comp 27.5″ x 2.8″ Tires

All sizes of the DRT 2.1 features 27.5″ wheels with WTB Ranger Comp 27.5″ x 2.8″ Tires. The thicker tires provide excellent grip on steep climbs and a more comfortable descent on rough downhill trails. 

Dropper seatpost

With the X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost fitted on your DRT 2.1, you can remotely raise and lower the seat from your handlebars.

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For the DRT 2.1, Co-op has selected a higher grade range of components for a more professional finish. The SRAM SX Eagle drivechain is one of the best mid-range gearing systems you can get for trail, gravel, and MTB bikes.sram crank on a co-op drt 2.1

The WTB ST i35 wheels are 32 hole tubeless-ready rims constructed from stiff, lightweight aluminum. They work well to compliment the thick and rugged 28″ Ranger comp tires.

A nice addition on the DRT 2.1 is the dropper seatpost. This convenient tool provides up to 125mm of quick seat movement so you can drop into gnarly descents or tackle steep hills without ever needing to stop.

With Tekro Auriga lightweight and reliable hydraulic disc brake system you can easily remove, clean, and replace the rotors. 

DRT 2.1 Cons

I can’t find anything bad about this bike. The price might be a bit out of the range of some buyers but it’s suits the quality of parts provided.

XS / S / M / L / XL

Bike Frame Material Aluminium
Fork Travel 120 / 140 millimeters
Number Of Gears 12 gear(s)
Best Use Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Style Trail
Frame Co-op Cycles 6061 double-butted aluminum
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork Suntour SR AIR-Boost
Fork Travel

  • XS: 120 millimeters
  • S: 120 millimeters
  • M: 140 millimeters
  • L: 140 millimeters
  • XL: 140 millimeters

Crankset SRAM SX Eagle, 30ST
Bottom Bracket SRAM
Shifters SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Cogs SRAM Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50 T
Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Tektro Auriga hydraulic
Rims WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0 (Tubeless Ready)
Front Hub Shimano
Rear Hub Shimano Alivio
Wheel Size 27.5+ inches
Tires WTB Ranger Comp 27.5 x 2.8 in.
Tire Width 2.8 inches
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Co-op Cycles AL6061 double-butted riser bar
Stem Co-op Cycles, 6061 aluminum
Seat Post X Fusion Manic dropper W/remote; 125mm travel
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Dropper Post Yes
Pedals Wellgo aluminum platform
Headset Internal headset
Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed
Weight 33.79 pounds
Gender Unisex

Co-op DRT 2.2

Aimed at serious riders that are likely to put the bike through its paces

co-op cycles drt 2.2 trail mtb

MSRP: $1,799 REI

Co-op has upgraded its drivechain on the 2.2 to the SRAM NX Eagle. It’s also a 12-speed drivetrain with a single front ring to improve aerodynamics, keep weight down, and reduce maintenance.

Rockshox Recon RL

With a RockShox Recon RL fork on the front of the DRT 2.2, you get 120mm to 140mm of travel (dependent on the bike size). This popular front suspension fork can be found on many mid-to-high range mountain bikes.

WTB Ranger 2.8″ tires

The 2.8″ WTB Ranger tires keep the DRT 2.2 stuck to the trail through rough conditions and help to smooth out some of the harshest terrains. They’re fitted on WTB’s ST i35 tubeless-ready rims.

X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpostco-op drt 2.2 wtb saddle and dropper post

This remote controlled seatpost gives you 125mm of space to play with so you can be ready to hit all the ups, downs and anything in between.

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

The upgrade from Tektro to Shimano hydraulic disc brakes gives the bike a nice clean finish with a full Shimano kit. Competitive riders will notice and appreciate the subtle improvements of this higher-grade component.

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The Co-op DRT 2.2 is a significant upgrade from the 2.1 which moves into a higher class of mountain bikes. The SRAM NX Eagle drivechain is a particularly nice touch as is the upgraded RockShox Recon fork.slx shadow plus on co-op drt 2.2

The Shimano SLX Shadow Plus rear derailleur is another nice addition that gives the bike that extra bit of flair and functionality. It’s aimed at serious riders that are likely to put the bike through its paces and want that little extra protection.

DRT 2.2 Cons

For a bike in this price range, the DRT 2.2 remains a bit heavy. Picky riders might be tempted to search further for something with a slightly lighter frame or components.

XS / S / M / L / XL

Bike Frame Material Aluminium
Fork Travel 120 / 140 millimeters
Number Of Gears 12 gear(s)
Best Use Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Style Trail
Frame Co-op Cycles 6061 double-butted aluminum
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork Rockshox Recon RL

Fork Travel

  • XS: 120 millimeters
  • S: 120 millimeters
  • M: 140 millimeters
  • L: 140 millimeters
  • XL: 140 millimeters

Crankset SRAM X1 1000 Eagle, 30 ST
Bottom Bracket SRAM Dub
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Cogs SRAM Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50 T
Number of Gears 12
Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes Shimano MT500 Hydraulic
Brake Levers Shimano
Rims ST i35 TCS 2.0 (Tubeless Ready)
Front Hub Shimano Alivio
Rear Hub Shimano Deore
Wheel Size 27.5+ inches
Tires WTB Ranger 2.8
Tire Width 2.8 inches
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Co-op Cycles AL6061 double-butted riser bar
Stem Co-op Cycles, 31.8,-0 degree rise
Seat Post X Fusion Manic dropper W/remote; 125mm travel
Dropper Post Yes
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Pedals Not included
Headset Internal headset
Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed;
Weight 31.74 pounds
Gender Unisex

Co-op DRT 3.1

The DRT 3.1 enters the realm of the pro-rider

co-op drt 3.1 trail full suspension mountain bike

MSRP: $2,199 REI

RockShox Sektor front and rear suspension

The full-suspension on the DRT 3.1 is provided by an air-sprung RockShox Sektor RL fork on the front and RockShox Monarch R Solo Air system on the rear. Both feature external rebound adjust for a smooth and stable ride and between 120mm to 140mm of travel depending on bike size.

Shimano Deore drivechain

The DRT 3.1 is kitted out with Shimano’s excellent Deore gearing system. Although it only has 10-speeds with the 1×10 setup, the wide range of 11-42t cogs on the rear cassette gives the rider lots of options.

WTB Wheels and Tires

The smaller sizes (XS-S) on the Co-op DRT 3.1 get 26″ tires and wheels while the larger (M, L, XL) sizes have the 27.5″ versions. All tires are the thick 2.8″ WTB Ranger and rims are WTB ST i40 TCS.

X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost

The DRT 3.1 boasts the super-responsive and remote-controlled X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost for quick seat changes mid-ride. XS-M frames allow 100mm of travel while L-XL frames allow 150mm.

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The first full-suspension bike in the Co-op DRT range, the 3.1 enters the realm of the pro-rider. The Shimano Deore drivechain is one of the best mid-range MTB gearing systems available. The addition of the Shimano Deore Shadow Plus clutch-style rear derailleur shows impressive attention to detail.drt 3.1 front suspension

Both the tires and rims are tubeless-ready for riders who prefer to go the more convenient tubeless route. Oddly, Co-op has selected the lesser-quality Tektro hydraulic disc brakes over their Shimano equivalent but both products offer great braking in all weather conditions.

DRT 3.1 Cons

With only 10 speeds, the DRT 3.1 bike doesn’t offer a lot of gearing options, making it best suited for downhill charging rather than long-distance rides. 

XS / S / M / L / XL


Best Use Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Style Trail
Bike Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension Full Suspension
Fork

  • XS: RockShox Sektor RL
  • S: RockShox Sektor RL
  • M: RockShox Sektor RL
  • L: RockShox Sektor RL
  • XL: RockShox Sektor RL

Fork Travel

  • XS: 120 millimeters
  • S: 120 millimeters
  • M: 140 millimeters
  • L: 140 millimeters
  • XL: 140 millimeters

Rear Shock RockShox Monarch R Solo Air
Crankset FSA Gamma Pro 1X MegaExo
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo
Shifters Shimano Deore, 10-speed, Rapidfire Plus
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow +
Rear Cogs Shimano 10-speed 11-42T
Number of Gears 10
Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Tektro
Rims

  • XS: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 26″,
  • S: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 26″,
  • M: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 27.5″
  • L: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 27.5″
  • XL: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 27.5″

Front Hub Shimano Alivio with thru-axle
Rear Hub Shimano Alivio 12mm thru-axle
Wheel Size

  • XS: 26 inches
  • S: 26 inches
  • M: 27.5+ inches
  • L: 27.5+ inches
  • XL: 27.5+ inches

Tires

  • XS: WTB RANGER, 26+ X 2.8
  • S: WTB RANGER, 26+ X 2.8
  • M: WTB Ranger 27.5 x 2.8
  • L: WTB Ranger 27.5 x 2.8
  • XL: WTB Ranger 27.5 x 2.8

Tire Width 2.8 inches
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Co-op double butted aluminum riser
Stem Co-op cycles 6061 aluminum
Dropper Post Yes
Seat Post X-fusion Manic dropper with remote; 100mm/150mm
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Pedals Sold separately
Headset Internal headset
Chain Shimano Super Narrow, 10-speed
Gender Unisex

Co-op DRT 3.2

rei co-op drt 3.2 fs mtb

MSRP: $2,799

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Front and rear suspension

Air-sprung RockShox Revelation RC provides the front suspension on the DRT 3.2 and RockShox Monarch R Solo Air sorts the rear out.

12-speed SRAM drivechain

SRAM’s NX Eagle provides the drivechain once again for the DRT 3.2, however you get an extra two gears this time. 

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes 

The CO-op DRT 3.2 upgrades to the top-class Shimano BR-MT500 dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes for awesome stopping power no matter what the weather. 

X-Fusion Manic dropper seatpost

The DRT 3.2 benefits from X-Fusion’s Manic dropper seatpost for quick and easy seat height adjustment without needing to stop. Simply flip the seat up or down with the bar-mounted remote control.

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The Co-op DRT 3.2 is not cheap but it delivers a professional level mountain bike for a price that a discerning cyclist would appreciate. Each component is high quality and it’s unlikely you’ll need to do any upgrades or replacements for a long time.

 

The 1 x 12 SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain is the perfect complement to this bike. It uses a single front ring with 11-50T rear cassette for a great selection of high and low range gears.

rear suspension co-op drt 3.2

 

For braking, Co-op has done well to fit Shimano’s BR-MT500 hydraulic system and the RockShox suspension is perfect. Both front and rear systems have external rebound adjust, keeping the bike solidly connected with the ground whenever intended.

 

DRT 3.2 Cons

 

This is an excellent bike with a great range of parts. The only downside is that, if you want to ride it, you’ll have to fork out the cash.

XS / S / M / L / XL

Best Use Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Style Trail
Bike Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Co-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension Full Suspension
Fork RockShox Revelation RC
Fork Travel

  • XS: 120 millimeters
  • S: 120 millimeters
  • M: 140 millimeters
  • L: 140 millimeters
  • XL: 140 millimeters

Rear Shock RockShox Monarch R Solo Air
Crankset SRAM NX Eagle Dub™
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB™
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle; 12-speed
Rear Cogs SRAM NX 1230 Eagle; 11-50T, 12-speed
Number of Gears 12
Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes Shimano BR-MT500 2 piston, post mount hydraulic
Brake Levers Shimano
Rims

  • XS: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 26″,
  • S: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 26″,
  • M: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 27.5″
  • L: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 27.5″
  • XL: WTB ST i40 TCS 2.0; 27.5″

Front Hub SRAM MTH 716 15mm with thru-axle
Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12mm, 11/12-speed with thru-axle
Wheel Size

  • XS: 26 inches
  • S: 26 inches
  • M: 27.5+ inches
  • L: 27.5+ inches
  • XL: 27.5+ inches

Tires

  • XS: WTB RANGER, 26 X 2.8
  • S: WTB RANGER, 26 X 2.8
  • M: WTB Ranger 27.5×2.8
  • L: WTB Ranger 27.5×2.8
  • XL: WTB Ranger 27.5×2.8

Tire Width 2.8 inches
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Co-op double butted aluminum riser
Stem Co-op cycles 6061 aluminum
Seat Post X-Fusion Manic Dropper w/remote; 100mm/150mm
Dropper Post Yes
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Pedals Sold separately
Headset Internal headset
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Gender Unisex

Co-op Kids' REV DRT

A rough and ready bike for kids who plan to get out there and really test the trails
co-op rev kids mtb

MSRP: $459 REI

Main Features:

  • Weight limit: 120lbs
  • Size: 24″
  • Color: Olive Green

rei co-op drt kds xct front forks

Frame and fork

The REV DRT Kid’s bike is built around a strong 6061 aluminum frame and supported by an excellent SR Suntour XCT JR24 fork with 80mm travel. 

Drivechain

Shimano Tourney provides the gearing on the REV DRT Kid’s bike, with a 1×8 speed drivechain and an 11/34t rear cassette. 

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Brakes

Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes ensure excellent braking in any weather conditions. They provide much safer and more responsive braking than caliper or mechanical brakes.

Wheels

The REV DRT Kid’s bike comes with 24″ aluminum rims fitted with 2.6″ all-terrain tires. The extra-large tires make for an easier and more comfortable ride over bumpy ground.

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A rough and ready bike for kids who plan to get out there and really test the trails and dirt tracks. Great gears and built-in twist shifting on the handlebars make managing the bike simple and hassle-free.

drt rev kds hand grip wist twist shifters

The aluminum frame and Suntour fork are a great combination for a beginner’s bike and will easily handle even the roughest of terrain. Children are known to treat their toys rough but you can rest assured this bike can take the abuse.

Coming in at less than $400, you’ll struggle to find a full-featured kid’s mountain bike for the same price. Considering the REV DRT has hydraulic disc brakes and a Shimano drivechain, it offers excellent value for money. 

REV DRT Cons

The REV DRT is quite a solid bike which makes it a bit heavy for a kid’s bike. Some children might find it to be a bit weighty when going uphill. The gear range doesn’t go very low either so best keep to flatter trails rather than mountains. 

24″ Wheels Only

Best Use Recreational Cycling
Mountain Bike Style Trail
Bike Frame Material Aluminum
Frame 6061 aluminum multi-speed frame
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork SR Suntour XCT JR24
Fork Travel 80 millimeters
Crankset Samox, 30T
Bottom Bracket Cartridge
Shifters Shimano Tourney Revo 8-speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Cogs Shimano Tourney, 11/34, 8-speed
Number of Gears 8
Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes Tektro hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Tektro
Rims Aluminum
Front Hub Joytech, 36h
Rear Hub Joytech, 36h
Wheel Size 24 inches
Tires Slant Six Sport, 24 x 2.6 in.
Tire Width 2.6 inches
Handlebar Shape Riser Bar
Handlebar Aluminum
Stem Alloy
Seat Post Alloy
Saddle Co-op Cycles
Pedals Wellgo composite platform
Headset Semi cartridge
Chain KMC Z51
Weight 31 pounds
Gender Kids’

Want to read more about Co-op bikes?

We recommend going through the REI Co-Op bikes Overview to get a better insight into the brand’s vision.

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