Quality of Raleigh Mountain Sport/Comp bikes--$600 mountain bike?

Quality of Raleigh Mountain Sport/Comp bikes--$600 mountain bike?

Post by Marc Baim » Sun, 02 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I have been looking at buying a mountain bike and I was wondering if someone
could comment on the quality of the Raleigh M80 Mountain sport and Raleigh
M600 Mountain comp bikes?  I really don't want to spend more than $600 for a
mountain bike. I'd also like to ride the bike on the street...I'd say 50/50
off-road/street.  If anyone can make some suggestions in this price range

 Thanks and Regards.....Marc Baime

 
 
 

Quality of Raleigh Mountain Sport/Comp bikes--$600 mountain bike?

Post by Jonathan Dac » Sun, 02 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Aren't you a videogamer dude? Your name seems familiar...

IMHO, in any price range for a mass market bike, Specialized brand is the
way to go. They have great designers, decent construction, and all the
parts fit the frames the way they're supposed to. i.e round and parallel
headtubes, seatubes, BB shells, and aligned dropouts. They have decent
warranties, too. And most important of all, their bikes all have a really
nice ride. Go test ride a few of their models around your price range, and
if they fit and feel good, I think you'd make a better choice with
Specialized over Raleigh.
--Jonathan


Quote:

> I have been looking at buying a mountain bike and I was wondering if someone
> could comment on the quality of the Raleigh M80 Mountain sport and Raleigh
> M600 Mountain comp bikes?  I really don't want to spend more than $600 for a
> mountain bike. I'd also like to ride the bike on the street...I'd say 50/50
> off-road/street.  If anyone can make some suggestions in this price range

>  Thanks and Regards.....Marc Baime

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Quality of Raleigh Mountain Sport/Comp bikes--$600 mountain bike?

Post by Jon Isaa » Mon, 03 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Go test ride a few of their models around your price range, and
>if they fit and feel good, I think you'd make a better choice with
>Specialized over Raleigh.

Good advice, test ride a few.

Regarding Raleighs, they often offer a good value from the component
standpoint, a bit more in the bike, a bit less in the advertizing budget.

In this price range, all the manufacturers make good bikes, GT, Trek, Giant,
Specialized, Raleigh, Schwinn etc.  What is most important is finding a shop
that gives good service and will help you choose the bike that will work for
you and fit you properly.

jon isaacs

 
 
 

Quality of Raleigh Mountain Sport/Comp bikes--$600 mountain bike?

Post by Joe Malli » Mon, 03 Jul 2000 04:00:00

If what you are looking for is a price point bike IMHO Raleigh is the
way to go.  The frames are pretty decent. Usually Kinesis aluminum with
replaceable rear dropout.  The components are, as usual, Shimano mid
line components. This makes for a bike that is upgrade worthy if you
wish to go trail riding.  When my kids wanted their first "real" bike
it's been a Raleigh every time.  The last one that my 14 year old got
was an M50 with decent Alivo parts.  He loves it.  It was about 25 bucks
less than a similar spec'd Giant. My personal commute to work bike is an
older M800 with Rock Shock Mag 21's.  I swapped out the knobbies for a
pair of slick tires.  This makes for a bomb proof ride on my daily 12
mile commute to work.