Raleigh road bikes - are they pants?!!!!!

blackhands Posts: 950
edited September 2007 in Road beginners
Stanley222 wrote:

Saw this bargain but a few of you reckon Raleigh are pants - are they cos this is a good price surely!?!


Ta :wink:

No thats quite a good price for a reasonable bike - but its in two very small sizes.


  • rrsodl
    rrsodl Posts: 486
    Stanley222 wrote:

    you reckon Raleigh are pants :

    Hey, I'm a proud owner of a 16 years old Rareligh Vitesse bike :twisted:

    ..... but what do I know about bikes eh :lol:

  • nickcuk
    nickcuk Posts: 275
    I've replaced the 28 spoke wheels with 36 spoke versions on a Raleigh MTrax - the original one didn't take knocks too well at speed.
  • acorn_user
    acorn_user Posts: 1,137
    It is cheap, but so are many other bikes in that sale, like the GT's. Buy the one that fits :)

    Raleigh road bikes are not pants. If Raleighs are pants, then budget Treks and Specialized bikes, which use most of the same parts and bits, are probably pants too. I mean, it's not like you are buying an Apollo or Hawk!
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  • Nicole Cooke rides Raleigh.
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  • solocp
    solocp Posts: 285
    If you're not bothered about decals I picked up aClaude Butler with ( speed Campag Xenon, carbon forks and carbon rear triangle for £540 last year. The seat tube could have been reamed out better but it is fast and fairly comfortable. But, given my time again I'd have gone up in spec and bought something a little more bling.
  • acorn_user
    acorn_user Posts: 1,137
    Sounds like a Claud Butler Vicenza. I think that model now sports Tiagra :(

    I considered one before deciding to build my own (with a lot of help!)
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