General Cycling Discussion - What Raleigh did I test ride?
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10-13-12, 06:49 PM
I test road a Raleigh road bike at the LBS today. I liked it but I can't figure out what model it is looking at the web site.
It was a black bike with orange and white pinstripes. It said "sport" on the seat post.
Aluminum frame and fork. Shimano shifter. 8 speed cassette. Triple chain ring.
Could be a couple years old. I also road a brand new 2011 Allez.
It was marked down to $500 if that helps.
10-13-12, 07:23 PM
I think I found it. Aparently Raleigh did make a Sport up until 2010.
10-13-12, 08:32 PM
10-13-12, 09:58 PM
Which bike did you like the most?
10-14-12, 07:18 PM
The Allez was lighter and smoother with it's carbon fork. LBS owner kept saying that made it "better".
But I hate the paint. BRIGHT RED and white.
The Raleigh looks much nicer to me and it's steel fork will be easier to mount a rack and fender on.
It is also $100 less. I am thinking it is the one.
They also have a Redline metro that looked perfect but it felt cramped. It was hard to overlook the dragging brakes and ticking chain also.
10-14-12, 08:18 PM
I have a soft spot for the Raleigh, because as a kid I had a Chopper and a Medale which I went everywhere on.Don't know much about the ones are out now.
I have an Gary Fisher Monano which I pull a trailer with the kids in, I love it, it is my first bike since the Medale many decades ago. I looking to put fenders and a rack on it later.
thanks for the reply and good luck with your new bike. I be interested to know what you get.
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