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Anyone riding a Raleigh Stuntman?

Old 11-18-16, 09:19 AM
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Anyone riding a Raleigh Stuntman?

I've been looking around for more of a blend of MTB/Road and stumbled upon one of these for a good price. Anyone have any experience riding this bike?

https://www.raleighusa.com/stuntman

I'm thinking it would be good for our more mountainous gravel events and routes in North Georgia and probably about the closest thing to a MTB you can get without putting drop bars on an MTB.
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I haven't ridden the Stuntman, but I have a steel Monster Cross bike with 700x45 tires. I've also ridden the Salsa Cutthroat. Bigger tires have pluses and minuses.

I expect the Stuntman will be moderately fast on hilly events with plenty of deep gravel. It won't keep pace with lighter bikes with lightweight 700x3X tires on flatter routes and firmer surfaces.

There are some very fast 700x50 tires the offer enormous float and traction on softer gravel roads. The bike will really perform well in those conditions. It will climb and descend very well in low traction surfaces. I have two strava segment that I use to compare the performance of multiple bikes on gravel. One segment is a steep 15% climb, the gravel is moderately firm. My 700x45 (WTB Riddler) monstercross bike is just as fast as my carbon cx bike with Clement 700x35 USH tires while climbing. The monstercross bike is 5 lb heavier, but the big-tire traction puts more power down without any needed finesse. Another segment is flat and firm gravel sprint and the carbon cx is about 1mph faster. Fast decents on soft gravel are safer and faster on the monstercross bike, I can pull away from everyone on descents with minimal concern about stability and braking traction is far more predictable than the cx bike.
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Originally Posted by Spoonrobot
I've been looking around for more of a blend of MTB/Road and stumbled upon one of these for a good price. Anyone have any experience riding this bike?

https://www.raleighusa.com/stuntman

I'm thinking it would be good for our more mountainous gravel events and routes in North Georgia and probably about the closest thing to a MTB you can get without putting drop bars on an MTB.
Well, I just got mine yesterday. They just came off the boat so this is probably one of the first reviews you will see. I put my first real ride on it today commuting to work so all i can tell you at this point is how it rides on pavement. The ride took me less than a minute longer than the exact same ride on my roadbike 2 weeks ago, and without the bumpy ride. And that is with a tubeless setup @ 30psi. I think Barrett is spot on with his assessment but I am really kind of shocked that my commute only took "seconds" longer and not minutes. Im very excited to get it out on the gravel soon!
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They look like they would be a blast on a multi surface ride!
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Originally Posted by Spoonrobot
I've been looking around for more of a blend of MTB/Road and stumbled upon one of these for a good price. Anyone have any experience riding this bike?

https://www.raleighusa.com/stuntman

I'm thinking it would be good for our more mountainous gravel events and routes in North Georgia and probably about the closest thing to a MTB you can get without putting drop bars on an MTB.
Good looking bike.
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Looks like a fun bike for the rougher stuff. Curious about the alloy fork, though. I think I'd want to also look at a Salsa Fargo if I was considering this bike.
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Sidenote: you can get the Stuntman for $1,500 (and any other Raleigh bike for a big discount) right now using the Raleigh corporate code. Do a Google search and you'll find it.
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Does that apply to bikes that are on sale as well? I'm eyeing the 2016 willards on clearance.
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Originally Posted by Sullalto
Does that apply to bikes that are on sale as well? I'm eyeing the 2016 willards on clearance.
No idea, check it out:
corp.raleighusa.com
Code: RALEIGH4U

Register and the deals pop up. Lots of people here have been using it, amazing deals. Too bad I don't need a bike right now, Raleigh makes some cool stuff.
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Yeah, I found it. It does apply to clearance bikes. I just ordered a 2016 willard 2. Super excited!
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