Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
Reload this Page >

Oh god why!? Raleigh RX 2012....

Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Oh god why!? Raleigh RX 2012....

Old 10-15-11, 01:40 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 99
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oh god why!? Raleigh RX 2012....

I went online searching for bicycle to increase the amount of candidates I have for buying a Cyclocross bike. And I found Raleigh RX 2012. Its design was totally my type, and although it's Shimano Sora parts, I think I'm pretty fine with it. I could upgrade the whole thing if I want to in distant future.

Unfortunately, it's not sold in Japan!!!!!(I live in Japan) Oh god why!? I went to REI.com to see if I could buy it online, but due to their agreement with Raleigh, they cannot ship their bikes to home. (They only ship to local REI stores) I live in Japan and how can I get it? That's tough.

Does anyone have suggestion? Or should I just forget it that life is unfair?

Also, I want to know whether Raleigh RX 2012 have eyelets or not for racks...hard to tell from the picture.

EDIT: Sorry is this in the wrong section?

EDIT2: Nevermind about eyelets. I found them in larger picture.

Last edited by IFLUX23; 10-15-11 at 02:12 PM.
IFLUX23 is offline  
Old 10-15-11, 04:53 PM
Senior Member
IcySmooth52's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 1,620
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Why was the Raleigh so special?
IcySmooth52 is offline  
Old 10-15-11, 09:42 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 99
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by IcySmooth52
Why was the Raleigh so special?
I do not really understand the point of the question, but it was within my budget range; it wasn't ridiculously pricey.
Considering I live in Japan, $1099 is Around 84500 yen under current currency rate. But bicycle of those spec usually cost around 95000yen to 105000yen over here in Japan.
And also because I have never bought a sport bicycle yet. I don't need Ultegra or 105 parts as a newbie, perhaps I don't need Tiagra neither. Sora is good enough (according to other guy on this forum). It also had eyelet for racks. That's important because I also wanted to use the bicycle for touring.

However, what caught me the most was the fact that there were two brakes. Obviously, there are always brakes on the shifter part, but it also had brakes on the flat bar part of the drop handle. Since I haven't really used drop handle before (only flat bar), it's a great tool to get used to unlike most of the other drop handle bicycle that only has brakes that are perpendicular to the ground.

And I personally liked the design. Some people like the "classical looking" ones from the older design of Raleigh, but I like more of those bikes that looks like Specialized. This one really caught my heart.
IFLUX23 is offline  
Old 10-16-11, 08:25 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I just got a Kona Jake... same price range - better components... LOVE IT... I'll bet they have them in Japan
Javaslinger is offline  
Old 10-16-11, 10:05 AM
Mud, Gore & Guts
eddubal's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bloomfield, NJ
Posts: 497

Bikes: 2012 Van Dessel Gin & Trombones; 2011 Masi Speciale SSCX; '87 Peugeot Cannonball Express

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
If the part that caught your eye most was the cross levers (the "second set of brakes"), then you could get just about any cyclocross bike and have them put on. They're $25US or up for the levers plus whatever it takes to install them. If you can do that, labor costs don't matter. If you can't, your LBS shouldn't charge too much to put them on. It's only a matter of cutting the cable housing and readjusting your brakes.

Choose an available bike that you like the looks of and feels good to ride. Add the cross levers and I'm sure you'll be very happy with whatever you end up with.

Moneywise, the Raleigh would probably cost about the same as any other bike available to you if it was imported into Japan. Tariffs have a way of doing that. Ordering it from another country will insure that it costs the same, if not more than locally available bikes. Unless you want it for the status or want to visit another country to pick it up personally, go for a locally available one.
eddubal is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Classic & Vintage
06-05-17 02:05 PM
Hybrid Bicycles
08-21-15 12:10 PM
General Cycling Discussion
12-13-13 11:00 AM
01-15-13 10:18 AM
Classic & Vintage
02-09-10 10:46 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.