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Old 05-02-05, 10:10 PM   #1
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Raleigh Max Ogre

Hi All,

Is the Max Ogre a good bike, or is it a piece of cr*p? I'm just considering buying one second hand for a spot of fun biking and commuting.


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Yep, this range is excellent for general usage (at least for what you described). It's notoriously one the heaviest mtb's produced by Raleigh, the components are mid range shimano / okay quality stuff on entry level models. My own features older tech, like sti thumb shifters and (my personal braking type preference)- cantilever with aztec pads. 20 gears, very easy for he layman, intermediate or enthusiast to maintain. This thing has a beast of a steel frame with ridiculous unnecessary proportions. I wouldn’t recommend considering it for all-terrain...very impractical. It is however a excellent comfortable touring bike which is very tough. Okay if you're not a cycle snob.

My own has got me to work for 7 years but for leisure, I prefer something alloy & lighter. I tried sliming my ogre down / adding lighter components but this thing's still too damn heavy for anything other than road usage. Pic for any interest >>

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Ogre is a good name for a mountain bike!

Congratulations to the marketing department .

I hope that their track bike is named "Elf"
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