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Old 02-25-07, 04:04 AM
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Beautiful Raleigh Sherwood SD-L MTB

I just have to share photos of this beautiful Raleigh Sherwood MTB. It's available only in Japan. I think I'm going to buy one.

Side view link here.

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Front view link here.

Hi-Res front view here.

The bike is listed for US$827 and has Shimano Deore LX components, a Rock Shox Dart 3 (with lockout), and Geax (Italian) tires.

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meh. I'd go with a hardrock disk over that one. It's nothing special.
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for 800 bucks you can do better than a rockshox dart. i would not get that bike for that price.
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Old 02-25-07, 08:39 PM
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What do you recommend?

Hello

Thank you for your input. Would you recommend a Trek 6500? It costs $1008 in Japan. Thus a few hundred more than the Raleigh. Any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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wow, a thousand us dollars for a trek 6500 sounds very steep. i certainly wouldn't pick one up for that price, no matter how much im enjoying mine. are bikes expensive in japan in general? cuz if they are, you might as well buy from a singaporean or american shop willing to ship to you. might turn out to be cheaper. whats the import duty on bikes/parts there? do the math, you might find alternative ways..
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Bike pricing in Japan

Hello again

I checked the Trek USA and Trek Japan websites. The prices for a Trek 6500 are not that different: Trek USA lists a 6500 at $930 and Trek Japan lists a Trek 6500 at $1016. Thus the Raleigh at $827 is looking more attractive.

Thanks for your interest.

BTW - some things in Japan are much cheaper. I have fiber optic 100Mb broadband Internet and telephone service for only $33 a month, my 3G cell phone costs only $8 a month with free calls any time to my immediate family, and my satellite service costs only $32 a month. Thus I can spend a little more on a bike : )
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We have a similar pricing problem in the UK. You reckon in $'s and we pay the same in 's. As the exchange rate is just under $2 to 1= You pay $2,000 for a bike- We pay 2,000---or $4,000. This is not only on bikes- Any anciliary will be the same. I recently looked at HID lamps that are exhorbitant prices in the UK. I went to a UK made twin 5wLED.

You do not realise how cheap your riding is in the US. The rest of us have to pay.

As to the original question about the Raleigh- It is not a bike I know- but then in the UK Raleigh have gone way down market. If the spec is good enough- I can assure you the frame will be.
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no kidding...I am thinking of replacing my Id with a new Moment...tagged in Canada at 6499.00 CAD, I can order a well built bike from the U.S. at 3299.00 USD (about 3800.00 CAD)

http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=1282


Ellsworth Moment All-Mountain Custom Bike

Price $3,295.00 (about 3900.00 CAD)

Frame Ellsworth Moment w/ choice of Fox DHX 5.0 Coil or Air Rear Shock. Annodized Black, Grey or Blue. 15,17,19in.

The MSRP for the frame only is 2300.00 USD...my LBS wants 3200.00 CAD

Jeez

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