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Old 07-09-05, 08:29 PM
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Raleigh Sport

Hi everybody, I'm in the hunt for a bicycle and I recently stumbled upon a store that had some brand new Raleigh Sports, are these decent bikes? I like the price of $350, seems much more reasonable than the $579 entry level price elsewhere, but is this Raleigh Sport the kind of bike that ya'll think in 2 years it'd already be time to get a new bike?

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Originally Posted by killahkosha
Hi everybody, I'm in the hunt for a bicycle and I recently stumbled upon a store that had some brand new Raleigh Sports, are these decent bikes? I like the price of $350, seems much more reasonable than the $579 entry level price elsewhere,
The frame is probably the worst thing about it. It's hi-ten steel. Not a high quality material for frame building.

... but is this Raleigh Sport the kind of bike that ya'll think in 2 years it'd already be time to get a new bike?
... or sooner!
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Well thanks, the other bike I was considering was very similar but had an aluminum frame instead, the Raleigh GrandSport, it was about $80 cheaper than the Trek 1000, Giant OCR3, and the LeMond Etape but it seemed to have the same components, I can't find much on the web about this bike, how do the four compare?
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check the 700 thread... go for at least Tiagra, and check house brands like Scattante... great set of bikes.
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Just FYI, the Sport weighs 30 pounds. (The Raleigh website says 25 pounds — the Raleigh websites lies!) It is a one very heavy bike, and in this price range, you'll probably get a good marginal weight decrease per marginal dollar increase. But then again, a heavier bike will just give you a better workout. It certainly works fine; I've had mine for six months and taken it on a couple century rides (with lots of hills, too). But I'm not the fastest rider around, either. If you try something like the Specialized Allez Sport, you'll notice an enormous difference in how the bikes feel, the Allez is much much nicer. So if you are on a budget, don't try these pricier bikes.
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