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09 Rush Hour - 'kerin' bars, lugged fork, red accents

Old 09-01-08, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by supercub View Post
right now it's $590 retail (or something like that).
I think that is the 08 bike. The 09 just has the $$$$ thing that is $700 - $1,100 according to their site. The 08 was just $$$ and that is $400-$700

I mean itís a reynolds frame and all but you can get an IRO with a frame just that good or better for just over 700 or right under I have not priced them recently.

Bottom line I don't think that the 09 RH is worth $700+

my 2 cents
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Old 09-01-08, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LukeAndrews View Post
I think that is the 08 bike. The 09 just has the $$$$ thing that is $700 - $1,100 according to their site. The 08 was just $$$ and that is $400-$700

I mean itís a reynolds frame and all but you can get an IRO with a frame just that good or better for just over 700 or right under I have not priced them recently.

Bottom line I don't think that the 09 RH is worth $700+

my 2 cents
Supposedly with the increased demand for bikes and other global factors affecting supply of materials all bikes are going to be more expensive in the coming year. This is what I've heard, and I admit to not having a completely solid grasp on the info underlying this statement, but I've been hearing it alot.

Take that as you may, this bike seems to be falling into that trend as well
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Old 09-01-08, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by LukeAndrews View Post
I think that is the 08 bike. The 09 just has the $$$$ thing that is $700 - $1,100 according to their site. The 08 was just $$$ and that is $400-$700

I mean itís a reynolds frame and all but you can get an IRO with a frame just that good or better for just over 700 or right under I have not priced them recently.

Bottom line I don't think that the 09 RH is worth $700+

my 2 cents
yeah, I was referring to the 08. The price question was about the 08, not the 09.
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Old 09-01-08, 08:15 PM
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i dig it
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Old 09-01-08, 09:10 PM
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IMHO, the 09 looks pretty bad-ass. The price might just be bad, however.
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its pretty nice, it basically what I want but that price i could build a TT frame to my specs and for less. oh well.
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Old 09-01-08, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by supercub View Post
right now it's $590 retail (or something like that).
Yes, for the 08s. I purchased my 08 for less than $500, though. Deals can be found or made on the 08, especially now that the 09s are about to come out.
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Old 09-03-08, 11:13 PM
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i'd rather get the 09 One Way. now that is a good looking bike.
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Old 09-03-08, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by omgmarclol View Post
i'd rather get the 09 One Way. now that is a good looking bike.
Agreed. Much better looking.

Sucks that I had to spend an extra $200 to make the 08 look a little more tolerable (to me):

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Old 09-03-08, 11:46 PM
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I have an 07 Rush Hour, and it's a really great bike. It more or less looks like the new one (Soma 456 bars, and one cross lever), so had they gone this direction sooner, I could've saved some money.

The new Clubman though...HAWT.
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Old 09-04-08, 12:07 AM
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I wouldn't be so sad Powerband, your Rush Hour still looks pretty sweet, better than the '09 (and for less too it sounds like).
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so the 08 is ugly now?
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Originally Posted by supercub View Post
so the 08 is ugly now?
Who said that?
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Old 09-04-08, 07:06 AM
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haha their website actually says "kerin"
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Old 09-04-08, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by powerband View Post
Agreed. Much better looking.

Sucks that I had to spend an extra $200 to make the 08 look a little more tolerable (to me):

That picture is the reason I want an '08. I had seen it posted here before and I was like wow. Thatís amazing.
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Old 10-07-08, 08:24 AM
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Hey there, has anybody seen the 09" in shops or online yet?
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Old 10-07-08, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by sneaky viking View Post
One 'cross lever says: 'I ride responsibly with a brake for emergencies'

2 'cross levers says: 'DERRR, I got drop bars on my bike, but I never uses 'em. I like my hands at the top.'
not necessarily, you want to keep your weight back when braking, and when i had a cross lever on the top of my track bars i would use it if i was on top, otherwise just backpedal when in the drops. if i really needed to slow down id pop up top, which was better for braking anyway
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Old 11-14-08, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by antsiou View Post
Hey there, has anybody seen the 09" in shops or online yet?
Also wondering if anyone has seen it pop up at their LBS recently...

If anyone has one, please post pics!
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Old 11-14-08, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by zip22 View Post
Has there been a thread about the 2009 Rush Hour? I like the new fork, but I'm not sure about the red accents or the bars. I think the 08 with the 09 fork would have been a really classy entry, but it looks like they are moving in a different direction.



http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/rush-hour/
ok fine, whatev I say to this bike. Good bike in many ways.
Overall my beef is:
red hubs = silly
head tube angle is to shallow
too much fork rake

or at least that geometry is ill suited to a bike
with psuedo track drops. if you want chill
angles for long rides/rough pavement then
put a rando bar on it and some cane creek
levers with gum hoods and loose the silly
tarck look.

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Old 11-14-08, 03:24 PM
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Really really ugly. No offense to anyone who likes it, or anything like that, but that thing is HEINOUS.
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Old 11-14-08, 09:03 PM
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I just talked to LBS in NoHo,CA yesterday. I was told they should have the bike in a few weeks. I was also told that it was expected to be priced between $700-$749... not much news I didn't ask how much they priced the '08 model though, doh!
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what black thing? Am I missing it?
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does he mean the presta valve? Cus that's a pretty important piece of equipment IMHO.
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Old 11-16-08, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho View Post
Supposedly with the increased demand for bikes and other global factors affecting supply of materials all bikes are going to be more expensive in the coming year. This is what I've heard, and I admit to not having a completely solid grasp on the info underlying this statement, but I've been hearing it alot.

Take that as you may, this bike seems to be falling into that trend as well
Your hearing right.

With the high demand for the materials the prices have gone up globaly, in the bmx world the new 09 completes that last year were 350 now go for at least 410. Thats about a 15-17% mark up. And thats the low end of stuff.
 

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