Raleigh 1999 M7000 Full Suspension Bike

4.21/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $869.99


Product Description

1999 Raleigh M7000, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Shimano STX-RC components, Answer Manitou Spyder, 3.1" travel fork


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gerardo navarro escobedo a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2014

Strengths:    cuadro indestructible, buen balance, buenos frenos

Weaknesses:    el desviador trasero es debil

Bottom Line:   
Para mi es una gran bicicleta, tiene un excelente cuadro que no le pide nada a las bicicletas mas caras, por la relacion precio-calidad es una de las mejoras opciones. Yo creo que lo mejor es conservar el cuadro y mejorar las piezas en lo posible. Tal vez me equivoque pero es una de las mejores bicicletas que han construido, a pesar de las criticas el paso del tiempo lo ha demostrado y seguira siendo una bicicleta clasica de coleccion en mi particular punto de vista.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by T KLINE a Weekend Warrior from CA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2011

Strengths:    No Failures!! Exellent quality components. Apparently properly engineered since I've had it for 12 years now & only replaced the tires & brake pads. I ride 3 to 4days a week on nothing but trails,,,canyons & mountains.

Weaknesses:    No real location to bolt on accesories ie; h2o bottles, air pump, etc.

Bottom Line:   
I've had several competitors versions of this bike that are "newer & better" technology and have always come back to this bike. It has terrific balance & handling for my physique ( 5-4 150lbs). Proper gear combinations for uphill & great balance for downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   Sycamore Canyon

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $570.00

Purchased At:   Bike Empire in Poway

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale, Diamondback XSL, Specialized Rock Hopper, Myata.

Bike Setup:   Purchased assembled but have maintained myself for 12 years.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by q-tipnoob a Weekend Warrior from Colorado Springs US

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2010

Strengths:    IT has a great full suspension, Rock shox, It has a really strong rear arm, frame is nearly indestructable, the bike farely light, shimano exponents, Not many problems with this bike. IT is affordable and easily upgradable, mine has old school scott handlebars on mine, and the bike is an amazing trail bike!!

Weaknesses:    It has a 5 hole sproket, not a great climbing bike ( however it has adjustable suspenesion which neutralizes some of the problem, but is not as fast as a hard tail. front rim is not very high quality, I had to replace mine soon after I bought it. Water bottle position is a pain with a large water bottle.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is worth the money all out by far with out a doubt, mine is yellow with red components and I love it too death. The bike if taken care of will last a very long time. It is a great entry level trail bike and handles down hill very well.Not a heavy bike, but also not the lightest. I ride mine everywhere I go, and it does great with almost everything I attempt. the front tire will probably have to be replaced before any hard core riding. I like the adjustable suspension rock shocks. year 2000 if You find this bike for a good price buy it you will not be sorry you did!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Cptn Jacks!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   pawn shop (fixer upe

Similar Products Used:   Diamond back response, Trek S 1.0

Bike Setup:   old school Scott handle bars, new rear casset 9 spd.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JimBeau a Weekend Warrior from Springfield, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2009

Strengths:    Strong frame that can handle abuse from all facets of riding. People love, including myself, the design of the frame.

Weaknesses:    Manitou Spyder Fork (weak)
Rock Shox Deluxe (noisey)
Derailleurs (skips)


Bottom Line:   
I bought it in 1999 and have been riding it on a regular basis. I love this bike. I had not made major upgrades until earlier this year and that does speak volumes for the original parts. They did stand the test of time with little maintenance. However, they are original parts. Why purchase a new bike when now they are thousands of dollars when you have this unique kick ass frame. Bottom line is, you will spend less money and be much happier by upgrading this frame with better parts than you will by buying a brand new bike that has what the manufacturer puts on the store bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Accotink Park & Loch Raven Reservoir

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   Have ridden a number of hard tails and FS Bikes over the years, owned or borrowed. This has allowed me to make a pretty good analysis.

Bike Setup:   Azonic saddle. Recently upgraded the entire suspension system to Rock Shox (Front = Tora 318. Rear = Monarch 4.2) and have loved it, what a major difference. Mavic rims were custom built by Prowheelbuilder.com. Also, will be adding DISC brakes by way of Bike Therapy (2btherapy.com) as the frame itself does not have the ability to attach DISC brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from MA and RI

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2005

Strengths:    Very Strong and reliable, cheap, I bought it as a used frame and built it up.

Weaknesses:    You must swivel the front derailleur out of the wat to tighten the pivot joint. Nondisc compatible.

Bottom Line:   
A very sturdy reliable trailbike which can handle alot of abuse.
Not for the new bike fanatic, but if you need a bike to really use, this is it.

The only problem is that it may last too long.

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Favorite Trail:   Arcadia RI, Foxboro MA

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Proflex 5000, Iron horse Stout, Haro, Diamondback,etc.

Bike Setup:   Judy 100mm travel fork, LX components, Brake arches over the vbrakes.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Snead a Cross Country Rider from Central, Oregon

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2005

Strengths:    Bulletproof - mostly. Comfy ride, inspires (too much) confidence - Bought used knowing it would need love - LBS replaced front fork with a similar vintage rebuilt Manitou dual crown for under $100 - so at $400 I have a solid XT equipped FS Bike. It can handle more than my Clydesdale bod and old-man skills can throw at it.

Weaknesses:    Both issues were rider induced - 4 foot drop with bad landing on pavement (front wheel) I blew the fork wide open. Sideswiped a rock and ripped the rear derailleur off - LBS fixed with a new dropout and cogs and back in action. Maybe when I have lots of money I can justify a fancy new bike (and I would like one someday) but for now this has been a good ride.

Bottom Line:   
There are finer rides out there, but for a 220 pound amateur, this is a good start and worth the $400 I have in it.

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Favorite Trail:   Three Creeks Loop

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Jamis, Stylin' Schwinn Varsity back in '81, wicked cool red tricycle at age 3

Bike Setup:   Rebuilt Dual Crown Fork, eggbeaters, otherwise stock and adequate for my fatself

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brandon a Downhiller from Indian River MI, USA

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2005

Strengths:    Umm good handelbars...thats bout it on this junker

Weaknesses:    Everything, the whole bike pratcially fell apart on me, Cracked the frame, busted the sprockets, blew the front fork

Bottom Line:   
Don't ever buy one of these... they fall apart, they can't take any abuse and the fork bottoms over everything (and i weigh 120lbs)

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that gets you moving fast

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Imperial Bike shop

Bike Setup:   Dumped it, got ride of it

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam a Weekend Warrior from Vienna,WV,USA

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2003

Strengths:    Tough, tough frame

Weaknesses:    only 4 inches rear travel

Bottom Line:   
This bike has stood the test of time. You could hit it with a truck and not hurt it. As you see, I have made a few upgrades since I bought it from Randall(my brother). And there are still a few in progress. I am going with LX hubs, and Sun Rhyno Lite rims, and soon will be adding Avid Arch rival brakes. With a stiff rear suspension setting, and my new 2002 bomber fork, 4 to 5 foot drops are no problem. I have taken it as much as six feet a time of too as well. If you get one of these frames.....keep it! My brother and then myself have beaten this thing senseless, and it just says, "That all you got?!" Great value for the price. This frame just won't die.

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Favorite Trail:   Mountwood Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   From Randall (reviewer above)

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Bomber xc w/ecc fork. Shimano deorre xt front/rear derailure.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike G a Cross Country Rider from Taunton, Mass, USA

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2002

Strengths:    Awesome looks, Strong frame, very good handling trail bike

Weaknesses:    Heavy rims, lots of bob when hammering, cheap front fork (Manitou Spyder R)

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. I bought it early 1999 and have been riding it at least twice a week. Was a little heavy when I first got it, but I upgraded(alot) It now weighs about 28.5#. I eliminated the Bob with the SID,when it is locked, it's almost a hardtail, and I weigh 275#. This summer I took it to Pedrosfest and did the Downhill run at Jiminey Peak. What A rush. Although this bike handled it well, it is not a downhill machine. I just put the Black Elite fork on this fall. I was thinking of getting a new bike, but with this setup I can't justify it. As long as the frame holds up I will be riding it. This bike is agreat choice for someone who doesn't mind upgrading as you go.

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Favorite Trail:   Franklin State Forest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Beauvais Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Sugar 2+, Diamondback x2, Specialized Ground Effect

Bike Setup:   Avid Arch Rival brakes, Mavic 517 w/XT hubs, LX crank, XT front& rear Deraillers, Manitou Black Elite Air fork Rockshox SID XC w/Lockout Performance Team saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by m dog a Downhiller from ashland oregon, u.s.a

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2002

Strengths:    good back suspention, could use alittle more

Weaknesses:    bad begining front fork. brock it within 60 days, and the gears skip really bad, lots of bruzed knees.

Bottom Line:   
great for a begining rider, nice ride and easy on the bum, wouldent recamend bying anything from alls cycles though!

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Favorite Trail:   time worp

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   alls cycles

Similar Products Used:   giant, warp

Bike Setup:   dh-2 on the front, 24inch rear wheel hayes disks, sun rims, and 3.0 tioga tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randall a Weekend Warrior from Parkersburg, WV, USA

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2001

Strengths:    Great value...quality full suspension ride for the price.
Sharp looking bike!
Super durable (i've beat on it pretty well).


Weaknesses:    Could stand a few component upgrades, but when considering the price, there aren't many weaknesses.

Bottom Line:   
Great bang for the buck! I have ridden this bike hard and it has taken the abuse with a smile. Could be a little lighter, but for the price, it is an outstanding package. If you are just getting into mountain biking, and price is a factor for you, this is a great place to start. A great bike at a great price.

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Favorite Trail:   Mountwood Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bob's Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Other Raleigh's, Schwinn Moab

Bike Setup:   LX components, Manitou Spyder forks, Rock Shox Deluxe rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff A a Weekend Warrior from Raleigh, North Carolina

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2001

Strengths:    Strong as an ox. Fork handles a lot of abuse without a lot of maintance required.

Weaknesses:    Rear derailer doesn't always work to good. The Rock Shox rear shock eats up a lot of energy no matter how tight.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this bike rocks. I have abused it constantly for two years and have never had a major problems. This bike is very versatile and a good buy for a serious rider who has to worry about cost. Don't buy this bike if you want high end componentry bike and a high zoot fork.

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Favorite Trail:   New Light, Scott's, Dunn Rd.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $530.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Logic

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh M-50

Bike Setup:   Stock except with clip on's, heavier brake pads and new rapid fire shifter.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by kurt diserio from wellsburg WV usa

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2000

Strengths:    The m7000 is great for trail riding. The handle bars are nice, so you don't have to worry about buying a better pair.
It comes with suspension that's good for most trails.


Weaknesses:    The chain and derailer have constant problems. It is not the best for jumping, and the tires don't grip too good.

Bottom Line:   
I would chose the m7000 if you don't plan on going hardcore with it. It tends to have problems shifting gears sometimes, but nothing that can't be fixed with simple tools. It's not a bad bike at all, but it could be better if you put money into getting better shocks and sprockets.

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Favorite Trail:   Seven Springs

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Summit bikes


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alex sandy a Downhiller from scranton, pa, usa

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2000

Strengths:    it's cheap,performs well,good looking

Weaknesses:    generic bars and stem and the shifters and levers could be better.

Bottom Line:   
it's a good bike for the money, the only problem I have with it is that the back rim is a little bent so the brakes are far away from the rim.

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Favorite Trail:   anything that goes down

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   this is my first full suspension bike.

Bike Setup:   stock except for a new fork,manitou x-vert t, and shorter stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff from Raleigh,NC

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2000

Strengths:    Price value. I looked at a lot of much higher priced bikes w/lesser quality components for a lot more money.

Weaknesses:    Brakes are a little cheap, but some heavier pads should do the trick. Clipless pedals are a needed upgrade for the serious rider.

Bottom Line:   
Great first full suspension bike to get into, especially for the price. It has just about all the components I need except the pedals. Great for climbing in the Carolina clay and sucking up the bumps.

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Favorite Trail:   Scott's, Goldston's, New Light

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Tested Specialized Rockhopper FSR.

Bike Setup:   Stock. Will add clipless pedals in the near future

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