Raleigh 2000 M30 Hardtail Bike

4.25/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $270.00


Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, SR M6200, 2.0" travel fork


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patricia a Weekend Warrior from Ann Arbor, MI

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002

Strengths:    Pretty bike, shifts easily

Weaknesses:    Too heavy

Bottom Line:   
I got this bike almost new and am comparing it to a bit higher end bikes that I own. Since I am female and small, I have trouble getting a good fitting bike that performs well. For the price, this was a great choice. However the steel frame is a bit too heavy for me. The brakes are real smooth and the bike generally shifts well, but the shifting does tend to stick. However, the bike handles real well and is very responsive. Since this bike is a bit heavy for me, I have been using it to beef up my muscles. I would not take this on a long trail run, I would stick to an aluminum frame (lighter) bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Gallup

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   slightly used/friend

Similar Products Used:   Giant Yukon


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jack a Cross Country Rider from N.Y.

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2002

Strengths:    lightweight, rigid, and comfortable

Weaknesses:    Headset got loose, Went back to Twin and had Young tighten it, it got loose again, I tightened it and Its been fine since.

Bottom Line:   
This is a fine all around bike, very reliable,and comfortable, took it to Acadia National Park in Maine September 2001, did 20 miles a day, got very dirty, rinsed it off with a hose, oiled the chain, perfect!

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Awosting carriage trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Twin Cycle, Metropolitan Ave

Bike Setup:   I added a bike lock,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Pa

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2001

Strengths:    Everything.... every thing about this bike is perfect. The best bike I have ever owned. With the ultra big first gear you could climb anything. But yet the gearing is perfect not to fast not to slow.

Weaknesses:    There is nothing about this bike that is bad it has a comfortable set and a smooth ride.

Bottom Line:   
The best buy for its price. You could not give me any other bike!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $290.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Clint a Weekend Warrior from Clemson, USA

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2001

Strengths:    PRICE! Good Strong Frame, Nice Seat and Grips, Decents Shocks and Deraullers

Weaknesses:    Doesnt Always Shift Smootly, Low-End Shocks

Bottom Line:   
Sweet Bike....great entry level bike...

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Favorite Trail:   Isaqueena

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Trails End

Similar Products Used:   a stiff mtb

Bike Setup:   needs some toe clips and maybe bar ends

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Cressey a Weekend Warrior from West Baldwin

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2001

Strengths:    Rugged Steel Frame, Megarange gearing with 42 tooth up front,Ripper yellow color, rapid fire shifter, gel grips and most of all VALUE....(mine is a 2001)

Weaknesses:    Low end front shock, but what do you want for under $300?

Bottom Line:   
In a sport that is dominated by expensive mountain bikes, the Raleigh M30 gives someone who dont have thousands to spend on a mountain bike a chance to test the water.I get so frustrated with magazines.They wont even acknowledge a bike unless it costs at least $800.They forget that the future of the sport may rely on the newbies that are shopping for the cheap starter bikes right now.Enough of my ranting, onto the M30.A very nice bike for the money.Nice solid frame.Much lighter then Department store bikes for not much more money.A Decent Shimano package for the price.I bought a pair of these bikes for me and my wife.We have rode them a few hundred miles and love them.Sure we will upgrade down the road to something nicer, but for an entry level bike you cant go wrong with the M30.

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Favorite Trail:   Barker pond trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Mart Mongooses

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Elfwiard a Weekend Warrior from Chehalis WA

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2001

Strengths:    Price! Good bike for road, and some offroad on gravel roads.

Weaknesses:    SIS components

Bottom Line:   
Cant get a better bike for less funds! Was actually going to get the M50 but it didnt fit me as well, the handlebars wouldnt rise up. This bike is great for what I do with it which is GET IN SHAPE!

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Favorite Trail:   Logging roads, street

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $229.00

Purchased At:   Bikestand

Similar Products Used:   Performance X205 cross bike, Mongoose I took back to walmart that was 179.00 it SUCKED

Bike Setup:   Profile bar ends, Cycle computer, Gel seat

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Nelson a Weekend Warrior from Radford, Virginia

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2001

Strengths:    Get a lot of bike for minimal funds, strong frame, decent brakes, grippy tires. Good first bike to learn how to screw up on.

Weaknesses:    It didn't take long to blow the junk SR fork, and bend the back rim. Shifts too hard and loud, bad derailleurs (what do you expect for the $$$) Cost more to replace the parts than to replace the bike!

Bottom Line:   
The ideal bike for the college student without the big money to still rip it up on the hard mountain trails and not cry when their $2000 bike is in pieces. Made in the US.

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Favorite Trail:   Beauty

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Bike Line

Similar Products Used:   rode BMX prior

Bike Setup:   added bar ends (big diffrence),& computer.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darin a Weekend Warrior from Sunny San Diego

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2000

Strengths:    Frame strength, price! Tires and braking. Seat comfort.

Weaknesses:    Front Shocks, I realize this is an entry level bike but shocks are a below entry level product! Shifters stick once an awhile.

Bottom Line:   
Overall I was truely impressed with this bike. Pound for pound and for the price this bike outperformed the other two I tried. You can get along with the front suspension as long as you know your limitations. I would recommend this bike to anyone who is just starting to mountain bike. It stood up to the challenge of some of the harshest of trails.....Good job Raliegh

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Favorite Trail:   Big laguna/Noble

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Haro

Bike Setup:   Stock from the box

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joey Bahr a Weekend Warrior from Manhattan, Kansas

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2000

Strengths:    Good all around bike for the price

Weaknesses:    could use some bar ends as stock

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. I haven't done that much trail riding on it yet because I am still trying to get my self in enough shape to takle some of the locals trails. The riding I have done on it has been a dream. Great ride. I have had some problems with shifting but they should be taken care of when I get back from the shop. If you are looking for a good bike to get you around and to do some trail riding for not that much money, look no farther than the M30.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Hyde a Weekend Warrior from Columbia, MO, USA

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2000

Strengths:    Great entry price for new MBR's. Brakes are very responsive.

Weaknesses:    Needed several adjustments out of the box (bought on-line via auction), no bar ends. Didn't like the grips-not squishy (technical term)

Bottom Line:   
Being new to mountain biking, the Raleigh M30 has really impressed me. It is the first suspension bike I have ever owned, and is a joy to ride. After a little tweaking of the derailleur, the shifting became smooth (Thanks, Dan). Can bottom the fork out with some effort (190 lbs.)

If you want a great entry level bike, this is it!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rogger a Downhiller from New York State

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2000

Strengths:    Just about every thing...

Weaknesses:    NO End bars,chain,Grip shifting hard at some times...

Bottom Line:   
Highly recomend this bike... Very resonsive breaks and tires... suspension very good... might wana suspension seat post or better seat..

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Favorite Trail:   Death Trap

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Pacific Rock Stomper

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TODD D a Weekend Warrior from CANYON COUNTRY CA

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2000

Strengths:    SOILD LITE STEEL

Weaknesses:    BAR ENDS WOULD HELP

Bottom Line:   
FOR THE PRICE ,THE M30 GIVES YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO GET WERE YOU WANT ,ENEY ONE WHO THINKS YOU MUST FORK OUT 1000. BUCKS FOR A NICE MTB ,PICK UP A M30 JUST FOR FUN AND TRUST ME THE PRICE WILL LEAVE YOU SMILING.

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Favorite Trail:   BIG CRAZY

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   MONGOOSE DX 10.9

Bike Setup:   SHIMANO

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