Raleigh 1999 M40 Rigid Bike

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $319.99


Product Description

1999 Raleigh M40, mountain bike, non-suspension, Shimano Alivio components, Raleigh fork


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Heemsoth a Weekend Warrior from Sound Beach, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2000

Strengths:    Nice strong, lightweight frame.

Weaknesses:    Bottom of the line, cranks, pedals, deraiulers. {I took the bike mountain biking a few times and i, smashed the rear deraiuler, bent the cranks and cracked the pedals}

Bottom Line:   
When the bike is stock, its great for paved trail riding and some beginner Mountain biking trails. When you upgrade the bike, like I did, you have the perfect bike for the weekend warrior. I reccomend this bike to the beginning mountain biker, since the lightweight frame can be updated as you become a more advanced rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Point RCA and Nickerson State Park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Carl Hart Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M-40 frame w/
Manitou Spyder Front Suspension
Shimano Deore LX Deraiuler
Shimano Acera Cranks{soon to be upgraded}
Trek System-1 pedals
Nashba Suspension Seatpost2

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Claude a Weekend Warrior from Cambridge, MA

Date Reviewed: November 20, 1999

Strengths:    
lightness, responsivness, quality of equipment


Weaknesses:    
Brakes could be a higher quality and saddle is surprising.


Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money. If you're looking for an affordable aluminum frame coming with a good entry level equipment, you should test this bike before to buy antything else ... and regret later ! So far, I've not been disapointed by this bike.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Trek 800 & 820 (AL)
Schwinn Mesa
Mongoose SX 4.3
Specialized Hardrock
Fuji Sunfire
Peugeot Greystone



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: July 21, 1999

Strengths:    
Aluminium Frame, light for entry level MTB. Better components than other bikes in this class


Weaknesses:    
None.


Bottom Line:   
Raliegh is producing bikes of much better than average quality and value. I bought this bike for my son. Other bikes in this price range are hi-ten steel or heavy Cro-Mo, often with generic Shimano SIS department store components, or noname stamped steel dreck mixed in with a few Alvio compnents. Everything on the Raleigh is solid (entry-level) brand name stuff, and you get an ALUMINIUM Frame that feels light and responsive. I bought this locally for $229.00!! An incredible value.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Trek 800, various by GT, Mongoose, KHS, Specialized



Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Clay Angelly a Weekend Warrior from Indianapolis, IN

Date Reviewed: June 26, 1999

Bottom Line:   
My recent purchase of the Raleigh M40 is my first step in getting back into mountain biking more seriously. I have been very impressed with the overall quality and craftsmanship with this bike. It is definitely a great value at under $300. The tires prove to be excellent for riding on pavement with their semi-centered stud pattern in addition to handling the rough stuff with ease.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Douglas a Weekend Warrior from Landowne, PA

Date Reviewed: April 21, 1999

Strengths:    
Price


Bottom Line:   
A great entry-level bike (which is what I was looking for). For the small $300 dollar price tag, it is a better value than others in the same price category. Bought one for my wife also and she also loves the bike. If you are an entry-level biker, not looking for all the features and price of the high-end bikes, the Raleigh M40, gets my endorsement.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


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