Raleigh Ram 2.0 XC Full Suspension

4/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $680.00


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wozo911 a Racer from Albury

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2009

Strengths:    everything!!

Weaknesses:    I've taken it off a moto-x jump and it snapped the rear of the frame, but that's it, I've completely thrashed this bike to every inch of its life, and it STILL LIVES ON!!!

Bottom Line:   
Its like a STP with a rear shock, but it can still be a great XC/Trail bike, overall: its a awesome bike that kicks all others!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $880.00

Purchased At:   the full cycle albur

Similar Products Used:   NOTHING LIKE IT!

Bike Setup:   Specialized gooseneak, fox float RC rear shock, stock Rock Shox judy, specialized wideboy handlebars, Maxxis Larson TT's Front and rear, Shimano Deore XT Front and rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt a Downhiller from fresno,ca,usa

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2008

Strengths:    everything!!!

Weaknesses:    the brakes sometimes get weak but they're still great.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is the greatest 5-inch travel bike that there is today. i love this bike so much, i've had some bad crashes on it but it's saved me a few times from very ugly crashes.
i recommend this bike to everybody this bike rocks so much.

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Favorite Trail:   007

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1850.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   there's not like this bike.

Bike Setup:   Rockshox Revelation 426,fox vanilla r shock, bontrager upgrade line and much more upgrades to the bikes components.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by klaus laage a Weekend Warrior from Santiago

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2006

Strengths:    NOT SO HEAVY FOR A FULL SUSP.

Weaknesses:    BACK BOTTOM SWING ARMS, SO WEAK I HAVE BROKE THEM TWICE IN THE SAME PART.
REAR SHOCK IS BASIC, BUT STILL WORKING,


Bottom Line:   
MAY BE RALEIGH MAKE RIGHT CHANGING THIS FRAME TO THE PHASE MODEL.

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Favorite Trail:   Work

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   BELDA

Similar Products Used:   CrLi BIANCHI 3000 DSX, OXFORD MOONSTONE.

Bike Setup:   STANDARD EXCEPT BY THE OVERSIZED TEE AND HANDLEBAR,
sHIMANO BRAKE LEVERS,

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Lee Stephenson a Cross Country Rider from Mesa

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2005

Strengths:    The bike balances great and is fun to ride on the trails. The bike is a little heavy but still responds nicely when pushed.

Weaknesses:    I have owned this bike for one year and have broken the frame twice. i am mainly a cross-country rider not hitting anything too big and I have still snapped the frame twice in the same spot. If you are a serious rider I would look for a more durable bike that doesn't carry this name.

Bottom Line:   
Look somewhere else for a more durable bike that can be pushed to the limits.

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Favorite Trail:   Hawes Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Indiana

Similar Products Used:   Ironhorse, Motobecane

Bike Setup:   Stock with a few wheel upgrades

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony Shifflett a Cross Country Rider from Saginaw,Tx,USA

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2004

Strengths:    Full Deore drivetrain. Mechinical Disc Brakes. Looks sweet. WTB tires and saddle. Kind of on the heavy side, but is a decent trail bike.The frame is built like a tank, with some upgrades it could take on some serious terrain.

Weaknesses:    Pedals, Rock Shox Judy Fork seems ago so far, no real problems yet, though I would not dive off nothing to big. Rear shock could be better, bottoms out sometimes if you hit something hard at speed.

Bottom Line:   
I looked at other FS bikes. For the same component set up I would have spent hundreds more. All my friends can't believe how good the bike looks and performs for what I paid for it. With a few upgrades to help out the suspension this bike will be great. If you want a good bike at a great price by one of these. If you need to be seen on a bike for the name on the down tube go elsewhere. If not buy a Raleigh
and use the money you save and buy another bike or upgrades.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere there is dirt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Center of Fort Worth

Similar Products Used:   Trek and Specialized. The same component set up costs hundreds more.

Bike Setup:   Deore drivetrain. Easton EA50 seatpost, stem, and handlebar. Shimano clipless pedals. Pro Drip locking grips. WTB tires and saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul K a Cross Country Rider from Erie, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2004

Strengths:    Full suspension with reasonable price. Shimano Deore front/rear derailleurs and shift levers. Cane Creek Headset. Front/rear mechanical disc brakes. Strong frame. Good geometry. Good seatpost, handle bar, and good tires and wheel sets, etc.

Weaknesses:    So-so quality bottom bracket, fork (Rockshox Judy TT - bottom line), and Pedal. However, think the price ($679.99). All these are easily upgradable. I have NO complaint.

Bottom Line:   
Raleigh is the history of the bicycle. This is the first full suspension mountain bike for me. It's somewhat heavier than the hard tails of mine, but I will be get used easily and very soon. This 2004 RAM 2.0 is perfect for cross country riders. The frame is strong and its geometry is excellent. No bobbing when pedaling but react well from the shocks on road. I love it.

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Favorite Trail:   Kenosha Farm

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $680.00

Purchased At:   Boulder, CO

Similar Products Used:   One of 2001 Ironhorse hard tails. 2002 Specilized Hardrock Comp.

Bike Setup:   * Frame: 6061 Atomic 13 Aluminum RAM w/ Coil Rear Shock
* Fork: RockShox Judy TT, 100mm Travel
* Headset: Cane Creek
* Crankset: Shimano M440 22/32/44t
* Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
* Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
* Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
* Shift Levers: Shimano Deore
* Cog Set: Shimano Cassette 11/32t 9spd
* Chain: SRAM PC-49
* Hubset: Alloy Disc
* Spokes: 14g Stainless Steel
* Rims: Alex DM-18 Double Wall 32h
* Tires: WTB Motoraptor 2.4
* Brakes: Tektro IO Mech Disc
* Brake Levers: Tektro Alloy Adjustable
* Pedals: ATB Mtn Platform
* Handlebar: Alloy 30mm Rise
* Grips: WTB Grip
* Stem: Alloy OS Threadless 15¡Æ 4-Bolt
* Seatpost: Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2 x 350mm
* Saddle: WTB Speed V.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from mishawaka, indiana, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2004

Strengths:    great starter bike. good breaks. light weight

Weaknesses:    rear travel

Bottom Line:   
great deal for the price. no problems but a tire blow out the first night i took it out and hit a jump. put a dh tube in and no real problems.love the bike but need more travel for jumping. as a bike for trails and light urban assult it rocks. I ma looking for another attack bike for the city but plan to keep this bike for the trails.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $680.00

Purchased At:   house of bikes

Similar Products Used:   diamondback coil x

Bike Setup:   added manitou vari fork and crane creek cloud nine air shock

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