Raceline Extreme Expert 2002 Full Suspension

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 13.8kg


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jason a Weekend Warrior from vic

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2003

Strengths:    good gears, and looks good. Hydraulic Disc brakes are awesome.

Weaknesses:    raceline. seemed to be smooth and handle pretty well, until on 3rd ride went to put back in car and frame was bent between suspension and seat post. Of course raceline told me it was rider error, figure that one out, they did offer me a cheaper frame?. so would have to say weakness of frame.

Bottom Line:   
great bike if you dont mind replacing frame every month. buy something stronger

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Favorite Trail:   coopers creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   traralgon

Similar Products Used:   k2 animal. seemed heaps better as i didnt bend it at least. Raceline did pedal heaps better and less bob.

Bike Setup:   changed pedals to shimano dx

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ian a Cross Country Rider from Unley South Australia

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2002

Strengths:    Frame set up ,weight, running gear all XT, value for money

Weaknesses:    rear shock, skinny tyres(but light for X country)

Bottom Line:   
As good as it's equivalent in Specialised and for half the price. Shockers need upgrade from factory shock if doing any downhill work.
Sweet to ride with a very light front end

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   bicycle express

Similar Products Used:   Specialised, Parkpre, Diamond back

Bike Setup:   Changed to U-turn Psylo's on front otherwise factory settings, O2 rear gas shock with rebound and compression adjustment. Shimano discs give unreal control and modulation with no problems

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Barton a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2002

Strengths:    Rugged frame, XT/LX Componentry, Fox Float RL rear shock

Weaknesses:    Judy XC front suspension. It could do with a better fork to match the rest of the product.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent quality. A great ride. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking in the dual suspension market.

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Favorite Trail:   Oaks Single Track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1570.00

Purchased At:   Bike Addiction, Fairlight, Australia

Similar Products Used:   None. I do own a Norco Hardtail

Bike Setup:   Std. except added Shimano PD-M545 pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Elliot Rien a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2002

Strengths:    Good component selection for the price.
Smooth action from 4 bar linkage design.


Weaknesses:    A little on the hefty side for a "XC Dual Suspension Bike" 30 pounds (approx)
Cable routing scratched paint off frame as suspension pivots.
Supplied pedals have NO mud clearance.
Not available in polished aluminiun :-)


Bottom Line:   
This is a really cool all round bike for the money (at least in Australia it is - I got it at $1000 off - rrp $3200) I don't race XC so the weight does not worry me that much. The sus is smooooth, the components are good (full LX, rear XT and Avid Mech Disco's with Judy XC's up frount).
I can ride trails so much faster on full sus than my old hardtail, I can even climb better!
Any one who isn't racing XC - go full sus
As this is my first full sus, I give it 4 flamin' thingos, it is on another level to any hardtail I have ridden (for my style of ridding) and feels allot better than the unified rear triangle bike (Warp) I have ridden.

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Favorite Trail:   Red Hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Bike Addition

Similar Products Used:   First full sus bike, although have ridden a Giant DS Warp 3 and heaps of hardtails

Bike Setup:   Stock except for time Time ATAC pedals.
(looking at getting a Fox Vanilla RLC to replcase the Fox Float RC - any body ridden both of these give us a mail)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nik a Downhiller from sydney australia

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2002

Strengths:    awsome spec for the money, not to heavy , 5.5 inches og travel in the back, which isn't bad for a semi XC bike, peddles well, no bob.

Weaknesses:    a little heavy for XC, a little light for FR/DH, the Judy XCs are a little scetchy on the corners

Bottom Line:   
this bike is a bit of an all rounder, it can do up to about 6 foot drops, and it can climb well, but its sure not a race bike. exellent firsr dualy/bike, for the money no competition.

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Favorite Trail:   the log run

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   bike addiction

Similar Products Used:   first dually

Bike Setup:   stock, azonic shorty, hayes instead of avid, V8s

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