Raleigh M60 2002 Hardtail

4.18/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $400.00


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a Weekend Warrior from Olathe, KS USA

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2006

Strengths:    Strong frame. Good Shimano components. Strong brakes.

Weaknesses:    Shifting a little chunky. Forkes with serial number starting with "01" recalled. Check this out if you have them. Rim bent after hitting a fire hydrant.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this bike. Rode in the MS150 last year and will this year. It takes hits and keeps on going stong. Weighing in at 32 pounds, may be a bit heavy for some, but it climbs well and loves singletrack. Look at it seriously if you want an inexpensive bike that's good out of the box and has room to grow.

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Favorite Trail:   Landau Park-Blue Springs MO

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   used at Bike America

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock. Sun Ryno-Lite rims with Alivio hubs. Shock absorber seat post.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jonny robertos a Weekend Warrior from new hampshire

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2004

Strengths:    fork is durable. Fairly lightweight. Brakes were surprisingly good for a while.

Weaknesses:    Tires are paper-thin. Popped two innertubes (rear tire) before i replaced the rear tire altogether with a panaracer fire xc pro. Working pretty well now although im not on the bike very much. Got a new jamis. drivetrain components are not much to brag about. Just high enough not to be wal-mart level. Pedals are a pain because if you leaves the clips on then... well you've got clips and nobody likes those things! If you take then off, on the other hand, you have to worry about what side your foot is on because one side is uneven. Derailleur was oftentimes out of adjustment.

Bottom Line:   
Great beginner bike but you wanna get out of it as soon as you get better. Intermediate to advanced riders won't get anything out of this bike. It still served me well save for the mishaps that did occur.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   hetzer's

Bike Setup:   stock except for the new tire.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rob a Cross Country Rider from san antonio

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2003

Strengths:    great value decent comp. for price

Weaknesses:    TT shocks had to be rebuilt after epic rides in big bend

Bottom Line:   
great value for first bike. Rode mine 60-110 miles per week. Bike did'nt survive a rear end collision from a car.

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Favorite Trail:   big bend np

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   sun and ski

Similar Products Used:   trek 8000

Bike Setup:   stock except Kalloy bars and richie bar ends

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bill jonson a Cross Country Rider from fargo nd

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2002

Strengths:    strong frame,fast response,

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
good for new rider,great deal

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $415.00

Purchased At:   bikes Unlimited

Similar Products Used:   specialized hardrock

Bike Setup:   stock with rhino lighs and xt disk brakes and deore disk brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City,Utah

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Strengths:    Nice looking,light frame for a low-end bike,good components for price.

Weaknesses:    The wheelset is heavy,cable routing is not the best around the headset.

Bottom Line:   
So, my commuter bike finally gave out on me and I purchased this bike as a replacement. The main reason for submitting a review so early is to let people know that this is a great bike for the price that I paid. If this bike is on sale and you are a beginner or need a new commuter this is a great choice. For heavier trail use, you would of course want to upgrade to better components, which is very easy.
The bike is good out the door, please give it a look.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $260.00

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Sugar

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kenneth Womack Jr. a Cross Country Rider from New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2002

Strengths:    Durable, Easily Maintained

Weaknesses:    Seems to go out of tune easily

Bottom Line:   
I like the bike. True, it's a bit on the heavy side but manageable. For the price it warrants a serious look for beginners. Didn't like Raleigh's "Generic" manual...it left too much to the imagination.

Factory hubs and spokes will need attention from time to time. Brakes are O.K. Gears average. Frame good. Rockshox "Judy" front suspension is great for the beginner.

A good Cross Country bike. One of the best values out there for the beginner. The price can't be beaten. Don't expect a lot of attention from the manufacturer (make the LBS order you a model-specific manual).

Kenneth

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Favorite Trail:   McKinney Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   Sun & Ski

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fischer Mamba

Bike Setup:   Factory

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Amy a Weekend Warrior from Newark, DE USA

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight bike. Easy to handle. Great bike for beginners or someone getting back into mountain biking. The frame size is perfect for me - I am only 5'2" and it is was difficult to find a frame that fit.

Weaknesses:    Gears click a lot which is unsettling while going downhill. I'm hoping next week's tune up takes care of that.

Bottom Line:   
All this for $400?! I rode a lot in college (Ok, 7-11 years ago) and all of this would have cost a lot more than $400. I can even put it in the rack on top of my car all by myself. It is a great bike!

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Favorite Trail:   Brandywine

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Wooden Wheels

Similar Products Used:   Compared to Trek 4900 and Fisher Marlin.

Bike Setup:   Std.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Johnson a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2002

Strengths:    Havent had any problems over a years time with the bike. Sturdy setup.

Weaknesses:    Could benefit from disc brakes but you shouldnt expect to get them for the cost of this bike.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent beginners bike. Alot of bang for your buck.

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Favorite Trail:   Navarro Steam

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   Cycles Etc.

Bike Setup:   Raliegh M60, rockshox-judy tt, shimano acera/alivio components

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Patrick O'connor a Cross Country Rider from Westbrook Maine

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2002

Strengths:    Great first MTB. Not to many problems. fits nicely. Proformes well on trails as well on streets. good bike to learn hte skills of MBing. handels well.

Weaknesses:    Heavy frame, for me the cables wor out fast and brakes couldnt function properly. seat post jiggles and loosened for me a lot.

Bottom Line:   
if your looking for a good trail/street bike get this bike. The frame is a little heavy but if you use the heavy frame for a while youll get much stronger and like me youll be a way better MTBer then your friends once you upgrade to a new bike. Make shure you dont get too big of a frame. Look around before just jumping on this bike. it may not be a good bike for every one. I am for real......

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Favorite Trail:   River run, prides corner loop

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   Joe Johnes

Similar Products Used:   This was my first MTB

Bike Setup:   2001 stock setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derek Fredricks a Cross Country Rider from MASS

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2002

Strengths:    Good Deal for the money, Lighter than other bikes I've had, Disc mounts, an ok fork (Judy TT)


Weaknesses:    The fork makes the bike heavier, the brakes could be better (meaning they should come with discs).

Bottom Line:   
Great deal for the money, Good frame. If you get one, concider getting Disc Brakes and a better fork. If you are a cross county rider that dosen't do high drops or massive downhills, then this bike is perfect for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Ass-Pull

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Town Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel 90 (great bike) Kona Stinky (Still a good bike)

Bike Setup:   Judy TT fork, STD.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Payne a Weekend Warrior from Orange TX, USA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2002

Strengths:    Great looks, nimble handling, and a strong frame.

Weaknesses:    Not really any for the price, but seems just little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy a bike from a department store, it can get you killed. I ride about 30 minutes to one hour a day five days a week. Most of my time on the bike is spent either on the road or light trails, I plan to do some more intense trails real soon. The Raliegh M60 is a great bike for the price and will give the recreational rider a life time of service. If you're a beginer and want to be hard core you can ride this bike into the ground and upgrade when ready.

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Favorite Trail:   don't have one yet

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Sun & Ski Sports

Similar Products Used:   Huffy WAILEA (junk) and a Walmart bought Mongoose (trash)

Bike Setup:   Factory/bike shop.

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