Raleigh Talus 2003 Hardtail

5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1089.99


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mary Palmer a Weekend Warrior from St. George, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Great bike

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Red Rock


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Golden, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Wowwww, this bike is best bang for the bucks. It really can handle the XC terrain really well compared to those BIG BRAND NAMES that cost way up there.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Moving Sale

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Obed, Specialized Enduro Comp, Gary Fisher Mt. Tam

Bike Setup:   04 Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Weekend Warrior from Athens, GA USA

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2003

Strengths:    I bought this as a frame only for $100 on ebay, new-in-box, having never been built up. I wanted to build up a decent xc bike. I am quite pleased with the end result. The frame geometry makes for a nice, quick steering bike. The frame is really light and seems to be of pretty good quality. I was impressed that the graphics were clear-coated over, so there are no issues with stickers peeling off.

Weaknesses:    The only flaws are in several places the paint has some runs. This of course is not a reflection of performance, just quality control.

Bottom Line:   
Since the bike i built is basically the same specs as the full bike, i would recommend this to anyone that wants a good all-around bike. Of course after only a month i have not really had time to really test out the bike, but other than the paint runs, there seems to be no other major flaws.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   -GT Palomar (ok to decide if mt. biking was for me, but it is heavy and the components suck. Luckly the bike was a free loaner from a friend.)
-Cannondale road bike, full 105 9spd: (I have to admit i started as a roadie, and after 2 years decided to start mountain biking)


Bike Setup:   16" talus frame
Rock Shox Duke Race (2002)
XT/XTR 9sp
Hayes Comp Hydr. disc brakes
rhynolite rims/xt hubs
selle italia flite ti
easton EA50 bar
Sigma BC1400 (used on my road and mtb.)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Cross Country Rider from Santa Ynez, Ca

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2003

Strengths:    Great bike! Great price! I bought this bike brand new through my buisness at wholesale ;-)Awesome Geaometry.

Weaknesses:    Bars & Stem (Replaced with easton stem and riser bars EA-90)
I Put a good flat spot in the rear wheel when I tagged a 5 stair (did it the first time though) Replaced the wheels with a pair of ONYX hubs w/mavic 317s.


Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike for the price I paid! Highly recomended for a beginer-expert rider! I abuse this bike and It holds up very well! I ride a little over 100 miles a weekend and have had ZERO problems. Just dont try hoping up 5 stairs and you should be fine :-)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Wheel Fun Rentals


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bone from Bryan, TX

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2003

Strengths:    Pretty light, Very comfortable top tube length, good geometry..

Weaknesses:    I have in the first week flattened the rear tire twice already.. So problems with getting the pedals adjusted..

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for a rider who wants an advanced hardtail. So far it feels like it can really stand up to abuse. The price tag probably will exclude a casual buyer.. I look forward to a lot of time and as little blood as possible while riding this one...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   GT Outlander

Bike Setup:   Shamino XT components and cranks, Rock Sox Pilot SL Air, Shamino Hydralic Brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Skipper a Cross Country Rider from San Antonio TX

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2003

Strengths:    light and stiff

Bottom Line:   
Light and fast bike. It compares in value to much more expensive hardtails. It climbs like a cat and is very easy to control on descents. I have no complaints about this bike and would recomend it to the dedicated weekend warrior, XC rider, and novice to intermediate racer. This bike is the best value I've seen for the dedicated rider who wants race worthy components without emptying the bank account.

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Favorite Trail:   OP Schnabel

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $799.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh M60, M800, Giant Rainier, and Iguana

Bike Setup:   LX/XT drive train, Deore shifters, Deore Mech. disc brakes, WTB Speed Disc rims and hubs, WTB Motoraptor 2.1 tires, Rock Shox Pilot SL fork, XT Hollow Tech cranks w/splined BB

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