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Raleigh Canada Serengeti SX Bike 1998 or Older

3/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.00

Product Description

Raleigh Canada Serengeti SX

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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris12 a Racer from Gatineau, Quebec

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2009

Strengths:    Comfortable suspension,grips and seat, not too heavy

Weaknesses:    Gears and tire tubes

Bottom Line:   
A very nice looking bike that does'nt put a hole in ur pocket. Handles nicely but after a month of riding u lose ur 1st gear.Good for someone that enjoys riding and wants a decent bike without having to shovel out major $.

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Favorite Trail:   quad trail near house

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   the shop

Similar Products Used:   supercycle hooligan

Bike Setup:   n/a

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by shanegc13 a Cross Country Rider from new brunswick

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2009

Strengths:    confortable riding rear suspension

Weaknesses:    pretty much everything front forks,brakes ,derailer,rims pretty much all of it is a piece of crap

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line on this bike is its crap i have drove it for a year on the road it hasent had a hard life and it has blew all to fu*% on me so if you looking on buying this bike don't find something else i uni cycle would be better then that thing

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   canadian tire

Similar Products Used:   raliegh tora/ supercycle hooligan

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Libraman a Weekend Warrior from Charlottetown

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2009

Strengths:    Awesome handling, good weight, decent suspension

Weaknesses:    WORST GEAR SYSTEM EVER. Brakes don't stay centered, requires constant maintenance

Bottom Line:   
A good bike if your not going to be riding hard. If your planning on constantly jumping curbs, off roading or going fast, don't go with this bike. To be honest the selling feature of this bike is it's cool design, not it's performance

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Favorite Trail:   City

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Spring 2007

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2002

Strengths:    I donno havnt tried it

Weaknesses:    Last Raliegh bike i was pulling a catwalk and the f*ckin frame snaped :) which was a good thing cause i got a free better frame :) The Serengeti FS i donno if its any good tho

Bottom Line:   
Well lemme ride it when it gets warm and ill tell u.......

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $555.00

Purchased At:   PschycoPath

Similar Products Used:   My old bike i made with other peoples bikes hahaha i stole your bikes losers :P:P:P

Bike Setup:   BUP!!!!!!!(BUP=I donno)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Karl a Downhiller from Enderby

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2001

Strengths:    None, it suckes so hard! I rode off a little drop, and then the cranks snapped off! What is up with that? Only people that cant drop, jump, or ride on skinny stuff, or do anything should ride this bike. IT is for people that ride on the road and dont do anything!

Weaknesses:    Everything, this whole hunk of SH*t is a weakness.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is so bad, that i want to kill it! The person that made it should die! Please, do not buy this bike! For the sake of everyone, it licks. A k-mart or sport mart bike would be better!

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Favorite Trail:   RipHouse

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   High Sitting Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Nothing is this bad, maybe a bike from the eighties?

Bike Setup:   Shimano Drivetrain, amoeba downhill bars, shimano stx-rc drivetrai, black 20inch frame, 2.1 tires, ourys.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Josh Kasper a Downhiller from Kelowna, B.C., Canada

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2001

Strengths:    This bike has no strengths

Weaknesses:    Theis whole bike is weak, i rode off a small curb and my frame broke. All the components are really bad, and the bike should be burned.

Bottom Line:   
This is a really bad bike, and if you buy it new, dont pay more than $400, if you buy it used, dont pay more than $100. This bike is a hunk of steel with wheels. I hate it so much, i gave it to a homeless person. Anyone who thinks it is good is not a good biker and should die!

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Favorite Trail:   Compton

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Roys

Similar Products Used:   My sisters bike from Toys R' US

Bike Setup:   Oury grips, shimano A brakes, stx derailer, black frame, airline rims, shimano A cranks

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by jason a Weekend Warrior from halifax, nova scotia

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2000

good drivetrain, dbl. butted cromo frame

cheap paint! fragile seat, heavy rims

Bottom Line:   
nice bike for people looking for a good cheap ride, worth upgrading like I did, but I wouldn't leave it in stock form because I had trouble with the STX-RC shifters and front V-brakes, but other then that it works fine.

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Favorite Trail:   
any place i can find

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
1998 serengeti sx with '99 Z5 and LX 8 speed drivetrain

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Chevyboy a Cross-Country Rider from Victoria, BC

Date Reviewed: November 29, 1999

Very nice looking frame (looks more expensive than really is)
Built in Canada!!!!

Really crappy paint (it actually chipped when I flicked it with my nails)
Raleigh has the worst customer service on this planet....

Bottom Line:   
It's a really great bike for the buck...(even though I got the frame for free, 'cuz of the other frame that I bent). Unfortunately, however, it took Raleigh 75 days to finally give me a frame...The frame was nice, I liked it, but most of the paint chipped off after about two months, and the frame started rusting amazingly fast. However, if you want a good low-end bike that you can bash around on trails, the Serengeti is a good bike to look's durable, nice looking, and inexpensive.

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Favorite Trail:   
The Dump

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Extreme MTX867 (bent the frame...also made by Raleigh)
Cannondales, Schwinn Homegrown XT, Univega Alpina 507, RMB Pipeline

Bike Setup:   
'98 Raleigh Serengeti w/ Rock Shox Quadra 21s, Ritchey stem, KAlloy Uno bar, Kalloy stem, Alivio/Altus/STX components, Sun rims

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Ian Banks a Weekend Warrior from Bedford, Nova Scotia

Date Reviewed: July 7, 1999

Rockshox Jett C fork,
lightweight cromoly frame
good drivetrain for price
Adjustable stem angle

Factory issued tubes not durable
Bar ends not included

Bottom Line:   
Wicked Bike!
especially for the price I paid for it :)

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Favorite Trail:   
Jack's Lake

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Schwinn Mesa GSX, Moab 3
Gary Fisher Tassajara, Marlin
Norco Bigfoot

Bike Setup:   
Rockshox Jett C fork
Shimano STX-RC rear derailleur
Shimano Alivio frontderailleur/ brakes/crank
cromoly frame

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