Raleigh M600 Bike 1998 or Older

4.63/5 (8 Reviews)


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Raleigh M600


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by FreeFrog a Cross-Country Rider from Sacramento

Date Reviewed: June 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Damn nice package all the way around for the price. GREAT frame especially, and the geometry's good all-purpose.


Weaknesses:    
Haven't found any yet.


Bottom Line:   
Okay, I've already put the bike through it's paces -- my previous workhorse was a KONA FireMountain -- and even after only a week of riding, this thing's PHENOMENAL. Okay, I need to give it time to show its age and possible flaws, but for now, finding a '98 M600 for $550 was the sweetest of deals.

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Favorite Trail:   
American River

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Test road GT Rebound and Hardrock A1 Comp FS, but at the price I got M600, it blew their pedals off.


Bike Setup:   
Stock (for now).

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Erwin Figueroa a Cross-Country Rider from Yauco, PR

Date Reviewed: April 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Brandname parts. Price, Good looking.


Weaknesses:    
Weight (aroun 28 pounds). Unknown seatpost, bar-ends and stem.


Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price.Nice handling and parts. Good looking oversize alu-7005 frame.It do eat Specialize and Jamis.

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Favorite Trail:   
Las Pardas, Guanica

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
n/a


Bike Setup:   
LX accesories with Avid 10 brake set and XT rear trans. Mitos IRC tires. WTB SST-CZ seat and Wellgo 813 pedals. Manitou Spyder-R 80mm TPC w/Microloube.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by ER Stud a cross-country rider from WI

Date Reviewed: March 12, 1999

Bottom Line:   


SWEET!!! that's all i have to say about the '99 M600, it's just an awesome bike for the price Raleigh really stays true to its word - More Bike for the Buck. I love my bike. Keep it up Raleigh!! :)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Erwin Figueroa a cross-country rider from Yauco, PR

Date Reviewed: December 30, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I recently bought the 99 M600. It's really great the handling and weight of this bike. The accesories are great for the price!! The new frame style left my friends with an open mouse. The color: OUTSTANDING gloss black with royal blue on the chainstays. The new Spyder-R fork feels like a bed. All equipment is Shimano 99. For $790 there's no competition for this great-equiped bike.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by cyberace a weekend warrior from Tel-Aviv

Date Reviewed: August 13, 1998

Bottom Line:   


good frame, nice hill climber, i will have to to some upgrades..front fork, seat and mybee the v's, however, i like riding them, they handle with ease, so i'll rate them 5, took some nasty falls with them... they made it, so what can i say, for their price they are a bargin.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by tomatoes a cross-country rider from Austin Texas

Date Reviewed: May 28, 1998

Bottom Line:   


i bought a '98 M600 and it rocks except for the cheap rims that potato chipped on me within 1 month of buying the bike. i chuncked the indy and put on a manitou for only $50 more and it rides so much better. i come from gripshift so the rapid fire isn't all i'd hoped (too long a lever throw on the front derrailleur) but the bike climbs and handles excellent. plenty o' room for upgrades. all for less than $900. 4 chilies due to the crappy rims

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by mother load a racer from portland, oregon

Date Reviewed: April 26, 1998

Bottom Line:   


how can i go wrong for $350. I got a great deal from the Bike Closet in Bend. I would recommend this to anyone, but you probably won't get such a good deal, sorry. Be nice to your bike, don't break it and it will survive. Love the mother load. Peace. (I had to add this to make the word count 50), but I do mean it, don't fight.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Mackie a cross-country rider from Chapel Hill, NC

Date Reviewed: April 28, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I've been riding this bike for approximately 5 months now. Overall, I'm pleased with the bike. It is a pretty good climber, and it handles beautifully. However, some of the components Raleigh put on the bike are not that great. I've replaced the original wheelset because the rear wheel needed to be trued after each ride. The saddle and seatpost were also replaced because the adjustment screw on the seatpost was stripped after two adjustments, and the saddle's rails were broken. I don't like the STX-RC shifters, so I plan to change them soon. I torture my bike becuase I weigh over 200 punds and the terrain I ride on is rough. I'm not sure if the problems I've had are things that Raleigh can control. Overall, I'm pleased with the bike. I expect that other components will break, and I'll be pissed when I have to replace them. Damn, this sport is expensive. I recommend it to anyone that wants a mid-level bike. The frame is the best part of the bike!

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Shimano Hone M600 Crankset

I am just about to buy [URL="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=6070"]this[/URL] crankset (has really good reviews especially for the price) and was wondering if it would work in conjunction with my SLX drivetrain (e.g. shifters deraileurs)? Also has anyone had any experience wit ... Read More »

M600 Upgrades?

I have a Raleigh M600 and wondering what to do to improve it. I have gone to Avid BB7 brakes and a Dart fork and Big Kahuna tires (I do Adventure Racing and sometime lots of mud). After purchasing a Gary Fisher Rig 29, I realized how much of a difference there is between bikes. The fisher is s ... Read More »

M900 Fork on M600 frame

Do the M900 and M600 have the same headset sizes? I have an M900 Pepperoni fork and wanted to put it on my M600. Do the M sereis Cannondales have different headset sizes?Read More »

What size is my M600 bottom bracket 68?73?

Currently I have a squre taper bottom bracket. Not sure the size Cannondale used on the M600. What would be a new trick crank/ bottom set-up?Read More »

will shimano hone m600 shifters work with sram rear derailleurs?

question says it all. The hones are shimanos shift/brake integrated design -- see here [URL="http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-553-shimano-hone-m600-shiftbrake-disc-lever-set.aspx"]http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-553-shimano-hone-m600-shiftbrake-disc-lever-set.aspx[/URL]Read More »

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