Raleigh Inferno Older XC Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

The new improved 2005 Raleigh Inferno provides solid performance for epic XC rides or a trip to the local training race. Made of butted Atomic 13 SL Series tubing and equipped with a Fox Float RP3 shock with Pro Pedal damping, the Inferno delivers 3” of highly efficient travel. Disc or V-brake compatible.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryan from Wylie TX

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2007

Strengths:    Weight around 5 pounds, Fox RP3 really allows for adjustment in suspension from plush to locked out, price

Weaknesses:    Paint chips a little too easily

Bottom Line:   
I have been riding this frame for a little over two years now, it has performed above my expectations. Frame handles well on all sections of the single track that I have ridden. It climbs well with the assitance of the RP3 shock and becomes plus for the downhill sections with the flip of the switch. I have really been impressed with how well it tracks through the corners. The linkage has remained tight with appropriate maintenance. I would definately recommend this for those riding any singletrack trail that is looking for a light frame at a reasonable price.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant Warp DS1

Bike Setup:   sram x9 drivetrain w/grip shifters, 06' Reba Race, wtb wheelset w/continental explorer and speedking tires, avid bb7 mechanical disk brakes, maxm carbon bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James DuBose a Racer from Lexington, SC

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2006

Strengths:    Incredible handling, true XC race bike. No pedal bob.

Weaknesses:    Raleigh is no longer building these race machines. I have complained and got no response, I guess we racers are not important.


Bottom Line:   
In my first races or race season ever in XC racing, and starting out in the sport class. This bike has help me earn two 1st and one 3rd place finishes in the SERC Series, two 1st place finishes in the Cane Creek Series including the SC State Championship. And one 1st place in a local race (Race To the River) in Columbia, SC. And according to NORBA Rankings (without all races being posted) currently holding 11th in the nation. Can I stress any more how fast this bike is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   FATS in Edgefield, SC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Harrell's Bicycle World

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hardtail

Bike Setup:   XT Build kit, XT disc brakes, Manitou Black 100mm w/ lockout, Bontrager Race X Lite wheelset, Ritchey Stem, Bar, and Seat Post, and Egg Beaters.

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Tubeless help inferno 27 29er

I would like to do a tubeless conversion on my Sun Ringle inferno 27 29er rim. With Conti Mkii protection tires. I plan on using a Stan's kit to get the job done. Will the folding bead on the Mkii tire be an issue? Has any one here converted these rims too tubeless? Will the rim match well with ... Read More »

Inferno Wheelset Weight?

I'm looking at buying and XL Instinct 950 and thing weighs a portly 29.5 lbs. I figured the easiest way to lose weight would be the wheelset. But I'm not sure what to compare it to. Anybody weight their inferno wheelset? The 950 ones are laced up to X7 hubs.Read More »

Spoke size for Sun Ringle Inferno wheel on the Altitude?

Broke/lost a spoke on the rear wheel. Looks like a straight pull (no j bend) but does anyone know the exact length off hand? (Not getting answers from RM via emai).Read More »

Foes Inferno

Hi guys i was wondering if any of you experts know how much my bike is worth or any info would be highly appreciated. I cannot find any information regarding this bike on Google and the last post i have found was from 2007. [ATTACH=CONFIG]885164[/ATTACH]Read More »

Inferno 25 Rims & Racing Ralph's TUBELESS ? ? ?

So, I have read many posts on this forum about the issue of buying new C'dale bikes with the Inferno 25s and Ra Ras, and converting them to tubeless. Even though C'dale sends them out with the Stan's tape and stems, these rims weren't meant to be tubeless. Is this still an issue, where I should be ... Read More »

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