Raleigh Tekoa series XC 29er Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: Direct Connect Carbon, Kevlar Reinforced Tapered Headtube, E-Thru 12x142, Internal Cable Routing
  • Fork: Fox F29 CTD 100mm w/15mm Thru Axle, Tapered Steer Tube
  • Headset: FSA NO.42 / ACB
  • Cranks: FSA SLK Megaexo, UD Carbon, 38/24t
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 17, 2016]
Boomer
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Strong wheels, smooth Shimano groupo, really good looking.

Weakness:

The Suntour Raidon air fork offers somewhat smooth ride, but it weighs 4lbs and does not dampen as well as I'd like. It is difficult to find to a setting that controls the bumps and is easy on the wrists. I hear its about the same quality as a Rockshox Recon, but I don't know for sure.

I've been riding this bike, the 2016 Raleigh Tekoa Comp for a year now. It is strong, fairly smooth, about the right weight for its price. The thru axles and tubless-ready wheels and tires are great. I've taken it on city streets, single tracks and double tracks. Last year I took it on the Iceman Cometh 30 mile race and this year I took it on the Slush Cup 8-mile race. It is a good, capable bike, and the components are just right for its price. I purchased it for about $900 at my LBS. The chain stretched way too soon, at just over 200 miles but that was only a $30 fix. As noted above, the main thing I'm not crazy about is the front fork. Its a bit heavy, a bit stiff (but hey, its an entry-level air shock, so I got what I paid for).

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