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The owner of the lbs where I bought my bike rides the 8.0 and he is emphatic that it is an excellent bike. I rode it a few times while testing different ones out and really liked the feel of it. Great bike for the price.
 

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Not sure how they are spec'd out now, but back when it was the M80, it was great bang for buck. You would get disc brakes and one step up in front/rear der. for the same price as say a Specialized Rockhopper. When you go with a brand like Jamis or Raleigh you are much more likely to get more for your money than a Trek, Specialized, and Fisher simply because you aren't paying for the name.
 

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I wasn't even considering this brand but you seems to get more bang for the buck . Long as the frame is solid. Not sure how Raleigh's reputation is.

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The owner of the lbs where I bought my bike rides the 8.0 and he is emphatic that it is an excellent bike. I rode it a few times while testing different ones out and really liked the feel of it. Great bike for the price.
 

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I think if you have the choice RJ you may want to go with a little larger bike company. Typically the smaller companies have problems with R&D and sometimes support. Specialized is well established in the industry for providing bikes in all skill ranges as well as providing tons of information in tuning and support. My $.02
 

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Good point. I do like the Specialized as well. I saw the RH w/ v-brakes for $500 and the comp disc for $650. When I came across the Raleigh for just over $500, it caught my eye because of the upgrades included. That being said, I don't know anyone that rides one locally.
 
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