Raleigh USA Prestige Road Bike

4.27/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $2200.00

Product Description

Perfect for racing, training or club rides, the 2006 Raleigh Prestige features our C6 A.C.E. (Advanced Composite Engineering) full carbon frame and an Easton EC90 full carbon fork.
  • C6 ACE, Advanced Carbon Engineering, Full Carbon Frame
  • Easton EC90 Carbon Fork w/Carbon Steer Tube
  • Shimano Ultegra / DuraAce Components
  • Mavic Aksium Wheelset

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by rmcd34 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 6, 2011

    Strengths:    light bike and with decent wheel set and component group

    Weaknesses:    frame and creaking

    Bottom Line:   
    Very nice bike and decent component group. Interesting to see others have developed creaking with frame. When I pedal (it starts about 5 minutes out) I get a creaking. It also could be from hair line crack (looks like a jagged 1/2 line in paint just behind bottom braket). It could be superficial on top coat of paint, but who knows. Have had 3 bike shops look it over and we've done about everything to try to determine the creak. Only thing I have not done is change out the crank. I have been thinking about a compact crank to swap out so I just may do this and see what happens. The bike is great otherwise.

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    Favorite Ride:   Yes

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized carbon road

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by terrencekeenan a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: September 15, 2010

    Strengths:    Good ride and it was free.

    Weaknesses:    Carbon, made in china, suspect quality.

    Bottom Line:   
    I use it as a training bike. Really nice ride and fit, better than my expensive Orbea Orca.
    Still, the frame developed crack marks behind the bottom bracket, just like the reviewer above. It might just be superficial, however, when I am turning at any speed and decide to pedal, the frame creaks pretty bad in the BB area. I am almost positive it's not my Bottom bracket.

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    Similar Products Used:   Orbea Orca

    Bike Setup:   D/A all the way.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jdogger a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2009

    Strengths:    Durability, smooth ride, stiff and very responsive to rider.

    Weaknesses:    Stock saddle had to go and using Speedplay pedals.

    Bottom Line:   
    Awesome ride. With over 1000mi on the bike, I'd say it's the best ride I've ever had (switched to Raleigh from older Trek bike). Slammed into brick wall at 15mph last year and split the fork in two. Minor scratches on front wheel but frame and rest of bike remained in perfect condition.

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    Favorite Ride:   Cougar Mt, Seattle

    Similar Products Used:   Treks

    Bike Setup:   Stock with upgraded saddle.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by bmiddleton a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2009

    Strengths:    comfort, speed,

    Weaknesses:    (see review)

    Bottom Line:   
    I like my raleigh prestige, BUT it developed two major issues, which quite frankly will make it hard for me to ever sell it. The headset was ALWAYS needing to be tightened, so in the end my lbs had to give me a different one. Second, and most important, there are two vertical "crack" lines in the frame right behind the bottom bracket. The bike was sent back to Seattle (where the Raleigh headquarters is) and the shop people there assured me it was superficial paint cracks, and not the frame. Still I don't think I could sell this frame now. I've ridden the bike about 3,000 miles since I noticed the marks, and nothings changed, so I guess it is just paint...Still, for 2,000 bucks you would expect a nicer deal...

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    Favorite Ride:   knights ferry

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Bike Setup:   ultergra, durace, mavic

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Caruso a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2008

    Strengths:    great value, top notch parts, awsome frame - rigid, great stock tires, with some additional investments you can make a sub 16lbs bike out of it (swap wheels and crank) and still save bucks compared to other brands.

    Weaknesses:    saddle is crap even for a thin guy like me - put my super comfy Selle It. Flite Gel on it, crank is on the cheaper side but does fine on flats, swap for compact if you wanna
    climb hills.

    Bottom Line:   
    Looked for a decent carbon frame that doesn't cost the world and has good parts on it. Got the Prestige for a great deal in Utah (they shipped out of state). After 6 months of using i have to say that the whole bike is a great setup with a lot of top notch Easton Parts. The Fulcrum wheels are loud but do a good job and accelerate fast, shifting works great. If you don't wanna spent a fortune on a bike but want something fast with decent comfort that is the bike. The only thing is that no matter how i adjusted the saddle my butt did not like it even on shorter rides. Had to kick it out, the crank might kill my legs on steep hills as i like to pedal higher cadences.

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    Favorite Ride:   Mt. Tam

    Price Paid:    $1950.00

    Purchased At:   highlanderbike

    Similar Products Used:   Motobecane Grand Record, Trek 1500, Peugeot

    Bike Setup:   Selle Italia Filte Gel, Look sprint pedals,

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