Raleigh USA C500 2002 Hybrid Bike

C500

User Reviews (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2  
Jolla   Recreational Rider [Nov 21, 2006]
Strength:

Light, quick, easy to ride, comfortable, durable

Weakness:

trashy stock components, thin paint, too many flats!

Very nice bike for first year of Chinese manufacture. Excellent frame; cheap but very good brakes; lousy seatpost that broke spring within a few months; ugly seat and weird grips were replaced with WTB units; all Shimano Deore and LX drivetrain; WTB tires wore down in the center quickly but are still on the bike and work fine, except they are very hard to get on and off rims when fixing flats, which occur often; great front fork. I have used this bike for over three years with almost no problems except for the thin paint scratching. I still get complements on this sharp looking ride and in appearance it has held up very well.

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
bt68   Recreational Rider [Jun 06, 2002]
Strength:

Easy riding and handles all 250 lbs of me without a whimper.

Weakness:

Bottom bracket was a no-name which I replaced with XT

This is a second bike that I ride everywhere a road bike shouldn't go. It is perfect for path and trail riding and has been very trouble free. I ride it every weekend on flat dirt.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Showing 1-2 of 2