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    XXIX Pro

    Does anyone know what the retail on this bike is set at?

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    $3999.99
    Mine is on order.
    Check it.
    http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/mountain/xxix-pro/

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    Wow, that's really "$$PRO$$"

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    Yeah, pro price, but the spec is pretty much matching that price, so all in all, not a bad deal for what you are getting.

    And added to that, the Raliegh rep I spoke with says they will likely only sell 20-25 company wide. Certainly, it will be a rare sight if you see one at a trailhead!

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    Wow, that is high, regardless of the specs, which I did check out. I mean seriously, those XMax wheels cost them around $400 and the fork is around the same cost....probably $75-$100 less since they get OEM pricing. That is a crazy MSRP for an off-the-shelf Alu HT. No wonder they will only build 20-25.

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    Not Alu, Air-hardened steel... Nice bike, but for that much $$ I would probably do a few other things first... And I love my XXIX SS. The no-name headset at this price is a slip-up too. I think for that money though, a SIR9 with a personal-part pick selection would be set-up more to my taste. I wonder if the'll sell the frame only...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    Wow, that is high, regardless of the specs, which I did check out. I mean seriously, those XMax wheels cost them around $400 and the fork is around the same cost....probably $75-$100 less since they get OEM pricing. That is a crazy MSRP for an off-the-shelf Alu HT. No wonder they will only build 20-25.
    It's 853 Reynolds steel, not Aluminum.Still it is mucho money. Seems like you could buy parts off ebay & build up a bike for the came or less that would be comparable.
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    And the dealer is passing it on, making it ride ready, offering break-in re-checks free of charge?
    I don't see the buy-here button on the Raleigh site.
    Last edited by Cloxxki; 10-26-2008 at 03:55 PM.

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    Chromo/853 then? That is better but the value still isn't very good. For that price, you could get a similarly set up custom 853/Zona/Columbus 29er. Still...a really nice bike; just really overpriced.

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    It's got a nice component set, it looks very sharp, and it's limited.

    I'd pay 4 grand if I had the money.

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    On frame onlys: No.

    I wish they would have, but the thinking was that they wouldn't be able to move too many, so they stuck to the limited edition model.

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    if anyone wants to see one of these, feel free to check out my 07 XXIX that I'll be painting white.

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    Sweet bike, but in my humble opinion they should have made it 40% of the price with X9 stuff instead. But nobody ever asks me.

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    Really nice. I'd have done it minus the oversize riser bar and quite likely rigid but like M_S, no one asks me either.

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    Dude, I'm sorry, but $4k is way much, IMO. It's a really nice bike, no doubt, but j*sus...it's not even carbon fiber. Seriously, isn't a similary spec'd Niner SIR9 or MCR9 like $1k less? Can't you get nice custom steel hardtail 29er for about the same, if not less?
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by ziggurat22
    Dude, I'm sorry, but $4k is way much, IMO. It's a really nice bike, no doubt, but j*sus...it's not even carbon fiber. Seriously, isn't a similary spec'd Niner SIR9 or MCR9 like $1k less? Can't you get nice custom steel hardtail 29er for about the same, if not less?
    But who really wants a 'throw away' mountain bike out of carbon anyway (is it obvious that I think carbon is silly for mountain bikes). Anyway... you're right that 4K is a lot of money but it's stacked with top-shelf parts (depending on your opinion) but without riding it, who really knows? The old Marin steel frames were some of the nicest riding stock bikes that I ever got the chance to ride. Then they went all Alu and started making those ugly fully's that they're so famous for.

    Yes... I'm a retro-grouch.

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