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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
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Thread: New Mojave 8.0

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    New Mojave 8.0

    Hey everyone i just wanted to introduce myself and my new bike. I just bought a Raleigh Mojave 8.0 the other day for $615. The price was right and i figured it was a decent platform to start with. I intend to throw some money at it and make it a solid XC trail bike. I've only been seriously riding mountain bikes for the last year or so, but i have been on Bmx bikes all my life. (i also have a Standard STA) So far i love my Raleigh and think it was definately the right choice.

    As for me, my name is Tom and im from South Jersey. I am a MK (machinery technician) in the United States Coast Guard. Currently stationed in Barnegat Light, NJ. I look forward to becoming an active member here and it seems like you guys have a great forum!

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    Congrats on the Raleigh! I just recently got a Mojave 4.0 myself and I'm a big fan Welcome to the forums, I'm new as well but Im hooked. Enjoy the bike

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    i have an 07 mojave 8.0 .. so far it has been good ... but i have put about 400 more into it, new seat, seatpost, stem, handlebars, tires and hydro brakes ... still got to get a better fork ...

    but i still like it =)

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    Thanks for the welcome guys. I just bought new Truvativ Holzfeller pedals for it. The first of many upgrades to come!

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    Congratulations on the bike purchase!Looks like you did good...

    http://www.bicycling.com/article/1,6...5820-1,00.html

    Enjoy!

    Chris

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    Yea, so far the bike has been great! That must be an older model in that article because my '08 is black and has a RockShox Tora fork. Thanks again

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    Hey Tom,
    I have the 07 model and have put a relatively high amount of money into it. Im attempting to make a nice racing bike. I have a new Shimano crank on, Clipless pedals, new grips. On my list is a new fork. Something white to stand out on my black bike. The 2007 comes with a Suntour XCR. on the trail i just hear it bottom out.

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    Im planning a similar build, im pretty happy with the setup so far, but i definately want to lighten it up a little and throw some money into it. I just got new pedals and they are awesome.(Truvativ Holzfeller) Thanks for the welcome!

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    yeah mine is an 07 with the suntour fork ... thats the reason i have it on my list to replace ...

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    That is good to hear. I was looking at getting one over the winter. Seems like a good all around trail bike that can grow with you.

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    i definately recommend it. It is an awesome bike out of the box, but also has some room for upgrades as you improve. And you cant beat the price

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