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    My New Ride

    This my new Raleigh Mojave 8.0. I have had it for a few weeks. It is all Deore with a LX rear der. and Hayes MX-2 brakes. The seat post and stem are some cheap ones I picked up as I was experimenting with fit and will be replaced with better pieces soon. I have been very impressed with it so far. It is very stiff and seems to be built like a tank. It does seem to be on the heavy side but so am I so we should get along just fine. I did replace the spring in the fork with an extra firm one. With the stock spring the front end seemed to bob some. The stiffer spring took care of that. I plan on replacing the fork sometime in the future. I can't tell you how happy I am with the bike. I know Raleigh is looked down on sometimes but I wanted something a little different and good value. I think I got both. This model replaces the M80 and from what I could find the M80 got really good reviews. I will continue to give updates as I put more miles on the bike.
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    I'm not a big Raleigh fan, but that really isn't a bad looking bike. Has a nice clean line to it. I dig the weirwolf's too

    Happy riding!

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    That's a nice looking ride. Raleigh's a brand that's been around forever. As long as you're happy that's all that counts. Now get out there and ride the hell out of that rig.

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    Good looking bike. I love the color. Don't sweat the small stuff, just ride and enjoy yourself.

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    out of curiousity how much did you pay for it and from where?

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    I bought it from my LBS who is a Raleigh dealer. The MSRP on it is $600. They were asking $569 but I also had a $20.00 coupon off their website so I ended up paying $549 plus tax. I don't know if that was a great deal but overall I was very happy with the price and even more happier now. I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the bike.

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    sweet bike...congrats to you
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    I will say one thing about Raleigh's. I used to have one when I was young (Say 8-14 Years Old) No bike ever deserved the punishment that thing went through. Remember "Ghost Riding" bikes...AKA push the bike down a hill and watch it crash...It always took it, very tough; granted it was made of old battleship steel and wieghed 50#...lol. But I digress. That bikes very clean, enjoy.

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    Congrats,

    Enjoy the ride, its all that counts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Dockrey
    I bought it from my LBS who is a Raleigh dealer. The MSRP on it is $600. They were asking $569 but I also had a $20.00 coupon off their website so I ended up paying $549 plus tax. I don't know if that was a great deal but overall I was very happy with the price and even more happier now. I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the bike.
    i looked at one of those a few months ago. the shop i went to said it was one of the better spec'd bike you could get at that price range. i also really like the looks of it. i think you'll be very happy w/ your purchase.
    "Pops trippin', he want me to ask for my bike back. You know I wouldn't trip."

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    I jus picked up the mojave 8.0 as well and rode it for the first time this weekend. Its a great, solid bike. A bit on the heavy side, but lighter than my old Univega!!! I am pumped to try it out on some other trails and see what she's made of. I have never ridden Raleigh before, but am happy with it so far.

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