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    A Raleigh M60???

    I have a chance to possibly trade some 17" mustang rims for a Raleigh M60 with a bunch of upgrades... neck rims, bars & levers. Has XT derailers & front rock shock Judy. Is this a decent bike & worth it?? It was rebuilt by the currect owner for a race bike & was raced. Just looking for some opinions. I cant get pics of it but just want a general overview. Is it a decent bike or a piece of junk?
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    Ok, I just did a bunch of research on the M60 & couldnt find one bad thing about it but the front shock which is a little weak - the judy which I have on my GT & is just fine to me! The Raleigh M60 I am looking at is red. silver & black. Coupled with the new components on it seems like a great bike. It has a 20" frame & I am 5"7' - 5"8". Would this bike be too big for me?
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    I am also looking into a red 19" 97 Specialized Rockhopper. Its in very nice condition with front shock & bar ends for 175.00! The 97 hasnt seen outside in 5 years.
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    20" frame is a good bit too big for you. Id say a 19" is on the big side too.

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    I was wondering that as well. Thanx for the info!
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    Well, I got the 20" M60 today. I spent some time test riding it & I fit perfect on it (I'm 5'7" - 5'8") as the top post has a taper to it. This Bike was not what I was expecting at all. Its 6061 aluminum, very beefy & the bike weights in at 29 lbs - not light but not too heavy either. The currecnt brake set up is V brakes but the frame & front shock have the mounts for disc brakes. Correct me if I am wrong about some of the parts/names as I am going off my memory here. It has ZAC19 4 wall aluminum rims, ungraded hubs front & rear, Kendra claw tires, FSA headset, 1" riser bar (a longer unit), Alivio Derailers front & rear & Judy TT front shock forks. The bike was raced by its previous owner & is in good condition. I am not big on the color scheme (red, silver & black) so I think a color change is in the future ;-). Sorry the bike is dirty but I have owned it less that an hour & hasnt been used in 2 years.
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    Looks like a decent bike. But it's probably a little big for you. Especially because you have the seat post so low. Could be hard to ride on technical sigletrack, I'm 6' and a 20 inch is big. I'd look for a 16-18 inch frame in the future. Imho.

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    What happened to the XT derailleurs? I am 5'8" and an 18" is the biggest frame I am comfortable on, but I prefer a 16".

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    I had the XT derailers confused with another bike I was looking at. This M60 has alivio & from what I read arent the best so I may upgrade when I grenade them. I had it out today for awhile & felt very confortable on it with alot of control over it. It likes jumps & handles well. I am pretty happy with it. Maybe a future disc brake set up too.
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    you must have a really long inseam to be 5 7 and comfortable riding a 20" frame. nice bike though, ive always liked raleigh bikes.

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    30 waist, 32 leg & 150LBS. I am still surprised how well I fit the bike.
    Doesnt see like a 20" at all to be honest but it says so on the frame.
    The top bar is tapered down so I have plenty of room even when riding standing up. Its pretty well balanced for jumping too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 95 GT Rebound
    30 waist, 32 leg & 150LBS. I am still surprised how well I fit the bike.
    Doesnt see like a 20" at all to be honest but it says so on the frame.
    The top bar is tapered down so I have plenty of room even when riding standing up. Its pretty well balanced for jumping too.
    If that bike is indeed a 20" frame and your 5'7", then it is WAY too big for you. Sorry.

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    17" rims for that bike ... that guy walked away with the better half of this deal I think. 20" is a giant size for someone your size, but if you like the fit, who am I to say anything is wrong?

    I have never seen a Raleigh with reasonable components before, looks like a Trek.

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    17" rims for that bike
    I thought the rims on that bike were 26 inch.
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    I traded 17" rims for the bike. It was worth the trade for sure. There is trith to it being a little too big for me. I just came back from a 6 mile ride with it. It is a bit tall but nothing I cannot handle. I went out with my friend last night for a 6-7 mile ride & his Trek has the EXACT same frame as my M60!
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    So I just spoke with the previous owner about the size of the M60. He just let me know that he has another M60 frame thats a 17" & that he would give it to me to swap the components from the 20" M60 onto! Sweet! I think I may upgrade some stuff on it while its apart!
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