• 08-07-2014
    Davey Wavey
    What is Raleigh Tokul 4130 trying to accomplish?
    Raleigh Bicycles - Tokul 4130

    It seems that the Tokul 4130 is a heavier duty version of the Tokul line. It's built with a supposedly stronger material and the Zee line of components was designed for downhill riding.

    Is it simply a stronger bike than the Tokul 1 through 3?
  • 08-07-2014
    debaucherous
    It is a steel frame, the rest of the line is aluminum. Just a niche Raleigh is trying to fill. Steel rides different than aluminum... I have a 4130 - so far I am very happy with it.
  • 08-07-2014
    Zowie
    I don't get it, it's 27.5 like all the cool new bikes, but with a straight steerer fork?

    Doesn't Raleigh know that those are being phased out?
  • 08-07-2014
    debaucherous
    Meh - it's a good spec at a fair price. If it ain't for you get something else- there are plenty of choices. ;)
  • 08-08-2014
    Zowie
    Actually, I was being a little facetious... just bought a 4130 frame with a straight 1 1/8 HT.
    Not a zillion choices in 4130, but more than a couple for sure.
  • 08-08-2014
    Davey Wavey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by debaucherous View Post
    Steel rides different than aluminum...

    How so?
  • 08-09-2014
    debaucherous
    All things being equal steel typically feels less harsh than aluminum. Some people don't care, but all things being equal, I prefer a steel frame of aluminum. If you have a good shop that will let you, ride a 4130 and an aluminum one and try for yourself.
  • 08-09-2014
    scottzg
    what is this thread trying to accomplish?
  • 08-09-2014
    debaucherous
    Help Davey learn since he asked an open ended question.
  • 08-09-2014
    Davey Wavey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by debaucherous View Post
    Help Davey learn since he asked an open ended question.

    Yes, thanks to all that contributed.