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Hi all,
Some one told me Raleigh cycles are available here as well - is that true? IF so whats the cost of the cheapest raleigh? (MTB/Roadbike, anything goes).
I am sure even the cheapest foreign-brand is going to be far superior than the indian TI/Hero /TRASH/.
Of course, any comments by owners about their rad bikes are welcome :-D

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Yes,the Raleigh cycles cost anywhere in the range of 8000.00 to 22000.00 depending upon the models.Hypermart is the exclusive distributor for Raleigh in Mumbai.You can visit any one of the Hypermarts in In Orbit Mall,Malad or Vashi.
Seems like hypercity has raleigh m200x model..
any1 here has it? hows teh build quality and other handling ?
Most raleighs in Hypercity have cheap chinese components; you'd be better off with a Hero. The 10k+ raleighs with Shimano components are good, but Firefox has better deals.
Well isnt it a 'real' raleigh after all? And can you elaborate on the cheap chinese components? Are they raleigh approved ?
Compared to the build quality of indian bikes, even a chinese thermocol bike might be better?
Its only because of cheap Chinese bikes and some other brands.

Indian bike manufactures also took a step in manufacturing cheap bike (hero octane). sorry guys who own octane.

Earlier Indian bikes were superb. but additional things were not present in any old bike.

i guess other will like to commnt.. i am off for now.
raleigh is not promisseble, not reliable.
Raleigh's pretty disappointing in quality. Firefox, available down the road from Hypercity, is much better quality, although you do end up paying a premium on price. They also supply TREX bicycles if you are willing to pay for it.

But don't be so quick to dismiss local brands. The Chinese stuff that I am using here in the States is much worse than the stuff back home. Even those that come with a tag of 200 USD have pedals falling off within a month of use; the only difference being that they replace the item unconditionally. But how many times can one keep going to a store. What i love here, or in Europe is the ease with which one can load the bicycle on public transport, be it bus or train.

Back to the topic, i could suggest top end bikes from Hero and Hercules, which have decent features (gears, shox, Al construction, etc.) but only cost half as much as the 'foreign" brands. These are available at both the above store.

I just wish that Firefox decide on a fixed pricing across the country. The lady at the store never loses an opportunity to overcharge.
Well i have an indian bike.. Hercules Thriller, was the cheapest i could find and its proved to be really bad - the handle keeps getting loose, lots of air-pressure problems, really heavy pedals, flimsy material all around, brakes which are there only for the cosmetics and never worked.. just to name a few.
Ive seen the raleigh m200x and atleast it has shimano gears and much better brakes - dunno about the other stuff hence wanted to know the experience of people here.
Ofcourse nothing like the Trek, but at 4k the raleigh seems too good not to grab vs 15k for Trek 3700.

I mean the cheapest bike with brakes is the raleigh (what a shock!) and thats saying something - gears an added bonus.
OHHHK...EVERYBODY HAS THEIR VIEWS...IM USING THE RALEIGH M650 I HAD GOT 2 YEARS AGO FROM HYPERCITY MALL FROM MALAD(W)......STILL WORKING AND GIVING ME THE SPEED AND THE PROPER SHIFTING AS I NEED....I HAD GOT IT FOR 5500 THAT TIME...I RECENTLY VISITED THE SAME MALL BUT FOUND THE RALEIGH CYCLES WITH NEW MODELS BUT THE NEW FRAMES A BIT WEAK.IM NOT SAYING THE BIKES ARE BAD...BUT WITH THE SHIMANO SHIFTING AND THE SUSPENSION MAINTAINENCE IS UP TO YOU AND UPTO UR RIDING STYLES AND HOW YOU GUYS USE IT....BUT STILL TODAY I WOULD PREFER A RALEIGH THAN A FIREFOX.....BUT THE BEST ONES IM FINDING OUT IS TREK...
@ Kapinjal
My friend, Kindly avoid using "all caps" its considered as shouting :-)

As for Ralieghs..they are better value for money than Indian bikes...unless you want single speed. Altough I've seen a Hero Thunder doing good. The best way is to 1st decide what you need the bike for??? what kinda budget you have, & how long you are willing to spend the time/effort/money on the maitainence of the bike. Once you answer these you'll have few choices from which you can choose the best.

I have a Trek 3700...from Oct 08 & have done 2.5k+ kms on the bike of which 704kms in last 7 days on TFN. I'm not in any sense saying that Trek is the best brand, but with my experience on the saddle & the bike's reponse...its been the best.
Hi
I've read all the replies, and here’s mine.
I agree that the Raleigh bikes are not the same like they used to be, not even close to the "Raleigh" [pronounced Rally] that we grew up on [made in UK]. These are imported from South Africa, and manufactured in China - I guess. China is not a problem per se. It is when cheap Chinese factories are used for outsourcing bikes. Most companies make some parts in China, but it’s their own factory - so quality is assured.
If you are a regular user of a bike there are 2 options:
1. Budget bike: Indian steel/al frame. No gears. Best place to get it Bhairav cycle – dadar opp Portuguese church. He customizes the frame/fork by making it tighter. Cost is below 5000
2. Good bikes: start from 16000. Don’t compromise on quality; get good components that will last. This is the middle path. merida bikes[meridaindia.com/bikes-matts.html] , jamis USA [http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/index.html]
3. Top of the line: starts from 25000 upwards.

Hope that helps.
Rahul Mulani
i think u better check LA SOVEREIGN bIKES... AS THEY ARE TOO COOL. U CAN CHECK THEM AT www.la-sovereign.com
happy riding......

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