Posts in Category: Mountain Bike

Dirt Rag Mag features Raleigh Mountain Bikes 

The Raleigh mountain bike line was reviewed in Dirt Rag Mag's "Inside Line" feature as Raleigh is introducing a series of new full-suspension bikes for 2015, in addition to expanding the Tamland line to include aluminum models. Although Raleigh is not usually associated with mountain-biking, the 2015 mountain bike line is excellent for novice to advanced riders, especially when the price and spec's are considered.

For the advanced mountain-biker looking for a higher-end bike, the Skarn Expert and Skarn Comp are perfect. The Skarn Expert, which retails for $4,300, includes American Classic tubeless wheels, Fox F29 with FIT damper and Shimano XT brakes and drivetrain. 

For the intermediate, singletrack trail-blazer the Kodiak 2 has Rock Shox XC32 Solo Air fork, Monarch R rear shock, 2x10 SRAM X7/X5 drivetrain, Tekro Auriga hydro disc brakes with 180/160mm rotors, and Kendra Honey Badger tires for the low price of $1,600.

For the rider that prefer the road over the trail, the Willard 1 is both budget-friendly and a great bike for all skill levels and preferences. Boasting a Shimano Sora 2x9 drivetrain, Clement X-Plor 700x40 tires, and TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes, the Willard is an aluminum version of the very popular Tamland, which was regarded as the 'standard by which all other gravel bikes will be judged.'

To see more of Raleigh's 2015 bikes in Dirt Rag Mag click here






Posted by Craig Randall Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:57:00 PM Categories: Mountain Bike

Equinox Features The XXIX Mountain Bike 

Equinox features the XXIX Mountain Bike in their 'fitness gear you need this summer' article.

The XXIX is a single speed destined for singletrack. The XXIX is equipped with a Gates Center Track belt making the drivetrain nearly maintenance free. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a Fox Float 29 CTD make this humble machine trail ready.

Editors note: "This beautiful, Carolina blue hardtail mountain bike will help you tackle singletracks all summer long. The single speed ride also has a low maintenance (ie- easy to clean) drivetrain system."

For the full feature on, click here.


Interested in Raleigh's XXIX Mountain Bike?

Posted by Craig Randall Wednesday, July 02, 2014 2:00:00 PM Categories: Mountain Bike

2015 Skarn Sneak Peek at Sea Otter 

At the recent Sea Otter event in Monterey, Raleigh unveiled the full-suspension race/performance mountain bike called the Skarn.

BIKE, BikeRumor, and switchback all featured articles about Raleigh’s new Skarn.

For the BIKE online write-up on Raleigh’s Skarn, click here.

For BikeRumor's take on the Skarn, click here.

And for switchback's overview of the Skarn, click here.  

Editor’s Note via “Raleigh has been in the bike industry for more than a century, and while the brand may have let its mountain bike line fade over the past few years, with the Skarn, clearly Raleigh plans on making a stand in the dirt once again.”'s Photo of Raleigh's Skarn

Posted by Craig Randall Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:30:00 AM Categories: Mountain Bike Skarn