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Monday, June 27, 2011

Raleigh Enduro Pro Hardtail MTB

Raleigh Enduro is one of the the most common hardtail mountain bike to be seen. The reason for that is it is cheap. It cost approx RM1,000 - RM1,200. The bike comes with mixture of Shimano components, mechanical disk brakes, Suntour XCM suspension fork etc. With the cost of slightly over RM1,000 this is a decent entry level mountain bike. 

However, based on my friend's feedback as he owned one, there are some items which he isn't happy with the bike. Firstly, he doesn't like the XCT crankset as it doesn't shift smoothly. Once he upgrade it to a Deore Hollowtech II, there has been no more complaints.


Next, he changed the pair of rims to a lighter ones. After the modification, he is happy with the bike. The bike now weighs lighter and also the gear change is much smoother and rarely give problems.
Another thing is a tall person might need to change the seat post to a longer one as the original seat post might be too short.

Overall this bike is a good buy for those who are new to mountain biking, just spend a bit more to change some parts that you are not happy with.

7 comments:

  1. Hi, I am doing survey to get myself a MTB and my friend just recommended this to me about half an hour ago :) I am new to this hobby. May I know how much you friend bought this one? Your help is highly appreciated.

    -Derick-

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    1. Hello Derick,

      My friend bought this for RM1,000. However, the one you see here is outdated. The new model comes with a Shimano crankset.
      The rest of the parts are almost the same.

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  2. Hi Soon-Aun, thanks for replying with the details. I hope the price is still the same with some minor upgrades =) I checked the Raleigh's website and seems like there are shops in Bagan Ajam and Chai Leng Park do sell it, will check it out =)

    -Derick-

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    1. Hi Derick, no problem. Good luck with your search.

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  3. I bought MTB Rockbike Winner. Quite heavy. What rim brand that your friend change. I need to make my bike more lighter. Tq.

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    1. He just change to a wheelset with Shimano Hubs. I can't remember the rim name as it's quite sometime. Now bike shops do have some custom made wheelsets that are quite light. You can try out and see which one you like best.

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  4. the stickers on my bike,the same model of bike,hav ruin....i wanna buy some stickers to replace it,r those stickers selling in market?

    -yap-

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