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Raleigh 2003 Competition(10 posts)

Raleigh 2003 Competitionjazzyjeff2
Sep 2, 2003 4:40 PM
Any first hand feedback on this ride, good bad or ugly.
Has anyone delt with GVH bikes in OR, seem good on initial
contacts, thanks.......
re: Raleigh 2003 Competitionstillridn
Sep 2, 2003 5:15 PM
Seems like a lot of bang for the buck. My LBS carries them for 2100.00 you get a dura-ace speced aluminum/carbon frame. Great Deal
re: Raleigh 2003 CompetitionBulldozer
Sep 2, 2003 5:58 PM
As said, a lot of bang for the buck. I'm trying to talk one of my friends into getting one from the same place. He's a little hung up on the Raleigh brand. If names/brands aren't important to you, I say go for it.

As far as, they're good people to work with. I'm sure others will chime in with more on them. I've only asked him questions but I will be buying from him when the time comes.
Sep 2, 2003 6:19 PM
You guys talk as if they suck or something, what gives
Nothing.KG 361
Sep 2, 2003 6:24 PM
They just don't have any "snob appeal". Decent bikes, good value for the $$. Nothing wrong with that. Just won't get any "oohhs" and "aaahhhs" at the local club ride. Hard to beat a bike that's D/A equipped for under $2200.
Sep 2, 2003 6:31 PM
thats tru KG, I like my Raleigh, but I think I'll be getting something better next summer, I wonder how much I can for mine?????
E-bay it.KG 361
Sep 2, 2003 7:58 PM
Do it in the spring when people are getting the fever to ride. I sold my Raleigh R600 that way. I got almost $700 for it about 4 yrs ago.
re: Raleigh 2003 Competition...$1695.00 in SoCalt-moore
Sep 2, 2003 7:42 PM
Stopped by Helen's in Arcadia Saturday, and saw the Dura Ace equipped Raleigh for $1695. All Dura Ace except for Ultegra calipers. Bike had some Mavic K's, at that price, they must have been Elites.
I ride a Raleighdez182
Sep 2, 2003 7:54 PM
It's not the Competition, it's the R700, full Ultegra. I've ridden a lot of different bikes, and I haven't noticed any significant difference between my Raleigh and bikes $500-700 more. Plus, I think it looks pretty cool! The welds are clean and smooth...better than most high-end frames, but for about 3/4 the price.

Another one to check out for good bike to dollar value is Leader Bikes. I know a while back you could get a carbon frame with full Dura-Ace for under 2000.
re: Raleigh 2003 CompetitionFarmer John
Sep 3, 2003 4:05 AM
Go for the Raleigh. I"m a bit biased, I"m a Raleigh dealer, but I stock them because of the value. They simply offer a ton of bang for the buck.

I"m presently on a Professional frameset and have a '73 competition in restoration. Wonderful bikes, but I know I"ll continue to ride the current frameset a lot more than the vintage piece once done.

I've also had the chance to stock, ride and sell the Team, Prestige and several R700s/600s...even at around 900 bucks, the Grand Prix is one hell of a bike...

...and as far as Raleigh not having any snob appeal, it's only with this generation. While true, the current Raleigh America is not the old Nottingham Raleigh, the marque is well over 100 years old now. Expect to see excellent product form this company for many more years to come.