Raleigh Mojave 8.0 Mountain Bike Review

4.90 out of 5
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August 16, 2011
Model/Year: 2008 Mojave 8.0

Pros: Drive train is rock solid Geometry is great for a big guy

Cons: Pedals will shred your skin like knives Frt Fork is little too squishy for larger People. I am 6'4" and 250 lbs, Geax tires are useless in NE

Recommendation: This is the best Bike I have owned. I live in New England so there are alot of rocks, pine needles and roots and this bike takes the pounding going down and climbs like a champ. This year doesn't have the lockout feature for the fron fork but I'm not sure I would use it anyway.This is my first bike with disk brakes so I am not a good source for that. $600 Brand new and it is still going strong!

May 13, 2011
Model/Year: 2006

Pros: Shifters and derailers are great for the money. Very well made.

Cons: Bike is just under 32 lbs. Somewhat heavy.

Recommendation: My first MTB. I bought used 2 years ago for $300. Very rugged and dependable. I recommend it for someone looking to get into mountain biking. I will keep this bike even if I upgrade someday.

December 10, 2010
Pros: Great bike that can be found on the cheap now a days. Good components at such a low price.

Recommendation: Great starter 29er with hydro brakes and a name brand fork.

June 23, 2010
Pros: Component set, versatility, durability

Cons: Weight, geometry

Recommendation: I wound up back on a Raleigh after my old Mojave 26 bit the dust for the last time. This bike offers a great setup at a low price, but it does weight quite a bit. The geometry for some may be a little less than ideal, but for me Mojave to Mojave means no learning curve. All around great ride, I am really scraping the bottom of the barrel to find negatives.

February 16, 2010
Pros: rims,front fork, pedals, derailers, brakes, seat ok, kinda light weight. sturdy.shifters amazing.

Cons: tires, bars(broke in half),grips pedals are so so. brake levers snapped in dirt! ugh

Recommendation: my setup is kenda nevegal tires, avenir 100 bars, pro max levers. great bike all together. i paid 400.16" frame. baby blue love the color. great bike

February 5, 2010
Pros: lightweight, great components for the price

Recommendation: test rode alot of 29er's and this is the one for me. Paid under $800.00.

August 13, 2009
Pros: Easy to handle, good geometry, sturdy components

Cons: Some factory components just need to be replaced (Tubes/Tires, brake pads) before you can actually do anything more than cruise with it.

Recommendation: A good entry level bike. Suspension firm enough that you won't be wollowing on the street but soft enough to make most normal bumps and jumps easy. Very reliable drive train, after three years of abuse and neglect I have only ever replaced the chain, and made occasional adjustments for cable stretch. Definitely good for a first time buyer.

June 15, 2009
Pros: The shifters and derailers are nice. Gearing good. Its not super light but light enough.

Cons: Front suspension is a bit cheap. lockout is nice but inconvenient. Brakes are ok but don't work to good when dirty. Tires a great for dry dirt but horrible for mud. Gribs and pedals suck.

Recommendation: A good entry level bike with a good price. I paid $600. Very happy so far. I ride it like I stole it and it keeps on rollin.

June 17, 2008
Pros: excellent components (i have the 2007 model with sram 7.0), great acceleration, realtively light

Cons: trash the grips, upgarde pedals immediately

Recommendation: Highly reccommended for single track. Excellent value for te $$$

May 27, 2007
Pros: I like the sram power train shifters and derailleurs, do not need frequent adjsutments. Avid disc brakes, value of bike for the money.

Cons: Grips upgraded too thin hands went numb, the geax tires good for speed but not for the tight turns, upgraded to stans tubless and to panaracers xc. frt shock alittle on the heavy side but I paid $600.00

Recommendation: I recomend fot the first time buyer, cuz of the powertrain components and the price.With a few upgrades on the tires and grips and of you are a weight weinne upgrade some parts to carbon fiber. I weighed the bike just under 30lbs.