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Raleigh Detour 4.5 Bike 2010

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perfect bicycle!


wow this bicycle is awesome. i bought it once on sale a very good sale actually at a department store. and what i like about it is that a man and woman can both ride  it and it's very comfortable to ride. it's an awesome excersice. i lost so much weight doing this aout 20 minutes a day and what's so nice about it is that it is a very good excersie to all of your body, not just your arms or stomach. my body was also toned and what i love about bicycle over anything is that it's very interesting to ride one and intertaining too. it's not like just running on a treadmill bored in the house. on the bicycle you see new things. i loved it so much. the only bad thing about this is when the weather is bad or it's raining you cannot ridge it where a treadmill you can always be on it. it's also very nice to buy two of these and two of you go at the same time. it's also safer instead of going by yourself.

Dallas, TX


The Ultimate Hybrid Bicycle


If you are truly looking for a bike bike that will last a lifetime, look no further.  If you are truly looking for a bike that can take both city streets & light trails of packed earth or finely crushed gravel, like the Katy Trail, this is it.  I took the advice from a friend of mine "[OldHippie][1] ", and bought this **Raleigh Detour 4.5** from [A&M Bicycle][2] . Mine does not have the suspension front front fork as OldHippie's [Raleigh Detour][3]  does.  But, I'm a lot thinner than my friend (sorry bud) and simply I don't feel the need for anything but a suspension seatpost.  Suspension parts actually detract or take away the efforts of the rider - fact.  Look at this this way...  With every turn of the pedals, enegry is expended by the rider & soaked up throughout the bike.  Hopefully, most of this energy is directed to the rear wheel & put to the ground.  Just as suspension parts soak up bumps & ruts, they also soak up energy from the rider. As usual from a real bike shop, this bike comes in various frame sizes to fit most everyone.  Available in 5 frame sizes for men & 2 in the women's style. (M:15, 17, 19, 21, 23 W:16, 19) On top of that, top of the line components are used throughout; Weinmann XC260 Double Wall Rims, a SRAM PG830 8spd cassette hub, Shimano EF-50 EZ Fire 8spd shifters, etc.  The combination of a cassette hub & the double walled rims make this much stronger than anything found on discount store bikes.  See photo to the right (if I add it right).  I came to Viewpoints specifically to defend my friend.  If you want a cheap bike from a discount store - fine - go buy one.  I didn't buy a bike or purchase a bike, I "invested" in one that will last a lifetime.  And it came with free follow up service.  As "OldHippie" taught me, "You want a real bike?  Go see a real bike shop."   [1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/aboutme/OldHippie [2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/reviews/A-and-M-Cyclery-Saint-Louis-MO-review-57c66 [3]: http://www.viewpoints.com/reviews/Raleigh-Detour-3-0-review-0bc02

Saint Louis, MO


Raleigh Detour 4.5 Bike 2010

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