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Activ Men's Akan Mountain Bike

by Raleigh
8 customer reviews

Suggested price: £189.00
Price: £116.61 - £168.98
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  • Alloy MTB rigid frame
  • Steel straight bladed rigid fork
  • 18 speed Shimano Revoshift gears
  • Alloy V-brakes with alloy/resin levers
  • MTB style saddle and grips

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  • ASIN: B00I06Z8DU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Feb. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,380 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

Product Description

Using mountain bike styling and components this is the ideal bike for commuting or on the trails.The lightweight alloy frame,18 speed Shimano gears, powerful alloy V-brakes and strong alloy rims with MTB tyres allow for all terrain capability

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 Oct. 2014
Colour Name: SilverSize: 20 Inch Verified Purchase
A Raleigh bike (although now from Pakistan) fantastic price. Well made for this price sector.

Although in kit form it is easy to assemble; you only need to add the pedals plus handlebar and make appropriate brake adjustments. Helpful if you have your own spanners as the one provided is rather flimsy.

Don’t get confused by the plastic protector on the end of the handlebar tube as this needs to be removed before assembly, although the instructions and you tube video don’t make this clear (look at the Raleigh website for location).

Well worth it, happy riding.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C M Cotton TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Jun. 2014
Once upon a time every boy wanted a Raleigh Chopper or Grifter....these were the bikes of my childhood. Every since then the name Raleigh and made in Nottingham have stayed in my psyche.When I was a student in the USA, the Raleigh name once again came up time after time, with my student friends, as THE name in bicycles, with guaranteed quality of workmanship and rugged frames.So when this mountain bike came up for review via the Vine programme, my childhood memories of this company flooded back and so I had to see if the name Raleigh still stood for innovation and quality.

The bike appears to be well made. It is no longer a British made bicycle and appears to be made in Vietnam and final checks and assembly in Germany, which is a disappointment.The bike has an 18 gear Shimano gear system and is made from a super light alloy frame. The wheels are made from strong alloys, coupled with powerful alloy V-brakes and MTB tyres allow for all terrain capability. Overall the quality, design, lightness and components of this bicycle make it ideal for what it was designed to do.

Taking the bicycle out on the roads is a pleasurable experience. Whilst the frame is very light weight, you always feel in control of where it is going and it can take most kinds of terrain without any issues. I have not tested the bike to destruction up and down mountains, but for everything I have used it for/tested it for, it has come up trumps. The only downside I have found is when compared to a more expensive bike, this does feel flimsy and cheap.

At the price point it is pitched at, it offers a good overall experience, without having any WOW factor. Recommended.
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Colour Name: SilverSize: 18 Inch Verified Purchase
This was a cheap bike so I didn't expect it to be the latest carbon fibre model but I did expect it to work. Firstly, the instructions are hopeless - there is guidance about cycling with children (that is useless if you don't have any) but very little about how to put together the large box of bits that you receive. Also, the booklet contains instructions for several types of bike so not only are the details very brief but you need to constantly check that you are looking at the instructions relating to your bike and not a completely different model. It really was trial and error as I do not having any previous cycling experience so putting the bike together took ten times as long as I was expecting. When I was sorting the brakes it became apparent that the front wheel was buckled as it caught on the brake every revolution. Amazon gave me a small refund but I still had the hassle of getting it straightened at the local bike shop. Once the front wheel was on I took the bike to the local bike shop for a check before starting on the road only to be told that the chainrings and the front derailleur are also bent (the shop thought the box containing the bike had probably been bashed during shipping). Therefore, I now have to pay for these parts to be replaced. The bike was only £85 so I will keep it but you get what you pay for so buy with your eyes open.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith L. Williams on 16 April 2015
Colour Name: SilverSize: 18 Inch Verified Purchase
Seems a decent bike for the money. Quite easy to set up...but you will need your own tools eg spanner/screwdriver. Brakes are very strong...do not yank them on...just a gentle pull is all that's needed. Am having a little problem with getting the gearing perfect so far. Sure it will be all right eventually.
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