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on 27 July 2009
Having chosen this model because of the "Raleigh" brand ( I should have realised that these are now made in China.) I am extremely dissapointed with the overall quality of the bike. Low cost components are used throughout, cheap stickers and paint job, brakes levers that snap when the bike is dropped and gears that are so stiff an adult struggles to change gear, let alone an 8 year old child.
If you are thinking of purchasing this becuase of the price, do yourself a favour, dont, spend a little more and buy a quality product that your child will be able to use and enjoy and that will take the inevitable knocks that happen to childrens bikes, if this is typical of their production buy anything but Raleigh.