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Coasting follow up

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I just found out today though a Technorati link that Raleigh has a blog. Great, I am always glad to see new blogs from bike companies. Check out their post from yesterday for additional links about their Coasting bike and the Shimano Coasting concept in general.

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  1. James March 15, 2007 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Trek absolutely has done their homework on this bike and subsequently receives an A in my book. Take a look at the website which just launched today!

    I like how Trek put the electronic gear box under the downtube closest to the bottom bracket. Giant and Raleigh’s gear boxes really stand out.

    Trek’s frame is also full aluminum and is really light.

    Trek even came out with the idea of Lime “Peels” which lets the owner to change colors of the bike. Think IPOD and Cell Phone Covers! Talk about cool!

    I can’t wait to get on one.

    Cheers to getting more people on bikes!

  2. James March 16, 2007 at 7:35 am -  Reply

    Hi James, I agree that Trek did a great job with the Lime design. The hidden gear box is well thought out and the playful interchangeable covers are a very nice touch. No doubt people like designs that they can personalize immediately. Thanks for pointing out the new Lime site; they did a good job with that as well.

    I like the Raleigh design a lot too. It has more of a retro style than the Trek and will probably appeal to a different consumer. The more the merrier; I just hope to see many more of these bikes in the future.

  3. Fritz March 16, 2007 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    It’s nice how Raleigh is participating in the Blogosphere too (by linking out to existing bike blogs and apparently allowing comments).

  4. Fritz March 16, 2007 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    James — Ellen Degeneres is giving a free Trek Lime TODAY ONLY.

  5. CS-H of Raleigh March 19, 2007 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    James – thanks for the compliments! We here at Raleigh are huge fans of your blog and appreciate your intelligent and unique approach to informing us all in the world of bicycle technology that exists outside of our little bubbles.

    There has been tons of positive feed back surrounding our Coasting bikes and the Coasting concept in general – hats off to Shimano for courageously addressing the non-riding market. We are happy to be apart of this great movement.

  6. Anonymous March 28, 2007 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    I just bought a Raleigh Coasting after going at least 20 years without riding a bike. I’m all smiles–the bike shifts nicely and lets me focus on more important things such as staying in one piece. Very, very cool.

  7. James March 29, 2007 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Great to hear Anon. I suspect that there are many others with similar stories to yours. Welcome back to the joys of riding a bike. I hope you continue to enjoy your new Raleigh.

  8. intheknow July 28, 2007 at 1:02 pm -  Reply

    Hello, has anyone test ridden all three of the coasting bicycles, and if so what has been your experience with them. How do they compare and is the Trek definitely the lightest of the three?

    I own the Bianchi Milano Cafe racer bicycle, but have found it to be quite heavy and not as comfortable as it looks. Have you ridden the Bianchi as well and what is your feeling about the coasters versus the Bianchi Milano?

    thanks so much,

  9. spunkypunkgrl November 14, 2007 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    So this bike seems totally awesome, but does anyone know if it has costly maintenance? I am looking at the long term here…

  10. amozartii March 26, 2009 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    I just purchased the Raleigh and love it! The classic english roadster lines and retro feel make this bike a pleasure to ride. The shifting is smooth and is a great workout around town. I like the control box on the back tube rather than the bottom (where Trek has the box located) where it is out of harms way from curbs or objects. The concept is unreal and this bike is smooth! Great job Raleigh!

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