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Joe Bike Portland Oregon

Portland's full-service bike shop for high-performance urban and touring bikes

Location: 2039 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd Portland, OR 97214 Phone Number: (503)954-2039 Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm Sat, Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raleigh Detour 3.5

Raleigh Detour 3.5

2015

Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2015 Raleigh Detour 3.5

Miles of fun await on Raleigh's Detour 3.5! Its aluminum frame is strong and light with an upright position for comfortable, easy pedaling, while the 700c wheels roll smoothly and get up to speed in the blink of an eye. The hill-topping, crisp-shifting Shimano 21-speed drivetrain is efficient and easy to use, and the powerful linear-pull brakes put loads of stopping power right at your fingers. Plus, you get a nice, comfortable seat that keeps you in the lap of luxury on every ride.

 
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    4.0 stars

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (6)
    • Durable  (3)
    • Versatile  (2)
    • Handles Well Off-road  (2)
    • Simple 

    Cons

    • Poor Component Selection 
    • Wears Out Quickly 
    • Poor Construction 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City  (4)
    • Pavement  (3)
    • Commuting  (3)
    • Off-Road  (2)
    • Road Biking  (2)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    Good Bike, Mediocre Components, VALUE

    By Dean

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking
      • Trail riding

      Comments:

      Admittedly the bike has a very poor component selection, especially the front derailleur. You might have to make a few adjustments initially, but it holds up once those adjustments have been made. I've changed out the pedals and seat, but if you're making short trips (less than an hour) the seat will be comfy enough. The frame is durable, light, and fast. This bike is good for commuting comfortably with speed. I really love mine, and as far as hybrids go you get a lot of bang for your buck. Spend the saved cash on solid componentry, or be ready to make a few adjustments.

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      2.0

      Many Returns

      By Tracey

      from Clearwater, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      I purchased the bike less than 3 weeks ago. Since that time, I have been back to the shop 5 times. 1st, the rear wheel was making a thumping or tapping sound, after replacing wheel, the free wheel, & trying a completely different wheel, replacing the chain with an upgrade seemed to solve the problem. 2nd, I returned because the rear derailleur was not shifting properly; 3rd, I again returned for now the front derailleur was out of adjustment. 4th trip was for noisy & vibrating brakes; & now there was a new noise that seemed to be coming from the front brakes or fork. This makes 5 trips. Each time service took care of things very promptly. But today, the noise returned on the way home & appears to be a faulty seat that was causing the frame to resonate earlier. The bike will go back tomorrow for the 6th time to see what we can do about the seat. The service techs have been very good, but I really feel the product leaves something if not a lot to be desired ... My riding is on local roads & bike trails, so I so not feel the bike is being abused, but it is definitely not holding up to my expectations.

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      5.0

      Smooth, comfortable cruising

      By Tulia

      from Lake Worth, FL

      About Me

      Comments:

      Bike is light and comfortable. Adjustable seat and removable front wheel quick release levers make it was to transport.

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      4.0

      The bike for me

      By Connecticutfarms

      from Central New Jersey

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        I have a Trek mountain bike - I like the bike but never loved the bike. Now that I have the Raleigh Detour 3.5 I have reclaimed the joy of riding! The brakes are excellent. The construction solid. The assembly from 'The Bike Stand' in Scotch Plains NJ is awesome. This bike is exactly what I was looking for - easy breezy.

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        4.0

        Great commuting bike

        By nudge

        from Pacific, MO

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Simple
        • Solid
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments:

          I got this bike a week ago after deciding to commute 6.5 miles each way to work. It's a solid bike, fun to ride, and comfortable. After a week I somehow broke the rear wheel axle, but I took it in and they had it fixed that same day for me. I'm really glad I bought this bike from Big Shark.

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          (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Decent Ride; Descent Price

          By Mikey

          from Fresno CA

          About Me Casual Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Pavement

            Comments:

            I just purchased this bike, it was actually a mistake. I walked into a Schwinn store thinking I was buying a Schwinn bike, and on pick-up day it was pointed out to me it was a Raleigh. Oh well. It's hard to make judgments on some of the factors because I simply haven't had the bike long enough. I'm trying to pedal 10 miles a day, and lose some weight. I think I may have been better off with a GIANT FR3 (Consumer Reports liked it), but it cost quite a bit more, and as you have probably surmised, I'm not an avid cyclist. Overall, the bike is attractive, and it is a comfortable riding bike. It seems sturdy when pedaling, and for my purposes, it should do the trick. The store folks told me it will need a tune-up of sorts as I use it more (loose cables, etc.) I would not buy this bike for off road stuff because it's not built for it. But for commutes, pavement, and casual outs, it seems to be the right bike. Based on what I have now after 1 week, I'm giving it 4 stars, and I will have to hope it holds up long term and was a good buy for the money.

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            (8 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            OK BIKE

            By CARLOS

            from ABILENE TX

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Handles Well Off-road

            Cons

            • Poor Component Selection

            Best Uses

            • Pavement
            • Commuting
            • Off-Road

            Comments:

            COMUTING

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            (15 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            buy it you'll like it

            By smokey

            from north east kingdom

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Great Components
            • Handles Well Off-road

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Pavement
              • Off-Road

              Comments:

              i use it for rec riding, and it's great!

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