Raleigh Venture - 2014

Raleigh's Venture is a comfortable way to explore the world around you. It has a durable steel frame and an upright, back-friendly riding position for all-day ease. With wide tires, a Raleigh Comfort seat, and a bump-busting suspension seat ...(Read More)

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Raleigh's Venture is a comfortable way to explore the world around you. It has a durable steel frame and an upright, back-friendly riding position for all-day ease. With wide tires, a Raleigh Comfort seat, and a bump-busting suspension seatpost, every ride is super smooth. Plus, thanks to the easy-pedaling 7-speed drivetrain and the confidence-inspiring linear-pull brakes, you'll venture farther than ever before!

Specs

Frame Raleigh steel
Fork Raleigh steel
Rims/Wheels Weinmann CN-520
Hubs JoyTech
Spokes 14g stainless-steel
Tires Kenda, 26 x 1.95
Crankset Prowheel
Chainrings 40T w/chainguard
Rear Derailleur Shimano
Rear Cogs Shimano MegaRange, 7-speed: 14-34
Shifters Shimano Revo
Handlebars Comfort riser, steel
Tape/Grips Raleigh Comfort
Stem Aluminum quill
Brake Levers Aluminum
Brakes Promax aluminum linear pull
Pedals Platform
Saddle Raleigh Comfort
Seatpost Aluminum micro-adjust, suspension

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Smooth Ride  (2)
  • Stylish  (2)
  • Fun to ride 

Cons

  • 2 broken spokes 
  • Chain jumps front sproket 
  • Right side pedal blew out 
  • None 
  • STERDY 

Best Uses

  • Leisurely Rides  (4)
  • Street Riding  (3)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Light Trails  (2)
  • Fitness riding 
  • Uneven Surfaces 
  • ANYYHING 

REVIEWS

Reviewed by 6 customers

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1

Was nothing but trouble

By 

from Easley, SC

About Me

Pros

  • Fun to Ride
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Chain Jumps Front Sproket
  • Right Side Pedal Blew Out
  • 2 Broken Spokes

Best Uses

  • Fitness Riding

Comments:

I really liked this bike. It was very comfortable and I found myself riding 12 to 18 miles a day very quickly. But within the first few rides the chain started jumping the front cog. Then one of the pedals blew apart. A trip the LBS and everything was fine for a few rides. Then the chain started jumping the front cog again. A few rides later 2 broken spokes on the rear wheel. At this point I asked the BS for a credit towards another bike. They where very accommodating. I really loved the bike but it just wasn't reliable.

 
4

THE BIKE RUNS LIKE A CADILLAC.... ; )

By 

from NEW JERCEY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • HOT RIDE

Cons

  • STERDY

Best Uses

  • ANYYHING

Comments:

HAD A TREAK 8000 LOVE IT SO ENJOYING MY REAPLACEMENT>>>>><3 <3 <3

 
5

Excellant Ride

By 

from oregon

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Versatile
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Leisurely Rides
    • Commuting
    • Street Riding
    • Light Trails

    Comments:

    Unless you plan on street racing, 7 gears is plenty.

     
    5

    Great Bike, Great Value

    By 

    from FeatherSound, FL

    About Me Casual Cyclist

    Pros

    • Smooth Ride
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Street Riding
      • Leisurely Rides

      Comments:

      I ride a couple of miles a day around my neighborhood for exercise and mental relaxation. This is a smooth riding bike that is good looking and comfortable. I am very happy with it!

       
      5

      Great bike really feels good on the back

      By 

      from virginia beach va

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Ride
      • Stable Balance

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Leisurely Rides

      Comments:

      good price and nice bike recently had surgery on back also great price

       
      5

      Great value!

      By 

      from Westlake OH

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Value
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light Trails
        • Commuting
        • Street Riding
        • Leisurely Rides
        • Uneven Surfaces

        Comments:

        I'd been out of cycling since '96. I needed something that i could just jump on and go without dressing up in the whole road bike rigamarole. This is perfect! It's light, makes no squeaks or other noises, has nice crisp shifting, brakes work like a charm, and corners pretty well for a non-road bike. The fat seat accomodates my middle-aged derriere and the upright handle bars prevent me from "hunching over"- i stay upright and comfy.I purposely didn't get a model with front shock absorbers, i believe this is just a sales gimmick. Shock absorbers might add comfort if you're riding over an exceptionally uneven surface, like in the woods, but who really rides in that kind of environnment anyway? Besides, most shock is absorbed (or *not* absorbed) by the wheels. The fat tires on this bike aptly absorb most road shock. After being a lifelong "roadie", riding on fat tires makes a remarkable difference. For riding city\park roads and trails, especially the Cuyahoga Valley, this "suspension system" works splendidly.At [$], this is a great bike. It rides like a $2,500 bike. Looks sharp, too, the linear blue is a great looking color. Highly recommended. The good folks @ Century threw in a water bottle, T-shirt, & installation of a kick-stand (purchased seperately). They tuned & tweaked it, too.

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