Raleigh Venture 4.0 - 2017

Raleigh's Venture 4.0 is a true comfort cruiser that features a durable steel frame with laid-back, upright geometry for maximum comfort. Custom Raleigh handlebars, grips, saddle, and pedals provide combine to give you all day comfort no ma ...(Read More)

Raleigh Venture 4.0
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Raleigh's Venture 4.0 is a true comfort cruiser that features a durable steel frame with laid-back, upright geometry for maximum comfort. Custom Raleigh handlebars, grips, saddle, and pedals provide combine to give you all day comfort no matter where you cruise. A Suntour suspension fork smooths out any bumps in the road or trail you'll encounter with the Venture. To top it off, a Shimano 24-speed drivetrain with EZ Fire shifters is easy to use and makes sure you can always find the right gear.

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5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (6)
  • Stylish  (6)
  • Smooth Ride  (5)
  • Stable Balance  (4)
  • Good Components  (3)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seating  (2)
  • Flimsy Components 
  • None 
  • Ya the seat sucks 
  • Not enough time to ride 

Best Uses

  • Light Trails  (7)
  • Street Riding  (7)
  • Leisurely Rides  (6)
  • Commuting  (5)
  • Uneven Surfaces  (3)
  • Getting Great Exercise 
  • Healthy 
  • Riding On Safe Roads 
  • Riding In Parks 

REVIEWS

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5

Great to get back to biking.

By 

from Coastal Oregon

About Me

Pros

  • The Bike Is Sturdy
  • Upright Means Visibilty
  • I Like Sitting Upright
  • Comfortable W Rough Road

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat

Best Uses

  • Getting Great Exercise
  • Healthy
  • Riding On Safe Roads
  • Riding In Parks

Comments:

I hadn't ridden a bike for many years. But we had a bike shop, and they recommended the Raleigh. It was great but the seat hurt, and I was thinking of not riding. But the bike shop guy recommended the Sunlite Cloud-9 Bicycle Suspension, the last one he had in stock. I tried it, and it was great! It even helped my back line up. Now I'm on my Raleigh bike whenever and ride as long as I want without back or bottom ache. I like riding upright to see more of the country I'm riding through, and we have great scenery.

 
3

good riding fun

By 

from Painesville, Ohio

About Me

Pros

  • Easy Gear Changing

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    I use mine usually a bike path. It is a good shifting bike, however I cannot get the front chain ring to go on the large ring if the back chain ring is on the small sprocket. The handle bars rust pitted as did some of the other chrome parts. Other than the above it has proven to be reliable.

     
    5

    Fun, fun, fun

    By 

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments:

      Bought this bike and a 3.0 for the wife and I a couple of weeks ago and we have had a blast on them. The construction and performance have been nothing short of outstanding. [...] Thanks for bringing us back to a long forgotten fun time in our lives.

       
      4

      One tall bike

      By 

      from McAllen, Texas

      About Me Casual Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light Trails
        • Leisurely Rides
        • Street Riding
        • Commuting

        Comments:

        As a very casual rider, I wish I'd gotten a shorter frame than the 20. I'm 6' 1" and 280 pounds and must put the seat all the way down. Otherwise it sure is nice to have those gears and cushioning on my back surgery. Carry bike on RV trips in back up p/u so light weight is very nice.

         
        5

        This is no huffy bmx bike! Smooth ride!

        By 

        from Central Ohio

        About Me Casual Cyclist

        Pros

        • Stylish
        • Easy controls
        • Very quiet ride
        • Lightweight
        • Dependable brakes
        • Good Components
        • Stable Balance
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

        • Not enough time to ride

        Best Uses

        • Leisurely Rides
        • Commuting
        • Light Trails
        • Street Riding

        Comments:

        I put off getting a bike for some time. I remembered my hunk of iron that was a pain to work on and caused me an injury or two. This bike is a dream! It is light-weight, smooth, fast and stops when put on the brakes. I find that I take my bike to goto the store when I need an item or two. Which means I get to have fun riding, a short workout and best of all never have to hunt for a parking spot! If you wanting a comfortable ride with plenty of extra features. This is the bike for you. I wish I had found it sooner. As I haven't rode a bike in nearly 20 years!

         
        5

        I luv this bike!

        By 

        from oregon

        About Me

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Stable Balance
        • Stylish
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

        • Ya the seat sucks
        • Uncomfortable Seating
        • Flimsy Components

        Best Uses

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

        Comments:

        None

         
        4

        Love the bike, other than a sore backsid

        By 

        from Millerstown, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Smooth Ride
        • Stable Balance
        • Stylish
        • Lightweight
        • Good Components

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seating

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Light Trails
        • Leisurely Rides
        • Street Riding

        Comments:

        Bought 2 of these bikes yesterday. Have not ridden a bike four about 12 years. Took a few minutes to get use to riding again, but what fun. The only problem I have it the seat hurts my backside. I think it is because of my size and not being used to it. 6'0" 280lbs. My wife loves hers. Other than a sore bum, I have no complaints so far. Probably have put about 8-10 miles on it since yesterday. Some street, some trail. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is because of my sore BUM. I think and hope that will pass with more ride time.

         
        5

        GREAT BIKE FOR THE PRICE

        By 

        from deep south Texas, McAllen

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Good Components
        • Stylish
        • Stable Balance
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Street Riding
          • Light Trails

          Comments:

          gears are easy to see and shift seat is very comfortable ride almost daily 15 to 20 miles

           
          5

          Put the Fun in Cycling

          By 

          from Roanoke, VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Upright Frame Geometry
          • Looks Fantastic
          • Great Price Value
          • Large frame sizes
          • Goes Everywhere
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments:

          This is a great all-purpose bike. If you want a bike to hit the local greenways, commute smoothly around town, hit easy to moderate dirt trails, and ride through a grassy park or take to the beach, this bike is sure to please. The flexibility of this bike and its upright position will put the fun back in cycling. It is not for competition or hardcore mountain biking, but it is great fun and will meet all recreational needs. I rode for 3 hours on my first ride without any back pain and loads of exercise and fun. The 24 speeds allowed a great range of gearing for hills. You may need to tighten the front suspension for steep hills, especially if you are big like me (220 lbs 6'3"). The 22" frame is great for the tall rider like myself. Quality build and looks great. Can't wait to get back out there.

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