The Raleigh Tokul 1 mountain bike is an affordably priced entry level mountain bike. It has a feature set that, at least on paper, make it a better value than the Trek Marlin 5. You don’t get the 29er wheels the Marlin 5 has, but not everyone likes 29er bikes, so the 27.5″ weinmann double wall U28 rims and Kenda Honey Badger tires are a perfect fit for people like me.
Overall i’m very impressed. The bike was exceedingly cost effective thanks to a discount coupon that lowered the price to department store big box bike prices. The build quality with Trek, and though I don’t have a local Raleigh dealer – I had to assemble the bike myself – assembly was a breeze and the derailleurs were perfectly adjusted from the factory and all bolts were properly torqued.
I’m happy I purchased this bike instead of another Trek. I’ll be selling my Trek 820 as this bike surpasses it in every category. More videos to come on this mountain bicycle, so stay tuned!
In a Heartbeat by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)