My beloved 2007 Raleigh Mojave 8.0 got stolen recently. The thief cut the number lock I put on it and I am kicking myself right now for not using a U-Lock. I headed over to Geoff’s bikes in Iowa City to look for a replacement bike, and I instantly fell in love with the Raleigh Sojourn. It is the perfect combination of new and old for me. I love the Brooks leather saddle and handle bar wrap, and I cannot do without the disk brakes. The price is a little steep for me, and I willing to wait a while before I buy it.
Sorry to hear that man.
I bought myself one of these for my birthday in the Spring of this year and I have been very pleased with it thus far. I have taken a few multi-day trips and have comfortably sat in the saddle for 8-10 hr days covering up to 110miles – even on the new Brooks saddle without any grave discomfort. I did put a front pannier rack on the bike (it has the mounting attachments) and with the bike loaded wtih gear in both front and rear panniers the bike handled beautifully. On a purely superficial level, I get quite a kick out of the bike as it does really combine some classic styling queues (color, Brooks saddle and handebar tape) with some more modern features (disk brakes, flared handlebar) so all in all a good looking bike.
A couple of minor drawbacks – the included pump doesn’t really seem up to putting a great deal of pressue into these tyres (good for emergency uses but perhaps a bigger pump for day-to-day use when out on a trip), and the bell is mounted near to the handlebar stem and I managed to kick-off the ‘dinger’ when mounting the bike.
I am heading out for my third multi-day trip this August weekend (300miles). Looking forward to it – of only the weather cooperates
I have a Salsa Fargo and just stumbled across this bike. I love my Salsa, but this looks like a strong competitor in the same field. Looks like an awesome ride. Good luck Sid and have a great ride. Let me know how it holds up.