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Raleigh Sojourn



Traverse America Coast to Coast, follow the classic tours of Europe, pedal down under along the roads of New Zealand; in fact, travel the entire world over Distance and contemplation seem to go hand in hand, and with contemplation the finer details of life begin to emerge. So it is with the Sojourn. Every design detail was of utmost importance in the creation of our new touring specific bicycle. From its classic steel frame and Brooks leather saddle and bar tape package, to its high quality fenders, racks, and built-in spoke holders, the Sojourn is equipped to take you distances that are rich in culture and character; it truly is a perfect vehicle for contemplation.
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Reynold 520 Butted Cr-Mo w/CNC dropouts, Spoke holders, pump peg
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Crankset: Shimano Sora 50/39/30
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Octalink
F. Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
R. Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Shift Lever: Shimano 9spd Bar End

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4130 Cr-Mo Cross w/Disc Mounts
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Brake Levers: Tektro Road
Brakes: Avid BB5 Road
Cog Set: SRAM PG-950 9spd (11-34)
Rims: Freedom CTX2.3 Trekking Double Wall
Tires: Vittoria Rondenour Cross w/reflective side 700x35c
Pedals: Alloy Cage, Cromo Spindel
Handlebar: WTB Mtn Drop, 31.8
Stem: Alloy ahead 2 bolt clamp
Seatpost: Alloy Micro adjust 27.2mm
Saddle: Brooks B17 Aged
Headset: 1-1/8 threadless
Colors: Kahki
Chain: KMC Z9000
Hubset: (F) Joytech Disc 32h (R) Joytech Disc 32h Cassette
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion 14g
Grips: Brooks Leather, Drk Brown
Extras: SKS Fenders, Cateye reflector set, Bell, Water bottle mounts, Rack

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March 29, 2008
Got mine about a week ago. So far so good. Some say disks are overkill commuting. I bought this bike because of the disks. Stopping in the rain and snow are much better now. I am calling this bike the caddy. Like a caddy it is heavy, generaly driven by a more mature person, and comfortable over the long haul. The fenders are as good as my planet bike cascadias actually a little better. I am waiting for my front rack after I get it I will be able to balance my daily load and really compare it too my other bikes. It looks like without the fenders a really large tyre could fit in the front and the rear mabey a 45c. Later this summer I will probably try this out for camping and trail use.

May 1, 2008
Man, I thought I was going to be able to get one of these as a super deal through a friend, but it fell through. A man can dream though...

May 1, 2008
What the dealer told me was the first shipment mostly went to dealer pre-orders. I paid for mine up front and got one from the first shipment. The next lot should be arriving soon. Probably not going to get a deal on one as they will sell out. It is a great bike heavy, but I like the fit and comfort. I have about 400 miles on the bike now with no issues. I have a Jandd rack on the front and puchased bags from Rivendale. Baggens bags these are a little big for everyday use but, they squash flat when empty and look great. No zippers to fail and so far water proof. Buy according to top tube length not seat tube or stand over.

May 1, 2008
Just curious Why'd you go with the Sojourn instead of the Trek 520 and if you had the option of finding a 2nd hand touring bike in good but not brilliant shape which would you prefer?

May 5, 2008
Disk brakes. They work better than canti's in the rain and snow. Another option I looked at was the REI safari but, I prefer drop bars, steel frames, and 700c wheels. I paid $995 not a lot of money compared to other bikes out there. The Trek Portland has disks and costs about $1550. Can't put a front rack on it or a big tyre. Sojourn is still the best bike for me. Stable and comfortable and stops on a dime.

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