Raleigh Tokul 3 Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

August 9, 2020

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Raleigh Tokul 3

The Raleigh Tokul 3 is one of the best budget hardtail mountain bikes you can get on the market. The bike has a beautiful design and comes with amazing specs for less than $1000.

The bicycle has Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for efficient braking.

The aluminum frame makes the bike light and durable.

Plus-size tires and an SR Suntour XCR-32 Coil fork absorb shock well.

The bike doesn't have a water bottle mount.

Some buyers say the Raleigh Tokul 3 pedals look and feel cheap. You can easily replace the pedals if you don't like them.

Raleigh, a reputable bicycle company, advertises the Tokul 3 as a comfortable and durable bike. Some of the specs which make this possible are an aluminum frame, which is very light and durable.

The 27.5 inches fork with 120mm travel (which is the space the fork can move), gives the bike better shock absorption, so you're assured of an enjoyable ride on rocky trails.

When buying a bicycle, your height should determine what size of bike you purchase. If you get the wrong bike size for your height, you'll not be comfortable reaching the pedals, and this may make your bike ride awful.

That's why the Raleigh Tokul 3 is available in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes to cater for people of different heights. 

Riders whose height is between 160-170cm should get the small Raleigh Tokul 3. If your height is between 170-175cm, the medium bike will be perfect for you, while large is for those between 175-183cm. Extra-large is for anyone between 183-193cm.

See Raleigh listings on Amazon – here.

Who is this bike for?

  • If you're looking to buy your first hardtail bike, the Raleigh Tokul 3 should make it to your list of bikes to consider. Why do I say that? The bicycle has decent features that will make your mountain biking experience more adrenaline-filled, and you also won't have to spend thousands on it.
  • The bike is also ideal if you're starting to learn mountain riding or if you're a pro biker looking for a new mountain biking experience. 
Raleigh Tokul 3

Performance

Here are some of the things that make riding the Raleigh Tokul 3 fun.

  • The Tokul 3 has a wide flat handlebar that gives you more control of the bike while riding. 
  • With the Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes, you don't need to press the brakes hard to stop. A little pressure on the brakes will get you to stop in seconds. The braking system ensures you can also safely ride the bike in any terrain and during all weather conditions.
  • The Raleigh Tokul 3 comes with 27.5-inch rims and 2.8-inch tires, which give the bike better traction. Mountain bikes usually have bigger wheels, but the Tokul 3 wheels make the bike light and more flexible. The wideness of the wheels also ensures they don't slide when taking corners.
  • The bike rides well not only on bumpy terrain but on paved roads too. The 11-speed drivetrain lets you maintain speed as you change terrain with its quick and smooth gear change.
  • Riders often complain about the seat quality of the bikes they buy, but I doubt you'll have anything to complain about the Raleigh mountain 140mm wide saddle that comes with this bike. The seat doesn't feel uncomfortable even on longer rides.

Conclusion

The Raleigh Tokul 3 is one of the best mountain bikes on the market at an affordable price. It is an excellent option if you're looking to get your first hardtail bike to start mountain bike riding and exploring rocky trails.

Specifications

Frame:

Aluminum

Suspension

Fork:

SR Suntour XCR-32 Coil

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

Rear Travel:

Crankset:

Forged 2pc 24mm spindle

Bottom Bracket:

External Bearings

Shifters:

SRAM NX trigger

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM NX 11spd

Number of Gears:

SRAM PG1130 (11-42t) 11spd

Brakes:

Tektro HD-M275 Hydraulic Disc

Wheel Size:

Weinmann U40 TL

Tires:

Vee Crown Gem 27.5x 2.6

Handlebar:

Raleigh 200 Series 31.8

Stem:

Raleigh 3D Forged Alloy

Seat Post:

Raleigh 100 Series, Dual Bolt, 30.9x350mm

Saddle:

Raleigh Mountain Saddle

Headset:

FSA Orbit C-40B

Chain:

SRAM PC1130

Raleigh Tokul 3

The Raleigh Tokul 3 is one of the best budget hardtail mountain bikes you can get on the market. The bike has a beautiful design and comes with amazing specs for less than $1000.