Raleigh Flyte II Review – Rigid Mountain Bike

Activ by Raleigh Flyte II Men's Rigid Mountain Bike - Black, 19  InchHere we take a look at the Raleigh Flyte II men’s mountain bike. All the information here is from detailed product research and manufacturer specifications along with our own experience with this bike.

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Raleigh Flyte II Overview

The Raleigh Flyte II mountain bike provides great value for money to people who want to start cycling without having to spend a huge amount of money doing so. This bike has been increasing in popularity and is currently one of the top selling mountain bikes on Amazon.


  • Great value
  • Handlebar Grip shifters – gives greater control when changing gear
  • Shimano 18speed gear system
  • V brakes


  • Default saddle not that comfortable
  • No suspension


The process of assembling the Raleigh Flyte II is relatively simple and straight forward. It comes partially assembled but requires the front wheel, saddle, handlebars and pedals to be attached, just follow the instructions in the user manual. When the bike if fully assembled be sure to follow this basic safety check before you start riding.


The Raleigh Flyte 2 comes with a shimano 18 speed gear system with handlebar grip shifters. The gears worked well for me and having read many other reviews on this bike other people were generally pleased with them too. I have heard some other cyclists that dislike grip shifters because they find them more awkward to use than thumb shifters. I believe that grip shifters are more suited to a mountain bike as I feel like I have a better grip on the handlebars when changing gear.Activ by Raleigh Flyte II Men's Rigid Mountain Bike saddle

Possible Upgrade

As with all low cost bikes the saddle is pretty basic and is often upgraded to a better, more comfortable one. A better gel saddle would be a good choice if you plan on riding for long periods of time. Another cheaper option would be to buy a padded saddle cover to improve comfort.


As one of the best selling bikes right now the Raleigh Flyte II has many features that a lot of people are looking for, such as value, reliability and good performance. Riders who are looking for a good starter mountain bike that will do a good job in most situations would have difficulty finding a better bike for the same price.

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Raleigh Flyte II Specifications

  • Steel mens mountain bike 19″ frame
  • Steel rigid mountain bike style forks
  • Shimano 18speed gears
  • Twist grip style gear shifters
  • Alloy rim wheels
  • V style brakes
  • Suitable for leg size 73.5-86cm
  • Raleigh designed

We hope that you have enjoyed our review of the Raleigh Flyte II and this information has been useful in finding the best bike for you.