Raleigh Rowdy 24 Complete Mountain Bike Review

For most of us parents, the memories of our early life are precious. We treasure and retell stories of how we learned to ride our first bike. How we sometimes fell off the bike only to dust off our clothes and keep riding.

And how we outgrew our first bike and acquired a larger one. If you want your kid to have similar memories, you have to get him a Raleigh Rowdy 24 Complete Mountain Bike.

It is built to handle all that energy and curiosity in him. It is designed to ride around the neighborhood, to school and back or top down for adventure. Thanks to this design it easily handles rough roads and hilly terrains. The bike will always keep your kid engaged.

Features of the Raleigh Rowdy 24 Complete Mountain Bike

The Uniqueness of This Mountain Bike

You have to give it to Raleigh this bike is well designed. The dimensions are such that the affordable bike is suitable for your Nine to Twelve years old son with a height of anywhere between fifty-four to sixty-one inches.

The twenty-four-inch wheels stand out and give the bike an aggressive look. These wheels also have a width of 2.125 inches for maximum grip when riding in wet terrain.

The functionality of the Raleigh bike is great too. A seven seed twist shifter ensures the good mountain bike is agile enough to ride both fast and slow on demand. The fact that the frame is all aluminum puts this bike above the rest of the competition.

It makes the bike light enough for a nine-year-old and tough enough to last the entire childhood of your kid.

No need for a second bike, no bent frame, no unnecessary repairs. It is fun from the word go. Here is something unique about the Raleigh Rowdy bike, it comes disassembled.

Before you teach your kid how to ride, start with a bike assembly lesson. When I bought this bike for my kid we had so much fun putting the different bike components together.

Figuring out how the brake pads are oriented, how to configure the rear tire and the right positioning for the pedals. You do not have to do the assembly though.

If you are not comfortable with this, you can easily get the bike put together in a bike shop near you.

The Story Behind the Bike

To help you understand the precision with which this particular cheap mountain bike is built I will revisit the history of Raleigh. The company has been around for 130 years. From its inception, the goal of the company has been to build stylish and comfortable bicycles.

The Rowdy 24 has been designed in the backdrop of such a rich heritage. Years of refinement have made this bike ideal for your young one.

More Details on the Bike

Below are additional technical details on this bike. The brake system uses a direct linear pull system with a V-shaped brake pad.

Additionally, it weighs 22.14 lbs with dimensions of 8 8.05 x 25 x 47 inches.

New 2017 Raleigh Rowdy 24 Complete Mountain Bike


Kids grow fast hence spending a lot of money on a kid’s bike is not the best type of investment. The problem with the other cheap bikes is they are of poor quality.

Raleigh Rowdy 24 is different. Get your child this precious gift without having to spend a huge sum of money. I had informed you earlier on about the fun we had with my son when assembling the bike.

Initially, I was skeptical about doing it as I had no experience. I am happy to say the assembly process is quite easy; it just took me thirty minutes. The manufacturer quotes the assembly time as between thirty minutes and two hours.

Additionally, this bike is very light. My ten-year son tells me he enjoys riding the bike so much because he can easily lift it over obstacles. I also have an easy time putting away the bike on a storage rack in the house, thanks to its low weight.


Two things need serious improvements as far as this bike is concerned. The bike does not come with any assembly tools. My neighbor to whom I recommended this bike for her seven-year daughter brought this point to my attention. A single multipurpose tool in the box will solve this problem.

Final Verdict

The Raleigh Rowdy 24 Mountain Bike is a good starter bike for any kid. It is cheap, tough, and is ready to make those precious childhood memories.

Although it lacks assembly equipment in the packaging and suffers from modern-day cost-cutting, it is still good. If you are looking for an appropriate beginner bike for your son look no further.

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