Raleigh Carlton Mixte

64/100
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Facts

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Numbers of gears
1, 8
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • Experts described the fluid and silent ride given by the steel frame.
  • Both stock models of the Carlton Mixte come equipped with a front rack and fenders, which impressed buyers looking for a practical urban bike.
  • The singlespeed version of the Carlton Mixte is equipped with a ratio (42 / 16) that experts saw as suitable for climbing hills.
  • A flip-flop hub on the rear wheel, provides for the choice of singlespeed or fixed-gear riding.
  • Buyers usually found the Carlton Mixte easy to assemble, given the tools that are provided with the bike.
  • The matte color options were attractive to riders.
  • Riders of short stature (5’3” and under) found the smallest size of this bike suitable, given the low down-tube on the step-through frame.
  • Consumers noted that wheels bolted on without quick-release skewers, to prevent theft.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One expert noted that the included rack and fenders led to the Carlton Mixte being more expensive than similar cruisers.
  • Consumer reviews sometimes mentioned that the bike arrived with some minor surface damage.
  • In some instances, small parts were missing from the package.

Bottom line

The Raleigh Carlton Mixte is aimed at the urban user, who may be choosing the simplicity of low-maintenance singlespeed riding – or the versatility offered by the eight-speed option. The rack and fenders come provided for ease of shopping and commuting. The ‘mixte’ frame shape is designed for ease-of-use by shorter riders. With a high-quality chromoly steel frame, it is a level above the cheapest city-bikes. The higher price tag reflects this.

Expert Reviews

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New York Magazine

The Best Bikes for Beginning Commuters, According to Cycling Experts

Level 1 expert

The Raleigh Carlton costs more than similar cruiser bikes, but the built-in rack and fenders make it a value when you consider buying those add-ons for a cheaper bike.

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Bicycling

4 Bikes We’re Crushing on Hard in January

Level 5 expert

With a front rack big enough to hold a backpack or 12-pack, and a steel frame that offers a smooth, quiet ride, you’ll find any excuse to make trips around town.

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User Ratings

71/100 based on 22 ratings
  • 5 star
    45%
  • 4 star
    27%
  • 3 star
    5%
  • 2 star
    5%
  • 1 star
    18%

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Rankings

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Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
Raleigh Carlton Mixte
64
Average All Bikes
81
Average Raleigh Bike
78
Average Commuter - City Bike
78