My Raleigh M Trax 500 titanium (1993)

With 2015 drawing to a close, there’s been a new addition to the collection of vintage Raleigh moutain bikes — A nearly mint condition M Trax 500 from 1993.

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As you might guess from my other blog posts, I do have a soft spot for this particular early nineties mountain bike range, having ridden a 400 as my first serious bike, back in the day.

The M Trax 500’s metallic paint job is quite splendiferous, and the titanium bull-horn handlebar gives the bike an aggressive look.

Sadly, the Exage trigger shifters are not very durable, and broke down almost immediately after taking possession of the bike.

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This is in contrast, ironically, to the bullet proof Deore DX thumbshifters that were included on the 420, 400 and 300 models of the same year. I guess I’ll end up fitting thumbshifters to my 500 as well …

One thought on “My Raleigh M Trax 500 titanium (1993)”

  1. Hi – I’ve a M-Trax 420 Dynatech. I’ve had it c 20 years. Bought it secondhand in 2007. It has almost all its original components, but I can’t find the spec anywhere for bottom bracket etc. Want to undertake some maintenance but before I dive in want to ensure I can get suitable replacements. Any help appreciated.

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