Raleigh Dyna Tech appreciation and information thread

averagebiker

Retro Guru
Here she is. I took a punt based on poor pictures, bought her in the dark without giving her a once over. Risky, risky, risky.......

Turns out it was worth a punt. It is an M-trax 700 from the early 90s. I wonder how she will look in the morning light?

She is now at home absorbing penetrating oil, with some slight movement on the seatpost evident already 😁
 

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Tsundere

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Can anyone tell me if this is worth a punt? I know these are all at least pretty good frames while some are on another level entirely. Which is this?
 

Gtpulse

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Can anyone tell me if this is worth a punt? I know these are all at least pretty good frames while some are on another level entirely. Which is this?
If I were closer I’d have a go at that one.
Base model of the 1991 range, I commented in another thread it looks like stripped of the accessories and cleaned up would come up nice.

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Tsundere

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Cheers GT, the seller said he'd happily box it up and post it at the buyers expense, I'm still on the fence but it looks like it might be a cracker if the price stays reasonable.
 

DynaCol

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This was a 2055 tubeset.
For comparison the models were:
2055 - 501 main tubes only.
2060 - 531 main tubes, 501 rest.
2070 - 653 main tubes, 531 seatstays.

It was only in 92 that they introduced the titanium tubed frames.
 

BsidetheCside

Dirt Disciple
Picked this up locally last night and thought I’d share on here as it’s an unusual one.
Raleigh Special Products
Genuine original dyna-tech racing branding but
Raleigh Optima tubing!
Serial number has an E prefix which puts it about 1994/5 I think.
Mix of stx rc, Shimano XT, shimano
SRT300i gripshift
Tektro levers
Mavic 238 alivio hubs

I know optima and optima race was available through RSP in the later 90’s. Guessing this was one of the early Optima frame at a time when they still had Dyna-Tech branding knocking about.
Lovely bike to ride.
 

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kingoffootball

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This was a 2055 tubeset.
For comparison the models were:
2055 - 501 main tubes only.
2060 - 531 main tubes, 501 rest.
2070 - 653 main tubes, 531 seatstays.

It was only in 92 that they introduced the titanium tubed frames.

But according to that literature above, built up, the Sentinel weighed the same as the Encounter and the Voyager 🤷‍♂️
 
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