In this video we’re going to be taking the Raleigh Tokul three putting it through a torture test to see if it’s worth your hard-earned money. We’re looking for a bike that can handle a little bit of everything, from regular trail rides to the abuse you might put it through when you go to a bike park, but we’re gonna do this my way, so sit down and enjoy the show! Mo issues yet, time to take it to Highland Mountain bike park to see what this bike is really made of. The first trail opted to go with his Catspaw Catspaw is an intermediate blue trail, and while it does feature a bunch of berms small jumps and drops, it should be a pretty easy ride down. ….or maybe not First down, first down! Hey we caught him! I gotta be honest it’s not the first time I’ve crashed on that turn. Apart from a small scratch on the bars, the bike took it like a champ but maybe we went a little too easy on it. Let’s step it up to the big leagues. Hellion is highlands most famous jump trail. It’s over a mile along features jumps over 20 feet long. Usually i write this on my downhill bike but surprisingly i was right at home on this bike. Even though there was no rear suspension, the plus size tires helped absorb the impact of the trail. Well after this run bike was still going strong, so it’s time to step it up a few more notches. This is N.E. Style This is highlands most iconic trail is home to some of the biggest features on the mountain, including the PinkBike drop,. This will definitely test the capabilities of this bike. At this point I was most definitely using this bike well beyond its intended use, I don’t suspect most owners of the Tokul 3 will be using the bike quite like this, but now we know at least it can handle it Once I got done with N.E Style, I had one lingering question, but to answer that question I needed to find the right feature Luckily I had a good idea as to where to look, to find exactly what i needed. This is the Tombstone drop, anytime a section of trail is lined with a bunch of riders you know something is going down, so let’s go for a little spin 😉 Well luckily my bailing skills are still on point. I’m good! Redemption run? Is that even a question? After fixing the chain, it was time to go up for a Redemption run. Definitely not the best backflipt I’ve ever done, but I haven’t done them in a while so it’s good to know i still got it! See ya’ guys! So what’s the verdict? To be quite honest I had more fun riding Highland on this bike than I usually do when I ride my downhill bike. The fatter tires definitely made for more rolling resistance but they also gave me more confidence knowing I could roll over just about anything. So that’s not to say the bike came out completely unscathed. Somewhere during the day I bet my crank arm, this is either from repeated drops or ditching my bike during the backflip. Outside for that and a scratch on my bars everything else on the bike was fine. Now if you’re just looking to do basic XC (cross country) rides, this might be a little bit overkill, but otherwise I have no problem recommending this bike to anyone looking for a bike that can handle bike parks and do general trail rides. The 2017 Raleigh Tokul 3 gets the P.K. stamp of approval. rRght now I’m in the process of editing the video, and since i made the last video Raleigh actually upped the price of the Tokul by like two hundred dollars. So it’s no longer quite as affordable, that kind of makes me a liar. I apologize nothing I can do about that yeah just wanted to make sure that you guys were aware of that.