First Impression: EVA 7.5 reviewed in Dirt Rag Magazine 

Dirt Rag Mag featured the EVA 7.5 in their 'First Impression' feature. Designed for female riders the 2014 EVA 7.5 comes equipped with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a 3x9 Shimano 11-34t drivetrain and 100mm RockShox XC30 fork.

While the 2014 model has many of the same features as the 2013 version it is designed more as a cross-country-racer versus the laid back all-mountain feel of the 2013 model. In addition the 2014 model comes in the 27.5 frame that is much more playful and quicker to respond than previous 29 models.  

Editors Note: "The 27.5 is very playful and quick to respond. I'm more of a hang-on-and-plow-over-it type of rider, often lacking finesse, so being able to focus on my technical riding skills is refreshing."

To learn more about the EVA 7.5 click here.

To read the feature on Dirt Rag Mag click here.

Posted by Craig Randall Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:33:00 PM Categories: 27.5

Elevation Outdoors Names RXC Disc Carbon As Best 'Cross Bike 

Elevation Outdoors recently ranked the Raleigh RXC Disc Carbon as the number one bike for Cyclocross season in their feature on 'Best Bike Gear.' 

The RXC Disc Carbon is race ready out of the box and has a Shimano Di2 Ultegra drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes with Clement PDX tires. It has an all new carbon frame and fork with thru axles in the front and rear to reduce vibrations and American Classic Hurricane Disc wheels with a race proven FSA SLK bar and stem combo.  

Editor's Note: "Based in the slop of the Pacific Northwest where 'cross has a core following, Raleigh has put a concerted effort into its racing team and its bikes. That shows in this more affordable version of the pro bikes built around the Direct Connect carbon frame, which is light but pliant enough for abuse."

For more information on the RXC Disc Carbon click here.

To read the full article in Elevation Outdoors click here.

Posted by Craig Randall Friday, September 05, 2014 10:45:00 AM Categories: RXC Pro Disc

Equinox Features The XXIX Mountain Bike 

Equinox features the XXIX Mountain Bike in their 'fitness gear you need this summer' article.

The XXIX is a single speed destined for singletrack. The XXIX is equipped with a Gates Center Track belt making the drivetrain nearly maintenance free. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a Fox Float 29 CTD make this humble machine trail ready.

Editors note: "This beautiful, Carolina blue hardtail mountain bike will help you tackle singletracks all summer long. The single speed ride also has a low maintenance (ie- easy to clean) drivetrain system."

For the full feature on Q.Equionox.com, click here.

 

Interested in Raleigh's XXIX Mountain Bike?

Posted by Craig Randall Wednesday, July 02, 2014 2:00:00 PM Categories: Mountain Bike

Gear Patrol Features Tamland 2 

Gear Patrol calls Raleigh's Tamland 2 "a formidable bike for long gravel rides" in its Gravel Grinders Buyer's Guide.

The Tamland 2 is a bike that will take you farther than where the road ends. Designed specifically for long rides in harsh conditions the Tamland begs for the road less traveled. 

For the full feature on GearPatrol.com, click here.

For more information on the Tamland 2, click here.

Posted by Craig Randall Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01:00 PM Categories: Cyclocross

Grind TV Features the Tamland 2 

Grind TV features Raleigh’s Tamland 2 in their ‘Do-Everything Hybrid Bike’ article.

The Tamland 2 is a bike that will take riders farther than where the road ends. Designed specifically for long rides in harsh conditions the Tamland begs for the road less traveled. Reynolds 631 Double Butted Chromoly tubing and longer chainstays with lower bottom bracket make the Tamland handle the high speeds and loose gravel with ease.

Editor’s Note: “The Tamland is the standard by which gravel-bike-specific design will be judged going forward. It is hands down the best-handling bike on gravel I’ve ridden to date.”

For the full feature on GrindTV.com, click here.

Interested in Raleigh’s Tamland 2? 

Posted by Craig Randall Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:26:00 AM Categories: Tamland

Architectural Digest Highlights the Route 5.0 Women's 

Architectural Digest featured the Route 5.0 Women's in an article about the best bicycles for the summer season.

 Raleigh’s Route 5.0 Women’s is a fantasic city/path bicycle. The riser bar and stem of the Route series combined with a suspension fork provides an exceptionally comfortable, upright ride. Easy riding is made possible by the Shimano 8-speed components, Kenda Anti-Puncture tires and the all-new Selle Royal Lookin Saddle.

For the full feature on Architectural Digest, click here.

Interested in the Route 5.0 Women's?

 

Posted by Craig Randall Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:32:00 AM

Raleigh Supports Bike to School Challenge 

Over the month of May, Raleigh Bicycles helped support the country’s largest and longest-standing bike to school event.  Teaming up with People For Bikes & Century Cycles bike shop, more than 4,000 students from six schools in Northeast Ohio participated in the annual Century Cycles’ Bike to School Challenge.

Challenge organizers estimate that the riders in the 2014 challenge rode more than 41,179 miles, burned 1,647,160 calories, saved $6,326 on gasoline and prevented 33,827 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

As Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, put: “I have never seen a bike-to-school program that generates the level of participation and excitement that this one does.”

At the end of the event, students were entered to win grand prizes including brand-new bikes from Raleigh Bicycles. Raleigh donated one bike per week to each of the six schools that participated in the event.

Click here for a great write-up of the event, written by the wonderful people of People For Bikes.

Posted by Craig Randall Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Women's Health Features RX 1.0 Women's 

The June issue of Women’s Health featured Raleigh’s RX 1.0 Women's.

The Raleigh’s RX 1.0 was created for women. Raleigh utilized a women’s feedback panel throughout the design process of each bike, such as selecting touch point components like bars and saddles or helping with color schemes and graphic direction. Raleigh take's pride in the attention to detail they give to women-specific bikes and the experience created for the woman rider.

Interested in the Raleigh’s RX 1.0 Women’s? Click here for more information

Editor’s Note: “Curious about cyclocross? This alloy steed is one of the few for women in this category.”

Click here for the full Women’s Health feature.

Raleigh's RX 1.0 Women

Posted by Craig Randall Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:53:00 AM Categories: Cyclocross

Elevation Outdoors Features Capri Carbon 4 

The April issue of Elevation Outdoors featured Raleigh’s Capri Carbon 4.

The Capri Carbon 4 is an endurance riders bike. The Carpi’s geometry features a slackened seat angle that shifts the rider’s center of gravity back and takes some weight off the handlebars. The result is reduced strain on wrists, elbows, neck, and lower back. Less fatigue translates into improved stamina and comfort.

Interested in Raleigh’s Capri Carbon 4? Click here for more information.

Editor’s Note: “The 19.4-pound bike was ideal for everything from social rides to serious training, since its geometry was designed to make it more of an endurance bike as well as suited to the female frame.”

Click here for the full feature in Elevation Outdoors.

 

Posted by Craig Randall Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:07:00 AM

Fox News Features Tripper 

Fox News featured the Raleigh Tripper in a segment about summer bikes and bike tools.

The Tripper features an internal three-speed that has the simple and clean look of a singlespeed with gearing that makes it easy to get around. The 4130 Chromoly frame is a tough platform built to take abuse (without the abuse to the riders wallet) with the rack and fenders being an easy install.

Interested in Raleigh’s Tripper? Click here for more information.

For the Fox News clip, click here.

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, May 12, 2014 2:29:00 PM Categories: Cyclocross Tripper

About.com Loves the Eva 

About.com featured Raleigh’s Eva 5.5 and 7.5 in a recent mountain biking article.

Raleigh’s Eva 5.5 is a perfect mountain bike for woman that are just getting introduced to the sport. With a light aluminum women’s-specific frame, the Eva 5.5 is tailored to beginner's.

Raleigh’s Eva 7.5 is a step up. Whether the rider is attacking flowing dirt single-track or downhill riding or wooded single-track, the Eva 7.5 is a perfect weapon. 

Interest in Raleigh’s Eva 5.5? Click here for more information.

Interest in Raleigh’s Eva 7.5? Click here for more information.

For the full Raleigh feature on About.com, click here.

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, May 12, 2014 10:23:00 AM

BRAIN Highlights Bike to School Challenge 

With May being National Bike Month, Northeast Ohio is geared up for what will surely be another successful ‘Century Cycles’ Bike to School Challenge.’

Raleigh Bicycles has supported the event since the beginning, helping to contribute to the more than 221,000 miles students have pedaled since the programs inception. The three-week program will have more than 4,000 students from six schools in Northeast Ohio and has grown in popularity each year.

At the end of the challenge, students are entered to win grand prizes including brand-new bikes from Raleigh Bicycles. Raleigh is donating one bike per week, either a Talus 3 or Retroglide, to each of the six schools. Raleigh will also be hosting a water bottle day with Century Cycles, giving away 700 bottles to participants.

For the full Bicycle Retailer article, click here.

To learn more about the event, click here for Raleigh's press release.             

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, May 12, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Cadent 3 in Bicycling Editors' Choice 

Raleigh's Cadent 3 was featured in the June issue of Bicycling magazine's Editors' Choice feature.

Editor’s Note: The Cadent 3 was deceptively fast.. It was nimble and really wanted to get up and go. That means this Raleigh is a great option for shorter-distance fondos and charity rides.

For the full feature in Bicycling, click here.

Interested in the Cadent 3? Click here for more information.

 

Posted by Craig Randall Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8:45:00 AM

Bike: Raleigh Unveils Full-Suspension XC Bike 

When you think of Raleigh Bikes in the 21st century, road bikes, or maybe even cyclocross bikes, may come to mind. And you probably know the brand has a strong foothold in cruisers. But in the past decade you probably wouldn’t have associated Raleigh with mountain bikes.

Raleigh’s new Skarn will come in three builds, a sport, a comp and an expert.

 
Posted by Admin Thursday, May 01, 2014 8:24:00 PM Categories: Bike Skarn

Road Bike Review Features Raleigh's 2015 RXC Pro Disc 

The Road Bike Review crew visited Raleigh’s booth at Sea Otter to see the new 2015 RXC Pro Disc.

While more information will be available shortly about Raleigh’s 2015 RXC Pro Disc, the RXC Pro Disc is Raleigh’s top-end cyclocross bike and is a dream bike for any cyclocross rider.

Interested in the RXC Pro Disc? Click here for more information.

Editor’s Note: “Reshaped chainstays that avail 7mm more heel clearance to counteract the wider axle spacing; a reshaped BB bridge that provides more tire (and mud) clearance; thinner top tube and seat stays claimed to improve ride quality; and a lower BB height, which should improve handling but will reduce pedal clearance.”

For the full feature on RoadBikeReview.com, click here.

 

Road Bike Review's RXC Pro Disc

Posted by Craig Randall Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:39:00 AM Categories: Ben Berden Cyclocross RXC Pro Disc

Outside Online Features Raleigh's RXC Pro  

The Outside Online crew recently visited the Raleigh Bicycles booth at Sea Otter and were impressed by Raleigh’s 2015 cyclocross bike line, in particular, Raleigh’s RXC Pro.

Redesigned for the 2015 season, Raleigh’s RXC Pro has 50 percent more vertical compliance than the 2014 model. There is no doubt that the RXC Pro is a cyclocross rider’s dream bike.

Interested in Raleigh’s RXC Pro? Click here to learn more.  

Editor’s Note: “The RXC Pro’s redesigned head tube, down tube, seat tube, and chain stays make the bike powerful and stiff, and it has 50 percent more vertical compliance than its predecessor. The bike has thru axles to stiffen up the front end for precise tracking in tight corners.”

For the full feature on Outside Online, click here.

 

Outside Online Raleigh RXC Pro

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, April 28, 2014 4:16:00 AM

BikeRumor.com Gives Full Overview of Raleigh's 2015 Cylocross Bikes 

BikeRumor.com dedicated an entire post to Raleigh's 2015 cyclocross line after viewing all of the bikes at the recent Sea Otter event.

While more information will be available about Raleigh’s 2015 cyclocross bikes in the near future, BikeRumor.com went into great detail about Raleigh’s RXC Pro, RXC Pro Disc, RXS, RXW Comp, and RX 1.0 and 2.0.

To read the BikeRumor.com feature about Raleigh’s new/upgraded 2015 cyclocross bikes, click here.

Editor’s Notes:

“The new bikes are better than ever and perfectly equipped for mud and cowbells.”

“As their first full bike, the new RXS looks dialed.”

“Raleigh is responding by offering a new higher level womens’ specific build with the new RXW Comp. Using the same frame as the RXW, the comp receives and improved monocoque full carbon fork and an upgraded spec. Thanks to the American Classic Racing wheels, SRAM Force 22 group, and high end TRP cantis, the Comp is 2 pounds less than the RXW at 19 pounds, and retails for about $2,000.”

BikeRumor.com's Photo of Raleighs 2015 RXS

BikeRumor.com's Photo of Raleigh's 2015 RXC Pro Disc

Posted by Craig Randall Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:54:00 AM Categories: Cyclocross

2015 Skarn Sneak Peek at Sea Otter 

At the recent Sea Otter event in Monterey, Raleigh unveiled the full-suspension race/performance mountain bike called the Skarn.

BIKE, BikeRumor, and switchback all featured articles about Raleigh’s new Skarn.

For the BIKE online write-up on Raleigh’s Skarn, click here.

For BikeRumor's take on the Skarn, click here.

And for switchback's overview of the Skarn, click here.  

Editor’s Note via BikeMag.com: “Raleigh has been in the bike industry for more than a century, and while the brand may have let its mountain bike line fade over the past few years, with the Skarn, clearly Raleigh plans on making a stand in the dirt once again.”

BikeMag.com's Photo of Raleigh's Skarn

Posted by Craig Randall Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:30:00 AM Categories: Mountain Bike Skarn

2015 CX Bikes at Sea Otter 

 

Raleigh USA recently attended the annual Sea Otter event in Monterey and the 2015 cyclocross bikes were the talk of the crowd.

During the days following the event, Raleigh received favorite write-ups from media in attendance.

 

Peloton:

Things we want to ride Sea Otter 2014: "We fell in love with this bike last cross season and in the process learned why it helped Raleigh carve out a spot at the head of the cross field. Redesigning such a beloved bike can be a dangerous proposition, but it appears Raleigh has done it very successfully."

http://pelotonmagazine.com/feedzone/things-we-want-to-ride-sea-otter-2014/

Dirt Rag/Bicycle Times:

"After years of offering a singlespeed cyclocross frameset, Raleigh now offers a complete bike with a pretty killer build."

"Also new is this disc brake carbon CX bike; the RXC Pro. The wheels use thru-axles front and rear, and the Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes are smoothly integrated with the frame."

http://dirtragmag.com/sea-otter-roundup-box-raleigh-easton-manitou-and-sun-ringle/

CX Magazine:

"Raleigh launched the RXC carbon cyclocross frameset and bikes three years ago, with the Raleigh-Clement team racing the frame in cantilever and disc brake configurations to countless victories on two continents. After revamping its aluminum RX cyclocross bikes (including the Editors' Choice Award-winning 2014 RX 2.0 cyclocross bike), the cyclocross-crazy company has followed up with similar changes to the carbon models."

http://www.cxmagazine.com/raleigh-2015-carbon-rxc-disc-rxc-pro-disc-cyclocross-bikes

Road Bike Review:

"Raleigh has revamped its top end RC Pro cross bike, adding thru-axles front and rear."

http://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/daily-coverage-from-the-2014-sea-otter-classic-day-3

BRAIN:

"Single-speed cyclocross bikes are nothing new to Raleigh...whose Furley has been a favorite among commuter and budget-minded 'cross weekend warriors in recent year. Now comes the 2015 RXS... designed specifically for enthusiast racers who prefer single-speed simplicity on the 'cross course."

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2014/04/13/more-aisles-sea-otter-%E2%80%A6#.U0w81iuglbw

Posted by Craig Randall Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:46:00 AM Categories: Ben Berden Bicycle Retailer Cyclocross RXC Pro Disc

Raleigh Makes News In Adventure Cyclist 

Adventure Cyclist magazine recently ran a story about the Raleigh USA Brand in their April/May issue.

The feature discussed about how Raleigh USA donated one of their Sojourn bikes to the Adventure Cycling Touring & Leadship Scholarship.

The Sojourn is what Raleigh defines as a road commuter/touring bike. As Raleigh notes, it is a timeless touring bike that is balanced with “modern Shimano components and disc brakes for the dependability required when civilization is fading away in your mirror.”

Interested in Raleigh’s Sojourn bike? Click here for more information.


For the full feature in Adventure Cyclist, click here.

Raleigh Sojourn

Posted by Craig Randall Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:10:00 AM Categories: Commuting Road Bikes

Momentum Magazine Features Raleigh Bikes in Buyer's Guide 

Momentum Magazine's annual Buyer's Guide was recently released and it was no suprise to see some of Raleigh's bikes in the feature.

While no bikes were reviewed in the Buyer's guide, the magazine featured Raleigh's Tripper, Roadster & Detour 5.5.

Interest in Raleigh's Tripper? Click here for more information.

Interested in Raleigh's Roadster? Click here for more information.

Interested in Raleigh's Detour 5.5? Click here for more information.

For the full feature in Momentum Magazine, click here.

Raleigh Tripper

Raleigh Detour 5.5

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, April 07, 2014 1:54:00 PM Categories: Detour Gravel Road Bikes

Outside Online Raves About Tamland 1 

 

Outside magazine got their hands on Raleigh's popular Tamland 1 and were more than impressed by its versatility. 

From riding to coffee shops to multi-hour spins to steep hills to smooth dirt singletrack, Outside believes the Tamland 1 can handle it all. The Editor noted, the Tamland 1 provides a "giddy experience."

Interested in the Tamland 1?  Click here to learn more 

Editor's Remark: "..Call it a gravel grinder if you want—I’m going with quarter horse. The Tamland is probably the most versatile, well-behaved, and eager bike I’ve ridden." 

Read the full review on Outside Online here.

Tamland 1

 

Posted by Craig Randall Monday, March 31, 2014 9:40:00 AM Categories: Gravel Tamland