The Clubman Carbon. It's cool. Retro. Responsive. Ultra-lightweight. Now, that's the right club discerning riders want to be a part of. Appreciate the classic rando styling and premium materials in a road bike that can do it all from commuting to base miles to riding rougher pavement roads.
A good mix of old and new, the Clubman Carbon features the signature Raleigh script logo, premium Brooks Cambium saddle and matching bar tape to keep that heritage look while the frame is made from High Modulus Carbon to keep the bike light, stiff and responsive.
It's made for long road miles on any kind of pavement in all conditions. Complete with endurance frame geometry and tapered headtube plus front and rear thru axles, and Shimano Shimano Tiagra 20 speed STI shifters, this ultimate commuter bike is as light as they get and comes with fenders and mechanical disc brakes for great stopping power in all weather conditions.
Customer Reviews Write Your Own
I absolutely love this bike.Review by Henry
This is my favorite bike I have ever owned. Rides smooth as butter, great brakes, and looks awesome. I found a place that assembled it for $100 and it was totally worth it. This is a very high quality bike.(Posted on 8/16/2019)
Beautiful bike but questionable quality at this price point.Review by DominicOverall Quality
I would definitely give this bike a 5/5 for looks, but buyer beware…
I fell in love with how pretty this bike was and purchased it approximately 2 weeks ago (mid January 2019), but I have yet to be able to get even one ride in on it because every time I try to assemble it I find another bolt hole on the fork that must be re-threaded.
The bike shipped quickly and though when I received it the box was already opened slightly (one flap was open which unfortunately made the box essentially wide open if pulled) all of the parts were still there so I just rolled with it until I began assembly.
I would like to preface this by saying that I am a legacy Raleigh owner and currently own 2 decades older steel Raleigh road bikes which I hold in very high regard. And while I am not a paid professional bike mechanic, I have built and rebuilt dozens of bikes for myself and friends and I am sadly disappointed in the manufacturing of this Clubman Carbon which is, unfortunately, THE MOST EXPENSIVE BIKE I HAVE EVER BOUGHT.
While the components are top notch and the finish is amazing. I could barely thread the handlebars into the stem. But, as that is an easily replaceable component with many aftermarket options, I thought “New stem? No problem.” The real problems came when I next tried to thread up the front disk caliper.
Though the brake mounts were threaded poorly it was obvious as I tried to finger start the M6 bolts in they were not going to budge past 3 threads in and with even minimal torque of an Allen wrench I believed they were on the verge of either cracking or stripping the aluminum mount.
I contacted Raleigh at this point to inquire about their recommendations for servicing it and to see if a replacement fork could be sent out because I consider the front brake mount to be absolutely essential equipment and wanted one in top shape. Raleigh asked me to bring it to a local bike shop to tap the mounts saying they would reimburse me for the charges. And not wanting the liability of possibly ruining those mounts/a carbon fork myself, I did just that. Local bike shop tapped both bolt holes for the brakes for $10 and I thought I’d get home and be off and running; wrong!
When I returned home with the bike I then tried to install the front fender and discovered the M6 bolt hole for the top fender mount was heavily over-sprayed with paint that that bolt would not thread up there either. Getting extremely frustrated at this point and not wanting to keep running up bills at the bike shop I then bought a tap and die set from Harbor Freight and tapped that hole too. That M6 bolt goes in fine. Then I find the bottom two smaller M5 fender mounts are also heavily over-sprayed and won’t thread either. These two bolt holes I have left for another day as I am by this point so disappointed in this bike I had to walk away; I feel savagely burned by the price I paid for it.
Raleigh offered reimbursement for the brake mounts being re-tapped by the bike shop, but getting $10 back on a bike I feel I grossly over-paid for is almost insulting compensation to me. I can only hope I may still ride it and fall in love with it, but only time will tell.
For the amount of money I spent on this bike it should have assembled like a dream. I have bought $100 and $300 dollar (Mongoose and Origin8) bikes that went together better/easier than this and that seemed better manufactured. If I had to tap threads on one of those cheaper bikes I would have just chalked it up to the price, but I paid so much money for this bike the poor manufacturing quality is inexcusable in my opinion and I will be questioning the strength and quality of this bike (particularly in the fork) for the rest of the time that I own it.
(Posted on 1/18/2019)
Frame Direct Connect High Modulus Carbon, Tapered Headtube, Thru-Axles and CDS Internal Cable Routing Fork Custom Carbon to Alloy 1-1/8" to 1.5 taper, Thru-Axle with Post Disc Mounts Headset Integrated Cartridge Bearings Cranks 2PC Forged Alloy 50/34t Bottom Bracket External Bearing Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra Shifter Shimano Tiagra 10spd STI, Shimano SP41 Shift housing Cogset Shimano 10spd (11-34t) Chain KMC X10 Front Hub Joytech Alloy Disc 15mm, 32H, Thru-Axle Rear Hub Joytech Alloy Disc, 32H, 142x12mm Thru-Axle Cassette Spokes 14g Stainless Steel Rims Weinmann XC180 Double Wall Disc Tires Clement Strada LGG 60TPI, 700x28c Brakes TRP Spyre dual actuated mechanical disc brakes, w/160mm rotors Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra STI Pedals Test Ride Pedals Handlebar Kalloy Alloy Road Ergo, 31.8, 40/42/44cm Stem Raleigh 7° 3D Forged, 31.8, 90/100/110mm Seat Brooks Cambium C17 w/ Tubular Steel Rail Seatpost Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2x350mm Extras Front and Rear Fenders Tape Brooks Cambium Cotton Bike Weight 23.33 lbs Bike size 52cm / 5'4" - 5'7" 54cm / 5'7" - 5'9" 56cm / 5'9" - 5'11" 58cm / 5'11" - 6'0" 60cm / 6'0" - 6'3" 62cm / 6'3" - 6'5" Seat Tube Length 490mm 510mm 530mm 550mm 570mm 590mm Stand Over Height 740mm 760mm 778mm 799mm 816mm 834mm Top Tube Length 535mm 545mm 560mm 575mm 590mm 605mm Stack 550mm 570mm 585mm 601mm 616mm 630mm Reach 374mm 376mm 386mm 389mm 398mm 409mm Head Tube Length 140mm 160mm 175mm 195mm 210mm 225mm Head Angle 71.25° 72° 72.3° 72.3° 72.5° 72.5° Seat Angle 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° Wheel Base Chain Stay Length 412mm 412mm 412mm 412mm 412mm 412mm Fork Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm BB Height 77mm 75mm 75mm 72.5mm 72.5mm 72.5mm Stem Length 90mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm Handlebar Width 400mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm 440mm Crank Length 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm 175mm Seat Post Length 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm