Designed for beating traffic and slaying sidestreets, the Rush Hour is a fixed gear single speed steel bike with Satori track handlebars for a more aggressive road riding position. The bike boasts a steel frame, steel tubular fork, and fixed free capabilities (to run as a single speed or fixed gear), as well as removable brake hardware/cable guides for a clean look.
The Rush Hour was inspired by Nelson Vails—the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic Medal in cycling. Created by Raleigh in collaboration with Nelson and his best friend, famous graffiti artist, Zephyr, the Rush Hour’s story actually takes place before Nelson’s Olympic days when he rode fixed gear bikes as a messenger in NYC.
The frame features meaningful original illustrations by Zephyr including Nelson’s signature Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Tops, an iconic dime (what Nelson used to call his messenger service for the location of his next job), the flags of the Checkered Cab (onto which Nelson grabbed bumpers to catch rides), the notorious TOGA bike shop (where messengers hung out), and Cat’s Paw Hill in Central Park (where Nelson and the crew met to ride and skate), among others.
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Frame Hi-Ten Steel, Removable Cable Guides, Track Geometry Fork Hi-Ten Steel Headset FSA Sealed 1-1/8" Cranks 170mm Alloy Track (58 and 61cm = 175mm) Sprocket 42 Tooth Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Cogset 16t Freewheel, 16th Fixed Chain KMC Z410 Front Hub Formula Track, 32 Hole Rear Hub Formula Fixed / Free (Flip-Flop), 32 Hole Spokes 14g Stainless w/Brass Nipples Rims Alloy Double wall Tires Kenda K1018 700x25c Brake Levers Alloy Pedals Alloy 9/16" Cage Handlebar Satori Fixter, Alloy Butted, 31.8, 42cm (40cm/SM, 44cm/ L&XL) Grips Closed end, 1/2 Track Grips Stem Alloy, 31.8, 7 Deg Rise, 105mm Extension (90mm for 52cm) Seat Raleigh Classic Road Seatpost Alloy Micro Ajust, 27.2 x 350mm Bike size SM 51cm / Rider Height: 5'3" - 5'6" MD 54cm / Rider Height: 5'6" - 5'9" LG 57cm / Rider Height: 5'9" - 6'0" XL 60cm / Rider Height: 6'0" - 6'4" Seat Tube Length 520.0mm 550.0mm 580.0mm 610.0mm Stand Over Height 775.0mm 800.0mm 825.0mm 851.0mm Top Tube Length 525.0mm 550.0mm 570.0mm 595.0mm Stack 513.0mm 535.0mm 556.0mm 577.0mm Reach 392.0mm 397.0mm 410.0mm 430.0mm Head Tube Length 100.0mm 120.0mm 140.0mm 160.0mm Head Angle 72.0° 73.0° 73.5° 73.5° Seat Angle 75.5° 74.0° 74.0° 74.0° Wheel Base 1020.0mm 1022.0mm 1038.0mm 1063.0mm Chain Stay Length 435.0mm 435.0mm 435.0mm 435.0mm Fork Offset 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm 45.0mm BB Height 60.0mm 60.0mm 60.0mm 60.0mm Stem Length 90.0mm 100.0mm 100.0mm 110.0mm Handlebar Width 40.0mm 42.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm Crank Length 170.0mm 172.5mm 175.0mm 175.0mm Seat Post Length