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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:34:05
SRAM is happy to announce that as of April 1st 2014 Raleigh UK will be added to its distribution network.
Raleigh UK will roll out distribution of the SRAM brands over the course of the coming 12 months, beginning with the SRAM MTB components, before moving onto Road in autumn 2014 and RockShox in early 2015.
SRAM’s MTB components on their way to Raleigh.
Raleigh will operate in the UK along side SRAM’s long term after market distributor Fisher Outdoor Leisure who continue to support all brands, including the QUARQ range of Power Meters.
Ian Young SRAM Europe After Market Manager: “The UK Market is a very important market for SRAM. We are delighted to welcome Raleigh to the After Market group alongside Fisher Outdoor and look forward to further developing and supporting the UK IBD with our growing portfolio of products via these 2 well established businesses.”
For more parts and accessories from Raleigh visit www.shopraleigh.co.uk or your local Raleigh stockist.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:05:23
New nutrition brand OTE is really hitting the headlines at the moment with two articles in as many weeks in Cycling Active and Cyling Fitness.
Cycling Active say “with countless awards to its name, not to mention fulsome praise from its Belkin professional cycling team partners it’s certainly worth having a look at.”
“The Duo bar (£1.79) is a chocolate flavoured energy bar based on the rice cake concept used as race food by many top pro-bike teams.
“Hydro tabs (£7) are naturally falvoured and available in either blackcvurrant or lemon. Plus there are some great new bulk packs… like the Sportive Pack (£15) made up of a water bottle, recovery drink, six energy drink and gel sachets and two Duo bars.”
Meanwhile Cycling Fitness highlights OTE’s solution to the problem of not knowing how many calories to eat on a ride.
They’ve broken down exactly how much product needed to fuel you through each hour of exercise (60-80g of carbs) and labelled each product with how many 20g carb portions it contains.
Pick up the latest copy of Cycling Active or Cycling Fitness, or visit www.otesports.co.uk for more on measuring carbs and keeping on top of re-fuelling.
Visit the Sports – Nutrition section of Raleigh’s shopping site for the full range of OTE products.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:37:54
Raleigh now the exclusive cycle industry distributor of OTE Sports products in the UK
Raleigh UK is delighted to announce that it will be distributing OTE Sports products (www.otesports.co.uk) to the cycling industry in the UK. The deal brings an additional premium brand to Raleigh UK’s growing portfolio of products for elite athletes.
Launched at the start of 2013 by Peter Slater (founding director of SiS), ex-elite road cyclist Shaun Pearson and Retail and Brand expert Matt Harrison, OTE has brought a refreshing new mindset to the sports nutrition market and is dedicated to creating tasty and effective products to help boost performance.
The OTE range – which includes energy gels, caffeine gels, energy drinks, energy bars and recovery drinks – are all naturally flavoured, free from artificial sweeteners and colours, and have a unique pH neutral formula to aid digestion. The cutting-edge products have been widely praised by industry professionals including bikeradar.com, road.cc and triradar.com and are fast becoming the nutrition of choice for many athletes.
Matt Harrison, co-founder and director of OTE Sports said:
“We are delighted to appoint Raleigh as our cycling distributor in the UK. Raleigh have a great heritage, and when we heard their plans for 2014 with a stated objective of working with premium top end brands, we knew they were the right partner for us. There is a new era on the way for sports nutrition and with Raleigh’s help OTE will be at the forefront of that.”
Paul Cooke, product manager of Raleigh UK said:
“OTE Sports philosophy is one of quality and innovation, and they have developed a range of great tasting, functional products that mark a new and exciting era in sports nutrition, that we are delighted to be involved with.”
For more information on OTE Sports and their products, visit www.otesports.co.uk. To purchase products please visit the Raleigh Shop and choose the Food / Nutrition category.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:12:30
With their review of the Raleigh Militis Comp scoring 4 out of 5 Cycling Plus have joined a growing number of Raleigh fans praising the high quality of this year’s road bike fleet.
“Raleigh… has been enjoying a bit of a resurgence lately with some solid-looking bikes and Team Raleigh garnering exposure for the Nottingham-based brand with its Militis Team bike,” starts the review.
The Militis Comp is an aluminium race package with high spec components and “a velvety paint finish, quite unlike any other bike.”
Cycling Plus offered compliments on the nippy handling, short head tube which allows for a low, aggressive stance over the bike and stiffness of frame, which offers benefits for climbing and sprinting. The Militis’ SRAM Rival shifters and derailleurs combined with a stiff 53/39T chainset provided the reviewer with accurate shifting, vitally importance in race situations.
Completing the bike were a pair of “classy Cole Rollen Elite wheels” shod with Schwalbe Durano S tyres “among the best hard-but-fast tyres around” meaning that our £1500 Raleigh Militis Comp brings “race proven geometry in a pocket-friendly package.”
Read the full review on page 17 and 18 of February 2014′s Cycling Plus or visit our Store Locator to find your nearest stockist of the Raleigh Militis Comp.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:01:03
Not the paint job you’d expect from Raleigh you say? Listen up and take note!
Front cover of January 2014′s edition of Cyclist
Cyclist magazine were one of the first to get their hands on our eye-catching new Militis, one of five in the Militis series for 2014, and say that “it sets a standard in predictable and confident cornering and descending” with “a lot to be excited about.”
Our new Militis Race road bike was conceived by Raleigh Product Manager Terry Blackwood as an out-and-out race bike.
“The Militis takes its brief as a race bike extremely seriously,” says Cyclist reviewer Peter Stuart. “At a time when many bikes claim to be do-it-all solutions, the Militis prioritises positive handling and fast acceleration.”
Team Raleigh has played a part in the Militis’ development too, with the feedback coming in from the 2012-13 campaign being translated into a bike that provides numerous competitive advantages.
Reducing weight has also been a focal point for Blackwood, “We used long-strand, never-twisted carbon fibres that allow us to use less material and compact the fibres closer together. That, along with our tube to tube construction, makes for a lower weight.” This gives the Militis its 880g frame.
Stuart sums up the Raleigh Militis Race by praising our “courage to pursue racing performance above all else, and [Raleigh] seems to have met the task head-on.”
For more on the Militis Race visit the Road > Performance section of our website.
Read the full four page article in January’s edition of Cyclist (issue #17)