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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:38:29
Cycling website RCUK recently reviewed our stunning velvet blue Militis Comp performance road bike.
With its stiff aluminium chassis the Militis Comp is designed as an affordable out and out race bike. And with a price tag of £1500, represents excellent value for money. Here’s a quick summary of RCUK’s highlights:
“It was at its best on flat roads, where it needed no second invitation to sprint, and in sharp corners, where it responded immediately and with accuracy to changes of direction.
“Handling was the aspect of the Militis Comp that we admired most. It felt alive beneath us, silently exhorting us to try something, like a dog waiting for a stick to be thrown. Merely cruising along felt like a waste of its abilities, perhaps akin to driving a sports car to the supermarket. The immediacy of its response to human input is the defining characteristic of the Militis Comp.
“The stars of the component show, and by some distance, were the Schwalbe Durano S tyres: our new favourites. Raleigh are to be applauded loudly for rolling out the Militis Comp on such high quality rubber. Firmer than its Ultremo ZX sister, but no less grippy on the dry roads of our test period, they were a joy to ride. We inflated them to 100psi and rolled along unhindered. We have no punctures to report either, even after excursions on rural roads, but wet conditions admittedly would have provided a sterner test.”
Overall, “the Raleigh Militis Comp delivers a fast, enjoyable ride that engages the senses as much as the legs.”
Read the full review on Road Cycling UK.
Find the Militis Comp at over 150 UK stockists here.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:09:54
New from our Parts & Accessories division is a new sub-£100 dropper seat post from our in-house brand RSP.
If mountain biking is your thing you’ll realise how crucial saddle height is – you need a low centre of gravity for descents but you need a good leg extension to ride efficiently. The optimum height for one thing comes by sacrificing another. That’s where a dropper post becomes a very useful thing. As we (rarely, if ever) say, use a dropper and don’t come a-cropper!
Head over to Singletrack to read their thoughts then head over to Raleigh’s online shop to purchase one and expand your downhill horizons!
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:05:13
In the mood for an all-purpose commuting and adventuring bike? Then our Strada 6 might just be the answer.
Reviewed in Cycling Active this month, the Strada 6 picked up a score of 82% and was noted for its “do-it-all capabilities: tour, commute and weekend pub rides.”
“The Strada 6, with its particularly weight-friendly hydraulic brakes, does seem like an especially good fit for a spot of adventuring, and it’s a fine all-round hybrid in its own right.”
The bike featuring a 6061 aluminium frameset with Sora gears and “excellent Shimano hydraulic disc brakes”. Shod with Schwalbe Road Cruiser 32c tyres and tough Raleigh in-house rims, the bike scores an impressive 17/20 in Wow Factor and 17/20 in Build Quality.
Check out the full review in December’s edition of Cycling Active
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:33:10
Road.cc say our “RX Comp is a cross bikes that will serve you well in a race but will also happily handle the more mundane task of getting you to work.”
“The RX Comp’s handling and ride are pleasantly relaxed on the road and relatively unchallenged by the bumps and surprises that come with gentle off road terrain or the potholed roads that increasingly bolster the appeal of bikes like this as all-rounders.
“The ‘Powerglide’ rings on the crankset do a decent job of shedding mud on filthy trails, so with close-knobbed, fast-rolling tyres the RX Comp is effectively a race-ready cross bike or fast winter trails bike with the potential (via rack and mudguard eyelets plus two sets of bottle cage bosses) to double up as a proper all-rounder with a change of tyres.”
“It is essentially a well sorted all-rounder with lots of adaptability, powerful, well-modulated braking and a relatively relaxed ride character that’ll appeal to riders looking for a bike that’s more robust and slightly more at ease than a regular road bike.
“A simple change to skinnier or fatter tyres would turn it into a faster road machine or a steam-roller tourer or commuter.”
“A smooth-rolling easy-handling cyclo cross bike that’s ready to race but easily adapts to everyday utility use.”
Find the Raleigh RX Comp here.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:22:34
UK company Lusso makes a wide range of cycle clothing distributed by Raleigh, including these mid-range three season Pro-Core bib shorts.
Road.cc describe them as “comfortable and well-fitting, and ideal for long summer rides and also very good or for spring and autumn conditions when teamed up with knee-warmers.
“For a comfortable pair of shorts, ideal for long-distance rides, at a decent price, these Lusso Pro-Cores are recommended.
“Comfortable and well-fitting bib-shorts, ideal for long rides. Fair price too.”
Find our Lusso range here.