Lightweight hydroformed aluminium frame
24 speed Shimano gearing
Tektro mechanical disk brakes for powerful all-weather stopping
Suntour M-3030 lightweight aluminium suspension fork with 60mm travel
New for 2017, we're proud to introduce the 27.5" wheel Helion 3.0 packed with high level specification and features, it's ready for anything - so what are you waiting for?
The Helion's hydroformed aluminium frame is designed to be lightweight but strong - the perfect compromise between speed and reliability. A more sporty riding geometry has been tailored specifically to help you travel at speed and the lightweight aluminium A-head handlebars provide strength making them more robust.
The rowdy red and black colourway is highlighted by the addition of colour coordinated components and contrasting white and silver decals which are all sealed under a protective lacquer to keep them looking pristine no matter where your adventures take you.
Modern 27.5" wheels help you to pick up speed fast with their increased diameter and low profile micro block tyres offer exceptionally low levels of rolling resistance to make pedalling easier. What's more, the tyres micro block grip is versatile, providing good traction on both compact and loose terrain. The Helion 3.0 also features a quick release front wheel axel to help you easily transport it to and from your favourite trails. A cassette free hub is featured on the rear wheel making it lighter, stronger and more reliable as well as providing a smoother gear change.
Complete with an impressive span of 24 gears from the Shimano TX800 range the Helion 3.0 is sure to tackle the trails with ease. Plus the Suntour front suspension fork with 60mm travel has been designed from lightweight aluminium and plated in chrome to eliminate friction and provide a smooth rising experience when travelling over rough ground. Tektro mechanical disk brakes grant exceptional power stopping even in the wettest weather conditions.
|Material||Aluminium 6061 Hydroformed|
|Wheel Size||27 inch Wheel|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Ef51 Shifter 24 Speed|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ef51|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tx800|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tx-30|
|Brakes||Tektro Mechanical Disc Brake|
|Cassette||Shimano Hg20 12-32T|
|Chain||Kmc 1/2"X 3/32"|
|Pedals||Resin Platform With Moulded Pins|
|Wheels||Aluminium Single Wall Rim, Q/R Disc Hub|
|Rims||Aluminium Single Wall, Custom Decals|
|Tyres||Micro Block Mtb 27.5X2.10|
|Stem||Forged Aluminium Ahead|
|Handlebars||Lo-Rise Bar, Width 660Mm, Rise: 30Mm, 6-Deg Bend|
|Grips||Raleigh Mtb Dual Compound|
|Saddle||Raleigh Mtb, With Custom Graphic|
|Seat Clamp||Alloy W/Allen Key Bolt|
|Fork||Suntour M-3030 60Mm Travel|
|Bottom Bracket||Semi Sealed|
|Front Hub||Qr, 32H|
|Rear Hub||Aluminium Cassette, Qr 36H|
|Inner Tubes||Sv Valve 27.5X2.10|
|Rear Derailleur Dropout||Alloy Replaceble Derailleur Hanger|
We're proud of every product we create. Here are some reviews of this product.
Firstly I'll start by saying I've not ridden a bike for a few years and would class myself as novice rider that said I have been really impressed with this bike. I think the features versus cost give you plenty of bang for buck even if the salesman in the first (non listed) store refered to Raleigh as a "brand that children normally buy" as he tried to sell me one from another range with less features for more pounds. However, I am pleased that i stuck to my guns and persevered with my purchase of this bike.
I can see why some have mentioned the bike as heavy however, I have not seen this as a problem and found the ride easy, smooth and comfortable.
A couple of the gear changes have been a bit sticky but this seemed to be less with the more miles I completed and hope that it is something that will be rectified when the bike goes back for it's 6 week service. The only disappointment is that it does not appear to lock the front forks that I had hoped it would. It was not clear if this was possible in the description and not a deal breaker for me.
So far so good and would gladly recommend this product to anyone interested in purchasing.
It is lightweight and easy to handle but I am luck I have a warranty because I'm finding that there are a few thing that go wrong after a good ride. Never the less it is really comfortable and nice to ride when she is tuned.