PxPixel
Entry level jump bikes from Raleigh - BikeBiz

Entry level jump bikes from Raleigh

Pitched to end close to where the Diamondback jump bikes begin, the Raleigh grunge-coloured jump bike range starts at £219 and tops out at £699
Author:
Publish date:
full4705_Franck.jpg

Raleigh see the jump market as a ripe one to get into and feel their entry

into the fray will expand the market.

There are two steel models and three alloy models (frames made in China, designed, painted and assembled in Nottingham). All come with a jump-specific saddle, chain devices and SRAM rear mechs.

Product manager Franck Van Huizen sees the jump category as one to watch:

"Kids in urban landscapes have less and less places to ride. This is going to be an important market. Your average paper boy is going to want a jump bike from now on, not a mountain bike. He can tell his parents he'll be able to get more use out of a jump bike."

But what about warranty, isn't labelling an entry level bike as a 'jump' bike liable to give IBDs all sorts of 'I-was-just-riding-along-and-the-forks-snapped' problems?

"Yes, we are expecting more warranty complications than usual," says Van Huizen.

"Frames will be covered by the standard 15 year warranty for steel and five for alloy, but there will be a timescale of one year applied to components. The bikes are tough. If somebody folds their wheels on the first day of getting the bike, it could be that they are riding with complete disregard for the contruction of the bike.

"Paul Roberts has been riding these bikes for months. If you can jump properly, these bikes will survive for a long time. Anything super-heavy may have to fall outside of the warranty. It's down to the dealer to work out. If a bike is bought on a Monday and brought back in collapsed on a Tuesday, that customer's idea of riding may constitute abuse, and a warranty replacement may have to be refused."

Featured Jobs

the cycle hub

Showroom Manager

The Cycle Hub I Dubai, United Arab Emirates I Competitive Package & Bonus I Date Published Tuesday 26th June 2018

Giant St Paul Logo

Bike Fitter / Sales Person

Giant St Pauls I City of London I Salary: Negotiable Dependent on Experience I Date Published Thursday 21st June 2018

CRC_Logo_620x349-1

Bike Technician

Chain Reaction Cycles I Ballyclare I Competitive Salary & Benefits Package I Date Published Monday 2nd July 2018

Canyon_Logo_1(1)

Brand Content Writer

Canyon Bicycles GmbH I Koblenz, Germany I Salary: Up to €38,000 I Date Published Tuesday 3rd July 2018

CRC_Logo_620x349-1

Retail Sales Advisor

Chain Reaction Cycles I Belfast I Competitive Salary & Benefits Package I Date Published Monday 2nd July 2018