The UK Grand Depart was the setting for Raleigh's 2015 road bike launch last weekend.
Raleigh unveiled its 2015 road bike range – featuring Militis performance, Revenio endurance, Maverick touring and RX cyclocross models – at Yorkshire Bicycle Show, the three-day cycling festival in Leeds city centre.
Raleigh’s 2015 model year aims to cater for the major road cycling disciplines, from elite performance to multi-day tours, with a focus on prestigious, modern British design right across the board.
“The 2015 range is our broadest and best quality range yet," said marketing director Geoff Giddings. "The Militis has been an outstanding success story for us in 2014 so we’ve refined that platform for the year ahead.
“Likewise cyclocross is an exciting market for us both here in the UK and the US and we’ve expanded our range to account for that. Our Revenio range brings in Endurance blend carbon fibre, RE2P geometry and Direct Connect manufacturing as well as disc brakes on road for the first time.
"Touring and classic steel is still a big part of our thoughts too with a new range of Maverick bikes for the emerging gravel market. Without doubt this is most exciting range we’ve produced. It’s an amalgamation of our hobbies, our pastimes and our pleasures. And we’re incredibly proud of what we've achieved.”
Raleigh has passed us an overview of the range:
- Performance: Carbon and alloy models within the Militis, Criterium, Aura (time trial) and Equipe (track) ranges. The Militis Team features SRAM’s Red22. Prices range from £5,000 to £600.
- Endurance: Revenio uses RE2P geometry for riding all day. Prices range from £3000 to £600.
- Cyclocross: Using shared technology with Raleigh USA, there are bikes designed for dry, dusty courses and bikes capable of handling copious amounts of mud. The RX Team features SRAM’s 1x11-groupset, hydraulic HRD disc brakes and integral brake cables. Prices range from £3,500 to £800.
- Gravel: Built from Reynolds double-butted chromoly tubing, the Maverick range takes classic day touring geometry and tweaks the handling to be better suited for gravel, for mud or for the urban jungle. Prices range from £1150 to £750
There's much more detail over on the Raleigh's site.
All models are be live and available to pre-order on www.raleighb2b.co.uk. Bikes will be available for collection from Raleigh stockists from August 2014.