Ian Wilkinson's Raleigh Militis Team bike

Raleigh-GAC’s road captain shows us the 2015 Raleigh Militis Team bike he piloted to third in Eddy Soens. Photos: Andy Jones

Fully decked out in red and yellow livery to match Raleigh’s distinctive kit, Ian Wilkinson’s Raleigh Militis Team bike is designed to be the perfect all-round race machine. The team use SRAM’stop-of-the-range Red 22 groupset, with FSA SL-K seatpost, stem and bars, and a Fizik Aliante perch.

Raleigh Wilko Bike grip

Silicone grip

The team’s mechanics have added a Fizik silicone ring to the seatpost — a good decision for early-season riding and racing. This prevents dirt and water from penetrating between the frame and seatpost.

Raleigh Wilko Bike bars


Wilkinson opts for FSA’s carbon-fibre SL-K compact bars. There’s also no computer mount here, with the Raleigh man opting to ride on feel alone at Eddy Soens.

Raleigh Wilko Bike fork

Fork/cable routing

The Militis frame is matched with Raleigh’s own C6 fork, while the cable routing is internal. This makes it suitable for upgrade once SRAM releases its electronic groupset later this year.

Raleigh Wilko Bike wheels


Raleigh stuck with Cole wheels for 2015. For Eddie Soens, Wilkinson plumped for the T50 carbon tubulars, a 50mm deep model with ceramic bearings and straight-pull aero profile spokes that hit the scales at 1,300g.

This article was originally printed in the March 19, 2015 issue of Cycling Weekly 

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.