For 2016 Raleigh has launched a new carbon adventure road bike range and extended its aluminium offerings. Named the Roker, the new carbon bike has a bang up to date spec. This includes SRAM’s 1x drivetrain with post mount hydraulic disc brakes on many models, thru axles front and rear and space for 35mm plus tyres. All cables and hoses are routed internally and the frame is equipped with bottle cage mounts.
The top spec Roker Race costs £2500 and comes with a SRAM Force 1x drivechain with SRAM Force Hydro disc brakes. Wheels are American Classic Hurricane tubeless ready disc wheels. These follow the trend for wider rims with an internal width of 18mm and are 24mm deep. With 32 spokes laced three-cross front and rear, American Classic quote a weight of 1646g for the pair. They come shod with Schwalbe G-One gravel tyres, a brand new design from Schwalbe which uses its Tubeless Easy technology and has a small knobbed tread.
The Roker Race comes with a carbon seatpost and a Fizik Aliante saddle, which is well-padded to adsorb some of the jolts off-road.
Below the Roker range sits the Mustang range which has aluminium frames and carbon forks. The top spec Mustang Comp model costs £1000 and comes with SRAM Rival 1x drivechain with Rival hydraulic disc brakes. The range extends down to a Shimano Claris equipped 16-speed bike priced at £650.
Raleigh will continue to offer its existing steel framed Maveric range, which extends up to the £1150 Elite equipped with SRAM Rival drivetrain, TRP HyRD hybrid mechanical-hydraulic disc brakes and 35mm tyres.