Raleigh Chopper returns (again)

Raleigh Chopper Hot One: a modern take on the old classic

The Raleigh Chopper is back. Did it ever really go away? For many 40-something, child-at-heart men, probably not.

The latest version is a thoroughly modern take on the old classic from the 1970s and 80s. Superficially, it looks very similar to the original with those upright 'ape hanger' handlebars, little 16-inch front wheel, 20-inch back wheel and saddle backrest, but the 2014 Raleigh Copper Hot One is a different machine.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.