Raleigh Revenio 2 review

Nottingham's finest offers up this – a beautifully made aluminium frame with a very competitive kit list for the price.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Get the Revenio 2 on a perfect surface and it feels like a perfect bike. But perfection is hard to come by, especially on Britain's roads, so for a novice rider, it is just a little too firm.

Reasons to buy
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    Very stiff frame

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    11-32t Cassette

Reasons to avoid
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    Some may find the ride too harsh

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    The saddle is slippery

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If you’re British or American, chances are at some point you’ve owned a bike with Raleigh’s heron head badge. The brand makes bikes for every discipline, body shape and size, for both genders, but the Revenio range — available in both carbon and aluminium frame versions — is part of Raleigh’s ‘Endurance’ catalogue aimed at the sportive rider market.

The frame features internal cable routing for the rear brake, all the welds look very neat, and a Specialized-style bow has been integrated to the top tube. It’s also worth pointing out the tubes used on the Raleigh are rounded which creates an air of slightly enhanced refinement.

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