The term heritage is not won, given, or randomly selected for any bike company, but in Raleigh’s case, it has been earned. Emphasizing rider-driven and gender-specific features in its 2011 line, Raleigh announces both new and upgraded models to their selection of bikes with the intention to outfit any riding style on the widest variety of terrain. By using designs like the Revenio and Capri’s RE2P (Relaxed Ergonomic Effective Positioning) and creating bikes at a price point level for varying conditions, like the hybrid Misceo 0.0, Raleigh makes it clear that the most important component of the bicycle is the rider.
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Grand Prix ($1,200): Joining the heritage collection of classic steel road bikes, the Grand Prix reminds riders that smooth-riding steel and the timeless look of Raleigh can be achieved at an affordable price point level without sacrificing performance.
Revenio and Capri ($1,650): Specifically designed with gender differences and rider comfort in mind, the new Revenio (men) and Capri (women) series poise riders in an upright position for enhanced road-bike or touring longevity at a surprising price point.
Back Alley ($500): Modern urban riding has come far from early street antics, and with the new Back Alley from Raleigh, simplicity and overall appeal are of utmost importance. The Back Alley features a colorful design, a durable frame and a fork that is perfect for fixed or single-speed riding.
RX 1.0 ($1,475): While cyclo-cross may be the sport’s oddball cousin, it is one of the most fun! The RX 1.0 is burly enough to withstand the elements of multi-terrain riding, light enough for you to pack it around on your back and is plenty comfortable for commutes and day trips.
XXIX+G ($1,650): The colossal 29-inch wheels on the new XXIX+G will dominate the worst ruts on the trail, and with a burly fork set ready for impact and a sufficient 10-speed selection, this bike brings excitement and confidence to any trail ride.
Misceo 0.0 ($450): Specialty riding aside, the Misceo 0.0 was designed for everyday riding for every need out there. With an impact-absorbing 63mm front fork and all the components you need for a reliable and enjoyable ride, the Misceo is right on the money — and less of it than one would think.
About Raleigh America: For more than 120 years, Raleigh has designed and engineered bikes for casual and competitive riders around the world, making it one of history’s most recognized and influential bicycle companies. Today, Raleigh fuses advanced technology with proven performance standards and an unparalleled heritage that results in a wide range of bikes to exceed each rider’s style and goals. To view the 2011 collection of road, mountain, hybrid, cyclo-cross and cruiser bikes for men, women and children, please visit www.RaleighUSA.com.