Raleigh’s endurance range was expanded significantly last year, and has been refreshed for MY2015.
The biggest change to the range – which now features four carbon machines and six aluminium – is the introduction of three disc-equipped models.
(article originally posted on Roadcyclinguk.com)
Raleigh call it an ‘obvious decision’ to embrace the disc revolution and have developed the Revenio Atomic Butted Aluminium Alloy disc frame to accommodate it, which they have paired with the C3 fork, with carbon blade and alloy steerer.
The Revenio 5 Disc uses Shimano 685 Hydraulic disc brakes, with Ultegra front and rear derailleurs and Shimano’s RX31 disc-specific road wheels.
It is completed with an FSA Gossamer chainset – with an adjusted chain line for 135mm rear spacing – and is built using Raleigh’s RE2P geometry, which is designed to shift body weight further back and enhance comfort for endurance riding.
Slightly lower down the price scale, the Revenio 4 Disc uses TRP HyRD cable-pull hydraulic brakes, an FSA Gossamer chainset and RSP AD 3.0 Disc sealed bearing hub wheelset.
The front and rear derailleurs are SRAM Rival 22, while the final disc-equipped model, the Revenio 2 Disc, is dressed with Shimano’s Sora groupset, with a TRP Spyre cable-actuated disc brake with 160mm rotors, mounted to Raleigh’s own RSP AD 2.0 Disc wheels
The three disc-equipped models join the three aluminium and four carbon models already included in the range.
The carbon bikes go from the Carbon 1, which wears SRAM’s 20-speed Apex group, through to the Carbon 4 which is equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset,
Meanwhile, the alloy frames run from the Revenio 1 – offered with Shimano’s Claris groupset, to the Revenio 3, equipped with the Shimano 105 groupset
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