Monday, March 30, 2015

VIDEO REVIEW: 2015 Raleigh RX 2.0 Cyclocross Bike!

Ride-A-Bike Review of 2015 Raleigh RX 2.0 

 Cyclocross means mud. Keeping that braking surface out of the mud means that the mud will be less likely to put you into the tape. The RX2.0 already has our race proven 'cross geometry to get you up front, but with its TRP Spyre dual actuated mechanical disc brakes, the RX2.0 will keep you grinding through that pain cave and away from digging tape out of your derailleur.


  • Race proven frame with tapered carbon fork
  • Shimano 105 11 speed drivetrain
  • Weinmann Impulse rims with sealed bearing hubs
  • TRP Spyre dual sided mechanical disc brakes
  • Clement MXP tires

Brantley shows off the features of the brand new 2015 Raleigh RX 2.0! Come check it out today at Ride-A-Bike Shop! 116 NE. Court Square Lincolnton, NC (704) 735-1746

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TOP TEN BIKES - 2015 Raleigh Revenio 3 - A Lot of Bike for a Low Price

Whether you're chasing fitness goals or logging record miles, Raleigh's Revenio 3 makes it happen. 

The hydroformed aluminum frame rides nearly as well as the more expensive Carbon Revenio frames. This Revenio 3 features the new 11 speed Shimano 105 drivetrain, carbon fork, FSA crank, and 700x25 tires for a comfortable ride. A lot of a bike for a low price.

The aluminum frame and carbon fork pair with an endurance-oriented, heads-up geometry so you can go farther, faster, and with more comfort. Fast spinning 700c Weinmann wheels come wrapped in grippy Kenda tires and are brought to life by Shimano's benchmark 20-speed 105 drivetrain. It boasts the light action, quick shifts and trademark durability perfect for seasons of riding. Top it off with a selection of great Raleigh parts, including a supportive Prologo Kappa saddle, and you've got a bike that's sure to please.

Frame AL-6061 Double Butted Custom Formed Tubing
Fork  Custom Carbon Composite w/Tapered 1-1/8" to 1.5" Alloy Steer Tube
Headset FSA Integrated Cartridge Bearings
Cranks FSA Gossamer Compact MegaExo 34/50t
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaExo External Bearing
F. Derailleur Shimano 105
R. Derailleur Shimano 105
Shifter Shimano 105 11spd STI, Shimano SP41 Shift Housing
Cogset Shimano 11spd (11-28t)
Chain KMC X11
Brakes Tektro R540 Dual Pivot
Brake Levers   Shimano 105 STI
Front Hub Formula Alloy QR 28h
Rear Hub  Formula Alloy QR 28h Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless MAC
Rims Weinmann GMax Double Wall 23mm Wide
Tires Kenda Kountach Wire Bead, 60TPI, 700x25c
Handlebar Raleigh 200 Series Road, 31.8 Short Drop, 40/42/44cm
Grips Gel Tape
Stem Raleigh 200 Series, 7° 3D Forged, 31.8, 90/100/110mm
Seatpost Raleigh 200 Series, 27.2x300mm
Seat   Prologo Kappa EVO Satin Rail, 147mm wide
Colors Red/Black
Extras Rack and Fender Mounts

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ride A Bike's Top Ten Bikes for 2015 - Raleigh Tokul 2

Variety is something to be embraced while riding off-road.

The 2015 Raleigh Tokul 2 is designed to attack both the ups and downs found on today’s newer bike specific trails. 

Why we love it:  
Mountain bike hard tail with lots of value for just $750. Trail geometry, hydraulic disc brakes, aluminum frame, and beefy Suntour fork.

With a roomy cockpit pedaling is made easy, while the longer travel fork and slackened geometry propel you down the trail. Versatile and playful these bikes are created to be more than your average hardtail. 27.5” wheels marry the benefits of 26” and 29er wheels. This tweener size is incredibly versatile in the varying conditions found on trails. It’s capable of rolling over rocks and roots with ease just like the larger 29er wheel, yet nimble in hard to navigate situations. These elements combine to make a wheel adept in any kind of terrain and in all conditions.

The AL-6061 used to construct the frame provides a durable and lightweight platform for trail use. Promax hydraulic brakes and Shimano drivetrain provide the functionality and dependability needed for off road use. You’ll find size specific wider bars and a shorter stems for increased maneuverability and handling. Spec’d with a Suntour XCR 32, 120mm fork rough terrain is ready to be conquered. 

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Lincolnton, NC 28092
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Review 2015 Raleigh Venture, Venture 3.0, and Venture 4.0 Urban Comfort Bicycles

Urban Comfort Bikes from Raleigh offer 27.5" wheels and so much more

The bike world has a love affair with 27.5" wheels. Starting with mountain and off road bikes, there has been ongoing experimentation with various wheel sizes depending on riding conditions and the size of the rider. Now it seems clear that the best wheel size for comfort on an urban bike is the 27.5". Try it and see how it carefully balances weight, speed, and stability, and comfort.

Venture//The next generation of comfort bikes is here. Raleigh’s introduction of the True Comfort platform redefines a category and sets new standards for comfort, stability and control. 

Forget what you know about bikes, Raleigh True Comfort offers a completely new riding experience.
The Venture line of bikes are designed with ease of use and comfort in mind. The Venture is always ready, whether your headed out together for a ride after dinner, or your packing it onto the camper to head down the coast. Raleigh True Comfort geometry combined with ergonomic bars and grips, a Raleigh Comfort Plus saddle, and 27.5" wheels provide a ride that is smooth and always responsive. Available in both a men's and women's specific frame design.

The entry level Venture is easy to ride and maintain. The steel frame is super durable. The 7 speed shifting system only requires changing one set of gears. 

 The Venture 3.0 is a 21 speed bike that adds a suspension fork and seatpost. These three features add to the comfort of the ride and the ease of attacking hills. Available in both a men's and women's specific frame design. The 3.0 upgrades the Venture from steel to an alloy frame.

The Venture 4.0 is a 24 speed product and offers an adjustable stem to make the Venture 4.0's fit radically customizable.

All Venture Bikes have the following
  • New laid-back upright geometry for maximum comfort
  • 27.5" wheels for an easier rolling, more stable ride
  • Raleigh comfort saddle, grips, and pedals
  • Riser bars and stem for an upright ride

 Compare Specs on three Venture models

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Where Is the Best Place to Position the Shimano EWW01? offers some timely advice on perfect positioning of your wireless transmitter.

If you haven't had a chance to check out the sage wisdom offered over at, may we suggest it become a regular resource for you.  Here is an engineers perspective on an issue that may be giving you fits:

10bI’ve been experimenting with best location for the EWWo1. I have heard several people say that, depending on which GPS head unit you are running, there might not be enough signal strength for the head unit to read. Some cyclists have experienced timeouts with their head units and dropped/missing data when processing the results.
Reading through Shimano’s tech docs for the EWW01, they imply that this location is a requirement. They seem very specific that the location needs to be mounted between 110mm and 130mm above the top of the right rear dropout. In actuality, this is only a recommendation for placement.
Right rear seat stay mounting: The advantages are (1) easy access, (2) ease of connecting, (3) tucked in and out of the way. The disadvantage being that some GPS head units might not pick up its signal.
sm-ew67aSo, where to mount it? This will work for both the older Ultegra 6770 SM-EW67A-E front junctionSM-EW90A (shown to the left) and the newer 3-port Shimano SM-EW90-A or the 5-port SM-EW90-B front junction (shown to the right). It’s just that the newer units are easier to work with, program and upgrade firmware. But, you can still attach the EWW01 into either front junction/system option.
Placing the EWW01 in different places on the bicycle, the BEST place that I have found to mount the unit is under the handlebars. It includes all of the advantages of right rear seat stay mounting and none of the disadvantages.
So give it a try. You still have easy access to the front junction for programming and the EWW01 unit is within inches of your GPS head unit, close enough so you will never have to worry about dropped data or timeouts.
The image below shows the EWW01 attached to the front of my bike and a photo of the Cyclo505 paired with Di2.
NOTE: To pair the Magellan Cyclo 505 to the EWW01, simply, make sure
  1. the Di2 settings are selected on the Cyclo 505
  2. add at least one Di2 info screen to the main navigation panel
  3. mount the Cyclo 505 to your bike
  4. ensure the Cyclo 505 is powered on
  5. disconnect the Di2 battery and count slowly to 5
  6. plug the Di2 battery back in (the Cyclo 505 will recognize it immediately)
  7. power on the Di2 system by clicking any of the shift paddles

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Ride A Bike Top Bikes 2015 Raleigh Misceo 2.0 - BEST SELLER

Our Most Popular Bike - For Riding in the Neighborhood or Doing 5-25 Mile Fitness Rides

Flat Bar, Disc Brakes, 700x38c tires.

The rugged Misceo 2.0 will change how you commute! No longer will your trip just be getting from point A to point B. Turn the city into your own personal playground with a Shimano 8spd drivetrain, quick Kenda tires with K-shield and puncture protection, and a city-commuter must-have: disc brakes.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 KHS SixFifty 700 Mountain Bike Review

SixFifty Team Pictured

Let the trails take you places you've never been before - or just cruise your favorite Saturday trail - on KHS' SixFifty 700. 

With a 6061 double-butted aluminum frame as the backbone, the 700 is nimble for the tech and light for the climbs. Up front, a Manitou Marvel Comp fork handles the chatter and occasional big hits so you stay in control all ride long.

Stan's provides the rolling radness with 27.5-inch wheels wrapped in Maxxis Ardent tires so you navigate rock gardens with ease and bite into the corners like a pro.

You'll need that responsiveness once the smooth SRAM X1 drivetrain gets you up to speed and provides the perfect gear for all the undulations of your day on the trail. The 700 is topped off with fine components like a Kore handlebar and stem, plus a comfy WTB Volt Comp saddle.

• Frame: 650B Alloy 6061 Double Butted custom formed TT & DT w/replaceable derailleur hanger, 1.5 Taper
• Fork: Rock Manitou Marvel Comp TS Air, 100mm Absolute plus dampening, Ext Rebound adj & Compression Adj to lock 1.5 Taper 15mm Axle
• Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5E Zero Stack, 1 1/8”x 1.5 Taper
• Rims: Stans Rapid 25 double wall 32H Tubeless ready
• Hubs: KT S/B Alloy Disc W/CNC Rotor Flange, 15mm Thru-Axle Front
• Tires: Maxxis Aren’t Race M329RU, 36/EXO/TR 27.5 X 2.2 120 TPI Folding Tubeless ready
• Spokes: 14g Black w/alloy nipples, 32x32
• Front Derailleur: N/A
• Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1, 11a X-Horizon, Type 2
• Shifters: SRAM X1 11a Trigger right only
• Chain: KMC X11L
• Crankset: SRAM X1, 1000 X-Sync, Forged GXP, 36T
• Cassette: SRAM XG-1180 10-42T 11-speed
• Pedals: N/A
• Seatpost: KHS Alloy micro-adjust, 31.6X350mm
• Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
• Handlebar: Kore XCD Riser, 710 x 15mm, 31.8
• Stem: Kore XCD, 3D Forged, 31.8mm (S:80mm, M:90mm, L:90mm, XL:100mm)
• Grips: Q2 Lock-on

• Brakes: Shimano BR-M506, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Totors

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