Friday, August 23, 2013

2014 Raleigh Tamland 1 and 2: All-New Gravel Road Bike

The 2014 Raleigh Tamland is an all-new gravel road bike that's also commuter ready. 

Raleigh is offering the Tamland 1 and Tamland 2 with Reynolds 631 steel-tubed frames and some significant in-frame design.

The Tamland 2 comes with an Ultegra 6800 11-speed drivetrain and an FSA Energy cockpit.

Raleigh stocks TRP Spyre mechanic disk brakes on both the Tamland 1 and 2. The Spyre disc brakes, unlike most other mechanical disc brakes, are dual-piston, meaning both pads actuate simultaneously, making setup much easier. The Spyre is more than adequate for a gravel grinder who won't be burning through brake pads like a 'cross racer.

The Tamland's cables are routed externally on the downtube with brake housing that runs the length of the frame, keeping the maintenance low, while making it easier on home mechanics to replace cables and housings.

Both bikes come with the Spyre mechanical disc brakes, but the Tamland 1 comes equipped with a Shimano 105 groupset instead of the Ultegra 6800, with an FSA Gossamer compact 50/34 crankset. And both bikes come with KMAX Pro rims and Clement X'Plor MSO 40c tires.

The Tamland 1 and 2 could pull double-duty as commuters, tour rigs, entry-level cyclocross racers, or pit bikes. We will keep you updated as we know more! Raleigh says that we should expect the Tamland in winter of 2014.

Brantley SmithAbout Me
Hello, I am Brantley Smith and have been riding road and mountain bikes since the mid 90's. I previously worked here at Ride-A-Bike from mid-97 to mid-2000 doing repairs and other duties around the shop. I attended Wester Carolina University and graduated in 2004 with a computer information systems degree. Add my to your circles.