Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Raleigh Misceo 4.0: All the Bike with None of the Hassle

If you need a reliable way to get to all of your daily destinations, the 2014 Raleigh Misceo 4 is the bike for you.

 Daily commuters know exactly what they need from a bicycle. They need something fast, sturdy, and reliable, but also something lightweight and uncomplicated. They need the 2014 Raleigh Misceo 4. 

Advertised as the “perfect, hassle-free commuter bike”, the Misceo 4 certainly lives up to this expectation. Everything about this bike was designed specifically to make it a simple, efficient machine capable of getting any level cyclist out on the road.

New to the 2014 model is the lowered FSA PF30 Eccentric bottom bracket with sealed bearings, leading to a lower center of gravity and higher standover clearance, changing the ergonomics of your ride for the better. This change, implemented on the Misceo’s lightweight AL-6061 Custom Formed Butted Aluminum frame makes for a strong and confident bicycle guaranteed to handle any challenges the road may throw at it.

Riding uphill, downhill, changing gears is a breeze with the easy to use Shimano Alfine 11sp Rapidfire Plus shifter, but derailleurs? None needed. The Shimano 11sp internal gear hub removes some of the excess bulk from the outside of your bike and creates a sleeker, leaner looking machine. Adding to this image is the slim yet sturdy Gates Center Track Belt, taking the place of a cumbersome chain.

Being based in Seattle, the designers at Raleigh know better than most that sometimes a bike needs to be ridden in less-than-perfect conditions. To that end, every 2014 Raleigh Misceo 4 is equipped with two Kendra K192 tires with PRC-Antipuncture and K-Shield. These tires, wrapped around Weinmann XM25 Disc Double Wall rims and supported by 14g stainless steel spokes, ensure that no matter where you need to go on your bicycle, a Raleigh Misceo 4 will get you there with ease. Adding to the safety and overall efficiency of this bicycle, Shimano Alfine Hydraulic brake levers connect to Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes and make sure that when it comes to stopping, your bike slows down as smoothly and quickly as you need it to.

With all these new performance features, it’s easy to imagine that the Raleigh designers forgot about comfort with the 2014 Misceo 4. Far from it. The comfortable and aesthetic Selle Royal Lookin saddle has been tested to reduce contact pressure by 40%, meaning that no matter how long your ride is, staying seated on your bike never becomes a pain in your, well, you know. And the whole bike is controlled by your hands on the Raleigh Alloy Riser handlebars, perfectly placed so the rider is in a comfortable posture the entire time.

So whether you need a reliable bike for your everyday commute, or just want something to tackle the weekend joy rides with you, you can’t go wrong with the 2014 Raleigh Misceo 4. 

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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.