Read about the Entire 2015 Raleigh Cyclocross Line!
(Article and Pictures from BikeRumor.com)
Other tweaks include a new lower chain stay bridge for much better mud clearance which prevents mud from accumulating behind the front derailleur. Raleigh felt the frame was already plenty stiff, so the PF30 equipped frame is only 2% stiffer than the previous version which is probably due to the through axle. What Raleigh really wanted to improve on was the vertical compliance at the seat so they dropped the post diameter to 27.2mm and thinned out the top tube and seat stays which resulted in a claimed 37% more compliance.
Cable routing has been slightly improved to keep things running cleaner and easier to replace while the system uses swappable housing stops for mechanical or Di2 drivetrains. The RXC and RXC Pro share the same frame, and differ only in spec with the Pro using Di2/hydraulic and the RXC using full mechanical.
The company has offered single speed specific frames for a number of years, but never a complete bike. As their first full bike, the new RXS looks dialed.
The RX 1.0 and 2.0 get a new coat of paint with the sweet Gulf Racing inspired colors, and the 2.0 also gets the upgrade to the excellent TRP Spyre mechanical discs.
Better turn out and better prize money for women means cyclocross is attracting more females to the sport, and Raleigh is responding by offering a new higher level womens’ specific build with the new RXW Comp. Using the same frame as the RXW, the comp receives and improved monocoque full carbon fork and an upgraded spec. Thanks to the American Classic Racing wheels, SRAM Force 22 group, and high end TRP cantis, the Comp is 2 pounds less than the RXW at 19 pounds.
(article and pictures from bikerumor.com)
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