Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Interbike 2010 Report - Raleigh

With several other major bicycle brands choosing not to participate in the Interbike trade show this year, Raleigh decided to make a splash with an expanded space to better highlight their 2011 line.

The flagship of Raleigh's road bike line this coming year is the new International, which combines the best of the old and new. A lightweight Reynolds 853 steel frame with classic lugged design is paired with a complete Shimano Dura-Ace component group:
Raleigh continues to support the cyclocross market with their sponsorship of the Singlespeed division at the CrossVegas race, and this limited-edition singlespeed CX bike with carbon fiber frame and Gates Carbon Belt Drive:

Speaking of the carbon belt drive system, Raleigh is dabbling a little more with that technology with the new Raleigh XXIX singlespeed mountain bike. Here is a close-up of the drive train detail:

Raleigh's popular Rush Hour fixie returns with a gray and white color scheme:

Further serving the "bike everywhere" crowd, Raleigh jumps into the folding bike market for the first time in a long time with this model featuring a worry-free internally-geared 8-speed hub:

Not pictured, but more coming from Raleigh that we're excited about, is the new Revenio series of aluminum frame road bikes (some in stock in our stores already). From the entry-level Revenio 1.0 ($649.99) to the Shimano Ultegra-equipped Revenio 4.0 for $1,649.99, the Revenio series offers performance and value.

The 2010 Raleigh Misceo 1.0 and Misceo 2.0 proved to be very popular, and so will return for 2011 in new colors, as well as a more value-priced version, the Misceo (no number) at $499.99. Similar in design to the Misceo 1.0 and 2.0, it still has powerful disc brakes, but a rigid fork instead of a suspension fork, and a sleek flat-black finsih for all of your stealthy urban and suburban adventures. Of course, the best-selling Route and Venture series of hybrid bikes will be around for all of your family bike path excursions.

Stay tuned for more Interbike news in the next few days!


  1. All single speed bikes should be belt drive! For that matter, all bikes up to 8 speeds, considering that's how many a company can economically stuff into a planetary geared hub, should be belt drive. Belt drives are going to be a huge factor in making bike share programs more widely implemented. Clean, nearly zero maintenance bikes will inherit the planet.....someday. Check out Hutchison's air free tubes, and the picture comes into view.

  2. Oh, and having seen the $500 Misceo in the flesh at the Rocky River store yesterday I can attest, it's no pansy. Boxy tubes, flat black, a proper steel fork, and ample tire volume make it a real bulldog for Cleveland commuting. Add a set of fenders and perhaps a rack for the full battle look. I think that might be my next machine.