Monday, September 26, 2011

POW! 2012 Raleigh Revenio Carbon 1.0

Aaron Maughan in our Rocky River store just built a 2012 Raleigh Revenio Carbon 1.0 and saw a bunch of things he really liked on this bike. But let's let him tell you all about it:

We have the 2012 Raleigh Revenio Carbon 1.0 ($1999) in stock in 54cm, 56cm and 59cm -- ready for you to test ride. We couldn't let this blog post go without letting Sean Burkey, our Raleigh rep, get down and dirty with some bike geek details:

  • The frame is T700 carbon or what they call a high modulus carbon frame -- which means less resin and more carbon. For comparison, the T700 frame weight is 980g on a 57cm and average T600 frame weight is 1090g against the same size.
  • That large chainring is a 50t, providing that much better usability by 95% of the riders out there while maintaining enough gearing for a rider to pull some good speeds. (And as Aaron put it: "No more wondering if you are going to make it up the hill.")
  • Tiagra offers light, fast, accurate shift action with a short stroke of the lever, plus it has a gear indicator, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road to look down at the cassette to determine what gear you are in.
  • Don't forget the full monocoque carbon fork, which is a light 360g, including the tapered steer tube that impressed Aaron so much. He says, "It goes where you're looking -- pow! -- so start looking where you're going!"

No comments:

Post a Comment