Raleigh’s Port Townsend and Detour Deluxe City and Commuter Bicycles
Raleigh USA showed off several models of their city and commuter bikes, the best looking of the bunch was the Port Townsend, above.
The Port Townsend, which totally copped the Rapha Bike colors, is a steel bike with geometry mixed between cyclocross and road, made for riding anywhere…around town, on dirt roads or on the local club ride. It’s a killer value for what you get: fenders, front rack, pedals with toe straps and full Shimano Sora drivetrain and 9-speed Dura-Ace bar end shifters. Fits up to 42c tires without fenders, about a 35c with fenders. MSRP $850.
They also had their Detour Deluxe upscale commuter bike. Pics of both and more info after the break…
The Detour Deluxe is completely new for 2011. Modeled after their Alleyway to be a stylish commuter, it uses the same frame and fenders, but adds commuter accessories like a welded-on rear pannier rack, integrated AXA lock, roller brakes with front dynamo hub and lights that store a bit of energy to stay illuminated at a stop light. Sloping top tube makes it unisex.
The built-in lock makes quick coffee stops easier, and the integrated rear pannier rack means nothing to take on or off or work loose over the bumps.
Has a frame break on both the seat- and chainstay and an eccentric BB so you could upgrade it to belt drive. It comes with a Shimano Nexus 8 drivetrain. MSRP $820.