2013 Raleigh Commuters – Tripper, Roper & Some Di2 City Bikes
For the 100% hipster, the Tripper is a new steel bike that borrows the Furley frame but puts a narrow one-piece flat handlebar stem and an internal gear rear hub. It’s part of their “Landlord” line of urban bikes that’s designed to be super simple to use but have a little more widespread appeal than a singlespeed. Because, you know, Seattle has hills, yo.
Check the one-piece bar/stem/headset cap and color matched steel fork. Weight (yes, we weighed the urban bikes, too, natch) is 25lb 14oz.
The classic Clubman steel road bike gets mixte model.
Detour commuter bike gets updated with the new SRAM Via group on the top model for $1,650.
Misceo is their urban workhorse. It’s what a lot of people wanted a base level mountain bike to be, something you could abuse around town and also take on a rail trail, but found that 26″ wheels weren’t quite adequate. These have 700c/29er wheels with a variety of builds.
The eye catcher is this Misceo Trail i11 with Alfine 11 speed and Gates Belt Drive with fat Kenda cyclocross tires.
Best part? Retail is just $1,750. Weight is 27lb 12oz. Check the heavily shaped and hydroformed chainstays.
For a faster, more city oriented ride, the Cadent gets a double whammy of internal gearing with a Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub and FSA Metropolis 2-speed crankset. Full rack and fender mounts on a hydroformes alloy frame for just $1,100.
Seatstays are flattened to smooth the ride a bit.
Weight is 25lb 8oz. There’s also a Cadent i11 with Alfine 11 (not shown) and disc brakes for $1,800.