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Raleigh Tamland 2.0

 
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MSRP: $2400
 
Manufacturers Website: www.RaleighUSA.com
 
Where To Buy: Raleigh USA Dealer Locator
 
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Raleigh Bicycles has introduced their first ever gravel-specific bike line for 2014. The Tamland 2 and Tamland 1 steel steeds are gravel ready and commuter friendly, designed with gravel-specific geometry.

“The Gravel Grinder bike category is adding yet another layer of depth to cycling’s steady innovation trajectory and Raleigh is at the forefront of this movement,” said Brian Fornes, marketing manager at Raleigh. “The Tamlands are designed specially for this niche, but growing market. This bike will enable riders to advance the sport and the competition to the next level.”

With 100-mile and multi-day being common characteristic of the sport, gravel grinding is a discipline of bicycling that requires balance, strength, endurance. It takes place on flat and rolling dirt roads that require a bike that offers stability, comfort and efficiency. Before the invention of gravel bikes, the unclassified sport was often done on mountain bikes, in studded tires, which was relatively slow, or on a road bike, which is not as stable. Gravel Grinder bikes such as the Tamland series address these challenges and offer a gravel-ready solution.

The all-new Raleigh Tamlands have a longer wheelbase than a road bike, with longer chainstays and a slack head tube which is taller than traditional road bikes. The bikes have 50 mm rake on the steel fork, versus a 40-45mm offset on a road bike, which allows the bikes to move better on unpaved roads. The bottom bracket is lower than road bikes as well, which keeps the bicycle stable.

In addition to a unique frame shape, the Tamlands offer mechanical dual-piston brakes, which allow the ride to not burn through brake pads as fast. Though significantly thinner than a mountain bike, the Tamland wheels are still 21.7mm, which allows the bike to remain stable over loose patches of dirt.

Specifications:

Tamland 2.0
•Frame: Reynolds 631 Steel Frame
•Paint: Datsun race car red
•Brakes: TRP’s dual-position Sprye mechanical disc brakes
•Tires: Clement X’Plor MSO 40c
•Rims: Weinmann KMAX Pro rims
•Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed (Incl. Ultegra rear derailer and Ultegra 50/34 compact crankset)
•Weight: 24.6 lbs (at 56 cm)
•Rack and Fender mounts
•Steel 1-1/8″ straight fork and FSA headset

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Posted October 17, 2013 by

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