Thursday, May 11, 2006
I just got word on the new 29"er steel single speed hardtail bike from Raliegh that was inroduced at a dealer only meeting in Chicago, yesterday. Here are the details: Double butted 4130 steel frame with CNC inserts for dropouts. (There maybe a derailluer hangar option in the future) Avid BB5 disc brakes, Alloy 32 hole, single speed cassette hub with a quick release, ( suggesting an eccentric bottom bracket, although my source did not specify this.) A straight legged steel fork will support an Easton bar and stem combo. A Truvativ Fire crank will spin a 32 X 20 gear combo. Wheels will consist of WTB Speed Disc rims shod with Exi Wolf treads. It'll all be done up with a "pretty dirty-red paint job" as quoted from my source. Retail price should be around $700 dollars. Hurry up and get yours now! My source says the first run will be sold out in a hurry, judging from dealer response. Look for a picture to come soon!
Posted by Guitar Ted at 4:59 PM