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RoverAl

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Just checking to see if anyone has any Raleigh news. Recently I inquired by email about 2018 USA bikes and the response was a little strange.

Basically they said no high end road bikes and we should still have our all road bikes, this Fall. 
Hmmm not exactly inspiring information there. Then I wandered over to Raleigh UK and looked at that site and it doesn't have much to offer. https://www.raleigh.co.uk/bikes/road

Gone is the UK version of the WIllard AKA "Mustang" 
Considering the fire sale going on at the US site and lack of any news this is not good for Raleigh fans. Nothing from Sea Otter Classic this year that I could find either.
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Well, I wouldn't expect too much. The entire Raleigh team (product development, marketing & graphics) are all gone. Basically everyone who was responsible for 2017 and prior is no longer with the company. I have heard they will be doing some nice Tamland's, so I'm looking forward to seeing those. Oh and yes, I believe all carbon high end stuff is out. Word on the street anyway....
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Thanks that is interesting, I thought something was strange this year. Seems like Raleigh is going all in on the family and ebike trend. Anyway I hope the Tamland is refreshed with hydros, flatmounts, fork mounts all in a couple different offerings.


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Thanks that is interesting, I thought something was strange this year. Seems like Raleigh is going all in on the family and ebike trend. Anyway I hope the Tamland is refreshed with hydros, flatmounts, fork mounts all in a couple different offerings.




I probably would buy a Raleigh Tamland ti or carbon if the price was right. [biggrin]

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Carbon Tamland is a Roker. [smile] 
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2 local bike shops in my area dropped Raleigh last year.  One of them told me he used be in the top 20 for Raleigh sales in the country.  He said they became impossible to deal with.  They wouldn't receive their inventory because they were told there was no stock and then it would end up discounted elsewhere.  He also wasn't happy when they dropped bikes like the Revenio, which was a very solid mainstream endurance road bike.  He told me he had a year when he sold more of those that Specialized's Roubaix and then suddenly it was gone.  

The owners at Raleigh don't seem to know what direction they want to go in year after year.  The whole family e-bike idea would not surprise me.

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