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wirider3

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Anyone have any intel on the Tamland?
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Guitar Ted

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What do you want to know? I'm the guy that Raleigh tapped for the design input on it.
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What do you want to know? I'm the guy that Raleigh tapped for the design input on it.


Ted,

In the catalog that I picked up @ Interbike, there's pricing info for the Tamland, but no specs, etc.

Did I miss something?


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wirider3

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I'm kinda wondering all the same info that Andy from HED posted about the new Model F.
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The higher end Tamland- the red/blue/white one- is all Ultegra 11 spd, TRP Spyre brakes and Clement MSO 40mm tires. The lesser priced of the two is a 10 spd 105 group with FSA crank, same frame, fork, wheels, and brakes as the higher priced Tamland
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The key question is what's the bottom bracket drop?
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All the info about the Tamland is now up on the website...BB Drop is under Size Guide
http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes-road-race-tamland-tamland-2 
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Nice numbers!
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I had the opportunity to ride a Tamland 1 for three days, 300 miles, 7000 feet per day (I didn't ride the fourth day). The Tamland is super smooth and stable. The position is upright enough for long, bumpy miles without being too grandpa-ish. The bike that I rode had a rear rack and one pannier for food and rain gear. This is a bike for long miles at your pace, not necessarily blazing fast times. For me it was perfect! They should be available in shops in January.

http://www.raleighusa.com/a-surprise-gravel-trip-on-the-tamlands

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I just pre-ordered two of the Tamland 2's. One each for me and my wife. Very excited and can't wait to try them out. 
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I'm very keen on the Tamland and would also like to place a pre-order. Did you place an order with a dealer or by some other mechanism?

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I ordered through my local bike shop. The owner called the rep while I was there and placed the order right then. They anticipate shipment sometime mid to late December.
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Shipment of the Tamlands is now pushed back to January 2014. Bummer!
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Shipment of the Tamlands is now pushed back to January 2014. Bummer!


Apparently the Spyre brakes were recalled, but according to Raleigh this wasn't going to cause any further delay.  Tamland will come with the new and improved Spyres, and be still shipping end of Jan 2014.  

I wanted to get the frame set, but Raleigh is only selling the full build...  
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While not the Tamland, I have a Furley on order, and my local dealer wasn't able to get it in the Dec delivery, so I won't see it until Feb.  Bummer.
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So, did you get your Tamland?  Are you riding it yet?  We want to hear about it...
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I know Guitar Ted has taken delivery of his: http://g-tedproductions.blogspot.com/2014/03/raleigh-tamland-2-in-light-of.html
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Hi, I'm a newbie to the forum. 

I just ordered mine, can't wait for April 3 when I'll be able to pick it up.
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Hi, I'm a newbie to the forum. 

I just ordered mine, can't wait for April 3 when I'll be able to pick it up.


Did you get yours? I've been trying to find one in my size, and all LBS's say they're having a hard time getting them in stock.
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Well the shop got it in but turns out I need a shorter headset, guess I have short arms, so they had to order one.  So I won't be picking it up/riding it until this coming weekend.

Damn, it looked great, I was all ready...
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Well the shop got it in but turns out I need a shorter headset, guess I have short arms, so they had to order one.  So I won't be picking it up/riding it until this coming weekend.

Damn, it looked great, I was all ready...


Dang, post a writeup when you do get it... I can never seem to find enough info on the bikes I shop for [smile]
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Just got it home at last and installed some crankbrothers 5050 pedals with pegs.  It's a beauty and the red paint is lustrous, a great shade!  And pretty light considering it's steel, though I suppose anything would feel light compared to my ancient steel mountain bike.

I'm 5'9" and the bike is 56 cm, feels like it fits really well which is a relief.  My limbs are short compared to my torso and not being able to ride one before buying it, I wasn't sure if 54 or 56 would be the right size, Raleigh's size chart splits right at 5'9.

56 size has 172.5 crank arms and since bb drop is 75 mm, the pedals look pretty close to the ground, not a lot of ground clearance.  Maybe just my eyes, will comment after I ride it and write up a post next weekend.  Meantime I read that Guitar Ted didn't like the fit of the handlebars so I've got to check out that too.

He also mentioned how little clearance there is between the back of the brakes and spokes.  It's true, you'll need a microscope to measure it, there isn't any almost, front or rear.

The saddle I'm almost sure I'm going to have to swap out, it's hard as a rock.  Other than that I'm really pleased, even with a little ding in the paint (I got $200 off).  I hope clear nail polish is the right thing to use on it, it's a pinhole but goes down to the metal.
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Just got it home at last and installed some crankbrothers 5050 pedals with pegs.  It's a beauty and the red paint is lustrous, a great shade!  And pretty light considering it's steel, though I suppose anything would feel light compared to my ancient steel mountain bike.


Great writeup, thanks and congrats on your bike! I tried out a Tamland 1 in 54 cm (all my LBS had), and I thought it felt very reasonable for weight for a steel bike... much lighter than I had expected. I had been nervous with the reports of the Roper's weight.

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I'm 5'9" and the bike is 56 cm, feels like it fits really well which is a relief.  My limbs are short compared to my torso and not being able to ride one before buying it, I wasn't sure if 54 or 56 would be the right size, Raleigh's size chart splits right at 5'9.


Interesting... I'm 6', and I'm targeting a 56cm as well. I have a slightly long torso, so my legs usually want something for someone just under 6'. I rode the 54 and while it did feel small, it didn't feel off by that much for me... but then again I don't like to be too stretched out on a bike.

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The saddle I'm almost sure I'm going to have to swap out, it's hard as a rock.  Other than that I'm really pleased, even with a little ding in the paint (I got $200 off).  I hope clear nail polish is the right thing to use on it, it's a pinhole but goes down to the metal.


Huh, I didn't mind the saddle compared to most stock saddles. I'll probably swap it at some point but it didn't feel bad enough to make it one of the first things.
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Sorry I haven't had time to do a real write-up, only got to ride it for the first time this Sunday.  Just a short ride then had to go out of town but it was sweet, I love this bike.

Reason for delay is that turns out 56 really was too big for me, so I ended up exchanging it for a 54.  So maybe 56 is OK for someone 6 ft, although I have to say it only felt a little bit too big for me and only then after having it at home for a few days.  Anyway, it took another week of shipping for the 54 but on Sunday I could tell it was definitely the right decision.
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Well congrats again! I got my 56 last Friday, and finally took it for a 20-miler on Sunday. I love the fit, but as mentioned I don't like to be too stretched out to get to the bars either. I was having a blast on road with it when I remembered it was supposed to be a 'gravel' bike and there was a crushed granite jogging trail right there, so I went at it full speed, and it felt completely steady and smooth at the same time. Very impressive, I'm loving mine already and can't wait to take it on Ragbrai this year
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