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Sneak peek: Raleigh’s new TT bike

Check out spy shots of new aero machine

Raleigh are launching a new TT bike, full details of which will be released next week. We’ve got hold of a few pics but have very little in the way of information.

That must be a carbon-fibre frame with a threaded bottom bracket, by the look of things, a tapered head tube and a frame-specific seatpost. That’s a Fizik Arione saddle on there although we have no idea whether the bike will be sold as a complete package.

The deep-bladed fork houses linear-pull brakes with the cable heading in through the crown/top of the fork leg. We’ve seen similar designs on a few different forks recently.

The rear brake is hidden away underneath the bottom bracket.

As is almost universally the case these days, the seat tube is sculpted to manage airflow over the leading edge of the rear wheel, and it looks like Raleigh have kept the rear triangle very small. That’s usually done to reduce the frontal area of the seatstays.

Those are Vision Trimax Carbon bars on the front there with SRAM’s very neat bar-end shifters.

The wheels are Cole’s C85 Lite carbon clinchers. The 85 refers to the rim depth, in millimetres.

We’re off to see Raleigh next week so we’ll hopefully have more details on shortly.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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