With more than a century of cycling heritage under its wheels, Raleigh Bicycles is one of the most well-respected bicycle brands in the world. Raleigh offers a broad spectrum of bicycles including road, mountain, cyclocross, commuter, and youth models for all ages and abilities. Raleigh focuses on supporting the commuter, the family and local cycling, and partners with numerous non-profits around the U.S. each year to help grow the sport, including Ride2Recovery. Raleigh also sponsors Raleigh UK and Raleigh/ Clement competitive cycling teams. The Raleigh brand possesses a rich history of producing quality bicycles and remains a leader in the industry. The Raleigh Bicycle Company is a bicycle manufacturer originally based in Nottingham, UK. Founded by Woodhead and Angois in 1885, who used Raleigh as their brand name, it is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world. With their heritage and attention to quality Raleigh offers an affordable alternative to the more mass produced bicycle brands with big advertising budgets. And their extensive product line has a quality bike for everyone. Raleigh is striving to earn a new place in a history that continues to be written. A few of their recent innovations include: Over five years ago Raleigh began producing frames with a unique Direct Connect Carbon process. Steadily and patiently they have refined, tested and evolved the process to create the lightest, stiffest, most durable race frame available. This approach offers oversized BB and chainstays to minimize flex and increase power transfer, and thinned seatstays that are vertically compliant and absorb road vibrations. For example: the Raleigh Talus 29 Carbon Series uses their new IKT (Integrated Kevlar Technology®) process that blends Kevlar® and High Modulus carbon to protect the frame from debris that the trail throws at it. Combining this technology with a tapered headtube for added steering control, and internal cable routing for protected lines and a clean look. Through this innovation Raleigh created a 1080g XC frame. In the early days of mountain biking, Raleigh was at the forefront of MTB technology and took it to its limits. With the introduction of their IKT-reinforced Direct Connect frame, Raleigh has again set a new standard. Pete’s Bike and Fitness Shoppe is proud to have been a Raleigh dealership for over forty-years. Stop in and see our selection of quality Raleigh bikes.