Raleigh Clubman

$1,100

Raleigh Clubman     Photo: Photo by Inga Hendrickson

THE SELL: Fast enough for club rides, with a respectable amount of utility.
THE TEST: A modern descendant of—rather than a misguided homage to—the classic British path racers of old, the Clubman felt like an old friend within the first ten miles. Its geometry falls between the harsh angles of modern racy rigs and the relaxed lines of a tourer. The skinnier 25mm tires on our test model kept us from exploring back roads as much as we'd have liked, but the fully fendered chromoly Clubman would be more than up for it in higher-volume tread. The leather Brooks Swift saddle was, as always, a tester favorite.
THE VERDICT: A quick bike we could spend all day on. raleighusa.com
VERSATILITY: 4
COMFORT: 4.5

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