Singlespeed style meets the versatility of gears on Raleigh's Tripper. This urban machine has an internally geared, low-maintenance 3-speed Shimano Nexus drivetrain. Add in the Shimano disc brakes, wide Schwalbe tires, and the smooth-riding chromoly frame and fork, and the Tripper may be the realest ride downtown. It's not just a city dweller though, there's a bit of race bike genetics in here: a press-fit bottom bracket and semi-aero rims are useful touches that will make your commutes zoom by. And the Raleigh seat, post, and stem are equally suited to the task.
|Frame||Butted Chromoly w/ PF30 bottom bracket|
|Hubs||Front: Shimano; Rear: Shimano Nexus 3-speed|
|Tires||Schwalbe CX Comp Kevlar Guard, 700 x 35c|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 20T|
|Brakes||Shimano mechanical disc w/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Raleigh Classic Road|
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Bike hits all marks for performance, durability, and comfort in a quick, simple bike. Tough and fast. Pros seem to respond well to it online, but I'm no pro and can only say: it's a no brainer choice for daily riders, works great for exercise, too. I ought to exercise with it more. No risk of overuse. It's a beast in a really unassuming package. Dave and other folks at B&L spent a LOT of time with me making me comfortable before purchase by going thru features on this and lots of other bikes, rec'ing specs and size, price-checking, calling around on a few details, etc. Haven't regretted purchase for a single day. Thanks again to Beth, Dave, and the whole crew down at the shop.