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Raleigh Record Ace

Raleigh Record AceFeast your eyes on this—Raleigh’s new Record Ace is a lugged steel road bike, featuring a flat-crown fork and Ultegra components. Retailing for roughly $1800, it’s a real-world road bike that’s beautiful and built to last.

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  1. PDXbikerSeptember 25, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Somehow the design of that Ultegra crank doesn’t fit in with the overall classic/vintage look of the bike. Still seems a sweet steel ride.

  2. Elliott @ Austin on Two WheelsSeptember 25, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Record Ace with Ultegra components? When I saw the name I thought surely it would have Campy Record gruppo or some sort of Record-Dura Ace mutant love child.

  3. TerrySeptember 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Maybe offering a Shimano 105 version would have been a good idea to gather in those not having Ultegra bucks.

    Nice bike though. When I find $1800 lying around in the street, I’ll maybe go buy one.

    Gargantuan shifter/brake hoods look kind of goofy though on that style of bike.

    I’m thinking Elliot is on to something.

  4. HarrySeptember 25, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Downtube shifters, 105…..I think we might have a

  5. BHSeptember 25, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I’ll just keep my 1980 vintage Record Ace, thankyouverymuch. Dia Compe long reach brakes, 27″ wheels, down tube friction shifted 2×6 drivetrain (Raleigh branded der’s).

  6. jamesmallonSeptember 25, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    This year’s Raleigh Clubman is nice. http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/clubman/

    Comes with fenders, Brooks Swift and Tiagra; wish it were 105 and had a level top-tube. Fenders are nice, but would it run 32mm tires under fenders?

    However, this is the bike most people into road bikes need.

  7. GlennSeptember 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I saw this in Vegas, the bike is gorgeous! All the classic lines and the modern conveniences! Nicely done!

  8. JeffSSeptember 30, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    nice bike, but all the black bits should have been silver. I imagine that anyone wanting a modern classic would agree.

  9. SamNovember 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    They should have reigged this to sell at $1200. The Swallow saddle is overkill and 105 would have been more than adequate. Where are the bar end shifters when we need them??

  10. KarlDecember 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Fantastic!! I was hoping that Raleigh would reinstate some of its earlier names. I have a 1989 UK Raleigh Record Ace; white, Reynolds 653, Shimano Sante groupset. I think that this should have had Reynolds 953 tubing. Yes,the crank does look a bit odd on this steel frame but I think it’s a great bike. Just need a blue/grey Road Ace, dark red Sirocco and a black-gold Record Sprint. Oh & a blue/red/yellow/white Team replica.

  11. Gonzo CyclistFebruary 7, 2010 at 10:34 am

    have one on order, should be here next Wednesday, can’t wait, the price my local bike shop gave me was too sweet to pass up!

  12. jorgeMarch 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Agree name is odd. Agree saddle and group are overkill for this frame. Still, love the classic look. However, for a couple hundred more you can get a much superior, fully lugged, hand painted Rivendell Roadeo with SRAM Force. At the other extreme, you can get a TIG-welded Surly Pacer with Tiagra, which is just as classic-looking, for about $1,000. So it’s hard justifying $1,800 for this Raleigh. I noticed REI sells this Raleigh, so if you really want it it’s sure to be discounted by REI at some point in 2010. If money were no object, instead of this Raleigh I’d get a Cielo Sportif, which I think is the most amazing, classic all-steel production road bike on the market right now, and well worth $1,800 just for the frameset.

  13. MichaelJune 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Consider that Ultegra costs somewhere around $1500 when you pay full msrp, and the Brooks swallow is around $200. The $1900 msrp for the bike doesn’t look so bad for such a pretty bike with some higher end components.

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