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Raleigh powers up UK assembly lines after 13-year wait

Raleigh powers up UK assembly lines after 13-year wait

The new carbon Raleigh Militas eTap, with wheels, bars, stem and seatpost from Zipp Raleigh Bicycles may be British born, but it’s been well over 10 years since its bikes have been made or assembled in the UK. That’s all set to change with the new Militas eTap bike, which features the much anticipated wireless SRAM Red eTap groupset.

The Raleigh Militas eTap is a special-edition bike that will only be produced in very limited quantities. While the frame may be being produced in the Far East using advanced carbon frame manufacturing technology, the bike will be lovingly assembled at Raleigh’s UK headquarters in Nottingham – the first time since the company’s UK assembly lines ceased in 2002. Shorter lead times

The Militas eTap weighs in at a reported 6.7kg, according to Raleigh. Assembling the bikes in the UK means a much shorter production lead time, and given the anticipated interest in owning a bike featuring the eTap system, and the limited availability of the system, it’s likely this will give Raleigh an edge over competitors when it comes to satisfying the wants of those riders who want the system, and want it now. It’s certainly something the company is […]

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