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Just in: Raleigh Mustang Elite – £1,000 aluminium gravel bike arrives for review

Just in: Raleigh Mustang Elite - £1,000 aluminium gravel bike arrives for review

1 / 35 Raleigh Mustang Elite.jpg Raleigh’s grand Mustang gravel bike combines an aluminium frame with hydro disc brakes

Gravel bikes are the hottest trend in cycling right now, and likely to be popular sellers this year. More durable and capable than a typical stiff, light and skinny-tyred race bike, gravel bikes offer go-anywhere capability with an emphasis on comfort, control and durability. Most bicycle companies are adding gravel bikes to their ranges this year, and British company Raleigh is no different: it has a complete range of gravel bikes priced from £650 up to £2,500. – Buyer’s guide to gravel and adventure bikes plus 16 of the best The £1,000 Mustang Elite here shares the exact same geometry as the carbon fibre Roker we tested last year, but it’s made from aluminium to keep the price down. The 6061 aluminium frame on this model uses externally routed gear and brake cabling with a tapered head tube and all-carbon fork. A nice detail is the internal routing for the front brake cable inside the fork leg. Despite the low price, the bike features thru-axles at both ends, 15mm at the front and 12mm at the rear. And there are eyelets […]

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