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It's great to offer 105 kit at this price but of course we noticed the cheap Tektro brakes, R600 chainset, low-end wheels and unspectacular finishing kit compared with others too.
A better strategy would have been to use Tiagra throughout, which has proven itself on other bikes here.
The geometry is quite slack and delivers a comfortable, stable ride, but with some odd handling characteristics. Out of the saddle, steering felt strange, probably because of the additional fork rake Raleigh has opted for.
6061 butted alloy
Shimano 105/R600/Tektro brakes
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