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Raleigh Strada 3 650B 2018

Raleigh Strada 3 650B 2018

  • Top of the Strada 650b commuter bike range
  • Extra-reliable Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
  • Smooth Shimano EF505/Acera Rapidfire shifting

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Raleigh Strada 3 650B 2018

Genuine Shimano hydraulic brakes and upgraded EF505/Acera Rapidfire gear shifting make this the most impressive bike in the Strada commuter bike range.

We consider the Raleigh Strada range as the current best-value replacements for our own Revolution bikes (which are not currently available). Here's why.

Upgrades from Raleigh Strada 2

  • Super-reliable hydraulic disc brakes from the world's top manufacturer, Shimano
  • Why hydraulic disc brakes are the best upgrade for most bikes - see our blog
  • Shimano EF505 Rapidfire 3x8 shifters are made to a higher spec (less plastic, more alloy) and to closer tolerances than 3x7 EZ Fire for smoother operation and longer life
  • The rear mech and chainset are similarly upgraded to Shimano Acera level

Same as Raleigh Strada 2

  • Lighter weight, more cushioning, Clement USH 650b x 42mm tyres, as spec'd to a number of 4-figure bikes
  • Lighter weight, more shock absorbing CrMo steel forks over high tensile steel
  • The aluminium frame's internal gear cable routing creates a cleaner look
  • The Shimano 12-32 cassette gives you a wider range of gears
  • The rear cassette hub is intrinsically stronger than one that takes a screw-on freewheel
  • The wheels are quick release for lightweight convenience (faster fitting + no need to carry a wheel spanner)
  • Lighter weight alloy bars
  • The unthreaded steerer and clamp-on stem are also simpler and lighter weight
  • A stack of spacers enable you to adjust the bar height
  • The 6061 aluminium alloy frame is strong, lightweight and true
  • The steel fork is lighter than any suspension fork and it will never require maintenance
  • Up-to-the-minute 650B alloy wheels built extra strong with double-wall rims and 36 spokes
  • Like a fair few of today's better bicycles, every Raleigh Strada is shod with 42mm wide 650B tyres which offer a perfect balance of speed and comfort for most road / light trail conditions, whether you're sprinting on smooth tarmac or negotiating rutted roads and Sustrans cycle tracks
  • To make them even more perfect, the tyres' reflective sidewalls help get you seen from all directions when shone upon by fellow road users' headlights
  • The frame and fork both come with the eyelets and clearance required to fit mudguards and pannier rack
  • Free fitting - order any extras such as mudguards with the bike and we will waive our standard fitting charge
  • The Selle Royal saddle is cushioned and comfortable
  • The bars offer a semi-upright 45˚ riding position, and deliver mountain-like easy-steering control
  • Why you should consider a fast flatbar road bike like this - visit our blog

Here's how Raleigh describe their Strada 2 650B

Versatility is the key to the design of the Strada range; whether you are commuting, riding for leisure or popping to the shops your Strada will get you there comfortably and quickly.

The Strada is designed with a fast, agile geometry and sports style riding position complete with lightweight Aluminium A-head handlebars which are robust and provide strength. The stripped back sports design and lightweight Aluminium frame means there's no excess weight to hold you back. However the Strada comes equipped with mudguard and rack mounts as well as being compatible with a rear kickstand to allow you to customise the bike to suit your personal needs. The Strada 3 is fitted with a lightweight but durable chromoly fork with improved shock absorption to ease the impact of uneven ground and is beautifully finished with internally routed cabling.

The 650b wheels with high profile tyres have been specially selected for this range to provide added comfort and cushioning while riding as well as increasing your speed. The 42mm wide tubeless ready tyres have a multi surface tread with a compact centre line designed for road use and a low profile textured tyre shoulder suitable for light off road riding on compact ground. The tyres also feature a reflective strip running around the rim of the tyre to help make sure you're seen and safe at night. The Strada 3 is fitted with Shimano branded hydraulic disk brakes to provide improved power, all-weather stopping and boasts a comfortable Selle Royal Shadow+ saddle with plastic scuff protection on the side so your bike stays looking pristine.

Shimano Acera 24 speed gearing and rapid fire shifting means you'll be able to change gears on your new Strada in the blink of an eye.

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Technical Data

Raleigh Strada 3 650B

Frame6061 Aluminium Alloy
Wheel Size650b
Headset1 1/8" Semi Integrated
Shift LeversShimano EF505 Rapidfire 3x8
Right Shift LeverShimano EF505 Rapidfire 8 speed
Left Shift LeverShimano EF505 Rapidfire 3 speed
Brake LeversShimano EF505 - integrated with shifters
Rear DerailleurShimano Acera
Front DerailleurShimano
BrakesShimano M315 Hyraulic Disc Brakes, 160mm
CassetteSunrace 12-32t cassette
ChainYBN 8 speed
PedalsRaleigh 'Anti Slip' Resin
Wheels650B Alloy rim, 36h, RSP alloy hub with QR
HubsRSP Alloy 36 hole with QR
RimsAlloy Double Wall 36H
TyresClement STRADA USH 650B x 42c BLACK REFLEX
StemAlloy Ahead
HandlebarsRaleigh Alloy City Bar
GripsRaleigh Dual Density Round Comfort Grip
SaddleSelle Royal Shadow Mens
SeatpostAlloy Micro Adjust 30.4mm
Seat ClampAlloy 34.9mm
ForkRaleigh Cro Moly Trekking fork
CranksetShimano Acera 48/38/28t 170mm
Bottom BracketSealed Cartridge
Inner Tubes650B Presta Valve
Manufacturer's published weight12kg
Weight- weighed in our Aberdeen shop March 201816" Frame: 13.5kg/29.76lb


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