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Raleigh are launching a new TT bike, full details of which will be released next week. We’ve got hold of a few pics but have very little in the way of information.

That must be a carbon-fibre frame with a threaded bottom bracket, by the look of things, a tapered head tube and a frame-specific seatpost. That’s a Fizik Arione saddle on there although we have no idea whether the bike will be sold as a complete package.

The deep-bladed fork houses linear-pull brakes with the cable heading in through the crown/top of the fork leg. We’ve seen similar designs on a few different forks recently.

The rear brake is hidden away underneath the bottom bracket.

As is almost universally the case these days, the seat tube is sculpted to manage airflow over the leading edge of the rear wheel, and it looks like Raleigh have kept the rear triangle very small. That’s usually done to reduce the frontal area of the seatstays.

Those are Vision Trimax Carbon bars on the front there with SRAM’s very neat bar-end shifters.

The wheels are Cole’s C85 Lite carbon clinchers. The 85 refers to the rim depth, in millimetres.

We’re off to see Raleigh next week so we’ll hopefully have more details on road.cc shortly.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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pedalpowerDC [356 posts] 4 years ago
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It seems like the noodle is going to rub on the hole in the fork that it is threaded through as the brakes are actuated. I guess there's not a whole lot of drag in a front TT brake overall, but if you get some gunk in there, it could possibly pose a problem.

Unless the fork acts as a housing stop and the noodle doesn't move relative to the fork blade . . . hmmmmm.

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beej.a [40 posts] 4 years ago
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bmc rip off

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Scarpa [1 post] 4 years ago
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Looks like the same frame as the Apollo Arctec T, the difference being the Apollo has a BB30 bottom bracket

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Mat Brett [651 posts] 4 years ago
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pedalpowerDC wrote:

It seems like the noodle is going to rub on the hole in the fork that it is threaded through as the brakes are actuated. I guess there's not a whole lot of drag in a front TT brake overall, but if you get some gunk in there, it could possibly pose a problem.

Unless the fork acts as a housing stop and the noodle doesn't move relative to the fork blade . . . hmmmmm.

It's a flexible housing and it works fine.