Raleigh has just sent us details of the Limited Edition Militis Team SRAM Red eTap bike it has added to its range, one of the few 2016 road bikes available with the brand new wireless groupset. With a smattering of Zipp components, including 202 Firecrest wheels, the bike will cost £6,000 and is available to order now.
SRAM’s new eTap groupset ditches cables and goes completely wireless. It’s only just been released, so the number of 2016 bikes specced with the groupset is currently limited. In fact, the only other eTap-equipped we've reported on recently is the new Boardman Bikes eTap AiR and SLR models.
Raleigh UK has put the eTap groupset onto its top-end carbon fibre race frame. It’s a frame that has reviewed well on road.cc in the past. It has a claimed 880g weight and the company is going with the Team Raleigh red and yellow colours for this limited edition model.
The limited edition bike sticks with SRAM for most of the finishing equipment. There are Zipp 202 Firecrest wheels, Zipp Carbon SL-70 Aero bars, a Zipp Carbon SL Sprint stem and Zipp Carbon SL seatpost. Schwalbe Pro One tyres and a Fizik Arione R5 saddle completes the build.
A complete build weight is a claimed 6.7kg (14.77lb).
“The SRAM Red eTap groupset is phenomenal, we’ve worked hard to pair this amazing groupset with our very best frameset and component offering,” says Raleigh Road Bike Product Manager Duncan Mackenzie. “Our 880g Militis frame combined with the Zipp carbon components will bring the bike in at a weight of just 6.7kg making the bike both lightweight and aerodynamic without compromising on the ride handling, stiffness or comfort. This combination makes for a flawless ride.
The bikes will be assembled at Raleigh’s Nottingham factory. Bikes can be pre-ordered now from all Raleigh dealers. Will you be dipping your hand into your pocket?
More at www.raleigh.co.uk
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.