Raleigh are celebrating 35 years of the Aero Pro Burner BMX by recreating it with the classic deep chrome frameset, and have also launched two retro-themed balance bikes for budding BMXers too.
Only 550 of the limited edition Aero Pro Burners will be released, each with individually numbered frames, and feature modern components that make it appear as similar to the 80's version as possible. With the original Burner made even more popular by featuring in E.T., Raleigh say the recent spike in popularity has in part been inspired by sci-fi series Stranger Things. The bikes costs £600 and will be available in Autumn; however you can pre-register to get your hands on one via Raleigh's website now.
Raleigh's limited edition Baby Burner has a lightweight aluminium frame with comfy handlebars to suit an upright riding position for your nippers. It has the same colour scheme as the original Burner, "reflecting the iconic original" so say Raleigh.
Likewise they've also recreated the Sherwood hybrid as a balance bike with tan tyres, saddle and bars, a light alloy frame and a mini wicker basket on the front. Both the Sherwood and Burner balance bikes are £120 and you can pre-register for them now.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.