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.
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