One of the hottest bike launches last year wasn’t some exotic carbon full suspension bike costing a £ bazillion, it wasn’t even a mountain bike, nor was it new.
Cast your mind back to July 2017 and you may remember that Raleigh announced plans to release its classic Raleigh Burner BMX bike complete with period components and racy team issue paint job. The rerelease was designed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Burner BMX bike, with Raleigh producing just 350 of the limited edition bikes.
Just like the original Raleigh Burner, each limited edition bike sported a Tange tubed frame and fork, white SKYWAY Tuff 2 wheels and Dia-compe MX-1000 brakes.
If anything the rerelease proved to be a little too successful with over 7000 customers registering to buy the Burner, and all 350 bikes selling out in just 67 minutes!
While many fans of the classic bike may have been disappointed not to bag one last year, the good news is that Raleigh has revealed that it plans another rerelease in Autumn 2018 and has already kicked off customer pre-registration.
This time around it’s the Chrome Aero Pro Burner that is being rereleased sporting the same Japanese Tange tubing but with a flashy chrome finish and black frame pads. Raleigh hasn’t revealed the full specification of the limited edition bike, but the few images that we’ve seen show similar components to last years bike, only with traditional spoked wheels instead of the iconic SKYWAY mags.
We’re also unsure how many of these Chrome Aero Burners Raleigh plans on manufacturing, but we assume numbers will be strictly limited, with demand outstripping supply once again.
If you fancy getting your hands on one, and being the coolest middle-aged kid on your block this Autumn, head over to the Raleigh website now and sign up for the pre-registration.