Received: Raleigh Roker Pro

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The Raleigh Roker Pro descends from the company’s road bike range, and features a carbon frame and fork with geometry tailored to offer a stable and confident ride over rougher surfaces and long distances.
The Pro is one of two carbon all-road Roker models priced at £2000 with a SRAM Rival 1 x 11 drivetrain and wide ratio 11-42t cassette and hydraulic disc brakes. Raleigh also offer bikes in aluminium and steel based on similar geometry.
It sits low, long and relaxed of head angle compared to typical road (race) and cyclocross bikes. It looks like a versatile, go-anywhere whatever-the-road-surface kind of bike. There is  enough room between the fork legs and rear stays for 40c tyres and out-of-the-way mounts allow the fitting of mudguards.
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The Roker Pro has a considered specification and its features are good for the money: Rims are tubeless compatible; thru-axles feature in front and the back; the frame has three water bottle mounts and a threaded bottom bracket shell, gear cables, and the brake hoses are internally routed and it is compatible with electric shifting systems.
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The frame has slim seatstays, the top tube is slender, curved and flat for comfort both while riding and carrying. It has a more stout downtube, bottom brakcet and chainstays. The Roker Pro looks like a good bike for pushing on, over the long haul.
A full review will feature in a future printed issue of grit.cx.

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