The layup for our Militis frames is a proprietary blend of high modulus fibers. More important than just using high grades of carbon, we use the right carbon in the right place. Pair this construction technique with a tapered headtube, oversized downtube and chainstays, and the result is an 880gram Militis that has all the stiffness where it counts. With the rigidity of the frame surrounding the drivetrain, these bikes launch forward with every pedal stroke. Making its way from the RXC Pro, the CDS plate inserts are added to the frames this year, allowing the Militis to be compatible with both electrical and mechanical cable systems.
The Militis 4, 3, 2, Comp, and Elite have our 380 gram full carbon monocoque fork which allows the front end to be more stable at high speeds. More control means your favorite crit turns will be even more exhilarating.
Raleigh has expanded its road range significantly for model year 2014, focusing on performance by adding new models to the flagship Militis collection and introducing a lightweight, aluminium frame. Raleigh has a 126-year history of manufacturing bicycles but, certainly since the Nottingham-based ended its association with its heavyweight teams of the 1970s and 1980s – TI-Raleigh and Raleigh Banana – has more recently been associated with children’s and leisure bikes.
The creation of the UCI Continental-registered Team Raleigh squad in 2010 gave the firm a platform to move back into the performance-focused road racing market and the range has grown steadily since. The team has enjoyed significant success under the stewardship of Cherie Pridham and Eddie White, winning the national circuit race championships with Graham Briggs, and the IG London Nocturne with Tom Scully.
Key changes for model year 2014 include an expanded Revenio ‘endurance’ range, with new carbon fibre and aluminium models introduced, an all-new Aura time trial bike, which will be used by Team Raleigh next year, a collection of four cyclo-cross bikes (two carbon fibre, two aluminium) and, of course, the revamped Militis range.
The Militis is Raleigh’s flagship frame, made from high-modulus T800 carbon fibre for a low claimed frame weight of 880g, and used by Team Raleigh.
The 2014 frame is largely the same as the 2013 version (tapered headtube, PressFit bottom bracket, internal cable routing, carbon dropouts, and paired with Raleigh’s 395g C6 carbon fibre fork), except that it’s now Di2 compatible. The most significant development is the expansion of the Miltis range to three off-the-peg models.
“We’re not doing a Di2 model, mainly because our team ride with SRAM, but the option is to switch to an electronic groupset if someone wants to.”
- 880 gram Direct Connect Carbon Evolution
- Carbon Monocoque 1-1/8" to 1.5" Tapered Fork
|Frame||Direct Connect T800 Carbon Evolution w/PF30, Tapered Headtube and CDS Internal Cable Routing|
|Fork||Full Carbon Monocoque 1-1/8"to 1.5" Taper|
|FSA Integrated Cartridge Bearings|
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