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On the surface, Raleigh’s new Stuntman looks to be a fun bike no matter what. But if you’re old experienced enough to remember The Fall Guy (admittedly I had to look it up), then this brown beauty will make even more sense given its inspiration from Colt Seavers’ pick up. Supposedly one of the last projects to involve Brian ‘Sally’ Fornes, the focus on fun isn’t surprising as the Stuntman blends big tires, drop bars, and dropper posts. The result is a truly unique bike that will crush anything in its path…

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With a mini replica of Colt Seavers’ truck on display, it’s easy to see where the inspiration comes from. For Raleigh, it’s Skids, Wheelies, and Jumps – just on two wheels instead of four.

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The bike itself is a ‘Go Anywhere’ build with 29 x 2.1″ tires, disc brakes, thru axles front and rear, a Reynolds 631 butted chromoly steel frame, and yes, an 80 mm dropper post with the lever tucked under the bar tape. Officially built with clearance for 50mm tires, the Stuntman includes a SRAM Hydro 1x group with Raleigh’s own crank and narrow-wide chainring for $1,999.99 this July or August.

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If you want to stick with steel, but want the classic CX geometry and build, Raleigh’s new RXM looks very intriguing. The Reynolds 631 butted chromoly frame uses the same geometry as their aluminum cross bikes, includes a tapered carbon fork, and is built with disc brakes and thru axles front and rear. A Shimano 2×11 drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes, and even a Brooks saddle and bar tape finish the build for $1,999.99.

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Moving on to the carbon race CX bikes, the RXC sees shorter stays, thru axles front and rear, a threaded bottom bracket, and SRAM Rival/Force 1x drivetrain with tubeless compatible wheels and tires. Additionally the 48 and 50cm sizes have been reshaped with shorter top tubes for better fit for smaller riders. Pricing is set at $3,499.99.

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The women’s RXW runs an aluminum frame with thru axles front and rear as well as true women’s geometry that differs from the RXC. The SRAM Rival 1X equipped bike will sell for $1,399.00.

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The men’s (or unisex) RX 2.0 uses the same aluminum frame material with standard CX geometry and also benefits from shorter chainstays, a threaded bottom bracket, and the SRAM Rival 1x drivetrain for $1,399.99.

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Single speeders will still have the RXS to choose from, but the bike loses the belt drive in favor of a cheaper and easier to change gearing of the chain drive. The aluminum frame still includes a split seat stay so you could run belts if you wanted to, while chain tension is adjusted through the EBB. Other details include disc brakes and thru axles front and rear plus a carbon fork and a price of just $1,199.99.

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Finally, Raleigh hasn’t forgotten the kids. Thanks to a number of programs around the country like the Lionhearts Junior Racing team, more kids than ever are getting into cross. With the RX24, Raleigh is providing a fairly affordable option with real parts like a SRAM Apex 1x drivetrain and mechanical disc brakes with adjustable reach levers and 24″ wheels and tires at $649.99.

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blantonator
blantonator
6 years ago

drooper post touring bike!

anonymous
anonymous
6 years ago

It’s a production monstercross?

Ed
Ed
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous

In my experience of having rode quite a few miles of single track on my cx bike, you want to be in the drops when the going gets tricky. It seems counterintuitive but it really works better, both for control and for shock absorption.

Ed
Ed
6 years ago
Reply to  Ed

BTW, that was intended for Dave’s comment.

dave
dave
6 years ago

I’d think anybody going down terrain steep enough to need a dropper post is going to want brake levers on top (which don’t work with hydro brakes obviously).

The advantage of the dropper post is negated by being stretched out over the front wheel on the brake hoods. Seems like a gimmick.

elvis
elvis
6 years ago
Reply to  dave

Huh? So you can’t get lower because you’re riding on the hoods?

By my recolection, the seat could/would still be there (in the way) if you didn’t have a drooper post. Sorry mate, not following your logic here.

dave
dave
6 years ago
Reply to  elvis

on a steep descent you want to move your weight down and BACK.

moving from the hoods to the tops moves your center of gravity back several inches so you have more traction on the back wheel.

So yes, all else being equal, you can go down much steeper terrain with top levers.

chadquest
6 years ago
Reply to  dave

I did a good lot of technical singletrack riding all over the country on my cyclocross bike when I was living on the road as a mechanic for the Raleigh CX team, and the tops were the least stable place to hold on to when going downhill. I spent a lot of time in the drops, with a regular post, and felt great.

TheKaiser
TheKaiser
6 years ago
Reply to  chadquest

Yeah, hands on the drops in the steep stuff FTW! I does seem counterintuitive, but I think that its a combo of the effectively wider bar vs. the tops, and lower and more solid connection vs. the hoods that makes it so much better.

elvis
elvis
6 years ago

I really like what Raleigh is doing/has done in this “segment”. May be slightly biased as I have a Roker but I do try to be objective about my purchases. Having said that, the stuntman looks like a damn fun bike. Daddy want

barfly
barfly
6 years ago

The Stuntman dropper lever looks like a patella opener. Ouch. Otherwise, fresh take on the blurring lines between road/cx/gravel/mtn…

Diego Bustillos
6 years ago

I think I’m in love.

nosely
nosely
6 years ago

Glad they’re offering the carbon cross frame in sizes smaller than 52 finally.

Groghunter
Groghunter
6 years ago

Raleigh has really been killing it on design lately. Just d*mn good looking bikes. & even better they seem to be making bikes that will be a good time to ride too.

Antipodean_eleven
6 years ago

That top one (the brown one), now that’s a gooood look’n bike I have to say. Props to the graphics department on that one.

WannaBeSTi
WannaBeSTi
6 years ago

The kids cross bike got my son excited.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

The RXM is fantastic. Also nice to finally see cage mounts on the RXS.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
6 years ago

I hope they build REAL mountain bikes again. They’ve got one full suspension bike that’s eh and some cruddy hardtails, that’s all

Eric Schiller
Eric Schiller
6 years ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

Diamondback is their MTB brand at this point.

reubenmc
reubenmc
6 years ago

There is no situation where I would want a dropper and also have my hands up top where i could actually reach that dropper lever on the stuntman. It’s a 1x right? This bike begs to have the dropper connected to the left shifter… I can’t imagine using it any other way on drop bars.

MGK
MGK
6 years ago

Just get a Jeff Jones bike

Greggg
Greggg
6 years ago
Reply to  MGK

Just get a Cervelo R5 while we are talking about bikes that are 3x as expensive and nothing like the bikes here.

The DPK
The DPK
6 years ago

I would love to see them run that remote lever to the left shifter instead of leaving it on the tops. Anytime I’m descending in the drops, the last thing I want to do is take my hands off to use the lever.

Tim Rice
6 years ago

I like the price drop on the SS RXS. Oh sure belts are cool, but less expensive is better. Besides, after running AbsoluteBLACK ovals. Move over Gate belt drive!!
Stuntman colors are awesome, now put them on a Roker!!!!

Blake Kelley
Blake Kelley
5 years ago

When are these bikes going to be released! Cross is coming soon!