Raleigh Redux 2 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on October 17, 2020

OVERVIEW
Category 
Bikes
Make
Raleigh
Model
Redux 2
Type
Commuter Bike
Year
2020

Raleigh Redux 2 Commuter Bike 2020 (Review)

The Raleigh Redux 2 is a bike built specifically for people who are commuting around their neighbourhood or town streets on bikes. The bike can also be used on mountain trails as well. The versatility and durability of this commuter bike are brought to the fore courtesy of the light aluminum frame, shock-absorbing fork, quality hydraulic brakes, and high-grade tires that provide great body stability and grip on any terrain.

Features 

Portable aluminium body 

The body frame of this commuter bike is constructed from high-performance Aluminum, which enables smooth riding over tough terrain easily and at top speeds. It enables a smooth commuting experience as the rider is able to ride through road bumps and potholes without feeling shocks. The lightweight frame provides the rider with quick reaction points as the bodyweight is evenly distributed along the length of the bike. 

All-terrain tires 

Redux 2 is equipped with tires that are adaptive to any terrain encountered during a bike ride. They are wide and thick enough to provide excellent surface grip on wet or dry roads as well as tricky off trails. The thickness and great traction ensure great bike handling, body balance, and velocity when needed. To complement the tires, this bike comes with quality hydraulic brakes, that deliver high stopping capacity when employed.   

A quality shift lever system

The Redux 2 comes with a shift lever system that enables smooth, seamless shifting of bike gears. The Shimano shift levers are equipped with 9-speed levels that facilitate quick gear shifting when taking on winding curves as well as bumpy, rough mountain trails. In other words, the biker does not use up too much energy, as pedaling is smooth and fast. The pedals are long-lasting as they are made from quality aluminum.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large

Weight: 26 lbs

Weight capacity: 136 kilograms 

Body frame: light aluminum, AL 6061, hybrid geometry, rack mount, fender mount, reflective coating

Fork set: Alloy, post-mounted discs set

Tires: 30 TPI, wire beadings, 47c, Vee tires

Rim: Alloy, dual wall, 28mm width, 27.5-inches

Spokes: stainless steel, 14 grams, brass points 

Front-wheel: Alloy, 32-hole, quick release disc system 

Back wheel: Alloy, quick release disc mechanism, 32-hole

Crankset: Alloy, 40-tooth, forged, 3pc, 

Chainset: KMC, 9-speed levels

Bike Cassette: Shimano, 9-speed levels, 11/34T

Lower bracket: internal cartridge bearing

Back derailleur: Shimano, Alivio shadow, m4000

Shift lever: Shimano, 9-speed levels, Acera m3000, right-sided

Pedals: Alloy, Chrome

Braking system: hydraulic disc, Tektro HD 

Brake rotor: 160mm 

Bike stem: Alloy, Bra clamped, 35mm, 3D forging 

Headset: cartridge bearings, 1 1/8-inches

Handlebar: Alloy, 680mm width, 28mm elevation, 35mm

Hand grips: Lock-on system, MTB

Seat post: Alloy, adjustable, 27.2 x 400mm

Seat saddle: Redux, stainless steel 

Pros
  • Travels at very fast speed 
  • Very easy to assemble
  • Excellent bike handling 
  • Very versatile 
  • Great surface gripping tires 
Cons
  • The seat saddle is not comfortable 
  • The handlebars are not suited for long-distance rides

FAQs

What makes the Redux 2 travel at lightning speed?

The lightweight, high-performance aluminum body frame enables the Redux 2 to travel at top speeds when needed.

How many speed levels does the shift lever have?

The shift lever is equipped with 9-speed levels

Conclusion

Looking for a bike that is well adapted to the rigors of everyday commuting? The Redux 2 commuter bike is a smart choice. It is designed to make for an enjoyable ride around your neighborhood with its high-quality and durable aluminum body frame. Additionally, it has a hydraulic braking system that provides sufficient stopping power when required and quality all-terrain tires that are capable of providing good surface traction in wet or dry terrains.

Latest Price: Raleigh Redux 2

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