Raleigh SP Elite Road Bike - Carbon Frame & Fork !  - 9kg -  Shimano Sora, Internal routing, 700c - £561 delivered + 4% Quidco @ probikekit.co.uk
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Raleigh SP Elite Road Bike - Carbon Frame & Fork ! - 9kg - Shimano Sora, Internal routing, 700c - £561 delivered + 4% Quidco @ probikekit.co.uk

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Found 19th May 2014
The cheapest ever full carbon bike !!! Good reviews.

Use SAVE15PBK code for the price
+ 4% quidco

also white on Tiagra (price obviously goes up) probikekit.co.uk/bik…tml

The Raleigh SP Elite Monocoque frame construction provides the best balance of performance and cost with a frame weight of just 1050g. Uni-directional Toray high modulus carbon fibre delivers a frame that is stiff, light and strong.

Oversized BB and chain stays combined with flared and flattened seat stays maximise power transfer. Raleigh C4 full carbon monocoque fork weighs 450g, reduces flex and twisting for more control in tight situations.

Key Features:

Monocoque frame construction
Strong and durable uni-directional Toray high modulus carbon fibre
Oversized BB and chain stays
Flared and flattened seat stays for maximum power transfer
Raleigh C3 full carbon monocoque fork reduces flex and twisting for increased control
Technical Specifications:

Gender: Unisex
Material: Monocoque High Modulus Carbon
Weight: 9.2kg
Wheel size: 700c
Frame: Raleigh SP monocoque high modulus carbon frame with internal cable routing. Performance road geometry.
Brakeset: Tektro R312
Wheelset: Raleigh AC 2.0 wheels, Schwalbe Lugano 700 x 23c tyres
Gearset: Shimano Sora black 9 speed shifting levers, front and rear derailleur, Shimano Sora 50/34t chainset, crank lengths 50/52/54cm - 170mm, 56/58cm - 175mm, SRAM PG 50 11-32t, KMC X99 chain
Controls: RSP compact butted handlebar and stem, Velo VLT-40 tape
Forks: Raleigh C4 carbon blade, 1.1/8” - 1.1/2” carbon steerer, FSA Orbit C40 headset
Finishing kit: Selle San Marco Ponza saddle, RSP seatpost

89 Comments

Cheapest carbon frame I've seen. Good spot op.

Too early for the I could buy a car for this money brigade I guess

jamgin

Cheapest carbon frame I've seen. Good spot op.Too early for the I could … Cheapest carbon frame I've seen. Good spot op.Too early for the I could buy a car for this money brigade I guess



It's not carbon, only frame and forks....

Frame: Raleigh SP monocoque high modulus carbon frame with internal cable routing.

Banned

jamgin

Cheapest carbon frame I've seen. Good spot op.Too early for the I could … Cheapest carbon frame I've seen. Good spot op.Too early for the I could buy a car for this money brigade I guess



I could buy two cars for that amount....

I could buy an iPhone for that amount

copthis1

I could buy two cars for that amount....



But then you wouldnt have a bike?

rd3d2

I could buy an iPhone for that amount



But then your wouldnt have a bike?

snappyfish

But then your wouldnt have a bike?



*you're

Great deal OP. Far too tempted by this.
Edited by: "Trebor_omatic" 19th May 2014

Thought a carbon bike would be really light, my boardman hybrid team is 9.something kg.........must have heavy components :-)

Banned

Great deal OP. Voted up!

Banned

snappyfish

But then your wouldnt have a bike?



Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..

- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.

- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.

- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them.

"Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.

Trebor_omatic

*you'reGreat deal OP. Far too tempted by this.



Try again.
Edited by: "Kroganwrex" 19th May 2014

How durable are these cheap carbon frames?

Kroganwrex

Try again.



ur?

Trixabel I am not a road cyclist but if any driver has to "swerve out in to oncoming traffic" then you probably shouldn't be driving. I am happy to drive safely and considerately around cyclists as I do with any other road user.

There are positive and negatives of car driving and cycling. The cyclist you are swerving round is someone's child, parent etc. what's wrong with accepting people like different things and being nice????

Heat given for the deal

trixabel

Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The … Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them."Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.


I hope this is a joke.....

trixabel

Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The … Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them."Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.




Have you considered overtaking at sensible opportunities?

This one is not a carbon frame but does have a carbon fork, it's from a UK brand (based in Rovrum & Barnsli), it weighs less (8.84kg) and is only marginally more expensive (£599.99) -
planetx.co.uk/i/q…ike

trixabel

Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The … Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them."Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.


Is there a prize for the most ridiculous post? If so this must be in the running.

Road fund licencing as you refer to it hasn't existed for a long time, you know but won't say as it doesn't suit your agenda that it is vehicle emissions duty, so by all means licence cyclists but they will be rated 0 and everybody else's duty would go up to cover the administration costs! As for cyclists causing traffic problems well that is simply laughable.
Anyways heat added.

hotukdealz

Thought a carbon bike would be really light, my boardman hybrid team is … Thought a carbon bike would be really light, my boardman hybrid team is 9.something kg.........must have heavy components :-)


Indeed. The whole point of a carbon frame is that the bike is light, and this one is not particularly so. But it is nice to see that carbon frames are becoming more affordable.

Trebor_omatic

ur?



And again.

trixabel

Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The … Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them."Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.



Hi Trix - forgot your medication again?

trixabel

Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The … Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them."Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.



If everyone rode a bike, none of the above problems would exist

Now £660 so with Quidco that's about £633?

trixabel

Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The … Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them."Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.



Are you serious? Definately one of most stupid posts I have ever read!

I wish people would stick to the deal and not get on their soap boxes with their opinions about cyclists. All people want to know is this a good deal!

calridian

Now £660 so with Quidco that's about £633?



Use the discount code (SAVE15PBK) quoted in the original post and it comes down to £561.

Heat added.

I bought a 2012 Raleigh SP Race which looks to have the same frame as above (although different paint job). I can’t fault the frame at all, it is firm and responsive and soaks up a lot of bumps in the road.

Carbon is coming down in price, you can pick full carbon framesets for £300 on ebay these days.

This has a decent groupset and a good finishing kit. Well worth the money if this is your budget for a bike.

Buying a carbon frame won't make you any faster. Training will.
Having said that, this seems like a very good deal.
Shame sizes only go upto 58cm; would have bought one otherwise.

trixabel

Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The … Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them."Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.



... and the award for the most misinformed bull **** post of 2014 goes to!...

Brad

I wish people would stick to the deal and not get on their soap boxes … I wish people would stick to the deal and not get on their soap boxes with their opinions about cyclists. All people want to know is this a good deal!

Don't say that! I only look at the cycle deal threads for the arguments!

Waiting to find out if they participate in the cycle to work scheme.....

Could get some serious heat if they do!!!

safc1967

Is there a prize for the most ridiculous post? If so this must be in the … Is there a prize for the most ridiculous post? If so this must be in the running.Road fund licencing as you refer to it hasn't existed for a long time, you know but won't say as it doesn't suit your agenda that it is vehicle emissions duty, so by all means licence cyclists but they will be rated 0 and everybody else's duty would go up to cover the administration costs! As for cyclists causing traffic problems well that is simply laughable.Anyways heat added.



I do always love that argument - that cyclists should pay road tax - what's to say a cyclist already isn't paying towards the road upkeep anyway through working or having a car for longer journeys already?

Saying that though there are some numpties on bikes and cars, motorbikes, lorries, pedestrians, whatever. A bad road user is a bad road user regardless of their mode of transport.

It should be Trixabellend.... great deal , heat added.

MrPuddington

Indeed. The whole point of a carbon frame is that the bike is light, and … Indeed. The whole point of a carbon frame is that the bike is light, and this one is not particularly so. But it is nice to see that carbon frames are becoming more affordable.



Yes, quite surprising since my Triban 3 is around 10 Kg and that only has a carbon fork. Mind you unless you race, how much difference does a Kilo or two make when you're adding 100 Kg for the rider (yes I said 100 Kg, don't judge me !) ?
Edited by: "phishwak" 19th May 2014

trixabel

Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The … Not having a bike is certainly a good thing. Few reasons why..- The "carbon" ones are way, way, way overpriced. You can buy at least one car with the money paid for a bicycle.- You avoid causing road chaos and making vehicles swerve out into incoming traffic to overtake you.- You reduce congestion on the roads caused by bicycles and the long trail of traffic queued up trying to overtake them."Road" bicycles should be subject to road fund licensing and user should have insurance. Paying road fund licence on your car isn't sufficient, that covers your car not a bike. They should also be subject to a minimum speed and banned from major roads.



You know, you should give cycling a go because:

It is better for the environment, and is emission free.
Will save you a significant amount of money over time as you do not have to buy petrol and pay for things like MOTs (although of course you should service your bicycle every now and then but the parts will be cheaper)
The exercise will increase your health and longjevity

But most of all...

The fresh air and reduction of stress from being out of a boxed in car environment will go some way to preventing you from embarassing yourself on online forums.

amp82

Buying a carbon frame won't make you any faster. Training will.Having … Buying a carbon frame won't make you any faster. Training will.Having said that, this seems like a very good deal. Shame sizes only go upto 58cm; would have bought one otherwise.



It's not really a case of speed....more expensive carbon frame bikes, with a decent wheelset and groupset, are a far better riding experience and come into their own on inclines and hills...cycling fitness certainly plays a role but so does a good bike when it comes to enjoying the exercise.

Just a cautionary note - at this price, it's going to get new riders interested who may not realise that owning a CF bike is different to owning a steel frame bike. Before you buy, do a bit of research on carbon frames and how you're going to use the bike. Despite its perceived strength, it doesn't take an act of superhuman strength to ruin a carbon fibre frame.

Good article on CF bike maintenance here:

jimlangley.com/art…htm

DaanUK, dont scare monger with regards to Carbon Frames.

I have had my Focus Cayo for a year and a half now and covered nearly 5000 miles on the pot hole covered north west roads.

I have taken some nasty hits (obviously not on purpose) and the frame has stood up to everything.

You have to do something pretty stupid to damage a carbon frame, despite the rumours that they are too brittle for everyday use or melt in the rain :-/
Edited by: "sancho_uk" 19th May 2014
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