Raleigh Equipe Track Bike

Raleigh Equipe Track Bike


Raleigh Equipe Track Bike


Simon Whiten


A look at the Raleigh Equipe Track Bike


Name two things that are going through a major resurgence: one track racing and two Raleigh Bicycles. Thereby it’s only natural that Raleigh launch their own track bike and here it is: the Raleigh Equipe Track Bike.

Raleigh Equipe 2

The colour is velvet black and the Equipe track bike is forged from light weight double butted 6061 aluminium tubing. Thinking of the rider, Raleigh spec the bike with additional chain rings and sprockets to suit track sprinters or track endurance riders, which is a nice touch.

As well as its 50 tooth chainring and 15 tooth sprocket, you also get a 49 and a 45 tooth chainring, plus, get this, a 16 tooth sprocket with a chain whip, hex wrench, chainring bolt tool and gear ratio chart to ensure you get it right. Sounds good to us and if you are just starting off in track racing or looking to get back into it, like a few of us here, then this is the perfect package to enable you to do so.

There’s a FSA Orbit headset, KMC Z5 chain, RSP branded crankset, bar, stem and wheels, shod with Vittoria Zaffirio tyres.


The frame comes in 45cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm and 60cm sizes, and the RRP is on the button at £600.

Raleigh Equipe

Terry Blackwood, Raleigh Product Manager elaborates, “We’re recognising a big growth in velodromes and track racing in the UK at the moment, especially with two new cycling tracks on our doorstep, so we’ve brought the Equipe out to help the stars of the future reach their potential.”
“Our track specialists from Team Raleigh have helped shape the design of the Equipe. We’ve focused on getting the geometry spot on, looking for a design that handles well and gives rapid acceleration. The small rear triangle brings stiffness to the back end for maximum power and the short wheel base means this bike really shifts when the power goes down.”
“This is one of several specialist bikes I’ve been developing. We’ll have a few more in this vein within the coming months.”
And after Paul’s positive experience testing the Raleigh RX Race cross bike recently, we look forward to seeing them…


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