KENT, Wash. – Raleigh Bicycles unveils its new urban bike collection that continues the Raleigh heritage while complimenting city life. The new Carlton line combines classic, timeless style with great handling, for everything from riding to the corner store, running errands, or commuting.
“The Carlton Collection is a reflection on Raleigh’s 130-year heritage,” said Steve Westover, Raleigh’s director of marketing. “We’ve brought the timeless materials and styling of the past and paired it with modern finishings making the Carlton a celebration of where we’ve been and where we’re going.”
Function meet form. Form meet function. The Carlton Collection makes quick work of longer miles, yet possesses a sleek and sophisticated style. With their twin top tubes, one-piece stem and handlebars, and integrated front racks with wood inlay, the Carlton’s are thoroughly modern machines.
Offered in two models – the Carlton (MSRP $499.99) and Carlton 8 (MSRP: $549.99) – both serve up sophisticated design. The Carlton is a singlespeed steed with a flip-flop hub for fixie style capabilities. Don’t let its sleek and shiny looks fool you for a one-dimensional bike, because the Carlton can go the distance in speed while keeping you looking cool and in charge all the while.
Need more power? The eight-speed Shimano drivetrain on the Carlton 8 takes big hills and long commutes with ease. A tip of the cap to the northwest, front and rear fenders add to the refined look in all conditions. Both Carlton models are available in double-diamond and in the lower-slung mixte frame designs.
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About Raleigh USA
Raleigh USA is fashion-forward, authentically-urban, family-oriented, and road savvy. We are dedicated to building high-quality, stylish, and functional bikes with a heritage that can be trusted. We develop bikes that reflect the modern and classic lifestyle, be it downtown, out on the gravel path, or out on the open road. For more, please check: raleighusa.com.