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Raleigh RXC Complete Cyclocross Bike - 2017

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Item # RLG0003

Pedigree and innovation.

The latest version of the RXC Complete Cyclocross Bike really needs no introduction. The previous model became a staple at start lines because it combined the pedigree of one of 'cross' most storied brands with the early adapter innovation of twin thru-axles. Now, a host of upgrades further cements the CXR's status, including shorter chainstays, flat-mount disc brake mounts, and a threaded bottom bracket. The addition of a threaded bottom bracket deserves special callout for the added precision and reduced creaking, popping, and wear. This added durability—along with the future-proof flat-mount brakes—highlights the RXC's intended use: cyclocross racing for years to come.

The RXC has more aggressive stack but a slightly longer wheelbase than the RX 2.0, dimensions that recommend it both for the tight quarters and frantic accelerations of 'cross and the abuse of the new breed of gravel races. The riders on Raleigh Clement take this recommendation to heart, relying on the RXC frameset throughout the year for all manner of mixed-terrain events. Despite those slight alterations in geometry, the RXC and RX 2.0 remain fairly similar in profile. The real difference is in materials, with the former's full carbon fiber construction. You know the benefits of carbon (stiffer, lighter, more aesthetically pleasing joints), so we'll jump straight to Raleigh's approach to the material.

Raleigh eschews monocoque builds in favor of Direct Connect, which involves first making the carbon tubes and then building the frame in a jig. In addition to satisfying our retro fetish (Who doesn't love seeing frames in jigs?), this process allows Raleigh to create a precisely targeted lay-up schedule that layers the right types of carbon in the right places. Rather than juggling the joints and overlap of different materials, Direct Connect lets the engineers focus on the frame's different areas separately. These tubes are joined with a high-modulus overwrap that secures the tubes and creates those clean lines.

The frame is built-up with SRAM's Force 1 drivetrain and hydraulic brakes. The lack of a front derailleur means one less opportunity for mud or mechanicals to interrupt a race, and the combination of a 42t chainring and a 32t bailout cog help ensure you're geared for punchy walls and gradually ascending fire roads alike. The spec sheet's biggest highlight may be the American Classic Hurricane wheels, though. They're not the lightest hoops, but they're a great racing width and they're virtually guaranteed against any 'cross or gravel abuse you can throw at them. Given the pro-tier status of the frameset, we wouldn't blame you for adding a carbon race wheelset; however, the Hurricanes won't let you down if you opt for alloy over carbon.

  • Raleigh's top-tier cyclocross and gravel race bike
  • Geometry proven by the Raleigh Clement team
  • Direct Connect carbon allows a precisely targeted lay-up
  • SRAM one-by drivetrain for race-ready simplicity
  • American Classic wheels are equal to all manner of abuse
  • Few names have been shaping the 'cross landscape for as long as Raleigh

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Headset:
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in FSA
Shifters:
SRAM Force 1 HRD (right only)
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM Force
Crankset:
42 t SRAM Force 1
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM GXP
Crank Arm Length:
[size 48] 165 mm, [sizes 50-52] 170 mm, [sizes 54-56] 172.5 mm, [sizes 58-62] 175 mm
Cassette:
11 - 32 t SRAM PG-1170
Chain:
SRAM PC-1170
Brakeset:
SRAM Force flat-mount
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
160 / 140 mm
Handlebar:
FSA SL-K Compact
Handlebar Width:
[sizes 48-50] 38 cm, [size 52] 40 cm, [sizes 54-56] 42 cm, [sizes 58-62] 44 cm
Stem:
FSA SL-K
Stem Length:
[sizes 48-50] 80 mm, [sizes 52-54] 90 mm, [sizes 56-58] 100 mm, [sizes 60-62] 110 mm
Saddle:
Prologo Nago Evo
Seatpost:
FSA K-Force carbon fiber
Wheelset:
American Classic Hurricane
Hubs:
American Classic Hurricane
Front Axle:
15 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Tires:
Clement PDX
Tire Size:
700 c x 33 mm
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
cyclocross, gravel
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame
Actual Weight:
Grey, 56cm: 8210g

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Geometry chart

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Geometry Chart

 

RXC
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

WheelbaseStemCrank
48cm 45cm 50cm 52.1cm 36.5cm 72.5cm 10cm 70o 75.5o 7cm 42cm 99.5cm 80mm 165mm
50cm 47.5cm 51.5cm 52.7cm 37.4cm 77.6cm 10.5cm 71o 75o 6.75cm 42cm 99.8cm 80mm 170mm
52cm 52cm 52.5cm 53.3cm 37.7cm 79cm 11cm 71.5o 74.5o 6.75cm 42cm 99.8cm 90mm 170mm
54cm 54cm 54.5cm 55.6cm 37.8cm 81cm 13.5cm 72o 73o 6.5cm 42cm 100.5cm 90mm 172.5mm
56cm 56cm 56cm 57cm 38.6cm 83cm 15cm 72o 73o 6.5cm 42cm 101.6cm 100mm 172.5mm
58cm 58cm 57.5cm 59.2cm 39.4cm 85cm 17.5cm 72o 73o 6.25cm 42cm 103.2cm 100mm 175mm
60cm 60cm 59cm 60.6cm 40.5cm 87cm 19cm 72o 73o 6.25cm 42cm 104.7cm 110mm 175mm
62cm 62cm 60.5cm 62.5cm 40.8cm 89cm 21cm 72o 72.5o 6.25cm 42cm 105.7cm 110mm 175mm

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