Uncle Arqyle wrote:
Raleigh makes some really good CX and gravel bikes and they can be had for pretty cheap. The Tamland is a nice bike. If you are a member of any of these Abenity discount groups you can get 40% off Raleigh bikes.
I just got a mail yesterday that their Tamland is 25% off. I've owned 4 Raleigh's and think they are very, very good and unfortunately an under the radar company that is probably struggling a little.
They were the original house brand of my LBS when they opened in 2012. Full line of bikes from kids, cruisers, road, mountain, CX/gravel. CX/gravel is where they really did a good job. They built some nice bikes and they were very reasonably priced. The road bikes were okay at first, nothing great, then they recently dumped the road bikes altogether. My LBS dumped them last year after they made it clear they weren't going to work well with bike shops anymore. The last catalog I saw from them was almost all CX/Gravel, they have a pretty good following in those disciplines.