Friday, July 10, 2009

Raleigh Sojourn

The Raleigh Sojourn is classified as a touring bike, but it would also make an excellent commuter or all-arounder. Currently available at REI for $1,000.

There is much to like about this bike: aged Brooks saddle and matching bar tape; bar-end shifters; standard rack and SKS fenders; disc brakes; and the Reynolds 520 steel frame. Here are two reviews of the 2008 model:

Dirtrag Magazine

Bicycling Magazine


2009 Specs:

Sizes: 53/55/57/59/62cm

Frame: Reynolds 520 Butted Cr-Mo w/CNC dropouts, Spoke holders, pump peg

Fork: 4130 Cr-Mo Cross w/Disc Mounts

Cranks: Shimano FC-R453 Octalink 30/39/50t

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Octalink

F. Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra

R. Derailleur: Shimano Deore

Shifter: Shimano Dura-Ace Bar End, 9spd

Brake Levers: Tektro R200 Aero Road Levers

Brakes: Avid BB5 Road 160/140mm rotor

Gear: SRAM PG-950 9spd (11-34)

Rims: Freedom CTX 2.3 Trekking Double Wall

Tires: Vittoria Rondenour Cross w/Reflective Side 700x35c

Pedals: Wellgo M21, alloy body/cage

Handlebar: WTB Mtn Drop, 31.8

Stem: Alloy 3D Forged Ahead 2 bolt Clamp

Seatpost: Alloy Micro adjust 26.8 x 350mm

Seat: Brooks B17 Aged

Headset: 1-1/8 threadless

Colors: Khaki

Chain: KMC Z9000

Hubset: (F) Joytech Disc 32h (R) Joytech Disc 32h

Spokes: 14g Stainless MAC w/Alloy Nipples

Grips: Brooks Leather, Drk Brown

Extras: SKS Fenders, Cateye reflector set, Bell, Water bottle mounts, Rack, Lezyne Pressure Drive pump, Owners Manual

5 comments:

katelin said...

It's too bad you don't like bikes...

E.E. said...

I was considering this bike, but the smallest size is to big for me. :'(.

I can fit a frame 46.

Anonymous said...

knock, knock...anyone at home. No posts since 7/10/09

Freewheel said...

Anon - We're home and waiting to see what the industry produces for 2010. If you see a model that looks like a BFROU, send me an email: freewheeling_spirit@yahoo.com.

reverend dick said...

That is a smart bike.