Man... I wish they would've asked us about SRAM vs Shimano too!! Too bad they dropped SRAM for 2011. :(
Raleigh Offers Peek at 2011 RX 1.0 Model, Wants Your Input on Colors
Over the last few years, Raleigh has upped their game in cyclocross, expanding beyond just one entry-level Tiagra-equipped model to offer multiple limited edition singlespeed frames and upgrading the RX1.0 into a race-worthy bike for 2010 with a 10-speed SRAM Rival drivetrain.
For 2011, the RX1.0 gets an updated paint scheme, but Raleigh is seeking your input on the final colors of their new model. The following two schemes are their final choices.
Which do you prefer? Drop a comment below or on the company’s Facebook page.
Got a preference? Think other companies should reach out to the public in making such decisions? Drop a comment below.
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The green is the better of the two choices but both are pretty blah. If multi color paint schemes are too expensive then they should stick with a basic white, blue or red and try to use decals to liven it up a bit. Grey has never made for a nice looking bicycle, especially one that is destined for a winter time sport when it is usually dark and gray out anyways, especially in the NW.
I like the 2010 Grey better then the 2011 but it's still way better then the green! That's just nasty.
Green, red, and yellow all the way. I would buy it now if it were available. Not sure if I can wait that long, so I may just have to buy the 2010.
They both look like they were painted with colors from an Army/Navy Surplus store. Cool graphics but the base colors are very disappointing. Appreciate that you're reaching out for feedback.....just wish you'd had some different options with a less "Government Issue" look....
If the either bike was silver you have a winner. Good silver though with metal flake in it. Now the red will pop big time and the white logo will pick up better. No one is doing silver they're all stuck on white gloss or the black, red, white Bulls combo. Half the cycling world should be wearing Jordans. If you guys need help figuring where the logos should be on a cross bike I can help there as well. I worked with Norm for a bit and he said you guys were a cool bunch. I think it's nice you are trying a different approach with internet feedback. Goodluck.
I'll get you back with...we've been doing the white/bright colors on our SSCX framesets, our high end road bikes, etc. We were just looking for something different and to not look like we are a 1 color pony for our favorite bikes.
Funny you ask. For a lack of better explanation...the SSCX framesets have been an "under-barrier" project of mine. There is information on the website...it's just posted up on the blogs. I've tried to direct people to it as best i can (there's a banner on the bottom of the Homepage right now) Almost all of the information regarding the HiLife can be found there. Otherwise, the frames not being on the actual website is a matter I only talk about over beers or cowbells.
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Wanna say thanks to all for the feedback. Between CXMagazine and our FaceBook page we've received a ton of feedback that we were looking for. It's been interesting to see both sites reflect the similar conflict and questions we've also had internally regarding the two colorways.
With the majority responding to the green, that's going to be the one we go with for 2011...(seat collar color was purely for MockUp...it will be different).
Seems like most high-end road bikes have a red, black, white scheme these days. For cyclocross I'd go with a different style. The green scheme is more "different" than the gray.
Grey is so.... ROAD. Go with the green.
And if Raleigh is listening, how come I can never find any mention of CX single speed bikes/frames on their website? I want one...
Even though it evokes communist China or the USSR to me, the green & red "colorway" is the best. I like the retro styling of the graphics, too.
Go for both, a mild and a wild if you will. A think it is good that the companies look for this kind of input, if they will actually listen? A few years ago the new Garmin team had a contest to design their new Kits and let people vote from 5 or so designs they chose, and the public voted. The Kit that won was way cool and they went ahead and used something totally different?? What was the point?
both of them are really boring. must have been designed at 4pm on a friday for 5pm dead line. what ever happened to bright colours ???
white with black , red with white etc, Raleigh designers need to check out a few Italian bike web sites.
hmm, although they are an advertiser, sadly we didn't get any money. we just thought it was cool and innovative to go directly to the community for feedback on a design.
I feel that both schemes lack imagination and are dull. A well ridden bike wll be a dirt/mud mess in a few laps anyway.
Go BRIGHT .
#2, will appeal to broader audience not clashing with team kits...and don't forget the star on the chainstay!
Neither. Both are too blah and look like you should be rocking a messenger bag and Vans. Black, white, with red graphic accents would be better. These bland colors won't do anything for my totally white skinsuit with WC stripes. Then again who cares what color your bike is when you're wearing a white skinsuit with champ stripes?
I don't care for either of those colors. My bikes is going to be that color by the ened of the race anyway.
I think more companies should reach out to the consumer (great for marketing hype) however I would not buy any of those colors schemes above!
Have you seen the final bike? GREEN! And it is much more olive/army than the picture above. It looks great. It looks like something from WW2. Very unique. Good job Raleigh. I liked the gray, but the green turned out awesome.
Not necessarily. The fore and aft of the saddle depends on the location of patella when the crankarm is forward and parallel to the ground. I will usually position the patella directly over the pedal axle at this position. Someone with a short femur or a person who likes their cleat positioned foreward may require this position. If you look closely the saddle is still within adjust