Raleigh Redux 1 Urban Assault Bike Review

Looking for an ultimate urban commuter with a revolutionary mountain bike look? Raleigh Redux 1 might just be the ride you’re looking for.

It’s a multifunctional hybrid that rides fast, clean, and in style. The Raleigh Redux 1 Urban bike comes robust to handle the rigors of street riding and lightweight to take the strain out of the ride.

Redux 1 is quite a looker, thanks to clean lines and bold colors. In short, it’s a practical hardcore urban commuter with a refined look.

Raleigh Redux 1 Urban Assault Bike Review & Features

So what features make this hybrid bike worth taking out for a spin? Well, let’s dive in and find out.

Custom Formed Aluminum Frame

The frame is designed to be less cumbersome yet strong enough to take a beating. That’s achieved using 6061 aluminum alloy known for its greater strength to weight ratio.

Frame tubes are thicker at the welds and thinner in between for improved strength. The head tube dips towards the back providing a lower standover height for easy on and off.

The fork is made of the same material to let you ride light and smooth. It has a one-piece aluminum blade construction that adds an aerodynamic built to the overall design.

8-Speed Shimano Drivetrain

More speed options make a versatile ride, right? Well, this bike has Shimano Acera rear derailleur with 8-speed options.

That means you have a gear for any uphill ascent or flatter terrain you might encounter. Oversized pulleys make this derailleur a quiet performer with improved rigidity.

Smooth, light action Shimano SL-310 shifter makes gear shifting simple and consistent. It’s ergonomically built for comfort and easy access.

Redux 1 uses a 3-piece 40-teeth crankset that makes a perfect setup for street riding. It’s easier to accelerate and provides a suitable option for entry-level riders.

Quick Release 27.5-Inch Wheels

Which is better, a large bike wheel or a small wheel? To be frank, both have their own advantages and drawbacks.

Raleigh played it smart by settling for average sized 27.5-inch wheels that combine the best of 26-inch wheels and 29-inch wheels. These wheels are lighter in weight, more maneuverable, and accelerate faster.

A double-walled construction on the alloy rims offers a perfect balance of weight and strength. 14g stainless steel spokes and brass nipples add more strength with improved resistance to rust and corrosion.

Horizon Road Plus tires offer plus-size traction. These tires have a rounded profile for enhanced cornering characteristics.

A high volume casing ensures a smooth riding experience beyond the paved surfaces. Regardless of where you choose to exploit, these are tires you can count on.

Quick release front and rear hubs make wheel assembly and removal quick, simple, and tool-free. It provides easy, space-saving storage and transportation.

Powerful Mechanical Disc Brakes

Novela brakes are among the most successful in Tektro’s range of mechanical disc brakes.
Low weight makes them more compatible with urban cycling. Compact Tektro ML330 brake levers provide easy reach and adjustment.

These bakes leave nothing to chance. You get consistent performance and superior braking power regardless of the riding conditions.

Improved Stature

You’ll agree with me that ride height is a major consideration when it comes to getting a comfortable fit. Raleigh Redux 1 bike takes care of this in a smart way.

This bike is designed for riders in both the short and tall spectrum. It comes in 4 size options: Small (15-inch), Medium (17-inch), Large (19-inch), and X-Large (21-inch).

Riders on the short spectrum of 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 10 inches are better off with small and medium sizes. Tall riders from 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 4 inches do well with the large and extra-large sizes.

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  • Smooth ride in all urban settings
  • Lighter and accelerates faster
  • Four size options for both short and tall riders
  • Three choices of colors (Black, Pewter, and Silver
  • Basic and easy to maintain


  • Gear system tends to be a problem at times

Final Verdict

Raleigh Redux 1 is an excellent blend of a beginner mountain bike and a city bike. It offers amazing features at a price that’s fairly inexpensive. From downtown rides to across town commutes, this hybrid makes sure nothing stands in your way. It’s an affordable bike built for people of all statures, whether short or tall.

It’s a good recommendation for those that want to ride paved paths without settling for a full roadie look. Simple and easy to maintain, it’s sure to make an inexpensive addition to your hybrid collection.

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