Raleigh are to abandon the racing circuit from Jan 2001.
Despite huge success across the disciplines team manager Gary Coltman told us that ‘Team Raleigh which today contains Barrie Clarke, Matt Farmer, Ian Cooper and Elliot Baxter is to end at the end of this year (2000). From January 2001, Team Diamondback will form the basis of Derby’s future UK MTB team activity.
The king is dead. Long live the king?
Raleigh are ditching a bit more than their racing team; the whole of RSP, Raleigh Special Products their pucka mtb’s, in favour of the Diamond Back brand which they purchased last year.
Do you think that they are right or wrong? Do you, or would you, ride a Raleigh? Would you buy a Diamond Back over a Raleigh? See you in the forum…