First Look: 2008 Raleigh Detour Deluxe

There were a few bikes at the Outdoor Demo that were on display but weren’t available for demo. The first of these is the 2008 Raleigh Detour Deluxe.

2008 Raleigh Detour Deluxe

The Detour Deluxe is a hybrid bike that’s built for a commuter looking for a relaxed riding position and a lot of great features.

Several people have left comments on other bikes with complaints about them not coming stock with racks, fenders, etc. The Detour doesn’t fail there. The stock Detour Deluxe comes with a set of round fenders, rear rack AND a light system…

2008 Raleigh Detour Deluxe

The Basta Pilot light system is a great addition and has a lot of features. Both the headlight and taillight is powered by the generator in the hub of the bike. It also has three different settings. The standard on/off but also an automatic setting which is perfect for dealing with bridges, tunnels, etc. When you hit a dark patch the lights will automatically flip on and when you come out into the light again they’ll turn back off.

2008 Raleigh Detour Deluxe

A few other features that add to the overall comfort of the bike include the seat and grips. The seat is a nice, wide, plush design that looks to have padding in all the right places. And the grips are made with a more ergonomic mindset than your standard round shape.

2008 Raleigh Detour Deluxe

The price point on this bike isn’t cheap at over $1100, however the huge amount of features and comfortable riding position may make this the bike for you. See more over at Raleigh’s website.

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