Raleigh Tamland

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22.6, 23 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Raleigh Tamland. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

18 reasons to buy

  • The frame’s stiff 12mm thru-axles and a tapered head-tube kept things modern.
  • 631 chromoly steel tubing represented a good balance between durability and light-weight.
  • A strong finish and attractive colorways appealed to consumers.
  • Things were lightened up with a monocoque carbon / alloy fork.
  • Ample clearance was provided for 45mm tires.
  • Mounts aplenty: including bosses on the fork for two bottles, a rear rack and fender mounts.
  • 700c x 40mm X’Plor MSO clincher tires came tubeless-ready.
  • Rims come pre-taped with included valves, making tubeless set up quicker.
  • Wide bars delivered agile steering, without being twitchy.
  • HED wheels impressed and proved durable at a low price point.
  • Ride quality was reportedly comfortable, being excellent on gravel and rough surfaces.
  • Owners felt the Tamland was good value, considering the high-end componentry.
  • For a chromoly steel bike, the Tamland struck reviewers as lightweight.
  • The 1x11 SRAM drivetrain was lauded. Experts said gears rarely needed tuning over the long-term.
  • Owners said that the Tamland also rode well on the road.
  • Shifting was said to be great when set up accurately.
  • The stock WTB Volt saddle was liked by some.
  • Geometry featured a long wheelbase, high stack and a slack front-end - for relaxed and responsive comfort and stability.

9 reasons not to buy

  • A minority of buyers felt that the Tamland was overpriced.
  • One buyer's bike came with a Sunrace cassette instead of Shimano 105.
  • To some, cable disc brakes were seen as inferior to hydraulics.
  • The 1x11 drivetrain on the Tamland 2 was criticized as undergeared for climbs.
  • One buyer received cheaper tires that were not tubeless-ready, as advertised.
  • A Tamland 1 owner complained of rubbing, misaligned disc-brake mounts.
  • For one owner, their brake cable was attached with a cable-tie!
  • An expert said the stock handlebar was hard to set up as comfortable in both the drops and hoods.
  • As regards geometry, one owner said reach was a bit short, while stack and handlebars sat relatively high.

Bottom line

Owners and experts saw the Raleigh Tamland as a great-value gravel bike in high-quality chromoly steel. Geometry was modern and components impressed. Riders were also pleased with its performance on the road.

Expert Reviews

100/100 based on 1 expert reviews
Dirt Rag Mag

Final Review of the Raleigh Tamland 2 Adventure Bike

We have surpassed the 500-mile mark on the Raleigh Tamland and this steel beauty continues to please. The Tamland has remained the most dependable bike on the hooks this summer.

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CX Magazine

Ridden and Reviewed: Raleigh Tamland 1 Steel Gravel Bike

If you are looking for a steel bike proven in the gravel category at a relatively affordable price, the Tamland is definitely worth a look.

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