Thorn Raven Tour
Price: $2,800 – one of the best deals around if you want a Rohloff Hub.
Specs: Steel frame, made in Taiwan. V-brakes. Room for 3 bottles. Rohloff Hub. Choice of 4 colours.
Who has used it: Peter Gostelow, Dan Martin
Upsides: Excellent reputation for quality and service. Wide range of sizes, for cyclists from 5 feet to 6′ 4″ tall. Some upgrades, like a Brooks Saddle, are available at a very reasonable price. Money-back guarantee for 100 days.
Downsides: Price doesn’t include a lot of things. Set aside extra cash for racks and pedals, for example. Lead time can be over 2 months in peak season.
For more information: Thorn Website
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