Raleigh marketing wonk Brain Fornes got me some glamor shots of the new XXIX Pro and the single speed XXIX for us all to enjoy. The two bikes are steel framed rigs. The XXIX Pro being 853 Reynolds and the XXIX being a double butted 4130 CroMo tube set. New colors and some cool details are here, so without further rambling from me, here are some images………

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2010 XXIX Pro with SRAM XX, Fox F80 FIT 15QR, and Avid Elixir brakes.

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The XX crank is a double ring set up. Carbon fiber of course. Note the XX front mech too.

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My favorite part of the graphics on the XXIX Pro. I’m calling him, “Mexi-Skelton Dude”!

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More “Mexi-Skeloton Dude”, XX rear mech, Mavic rims, alloy nips. Prowler shoes on this sample.

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Blue ano 15QR hub on the Fox FIT F80 fork.

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2010 XXIX. Can you say “green”?

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Anodized alloy nips on powder coated to match rims.

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Matching anodized Cane Creek head set

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Ummm…………ahhh……..yeeeah. Not sure what to say about this!

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Oh! Thanks for the suggestion!

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Now here we have a big change. Split shell eccentric bottom bracket with replaceable Nylock nuts. This should keep the XXIX single speed-able for years to come! (Note: The production bike will have the EBB reversed from this pre-production sample.)

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That’s all folks! Hopefully we’ll be able to test ride the XXIX Pro at Interbike and bring you more complete 2010 Raleigh 29″er news soon.

Editor’s Note: Picture Credit to Brian Fornes.