Ridley Raft Trail Transmission GX Carbon Mountainbike Bike - 2023
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Ridley Raft Trail Transmission GX Carbon Mountainbike Bike - 2023

TR stands for trail, but it could also mean ‘total ripper’. The Raft TR full suspension MTB is Ridleys way of doing a 120mm travel downcountry bike.

Performance tuned suspension combined with a geometry that strikes a perfect balance between agile and stable. Confidence inspiring when needed while allowing you to get loose and wild where possible. With the slack 66.6 degree head angle and long wheelbase you are always in control.

The Raft TR has a lightweight carbon fiber frame that has mounting points for 2 bottle cages inside the front triangle. Other mounting points allow you to carry tools or other accessories such as a top tube pack on the bike. 

Please Note: Images are for illustration purposes only, please see specification below.

Multiple Frame Mounts

Multiple mounting points for 2 bottle cages inside the front triangle. Other mounting points allow you to carry tools or other accessories on the bike to carry over the load that you normally store in your back pocket.

Multiple Frame Mounts
Dropper Post Ready

A dropper post is one of the biggest cycling innovations in the last decade. It has made riding all types of bikes easier, safer, and more efficient. The main benefit of a dropper post is increased safety while riding the lever system allows you to quickly move the saddle out of the way when approaching descents or trail obstacles. With the saddle out of the way, you’re able to be in the appropriate riding position to handle upcoming variations in terrain without fear of your saddle pitching you over the handlebars.

Dropper Post Ready
Advanced Position Geometry (APG)

The geometry is fully adapted to the intended use of the bicycle and the terrain.

The geometry is incredibly versatile and it makes the bike the perfect partner in

crime for all your races and offroad escapades.

Advanced Position Geometry (APG)
Suspension Setup

Made For 100 up to 120mm suspension

We chose to make the geometry suitable for different kind of riders,

A 100mm setup makes It easier to maneuver and give a more plush ride on the trail

As for the 120mm improves the handling on higher speed when riding over bumps and rocks and down country terrain.

Suspension Setup
UDH Hanger

The universal derailleur hanger (UDH) is the new standard in the cycling world. Not only is this derailleur hanger compatible with all modern shifting groups, it also protects against derailleur breakage and chain drops. In mountain biking, UDH has long been very common, and Ridley is bringing the technology to other segments as well.

UDH Hanger
Ridley Elite Carbon

Our carbon is manufactured by world market leader: Toray. The Japanese manufacturer is leader in every aspect of carbon development and supplier to absolute top world brands in many industries. For the Elite Series, we use every type of available carbon: 60T, 50T, 30T and 24T.

The higher the 'Ton', the higher the tensile strength of the carbon fibers and the more intensive the development and processing. With 60T, you may need fewer layers of carbon to achieve the desired stiffness as well as the lightest possible bike, but if you built the whole frame with 60T you'd have a very uncomfortable, over-responsive ride. Hence, a mix of 24T, 30T, 50T and 60T carbon is essential as each carbon serves a certain purpose in perfectly balancing stiffness, weight and comfort.

Each bike's unique carbon mix is dependent on its purpose, such as climbing, endurance, etc. In addition, each area of each frame requires its own unique mix depending on its function such as to provide comfort or stiffness. It is here, in the unique carbon compositions, where Ridley makes the difference!

As all our professional teams ride our Ridley Elite Series bikes - including the likes of Tim Wellens, Caleb Ewan or Thomas De Gendt, this means that your bike is treated with the exact same care as theirs.

Ridley Elite Carbon
  • Frame: RAFT, Elite Series, 100/120mm travel, UDH, Boost 12x148, multiple mounting points, dropper post ready
  • Fork: RockShox SID Select Charger / RL 29er 120mm TA15/110
  • Wheels: Brand/Type varies
  • Tyres: Vittoria Barzo TNT G+ / 29x2.35" / Anthracite-Black-Black
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Brand/Type varies
  • Front Derailleur: Brand/Type varies
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Transmission GX Rear Derailleur
  • Chainset: Brand/Type varies
  • Cassette: SRAM Transmission GX 10-52T
  • Chain: Brand/Type varies
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Boost / Manganese Rails / Black
  • Handlebars: Race Face Aeffect R / 10mm Rise / 760mm
  • Stem: Race Face Aeffect R / 50 mm / 35mm clamping area
  • Seatpost: Ridley Dropper post / 31.6mm / 100mm travel
Full Suspension