This is a 2009 Raleigh Route 4.0 in Dark Teal with White decals. It is a 17″ / 43cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) TIG welded Aluminum frame with a suspension fork. The stand over height is 28″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 24 speeds available through the three ring Shimano crankset with alloy crank arms and platform Avenir pedals and the SRAM 8 gear (11/32t) freehub.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano Acera and the front is also a Shimano. Shifting is through Shimano Trigger Shifters.
Both wheels are Weinmann XC-260 double wall alloy 700c rims drilled for Schrader valves laced to quick release alloy hubs. Both wheels have Kenda Courier 700x40c black wall tires.
Braking is handled by Tektro V Brakes.
The black Avenir sprung saddle is mounted to an alloy suspension seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.
Riser handlebars are mounted to an alloy stem.
There is are bottle cage bosses on the down tube and seat tube. There are bosses for a rear rack and eyelets for fenders and there is a kickstand.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.
From the Raleigh Catalog: Raleigh’s Route 4.0 is your ticket to a comfy, feel-good ride. It boasts a lightweight aluminum frame that gives you a back-friendly upright position, so you can enjoy the views around you. Suntour’s smoothing suspension fork tames rough pavement, and the Shimano drivetrain gives you 24 crisp-shifting speeds to ensure you’ll find the perfect gear for hills. Plus, you’ll love the plush Avenir Deluxe Comfort saddle, fast-rolling 700c wheels and Kenda’s commuter- commuter-friendly, puncture-resistant tires.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could be riding this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
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