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Steel is real and few brands have more experience with it than Raleigh. Made of Reynolds 631, the Tamland 2 is more gravel racer than ’cross rocket, but it can serve both masters admirably for an incredible price.
Full Ultegra 11-speed drive train, TRP Spyre mechanical discs and Clement X’PLOR MSO tires at a generous 40mm width defy the bike’s entry-level price.
We spent four days riding hundreds of miles of Iowa gravel on the Tamland and developed a deep appreciation for this bike’s ability to handle long days and rough roads.