Raleigh Strada X

Raleigh Strada X

  • Frame Material: Lightweight Aluminium 6061
  • Suspension: Suntour SF18 Disc Suspension Fork, 80mm travel
  • Gears: 21 speed for easy and efficient cycling
  • Brakes: Mechanical Disc Brakes for reliable stopping power
  • Tyres: 27.5" WTB Nano Comp, suitable for both city and off-road cycling

Our Verdict: The Raleigh Strada X is a versatile hybrid bike that effortlessly combines city commuting with off-road adventure, offering a comfortable, efficient ride wherever you go. Additionally take a look at the base Raleigh Strada if you don't need as much off road capability, or the Raleigh Strada City for the pure commuter version

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For the daily commuter with an adventurous streak, the Raleigh Strada X Hybrid Bike is a dream come true. It blurs the lines between a sleek, efficient city bike and an off-road MTB capable of tackling those less-beaten paths with ease. This do anything bike is designed for those of us who find the monotonous hum of tarmac under our tyres somewhat limiting and yearn for the freedom to zoom off at the next turning when we see a bit of exciting looking gravel and dirt! In a bustling bike market, the Strada X stands out as the go-to option for riders looking to inject a dose of excitement into their everyday rides.

The Heart of the Raleigh Strada X

The Raleigh Strada X doesn't just talk the talk; it walks the walk – or, more aptly, rides the ride. At first glance, it's immediately apparent that this isn't your ordinary hybrid bike. Its aluminium frame shared with the rest of the Strada stable  strikes the perfect balance between lightweight agility for those city sprints and rugged durability for when the terrain gets tough. Coupled with Suntour SF18 Disc Suspension Fork offering 80mm travel, it smoothes out the bumps along the way, ensuring that whether you're on cobbled streets or rocky trails, your ride remains unfazed.

But what really sets the Strada X apart are its wheels and tyres. The 27.5" WTB Nano Comp black tyres are a revelation, offering the grip and stability you need for off-road explorations, without sacrificing speed or efficiency on the road. The 2.10-inch width provides a plush ride, absorbing vibrations and ensuring comfort over long distances.

And of course, we can't overlook the gears and brakes – the unsung heroes of this seamless ride. The Strada X comes equipped with an MTB inspired 21-speed gear setup, ensuring you've got the range to tackle steep inclines with the same ease as you would a sprint through the city. Meanwhile, the mechanical disc brakes offer reliable stopping power in all conditions, a must-have for unpredictable British weather.

The Ride Experience

So, what's it like to ride the Raleigh Strada X? In a word: liberating. This bike invites you to rethink your routes, to veer off into that intriguing trail you pass on your daily commute, or take the long way home just because you can. The transition from tarmac to trail feels almost seamless, thanks to the clever design and plush suspension.

Rain or shine, the Strada X has you covered. The mechanical disc brakes perform admirably in wet conditions, giving you the confidence to ride year-round. And when the sun does decide to grace us with its presence, the large, grippy tyres make for an exhilarating ride on dry dirt and gravel. You'll be actively seeking out those gnarly paths and shredding through singletrack with a grin on your face.

But it's not all about the thrill of the off-road. This bike understands its role as a commuter. Comfort over longer distances is exemplary, thanks to the suspension fork and ergonomic design. Even after a long day in the saddle, you'll step off feeling surprisingly fresh and ache-free, ready to tackle whatever adventure comes next.

Raleigh Strada X Design and Technology

  • Frame Material: The aluminium 6061 frame offers an optimal mix of lightness and strength, making it equally suitable for zipping through city streets and tackling rougher terrain.
  • Suspension: The Suntour SF18 fork with 80mm of travel isn't just for show; it actively soaks up shocks and bumps, making for a smoother, more enjoyable ride.
  • Wheels and Tyres: The 27.5" wheels strike a perfect balance between the nimbleness needed in urban environments and the stability desired on rough trails. Paired with WTB Nano Comp tyres, you get a bike that grips when you need it to, without slowing you down on smoother surfaces.
  • Gears and Brakes: With a 21-speed Shimano gear setup, you're well-equipped for both climbing hills and fast-paced city riding. The mechanical disc brakes ensure you've got the stopping power when it counts, regardless of the weather.

Raleigh Strada X Tech Specs

Make Raleigh
Model Strada X Mens Hybrid Bike
Frame Sizes S (16"), M (18"), L (20"), XL (22")
Frame Material Aluminium 6061
Forks Suntour SF18 Disc Suspension Fork, 80mm travel
Number of Gears 21
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney AFDTY710
Rear Derailleur Shimano ARDM310 7 Speed
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano HG20 12-32t
Chain YBN S52 7 speed
Chainset Shimano TY301 48-38-28t 170mm
Bottom Bracket Diagonal Cotterless Bolt 122.5mm
Brake Type Mechanical Disc Brakes
Front Brake M280 Hydraulic Disc Brake, 160mm
Rear Brake M280 Hydraulic Disc Brake, 160mm
Tyres 27.5x2.10 WTB Nano Comp, Black
Wheel Size 650b
Rims 650B Aluminium Doublewall Rim, 36h
Front Hub Aluminium Hub
Rear Hub Aluminium Hub
Gear Shifters Shimano 8-Speed EZ-Fire Plus
Handlebars Aluminium City Handlebar, 640mm
Stem Aluminium Stem 80mm
Seatpost Black Aluminium Seatpost, 27.2x350mm
Pedals Included Yes
Quick Release Front Wheel No
Quick Release Rear Wheel Yes
Mudguard Mounts Yes
Pannier Mounts Yes
Approximate Weight (KG) 14kg


In summary, the Raleigh Strada X Mens Hybrid Bike is an awe-inspiring blend of functionality, comfort, and adaptability. It's a faithful companion on weekday commutes and a fierce competitor on weekend trails. According to riders who have had the privilege of taking this bike for a spin, it's a game-changer. One rider remarked on how the Strada X has transformed their daily commute into a segment of their day they actively look forward to, citing the bike's comfort and reliability as key factors. Another hardcore weekend warrior praised the bike's ability to tackle rugged, off-road terrain with ease, emphasizing how it has elevated their riding experience.

Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a newbie looking to upgrade your ride, the Raleigh Strada X is a compelling option that promises to reinvigorate your love for cycling. It's not just a bike; it's a gateway to new adventures, waiting to take you wherever your heart desires – be it the bustling streets of the city or the whispering trails of the countryside.