Now here is a really interesting mountain bike from history, The Edge Trials mountain bike by Raleigh. This bike was designed by John Olsen a early mountain bike designer, rider, and author. This bike stands out to me because it has a 24” rear wheel and a 26” front wheel. Have a look at this classic:
Stock the bike didn’t have bars with so much rise, the rest of the bike looks pretty stock. Here are some of the original specs:
Crom-moly frame and fork
Shimano Deore derailleurs
Suntour roller cam rear brake
Dia Compe 982 front brake
Shimano Deore thumb shifters
How about that roller on the stem for the front brake? A really neat old bike to look at. Here is an ad that Raleigh had featuring the bike with Mr Olsen making a rather steep climb:
Images donated by South Shore Cyclery
4 thoughts on “1987 Raleigh The Edge Trials Mountain Bike”
An interesting bike, indeed. There’s not much information available about them but they seem to be from the ’87-’89 period. Here’s a link to a picture of a very original example with flat bars.http://pedalbrakepedal.blogspot.com/2012/04/raleigh-edge-trials-bikesort-of.html
Thanks for the info.
I have had my mountain bike since 1992. A faithful friend!
Those brakes 😳😬. I bet they’re squealers!