If you were a BMX kid in the 80s, there’s a few things that are guaranteed to leave you bright-eyed with nostalgia. Bunnyhops. Lacing up your Vans. E.T. hitching a ride in Elliot’s basket. And, of course, the bikes that defined it all.
When it first hit the streets in 1982, the Mk1 Tuff Burner stole hearts with its blazing blue frame and instant icon status. The logos, the snazzy gumwall tyres, the ultra-tough cranks – this sensational machine was a legend in the making. Which is probably why it’s regarded as one of the most iconic Raleigh Burners of all time – and that’s a pretty tall order.
Now this icon is ready to ride again.
In an exclusive limited-edition release, we’ve brought your favourite Burner back from the archives. If you were lucky enough to ride it back in the 80s, you’ll notice this brand-new Tuff Burner is almost an exact replica of the original 1982 bike. The only difference? A tiny change in geometry to make sure this remake rides like an absolute dream for its, let’s say “more experienced” fans . From the Skyway Tuff 20’’ wheels to the blue Aero saddle, you’ll be ready to ride like it’s 1982.
Frame: High Tensile Tig Welded Frame Blaze Blue
Fork: High Tensile Tig Welded Matt Black
Handlebar: High Tensile V-Bar Matt Black
Stem: Sakae Alloy/Steel 4-Bolt Black
Headset: Chrome Steel Ball Bearings
Brakes: All Alloy Blue
Grips: Black Foam Grip & Coloured Cartridge Blue
Saddle: Raleigh MX with Safety Clip Blue
Seat Pin: High Tensile Chrome Plated
Pedals: Black Rat-Trap Strengthened Axles
Crank: One Piece Crank Heat Treated Chrome Plated
Chainwheel: 40T High Tensile Steel with Disc Chrome Plated
Bottom Bracket Set: Chrome Steel Ball Bearings
Chain: 88L x 1/2" x 1/8" Black
Sprocket: Tuff II 16T Freewheel Yellow
Hubs: Tuff II 16T Freewheel Yellow
Rims: Tuff II 16T Freewheel Yellow
Tyres: 20 x 2.125 Front. 20 x 1.75 Rear Coloured Gumwall Blue
Pads: 3 Lightweight Pads, Velcro Fastening Black Print - Yellow