Raleigh is celebrating the 35th birthday of its classic Aero Pro Burner BMX with a limited edition replica of the original bike. If you missed out as a child in the eighties, this is your chance to right that wrong with an authentic Burner experience.
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First released in 1983, the year after the Team Aero Pro Burner which Raleigh paid homage to last year, the Aero Pro Burner was a proper racer’s BMX.
The replica aims to be as close to the original as possible, with a deep chrome finish and black componentry that includes classics like Dia-Compe MX-1000 brakes.
It will cost £600 and just 550 are to be sold. Interested parties will need to register their interest on the Raleigh website, with the bike expected to go on sale in the autumn.
Raleigh has also announced two classically-styled balance bikes for those who want to relive their childhoods vicariously.
The Sherwood is a fun-sized version of a classic sit-up-and-beg town bike, complete with tiny wicker basket, while the Burner balance bike is a pedal-less BMX that’s even smaller than an actual BMX.
Both will retail at a decidedly un-retro £120, and as with the full-sized Burner, prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their interest.