Right the wrongs of your deprived childhood with Raleigh's Aero Pro Burner BMX

Plus brilliant Mini Burner and Sherwood balance bikes

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. 

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.

Bask in the retro-ness of it all
Bask in the retro-ness of it all

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.

Massive Dia-Compe MX-1000 calipers are de rigueur
Massive Dia-Compe MX-1000 calipers are de rigueur

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.

The Sherwood Balance Bike is a charming little thing
The Sherwood Balance Bike is a charming little thing

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.

Start them shredding young with the Mini Burner
Start them shredding young with the Mini Burner

Both will retail at a decidedly un-retro £120, and as with the full-sized Burner, prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their interest.

Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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