Raleigh UK’s 2017 Line Uncovered
Raleigh UK has reached out to EBR to announce that the e-bike sales in the UK have incredibly risen in 2016. In response, Raleigh has already introduced four new bike models in 2017, with more exciting additions to come in the middle of the year.
Please note: The website for Raleigh Electric features eBike models exclusive to North America.
Here are the latest additions to Raleigh UK’s e-bike range:
Introducing an innovative folding e-bike utilizing Tranz-X’s advanced motor system. This remarkable model is priced at £1100.
Moreover, Raleigh has integrated Tranz-X motor systems in their mid-priced 2016 models, namely the Pioneer (£1300), Spirit (£1400), and Strada Trail Sport (£1700 e-MTB hardtail).
The Motus Hub & Captus Hub
The Best-Selling Bosch-Powered Bike Ranges
The renowned Motus and Captus ranges have stood out as the top-sellers this year. These bikes are equipped with hub gears, ensuring a smooth and efficient ride. Notably, all models now boast hydraulic disc brakes, enhancing safety and performance.
Both the Motus and Captus have undergone exciting updates. They now offer a wider range of wheel and frame sizes, catering to various preferences. Additionally, riders can choose between cross bar and low step frame options, providing unmatched versatility.
The Captus hub model is priced at £1900, while the Motus hub version is available for £2150.
Introducing the Array Hub
Successfully introduced in 2016, the Array range has expanded to include a hub gear option. Raleigh has incorporated a top-notch Sparta branded front hub motor, which they confidently claim to be the best in its price range. They praise the D-light motor for its compact size and quiet operation, guaranteeing an almost imperceptible riding experience. Prices for Array models start at £1000.
The Fascinating Focus Jam2 e-MTB
Explore the extraordinary Focus Jam2 e-MTB from Germany in this informative video from Sea Otter. This groundbreaking system has recently made waves in the e-MTB world due to its sleek in-frame battery. Unlike many other e-MTBs that have frame mounted batteries, the Jam2 offers virtually identical bike geometry to a non-assisted mountain bike. Prepare to be captivated by this game-changing innovation.
Watch more videos showcasing the latest eBikes from BESV, BULLS, Raleigh, Yuba, and Haibike that were featured at the Sea Otter Classic.
Discover the NÜWIEL Electric Trailer
Presenting the remarkable NÜWIEL electric cargo trailer that effortlessly attaches to your bike. This innovative trailer takes the load off your shoulders and provides efficient push assistance when cycling uphill. Thanks to its intelligent technology, the trailer intuitively knows when to accelerate, decelerate, and brake. Experience the future of convenience and performance.
To learn more about electric assist trailers, refer to this comprehensive guide.
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Portland State University is collaborating with PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) to carry out a survey of e-bike users in North America. The objective is to gain deeper insights into the reasons behind your decision to purchase an e-bike and how you utilize it.
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What is an E-Bike?
Gary Fisher, often acknowledged as one of the creators of the modern mountain bike, provides a video endorsement of e-bikes. He also takes the opportunity to advocate for Trek!
Epic eBike Ride in Oregon
Prepare to be captivated by this incredible account of a journalist embarking on an extraordinary journey. Riding an IZIP E3 Peak along challenging and steep logging roads, this intrepid traveler makes their way from the picturesque Willamette Valley all the way to the breathtaking Oregon coast. To accomplish this adventure, the author borrows the Peak and 2 batteries from Cynergy Electric Bikes in Portland.
The same author penned an article titled “Is Portland’s Proud Bike Culture Stunting the Adoption of E-Bikes?”
Dutch E-Bike Comp Winners Announced – Shimano Steps Triumphs
The respected Dutch news publication De Telegraaf has revealed the triumphant winners of its highly-regarded annual test. A total of 29 city-style e-bikes were rigorously evaluated on a diverse test track near Arnhem, specifically designed to assess the full range of capabilities exhibited by these bicycles.
Here are the three winners classified according to their respective price categories:
- Under €2250
- QWIC Premium N7.1
QWIC is a fascinating Dutch company leading the way in developing efficient front hub motor systems complemented by sleek designs. For a comprehensive overview of their bike range and features, please refer to the UK importer’s website.
Recommended Electric Bikes under €2250-€2500
The Sparta M7s, equipped with the Shimano Steps crank drive, emerged as the clear winner across all three categories tested. For a comprehensive selection of Sparta’s advanced e-bikes, visit the UK retailer JustEbike’s Sparta pages. Interestingly, Sparta claims that their version of the Yamaha crank motor has undergone adjustments and software tweaks to minimize motor noise.
Top Electric Bikes over €2500
Introducing the Kalkhoff Select S8, another exceptional model powered by Shimano Steps and complemented by Kalkhoff’s proprietary battery technology.
The tests conducted reveal that quality, practicality, and efficiency are paramount in the Dutch city bike market, prioritizing these features over lightweight designs or raw power. Interestingly, bikes weighing less than 25kg are classified as very light!
One of the pioneers in e-bike import and retail in the UK, 50cycles, has just announced the opening of a brand new shop in Altrincham, Manchester in northern England. Discover all their store locations here.
Campaign Launched to Restore UK’s 1930s Cycleways
‘It is practically unknown that Britain once had a network of cycleways inspired by the Netherlands. With your support, we can rediscover and revive these forgotten paths that trace back to the 1930s, many of which have been abandoned, overgrown, or concealed right alongside the country’s main roads.’
Do take the time to watch the highly insightful Kickstarter video here:
This initiative presents a brilliant method of extending the UK’s cycling network. The greater the support, the more cycleways can potentially be revived and brought back to life. Stay tuned for more exciting e-bike news and reviews. Thank you for your readership!