Raleigh has launched two new e-bikes, the Captus and the Forge, both of which will be available at Raleigh stockists from January 2015.
The Raleigh Captus boasts a light aluminium frame, Shimano Altus 9-speed gearing, Raleigh V-brakes, Suntour suspension forks and Schwalbe Energizer tyres to improve efficiency. The finishing kit includes a Selle Bassano comfort zone saddle, XLC handlebar and stem and mudguards courtesy of SKS.
The powerful and quiet Bosch Active Line middle motor provides smooth acceleration and an assisted speed of 15.5mph. The Bosch 300wh battery has a maximum range of 148km (92 miles) and has four assistance options: Eco, Tour, Sport and Turbo. The interactive speed, time and distance display also provides a Walk function allowing a 6km/h assist to ease pushing over obstacles.
The metallic grey Captus is available as a 48cm crossbar model and a 46cm lowstep model and is priced at £1750.
Starting with a lightweight alumium frame, the Forge uses a Shimano Altus 8-speed system controlled by Shimano Revoshift shifter while tyres come courtesy of Kenda with a highly visible reflective stripe. The Forge comes fully dressed with mudguards, pannier rack, chainguard, kickstand and comfort saddle.
The tried and trusted TransX 36v 250w Brushless Quickstop Motor comes with a large volume TransX 11Ah battery and a TransX handlebar mounted display with 3 assistance levels and, like the Captus, an assisted Walk function. The maximum range provided by the Forge is 85km (53 miles).
The chrome and blue Forge is offered with a 48cm cross bar frame and a 46cm lowstep frame, priced at £1250.
Both the Captus and the Forge bikes – as well as the complete Raleigh adult and kids ranges – will be on sale at selected Raleigh stockists from January 2015.