Raleigh has launched two new electric bikes, the Captus and the Forge, both of which will be available at Raleigh stockists from January.
Both bikes were launched at Raleigh’s e-bike training academy courses, held in Nottingham during November.
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.
Click below to watch a video overview of the Captus.
The powerful and exceptionally 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. This true piece of powered cycling excellence is priced at £1750.
The Raleigh Forge has many of the features expected from a much more expensive e-bike. Starting with a lightweight alumium frame, the Forge uses a Shimano Altus 8-speed system controlled by Shimano Revoshift shifter.
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.
Click below to watch a video overview of the Forge.
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 an assisted Walk function. The maximum range provided by the Forge is 85km (53 miles).
This 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 and at Raleigh.co.uk from January. Click and collect options are available from Raleigh’s website, www.raleigh.co.uk.