Types of Electric Bike
We understand the world of ebikes can be daunting, especially when it’s your first. Not only are there different models, systems and battery types to consider but it is a significant investment.
We have a variety of different models and systems in our portfolio, made for a wide range of different riding styles and terrains.
As an industry leader in ebikes, we have partnered with global names such as Bosch, Shimano, E Motion and TranzX to bring our customers the very best in ebike technology.
Bosch – Featured on the Raleigh Motus and Captus
E-Bikes inspire and drive mobility and are one of the most agile, comfortable and simply clever means of transportation of our time. Cutting edge components and the high degree of design flexibility offered by Bosch E-bike Systems form the foundation for our Motus and Captus models.
The powerful Bosch Drive Unit transforms any pedelec into a clever everyday companion. Wherever you’re heading, an Active Line equipped Raleigh will get you there fast, calm and collected.
The Active Line motor gives just the right level of support with every push of the pedals whether that is for relaxed everyday use or more power for those times when you really need a boost. Its optimized 3-sensor concept performs 1000 highly precise measurements per second, affording optimum power tuning and a unique riding sensation. The Active Line Power Packs ensure the most powerful performance, thanks to their high energy density and long life.
The Intuvia on-board computer serves as the command centre allowing you to switch between four different riding modes; Eco, Tour, Sport & Turbo, as well as displaying information like speed, battery level, distance travelled and approximate range available.
Precise motor control and rapid processing of sensor information ensures very low levels of noise and vibration. Reliable, stable chain run prevents chain derailments, and reduces wear. The Bosch system is even clever enough to recognise your gear shifts, and in a split second, reduce power preventing damage to the chain and sprockets.
Shimano Steps – Featured on all Raleigh ebikes
Shimano are the world’s leading supplier of bicycle components; there are more bikes fitted with Shimano controls than any other brand. Shimano have taken their knowledge of cycling, gained from years of experience, and applied it to produce one of the most innovative E-bike systems available.
The key to the Shimano STEPS system is the integration of the gears, motor and controller to produce a quiet, powerful and efficient riding experience.
For our Shimano STEPS equipped Raleigh E-bikes, we have combined the STEPS motor with Shimano’s Alfine Di2 electronic hub gear, allowing you to change the gear using buttons rather than levers for a fast, smooth and precise shift that doesn’t require readjustment.
This system also gives you the choice to set the bike to automatic shift. Based on bicycle speed and how fast you’re pedalling the Shimano STEPS system will automatically tell the Di2 hub what gear to shift into. So while you pedal, the drive unit brainstorms and, if necessary, temporarily reduces chain tension so the hub can change to the right gear.
In plain English, this means a smoother riding experience because you won’t have to worry about whether or not you’re in the right gear.
E-motion – Featured on the Raleigh Array
Raleigh has worked with Accell Netherlands, Europe’s largest manufacturer of E-bikes, to develop the E-motion front motor system for the Array models.
This is the best riding front motor system we have ever experienced at this price point. The custom software provides an even delivery of power meaning that the bike pulls away smoothly and without the jerky surge of rival systems.
With 5 power levels plus the boost function on a twist grip you can manage the assistance that the motor gives you to maximise the range of the battery or make the ride as easy as you want it to be. The 300wh battery gives a range of up to 108km on the lowest setting or 22km on high.
This makes it ideally suited to quick commutes and trips around town or rides with the family. The D-light motor is so small and quiet you’ll hardly notice it’s there until you realise how far you’ve gone with so little effort.
TranzX – Featured on the Raleigh Spirit, Pioneer and Strada ebikes
Based in Taiwan, TranzX are at the forefront of development, creating smart solutions for E-bikes. At Raleigh, we use the two newest systems from TranzX; the front wheel F15 motor and mid M16 motor models. Both systems benefit from new communications technology, which ensures that the motor maximises the battery range, and will allow your dealer to set the bike up for you via a USB link.
Handle-mounted power controls are placed cose to the grips, so you can easily select from the three power levels, and use the speed button to give you an extra boost for hills or when you’re late for work!
The F15 motor featured on the Raleigh Spirit and Pioneer models is a powerful, geared front wheel motor. This provides the bikes with great hill climbing assistance, and allows you to quickly pull away at junctions or traffic lights.
For the Raleigh Strada Trail Sport Electric, we use the TranzX M16 motor, as it is ideally suited to the type of riding this bike is designed for. In this instance the motor is directly connected to the cranks providing a smooth and exceptionally efficient transfer of power which is added to your pedal stroke. When combined with the Strada’s 9 speed Shimano Deore gears, the M16 motor gives you the ability to easily climb steep hills on trails and the road, as well as speeding along on the flat. The M16 system features an LCD display that shows your speed, range and the power level you are using.
TranzX inspires the modern E-bike experience with intelligent solutions felt in every push of the pedal.