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KENT, WA (April 9, 2019) – Longer days and warmer temps are here, so ’tis the season to get out and ride a bike! Not just any bike, though … if you have yet to try an e-bike, now is the time. Raleigh Bicycles is dropping three entirely new e-bike models this month, all at incredible price points, that are made for various activities and pure enjoyment. From a relaxed beach cruiser that is the perfect intro to fun on an e-bike, to an upright commuter that quickly gets you where you need to go and a mountain bike allowing you to hit the trail with confidence, you can trust the brand that has been making bikes since 1887 and continually delivers good-value, high-quality bikes for people who want to get outside and play.
As Class 1 e-bikes, the three new Raleigh models use an SR Suntour rear hub motor to provide electric assistance up to 20mph. The motor works in harmony with the rider’s natural cadence to add power to every pedal stroke. For optimal balance and handling, the battery is mounted on the downtube, keeping the center of gravity low. All models also come spec’d with kickstands, a feature appreciated by many recreational riders.
Cruise the boardwalk or zip to the store in style and comfort on the Special iE (US $1700), landing soon in both step over and step thru styles. This upright beach cruiser is the perfect introduction to electric bikes, offering a relaxed riding position and a low-slung design that lets you rest your feet on the ground without getting off the saddle. Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide great stopping power, and strong double wall aluminum wheels with wide tires make for a smooth ride.
For those who are intrigued by the idea of bikes as transportation but put off by the sweat factor, the Misceo iE Step Over and Step Thru (US $1800) are available now and offer speedy 700c wheels, allowing you to feel the wind in your hair and leave the car behind. The Shimano 8-speed drive train lets you find your natural cadence, while the SR Suntour suspension fork eats up bumps in the asphalt for a smooth ride. The lightweight hydroformed frame offers internal cable routing for a clean sleek look, and the rear rack, fenders, LED lights and bell make getting around town year-round that much easier.
If mountain biking is your jam, then your e-bike journey begins where the pavement ends on the all-new Talus iE (US $1700), also landing soon in both step over and step thru designs. With flat bars, wide tires and MTB geometry, this e-bike gets you farther faster on fire roads and gravel paths. The SR Suntour 80mm suspension fork, 27.5-inch wheels, and 2.25-inch wide tires absorb bumps and add stability. Tektro hydraulic disc brakes stop great in all conditions while the Shimano 9-speed drivetrain provides intuitive shifting.
To learn more about these new e-bikes and the rest of the electric line from Raleigh, please visit www.raleighusa.com/electric. Raleigh bicycles are available through independent bike shops, select online retailers and directly from www.raleighusa.com, giving customers the option to shop for bikes when and where they prefer. Customers who buy online can support their local bike shop and get expert assembly services when they choose home delivery or in-store pickup via a Powered by Beeline independent bike shop.
About Raleigh USA
Raleigh offers distinctive bicycles to ride in the city, dirt, or on the road for all ages and abilities. Based in Kent, Washington, Raleigh exists to inspire joy while riding, because they believe life is better by bike. Learn about Raleigh Bicycles and its 100-plus-year tradition at www.raleighusa.com.
Tara Yant, HayterComm
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