Raleigh E-Bikes at Thunder Road01/07/2018
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We stock a selection of the Raleigh E-Bike range.
Electric bikes are increasingly popular thanks to advances in technology which have made them a pleasure to ride. Their power-assisted pedalling makes it easier to cycle for longer and tackle hills without slowing down. So, you’ll feel safer on busy roads. Electric bikes are also ideal for commuting because you won’t arrive at work all sweaty! To exercise on your electric bike, simply adjust the power-assisted pedalling.
These are fantastic quality bikes as you would expect from such a named brand as Raleigh. Showing true innovative design and style the Raleigh range of electric bikes show the true hallmarks of this companies pedigree in the cycling industry.
Bikes we have available:
Array Step Through – £1,100
Array Crossbar – £1,100
Motus Step Through – £2,000
Stow-e-way – £1,100
To arrange a demo ride, please call:
- Bridgend 01656 661131
- Cwmbran 01633 868888
- Gloucester 01452 313131
or visit us at our clothing department in store.
Terms and conditions apply for demonstration rides/hires.
Finance options are also available across the range.
Terms and conditions of finance do also apply.
Must be over 18 years of age. For more details, click here.
The Truth Behind the Myths of Electric bikes!
They are too expensive
This is one of the most persistent myths because people often look at the upfront cost of getting an e-bike and no further.
While e-bike prices start at about £1,000, which is undoubtedly more than many regular bikes, in the long run they can be a more cost effective option.
That’s because an e-bike is more convenient than a regular bike, so you’ll be more likely to use it often. E-bikes are ideal for commuting because you can use the pedal assistance to help you ride longer distances, or get over tricky hills. So you won’t have to arrive at work all sweaty!
Biking instead of driving means you’ll save on petrol and parking, plus your car will last longer too because it will experience less wear and tear.
When you consider that you can get several years’ worth of use out of your electric bike, that upfront cost begins to look like a worthwhile investment; the latest batteries can last as long as 12 years – depending on how often you use your bike. Plus, with interest free finance available from Raleigh, there’s no need to break the bank.
They constantly run out of power
You may be put off by the idea of charging your bike regularly but thanks to advances in battery technology e-bikes now last for longer between charges. They can run for anywhere between 22km and 150km on a single charge, depending on factors like how often, and at what level, you use the pedal assistance.
The type of motor or battery your bike has will also affect how often it needs charging and how long it will take to charge, so it’s worth considering this when you’re choosing what bike is best for your needs.
When you do need to charge your bike, all you need to do is plug it in and within a few hours you’ll be good to go again.
You don’t get any exercise on electric bikes
If you want to get a bike to get fitter there’s no reason why you can’t choose an electric bike. In fact, they can be a good choice if you are not yet confident about your fitness levels. You can choose to use the pedal assistance more often while you get used to cycling. Then you can reduce the level of assistance as you get fitter.
You’ll be more likely to take on challenging rides too because you’ll know help is at hand if you need it.
So, electric bikes are a good option if you want some flexibility because how much effort you put in is entirely up to you.
They are very heavy, bulky and noisy
This another myth that technology has taken care off.
Although e-bikes carry a little extra weight because of their motor and battery, it’s barely noticeable.
At Raleigh, all our bikes use lithium ion batteries, which are incredibly light and efficient. You’ll find many e-bikes have sleek designs too and don’t look bulky.
Electric bike motors are now also incredibly discreet, you’ll hardly notice any noise from them, especially when you are riding in traffic.
They involve a lot of maintenance
All types of bikes need taking care off, even regular ones. Caring for an e-bike is similar to a regular bike, with a few small exceptions.
When you wash your e-bike you need to be careful not to drench it in water. If you have problems with the electrics you’ll need a professional to look at it but this isn’t something you’ll need to do often, if your bike’s well taken care off.
So, if you’re considering getting a new bike then rest assured there are plenty of good reasons to go electric.
More about Raleigh:
Renowned for our iconic bikes such as the Burner, Grifter and Chopper, as well as our cutting-edge bikes like TI-Raleigh Tour de France winning 853 steel frames or our Militis carbon race machine. But today we’re much more than just a bike brand. We own several other bike and accessory brands, including Diamondback and RSP, and we distribute a whole lot more to cycle shops around the UK.
Although production of our bicycles no longer happens in Nottingham, our designs, wheel building and bicycle building still does and is a tradition that will continue.
With over 130 years’ experience in designing some of the most iconic bikes in cycling history as well us one of the biggest cycle accessory distribution arms in the United Kingdom, we are one of the largest bicycle companies in the United Kingdom.