The Raleigh Spirit is a classic Raleigh bike, so it makes sense to take this stylish female design and inject some 2016 electric hardware. Two colours are available, mushroom (a brown/mauve mix) and red. The Spirit has the lovely Raleigh heron cut into the chainwheel, as well as a high-quality light set, and brown Selle Royal grips and saddle.
A step-thru frame is ideal for a smaller rider, especially if you have a bag on the back pannier or a stuffed basket at the front which make the bike heavier. If you’re a smaller rider, that security of knowing you can stop and steady the bike with ease is a real boon. Any bike with a crossbar needs to be very small for a five foot nothing rider - a step-thru makes more sense.
The new TranzX F15 front hub motor coupled with a 50+ mile battery provide you with enough power to be shooting all over town for work or pleasure for a few days at least before a 6-8 hour recharge. The battery is placed at the back of the bike, underneath the pannier, and that front hub F15 motor is so small that most people wouldn’t even notice your bike is electric.
Gearing is supplied by a Nexus 7-speed hub gear, easily enough for the ups and downs. Matching mudguards finish the red or mushroom Spirit off. You can be confident you’re going to be a head-turning rider on the roads on this lovely Raleigh electric bike.