Raleigh have some solid electric bikes for 2018, with the Diamondback Lux and the Raleigh Strada Electric high up
DiamondBack’s new Lux electric mountain bike delivers outdoor exploration via Bosch’s acclaimed CX power system, keeping the bike flowing powerfully, even on the inclines.
Sharing its DNA with the highly-rated Heist, the Lux has a relaxed frame geometry with a 69-degree head angle helping to make the handling smooth and assertive, but not overly aggressive. The frame is made with double-butted 6061 aluminium with a recessed 400wh battery lending to the attractive aesthetic. The mid-mounted Bosch CX drive system packs in plenty of power. Coming tuned to e-MTB riding with four modes of assistance – Eco mode provides 50% assistance and Turbo adds a 300% boost to your pedalling. The Purion display unit makes sure your customer has all the information on the battery and motor available at the touch of their finger-tips, with the battery range giving riders between 55km on Turbo and 145km on Eco mode.
The Lux uses a Shimano Deore 1×10-speed clutch assisted rear derailleur to keep changes sharp and precise. The Suntour XCR LO-R AIR forks have 100mm of travel to take the shocks from the trail, the forks have a wide stanchion to accommodate the 27.5” wheels rolling on 2.2” wide Maxxis Ikon tyres. The hydraulic disc brakes have been upgraded from the Heist’s 160mm rotors to 180mm diameter to bring greater stopping power to the heavier electric powered Lux.
For 2018, Raleigh’s own Strada electric family jump to 650B rim sizes on all bikes.