- Redux iE Diamond Frame (2017)
The Raleigh Redux line was introduced in 2016 to standout reviews from consumers and media. So, for 2017, we’ve introduced it as an electric bike. The alloy Redux iE has rugged, aggressive urban geometry and wider street tires to tame all elements. Simple and durable, it’s the perfect bike for city riders who encounter everything from detours to potholes on their morning commute. High power means high performance: this electric bike is equipped with a German-built, Brose mid-motor drive system, 36V integrated downtube battery and 28mph top speed. Add in the 1x10 drivetrain, massive Schwalbe Big Ben tires, and hydraulic disc brakes and you'll put the smiles back in your miles.
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Fantastic commuter ebikeReview by Shawn B
I've had this bike for nearly a month now and have put about 200 miles on it commuting about 25 miles round trip to work. Weather hasn't been great here in Colorado or I would have ridden it more (I love riding this bike).
During the first ride there was a small issue with the battery connector getting loose but Raleigh customer service was great about taking care of it through a local dealer. I also contacted customer service once about fender options and they took time to call and discuss some options. I ended up using some Specialized Roll fenders. They fit great, needing just a little bit of modification to the rear fender with a dremel tool to notch out some room for the seat stays. I've also added a Topeak MTX rack (with disc brake extenders) and a Topeak MTX DXP rack. This setup fits and works great.
The bike gets up to speed very quickly. It's a real rush to ride such a fast, smooth bike with so little effort. When friends and co-workers try it they are amazed at the experience. The frame is stiff. There are pros and cons to that. You will feel the bumps in the road, but it makes for a fun, sporty and nimble ride. I upgraded to some Ergon GP2 grips for a little extra comfort and to have options for hand position on longer rides. The stock grips are fine, I just like Ergon grips.
I haven't put a water bottle cage on yet as I've been using a Camelback for hydration on my way to/from work. The Brose motor is very smooth and does a great job on hills. The battery has decent capacity depending on how your ride it - terrain, assist mode, etc. I would like to find a spare charger to leave at work but there aren't many chargers that use the Rosenberg/RoPD charging connector - it's a superb connection type, utilizing a magnet, just not very common. I believe I can order one direct from the dealer but haven't investigated that yet as the battery survives my 25 mile round trip commute - but not with a lot of reserve capacity. I'm carrying the weight of extra clothes, rack, fenders and have about a 600 foot elevation change all the way to work. I'm 46, about 185 and ride fast. I usually use sport mode on my way to work, but then use Tour/Cruise on my way home - except for a large hill at the end.
If anyone uses Strava, my username on there is Sparky Rider - you can see some of my commutes.
I've also added some black and blue reflective tape in small amount to enhance the matte black paint and blue graphics. I expect to have this bike for a long time and to get many many miles out of it. Raleigh stands behind it with a lifetime warranty on the frame. You won’t see that on many, if any, other electric bike companies.
To conclude, this is a really beautiful bike with a high end motor and components. If anyone is interested I have created a facebook page for Raleigh Electric Bike owners so we can talk about our experiences with these bikes and share our adventures and upgrades/modifications. They really have a lot of potential. They fulfill Raleigh's goal of creating fun bikes. Try one and you'll see what I mean.
(Posted on 4/20/2018)
Great BikeReview by BruceOverall Quality
I did an exhaustive amount of research and, after trying a lot of different bikes, I went with the 2017 Redux and really like it. I looked at some of well known valued priced internet bikes, but after careful consideration and looking long term, I decided getting the bike of my choice at a LBS made the most sense. The guys at Washington CityElectricBikes were awesome to work with.
I’ve had the bike for two weeks now and the following are my observations:
1. Stiff ride which is to be expected from the fork and frame type. The wider tires however give you a feeling of stability at low and high speeds.
2. Wish the computer had a numerical range estimate but it does give you ten bars to indicate battery life
3. I noticed the motor cuts out briefly (a second or so) sometimes when peddling in sport and tour mode.
4. Rode it in the rain for the first time yesterday. When I visit for my 100 mile check up, I’m going to look at at fender set. Too bad the 2017 model did not include fenders like the 2018 model
5. Has a cage boss for a water bottle or pump. Be careful though. Depending on size of the water bottle cage, it could block access to the battery
Overall this is a great bike and I’m loving it. Will update this review and rating after I’ve ridden it some more(Posted on 4/18/2018)
awesomeReview by Margoux TOverall Quality
My redux 2 is my fav bike I own. This thing ups it to the best bike in the world. Highly recommended, the downtube looks nice, and the motor isnt cheap. BUY BUY BUY!(Posted on 4/3/2018)
ebike Yes Frame AL-6061 Custom Butted Aluminum, City Geometry Fork Light alloy fork, thru-axle Headset VP Integrated Cranks 44T steel, narrow-wide Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shifter Shimano Deore 10spd Cogset Shimano HG62, 10spd (11-32t) Chain KMC X10e EPT Spokes Stainless Rims Alex MD21 Tires Schwalbe Big Ben, 27.5x2.0" Handlebar Alloy 31.8, W:640mm Grips Raleigh Grips Stem TranzX Anti-Shock, 31.8 Lengths: 80/90mm Seat Velo Raleigh Seatpost TranzX Anti-shock, 31.6x300mm Accessories Kickstand Motor 250W Brose Centerdrive system, 90NM of torque Battery 36V Li-ion, 13.8Ah, 496.8Wh Display LCD multi-functional display Range Estimated 35-80 miles Bike size SM Fits 5'3" - 5'6" MD Fits 5'6" - 5'9" Seat Tube Length 430.0mm 480.0mm Stand Over Height 699.0mm 745.0mm Top Tube Length 600.0mm 615.0mm Stack 595.0mm 614.0mm Reach 418.0mm 427.0mm Head Tube Length 160.0mm 180.0mm Head Angle 72.0° 72.0° Seat Angle 73.0° 73.0° Wheel Base 1098.0mm 1113.0mm Chain Stay Length 465.0mm 465.0mm Fork Offset 50.0mm 50.0mm BB Height 65.0mm 65.0mm Stem Length 0.0mm 0.0mm Handlebar Width 0.0mm 0.0mm Crank Length 0.0mm 0.0mm Seat Post Length 0.0mm 0.0mm