For 2015 Raleigh is jumping into the electric bike market! This is pretty big news because Raleigh is a traditional bicycle brand that has been around for a long time. They must see the future in electric bikes.
Here is a video of the new Raleigh e-bikes (Misceo, Venture, Detour, Tekoa) for the US market, presented by Larry Pizzi at Interbike 2014. The Misceo is the first bike in the US market to feature the new Shimano STEPS mid drive system:
Here are some detailed pictures of the new Raleigh electric bikes:
The new Raleigh Misceo with the 350 watt Shimano STEPS mid drive system.
The production version of the Raleigh Misceo will come with a carbon fiber front fork.
The 350 watt Shimano STEPS mid drive motor.
The Shimano STEPS 400 watt hour lithium battery mounted on the downtube of the frame.
The Shimano Alfine internally geared hub has Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. High tech!
The Shimano STEPS display; front and center on the handlebars.
The Shimano STEPS pedal assist control pad on the right side of the handlebars.
The Shimano Di2 electronic shifter for the Alfine rear hub on the left side of the handlebar.
The Raleigh Tekoa electric mountain bike with TransX 350 watt mid drive system.
The TransX lithium battery mounted on the downtube of the Raleigh Tekoa frame.
The Raleigh Venture comfort style electric bike with TransX rear hub system.