The new economical Raleigh Misceo iE commuter electric bike is in for testing & review!
This fully equipped Raleigh eCommuter is set up well for the daily commute, running errands, as well as exploring the open road.
The Misceo iE features the new SR Suntour Performance system, 36V 11.6ah lithium battery, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano Altus drivetrain, full accessory package, and more.
The Raleigh Misceo iE is affordably priced at $1,799 USD with free shipping and monthly payments options.
In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications.
Part 2 of the Raleigh Misceo iE review will give you info on the ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this eBike.
Raleigh Bicycles has been in business since 1887! The history of the company is an interesting read on Wikipedia.
Alright, let’s take a closer look at the Raleigh Misceo iE!
The Raleigh Misceo iE in this testing & review is the step over frame design in the Large size and Grey color. The 2 sizes available in the step-over frame are: Medium (5′-6″ to 5′-9″) and Large (5′-9″ to 6′-0″).
The Misceo iE is also available in this Blue color in the step-thru frame type with 2 different sizes: Small (5′-3″ to 5′-6″) and Medium (5′-6″ to 5′-9″)
And this is the silver color available in the step-thru model.
The Raleigh Misceo iE is constructed with 7005 hydroformed aluminum to shape the tubing to provide strength where it is needed and to construct the proper fit for the rider and electric components.
The head tube is a good example fo the thick aluminum welds at the top tube and down tube connections.
Internal cable routing on the left side of the downtube provides some cable protection and a cleaner look.
Here is another weld detail at the seat tube where the top tube and seat stays connect. Just above that is the seat post quick release.
A nice frame detail is how the downtube has been shaped to provide a platform for the battery.
Here is a closer at the SR Suntour battery located on the downtube of the frame for central and low weight distribution. This is an ideal location for the overall handling of the bike.
The SR Suntour lithium battery is a 36V 11.6ah pack with 418Wh of capacity.
On the left side of the battery is the frame lock at the top and the charge port is at the bottom of the pack.
Once unlocked with one of the supplied keys the battery can be removed by pulling up and off the bike.
When the battery has been removed the bike weighs 49.8 pounds. The total bike weight with the battery is 55.5 pounds.
The battery can be charged on or off the bike. Complete charging time is about 6 to 7 hours for the 36V 11.6ah battery and it weighs 5.7 pounds.
The SR Suntour NVS-DS suspension fork provides 3 inches or 75mm of travel to smooth out the rougher roads.
On the left side of the fork is the preload dial that adjusts the suspension spring rate for your weight and riding style.
On the right side of the fork is the lockout dial that is helpful for providing an efficient ride on smoother roads by preventing the fork from moving.
The Suntour HESC cranks feature a 42 tooth chainring with double chainring guards to keep the chain on the chainring and there is also the chainguard for pant leg protection.
The SR Suntour Performance system uses an Active Torque Sensor (ATS) to measure your riding and provide the proportional amount of assist based on the pedal assist level selected.
Wellgo plastic platform pedals have a large rubber grippy platform for a solid ride feel.
A Shimano Altus rear derailleur shifts through the 8 speed Shimano cogset.
The SR Suntour Performance geared rear hub motor provides pedal assist up to 20 mph with a nominal power of 250 watts and peak power of 400 watts with peak torque of 60Nm.
The 8 speed Shimano cogset ranges from 11 tooth to 34 tooth.
The Raleigh Misceo iE is a Class 1 electric bike which is pedal assist up to 20 mph and 750 watts or less.
Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear slow the Raleigh Misceo iE down.
This is the rear Tektro hydraulic disc brake with the rotor attached to the SR Suntour Performance rear hub motor.
Kenda 700 x 45c tires are used front and rear. They have a smooth tread pattern for an efficient ride and channeling to help with dissipating water.
Now let’s take a look at the ride position and control center.
The Raleigh Misceo iE has a performance ride style for efficient commuting and touring.
In this view you can see the the handlebar is generally flat with a slight bend back.
On the left side of the handlebar is an ergonomic grip, the Tektro hydraulic disc brake lever for the front brake, and the SR Suntour control pad.
The ergonomic grip has a wing at the end for wrist support.
The control pad is easy to use on the left side of the handlebar. Here is a description for each button:
+ and – buttons adjust the 4 levels of pedal assist
The (i) button to the right cycles through the distance & battery info on the display
The light button on the lower right turns the bike lights and backlight on the display on/off
The lower left button activates the walk mode which provides assist up to a few mph to help with walking the bike uphill.
The SR Suntour LED display is centered on the handlebar with the important info quickly readable. There is the:
- Battery level
- Trip distance, odometer, and battery level in %
- Current speed
- Pedal assist levels: None, Eco, Tour, Climb, Sport
Under the display is a port to charge USB devices like smartphones and tablets.
The display is removable by pushing down on the tab and sliding the display up and off the handlebar mount.
On the right side of the handlebar is an ergonomic grip, Tektro hydraulic disc brake lever for the rear brake, Shimano Altus 8 speed shifter, and bell.
Here is a closer look at the Shimano Altus 8 speed shifter. The lower paddle shifts up the cogset and the trigger in front shifts down to the smaller cogs.
Here is a closer look at the Tektro hydraulic disc brake lever. Each brake lever has a set screw to adjust the lever reach to fit your hand size.
The Raleigh saddle has a profile that is comfortable while being narrow enough to be efficient for performance style riding.
The LED headlight is powered by the eBike battery and it also is equipped with a reflector just below the bulb.
The taillight is also powered by the eBike battery and it projects a solid beam.
Front and rear plastic full coverage fenders come stock on the Raleigh Misceo iE.
The aluminum rear rack supports up to 55 pounds of cargo and it is built well for carrying bags/panniers on the sides with a good platform for attaching items or a bag to the top.
Raleigh Misceo iE Electric Bike Specifications
Frame: 7005 hydroformed aluminum with internal cable routing
Fork: SR Suntour NVS-DS Suspension Fork, 3″ or 75mm of travel, preload & lockout dial
Motor: SR Suntour Performance geared rear hub motor with 250 watts of power (400 watts peak) and 60Nm peak torque
Battery: SR Suntour 36V 11.6Ah (418 Wh) lithium battery. The battery weighs 5.7 pounds.
Assist Options: 4 pedal assist levels: Eco, Tour, Climb, Sport. Active Torque Sensor system: torque, cadence, speed
Speed: Pedal assist up to 20 mph makes this a Class 1 eBike
Display: Display and control pad provides information on the battery level, distance, speedometer, and pedal assist level (4 levels). USB charge port
Drivetrain: Shimano 8 speed with Altus rear derailleur
Brakeset: Tektro hydraulic disc brake with 180mm rotors
Tires: Kenda 700x45c tires
Seat:Raleigh Custom Ergo Performance
Accessories: LED Headlight and taillight powered by ebike battery, front & rear plastic fenders, aluminum rear rack, bell, and kickstand.
Sizes: 2 sizes available in the step-over frame are: Medium (5′-6″ to 5′-9″) and Large (5′-9″ to 6′-0″).
The Misceo iE is also available in the step-thru frame type with 2 different sizes: Small (5′-3″ to 5′-6″) and Medium (5′-6″ to 5′-9″)
Colors: Step-over frame: Grey. Step-thru frame: Blue or Silver
Weight: Bike without the battery = 49.8 pounds. Battery = 5.7 pounds. Total bike = 55.5 pounds.
Price: $1,799 USD with free shipping and monthly payments options.
Stay tuned for part 2 of the Raleigh Misceo iE testing & review with info on the ride characteristics, the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts!
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