Any thoughts on the Raleigh Getaway?

ElCee

New Member
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Canada
This is exclusive to Canadian Tire in Canada and might have a different name elsewhere. The only reviews on line are "incentivized" so hoping for some unbiased opinions here. Even some comment on the specs would be great.

Raleigh Getaway Women's Electric Bike, 32Km/h Max Speed, 700 C​

- pedal-assist Bafang M200 250 Watt mid-drive motor
- 5 levels
- Bafang LCD display
- 14Ah lithium-ion battery
- 6061 aluminum frame
- Shimano 9-speed Altus shifting system
- Tektro disc brakes
- $2k Canadian / $1.5k US

I'm not in a position to invest a lot in an ebike and because bike theft in Toronto is so bad I will probably use it only when I'm out of town. I visit relatives in rural great biking locations. I rented a Trek Verve 2 for a week and loved it (my only complaint was that the seat was tremendously uncomfortable but that's an easy thing to upgrade) but it is too expensive for me at $3.6k CAN. Any recommendations at a lower price would be very appreciated. Also, I don't want an on line only bike. I have to test ride it.
 

TrevorB

Well-Known Member
Nothing wrong with Bafang motors especially if backed by Raleigh 2 warranty.
Does have mechanical disc brakes compared to better hydraulic on most bikes these days.
No info on tires but they look very skinny which means hard ride especially if your commute is on rough roads. Fatter tires help lot on city streets and very forgiving when going on and off footpath.

Take it for test run on your commute and see how it goes.