I just viewed Courts review of the Raleigh Detour. This seems like a great bike for which it was designed. I had a Raleigh Route which is very close to the Detour and I liked the bike and installed a gearless hub motor but it made he bike flex too much as I had the low step model. I removed the powered wheel and still have the bike as my road pedal bike. It is my opinion Raleigh makes a pretty good bike.