Raleigh is launching a new compact urban e-bike called Modum, which will offer plenty of carrying capacity to take on rivals such as the Tern GSD.
As more people turn to bicycles to get them, their belongings, and even pets or children around cities with them, the new Modum is a welcome addition to the long-running British firm’s burgeoning urban e-bike range.
It will be available in one size, in a choice of two frame colours – which from the imagery Raleigh has supplied look to be a light blue or forest green – and comes with a MIK compatible rear rack which is compatible with a wide range of functional accessories. It is not suitable for use with a child seat but you can add a dog basket (which is good news for Move Electric’s resident e-bike-loving dog).
The compactness doesn’t just stop with the smaller 20in wheels and frame size, however. The Modum will come with a ‘quick-release speed lifter’ and the handlebars will twist 180 degrees so that the bike can be stored in narrow spaces, against a wall, or even – according to Raleigh – taken on public transport. It weighs 25.6kg.
Utility wise, the Modum will come with an MIK rear rack, mudguards, and integrated front and rear lights so you won’t have worry about charging more than one thing – your bike. It will be powered by Bosch’s BES3 mid-drive motor, which is paired with an integrated 500Wh battery. Raleigh claims riders will be able to get a ‘100-mile range’ with this combination.
The Modum will also come with a Shumano Nexus 5 gear hub and Shimano disc brakes. Interestingly, and something we’ve seen more of recently, is the inclusion of a dropper post. The idea being that instead of having to jump off the saddle when stopping at lights, you can simply lower your saddle and stay seated without falling off balance.
The Raleigh Modum will priced at £3399, and will be available to order in stores and online from June.