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Raleigh Stow-E Way Range Review

Raleigh Stow-E Way Review

Price:

£1,275.00

Finance from:

£70.84/month (0% APR)

Average Customer Rating:
  • Fun to ride
  • Easy to fold
  • One size fits all
  • limited colours
  • Battery could be larger
  • Narrow gear range

Discipline:

Electric Bike

Usage:

Practical cycling

Weight:

20 Kg (44lbs)


Fun, light, nimble and powerful. The new Stow-E Way from Raleigh brings the one-size-fits-all convenience of a folding bike and matches it to an electric motor.

Updated: 18th March 2019

Overview

A simple and very easy to ride folding electric bike from Raleigh. With a hub drive motor delivery, a smooth and intuitive boost from the easy to use TranzX system. The Raleigh Stow-E way is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Pop it into the boot of your car, on a bus or train or tucked away in your camper van to add some fun and easy miles to your commute or weekend away.

Fun to ride, easy to handle, simple to use and requiring minimal storage space. This bike unlocks many cycling possibilities.

Raleigh Stow-E Way folding

Frame

Easy folding

Available in either black or white the one-size-fits-all frame made from light 6061 Aluminium as a base, the bike packs in many accessories onto its chassis like a strong integrated rear rack, mudguards, kickstand and lights. The total bike is only 20 Kg, a little lighter than the majority of e bikes, though when riding, the bike feels light and nimble.

The front end is handled by a forgiving and compliant steel fork, steel has some give in its nature, helping take the sting out of bumps and imperfections in the road. The bike is quick and easy to fold, with no tools needed it’s a simple process, as shown in our video.

"Its collapsable frame, handlebars and pedals mean it folds down to just 880mm x 440mm"
- theguardian.com

Raleigh Stow-E Way TranzX

Drive Tech

Powerfull TranzX system

The TranzX system is very easy simple and intuitive to use and ride. This bike has a hub drive motor giving 45 newton meters of torque. Hub motors are Known for being less aggressive in their power delivery than a crank drive motor, hub motors feel like being gently pushed along by a strong tailwind, making pedalling up to speed surprisingly easy. A point to note is that when the electric assistance limit of 15 mph is reached, a hub drive becomes quite transparent and gives little to no drag above 15mph or when switched off. This keeps the feel of a normal, non-assisted bike.

The battery tucks away behind the seat tube and has a capacity of 250 Watt-hour, we would estimate that under average conditions and using the lowest mode of assistance, this should be good for about 30 miles of assistance. On the bars is the compact interface. There are 4 modes of assistance available, with 1 being the least, and 4 being the most powerful option, also shown on the display is the battery level. Once the system is on, the integrated lights also illuminate, adding safety and visibility to the ride.

For those that want the experience of cycling but with a little less of the strain, an electric bike is the perfect solution
- practicalmotorhome.com

Raleigh Stow-E Way groupset

Groupset

Reliable Shimano 8 speed gearing

The bike has eight Shimano gears, so even without the battery back-up to help you along, you can enjoy a smooth, easy ride.
- practicalmotorhome.com

Shimano provides the reliable 8-speed gearing for this bike, operated with a simple grip shift on the handlebars, with 1 being the easiest and 8 being the hardest, it keeps things simple and dependable with a range to suit most situations. Shimano again provides the brakes, much more powerful than cantilevers, V brakes give much more powerful and controllable braking.

Along with the strong integrated rear rack, mudguards, kickstand and lights. With adjustable handlebars and seatpost, there are many bespoke parts that allow the bike to fit a wide range of rider sizes.

Raleigh Stow-E Way wheels

Wheels

Light, nimble and strong

The small 20” wheels are light, nimble and strong. With a quick release front wheel and bolted rear, anchoring the motor securely in place. While the bike does feel stable and confidence inspiring, the small wheels are very quick to accelerate giving fun and agile riding over varied terrain.

The wide 1.95 tyres will be able to handle light off-roading, canal paths and forest lanes. The tyres also feature reflective sidewalls, adding to the safety and visibility of the bike.

The 20" wheels have sturdy tyres with reflective side walls to aid visibility when riding at night.
- practicalmotorhome.com

Raleigh Stow-E Way

Best for

Cruising around with ease

Inject some fun into your commute or weekend away. Everyone who has ridden this has had a massive grin on their face. The power delivery is not intimidating and will be good for around 30 miles on mode 1 of the 4 available modes. It’s easy to ride and easy to fold. With the added assistance of an easy to use motor, the Raleigh Stow-E way is ready to infuse some carefree fun to your cycling.

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