(Pocket-lint) - Raleigh has been known for producing quality, affordable bikes for over a century. And now it's released an upgraded version of its Array ebike.
The Array comes in two aluminium framed models, with the top tube differentiating the two. The Array Crossbar has a straight top tube, while the Array Open Frame has a sloping, dropped top tube. There are also three frame sizes available.
They're intended as city bikes and feature a Suntour Canbus E25 motor in the rear hub that produces a maximum of 400 watts (though we assume it's a nominal 250 watts). You get a downtube-mounted 400Wh battery that claims to get you up to a 60 miles range, which isn't half bad.
The battery is removable so you can easily charge it indoors, and there's a neat Suntour OLED control on the handlebars that allows you to select between four power settings.
The components are a decent selection, if not the flashiest you'll find. Shimano takes care of gearing with their base-level 7-speed drivetrain. It's matched to mechanical disc brakes, which should keep your speed in check.
There are plenty of accessories to make your riding more comfortable too, like the full-length mudguards, a rear rack, and even front and rear lights that are connected to the battery system.
Its also pretty good looking. Raleigh has maintained the tan-leather look throughout, with grips, saddle, and even tyres in a matching colour that complements the frame scheme nicely.