The Original 3.0. Electric Cargo Bike
Skip the traffic. Soar past the carpool line. Forget finding parking. Fill up on giggles, not gas. It’s the school running, kid hauling, grocery getting, beach cruising, life changing fun machine from Bunch Bikes!
We’re proud to introduce the Bunch Original 3.0: Updated components on our flagship model, including improved display and controls, more comfortable saddle, flat-resistant tires. and those long-awaited color options!
Transform your daily routine into a joyful outdoor adventure. With super easy steering and a powerful electric assist, the Bunch Bike makes your family life easier, more sustainable, more accessible, and more fun.
Shipping: 199. Arrives Fully Assembled
Bikes in stock will arrive within 2 weeks in the US. 3 weeks in Canada.
Front Bench (no front door) Front Door (no front bench)
Sedona and Honey are high-gloss lacquer finishes that highlight the natural woodgrain.
Cool Black and Sleek White are premium paint finishes that create a uniform semi-gloss appearance without visible woodgrain.
Custom Design: Create a showstopping custom look and highlight your brand, your organization, or your family’s unique style. Learn more about pricing and options here. We also offer a range of artist collaborations.
The Front Bench option maximizes seating. Passengers can use the front or rear bench, for a total of four seats and four seatbelts.
The front bench is not compatible with the front door. Most typically abled children aged 2 can climb in using the side steps.
The Front Door option allows easier access to the cargo area for large dogs and passengers with limited mobility. Passengers can use the rear bench only, for a total of two seats and two seatbelts.
The front door is not compatible with the front bench.
If you wish, you may order both options. Switching between Front Door and Front Bench mode takes approximately 5 minutes. Order an additional front panel here!
Every Bunch Bike comes with our 12 month warranty. Your bike is guaranteed to work perfectly for you! If you run into problems or defects during the warranty period, we will cover both parts and service to get your bike running smoothly for you. You can read more about our warranty here.
You can also purchase optional extended warranty coverage through Mulberry.
We want you to be able to try your Bunch Bike risk-free. All new Bunch Bikes come with a 14-day free trial period, beginning the day you receive your bike. If the bike doesn’t work for you, let us know within 14 days. We’ll arrange for your bike to be returned to us and you will be eligible for a 100% refund, including shipping costs.
We pride ourselves on exceptional customer care. We want your family biking experience to be fun, safe and stress free! Please check out our reviews for feedback from our customers about the Bunch Bike experience.
Battery: 48v 13.6Ah Li-ion. 653 Wh,Samsung 35E Cells
Battery Charger: UL Certified, 48v 2A Smart Charger
Brakes: Bengal Hydraulic Disc Brakes, 160mm Rotors
Cargo Box: Marine Plywood with locking storage benches
Chain: KMC 27
Crankset: 38T, 170mm DAPU crankset with magnet speed sensor
Derailleur: 7-Speed Shimano Tourney
Fenders: Included, black steel front and rear, full coverage
Freewheel: Shimano 7-Speed
Frame: Steel. Black CNC painted, ED rust-proof internal coating
Grips: Comfort EVA foam grips
Handlebars: Alloy, Height adjustable by 8.5
Lights: Front. XC-297E LED light, Rear. Spanninga Lineo. integrated in battery case
Motor: 500W brushless, DAPU M155 Geared Hub Motor, 45 Nm of torque
Pedals: Wellgo K79 with reflectors
Rims: Samson, double wall, alloy, (36H front | 36H rear)
Saddle: Bunch comfort saddle. black
Seat Belts: Four 3-point seat belts included
Seatpost: Promax, 28.6mm x 350mm
Seatpost Clamp: Promax 319Q, quick release
Shifter: Shimano Tourney 7-speed
Spokes: 12-gauge stainless steel
Steering Damper: Single gas-spring damper
Rear Rack: Included, 66-pound load limit, integrated battery rack
Tires: CST C-1635, Front. 20 x 2.15 | Rear. 24 x 2.00
Throttle: Wuxing 108XL side-pull thumb throttle
Recommended Rider Heights:
5’4. 6’5. On standard equipment
5’0. 5’3. Let us know so we can customize the seat height
Seat Height: 29.5. 39.5 (measured from bottom of pedal stroke)
Handlebar Height: 43. 49
Total Length: 83
Width at Widest Point: 33.25
Handlebar Width: 24
Usable Length of Rear Rack: 14
Rear Rack Capacity: 55 lbs.
Total Loading Capacity of Bike: 350 lbs.
Max Loading Capacity of Cargo Area: 220 lbs.
Bike Weight: 152 lbs.
Seatpost Diameter: 28.6 mm
Cargo Box Internal Width: 23
Wood Thickness: 0.5
Cargo Box Internal Length: 35.75
Cargo Box Height: 18.5 at the front to 22 near the handlebars
Height of Benches from Floor: 9.25
Depth of Benches: 9
Height from Ground to Floor of Box: 15
Sale price 4,965 Regular price (/)
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Three wheels make the bike easy to start, stop, and handle, even for beginners.
So you can talk, laugh, sing, and enjoy the ride. Seatbelts included!
With 500w of power, your family will soar. even uphill, even fully loaded!
We’re proud to take exceptional care of our Bunch families. We’re here to make your bike life easy, accessible, and fun!
We use quality components and build and test each bike in our warehouse in Texas. That’s how we ensure safety for our kids. and yours.
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It’s a ton of fun. It’s a great alternative to a minivan for our family when we’re going anywhere within a 5-10 miles. which is a lot in our city. We’re constantly going to street festivals that we didn’t go to before because we didn’t want to deal with traffic and parking. The electric assist provides plenty of power, even with two kids and an adult in the basket. Customer service has been great as well. We strongly recommend getting one.
We thought about getting a cargo/family bike for over a year. Even after we tried a Bunch bike we weren’t sure if we could justify the price — would we get enough use out of it? Was our town bike friendly enough? When we thought about purchasing a second a car we decided to buy the Bunch bike instead. We knew it would allow us to be more active and that it would be better for the environment but what we didn’t anticipate is how much our entire family LOVES riding the bike. It turns daily tasks into a fun adventure and is an instant mood lifter. The kids being in the Bunch instead of a trailer behind me allows me to engage with them during the entire ride. They also have such a good vantage point to look around. We used the rain cover in the winter to keep the kids a bit warmer, the sun cover for shade, and we definitely recommend the seat cushions for a more comfortable ride. We are so happy with our purchase!
Hey Jessica, You said it better than I could, but this review sums up my experience Bunch Biking with my kids over the last 6 years. Always a mood lifter and never any regrets about taking the bike instead of the car (we’ve never owned a 2nd one, and don’t ever plan to). I’m so glad that it’s working out for you guys! Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
So happy with our Bunch bike for so many reasons. Customer service is the BEST. Their inclusion program is wonderful. This bike has changed the way our family enjoys the outdoors! I look forward to school drop off and pick up, park trips are easier than ever and my two littles can go with their sister and I nearly anywhere on our bikes now. So special!
Hi Jessie, I can’t imagine our family’s life without our Bunch Bike, it’s how we do everything! Inclusion is at the heart of what we do and we want to make our bikes accessible to as many people as possible! I’m so happy to hear how the bike has become a part of your life! Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
I did not get this trike a moment too soon! I’ve been a urban bike commuter for over ten years and giving up the bike during my first pregnancy and not being able to ride with my daughter for a year was one of the toughest sacrifices to my mental and physical well-being at the time. Just when it was getting too uncomfortable to stay on my bike this time around my Bunch trike came and I’m so thankful to still be on the road. I want to promote upright electric trikes like Bunch to anyone facing mobility issues. It’s a game changer. One minor issue I’m still working on is with this pregnancy I am expecting twins and unfortunately the rain cover doesn’t zip down completely with two infant seats installed. I’ll have to trouble shoot this one. But considering this bike is the difference between me having the independence to go to the grocery store or not it’s a minor issue. I also highly recommend including the cafe lock when purchasing. It can be difficult to find a suitable spot to lock the trike up to, so the cafe lock offers great peace of mind when running errands.
Hi Rachel, I’m so glad to hear that the Bunch Bike has made it feasible to bring the joy of biking back into your life. I too have been a bike commuter for about 10 years, and I don’t think I could have kept it up when we had kids if it were not for our Bunch Bike. I know Lelac is already working with you on a workaround for the rain cover and infant seats, but thanks to yours and others’ feeddback it’s something we’re working on improving on the next version of the rain cover. Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
We absolutely love our Bunch Bike, and so do our kids. They prefer it for going to school or playdates over a car ride and it’s been a really great way to meet more of our community as well since everyone is curious about the bike. We had been nervous about how well our family would take to it considering the cost, but when viewed as a car replacement it’s been really incredible. and economical!
Hey Kevin! The Bunch Bike is definitely an investment, but it’s allowed our family to never own a 2nd car, and we barely use the one that we do have. Doing daily school drop offs, trips to the park, pool, library, cafes etc. has more than paid for itself over time. So glad you guys are loving your new Bunch lifestyle! Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
We were a little nervous to make such a big purchase not knowing if the bike would live up to our expectations. After using our new bike a few times we are in love! The bike has been perfect for adventures with our baby. I love that this bike gives us the opportunity to have an experience together where we can talk with our baby as we bike and she’s not stuck in a trailer behind us. The Bunch rides well and has a nice battery life. Would recommend the bike with 5 stars!!
Hi Julie, I’m so glad to hear that the bike worked out for you guys, but even if it hadn’t our return policy is great and we would have taken the bike back at no charge or hassle to you. Having the kids in front is a total game changer and perfect for making years of memories and sharing the joy of family biking together! Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
I have to say that I had the best experience asking questions and ultimately buying my bike from Bunch. Impeccable customer service. I had an absurd number of questions and they were kind, patient and informative. Double thumbs up.
Hey Matthew, A bike like this is a big investment and it’s not for everyone. It can take a lot of questions about your personal situation and use case to figure out if it’s going to be the bike you need. So no, it wasn’t an absurd number of questions! Whatever it takes to feel comfortable, we’re happy to help customers out! I’m glad to hear you had a great experience! Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
I got it to ride with my toddler who loves outside time and hates the car. I use it more without her! I commute to work as a music teacher and can load all my instruments and gear with one of the benches removed. It feels so stable and is FUN to ride. I am amazed at how helpful the pedal assist is for going up hills. The throttle helps get going from a standstill at red lights or stop signs. I can’t wait to ride with my daughter, but in the meantime am loving commuting three days a week cargo bike style. I LOVE my bunch bike.
Hey Jamie, Fun fact, in the distant past I was a school music teacher, and if I had had a Bunch Bike back then, I would’ve been a sight to see riding around town with my double bass. Good on you for getting your commutes done car-free! Your daughter will love it more and more as she grows. Sounds like you guys have years of fun family memories to come! Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
Moved to a new home right next to bike bath. HATE DRIVING A CAR! Beyond thrilled to safely take my two kiddos on daily rides. I felt 100 times safer in this than all of the other E.Cargo Bikes I text drove. I am a buncherr for life!
Hey Laina, I hate driving my car too 🙂 Welcome to the Bunch life. the stability of 3 wheels is a game changer for practicality riding with kids. and handles better than 2 wheels in the winter weather (as I’m sure you’ve noticed!). Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
The Bunch is a really enjoyable and practical way of transporting multiple kiddos. Before this bike, and while we only had a single child, I would ride my solo e-bike while baby-wearing our daughter. However, at 3-years-old, she was starting to get a little heavy and too tall to continue this for much longer; and once we had two kids and our youngest could be apart from his mother long enough, I needed to up my game. I wanted to keep having the kids in front where I can see them and interact with them rather than put them in a bike trailer, so I searched around and found Bunch as the perfect solution. The Bunch has been great for that.- a ton of fun for me to ride, and with both the 3-year-old and the 10-month-old (in a toddler seat) enjoying it as well. We’ve taken in on several rides already, both during daytime and night-time.- and both rain and shine.- and it’s been a blast in each of those conditions! The bike handles pretty well on a gravel road, and up a pretty steep (~18% grade) gravel hill.- though of course it feels smoother to ride once we get to pavement or a well-packed gravel road. The bike isn’t perfect, but I think it’s the best that exists on the market today. There are a few improvements I would love to see Bunch make, and I’ve given feedback on some of those items already. Most notably, the thumb throttle being impacted by the passive-assist setting is a poor design choice (i.e., you can’t be on level 0 and still use the throttle, you need to bump up the PAS level first; however, I hear that it’s on their radar to improve eventually, decoupling the throttle from the pedal-assist level). The motor isn’t silent, which is a bummer (by contrast, it’s silent on my solo e-bike from Rad Power Bikes), but it’s also not too loud.- and on the flat I just put the bike into assist level 0 and get some excercise, whereas once I need the extra help I don’t care how loudly the motor whines. Other small things: the headlights could be brighter (but it’s easy to just attach a standalone bike light); and the toddler seat faces forward rather than backwards by default and doesn’t have shock-absorption (but I did a DIY modification to have it face towards me, and sit atop the cushion for some shock-absorption on the bumpy gravel road). Overall it’s a great family bike, by a company that’s got fantastic customer service and a really positive and helpful group (search for Bunch Bikes Club: Owners Friends). I’m glad I got the bike, have already recommended it to friends, and look forward to riding it with the family for many years to come!
Hey Michael, As always, we really appreciate your feedback and I’m glad you’ve shared it here. All things you mentioned are on are radar and things we’re working on improving behind the scenes, thanks for sharing the honest pros and cons! I’m glad you guys are getting a lot of use out of the bike! Aaron. Bunch Bikes CEO
The new EWheels Electric Trike can easily be operated as a regular trike by just pedaling, or as an electric trike with 100% electric power by just twisting the hand throttle. You can even combine pedaling and electric power at the same time.
This well balanced trike can reach speeds up to 15 mph and travel up to 20 miles on a single charge. It features:
- A low step-thru steel frame for easy seating
- 500 watt direct-drive hub motor
- A 48 volt sealed, maintenance-free battery
- Oversized seat with backrest
- Forward reverse switch
- Front storage basket and large rear storage basket
- LED front electric light
- Electric horn electric battery indicator
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|3 Year Limited Warranty|
|Front Wheel Drive|
|10” x 12” x 9”|
|Oversized seat with backrest|
|Deep Cycle Sealed Lead Acid|
|Up to 10 Degrees|
|48 volt offboard|
|Variable Twist Throttle|
|22” x 1.95”|
|Brushless Front Hub Motor|
|Front and Rear Basket|
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Three Year Limited Warranty
Three (3) years from the date of purchase on all structural frame components, seat post and frame.
One Year Limited Warranty
One (1) Year from the date of purchase, if any part or electronic component of the scooter is found upon examination to be defective in material and/or workmanship, it will be replaced at Ewheels discretion.
Two Month Warranty
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Service and Labor Costs
Unless previously authorized, service calls and labor costs are NOT included or covered under any warranty. The purchaser is responsible for the delivery to the authorized repair facility. Satisfactory proof of purchase is always required for warranty service. Please contact Ewheels directly for any assistance in locating a service provider or to make a warranty claim.
Consumable items which may need replacing due to normal wear and tear like tires, tubes, lights, chains, upholstery and seating, brakes and brake pads, cables, fuses, buttons, shrouds and covers.
Damage, Accidental Damage and Misuse
Damaged caused by: battery fluid spillage or leakage, abuse, misuse, accident, negligence, improper operation, excessive loading, maintenance, storage, acts of God, commercial use, or use other than normal, extreme riding, modifications and alterations.
Second Hand Owners and Reselling
No warranty will be offered or honored for second hand owners. The warranty is exclusively offered to the original purchaser.
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Initiating A Warranty Claim
To initiate a warranty claim, please contact Ewheels service department by calling 888-571-2845, or by email at “Service@ewheelsdealers.com”. Note that before any warranty claims will be fulfilled, satisfactory proof of purchase will be required, and a photo or video of the damaged part must be sent and reviewed by Ewheels.
Returning Faulty Parts
Do not return faulty parts to Ewheels without prior consent. A request for a return authorization is required prior to returning items. All transportation costs and shipping damage incurred while submitting units and/or parts for repair or replacement are the responsibility of the original purchaser.
SHIPPING DAMAGE AND SHIPPING POLICIES
In the event shipping damage occurs, it must be reported and addressed in a timely manner. Shipping damage claims are time sensitive and cannot be delayed. In the event the packaging is extremely damaged and the bike is beyond repair, please refuse the shipment, and contact Ewheels for further steps.
Shipping – Domestic
When applicable, part costs will be covered under warranty, and all warranty items will be shipped via FedEx Ground. Shipping fees will be at the expense of the purchaser.
Shipping – International
When applicable, parts will be provided under warranty at no charge, but shipping to any offshore and/or international location will be the responsibility of the original purchaser. International and offshore end-users must contact Ewheels directly to initiate the warranty process.
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one (1) year from the date of the original purchase and to the extent permitted by law. Any and all implied warranties are excluded. This is the exclusive remedy. Liabilities for consequential damages under any and all warranties are excluded
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase for any reason, contact JHR Electric Transports LLC DBA EWheels on 888-305-0881 and speak with a Customer Service Representative. Please note you must start the Return Process within 14 Calendar Days after you receive the product. If it has gone beyond that period, we cannot accept a Return.
The product must be intact and have no form of damage, and a photo of the condition of the product on each side must be provided. If these prerequisites are met, we will authorize the Return. You are responsible for the all Product Shipping costs, as well as a 20% Restocking fee.
Once the product has been received back at our warehouse and has been inspected, we will issue a refund minus the Shipping and Restocking fees within 3-5 Business days.
Customer must have original packaging to start the return process.
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The REEF Escape electric tricycle Australia, gives you the freedom to ride safely again, with the Pedal Assist Mode to help you ride up hills easier, and longer distances faster. The power of the 250W electric motor will be there for you when you need it, so you can go longer distances faster!
Built with a PANASONIC Lithium Battery, we use Panasonic electrics for extra reliability, and longer lasting performance. The Escape electric trike comes with 6 Speed Shimano Gears, giving you the smoothest pedaling performance. LCD Battery Meter and PAS Control.
It’s perfect for adults who want to ride easy and enjoy the outdoors. Make errands enjoyable again with this comfortable ride and Extra Large Rear Basket with massive storage capacity.
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Motor: 250 Watt hub Battery: PANASONIC Lithium Battery 36Volts 10Ah Throttle: Thumb Throttle 6kmh PAS: Multi Level Pedal Assist Sensor 25kmh Display: LCD Screen Control Gears: 6 Speed Shimano Gears Brakes: Front V; Rear Hub Tyres: 24 Seat: Comfort Seat Charger: 240V Smart Charger Baskets: Large Rear and Front Basket Max Speed: 25km/h Max Range: 70km (Estimate Only Using PAS Mode Only ) Max Load: 150kgs Net Weight: 35kgs Size : 180cm long x 75cm wide Colour : Titanium Blue
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Raleigh Tristar iE Electric Trike Review Part 1 – Pictures Specs
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The Raleigh Tristar iE step thru trike is in for testing and review!
Comfortably cruising around the neighborhood with enough cargo capacity for running errands is what the Tristar iE is all about.
This eTrike features a 350 watt mid drive motor and a 48V 8.7ah lithium-ion battery with the option to add a second battery for double the range!
The Raleigh Tristar iE is priced at 2,599 USD.
In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications.
Part 2 of the Raleigh Tristar iE review will give you info on the ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this eTrike.
Alright, let’s take a closer look at the Raleigh Tristar iE!
The Raleigh Tristar iE is ready for cruising around the neighborhood and running errands.
The 21″ x 14.5″ x 8″ metal cargo basket on the back can carry a lot of cargo. This is handy for getting groceries, carrying a daily commuter bag, etc. On the left side there is a place where a flag can be attached for additional visibility out on the road.
The Raleigh 6061 aluminum step thru frame has been designed with relaxed geometry that makes it very comfortable to ride. The step thru design makes it very easy to get on and off this eTrike.
This is a closer look at the mid drive motor area with a gusset for reinforcement and solid looking aluminum welds.
The Tristar iE is a pretty unique eTrike because it features a mid drive motor which helps it climb steeper hills by leveraging the gears of the trike. This is a 350 watt Currie Electro-Drive motor that provides assist up to 12.5 mph is pedal assist level 1 and up to 15 mph in pedal assist levels 2, 3, and 4. Upright trikes generally have a lower speed to provide stability when cornering.
A stylish chain guard does a good job of keeping your pant legs clean and the pedals have a grippy rubber surface.
This is a Class 1 electric bike that is pedal assist only (no throttle) and provides assist up to 15 mph.
This is a view of the Sturmey Archer 3 speed internally geared rear hub that is mounted near the back of the Tristar iE. The main chain from the mid drive motor drives the cog on the left side (of this picture) of the internally geared rear hub and the cog just to the right transmits the leveraged gear back to the rear wheels axle.
This angle shows the chain from the Sturmey Archer 3 speed internally geared rear hub to the rear wheels axle. The right rear wheel of the trike provides the power while the left side spins freely.
Just above the drivetrain and below the cargo basket is where the 48V 8.7ah lithium-ion battery is located. Another unique feature of the Raleigh Tristar iE is the extra battery option for double the range! As you can see in this picture the stock Tristar iE comes equipped with all the battery connection hardware; just slide in the extra battery pack and go. The extra battery adds 499 to the 2,599 base price.
There is a handle on the back of the battery that drops down for battery removal after the battery has been unlocked with the supplied key. The battery weighs 7.3 pounds.
Here’s a look at the battery pack after it has been removed from the trike and the charger plugged in. The charger is about the size of a laptop charger and it takes 4 to 6 hours to fully charge the battery. The battery can be charged on or off the trike.
Let’s take a look at the handlebars of the Raleigh Tristar iE. They have a swept back and upright position for a comfortable ride style. The handlebar stem height can be varied to fit your riding preferences.
On the left side of the handlebar is the front brake lever and Currie Electro-Drive control pad. The button with spring on the brake lever is a brake lock button for keeping the trike in position when you park it. To lock the brakes, squeeze the brake lever, push the button, and then release the brake lever. To unlock the brakes squeeze the brake lever and release and the button will unlock.
The control pad varies the pedal assist with the or – buttons. The button below that cycles through the different information (speed, trip distance, odometer, range) on the display and the button to the right of that is the on/off button.
In the center of the handlebar is the LCD display that shows the current pedal assist level (there are 4 different levels), the current battery level, speed, trip distance, odometer, and estimated range. The estimated range is a cool feature because it will estimate your range remaining based on the current battery level and what pedal assist level you are in.
On the right side of the handlebars is the rear brake lever with the lock button and the Sturmey Archer 3 speed twist grip shifter.
On the front of the Raleigh Tristar iE is the 24″ wheel with steel fork and front steel fender.
A Promax V-brake is spec’ed on the front wheel.
The rear brake is a mechanical disc brake with 160 mm rotor that is attached to the Sturmey Archer 3 speed internally geared rear hub that then transmits the braking to the rear wheel via the chain and axle.
Here’s a look at the Innova 24″ x 1.95” front tire that has a good tread pattern for mostly road riding but it can also handle some off road conditions.
Slime tire sealant comes stock in all 3 wheels on the Raleigh Tristar iE. This is a very nice feature because the Slime sealant helps to prevent flats from thorns, glass, etc.
Here’s a look at the 20″ rear wheels with Innova tires (20″ x 1.95”) and steel fenders.
The rear steel fenders have built in reflectors for a clean look and additional visibility.
The Velo Comfort saddle has a wide profile with a center relief area for a comfortable ride.
Raleigh Tristar iE Electric Trike Specifications
Frame: 6061 custom butted aluminum frame with step thru design
Fork: Steel rigid fork
Motor: Currie Electro-Drive 350 watt mid-drive motor
Battery: 48V Lithium-ion, 8.7Ah, 417Wh. The battery weighs 7.3 pounds. Recharge Time: 4-6 hours. Optional additional 48 V 8.7 ah battery for 499.
Assist Options: 4 levels of pedal assist
Display: Large LCD display with information on: pedal assist level (4 different levels), battery level, speed, trip distance, overall odometer, and estimated range.
Drivetrain: Sturmey Archer 3 speed internally geared rear hub
Brakeset: Front v-brake and rear mechanical disc brake
Tires: Innova front 24″ x 1.95”, rear 20″ x 1.95”
Sizes: One size step thru frame
Accessories: 21″ x 14.5″ x 8″ steel cargo basket and steel fenders
Weight: 85 pounds. 77.7 pounds with the battery removed
Price: 2,599 USD at the time of this review
Here is a link to the specifications page of the Raleigh Tristar iE electric trike.
Now checkout part 2 of the Raleigh Tristar iE review with info on the ride characteristics, the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts!
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I won’t be even thinking about buying one of these trikes…….Too expensive for one…….Too slow………I can buy a Recumbent trike from Utah Trikes for 200.00 less and get a better deal!!
I agree. I am planning on a world tour in 2018. This type of an electric trike is out of the question, but à recumbent tadpole, even à folding tadpole is à possibility.
I think you miss who this is for. An older woman or man who just wants a little exercise and might need help pedaling while going to the neighborhood store would be the target market for this trike. I helped put an electric hub motor on the front of a trike for a man in his eighties so he could get out and pedal a little or as much as he wanted while going to the store. This trike helps older people keep riding and provides transportation if they no longer drive a car.
Good point – this trike is not designed for the younger crowd like the recumbents are. I have ridden this trike and If anything, I think the 12.5 mph may be on the high side for it’s expected audience. This is the first center drive e-trike I have seen and as such it is a market leader.
Just looks like an old fashioned bike with old gears tin mud guards not moved with the times but for the the up to date price tag
And when tournee continue to Europe, we have tricycles already waiting for tourist. https://www.jorviktricycles.com/tricycles/electric.html
Expense?? People mention this about e-bikes all the time. A 2000 bike isnt expensive if you have looked around at the offerings in the pedal only arena that go way beyond it. Look for some of that price to go down as battery technology improves even better than it already is. I’m sure Raleigh did its marketing research to find out there is a customer base already waiting for this product. The first few commenters obviously arent in that group.
Great write up Pete! This is a much needed addition to a bike segment that has been historically underserved. I think there are many that will really enjoy this bike!
im glad to see a purpose built trike that considers the needs of people that require just such a machine. about to undergo a hip replacement revision i will be looking at scaling back my cycling activity. my eyes are drawn to my road bike, two mtn bikes and city bike as i know my needs and ability change. i appreciate ebike reports interest in all facits of the industry and to Raleigh for putting a product to market that will bridge the gap for many.
Great review as usual, Pete. Raleigh Electric changed its website’s domain, however, and your links on this and Part 2 now get “Error 404” messages. The new site is: https://raleighelectric.com/electric-bikes/utility/tristar-ie-e-trike
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