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Raleigh updates its Centros e-bikes with bigger batteries and smaller wheels


1 year 6 months ago

@janusz0 A battery is a very different to universal consumables like tyres.  It is specific to the bike and often quite bespoke, only the manufactuer of that bike can provide a replacement unless somebody takes the time to custom make a mass market replacement. 

If the bike ran out AA cells and Raliegh did not sell them I would not care, it's an universal standard.

You can't just pop to the LBS and get a replacement battery for a ebike.

1 year 6 months ago

I have 2.5 year old Raleigh Grand Centros with belt and hub gears and I've been quite happy with it. It's a shame that belt isn't an option any more - it has required zero maintenence. Due covid I didn't cycle as much as I thought, only 2000 miles so far.

1 year 6 months ago

@whtefram: I don't expect thst Raleigh offer replacement tyres or pedals either. Wouldn't you get spares from your LBS or online?

1 year 6 months ago

Raleigh don't offer battery replacements, Louis Rossman did a youtube video about it.

Pretty poor for a bike manufacturer to not offer replacement or repair. 

1 year 6 months ago

Let's not forget Raleigh actively advertises that fact they do not offer repair or replacement batteries.  A terrible stance to have and it's not the way a company should be operating.

See video:

Somebody from their PR also changed the wording on the website after this youtube video dropped.

Think very carefully about buying their bikes but they are not going to offer battery replacement or servicing.