A new machine to the Raleigh Ebike range for 2016/17, the Strada sees the Shimano Steps system being used to power this super slick commuter style bike. The Steps mid motor coupled with a 400W battery, will give a range of between 40 - 125kms depending on which of the 3 power settings is used. Add to this an 8 speed Alfine rear hub and Shimano Di2 electronic shifting and you start to get that "stealth bomber" feel to the ride. A button on the left to change power settings, and one on the right to change gear! I've ridden one - it is cool!
Add to this disc brakes on Shimano centrelock hubs and Schwalbe Energiser plus 700 x 40C tyres with reflective sidewalls, and you can see this is the way forward to get there quickly without breaking sweat.
We have one in Medium at Kielder Cycle Centre that has been tried a handful of times (not hired) which we are happy to let go for £1500!! If you want a little try come on down.