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Raleigh Captus Crossbar / Step Through 2016 Bosch

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Who is this bike suitable for?

Offered in both Low Step and Cross Bar variants the Raleigh Captus eBike is the younger brother to the Motus to complement the Raleigh electric bike range for 2016. This bike is ideal for those looking for a Commuting / Trekking / Hybrid eBike. ​Raleigh UK has joined forces with the renowned Bosch eBike system to create the ultimate high quality electric bike at a price that has to be taken seriously here in the UK for 2016. Available from the South’s Premier Raleigh eBike dealer.

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New Features

The Raleigh Captus is a new model for 2016. Its finished with good components and uses the latest Bosch Active electric bike system. 

The Captus comes equipped with everything useful to the everyday cyclist including: Full length mudguards, side stand, chain guard & rear wheel lock.

Raleigh have opted for the Shimano 9 speed gear system on the Captus, utilizing a 9 speed trigger shifter on the bars for easy gear changing and a Shimano Altus rear derailleur to ensure smooth shifting under pressure when assisted. The brakes are lightweight alloy cable operated V brakes.

The 2015 Captus eBike fetaures Shimano 9 speed

This bike is designed to be comfortable for the rider, new features ensure the correct position is attained comfortably on the bike, these features include a comfort Selle Bassano gel saddle, comfort handlebar grips with new ergonomic design to support your hands and take pressure off the upper arm. 

Puncture Resistant Tyres on the Raleigh Captus

The Raleigh Captus also has an adjustable stem so the rider can adjust the position of the front end to make sure its perfect for the ride ahead.

Also to complement the comfort is the Suntour front suspension forks with an in built lockout so the rider can conserve energy when climbing or on less bumpy roads. 

When unlocked these forks can absorb the road or bumpy surfaces taking the shocks away from the rider up front.

The Captus uses a strong alloy double wall rim laced with 36 spokes onto lightweight alloy hubs. 

They are wrapped with Schwalbe puncture resistant tyres, which are designed specifically with eBikes in mind. They are fast rolling but also cater for the odd bridleway and cycle path as well as tarmac. 

Looking for an affordable European Bosch eBike? The Raleigh Captus ticks all the boxes for the everyday cyclist. Looking to go further? Check out its older brother, the Raleigh Motus, with larger 400Wh battery pack, hydraulic brakes, suspension seatpost and 10 speed gear system.

Raleigh Captus now with Bosch Active Line

Bosch Active Line System

The new Raleigh Captus 2016 eBikes also feature the latest Bosch Active crank drive motor, so you can be sure it's fitted with the latest kit and setup for optimum performance. 

This system outputs 48Nm of torque & peaks at 500w! It certainly packs a punch, it also offers up to 225% assistance on turbo mode, while Eco mode offers a more subtle 50% assistance. There are 4 levels of assistance and remember you can always turn it off completely and ride it as a normal bike! This machine rolls just the same as a normal cycle.

In fact the quality in the design, geometry & build make it a true performer! The Raleigh Captus eBike features the Bosch 300Wh PowerPack Battery neatly mounted on the frame.

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Whats included?

This bike comes fully set-up by our workshop technicians. You can be sure that every aspect of the eBike has been dialled in for optimum performance. All our electric bikes arrive with a user manual, keys, charger & free follow up service within 3 months.

Aftersales Support on the Raleigh Captus eBike

Our electric bikes also include a 5yr warranty on the frame, 2yr warranty on all the electrics & 1yr warranty on the components. In the event of a problem, we handle all warranty claims in-house. We can also offer worldwide support for customers further afield using a laptop or PC connected to the internet, combined with our diagnostic equipment.

E-bikeshop is a UK Bosch Electric Bike Service Center and our in house workshop is now exclusively reserved for our own eBike customers. We also have parts / spares to hand should they be required.

*Range is dependant on many factors inc rider weight, wind, hills, terrain etc. For a better estimate, please use our range calculator. 

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General Bike Specifications


Alloy 6061 Cross Bar Frame


Suntour Nex suspension fork 63mm travel


Alloy V-Brakes


Shimano Altus 9-Speed Shifter with Display

Rear Mech

Shimano Altus 9-Speed Derailleur


Shimano 9-Speed Cassette 11-34t


Shimano 9-Speed Chain


Rodi Double wall rims alloy hub 36spoke


Schwalbe Energizer Life 700x38c Puncture Resistant Tyres


Alloy Seatpost 27.2mm


Selle Bassano Volare M3 Comfort Zone Plus

Luggage Carrier

Low Step Only (Holds Battery)


SKS Full length Mudguard set


Alloy Fold Away Kick Stand


21.2 KG

Electric Bike Specifications


Bosch Lithium Ionen 36 Volt, 300 Wh, with BMS Management


Bosch Intuvia Multifunctional Display with Push Assistance


Bosch Active 36 Volt, 250 Watt. 50 - 225% Assist, 48Nm


25-90 miles of power assisted range, depending on terrain

Further Information


The most frequently asked questions on this eBike -

The below questions relate to this bike. You can find a full F.A.Q on eBike & website questions by clicking here.

What sizes is this bike available in?
The Raleigh Captus is available in 2 variants, the Crossbar & Step Through. These are a one size fits all, with adjustable stem and seatpost. Its super adjustable for different sized riders.

Is this bike in stock now?
The stock status is shown at the top of this page next to the price. If the stock level is shown as 'Pre-Order' this means it is a new model arriving soon, you can see a better date at the top of each bike description, it is highlighted in a grey box. You can order a bike for pre-order. Once the checkout has been completed we will take a small deposit, then settle the balance when the bike becomes available. 

Are there any colour options?
Raleigh Captus bike is in stock in the colour shown. We can also special order Blue.

Where is this bike made?

Can I try the bike before I buy?
Yes of course, you can visit, we can talk you through your riding style and requirements and offer expert advice as to which model to select. We will be able to advise particular eBikes and talk them through in more detail. We also give you the opportunity to ride crank drive bikes so you can get a feel for them prior to purchase. 

At e-bikeshop we work by appointment only, so we can talk to each customer on an individual basis to give the best advice possible. If you like the bike, you have the option to take it away there and then with any accessories selected fitted and a full fitting session on the bike itself. We ask you to go for a short ride on the bike to make sure you are happy with the setup and also able to answer any operational questions you may have. 

If you can't find the answer you are looking for, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Remember you can find a full F.A.Q on general electric bike & website questions by clicking here.

The following links will open PDF files in a new tab -


Bosch eBike System Overview - Bosch eBike Active Line System Product Brochure

Bosch eBike Manual - Bosch eBike Active User Manual

Raleigh Generic Cycle Owner's Manual - Raleigh Owner's Guide

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The above values are best estimates, Final pricing will be confirmed on the V12 Retail Finance application. The UK Electric Bike Company Ltd is registered in England and Wales 08775019. Registered office: 12 Borelli Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7NU. The UK Electric Bike Company Ltd acts as a credit broker and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. The UK Electric Bike Company Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our firm reference number is 659966. Credit provided subject to age and status.