Raleigh gives its Mustang adventure platform the electric treatment

Raleigh has followed the introduction of the Mustang in 2015 with an MY18 electric build that adds the assistance of a Shimano Steps E6000 drive.

Designed for the weekend adventurer, the original Mustang remains in the range, but now benefits from 125 kilometres of tailwind courtesy of a semi-integrated lithium-ion 400Wh battery.

The e-Mustang features a new Kinesis alloy frame, which coupled with light-weight carbon blade forks looks to offer customers a fast and agile ride. To cope with the road, track and trail, the e-Mustang carries 650B gravel-ready wheels and tyres enabling customers to make steady progress off the tarmac.

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The standard Mustang sticks with its tried and tested adventure road geometry, utlising a long wheel base and relaxed head angle to offer stability and comfort. The gravel-specific carbon blades coupled with a tapered alloy steerer help smooth the gravel and road chatter and give precise handling and decent tyre clearance.

The Raleigh Mustang range comes in three levels, all featuring aluminium 6061 double-butted alloy frames, and new for the 2018 range, the 700c x 36c tyres have a wide footprint giving great grip on lots of terrain types.

The Mustang Sport features the Shimano Claris groupset coupled with the FSA Adventure chainset with low gears to help riders hit the hills off-road.

The Mustang Elite brings the SRAM Apex 1 gears coupled with a single chain ring for the ultimate in simplicity. The powerful Spyre disc brakes make stopping sure and smooth.

The Mustang Comp also features the SRAM Apex 1 gears, but is coupled with the SRAM HRD shift lever that integrates the hydraulic braking system with the double tap 11-speed shifter to make braking secure and shifting accurate.

The Mustang Comp Electric is available to order for trade customers for distribution this month. Dealers can make contact here.