All the speed and comfort you expect from the Raleigh Alysa...simplified. The Alysa i8 boasts a lightweight, women's-specific, butted-aluminum frame that's fast and nimble—perfect for Sunday afternoons along the greenbelt and your Monday morning commute. The large diameter 700c wheels roll fast and smooth on the road. An 8-speed Shimano Nexus internally-geared hub offers the range of a traditional drivetrain with unmatched simplicity and low maintenance, so you can ride through a variety of conditions with complete confidence. Powerful Tektro linear-pull brakes offer excellent control on the ride back down, and a great selection of Raleigh components and a plush, supportive seat, mean that you'll never lack comfort as you cruise through your neighborhood.
Internal hub gearing is a gearing system built into the rear wheel hub. It allows you to shift at any time, even when not pedaling, like at a stop sign. Because the majority of parts are housed within the hub, the gearing mechanism is protected from weather and grime, and therefore requires almost no maintenance. Plus, with less external parts than a derailleur system, you’ll get consistently smooth, reliable shifts.
|Frame||Raleigh butted-aluminum, Women's-specific geometry|
|Fork||Carbon w/aluminum steerer|
|Rims/Wheels||Weinmann Momentum SL Double|
|Hubs||Front: Shimano Alivio; Rear: Shimano Nexus 8-speed|
|Tires||Kenda Kwick Tendril, 700 x 32C|
|Crankset||Aluminum w/Gates Center Track ring|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 20T|
|Shifters||Shimano Nexus Revo Twist|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Nexus|
|Brakes||Tektro RX5 mini linear pull|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Shadow Women's w/silver scuff guards|