Combining the best aspects from road and mountain bikes, the Alysa i8 offers up-right comfort with a wide range of speeds. Featuring an internally geared Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub for clean shifting, maintenance-free riding, the Alysa i8 is ideal for commuting, family riding, urban pedaling and daily fitness maintenance. New for 2014, the bike features a women's-specific, custom alloy frame and a carbon fork for a lighter, smoother ride. The graphics and colors for the Alysa’s were created by a woman and selected by our female feedback panel. Today, these bikes represent a new level of women’s feedback, influence, and enthusiasm for the Raleigh brand.
Size Guide: Alysa Series
|Seat Tube Length **||450.0mm||480.0mm||510.0mm||540.0mm|
|Top Tube Length *||520.0mm||535.0mm||555.0mm||575.0mm|
|Head Tube Length||135.0mm||155.0mm||185.0mm||210.0mm|
|Chain Stay Length||435.0mm||435.0mm||435.0mm||435.0mm|
|Seat Post Length||300.0mm||300.0mm||300.0mm||300.0mm|
* Measured Horizontally** Measured from Center
Technology: 2014 Cadent & Alysa series
Fast, Comfortable, and Versatile
All 2014 Cadent and Alysa frames received updated geometries for a better fit and feel. One of the highlights is the slackened seat angle. This shifts the rider’s center of gravity back and takes some weight off the handlebars. The result: reduced strain on wrists, elbows, neck and lower back. We know that all parts on a bike are interconnected, this is why we switched to a 27.2mm seatpost and a new ergonomic grip. The smaller diameter post is both lighter and more compliant, and our new ergonomically shaped grip is a perfect match for your hands. These three seemingly small details all add up to make your rides more comfortable and more enjoyable.
Internally Geared Hubs
Simplicity, low-maintenance and reliability are all things that represent Shimano’s internally geared hubs. Shifting is silent, instant, and precise. With these internally geared hubs, there is no cross chaining, no missed shifts and no dropped chains. Instant shifting comes natural to internally geared hubs; you can even change gears without moving the pedals. Low cost replacement parts, care free maintenance and less hassle are a great combination on a bike used every day for commuting. If you just want to be able to grab a bike and go without having to worry about tuning the gears before every ride, Cadent and Alysa won’t let you down.
"But I Won't Have Enough Gears!"
The biggest misconception is that internally geared hubs have nowhere near the same bandwidth as a traditionally geared 3x9 drivetrain.This is where our love for data comes to the rescue. We created gear inches graphs to compare internally geared hubs against traditional drive trains.The 11 gears of Alfine i11 covers 24 of the traditional 27 speeds. If the gears aren’t working for you it’s easy to customize the gear ratios to your specific needs. Whether its up, down or flat, Shimano’s internally geared hubs will work for you.
|Sizes||49cm 52cm 54cm 56cm|
|Frame||AL-6061 Hydroformed, Butted Tubing, Women's RE2P Geometry|
|Fork||Alloy Road w/Alloy Steerer|
|Headset||FSA 1-1/8" Intergrated|
|Cranks||Single Speed 42t w/Alloy Guard|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed Cartridge|
|Shifter||Shimano SL-8S30 Nexus Revo Twist 8spd|
|Brakes||Tektro Alloy Mini V-Brake|
|Brake Levers||Promax Alloy Linear Pull|
|Front Hub||Shimano Alivio QR 32h|
|Rear Hub||Shimano Nexus Internal 8spd 32h|
|Spokes||14g Stainless Steel|
|Rims||Weinmann DA17 Double Wall|
|Tires||Schwalbe Road Cruiser w/ Kevlar Guard 700x32c|
|Handlebar||Raleigh 200 Series FlatTop 600mm, 31.8|
|Stem||Raleigh 200 Series, 3D Forged, 31.8|
|Seatpost||Raleigh 100 Series 27.2x300mm|
|Seat||Raleigh Women's Road Series|
|Note||Specifications Subject to Change|