New foldable Raleigh Modum ebike can carry heavy loads – including your dog

Modum has foldable handlebars, compact frame and space for a dog seat

Woman pushing Raleigh Modum electric bike along street.

Raleigh has released the Modum electric bike, said to be an alternative to bulky cargo bikes, that can carry a dog in a seat on the rear rack.

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The brand says the Modum’s foldable handlebars, 20-inch wheels and one-size-fits-all 40cm frame help it fit on public transport and into narrow spaces, such as hallways.

The Raleigh Modum costs £3,399 and is available in blue and green from June.

Spacious rear rack

Despite its small size, the Modum electric cargo bike retains practicality through a sturdy and spacious rear rack, according to Raleigh.

The rack uses the same MIK mounting system as the Raleigh Motus Tour electric bike. The system enables you to click other MIK-compatible accessories.

Bosch motor

Bosch motor on Raleigh Modum electric cargo bike
The Bosch electric bike motor is a mid-drive system.

The brand says the Modum is the first Raleigh to be fitted with the Bosch BES3 Performance Line electric bike motor.

The Modum’s 500Wh battery is housed in the down tube and has a claimed range of 100 miles. This will suffice for a week of commuting or a weekend of exploring, according to Raleigh.

Raleigh says the battery will charge in five hours.

Commuter accessories

Raleigh Modum electric cargo bike
Lights, mudguards and a kickstand are included.

Additional commuter bike accessories include integrated front and rear lights, an alloy kickstand and SKS mudguards.

Raleigh has specced the Modum with five-speed Shimano Nexus hub gearing and Shimano MT200 disc brakes.

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The Selle Royal Vivo Ergo saddle sits atop a dropper seatpost. Unlike on mountain bikes, on electric cargo bikes this feature is designed to make it easier to maintain stability when putting a foot down, for example at traffic lights.