Raleigh Eva 2

79/100
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Users (27 ratings)
92
Experts (0 reviews)
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

12 reasons to buy

  • Female-specific touches include a wider saddle and smaller grips for increased comfort.
  • Owners said that gear-shifting with Shimano Altus was buttery smooth.
  • Packaging quality was commended by some reviewers.
  • The general consensus was that the Eva presented as a good value package.
  • Most owners found assembly to be simple, rarely taking more an hour.
  • One owner felt the Eva was an ideal introduction to easy trails.
  • Riders reported that comfort persisted on long rides.
  • A couple of reviewers said this rig was goood lookin’.
  • Larger 27.5” wheels rolled over obstacles easier than previous 26” models.
  • The Eva 2.0 was light enough for owners to lift into a car without help.
  • Front fork suspension enabled riders to conquer a wider range of terrain.
  • The durability of the aluminum frame was lauded.

5 reasons not to buy

  • One buyer of a new model did not receive pedals.
  • An expert said the Eva came with ‘practice pedals’ and suggested replacement.
  • An expert felt that the front shock was overkill for commuting.
  • Some owners felt that the stock saddle was excessively firm.
  • One buyer’s used model was missing a brake lever and sported several gouges.

Bottom line

The Eva 2.0 is an affordable entry-level woman’s bike with simple, reliable components. The front suspension allows owners to take a rougher path on a daily commute or to easily toddle along crunchy dirt roads. Experts warn that it is not equipped for serious mountain bike trails. It is, as one owner put it, ‘a step above an average department store bike’. Raleigh has paid attention to the needs of female riders by equipping the Eva with a wider saddle and smaller grips.

Expert Reviews

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Honest Reviews by Christina

Video Review: Raleigh Eva 2 Bike for Women

Level 1 expert

Overall, this is a good bike for the price you pay.

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MidWest Biker

Raleigh Eva 2 – Unboxing, Review, Build | Cheap MTB for Women

Level 2 expert

I wouldn’t take it on a bunch of mountains. I’m gonna call this ‘a mountain-style women’s commuter’. No disc brakes, everything’s manual. It’s just a ‘plain-Jane’, entry-level bicycle.

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User Ratings

92/100 based on 27 ratings
  • 5 star
    78%
  • 4 star
    15%
  • 3 star
    4%
  • 2 star
    4%
  • 1 star
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Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
Raleigh Eva 2
79
Average All Bikes
74
Average Raleigh Bike
72
Average Commuter - City Bike
72