Welcome to the Focus Paralane2 road e-bikes

Focus Paralane2 Electric Road Bikes @ Electric Bikes Brisbane

This year the electric road bikes are making an impressive entrance into the Australian market. After much success and hype with its Project Y, Focus have brought its 2019 Paralane2 range of electric bikes to our shores.

The Focus Paralane 2 road ebike combines the advantages of a racing bike with the technology and extra oomph of e-bikes. 

Billed as an ‘endurance’ road bike it is lightweight and agile thanks to its carbon frame, seatpost and forks, and the Fazua Evation mid-drive electric drive system will give you the extra support just when you need it.

Project Y delivers

The 2019 Focus Paralane2 was borne out of the famous Focus Project Y which won the Gold Award at Eurobike in 2017. 

Using the results from the development of the Focus Sam2 electric mountain bike the engineers at Focus wanted to combine the advantages of a road bike with the perks of an e-bike. The Paralane2 is the result.

Design philosophy – Support when you need it

Focus Paralane2 road ebikes @ Electric Bikes Brisbane

Road riders love to ride and they (mostly) love the physical exertion of road riding. Focus acknowledge this in the design of the Paralane2 and the result is an electric motor that is intended for occasional support, when needed, rather than a permanent assistance.

As a rider this means you can lessen the pain of a big climb, or big headwinds, and when you really want to go for it then you will appreciate the absence of any noticeable drag or resistance from the motor when riding without support.

The Fazua evation motor provides rated power of 250 W and maximum power of 400 W up to speeds of 25 km/h. Together, the motor and battery is just 3.3kg so nice and light for an ebike system. What is great about it though is it has maximum torque of 60Nm which, in a mid-drive system, provides decent extra oomph when things start to get steep.

 

The Road Boost Axle Standard – another design benefit

An offshoot of the design and engineering process of the eRoad concept development is the development of a new road standard. The inclusion of a motor in the traditional road bicycle set up required a rethink of the existing standards around wheel / drive train / bottom bracket performance. Focus worked with the engineers at DT Swiss to develop a new standard known as the Road Boost Axle Standard. 

The Road Boost Axle Standard of 12×148 mm rear-spacing and 110mm wide boost axle in the front (to replace the standard 12×100 mm axle) provides the bike with a better chain line and allow for a quieter, more efficient and durable ride.

It also offers maximum tyre clearance of up to 35 mm which gives you the freedom to ride on any type of surface – whether asphalt or gravel tracks.

Focus Paralane2 electric road bikes @ Electric Bikes Brisbane

 

Focus Paralane2 e-Bikes – Four Carbon Models

The Focus Paralane2 ebike is offered in four models, all with the same carbon frame that includes the road boost standard and internal brake and gear cable routing for a sleek clean look. Focus also offers the Paralane2 frame with mounts for mudguards and the bikes are delivered with mudguards in the box if you want to mount them.

The carbon frame is available in four sizes from S (51cm) to XL (60cm) and there are different colour options depending on the model you prefer.

As well as having the same frame, all models feature the same electric drive system, carbon seatpost and carbon forks. However where the models differ is on drivetrain, wheels, brakes and handlebar. Obviously, the higher the spec, the higher the price.

Focus Paralane2 9.9 road ebike – top of the range

Focus Paralane2 9.9 carbon road ebike

Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace R9120 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm

Drivetrain: Shimano Dura Ace Di2

Wheels: DT Swiss ERC 1450 DB

Handlebar: Easton EC90 Aero, Carbon

Price: $13,999

See full specifications here>>.

 

Focus Paralane2 9.8 road ebike – with Ultegra Di2

Focus Paralane2 9.8 carbon road ebike

Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8020 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm

Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra Di2

Wheels: DT Swiss RR521 SPLINE DB

Handlebar: BBB Deluxe Aluminium

Price: $10,499

See full specifications here>>.

 

Focus Paralane2 9.7 road ebike – with standard Ultegra

Focus Paralane2 9.7 carbon road ebike

Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8020 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm

Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra

Wheels: DT Swiss RR521 SPLINE DB

Handlebar: BBB Deluxe Aluminium

Price: $8,999

See full specifications here>>.

 

Focus Paralane2 9.6 road ebike – with Shimano 105

Focus Paralane2 9.6 carbon road ebike

Brakes: Shimano 105 R7020 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm

Drivetrain: Shimano 105

Wheels: DT Swiss RR521 SPLINE DB

Handlebar: BBB Deluxe Aluminium

Price: $7,999

See full specifications here>>.

 

How can I get one?

The first of the Focus Paralane2 ebikes have landed, with more stock arriving over the next 4 weeks. We expect that the full range of models, colours and sizes will have arrived by mid-April.

Don’t wait though. We have a demo Paralane2 9.6 in store ready to try out now.

Contact us via email here or call on 1300 553 110 for more information or to order.




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