The Focus Paralane2 9.5 road ebike is excellent value for a carbon road ebike with Shimano 105 group and brake set. DT Swiss wheels combined with the carbon frame and Focus' pioneering road boost standards offer a comfortable and very stable ride so you can push your limits when you want to. With the assistance of the sophisticated Fazua Evation mid-drive electric drive system you will enjoy those big hills and longer rides. The Paralane2 9.5 ebike is a great choice for those who want the top level performance that comes with a carbon frame at a great price. Available in two colours and four sizes.
If you love you road riding and have been finding keeping up or longer rides a drain then the Focus Paralane2 road ebikes are for you. Superb road bikes in their own right the full carbon frame keeps your ebike lightweight and agile and absorbs road shock on the rougher roads.
The bike itself is equipped with top-end running gear for optimum performance and also benefits from Focus' innovative R.A.T thru-axle system. This adds stability, better shifting performance and durability. With the ability to put tyres on up to 35mm wide the Paralane2 becomes a versatile bike in terms of the terrain it can handle.
The Paralane2 9.5 ebike comes equipped with the highly regarded Shimano 105 drivetrain. This offers 11 gears with quick and reliable shifting and is paired with the Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes for excellent braking performance in wet and dry.
Focus Paralane2 ebikes are powered by the Fazua Evation mid-drive system, the lightest and most compact on the market. This is a mid-drive system that offers up to 60Nm torque and Focus have developed their carbon frames to completely integrate the battery, while allowing the motor and battery to be easily removed if required. Power control is provided via a bluetooth-ready Fazua remote that is mounted near your grips and offers three level of power - breeze, river and rocket, plus the option to ride with power off.
The battery is 250Wh and there is much debate about how much range this provides! The philosophy behind the Paralane2 development is to provide support at the right moment and the bike itself has been developed so it is lightweight and easy to ride without power. This means that the range you will get from your battery is totally dependent on the terrain and riding conditions and the amount of support that you need. Various reviews and tests have clocked the battery range from 70km for a very hilly, windy ride to up to 1,000km for easy, flat long distance riding.
|System||Fazua evation mid-drive|
|Motor||FAZUA evation, 60 Nm, 250 W|
Type: Fazua 36V, 7Ah (250Wh)
Position: Internal (removable)
|Range||See above. 70km +|
|Display||FAZUA evation 1.0 remote|
|Frame||Carbon SL E-Road, disc, road boost 148x12 mm through axle, RAT Evo technology, flat mount 140 mm, internal brake & gear cable routing|
|Sizes||S (51cm), M (54cm), L (57cm), XL (60cm)
See Geometry below
|Fork||Carbon, disc, road boost 110x12 mm RAT through axle, RAT Evo Technology, flat mount 140 mm, internal brake cable routing|
|Handlebar||BBB Basic, Aluminium, drop: 125 mm, reach: 70mm|
|Stem||BBB Basic, aluminium, 31.8mm, +/- 7 degree|
|Sprocket||Shimano 105 R7000|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 R7025|
|Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000|
|Wheelset||DT Swiss RR521 SPLINE DB, 32mm height w/ DT Swiss 370 boost hub|
|Gear Ratio||Front: 50/34, rear: 11-34|
|Tyres||Vittorio Rubino TLR, 700 x 28C, Folding|
|Brakes||Shimano 105 R7025 hydraulic disc, 160 / 160 mm|
|Seatpost||BBB CPX Plus, Carbon, 27,2mm, 350mm, set-back: 20mm|
* See the Focus website here for full specifications
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