The Focus Paralane2 9.7 ebike is another excellent road ebike and is great value with its full carbon frame and Ultegra running gear. Aimed at the road enthusiast looking for top performance the Focus Paralane2 9.7 road ebike is lightweight, agile and comfortable. It is powered by the Fazua Evation mid-drive electric drive system which provides extra support just when you need it. Keep up with your mates on the hills or head out on the road for longer rides. Either way it is a beautiful way to ride. Available in four sizes and two frame colours.
The Focus Paralane2 road ebikes have been developed for those who love road riding, love quality carbon bikes and want just a bit more oomph to keep up on longer rides or for those steeper hills. The carbon frame keeps your ebike lightweight and agile and, with the Focus-developed carbon seatpost, it will provide a gentler ride on the rougher roads.
The bike itself comes with excellent running gear for optimum performance and also benefits from Focus' innovative R.A.T thru-axle system that adds stability, better shifting performance and durability. It also makes the Paralane2 very versatile bike in terms of the terrain it can handle and tyre options.
The Paralane2 9.7 comes equipped with the highly regarded Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset. This offers a range of 11 gears and the 11-34T cassette will give you plenty of options for hill climbing and fast flats. Focus have paired this with the Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes so in all you get a high performing, versatile system.
Focus Paralane2 ebikes are powered by the compact and light Fazua Evation drive system. 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 it 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|
FAZUA evation, 60 Nm, 250 W
Type: Fazua 36V, 7Ah (250Wh)
Position: Internal (removable)
|Range||See above. 70km +|
FAZUA evation 1.0 remote
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
Carbon, disc, road boost 110x12 mm RAT through axle, RAT Evo Technology, flat mount 140 mm, internal brake cable routing
FSA Aluminium Arm, 50-34T
BBB Basic, Aluminium, drop: 125 mm, reach: 70mm
BBB Basic, aluminium, 31.8mm, +/- 7 degree
Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-34T
Shimano Ultegra R8020
Shimano Ultegra R8000
DT Swiss RR521 SPLINE DB, 32mm height w/ DT Swiss 370 boost hub
Front: 50/34, rear: 11-34
Vittoria Rubino TLR, 700 x 28C, Folding
Shimano Ultegra R8020 hydraulic disc, 160 / 160 mm
BBB CPX Plus, Carbon, 27,2mm, 350mm, set-back: 20mm
* See the Focus website here for full specifications
The Orbea Gain F20 is the top of the range model of the street-style flatbar road ebikes. Very light at just over 14kg this sweet little machine comes wth the excellent Shimano 105 11-speed gearing and hydraulic disc brakes. It is agile to ride, very stylish and with the cleverly integrated electric drive system it is hard to tell that it is even an electric bike. For a full overview of the Orbea Gain range see here>>.
Sizes and colours in stock only on sale. Orbea Gain test rides available by appointment - book here.
The Orbea Gain flatbar road e-bikes are perfect for those who want a lightweight, stylish, minimalist ebike for getting around town. At just over 14kg the Orbea Gain F30 model is a zippy, nimble ride. It comes with urban-oriented 8-speed gearing and hydraulic disc brakes With the cleverly integrated electric drive system it is hard to tell that this stylish bike is even an electric bike. For a full overview of the Orbea Gain range see here>>.
Orbea Gain test rides available by appointment - book here and choose 'e-road test ride experience. Select sizes and colours available in stock and custom orders also available.
The Cannondale Synapse Neo 2 is a top quality road bike that happens to have some extra electric assist oomph. Its endurance geometry and set up is comfortable for long distance riding and with this very efficient Bosch mid-drive system and 500Wh battery it has been clocked achieving 200km range. It comes with the top Shimano 105 drive train and Ultegra rear derailleur and the carbon seatpost adds a great touch for extra ride comfort. A top road ebike for someone looking to go further.