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 Vibe H30 ebike is the naked crossbar model in Orbea's new Vibe range, designed especially for urban riding. It is sleek, nimble, incredibly light and is so beautifully designed it is hard to tell it is an ebike. The smooth, strong power of the X35 Plus motor with fully integrated battery provides heaps of range and the Shimano Deore 10-speed gearing with Magura MT30 hydraulic disc brakes make riding everywhere very natural and easy.
Every detail has been thought through on the Vibe H30 from the integrated daylight running front and tail light to carbon forks to the wider and more comfortable 45C tires to the attractive and discreet power control centre located on the handlebar. An ebike for urban freedom.
The Orbea Vibe Mid H30 ebike is the naked 'mid bar' model in Orbea's new Vibe range. The Vibe is designed especially for urban riding and the 'mid' bar offers more clearance from the top tube. It is sleek, nimble, incredibly light and is so beautifully designed it is hard to tell it is an ebike! The smooth, strong power of the X35 Plus motor with fully integrated battery provides heaps of range and the Shimano Deore 10-speed gearing with Magura MT30 hydraulic disc brakes make riding everywhere very natural and easy.
The new Vibe features superb detailing with an emphasis on integration. Every detail has been thought through. From the integrated daylight running front and tail light to carbon forks to the wider and more comfortable 45C tires to the attractive and discreet power control centre located on the handlebar. An ebike for the progressive sophisticate looking for urban freedom.
The Orbea Gain D40 road ebike is the most affordable model in the Orbea Gain road range and is a lovely looking, discreet ebike. The D40 is based on the lightweight alloy Gain platform and comes with a carbon fork, 10-speed drive train and hydraulic disc brakes.
It also has an integrated daylight running light and a tail light that is powered by the battery, a first for a road ebike. At just under 14kg the motor gives just enough oomph when you need it while still providing a ride that gives you all the things you love about road riding.