The Focus Paralane2 9.8 road ebike is the top-of-the-range model in the Focus Paralane2 road ebike family. The lightest in the range, its carbon frame and forks offer a great ride and the Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and braking system with Focus' pioneering road boost standards is top notch. The Paralane2 ebike range combines the advantages and technology of a performance racing bike with some extra oomph when you want it courtesy of the sophisticated Fazua Evation mid-drive electric drive system.
The Focus Paralane2 road ebikes have been developed for those who love road riding and want the flexibility to do short fun rides, like the Brisbane river loop, to longer distance epics and rougher back roads. It is a superb road bike in its own right with a full carbon frame that keeps your ebike lightweight and agile and to adsorb 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 9.8 ebike comes equipped with the impressive electronic Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain. This is a slick, hard wearing shift system favoured by those who want close to top-of-the-range shifting performance. Focus have paired this with the Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes which offer excellent braking performance in both wet and dry.
Focus Paralance2 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|
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
BBB Basic, Aluminium, drop: 125 mm, reach: 70mm
BBB Deluxe, aluminium, 31.8mm, +/- 7 degree
Shimano Ultegra R8000
Shimano Ultegra R8070, Di2
Shimano Ultegra R8050, Di2
DT Swiss RR521 SPLINE DB, 32mm height w/ DT Swiss 370 boost hub
Front: 52/36, rear: 11-34
Continental GP4000S II, 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.