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Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail eMTB

Kinesis releases FAZUA powered E-Trail hardtail for 2020

Just as we recover from Eurobike, we head to another bike show at the NEC where Kinesis bikes will be launching the new Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail eMTB with FAZUA motor.

The NEC Cycle Show begins later this week, but so soon after Eurobike you might think it impossible there couldn’t be more new ebike launches. But there is! Frame maker Kinesis will release a new model at the Cycle Show, the brand’s first eBike and it’s different to what we have previously seen.

The Kinesis Rise E-Trail, is an aluminum hardtail eMTB with built-in FAZUA motor and battery system. The FAZUA system is unique in the e-MTB world because it offers very little pedaling resistance and is completely removable. This would mean that the Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail can be ridden and races as an e-Bike, or as a standard mechanical bike. A true 2 bikes in one solution.

kinesis rise e-trail hardtail

Kinesis has 2 full bike options of the Rise E-Trail planned starting with a £3200 Shimano SLX equipped bike, rising to £3500 for a SRAM GX Eagle model.

Both builds will be outfitted with 29in wheels with ebike specific rims and hubs, and wide 2.6in tires for a boost in traction, and comfort on rough surfaces. EBike specific X-Fusion E-Slide forks with 34mm legs, 44mm offset and 130mm of travel will be fitted to each bike too, along with an X-Fusion Manic dropper post.

kinesis rise e-trail hardtail

The images and the amount of travel of the bike seem to suggest an eMTB for cross country riding and racing, but the specification and geometry tell a story of a much burlier bike aimed at the aggressive side of the market.

Kinesis has fitted Maxxis DHF front tires, dropper post travel is from 150-170mm and the frames themselves are properly long, low and slack, with enough standover available so riders can even size up to the XL frame and have enough space to throw the Rise around.

kinesis rise e-trail hardtail

Kinesis is labeling each size of the Rise E-Trail hardtail as L1, L2, L3, and L4 rather than S,M,L,XL. According to the specifications on the Kinesis UK website, the length of the FAUZUA hardtail starts at 436.6mm stretching all the way to 510mm.

KINESIS RISE SIZEL1L2L3L4
REACH (mm)436.6461485.2510
SEAT TUBE (mm)400415440465
HEAD TUBE ANGLE (°)66.766.766.766.7
EFFECTIVE SEAT TUBE ANGLE (°)75.575.575.575.5
BB DROP (mm)55555555
CHAINSTAY (mm)445445445445
HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm)120120125140
STACK (mm)634.4634639653
DROPPER POST LENGTH (mm)150170170170

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