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Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail

Kinesis Rise E-Trail First Look

We see the new FAZUA ebike at the Cycle Show UK

Today we headed to Birmingham’s NEC to attend the Cycle Show to get a first look at the new Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail with Fazua motor.

This week we learned of a new hardtail ebike from Kinesis. Called the Rise E-Trail, this new bike sports one of the most striking paint jobs of 2020 and a lightweight motor and battery system that can be removed to convert this ebike to a mechanical hardtail.

Kinesis had the Rise E-Trail on their booth at the Cycle Show UK today where we got a good look at this aggressive hardtail and spoke about the possibility of more Kinesis ebikes in the future.

Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail
Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail

The bike on display was a prototype, and we were informed that the final bikes wouldn’t use conventional sizing labels but instead be named L1, L2, L3 etc, so ignore the M badge on this bike. We were also told that while this bike wasn’t painted at the factory, final bikes will come with the same eye-catching metallic blue paintwork.

Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail
Interesting paint.

During the prototype phase of the Rise E-Trail, Kinesis decided on the Fazua motor and battery system over rivals due to the low-weight and low drag the motor offers. Riding a Fazua bike isn’t the same as other mid-drive bikes as the motor peaks at 60Nm and the power curve is very gradual for a natural feeling. Think of the Fazua as a gentle push along rather than a turbo boost.

Kinesis Rise E-Trail hardtail
Power button on the top tube.

The compact motor and battery live in the downtube of the aluminum Rise E-Trail, and can be removed and the bike ridden without. Kinesis says that it will offer additional battery packs for the bike too and they will be competitively priced so that riders can carry a spare with them for longer rides.

Geometry

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

Kinesis has already started to accept pre-orders for the Rise E-Trail and plans on delivering bikes early next year. We can also expect to see other Fazua bikes from Kinesis in the future, and although the reps wouldn’t reveal what they were we can guess a full-suspension Kinesis ebike and cyclocross ebike could be on the cards.

£3500 Kinesis Rise E-Trail GX

COLOURGalactic Blue
FRAMEKinesis Rise Trail HT
FORKX-Fusion E-Slide 34 130mm travel 44mm offset
SHIFT LEVERSSram GXE 12
REAR MECHSram GXE 12
BRAKESTRP Slate T4 180mm
CASSETTESram GX Eagle 12 10-50t
CRANK SETFSA 165mm Alloy E-Crank
FRONT HUBSector 9E E-Specific – 32h – 15x110mm
REAR HUBSector 9E E-Specific – 32h – 148x12mm
RIMSSector 9E E-Specific WT 35mm internal Rim
TYREMaxxis DHF 2.5″ Front, Maxxis Aggressor 2.5″ Rear Wide Trail
SEAT POSTX-Fusion Manic Dropper 150mm L1 / 170mm L2-L4
HANDLEBARFSA Grid Low Rise 800mm / 35mm clamp
STEMFSA Grid 35mm / 35mm clamp
GRIPDMR DeathGrip

£3200 Kinesis Rise E-Trail SLX

COLOURGalactic Blue
FRAMEKinesis Rise Trail HT
FORKX-Fusion E-Slide 34 130mm travel 44mm offset
SHIFT LEVERSShimano SLX 11
REAR MECHShimano SLX 11
BRAKESTRP Slate T4 180mm
CASSETTEShimano SLX 11 11-46t
CRANK SETFSA 165mm Alloy E-Crank
FRONT HUBSector 9E E-Specific – 32h – 15x110mm
REAR HUBSector 9E E-Specific – 32h – 148x12mm
RIMSSector 9E E-Specific WT 35mm internal Rim
TYREMaxxis DHF 2.5″ Front, Maxxis Aggressor 2.5″ Rear Wide Trail
SEAT POSTX-Fusion Manic Dropper 150mm L1 / 170mm L2-L4
HANDLEBARAlloy Low Rise 780mm / 35mm clamp
STEMAlloy 45mm / 35mm clamp
GRIPDMR DeathGrip

More infomation and details on how to order a Kinesis Rise E-Trail can be found on the Kinesis website.