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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.