Kinesis all-in on electric bikes | Brand launches two new Fazua-equipped bikes

Range launch follows the release of Rise hardtail in September

Kinesis Range electric flat bar bike

Kinesis has launched the Range, a series of two new electric bikes with either drop or flat bars that use Fazua’s Evation motor system. Both bikes are based on the same frameset. 

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Fazua’s Evation motor offers up to 400 watts of assistance and both bikes feature a removable 252Wh battery. Battery capacity can be extended with the addition of booster packs. 

Fazua motor system on Kinesis Range electric bike
The entire motor system can be removed.
Kinesis

Fazua’s motor system is designed to totally disengage above the normal 25km/h assistance limit. This provides a more natural ride feel than other motor systems, which can introduce drag into the drivetrain above this limit.

The entire motor system can also be removed to convert the Range back to an unassisted bike. 

The alloy frameset is finished in a handsome iridescent paint job and features a full complement of rack and mudguard mounts, including triple-boss luggage mounts for fitting anything-style cages. This could make it an ideal candidate for assisted bikepacking or commuting duties. 

The launch of these bikes comes hot on the heels of the release of the Rise, Kinesis’s Fazua-equipped trail hardtail, back in September. 

Kinesis Range adventure e-bike specs

Kinesis Range drop bar electric bike on studio background
The drop bar version of the bike is known as the Range Adventure.
Kinsesis

The drop bar version of the bike is built around a SRAM Apex 1x drivetrain and comes fitted with Ritchey finishing kit. The wheels are courtesy of Sector, and a pair of tubeless-ready 45mm wide WTB Riddler tyres round out the build. 

The drop bar version of the bike, as pictured, weighs a claimed 15kg and will cost £3,500. The first batch of bikes is due to be in stock from April.

  • Frameset: Kinesis Range
  • Shifters: SRAM Apex 1x
  • Derailleur: SRAM Rival
  • Brakes: SRAM Apex
  • Crankset: Praxis Alloy E-Crank (42t)
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1130 11-42
  • Wheelset: Sector GCe e-Specific
  • Tyres: WTB Riddler 45mm
  • Seatpost: Ritchey 2-bolt
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X3
  • Handlebars: Ritchey Baquiano Comp
  • Stem: Ritchey 4-Axis

Kinesis Range Fitness flat bar e-bike specs

Kinesis Range flat bar electric bike on studio background
A flat bat version is also available.
Kinesis

The flat bar bike – which Kinesis describes as an “elegant electric fitness bike –  opts for a Shimano Deore groupset in a 1x layout and also uses Ritchey finishing kit. The bike will cost £3,150 and weighs a claimed 14.9kg. The bike is also due to arrive in the UK in April 2020. 

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  • Frameset: Kinesis Range
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore
  • Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-300
  • Crankset: Praxis Alloy E-Crank (42t)
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG500 11-42t
  • Wheelset: Sector GCe E-Specific
  • Tyres: WTB Riddler 45mm
  • Seatpost: Ritchey 2-bolt
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X3
  • Handlebars: Ritchey MTN Rizer Trail
  • Stem: Ritchey 4-Axis