Fazua introduced the Ride 60 drive unit and a new ENERGY 430Wh battery. Both drive train and battery are developed for Urban-, Moutain- and Gravels bikes. Expecting availability for OEMs, summer for Urban bikes in autumn for Mountain and Gravel bikes.
What is the Fazua Ride 60 drive?
In short, you could say the Fazua Ride 60 is a more powerful drive train than the Ride 50 system.
In somewhat longer the Fazua Ride 60 drive unit host a number of elements. A motor, a gearbox, sensors and “direct” attached to the Ride 60 drive are the ENERGY 430 a 430Wh battery. Positioned at the bottom bracket of a bike Fazua has made their drive train almost invisible.
The Ride 60 drive unit has 60 Nm of torque and weighs 1.96kg. The ENERGY 430 is a 430Wh lithium-ion battery that weighs 2.3kg making it 4.26 kg in total. In comparison, a Bosch Performance motor and PowerPack battery weighs 5.4kg and a Shimano EP 8 motor and battery 5.17kg.
Besides the motor and fixed or removable battery, Fazua also announced the minimalist RING CONTROL. The control unit is positioned on the handlebar and controls mode, the light and the walk assist. The Fazua LED hub has five colour LEDs and a USB-C charging option for your smartphone or GPS device, and an interface for ANT+ and Bluetooth.
Who is Fazua?
Where Bosch is a market leader in e-bike motors and batteries, is Shimano a well-known brand for e-road and eMTB bicycles with the EP8 motor. Both companies have a great history of (e-)bikes. The relative new outsider is Fazua, Johannes Biechele, Fabian Reuter and Florian von Wurmb-Seibel started the company in 2013 to elective bicycles. Companies like Bergamont, Canyon, Lapierre, Look, Pinarello, Riese & Müller, Trek and Velo de Ville use Fazua’s components.
Fazua Ride 60 video
Because other manufacturers will design a frame around the Fazua components, those OEMs are the ones who will introduce the new models. So we need to wait to see the Ride 60 in action. Until then we need to do it with the Fazua Ride 60 video. Or learn more at fazua.com.