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Kinesis Range Adventure: Cyclist Off-Road's best e-gravel bikes

4 Aug 2020

With so much innovation in bikes, it can sometimes feel like cycling is leaving behind its core values. Yet the arrival of e-bikes offers us a chance to reboot, a reminder of the sheer enjoyment of being outdoors and exploring on two wheels. In this series we focus on some of the most prominent e-gravel bikes on the market

E-gravel bikes are still so new they have yet to really define their true identity, which means there’s a wide array of products available. 

Many brands have gone straight in at the premium end, with top-end carbon frames and components driving up the prices. UK brand Kinesis, however, has taken a different approach, and says its Range Adventure e-bike is all about off-road performance at an affordable price, thanks mainly to its aluminium frame.

Developed with new gravel e-bike geometry, evolved from Kinesis’s adventure bikes, the Range uses the Fazua Evation motor system integrated into its down tube, which can provide 400W worth of kick when you need it.

Buy the Kinesis Range Adventure now from Tredz for £3,500

When you don’t, or when you exceed the 25kmh legal limit for assistance, the motor disengages, adding no resistance to the drivetrain. The Fazua system is light too, adding only 2.3kg. ‘That’s practically unnoticeable,’ Kinesis says.

The alloy construction makes the Range tough, durable and perfect for rugged off-road adventures, and the bike has all the necessary mudguard and rack-mounting points, including on the specific carbon Range fork, to really open up its potential uses.

Yet it still comes in at a very respectable 15kg (claimed, size medium), so you needn’t shy away from tackling even the steepest gravel inclines.

To the same end, Kinesis has opted for Sram’s Apex 1x groupset with a one-to-one gear ratio. Kinesis is clearly not cutting any corners on spec, either, because Sector’s e-specific gravel GCe wheels come fitted with the highly regarded WTB Riddler 700x45mm tyres.

In fact there’s clearance for up to 50mm, expanding this bike’s versatility and capability to tackle almost any terrain.

Elsewhere, finishing kit from brands such as Ritchey and Selle Italia makes for a desirable overall package – and that’s before we get to that stunning ‘galactic’ iridescent paintjob.

Kinesis Range Adventure specs

Model Kinesis Range Adventure
Motor System Fazua
Groupset Sram Apex 1x
Wheels Sector GCe E-specific
Finishing kit Ritchey Baquiano Comp bars, Ritchey 4-axis stem, Ritchey two-bolt seatpost, Selle Italia X3 saddle, WTB Riddler TCS Light 45mm tyres
Weight 15kg 
Price £3,500 (or £3,150 for flat-bar Deore version)