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Canyon refreshes Roadlite:ON hybrid e-bike with new remote operated control

The motor and battery can be fully removed for a lighter ride or to stash spares on longer outings…

Canyon’s Roadlite:ON hybrid e-bike, which first landed in August 2019, sports a dynamic geometry and now boasts an improved drive system with a new remote operated control for added functionality and ease-of-use.

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The 2021 Roadlite:ON hybrid range consists of two models, the Roadlite:ON 6 (above, £2,699) and the Roadlite:ON 7 (below, £3,399).

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“To unite maximum speed with rock-solid day-in-day-out performance, the Roadlite:ON is built around a lightweight, robust aluminium frame, contributing to an outstanding low total weight of only 16 kg,” Canyon says.

Improved 250X versions of Fazua’s Evation 250 Wh battery have been swapped in. This system is now remote-operated, which is said to allow riders to switch the motor on and off without needing to remove the drivepack from the frame. 

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Fazua’s Evation drive system consists of a touch remote integrated into the down tube and offers three levels: Breeze (green) for a maximum range of 120km, River (blue) for 75km and Rocket (pink) for 55km. It can also be controlled using the Canyon Fazua app which tracks the battery status, as well as speed and distance.

The motor and battery can also be fully removed from the bike and replaced by a plastic cover. Canyon says this can create some storage space tools and food on longer rides, as well as reducing the bike’s weight down to around 13kg.

For a smooth riding experience, 35mm wide tyres have been fitted so the low pressure can soak up vibrations. A lightweight carbon fork and ergonomically optimised Ergon grips have also been specced for additional comfort.

Both models are equipped with hydraulic disc brakes and a Shimano 1x12 groupset for a reliable braking and shifting performance.

The Roadlite:ON 7 model also features Canyon’s one-piece carbon cockpit, which is claimed to weigh in at just 322g. “A more robust stem area delivers extra stiffness, making handling  significantly more responsive,” Canyon says. It’s 7 degree backsweep also promises to reduce wrist pressure.

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Alongside the integrated e-bike control unit in the down tube, internal cable routing contributes to the clean aesthetics of this bike.

Canyon have also optimised the bike’s geometry in all frame sizes—the XS has been fitted with smaller 650b wheels.

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The bikes are available now exclusively at, with the Roadlite:ON 6 costing £2,699 and the Roadlite:ON 7 priced at £3,399.

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wtjs | 3 years ago

It appears that more exorcisms are required on this site, to banish the evil spirits. Joke: you don't have to exert yourselves condemning covert attempts to ban e-bikes, shoot the riders etc. 

Secret_squirrel | 3 years ago
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Also who's going to bye a city bike and set it up with ludicrously large seat to bar drop as in the press photos? That's 90's MTB territory.

Dingaling replied to Secret_squirrel | 3 years ago
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What? Who had their saddle that far up on a mtb in the 90's? Bet it was only people who never road steep technical descents. In fact I couldn't ride any  bike with a saddle that much higher than the bar unless I get a pair of longer legs fitted.

open_roads | 3 years ago
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A city bike with no mudguard mounts. Does it not rain in Germany?

Sriracha | 3 years ago

This does address the main criticism I see regarding the Fazua system. The battery switches off after 8 idle hours. Currently, to switch it back on requires you to drop the whole battery/motor assembly out of the down tube in order to press the concealed ON button. This requires hands big enough to encompas the girth of the downtube, thumbs strong enough to press down the release button, and the coordination to catch the 3.3kg assembly before it hits the ground, all whilst keeping your bike upright whilst the front wheel is askew to offer access. Doing that every day before the commute home must get wearing.

Rendel Harris | 3 years ago
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So unless the reviewer's left out something vital, £700 extra gets you the carbon integrated cockpit, a weight saving that's totally irrelevant on an ebike - and the cheaper model's got the spiffier paint job!

Drinfinity replied to Rendel Harris | 3 years ago
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From the link in the article you get to the full spec sheets, which have XT vs Deore level components, different wheels, cranks and so on.

But I agree that the cheaper one looks better , and who needs an extra stiff cockpit on a city bike? It claims to improve responsiveness. I never had any problems with 'responsiveness' from a flexy stem or bar connection - but then again most of mine are made from metal rather than pasta or wax.

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