Pivot has entered the e-gravel bike segment with the launch of its new power-assisted model aptly called the E-Vault, complete with a Shimano GRX electronic drivetrain.
“Introducing the Pivot E-Vault, a bold and sophisticated approach to electric-assist urban and gravel cycling. Evolved from the acclaimed all-terrain all-star Vault, the E-Vault is a lightweight, responsive, nimble handling machine that is equally at home on city streets as it is on gravel missions in the back of nowhere,” says Pivot.
The E-Vault features Pivot’s proprietary carbon fiber construction that minimizes weight, while also bolstering strength and responsiveness, along with the brand’s patent-pending ISO-FLEX suspension.
In the case of the Fazua 2.0 motor and battery, the module is nicely integrated into the chassis, making for a clean aesthetic that’s almost indistinguishable from a standard gravel bike.
“This bike is a game changer,” says Chris Cocalis, Pivot’s founder and CEO. ”With the stealth incorporation of a motor and battery into what is already an incredibly versatile platform, the E-Vault brings a whole new level of fun and adventure to pavement and gravel riding. It can enable riders of vastly different strength and endurance to enjoy riding together, and it will allow riders of all levels to up the fun factor as well as expand the range and the terrain that they currently enjoy.”
Additionally, the Fazua motor can be adjusted on-the-fly via three different levels of assist ranging from 100 and 250 watts, providing 55Nm of torque with a top speed of 28mph, alongside an innovative gearbox that decouples completely for natural, drag-free riding when the motor is not needed.
Juice comes courtesy of a powerful 252 watt battery that takes about 3.5 hours to fully charge. Riders can also carry a range extender for longer routes. But, for those jaunts that don’t require assistance, the battery can be removed, reducing the bike’s weight by a hefty 6.6 pounds.
Another feature of the Fazua system is that it can be controlled through the integrated Evation Bluetooth remote that’s located on the toptube, or riders can connect to the system through their smart phone, GPS computer or wearable device.
Lastly, Pivot’s ISO FLEX seattube design can accommodate either a 27.2mm or 30.9mm seatpost, the latter allowing for the use of a dropper seatpost. There’s also plenty of room for bottles, as well as a toptube accessory mount for the company’s Phoenix Tool System, along with hidden fender mounts.
The new E-Vault is available in five sizes and two color options, Glacial Green Metallic and Stealth, which comes equipped with a Shimano GRX Di2 groupset for $9,999.
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