There are lots of new shifting and drive train options coming from the FSA camp at Eurobike 2022. First was the updated K-Force WE 12-speed groupset, and now E-System; a rear hub electric-assist motor. The E-System looks to be an OEM-only option we could see popping up on the road, gravel, and commuter ebikes for the upcoming year. FSA E-System — What is it?
FSA System’s E-System boasts a total of 500Wh (250Wh battery unit + 250Wh RE). The 20-cell, 250Wh battery unit integrates entirely inside the frame. Riders can install the extra 250Wh battery in a bottle cage for longer rides.
Like most ebike systems, E-System has an LED HID push button that integrates into the top tube and an accessible charge port above the bottom bracket. FSA E-System — What are the ride settings?
There are five assistance settings, one that is neutral and four that are active. The motor features an integrated torque sensor and speed sensors, which FSA claims can adapt to different riding styles and changing conditions. The new FSA E-System boasts a smartphone app with integrated on-bike control for those looking to keep both hands on the bars. The E-System is fully compatible with the Garmin ebike remote and appears to use a band-style strap for easy on/off. How fast will it go?
FSA explains, “When exceeding the EU-mandated limit of 25km/h for electrical assistance (32km/h for the USA), the “FSA System” hub shuts down and presents minimal friction and resistance to the drivetrain, […]