New Cairn E-Journey 1.0 Rambler Version will get up to date geometry and added versatility

New Cairn E-Journey 1.0 Rambler Version will get up to date geometry and added versatility

Cairn has launched the third iteration of its E-Journey electrical gravel bike, with the Rambler Version sporting a brand new body design mentioned to prioritise mild weight and flexibility.

This new Cairn E-Journey Rambler Version can even accommodate a 30mm to 40mm entrance suspension fork because of the revised geometry, based on Cairn.

Just one mannequin is out there at launch, priced at £4,289 / $4,935.61 / €5,000. It comes with a Campagnolo Ekar 13-speed gravel-specific groupset. Cairn says there can be extra fashions to comply with in 2023.

Cairn E-Journey Rambler Version at-a-glance

  • All-new geometry and suspension-ready
  • Mounts for racks, baggage and mudguards
  • Campagnolo Ekar groupset and Hunt Gravel wheelset
  • Now out there in further small

New body, new motor

The Cairn E-Journey Restricted Rambler Version options up to date geometry.
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Cairn has taken suggestions from V2 E-Journey house owners within the creation of this new frameset.

Geometry modifications embody a steeper 74-degree seat tube angle and a slacker 70-degree head angle. The underside bracket drop has additionally elevated to 80mm.

Cairn claims these modifications make the Rambler’s descending traits extra predictable than the V2 E-Journey with out shedding any responsiveness.

Different body updates embody shortened seatstays, which Cairn says has the advantage of including extra flex to the seatpost for added consolation, whereas additionally lowering the standover top in all sizes.

The top tube angle is slacker than the previous-generation bike at 70 levels.
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A slimmer cast chainstay yoke, with smaller tube diameters, is claimed to extend compliance whereas sustaining stiffness for pedalling.

Cairn says it has made vital weight financial savings by decreasing the down tube profile by round 25 per cent, which has additionally led to a extra compliant entrance triangle. Cairn hasn’t said the precise weight saving over the earlier mannequin.

These modifications enable the Rambler Version to be fitted with a entrance suspension fork that has a most journey of 40mm and a most offset of 45mm.

The Rambler Version comes with the brand new Journey 50 Avenue Drive pack electrical bike motor from Fazua, which has a claimed improve in torque output to 58Nm in comparison with the earlier mannequin (55Nm).

The BB can be from Fazua and has new torque and cadence sensors, that are mentioned to be 70 per cent extra delicate to pedal enter. Cairn says this provides the facility supply a extra pure really feel.

Versatility

Rear rack mounts supply elevated versatility.
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Cairn affords the E-Journey Rambler Version with 700c wheels solely, as a result of Cairn believes this wheel measurement makes the many of the bike’s up to date geometry.

The Rambler has a most tyre clearance of 45mm, however that is decreased to 38mm with the addition of mudguards.

In line with the flexibility theme, the bike has mounts for a rear rack. There are additionally triple boss mounts on the fork legs and down tube for cargo cages or bikepacking luggage.

Cairn E-Journey Rambler Version spec particulars

Cairn is simply providing one spec for the Rambler Version at launch and says extra choices can be out there in 2023.

Cairn continues to work with sister model Hunt wheels and collectively they’ve developed wheels particular to the Cairn E-Journey Rambler Version.

Hunt’s Gravel X-Huge Rims, which have an inside rim width of 25mm, are constructed onto Hunt’s E-Gravel Hubs. They run on Vittoria Terreno Dry 38c tyres.

Cairn claims the load of the Rambler Version can be 14.3kg for a medium-sized bike.

Cairn E-Journey Restricted Rambler Version

  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Body: Alloy with high tube built-in Fazua contact distant
  • Fork: Full carbon with triple boss mounts
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Ekar 13-speed
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X-Base
  • Wheels: Hunt Gravel X Rim, Hunt E-Gravel Hub
  • Tyres: Vittoria Terreno Dry
  • Value: £4,289 / $4,935.61 / €5,000