The Italian premium road bike manufacturer Cipollini and the Swiss bike manufacturer Transalpes launch their new lightweight e-bikes with the Maxon Bikedrive Air. The Cipollini Flusso is a performance e-road bike and weighs only 10.7 kg. With a weight of less than 16 kg, the Transalpes E1 sets standards in the electrified trail and enduro segment. Both bikes focus on the natural riding experience.
In the e-bike market, a trend towards lightweight systems is emerging that can hardly be distinguished from normal bikes. This development is supported by ever smaller and yet powerful motors as well as better batteries. "Integration is the key word," says Michele Tittonel, R&D Coordinator at Cipollini. "The second generation of e-race bikes will be powered by electric motors that are fully integrated into the bike design and complemented with high-end components."
Cipollini has set itself the goal of developing one of the lightest e-race bikes in the world, without compromising on reliability and duration of assistance. Now the Italian bike manufacturer is introducing the new Flusso, which weighs just 10.7 kg.
The Cipollini Flusso is equipped with the Bikedrive Air System from Maxon, which weighs 3.5 kilograms including the battery. At its heart is a mid-mounted motor that delivers 30 Nm of torque. And it's easy to pedal even without electric assistance - thanks to a special freewheel technology. Michele Tittonel says: "The natural feeling of riding is absolutely crucial, after all the physical effort should remain part of the experience."
The integration of the drive is also a top priority for the Swiss bike manufacturer Transalpes. "With the Bikedrive Air System from maxon, we want to build perhaps the lightest e-bike for demanding mountain bikers," as co-owner Michel Juhasz explains. "The new Transalpes E1 rides as naturally as a mountain bike without a motor". The lightest version with a carbon frame weighs less than 16 kg.
The e-race bikes from Cipollini and e-MTBs from Transalpes can be configured and pre-ordered now on the manufacturer's websites.