Arguably the newest bike genre, 'e-road' is certainly becoming a thing - with most of the big brands getting in on the act over the past couple of years thanks to stealthy and light motor systems from the likes of Fazua and eBikeMotion. Here are some of our favourites on show at Eurobike 2019...
The Mugello features Fazua's removable Evation system and an FSA/Shimano Ultegra component mix, with a full carbon monocoque frame.
The updated e-road machine from Wilier now weighs in at just 10.2kg, and has the latest version of the eBikeMotion motor system; this has seen the assist control button move from the top tube to a slightly more ergonomic position to the side of the stem.
This showstopper from the Italians features a Bafang motor and battery, with a total system weight of just 2.3kg and the full bike weighing 12kg. It gives you 80km of assisted range, and all the cables are internal.
This young Austrian brand make some intriguing bikes, none more so than this e-road machine with their own unique three-spoke wheels. If you want to find out more and can speak German, their website is as quirky as their bikes, arranged in storybook form... check it out here.
While not so powerful as some chunkier e-road bikes, the Inner Power Drive Systme on Bianchi's Aria E-Road weighs just 3.5kg and you'd barely know it was there. There are three levels of assistance working at 30%, 60% or 100% of the total power.
As far as we know this bike isn't for sale, but appeared at Eurobike to show off their new e-bike motor system. The build also features an FSA groupset, wheels and cockpit.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.