Cannondale bicycles just unveiled its lightest electric bike to date, the Compact Neo, with a folding design perfect for inner-city travel. The powerful bike has a low frame making it easy to ride, and you won’t break your back carrying it up a set of stairs.
At first glance, this doesn’t look like an electric bike, but that’s because the frame’s downtube conceals the battery. As a result, we’re getting a familiar yet stylish Cannondale bike with some good retro vibes.
The ebike only weighs 40lbs, which is fairly lightweight in the world of electric bikes. However, the company didn’t skimp on specs to keep the bike lightweight. We’re getting large and grippy 20-inch wheels, a one size fits all design, Tektro hydraulic brakes, and 8-speed gears, not to mention fenders and lights on the front and the back.
Plus, the bike has a nice little rear cargo rack and some fun colored strips on the front fork. Hiding in the frame is a 250Wh battery capable of pushing the bike to 20 MPH on the 250w rear-hub motor.
Cannondale mentions that riders can enjoy up to 47 miles of range on a single charge depending on the pedal assist level. That’s more than enough to make it to work and back, and plenty of range for weekend adventures.
It’s worth noting that this bike doesn’t fold like most on the market, so it’s not super compact, considering the name. The handlebars fold down, and you can tuck away the pedals, making it easy to store in a tight space.
The Cannondale Compact Neo ebike comes in black and is available now for $1,900 from Cannondale and official bike shop partners.