2019 Colnago e64 Ultegra Di2 Bike
When you see how slick the Colnago e64 looks, you’ll be wondering why we aren’t all riding e-road bikes. Elegant, minimalist and lightweight, this is an e-bike that you can be proud to ride.
In spite of the fact that most top quality manufacturers like Colnago are releasing a wide array of e-bikes, there is still the slight stigma around the notion of needing that extra power. But that’s just unfair since e-bikes can play a fun role in the riding schedule of anyone, from serious Cat 2 racer to retired commuter, and everyone in between. E-bikes encourage new people to get onto bikes and start riding. They help more conventional cyclists take on new challenges that perhaps wouldn’t be open to them on un-assisted road bikes. Exploration becomes that much more fun and carefree. There are really so many pluses to having an e-road bike, all the more so when it looks and rides like a Colnago e64.
Using a monocoque carbon frame to ensure a perfect level of stiffness and low weight, the e64 offers that classic Italian ride quality. They have made it available in six sizes, ranging between 43 and 58, which will make it possible for all sized people to find a great fitting option. Keeping the whole package light has also turned the e64 into a deluxe road bike since weighing around 12 kilos, it will feel agile and maneuverable even when you don’t have the pedal assist activated. And once you do hit the power, the Ebikemotion motor will kick in with up to 250 watts.
We’ve seen the Ebikemotion system on other bikes, and there is little wonder that this Spanish design is becoming one of the most popular options, particularly for road-related bikes. Their X35 rear hub design is discrete, and lightweight, making it possible for you to ride 100km or climb 1500m going 25km/h. Since the e64 is so light, you can conceivably ride it without any assistance on, extending your battery life and convincing yourself you are getting a proper workout. But then once you hit a long climb, or get into heavy road traffic where riding faster might be safer, you can use the iWoc button control on the top tube to engage the motor, with either an Eco or Boost option. And the entire system can be controlled and set up via an Ebikemotion app, making it completely easy peasy to make any power adjustments to what Eco and Boost actually mean.
With the motor in the hub, the acceleration will feel quite natural and easy to control. The battery is inconspicuously stored in the downtube, also helping to keep the center of gravity feeling natural. The entire system adds only 3.7 kg to the weight of the bike. If you plan on taking some extended trips on the e64, there is the option to add an extra battery, which will fit neatly in the seat tube bottle cage.
Just because you are adding an assisted power bike to your collection does not mean that you are ready for assisted living. Riding a bike is all about having fun, and there is no better way to have fun for longer than hopping on a fantastically comfortable and advanced Colnago e64 e-road bike. It’ll be a great way to extend the radius of your rides without giving up that essential feel that you can only get from a finely designed road bike. The e64 comes in two complete builds meant to highlight the strengths of the bike and get you rolling with minimal maintenance concerns.
Frame: e64 Carbon
Fork: C64 Disc Carbon
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Crank: Shimano Ultegra 34/50T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-30T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Wheelset: Mavic Aksium Elite EVO UST EBikeMotion
Rear Hub Motor: EBikeMotion 36V-250W / 40Nm 25km/h BRAKE DISK 32/14G Hole
Battery: EBikeMotion 36v 250w 18650GA-10S/2P
Tires: Continental Ultra Sport II 700x28c
Handlebar: Deda Elementi Zero RHM Alloy
Stem: Deda Elementi Zero 1
Seatpost: C64 Carbon Aero
Saddle: Prologo Proxim W450
Sizes: 43cm | 46cm | 49cm | 52cm | 55cm | 58cm |
Colors: BMGR, BMOR
*Specs are subject to change. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.