At the recent Rouleur Classic event in London there were two
clear themes emerging amongst the array of stunning world-class
bikes; gravel and e-bikes (and sometimes both together).
E-bikes in particular are going through a seismic shift, from
being primarily a niche product aimed at recreational riders to
becoming a viable part of the cycling enthusiast's armoury.
What we're seeing now is an increasing range of performance road
bikes that use an integrated motor to add range and support
training, without adding excess weight or drag.
We talk about this in more detail in our e-bike
overview blog, but one thing that was instantly apparent as we
browsed the bikes at the show was that hub-based motors (as opposed
to those built into the bottom bracket) are an incredibly sleek and
almost invisible option for adding power.
With this in mind it's perhaps no surprise that Cannondale have
gone the hub-motor route for their brand new performance road
e-bike, the newly announced SuperSix EVO Neo: