This is a Colnago with a difference, but one that might not be
noticeable at first glance. The E64 has the distinctive shape of a
C64, but this is an e-bike. Sacrilege to some, but to the more
pragmatic it's a welcome addition to the Colnago range.
By using a hub-based system Colnago have been able to build a
bike that looks remarkably 'normal' and adds just 3.5kg to the
total weight (and meaning there's no additional drag, even when the
motor is turned off).
This is not a bike that's intended to make you lazy, rather
think of it as a range extender. The assistance available sees peak
performance between 15 and 25kph, with 250w of power on tap.
e-Bikes can sometimes look a bit, well, ugly - this certainly
isn't one of those. I'm a big fan of things looking like what they
are, and an e-Bike has nothing to be ashamed of, but there's an
elegance to the classic frame shape that is undeniably attractive.
The only oddity is in the paint scheme - this is a monocoque frame,
not lugged, despite what the paint panels might suggest.
photos by Bence Bujaki