This bike is small, light and foldable.
Cannondale Bicycles has just unveiled its lightest e-bike yet, the Compact Neo, with a foldable design perfect for commuting around town. The powerful bike has a low frame that makes it easy to ride, and you won’t break your back carrying it up stairs.
At first glance, it doesn’t look like an e-bike, but that’s because the frame’s downtube hides the battery. As a result, we get a familiar yet stylish Cannondale bike with good retro vibes.
The e-bike weighs only 40 pounds, which is quite light in the world of e-bikes. However, the company didn’t skimp on the specs to keep the bike light. We get wide, grippy 20-inch wheels, a one-size-fits-all, Tektro hydraulic brakes and 8-speed gears, not to mention fenders and lights front and rear.
Additionally, the bike has a nice little rear rack and fun colored stripes on the front fork. Hidden within the frame is a 250Wh battery capable of pushing the bike to 20MPH 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 level of pedal assist. That’s more than enough to get to and from work, 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, given its name. The handlebars fold up and you can stow the pedals, making it easy to store in a tight space.
The Cannondale Compact Neo e-bike comes in black and is available now for $1,900 from Cannondale and official bike shop partners.