This bike is small, light and foldable.
Cannondale Bicycles has just introduced its lightest electric bike to date, the Compact Neo, with a folding design perfect for commuting around town. The powerful bike has a low frame that makes it easy to handle and won’t break your back going up the stairs.
At first glance, it doesn’t look like an electric bike, but that’s because the battery is hidden by the down tube of the frame. As a result, we’re getting a familiar yet stylish Cannondale bike with some cool retro vibes.
The electric bike only weighs 40 pounds, which is pretty light in the world of electric bikes. However, the company didn’t skimp on specs to keep the bike light. We’re getting big, grippy 20-inch wheels, a one-size-fits-all design, Tektro hydraulic brakes, and 8-speed shifting, not to mention fenders and lights front and rear.
Also, the bike has a nice little rear rack and some fun colored strips on the front fork. Hidden 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 level of pedal assist. That’s more than enough to get you to and from work, and it has 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 up and you can store the pedals, making it easy to store in a small space.
The Cannondale Compact Neo electric bike comes in black and is available now for $1,900 at Cannondale and official bike shops.