The new Bianchi Aria E-Road is the perfect solution for genuine road riders who are looking for a little assistance in extending their riding horizons, while retaining the look and feel of a pure high-performance, race-bred road bike.
The Aria E-Road offers powerful electrical assistance in the background – only when needed. It rides just beautifully without any pedal assistance at all, but when you need a little help (and it only helps – it adds to your power, it doesn’t do all the work for you!) the motor is there for you with super smooth assistance that means you can tackle the steepest of climbs or heaviest of headwinds with ease. When you exceed 15.5mph, or turn the assistance off yourself, the motor disengages and adds no drag at all to your pedalling. When you need it, the motor kicks in with a choice of assistance levels, and with no big jolts or erratic surges, to boost or multiply your pedalling efforts – the feeling is just plain exhilarating. It’s a bit like riding with a controllable tail wind, or an additional pair set of legs!
Make no mistake, the Aria E-Road is a superb aerodynamic performance machine regardless of the assistance, just like the non e-bike Aria. At first, or even second glance you would never know it’s an e-bike. Look closely and there you will see the super discrete control button and the slightly oversized rear hub, but the battery is entirely enclosed in the aero downtube. Sure, it’s a bit heavier than a non e-bike, but that is really only an issue when you hit a hill – and that is exactly when the motor kicks in with assistance that vastly outweighs any extra weight.
Quite simply, the Aria E-Road is sleek, stylish and a joy to ride.
THE ULTIMATE E-ROAD BIKE
The new Aria e-Road aero carbon bike, engineered with Bianchi’s Inner Power Drive system, is the perfect solution to the demands of genuine road riders the world over: to have the look and feel of traditional, pure high-performance, race-bred road riding, with powerful electrical assistance in the background - when you need it
IPD | INNER POWER DRIVE SYSTEM
The new Aria e-road provides the ultimate light weight road experience with power to expand your limits.
Bianchi has specifically developed its new IPD | Inner Power Drive system for the Aria e-road, using the Ebikemotion’s powerful X35 V.2 pedal assist technology. At 3.5kg for the entire system (rear hub motor, 250W battery, iWOC One and all wiring), the X35 V.2 e-power system is the smallest and lightest full-power pedal assist motor available. It is the perfect solution for riders, with a desire to take on long, demanding rides selecting the extra power and speed of a trained professional only when it is needed.
This extra power significantly adds to, but never overshadows the human powered endeavour and sensation of road riding. It simply gives the feeling that you have more power in your legs.
SUPER CLEAN LOOK
The fully integrated minimalist electric motor and battery provides a sleek, stylish, low profile natural aero look that can be ridden without any electrical power assistance. With zero interference, or drag, to the power transmission, the Aria e-Road is the true road cyclist’s choice
The X35V.2 M1 36V/250W rear hub motor is extremely powerful, producing 40Nm of torque at the rear wheel, offering optimum powered assistance at speeds between 15 and 25km/h. Nestled between the rear cassette sprockets and the rear disc brake rotor, the motor is virtually hidden.
BATTERY AND RECHARGE
The X35 V.2 M1 motor is powered by a slim, 40mm wide 250W battery, positioned inside the downtube of the Aria e-Road frame.
A weatherproof charge-port is located discreetly in the upper surface of the down tube, near the junction with the seat tube, for a simple plug and charge operation via any household mains electricity supply.
Bianchi engineers integrated the iWOC One flush-fit power and battery level controls unobtrusively into the Aria e-Road’s aero top tube.
The Ebikemotion mobile app, allows the rider to easily integrate multiple data functions into the ride experience. Covering key motor function, battery status, power control, as well as GPS ride direction and tracking. A specific fitness function, linked to rider performance via heart rate bend, allows to control automatically the assist level of the motor unit by selecting a maximum HR frequency, to keep you in the exercise zone that you prefer.
All electronic wiring is internal, sealed away from the elements and danger, completing the Aria e-Road’s aero aesthetic.
3.5kg total weight of X35 V.2 motor, 250W battery, iWOC One and all wiring
Slim 36V/250W V.2 rear hub motor produces 40Nm of torque
Panasonic battery is 40mm wide. Completely integrated and hidden inside the downtube
Optimum power pedal assistance between 15 and 25kmh. Power pedal assistance up to 20mph in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)
3 levels of assistance: ECO (GREEN) 30%, COMFORT (ORANGE) 60%, POWER (RED) 100%
Autonomy up to 1200 meter of elevation gain. Autonomy could be increased with 250W Xtra Power external battery
‘Flat to full’ mains-charge in 3.5-4hrs
Zero motor drag to drivetrain
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