Arguably the newest bike genre, 'e-road' is certainly becoming a thing - with most of the big brands getting in on the act over the past couple of years thanks to stealthy and light motor systems from the likes of Fazua and eBikeMotion. Here are some of our favourites on show at Eurobike 2019...
The Mugello features Fazua's removable Evation system and an FSA/Shimano Ultegra component mix, with a full carbon monocoque frame.
The updated e-road machine from Wilier now weighs in at just 10.2kg, and has the latest version of the eBikeMotion motor system; this has seen the assist control button move from the top tube to a slightly more ergonomic position to the side of the stem.
This showstopper from the Italians features a Bafang motor and battery, with a total system weight of just 2.3kg and the full bike weighing 12kg. It gives you 80km of assisted range, and all the cables are internal.
This young Austrian brand make some intriguing bikes, none more so than this e-road machine with their own unique three-spoke wheels. If you want to find out more and can speak German, their website is as quirky as their bikes, arranged in storybook form... check it out here.
While not so powerful as some chunkier e-road bikes, the Inner Power Drive Systme on Bianchi's Aria E-Road weighs just 3.5kg and you'd barely know it was there. There are three levels of assistance working at 30%, 60% or 100% of the total power.
As far as we know this bike isn't for sale, but appeared at Eurobike to show off their new e-bike motor system. The build also features an FSA groupset, wheels and cockpit.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.