Cannondale’s new hub-drive eBikes take aim at getting riders anywhere and everywhere — with a platform it touts as durable at a low price point.
The Adventure Neo Allroad checks in at three spec levels, with a step-through or traditional frame option in each. Bafang motors are on board, and the 720Wh entry in the Class 3 range-topper gives it assistance up to an authoritative 28mph.
That bike, the S (for “Speed”), can go 71 miles on a charge (claimed) and is the only rig in the lineup that comes with a suspension fork. The Suntour setup gives 100mm of travel.
Features common across the lineup include Tektro disc brakes, integrated racks, clearance for 27.5 x 2.6-inch tires, and the downtube-mounted battery that powers the bikes and their integrated lights. A modest LCD display helps riders keep track of stats.
The “EQ” is the middle of the Adventure Neo Allroad range.
None of the Adventure Neo Allroads will cost riders an arm and a leg, relative to the category. The S checks in at $2,025 MSRP, and the entry-level Allroad costs $1,675.
Cannondale emphasized the bikes’ go-anywhere utility and user-friendliness in a press release.
“It is designed for folks who never thought they’d want an ebike — simple to use, comfortable to ride, and [with] reliable components that won’t need a lot of maintenance. It will get you there, wherever ‘there’ is. Head off the map — and off the pavement — with confidence,” the release said.
Technically, the Adventure Neo Allroad is available in three sizes, but only two for each frame style. The Step Thru is designed to fit smaller riders with Small and Medium frames, while the traditional frame will fit larger riders with a Medium and Large frame.