The advent of e-bikes is just around the corner as more and more companies start to create their own versions of the pedal assisted machines.
Italian giant, Wilier Triestina, are the latest brand to put their cards on the table with their offering to the road e-bike market as they unveiled their Cento1Hy e-bike.
Aiming “to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy the emotions that only a high-end raging bike can offer” Wilier have created the new bike to help facilitate a real road bike for those more vulnerable road users.
Coming in at a claimed weight of 11.9kg, the Cento1Hy is apparently a record-breaker for e-bikes with the Italian company saying it’s the lightest on offer out of any brand anywhere.
Built using a monocoque carbon frame, Wilier employ the use of an Ebikemotion servo-assistance system, which is built in the bike’s rear hub, that is said to have a total weight (motor, battery and controls) of 3.7 KG. The Italian company claim that this is the lightest solution on the market.
The rear hub pedal assistance is powered by a 250Wh battery housed in the Cento1Hy’s down tube, neatly done on first look.
Alongside the Ebikemotion system, riders can use their app to adjust the ride parameters to their specific as well as track your miles ridden, among other functions.
Riders can choose from what seems to be two different paint jobs of the same variant. Built up with Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brake groupset, the bike houses 50/34 rings and a hill friendly 11-30 cassette on the rear.
The wheels are Miche Race Azy WP DX wheels with the pedal assistance Ebikemotion hub at the centre, complete with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 28mm tyres.
The cost of the machine will set you back €4500 with UK availability yet to be announced.