Cannondale Announces Quick Neo SL

Marci jo

Well-Known Member
OK, so this morning I was surfing around the web, while procrastinating on going to the Y for a workout, and I came across this info. Found it while looking thru Electric Bike Action after reading the article on lithium Ravi provided.

Looks like Cannondale might be trying for some competition with Orbea. This bike has a small hub drive and down tube hidden 250 wh battery. They did not post any range minimums but I suspect it's somewhat low. Nor did they post the weight.

Cannondale also makes a Quick Neo with a Bosch mid drive and a 500 wh integrated battery. They state the weight of the small frame Quick Neo is 39 lbs. so I'm wondering if this Quick Neo SL might be around 30 lbs? Or less?

Sure doesn't look like an ebike. Liking that aqua color!


1575505442850.png


1575505495212.png
 

Deacon Blues

Well-Known Member
If the frame is aluminum it will be more than 30 pounds. Probably somewhere around 33 to 35 pounds.
Even though I'm not interested in this type of ebike I really like it, but E-Motion, with its small motor and battery, means the rider will have to work a lot more than the Quick Neo.
It's hard to tell this is an ebike. A big thumbs up to you, Cannondale.
 

Solom01

Well-Known Member
This Cannondale is their best ebike meant for riders who are aiming to maintain a road bike feel. It uses the ebikemotion system, so the hub motor and battery are exactly the same as the Orbea Gain. Their less expensive ebikes use the Bosch middrive system. The range depends a lot on how much effort one puts into it, the electric part is just meant as a supplement, so if you use it all the time you're probably talking 30 miles or so. Like all ebikemotion systems you can also get an extender water bottle battery for it.
 

Deacon Blues

Well-Known Member
One thing missing on the Gain is a torque sensor. Why this wasn't included is beyond me. I wonder if the Quick Neo SL has a torque sensor, or if any of the bike brands that use the E-Motion drive train have it.
For me no torque sensor would be a deal breaker.
 

Solom01

Well-Known Member
No the current ebikemotion motor doesn't have a torque sensor. I certainly respect your opinion, and that is obviously the main like for the type of riders on this forum (mid-drive, torque sensor) but every review I've seen on the Orbea Gain and other bikes with the ebikemotion system seems to really like them. I'm thinking that the places reviewing those bikes are cycling sites for riders who are looking for more of a non-ebike type riding experience. Things like weight, q-factor, etc. are important to them. Meanwhile sites like this one seem to cater more to folks who are more concerned with a lot of always-on assistance and the ability to have a large, long-range battery, where total weight and nimbleness isn't a prime concern. I'm glad this split in ebike is taking place; that way there's a better chance that there'll be a bike type that will appeal to just about every rider.