BIANCHI ARIA E-ROAD
Bianchi Aria E-Road
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.
Bianchi is constantly developing and expanding its high-end e-bike range, and this latest innovation is in some ways its most impressive yet. The Aria E-Road is undoubtedly the sleekest and aerodynamic e-Road bike we’ve ever seen.
The newly-developed Inner Power Drive system has enabled Bianchi to develop a bike with the performance and looks of an aero race frame, while also expanding the limits of human possibility.
ARIA E-ROAD TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
IPD – Inner Power Drive System
This next step in the progression of the e-bike market has been made possible through Bianchi’s Inner Power Drive System. This was created specifically for the Aria from the very beginning, and it’s a match made in heaven.
The system uses Ebikemotion’s powerful X35 V.2 pedal assist technology, and at 3.5kg for the entire system (rear hub motor, 250W battery, iWOC One and all wiring) this is the smallest and lightest full-power pedal assist motor that has ever been created. It is simply the ultimate in e-bike motors on the market.
It is the perfect solution for riders with a desire to take on long, demanding rides with the extra power and speed of a trained professional only when it is needed. This extra power 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.
SLEEK AERO LOOK
This bike boasts a fully integrated and minimalist electric motor and battery. It not only provides a sleek, stylish and low profile aero look but can also be ridden without electrical power assistance with zero interference. The motor creates no drag to the power transition, making the Aria e-Road the true road cyclist’s choice.
This is the first bike we’ve seen where the balance between a lightweight, high performance aero road bike and an e-bike has truly been established.
With the Aria e-Road you can genuinely have the best of both worlds.
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 RECHARGING
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 have fully integrated the iWOC One flush-fit power and battery level controls into the Aria e-Road’s aero top tube making it extremely discreet and unobtrusive.
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 25km/h
- 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
We are renowned in the bike industry for our tailoring and customisation of bikes to meet you requirements as an individual – and the Aria E-Road is no exception. The integration of the Ebikemotion system does influence some of the options that are available, but we have extensive experience in modifying bikes with this system through our work with Orbea, who were the first to adopt this unique system in their alloy Gain models. So please don’t hesitate to talk to us if you would like to discuss customisation of the Aria E-Road.
BIANCHI ARIA E-ROAD
2019 Bianchi Aria E-Road
- Frameset: Bianchi Aria E-Road Aero Disc carbon frame and forks
- Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc
- Motor: Ebikemotion X35 system – 250W rear hub motor unit, 250Wh integrated battery and iWOC One remote control
- Wheelset: Vision Trimax Disc with Ebikemotion motor unit rear hub and Vittoria Rubino 700x28c tyres
Frame: Aria E-Road Disc carbon, mechanical/electronic shifting compatible, PressFit 86,5x41mm BB, head tube 1.4″-1.1/8″, integrated seat clamp, full carbon dropout, flat mount, QR sytem, OLD 135mm
Fork: Bianchi Full Carbon Disc 1.4″>1.1/8″, thru axle 12x100mm
Headset: Fsa Orbit C-33, NO.44E, 1.1/8″>1.1/4″
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 2x11sp
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 GS 11sp
Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 52x36T
BB: Shimano SM-BB72-41B
Chain: Shimano Ultegra CN-HG701-11, 11sp
Sprockets: Shimano 105 CS-R7000, 11-12-13-14-16-18-20-22-25-28-32T
Brakes: Shimano BR-R8070
Brake levers: included w/shifters
Wheels: Vision Trimax alloy disc w/Ebikemotion motor unit rear hub
Tyres: Vittoria Rubino IV 700×28
Stem: Reparto Corse 3D Forged alloy 6061, rise -8°, 1.1/8″, Ext: 90mm-47/50cm, 100mm-53cm, 110mm-55/57cm,120mm-59cm, 130mm-61cm
Handlebar Reparto Corse Aero Compact, alloy 6061 diam. 31,8mm
Seatpost: Aria Full Carbon Aero, clamp with alloy head adjustable and reversible +/- 35mm
Saddle: Selle Royal Seta S1, steel rails, 278x144mm
Rotors: Shimano SM-RT86, 160mm
Waterbottle: Bianchi Loli 600ml
Waterbottle Cage: Elite Paron Race composite
Motor: Ebikemotion X35 system: 250W rear hub motor unit, 250Wh integrated battery and iWOC One remote control
Colours: CK16/Black full Glossy