Whatever your reasons for wanting an e-bike, the Aria E-Road Ultegra is a very lightweight, fun machine with a small motor and battery for that extra little kick. Weighing in at just 26.6 lbs, it’s a featherweight as e-bikes go. Bianchi has kept the weight down, biasing this more toward those who can cruise at high speeds with leg power alone.
The Ebikemotion rear hub motor and 250 Wh in-tube battery are designed to help you get up those climbs, putting in extra watts when you need them to. The motor cuts out at just 15.5 mph so much of the time you’ll hardly take power from the system except on climbs.
There are e-road-bikes with big batteries and motors out there that might even cost a little less than the $5,800 you’ll have to find for this. They won’t ride anything like a traditional road bike and aren’t for the purpose this has been designed for. This is specifically for serious road racers who want to give 75% of their legs to achieve 100%.
Reasons to Buy
If you want to enjoy spending the weekends riding long distances through most of the year, this E-Road Ultegra Di2 is for you. It’s an ideal racing machine with its lightweight frame and a comfortable riding position that’ll allow you to put in less wattage per mile as you ride.
It’s also a good choice if you live on the top floor of an apartment building and will need to carry your bike up the stairs after every ride. Also, if you’re self-conscious about making the switch to an e-bike, fret not — the Bianchi Aria E-Road Ultegra Di2 looks just like a regular old bike with its in-tube battery and concealed motor.
Things to Consider
Being primarily for experts in training, this e-bike lacks a big motor and battery. This means that if you’re looking for long range and lots of power from the battery, the Aria E-Road Ultegra Di2 probably isn’t the bike for you.
Since they’re made for experts who need top quality components, the Ultegra Di2 electronic gears need charging after every ride so they won’t let you down.