Italian company Bianchi, who are the oldest bike manufacturer on the planet and in the eyes of their legions of fans, the best too, have unveiled a new range of e-bikes.
The e-Omnia range, from the Latin for everyone, is a series of bikes that have basically the same frame and the same Bosch electric motor, but are available in city, tourer and mountain versions. They follow on from the higher specified e-bikes that the company has recently launched including its Aria E-Road bike, which is an electric version of one of the company’s key road racing bike models.
The CEO Fabrizio Scalzotto , also said in a promotional video that the brand would be shifting to manufacturing e-bikes, though presumably, this is just a change of emphasis and not a move away from traditional road bike manufacture. The championing of e-bikes puts the company up against a large range of competitors, not just fellow bike makers, but also e-bike specialists like Gocycle and auto makers like Ford and Peugeot.
More details on the bikes below
- C-Type: city
- T-Type: tourer (including men’ and women’s versions, and a full-suspension model FT-Type)
- X-Type: mountain (including a full suspension model FX-Type)
This choice of models is complemented by an advanced 3D online bike configurator with 8,500 possible combinations of colours, features and specifications enabling each individual can create their own E-Omnia that is perfectly suited to his or her needs. The Configurator gives them the chance to craft everything about their new e-bike, claims Bianchi, from the chain or belt transmission to the ABS option, to the addition of a kickstand or carrier system. There are also different colourways available in the Bianchi Signature Collection, in addition to the two standard colours offered for each model.
The ABS option available on selected models enhances the rider’s safety and their feeling of control on the road or trail, with increased stability and manoeuvrability when braking, claims Bianchi.
The advanced Bosch Performance Line CX motor unit also offers the following:
- Torque: 85NM
- Power assist: up to 340%
- Battery options: 500 Wh, 625Wh, dual battery
- Braking system: ABS option
The range was introduced by 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg who said “Formula 1 taught me there’s always a solution if you’re prepared to tear up the rulebook. Bianchi has made it their mission to change the way we move around, and I believe in a greener world of e-mobility where e-bikes are part of the solution. That’s why I choose Bianchi and e-Omnia.”
E-OMNIA T-TYPE AND FT-TYPE: The E-Omnia T-Type is a versatile full suspension tourer bike designed to meet the needs of weekend travellers and city explorers. Thanks to a unique rear carrier system integrated with the frame, the E-Omnia FT-Type can serve as a touring bike, a commuter or a means to get the kids around – all in the same week. The Bosch Performance Line CX Motor unit supplies all the assistance desired for weekend escapes and the front wheel ABS option increases the e-bike’s stability and manoeuvrability.
E-OMNIA X-TYPE AND FX-TYPE: The FX-Type is the most capable MTB model in the E-Omnia range, designed for expert riders who love to shred trails and seek fun on two wheels. The asymmetrical swing arm prevents chainstay damage and any annoying noises. The X-Type is a hardtail e-MTB, designed to excel on fire roads or mountain trails. Like the FX-Type, mudguards are integrated on the head tube, fork’s crown, under the downtube and on the back of the seat. Both the X and FX Type models come with the ABS option.
The Bianchi E-Omnia configurator is available at: bianchi.com/e-omnia