Colnago has today launched the E64, an e-assisted version of that resembles the C64, the Italian brand’s latest race bike. The E64 is built around an Ebikemotion motor, which can deliver up to 250 watts of assistance. This is a hub-based system, which is connected to a battery that is stored in the down tube. An additional external auxiliary battery can be added to boost range. The motor is controlled by a button that is moulded into the top of the top tube just behind the head tube. This system is also used in Orbea’s Gain e-road bike. We rode a prototype version of this system back in 2017 and found it quite intuitive to use. The whole system is claimed to weigh 3.7kg, bringing the total claimed weight of the bike to 12kg in an unspecified size. Despite its looks, the bike doesn’t actually use the same lugged tube-to-tube construction as the C64 — the frame is just painted to mimic the Colnago’s signature construction method. With that said, unless you’re looking closely, it’s honestly hard to differentiate the E64 from a regular non-assisted bike. Pricing and availability information was not available at the time of writing but we’ll update this story as soon as we have this...