Canyon, the direct-to-consumer brand behind the outstanding Spectral CF 7.0 and the Grail AL 7.0 SL gravel bike – both winners of T3 2019 awards – has just unveiled its first ever electric flat-bar road bike, and it’s a stunner.
• New Canyon e-bikes are the pinnacle of German engineering and industrial design
Based on the non-electric Canyon Roadlite, the new Canyon Roadlite:ON adds electric assist in the form of a Fazua Evation drive system which consists of a battery in the bike’s downtube and a motor in the bottom bracket. That system weighs 4.6kg, which brings the whole build to 15kg, and the battery is removable to you can take it out and charge it at your desk (and ride the bike without the battery, should you wish).
The frame is aluminium with internal cable routing and the bike features a carbon fork and disc brakes. In terms of