Pinarello releases the lightest mid-drive E-bike on the market

    Electric bikes Pinarello Nytro
Electric bikes Pinarello Nytro

The best electric bikes have really gained a foothold in the market over the past few years. Day after day, they seem to be the domain of commuters and couriers, either on dedicated eclectic bikes or homemade variants thanks to e-bike conversion kits. At the other end of the spectrum, there are a growing number of high-end, high-performance electric road bikes that, rather than aiming for maximum power or utility, aim to mimic the feel of an assistless road bike as best as possible. The new Pinarello Nytro E range falls into this category in many ways, with a focus on light weight and handling.

However, this is not just an electric road bike; there is also a gravel model and an all-terrain flat-bar version that has the same geometry as the gravel model, only with a completely different design.

Electric bikes Pinarello Nytro
Electric bikes Pinarello Nytro

Amplifier but still light

At the heart of every road, gravel and all-terrain bike is a new mid-drive motor. The TQ-HPR50 (funny name, right?) combined with a 360Wh battery adds just 3.9kg to the overall system weight. In return, you get 50Nm of torque and 300W of boost. The engine was designed to be light in weight but also small in size to keep the quality factor as close as possible to better mimic the feel of riding a standard road or gravel bike.

In addition, the motor has been designed to be quiet. The shape of the bike, the big down tube, and the built-in LED display might give you the power boost, but the sound of the motor shouldn’t give you away. At 11.4kg, the road model is no match for a high-end road bike, but it is comparable to some touring bikes and is the lightest electric bike of its kind on the market.

The road model is clearly inspired and shares the design features of the Dogma F and the new Pinarello F we recently tested on. Same visuals, same cable integration and cockpits, and the same asymmetrical design to better handle braking and power transfer forces (which seems to be even more important when forcing 300W).

It may seem that aerodynamics will be less of a concern when you have the motor in the bottom bracket and the battery in the down tube, but the more slippery the bike (and rider) is, the less power you need, and therefore the range increases. , so choosing the same truncated airfoil shape as the Dogma and F series makes sense from this point of view, as well as from the point of view of the continuity of the design language. The E-road models also borrow the Dogma seatpost, while the E-gravel uses a round shape option so customers can choose between seatposts or more suspension-oriented seatposts.

Electric bikes Pinarello Nytro
Electric bikes Pinarello Nytro

Nitro range; characteristics and prices

Headlined is the Nytro E-Road, which comes in three flavors (E9, E7 and E5). They all feature Shimano electronic groupsets, cascading from Dura-Ace through Ultegra to 105. Only the E7 comes in two colors, while the E5 and E9 only come in one. All can be fitted with 32mm tires, and the wheelsets range from Princeton Grit at the top to Fulcrum Racing 800 at 105.

All gravel models with different geometry and room for 50mm tires are fitted with 1x Sram groupsets. Red for E9, Force for E7 and Rival for E5, with a similar range of wheels from Princeton to Fulcrum Rapid Reds. There is also a Nytro Allroad model that shares the same geometry as the Nytro Gravel but comes with flat handlebars, mudguards, a rack and an 11-speed Deore drivetrain.


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