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New smaller Mahle X20 hub motor powers the “lightest e-bike drive system on the market”

New smaller Mahle X20 hub motor powers the “lightest e-bike drive system on the market”

Mahle e-bike drive systems just got substantially lighter thanks to the big weight savings in their new, more compact X20 hub motor. Already one of…

Wednesday, Apr 20

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Mahle e-bike drive systems just got substantially lighter thanks to the big weight savings in their new, more compact X20 hub motor. Already one of the most popular lightweight e-bike powertrains for road & gravel, the new X20 completely refines & modernizes Mahle ( formerly eBikemotion ) pedal-assist performance while becoming the “lightest e-bike drive system on the market” beyond its improved power:weight ratio. Mahle X20 lightweight e-bike drive system

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The previous Mahle hub motor was probably already the most common drive system we’d find in lightweight road & gravel e-bikes. Combining a lightweight 250W motor in the hub of the rear wheel, balanced with a small 250W battery hidden inside the downtube of bikes from the likes of Cannondale , GT , Orbea , Rose , Scott , Simplon , 3T , Urwahn & Wilier (to name just a recent handful), it was a simple and unobtrusive solution that often didn’t even require major changes to those e-bikes’ analog analogues.

But now, the X20 hub is simply better all around.

It’s lighter, smoother, easier to get on & off the bike, better integrated, less obtrusive. Interestingly, it’s also a bit less powerful, giving an added benefit of longer ranges, too. Tech details – What’s new?

The new complete Mahle X20 system now weighs just 3.2kg, down 300g from the X35. That’s why Mahle calls it the “lightest e-bike drive system on the market”. The smaller diameter hub itself drops even more weight than that, around half a kilo […]

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