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Wilier Filante Hybrid e-road bike hides new Mahle X20 motor, the world’s lightest e-bike drive system!

Wilier has a new carbon Filante Hybrid aero road e-bike that neatly integrates an all-new Mahle X20 motor, resetting the benchmark as the world’s lightest…

Wednesday, Apr 20

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Wilier has a new carbon Filante Hybrid aero road e-bike that neatly integrates an all-new Mahle X20 motor, resetting the benchmark as the world’s lightest e-bike drive system. Combining classic Wilier Triestina’s road bike feel & handling with the smooth support of the tiny Mahle X20 rear hub motor and an expandable 250Wh battery hidden in the downtube, the new Filante Hybrid e-bike can extend your road & all-road rides without feeling like you are weighed down on a bulky e-bike. Wilier Filante Hybrid stealthy road e-bike

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The new Wilier Filante Hybrid road e-bike doesn’t actually look like an e-bike, doesn’t really feel like you are riding an e-bike, or weigh a lot like most e-bikes. Even lighter than its similar Cento10 Hybrid predecessor, this new Filante Hybrid can be built up to push the 10kg/22lb weight threshold, giving it a real shot at the title of world’s lightest e-road bike. All-new world’s lightest Mahle X20 e-bike powertrain

Much of the secret to the new Filante Hybrid’s improvement comes down to the all-new made-in-Slovenia Mahle X20 hub motor e-bike drive system. With a complete powertrain system weight of around 3.2kg according to Mahle, that’s almost a 10% weight savings while still outputting the same 250W of power at a reduced torque output for a more natural road riding feel (that Wilier compares to 60Nm of torque from a mid-drive motor.)

This new smaller-diameter X20 rear hub motor system also moves to a 12mm […]

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