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Bianchi Launches E-Arcadex, the "New Flagship E-Gravel Bike"

Described as the new flagship e-gravel bike, Bianchi’s recently launched e-Arcadex is designed for the explorer in you, being engineered to gracefully handle both the pavement and unpaved roads.
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We first heard of Arcadex last year, when the Italian bike manufacturer introduced its first carbon gravel bike. The 2021 Arcadex shares the Bianchi racing DNA and is almost perfect, boasting a perfect gravel geometry, a responsive and aesthetically pleasing carbon fiber frame, and an aerodynamic design. All that’s missing with the original Arcadex is an electric drivetrain, a problem that Bianchi solved with the all-new e-Arcadex.

Also available in a touring version, the e-Arcadex gravel bike can be bought in three color schemes: Glacial, Forest, and Desert. There are five sizes to choose from: XS, S, M, L, and XL.

Designed to deliver maximum stability and a comfortable ride regardless of the terrain, the new e-Arcadex offers a tire clearance of up to 700 x 45 mm in width. You’ve also got a dropper seat post with 80 mm of travel (in addition to the 40 mm of integrated suspension) and a comfy Velomann saddle.

The e-bike features a full carbon frame with eyelets that allow you to add various accessories you might need, such as fenders, racks, and more. If you opt for the e-Arcadex Tourer, you get mudguards and luggage racks as standard.

Bianchi’s e-Arcadex packs a 250W Bosch Performance Line CX motor with 85 Nm of torque and a 500Wh Bosch battery that claims to offer a range of up to 115 km (71 miles) on a charge. Four hours are necessary to get the battery back to 100 percent full.

As you would expect with a brand backed by 130 years of experience in the bike manufacturing game, the e-Arcadex is not for every wallet. The bike has a starting price of €5,349 (approximately $5,400) for the Tourer version, with the other version going for €6,249 (around $6,300).

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