Pinarello Enters eBike Market With Nytro

Pinarello Nytro
Photo: Pinarello

Pinarello will make you an eBike now.

The storied Italian bike manufacturer may be a bit behind in the e-Bike segment, but their very first e-bike, or e-Road bike as they like to say, is one gorgeous machine, powered or not.

It looks a whole lot like a F10-disk but with an even bigger downtube. It’s far more complicated under the hood, though.

Starting with the frame, the T-700 carbon fiber is laid up to share similar geometry with the F10 with the exception of a slightly longer headtube and wheelbase, as are the trademark asymmetric frame design, hidden seatpost clamp, and truncated flatback frame profile. The Nytro will accommodate tires up to 28C and is compatible with flat mount disc brakes only with 12×100 and 12×142 thru-axles to boost stiffness and security.

Pinarello has also decided to keep the Italian-thread bottom bracket in place. The frame is said to tip the scales at 9 kilograms, or 19.8 lbs without battery and 13 kilograms (28lbs) with battery installed.

As for the drivetrain, the Nytro utilizes the Fazua Evation system which is capable of 400 watts of max power output to assist up to 25 km/h (15.5mph) from a 252 watt-hour battery controlled from a handle-bar mounted remote control. Five drive modes will be available – from no support to full 400 watts of assist, as well as a dedicated mode to assist when walking with the bike. The charge time for the battery is approximately 3-4 hours.

Also worth noting is that the Nytro can be used as a regular road bike without the battery installed.

Five sizes from 46.5cm to 56.8cm will be available beginning in Europe with a starting price of $7,050.