The last time we looked at a bike from venerable bicycle firm Bianchi—the Italian company is the oldest maker of bicycles in the world—was the late summer of 2017, when the Ferrari/Bianchi SF01 racer appeared.
Well, Bianchi is back just ahead of springtime, when a one’s fancy turns to roving, and to forecast a pleasurable season of new horizons they’ve introduced a new e-bike, the e-Omnia.
A gander at Bianchi’s offering teaches the Latin-deprived the meaning of the word ‘omnia’: everything. And the e-Omnia lineup covers a lot of bases. Each of the three iterations—C-Type for city and commuting, T/FT-Type for touring and fitness, and X/FX-Type for mountain biking—is geared toward a specialized use.
But each is, in some way, a crossover. Bianchi had in mind solutions for the commuter who likes a tour now and then, the enthusiast who likes to use his e-bike for urban errands, and the like. The website text puts tourists into the catch-all, too.
The bike’s design is attractive. A rugged aluminum frame that holds the power, with hybrid tires and, if desired, saddlebags for one’s workaday or getaway stuff comprise a cursory look. It’s refined and unpretentious. The range of each bike is a little different, with the C-Type’s 68 miles as a starting point.
Bianchi e-Omnia counts F1 champion Nico Rosberg among its celebrity ambassadors.
Prices start at around $4,000.