The Bianchi eMTB portfolio has a new head at the top: the e-Vertic FX-Type Pro 2023 is not only the downhill-heavy eMTB in Bianchi’s line up, it also sets the design language for the rest of the family. What we have to expect from the new eMTB from Bianchi, you can read here.
The e-Vertic FX-Type Pro is the new flagship in the e-Vertic product family, which ranges from downhill-oriented eMTBs to touring bikes and city bikes. In addition to the full carbon e-Vertic FX-Type Pro with 160 mm travel, the e-Vertic FX-Type eMTB will also be released next year as an aluminum variant with 140 mm travel and the X-Type hardtail eMTB. In addition, Bianchi will offer the T-Type, an e-trekking bike. The C-Type will be the new urban bike in the Bianchi lineup. Not only do the bikes share green and blue paint accents reminiscent of the iconic Bianchi Celeste green, they also feature a distinctive design language with a massive rear swingarm where the chain runs under the chainstays.
The new Bianchi e-Vertic FX-Type Pro 2023 in detail
In the new e-Vertic FX-Type Pro works the Bosch Performance Line CX Smart System motor. It is rotated upwards, so that the 750 Wh battery finds space in the down tube in front of the motor and the center of gravity does not move unnecessarily upwards. The e-Vertic FX-Type Pro 2023 will be released in January 2023 still with a Kiox 300 display and the LED remote, an different spec model with the inconspicuous Bosch System Controller and new Bosch Mini Remote has already been announced for the middle of the coming year. Bianchi targets the e-Vertic FX-Type Pro at sporty mountain bikers who ride in technically demanding terrain and therefore gives it 160 mm of suspension travel at the front and rear. It rolls on 29″ tires and will appear on the market in three spec variants and the frame sizes M, L and XL. The frame geometry is quite conservative for the intended field of use. With a seat tube of 477 mm in length in size L, a steering angle of 66° and relatively short reach values in all sizes, it looks extremely compact, at least on paper. How the frame geo is noticeable on the trail, we tell you after a ride test.
Bianchi e-Vertic FX-Type PRO GX AXS
Motor Bosch Performance Line CX Smart System 85 Nm
Battery Bosch PowerTube 750 Wh
Display Kiox 300
Fork FOX 38 Performance 160 mm
Rear Shock FOX Float X2 160 mm
Seatpost Alpha1 Series 125 – 150 mm
Brakes MAGURA MT7 203/203 mm
Drivetrain SRAM GX AXS 1x12
Stem Velomann 50 mm
Handlebar Veloman 780 mm
Wheelset Velomann 29"
Tires Vittoria e-Barzo 2.6"
Size M L XL
|Top tube||597 mm||624 mm||661 mm|
|Seat tube||430 mm||477 mm||520 mm|
|Head tube||105 mm||120 mm||140 mm|
|Chainstay||445 mm||445 mm||445 mm|
|BB Drop||20 mm||20 mm||20 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,192 mm||1,228 mm||1,266 mm|
|Reach||429 mm||460 mm||490 mm|
|Stack||626 mm||639 mm||658 mm|
Extravagant and style-conscious: you can’t deny the Italian flair of the new Bianchi product family and its family head, the e-Vertic FX-Type Pro 2023. How the new Bianchi eMTBs behave on the trail, we can not yet say. The conservative geo values will at least scare off ambitious trail pilots. For a ride test, however, we would immediately take the trip to Milan, the birthplace of the Bianchi brand, without batting an eye.
For more information, visit bianchi.com
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Words: Rudolf Fischer Photos: Bianchi