Cannondale announced the Quick Neo SL, a sporty and lightweight hybrid e-bike meant for fitness or commuting. It uses the Mahle ebikemotion X35 250W rear hub drive system, adding a power boost with minimal ~8 pound weight penalty. All models use 700x38mm tires, with options for both standard and dropped top tube.

2020 Cannondale Quick Neo SL hybrid sport e-bike

Cannondale has been busy adding e-bike capability to more and more of their models. While the sporty Quick model already had an e-bike option (the Quick Neo), it’s a pricier affair that uses a highly-integrated Bosch motor and battery. The new Quick Neo SL opts for a simple and lightweight Mahle rear hub motor, cutting weight – and about $700.

The Mahle ebikemotion X35 system uses a 250w rear hub with a hidden 250Wh downtube battery. It’s the same system used on their Treadwell hybrid – effectively meaning that you can choose your bike based on wheel size (the Treadwell uses 650b, while the Quick rolls on 700c).

If you need more range than the stock battery provides, a Range Extender may be added, boosting the capacity to 450Wh.

A top tube button allows you to select the power mode, with three settings to choose from. The total system adds 3.5 kg or 7.7 lbs to the weight of the Quick.

All models come with the Cannondale Wheel Sensor and Intellimount stem, offering integration with their Cannondale App. This allows your smartphone to act as a dashboard display for information like speed, distance, and calories burned. It also tracks maintenance needs and sends service reminders based on miles ridden.

Geometry & Sizing

The Quick Neo SL is offered in two formats – standard top tube (above)…

…and Remixte (dropped top tube).

Spec & Pricing

All levels of the Quick Neo SL use a SmartForm C3 alloy frame with full carbon 1 1/4″ to 1 1/8″ tapered fork with 12x100mm thru axle. Complete bike weights have not been released to us at this time.

The Quick Neo SL1 ($2,800) uses a Shimano Deore / XT 10-speed drivetrain with 11-42 cassette, along with Shimano UR300 hydraulic disc brakes.

The Quick Neo SL1 Remixte ($2,800) uses the same spec as above, with a dropped top tube.

The Quick Neo SL2 ($2,400) uses a Shimano Altus 9-speed drivetrain with 11-36 cassette, along with Shimano UR300 hydraulic disc brakes.

The Quick Neo SL2 Remixte ($2,400) uses the same spec as above, with a dropped top tube.

All models of the Quick Neo SL are available immediately in North America.


  1. So it adds about $1600 to a normal Quick. I can buy a build 500W, larger range system for significantly less paying retail prices. I understand there is some integration which I’d pay for, but man this thing seems like a rip-off.

  2. But this one wont burn your house down when charging! Also not many people are mechanically competant enought to add an electric drive system to an ordinary bike. This will also have full warrant from both Cannondale and Mahle, and adding a system to a normal bike yourself would void the frame warranty.

  3. Have put over 200 miles on mine so far. Absolutely love it. Design and build are far superior to anything else in this price range. Quality Quality Quality. Perfect for any type rider and especially those getting into road biking for the first time. Hills? What hills? Conquer them all.

    • I got one but it has no instructions and the app is almost useless. They say this has 3 different modes, how can I get it into turbo mode?

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