Cannondale unveils two Bosch-powered cargo ebikes

Cannondale Bosch-powered Cargo eBikes
The Wonderwagen Neo with a front-loader (on the left) and the Cargowagen Neo (on the right) are presented as car alternatives. Images © Cannondale

As the cargo eBike market continues to flourish, offering consumers greener and more convenient alternatives to traditional vehicles, renowned bike manufacturer Cannondale has thrown its hat into the ring. Previously dominated by brands like Aventon, Tern, Rad, and Specialized, Cannondale has released two new Bosch-powered cargo eBike models that aim to revolutionize the way you handle daily chores or transport your kids.

The first of these exciting new models is the Connecticut-based company’s Cargowagen Neo. One among the many bike brands owned by Dutch transport conglomerate Pon Holdings, Cannondale has designed the Cargowagen Neo around a low-step alloy frame with an integrated rear rack capable of carrying up to 80 kg (176 lb) of cargo. Alternatively, it can transport one or two children when fitted with optional seating.

An array of thoughtful features accompanies this robust carrying capacity. The bike ships with a dropper seatpost that facilitates legs-down stopping. Its total length is six feet (1.85 meters), aiding in inner-city parking, especially with the double-leg center kickstand. A center console at the step-over point provides convenient storage for small items like water bottles or snacks.

Under the hood—or rather, the frame—the Cargowagen Neo is powered by a Bosch Performance Speed mid-drive motor, capable of reaching up to 28 mph (45 km/h) with 85 Nm (62.6 lb.ft) of torque. The bike also features an anti-rollback function, a walk assist, and custom tuning options available via a companion mobile app. The gearset comprises a Shimano Deore LinkGlide with 10-speed options, allowing for a flexible riding experience.

Cannondale Cargowagen Neo Rear Rack
The Cargowagen Neo features an integrated rear rack with a carrying capacity of up to 80 kg (176 lbs).

For power options, Cannondale offers either a 725-Wh or 545-Wh Bosch PowerPack, both safety certified to UL 2849 standards. Although the company hasn’t provided per-charge range estimates, there’s an additional battery mount for an extra battery if required.

The Cargowagen Neo’s ride comfort is enhanced by a Suntour suspension fork and heavy-duty alloy rims, wrapped in 20-inch Schwalbe Pick-Up tires. For braking, it employs Tektro hydraulic brakes with 203/180-mm rotors. Additional features include integrated front and rear lighting, an Abus ring lock, and full fenders. There’s also an array of optional accessories, such as a front rack, rear cargo box, panniers, and a surround rail. The bike even comes with a trailer mounting point.

Cannondale Cargowagen Neo Optional Seating
When optioned with cushioned seats and safety rails, the Cargowagen Neo can transport one or two kids to school.

The Cargowagen Neo is priced at $4,300 and will be available later this year.

For European consumers, Cannondale offers a front-loader version called the Wonderwagen Neo. It is powered by a Bosch Cargo Line motor and comes with either an Enviolo variable-transmission hub or 10-speed Shimano gearing, offering speeds up to 25 km/h. Its front bucket can carry up to 100 kg (220 lb) and comes with two seats fitted with safety harnesses. Pricing for this model starts at €6,499.

Cannondale Wonderwagen Neo Front-Loader
The Wonderwagen Neo’s front bucket has two seats with safety harnesses and boasts a carrying capacity of up to 100 kg (220 lbs).

In summary, Cannondale’s new cargo eBikes offer robust features, powerful performance, and thoughtful design elements, marking a compelling entry into this rapidly growing market.

Cannondale Wonderwagen Neo Bosch-powered
The Wonderwagen Neo is powered by a Bosch Cargo Line motor and offers either a 725-Wh or 545-Wh Bosch PowerPack, both UL 2849 certified.

Source: Cannondale