Activated Carbon: the Leaos Carbon Urban electric bike is a carbon-fibre marvel

This awesome e-bike will get you to 28mph in style

Is that a stealth bike?
Nope – this angular marvel is the Leaos Carbon Urban, an Italian-made e-bike with a gorgeous-looking carbon fibre monocoque frame finished in matte black, gloss black or gloss white. It keeps all the wiring and chain out of sight, for a super sleek profile.

Very pretty, but does it actually perform?
The Leaos packs a 36V MPV motor that delivers up to 50Nm of torque, for 10 levels of pedal assist, plus NuVinci Harmony automatic transmission. If you've got a motorbike license and insurance, you can pick up a full-speed version that's classed as a moped and will motor along at 28mph. If not, you'll have to be content with pootling along at 15mph on the speed-limited version. Both models pack disc brakes to bring you to a halt in a hurry.

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What about charging time?
The Carbon Urban packs a removable 11.6 Ah battery from BMZ, with a claimed fast charging time of 2.5 hours – that'll take you 68 miles on the speed-limited bike, or 56 miles on the high-speed version.

Any extras?
You get 26in Schwalbe balloon tires for a smooth ride, plus Supernova LED lights integrated into the frame, and a Selle San Marco leather saddle to cushion your posterior. The handlebars sport a digital display, too – and that’s just the standard kit.

Optional extras include carbon fibre mudguards and rack, a smartphone holder and an anti-theft GPS device. Which you’ll probably want, as it’s rather a pricey piece of kit.

How pricey are we talking here?
You'll need to save your pennies; the Carbon City Design starts at €4980 (£4120), before you start hitting up the options list.

[Leaos via Designboom]

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