Bianchi’s e-Omnia range of electric bikes features ABS, to help increase the safety on offer to e-bike riders by incorporating the anti-lock braking system found on cars and motorbikes.
Bianchi is using the system designed by Bluebrake, the Italian brand which produces its own e-bike and e-cargo bikes, and stakes claim to being the first and only company to develop and patent an e-bike ABS that is completely integrated into the frame.
Bluebrake ABS has experience in Formula 1, and aims to apply the technology available to motorists to those using light electric vehicles (LEVs).
The e-Omnia range is a family of bikes, including models for mountain bikers, touring and city riders. The ABS has been applied to five of the bikes – the X, FX, T and FT types – the e-tourer and e-mountain bike models.
The ABS system prevents front wheel lock-up and rear wheel lift-off, reducing the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking.