The new LeMond ebike, Prolog, is easy to handle and maneuver at only 26 pounds. The extreme lightweight is thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber in almost every element of the vehicle.
The Prolog features a carbon fiber frame and fork, fenders, seatpost, rear rack and front basket. A carbon-fiber monocoque handlebar-stem includes an integrated 500 lumen headlight for excellent visibility. Taillights are embedded, providing exceptional rider visibility to others on the road.
Developed with partner Munich Composites, an upgraded version of the ebike also offers the LeMond LC30 wheel rim, a low weight rim made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber built for the wide tubeless tires, the LeMond / Panaracer Gravelking Slick+. The wide tires allow a fill to a lower pressure, offering a more comfortable ride.
When it comes to powering the Prolog, a 250 watt, 36v rear hub motor, part of the Mahle X35+ smart ebike system embedded throughout the frame, assists the ebike to reach speeds of up to 20 mph. The Mahle mobile app tracks data for the rider and integrates with Strava, a popular app for runners and cyclists. The Prolog’s range averages 45 miles with an external battery available as an upgrade that increases range by up to 70%.
The ebike also features an 11-speed Shimano GRX drivetrain. The Di2 shifting system solves issues that cyclists come across in power-delivery by providing fast shifts at the press of a button even when climbing.
LeMond even offers carbon fiber mudguards with the Prolog. The Prolog will be available in late February at a base price of $4,500.