Cannondale Treadwell Neo

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Release Year
Charge Time
3.5 Hours
Maximum Range
37, 47 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
250 W
40 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36 V 6.9 Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
38, 40.1 lb
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Cannondale Treadwell Neo. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • Cannondale offers the Treadwell Neo in three builds: Neo, Neo 2, and Neo 2 EQ. The 2 and 2 EQ are available in step-over or Remixte (step-through) frames.
  • The EQ (equipped) model has fenders, lights, and a front basket rated at 22lb.
  • Several testers think the Treadwell Neo doesn't look like an e-bike due to the smooth integration.
  • The Treadwell Neo charges full in just three to four hours.
  • Many riders praise the fast-rolling 47mm Maxxis DTR-1 tires, highlighting the smooth ride feel and ample grip, even on wet cobbles.
  • Riders agree that the tires, saddle, and suspension seat post combine to provide a very comfortable ride.
  • One tester says the Herrmans front and rear lights on the EQ build are excellent.
  • Riders like the Intellimount handlebar stem, which makes it easy to mount a smartphone to the bike.
  • A reviewer is impressed by the smooth, progressive assistance from the Neo 2's Hyena hub motor and torque sensor.
  • At around 40lb, the Treadwell Neo is relatively light, and users note how easy it is to ride without assistance.
  • Two testers mention that the fenders are securely mounted and sturdy.
  • Several reviewers like the aesthetics of the bamboo deck on the front cargo rack.
  • Reviewers find the Treadwell Neo to be light, nimble, and fun to ride.
  • The riding position is comfortably upright, in the view of two experts.
  • Several riders appreciate the extra stability afforded by the wide BMX-style handlebars.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Multiple testers mention that the Treadwell Neo doesn't produce the range and power found on similar e-bikes.
  • Reviewers are disappointed that the Treadwell doesn't have a standard LCD-screen display.
  • This bike doesn’t have a rear rack or mounts to install one, frustrating two experts.
  • One expert notes that the battery can't be removed, so charging may be inconvenient.
  • The position of the Neo 2 EQ's headlight makes it easy for cargo in the basket to block it.

Bottom line

Cannondale’s Treadwell Neo is a line of agile and lightweight e-bikes. According to one expert, this bike has an attractive combination of pricing, looks, and practicality. The Treadwell Neo offers smooth electric assistance but has modest power and range. Thankfully, it's comfortable and easy to ride even with the motor off. The non-removable battery can make charging inconvenient, and there are a couple of minor design quirks, but reviewers appreciate the build quality, comfort, and functionality. Overall, riders of the Treadwell Neo agree it is a strong choice for commuting, shopping, and short-distance touring.

Expert Reviews

85/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
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Electric Bike Review

Cannondale Treadwell Neo EQ Remixte Review

An approachable, feature-rich, lightweight electric bike from a trusted name-brand company. The mixte mid-step frame offers more stiffness and performance than a wave step-thru, but still offers a low stand-over height.

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Convincingly Unconventional: The Cannondale Treadwell Neo EQ E-Bike Tested

The Treadwell Neo EQ is a welcome addition to the currently booming e-bike segment with almost invisible drive systems. With many unconventional ideas, the bike is unique and versatile at the same time.

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Les Numériques

Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2 EQ Remixte Test: A Light, Agile and Playful Electric Bike [French]

The Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2 EQ Remixte is a playful and agile electric bike that you enjoy maneuvering both in the city and on roads. It is… made for those who love cycling and are not afraid to pedal a minimum.

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Cannondale Treadwell EQ – Casual Riding | E-Bike Review

This bike is… super light… and.. very, very comfortable. The motor does accelerate very smooth and very agile… even when you switch off the motor, it’s fantastic to ride… and the price is really fantastic.

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Bobby Bakes and Sunday Rides

Cannondale Treadwell Neo E-Bike Review

That’s a good bike. It’s quite a nice bike to ride.

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TeDeKa Official

Review Cannondale Treadwell Neo 2 EQ 2022 | Electric Bikes Review

One thing I noticed from the last week is I had the bike fully charged and I left it inside the house for about a week and then the other day I took it out for a ride. Surprisingly, it had completely run out of charge

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Good Housekeeping

14 Best Electric Bikes of 2023, According to Testing

Overall, our testers found the Cannondale to be an accessible, no-frills e-bike, ideal for someone looking for a trustworthy brand but who doesn’t need or want an aggressive pedal assist or throttle, just the occasional extra push.

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Jeremy Janin

2020 Cannondale Treadwell Neo EQ E-Bike Review [French – English Subtitles]

The bike just feels right; the riding position feels super good, the rider’s weight distribution is even, and the upright position feels really good. It’s really enjoyable and everything you could ask for on an urban bike.

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Cannondale Treadwell Neo Test: Breathe and Pedal [Spanish]

I would define the Cannondale Treadwell Neo as an effective and fun machine, simple, comfortable. A model that combines all the advantages of a conventional bicycle with the plus of performance, satisfaction, and relaxation that electric technology delivers.

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2020 Cannondale Treadwell Neo EQ – Light E-Bike With Hubmotor [German]

This is a stylish and comfortable e-bike that is especially light and agile and does not look like an e-bike. It’s ideal for everyday short trips or with an additional battery also on longer journeys.

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An E-Bike Can Be This Sleek and Stylish [German]

The Treadwell Neo from Cannondale should be fun, make everyday life easier – and not weigh too much.

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User Ratings

89/100 based on 31 ratings
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