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Bosch eBike Systems

   Words by Beth Noy

   on 13/02/2017 13:56:00

Bosch are one of the most recognised household names for electrical goods across the world and their advances into electric bike systems have taken the cycling industry by storm. We’ve got the low down of the latest Bosch eBike technology and what the differences are between their electric bike systems…

 

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Ride Your Way With 5 Riding Modes

All of the Bosch eBike Systems offer five different riding modes; Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo and Off meaning you can choose and change your level of output as you ride. There is also a walk assistance mode which gives you that extra helping hand when you need it.

  • Off: No support; all on-board computer functions accessible
  • Eco: Effective, optimally efficient support for maximum range
  • Sport: Immediate, powerful support for sporty riding, for both mountain biking and road riding
  • Turbo: Direct, maximum support to the highest cadences for ambitious, athletic riding

Bosch eBike Active Line

The Bosch Active Line is found on most electric commuter bikes giving the ideal output for riding on the roads guaranteeing a safe, reliable riding experience. An intelligent sensor concept on the Bosch Active Line provides the perfect amount of support at all times.

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Perfectly adjusted support for each pedaling action: for relaxed bike touring and more everyday power. The Active Cruise drive unit supports up to a maximum of 25 km/h and ensures optimum balancing of support, ideal for enthusiastic leisure riders. Optionally also with a backpedal function.

Bosch eBike Active Line Highlights

  • Outstanding support: The intelligent three-sensor concept for the drive unit takes more than 1,000 measurements per second to provide outstanding support and ensures a harmonious power delivery.
  • Perfect amount of support: Perfect balance of force with every pedaling action – ideal for tours and greater mobility in everyday use, up to a maximum of 25 km/h.
  • PowerPacks: PowerPacks for the Active Line are available with 500, 400 and 300 Wh as frame or rack batteries. The new DualBattery doubles battery range.
  • Attractive: The design of the Bosch eBike-systems has already won a Red Dot Award.
  • Extremely versatile: The Active Line can be used on eBikes with a derailleur and hub gear system – the latter can also be equipped with a backpedal function.
  • Minimal wear: The gear shift detection function of the Active Line preserves the components and ensures an easy, fluid shifting action.

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Bosch eBike Performance Line

The Bosch eBike Performance Line is the level up from the Active Line, can be found on electric commuter bikes and electric mountain bikes and is designed for those embarking on extended adventures. Go the long way home from work or head out to explore at the weekend thanks to the Bosch Performance Line; transforming eBikers into explorers and adventurers! The powerful drive of this system delivers the right amount of power, exactly when you need it providing outstanding support in every situation to guarantee even more fun in the saddle (up to 25 km/h with the Performance Cruise drive unit or up to 45km/h with the Speed variant).

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Drive Unit Performance Cruise (up to 25 km/h) and Drive Unit Performance Speed (45 km/h) both ensure perfect grip and smooth flow.

Bosch eBike Performance Line Highlights

  • Off to a good start: Full support as soon as you set off.
  • Outstanding support: Three sensors measure torque, speed and acceleration more than 1,000 times per second, ensuring perfect interaction between rider and eBike.
  • Enhanced performance development: A dynamic characteristic curve from the Cruise and Speed Performance Lines produces a more sporty riding performance and greater acceleration, especially when setting off. An update is available for older Performance Line models.
  • Compact and lightweight: The Drive Unit’'s small size means that it weighs less, features a shorter pedal distance, and is more ergonomic.
  • Convenient: You can also shift the gears of the Performance Line electronically with integral eShift solutions from NuVinci, SRAM and Shimano.
  • Varying speeds: The Cruise Performance Line model provides support up to 25 km/h and the Speed Performance Line model up to 45 km/h. Commuters, for example, can reach their destination even quicker.

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Bosch eBike Performance Line CX

The Bosch Performance Line CX takes your electric mountain bike to a whole new level; experience the power of the Bosch Uphill Flow drive while riding through the mountains (and ditch the uplift at trail centres!). Benefit from a noticeable boost in performance, a maximum torque of up to 75 newton meters and sustained power into the high cadence range for sporty acceleration, even when riding over alpine terrain.

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The Performance CX drive unit is visually appealing with its spectacularly expressive look. Sustained power – at high speeds, thanks to continuously maximum torque (75 Newton meters). The Performance Line CX gives a sporty dynamic acceleration, even when riding over alpine terrain.

Bosch eBike Performance Line CX Highlights

  • Robust: The powder coating, rock protection cover and splash water protection prevent the drive unit from sustaining damage.
  • Direct Flow: Support from the very first step – makes it easier to start pedalling uphill and delivers a healthy dose of power when exiting corners.
  • Gear Change Control: Guarantees direct, sporty gear changes and protects the chain and cassette.
  • Trail Control: The typical Bosch dynamic power control always gives the rider the right degree of support (50-300% when traveling over steep terrain.
  • Uphill Flow: The maximum torque of 75 Nm transforms eMountain bikes into expert climbers.
  • Efficient: Bosch drive units are capable of achieving maximum power, even under high loads.

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Bosch eBike Systems Comparison

Performance Line CX

25 km/h

Performance Line Speed 45 km/h

Performance Line Cruise 25 km/h

Active Line Cruise 25 km/h

Gear type

Derailleur system

Derailleur system

Derailleur system

Hub gear system

Derailleur system

Hub gear system

Power

250 watts

350 watts

250 watts

250 watts

250 watts

250 watts

Support level (%)

TURBO: 300
SPORT: 210
TOUR: 120
ECO: 50

TURBO: 275
SPORT: 190
TOUR: 120
ECO: 55

TURBO: 275
SPORT: 190
TOUR: 120
ECO: 50

TURBO: 260
SPORT: 170
TOUR: 110
ECO: 50

TURBO: 250
SPORT: 150
TOUR: 100
ECO: 40

TURBO: 225 SPORT: 150 TOUR: 100
ECO: 40

Maximal possible drive torque (Nm)

(converted to a gear ratio of 1:1 crankset to chainring)

TURBO: 75
SPORT: 60
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40

TURBO: 63
SPORT: 55
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40

TURBO: 63
SPORT: 55
TOUR: 50
ECO: 40

TURBO: 50
SPORT: 50
TOUR: 45
ECO: 40

TURBO: 50
SPORT: 45
TOUR: 40
ECO: 35

TURBO: 48
SPORT: 45
TOUR: 40
ECO: 35

Maximum cadence (rpm) with drive support

TURBO: 120
SPORT: 120
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120

TURBO: 120
SPORT: 120
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120

TURBO: 120
SPORT: 120
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120

TURBO: 120
SPORT: 120
TOUR: 120
ECO: 120

TURBO: 100
SPORT: 100
TOUR: 100
ECO: 90

TURBO: 100
SPORT: 100
TOUR: 100
ECO: 90

Start-up behaviour

Very sporty

Sporty

Sporty

Dynamic

Harmonious

Harmonious

Max. support up to

25 km/h

45 km/h

25 km/h

25 km/h

25 km/h

25 km/h

Backpedal function

no

no

no

no

no

optional

Gear shift detection

yes (dynamic)

yes

yes

no

yes

no

Weight

< 4.0 kg

< 4.0 kg < 4.0 kg < 4.0 kg < 4.0 kg < 4.0 kg

 

Bosch eBike Display Units

The Bosch eBike systems come with a range of different display units with a range of different features. Electric bikes from different brands will already have the display unit as part of the package but you can upgrade or change your display unit to any Bosch eBike display!

Bosch Nyon eBike On Board Computer

This is the first ever all-in-one eBike on-board computer and is way more than just a computer for your e-bike…

Nyon combines all functions in one device providing current speed, cadence or range data to navigating by GPS or analysing your personal fitness.  Nyon keeps you optimally informed throughout every ride with a wide array of innovative features. It’s exceptionally quiet, quickly rechargeable and sized for your trouser pocket. Together with the eBike-connect.com portal and the app for Android and iOS smartphones, Nyon offers next-generation eBike connectivity.

Find out more about the Bosch Nyon system and buy online today to upgrade your electric bike to the ultimate navigation and training machine!

Bosch eBike Intuvia Display Unit

Intuvia guarantees easy and intuitive control of your electric bike. The viewing area remains clearly visible under all lighting conditions and the separate control allows you to keep your hands safely on the handlebar when changing modes. It also features a handy shift recommendation feature that makes sure you always pedal in the right gear to preserve the battery and extend the range.

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Bosch eBike Purion Display Unit

The Purion display unit gives you all the information you need at the click of a thumb. The new Purion on-board computer operates with maximum efficiency and precision with the display clearly showing the most important information next to your grip for easy of use!

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