Press release #eBike Systems

An effortless riding sensation and maximum control for bikers

  • A special mode for eMountain bikers
  • Maximum performance on trails
  • Greater enjoyment without changing modes
Tamara Winograd

Tamara Winograd >

Stuttgart/Reutlingen – Bosch eBike Systems is launching a new riding mode for the Performance Line CX, specially developed to meet the requirements of eMountain bikers. The eMTB mode ensures a natural riding sensation for the rider as well as optimal support on different types of terrain. Depending on the pedal pressure, the progressive motor assistance is adapted automatically to suit the biker's individual riding technique. There is no need to change between assistance modes – eMountain bikers can concentrate wholly on the trail during their ride. With the eMTB mode, tackling steep ascents poses no problems and cycling through rugged terrain is noticeably easier. The new eMTB mode will be available at retailers in the form of a software update from July 2017 onwards.

A dynamic ride – right from the start

The eMTB mode replaces the Sport mode, which has been in use up to now. It operates with two different modes: Tour and Turbo. With a maximum torque of up to 75 Nm, the motor boosts the biker's performance dynamically between 120 and 300 percent. The motor provides the eMountain biker with ideal power at all times, even at low pedalling frequencies, without the rider having to change the support levels. The amount of assistance is dependent on the pedal pressure, starting with light pressure and increasing to maximum support from the drive unit as required and as the degree of pressure is increased. The system responds almost instantaneously and the rider continues to experience the "natural riding sensation", whether starting off or accelerating. As soon as the pedal pressure decreases, the power assistance is smoothly regulated downwards. Thus the biker has much greater control when riding through narrow, winding sections of a trail.

Better control in tricky riding situations

Thanks to the improved application of the power assistance, the eMTB mode means that bikers are ideally equipped for rides through challenging terrain. The eMountain bike is easier to control at low speeds; likewise, technical uphill stretches and obstacles are easier to deal with. The assistance level ensures optimal traction at all times, even under difficult conditions such as a loose or wet surface. With the eMTB mode, the biker is always in the "flow" – even on uphill sections.

The eMTB mode will be available from retailers in the form of a software update from July 2017 onwards. All eBike models with the Bosch Performance Line CX can be retrofitted with the eMTB mode.

Ketchum Pleon GmbH

Jens Weller

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Bosch eBike Systems is shaping the future of eBike mobility with innovative products and digital services ranging from highly efficient drive systems to the first production-ready ABS for eBikes and Connected Biking solutions. On the daily routes through the city, on leisurely rides through the countryside or for sporting adventures in the mountains: Bosch eBike Systems offers eBikers the right drive system (drive unit, battery, display, and app) for every requirement and every area of use, ensuring a unique riding sensation. Today, more than 100 of the world's leading bicycle brands trust the perfectly coordinated, modular product portfolio. As an independent division within the Bosch Group, Bosch eBike Systems also makes use of the Group's technology and manufacturing expertise. For healthy, safe and sustainable mobility that is fun.

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