Electric drive for bicycles: Bosch is an exercise in small steps

Must have a market leader, the nose, the front of the Wind, if the Store runs like clockwork? Yes and no, Bosch drives with electric bikes so far, well dangers,

Electric drive for bicycles: Bosch is an exercise in small steps

Must have a market leader, the nose, the front of the Wind, if the Store runs like clockwork? Yes and no, Bosch drives with electric bikes so far, well dangers, in time and with Power to provide that in the case of other, smaller competitors, maybe a little earlier. And so it has been for years, in which innovations were less spectacular than in others. The Perspective on the season of 2021 is characterized by such a Wait. Those who had hoped that Bosch would connect the development to the smaller 250-Watt motors and batteries of lower capacity with a drive of its own for the road bike and the lightweight city Bike, looked disappointed. It retouches were presented to the existing products, nothing really Groundbreaking.

In the case of the drive's Performance Line CX one could even speak of repairs. The Bosch Motor was not only in the older versions, but even in his current, not the ultimate means and to the mountain bikers to help the mountain, had long established itself as the prevailing opinion. Now, the CX gets for the season 2021, by means of a "comprehensive" software updates for one more pulling power in the Form of 85 Newton-meters of torque in the highest levels of Support given. It should be said that motors with 120Nm at the Start. Such as anabol, the power treatment table to the CX impact, you can unfortunately not describe, for the jazzed up Version has not been driven yet.

Under the same shortcoming, that only the promise can tell, the practical experience but is still missing, suffering also update the other two innovations on the CX by the software: the effectiveness of The eMTB-mode extends from 2021 to well over a wider range of cadence. In addition, the vote of the pedal-pressure responsive support had been refined, says Bosch. Extended Boost the manufacturer calls the short-term Unlock maximum support to help share the driving over the edges, stones or roots "in a fraction of a second". Triggered it to be "situational pressure on the Pedal". You may think of it, so to speak, a Kickdown and an effect similar to that when you switch to a Shimano-Motor – however, with the button under the Handlebars – in the Boost mode.

Overall, the CX-engine with these changes even more to a dedicated drive for the mountain bike. A long time he was simply the strongest engine variant of Bosch built in wheels and other characteristics. With the software update for the eMTB-mode had, for example, can start out in a touring bike but not much. Newly, the Display of Nyon was decorated for the season in 2021. Significant change: It is equipped with a 3.2-inch screen, smaller than previously and can now be used instead of buttons and pressure knob by the name of the Joystick on the touch screen to operate. What was, unfortunately, not improved, to the disproportionate allocation of some of the screens between the unnecessarily large and graphical display content, and a variety in contrast, arg small-holding information. The Bosch Portal, and in conjunction with the Smartphone in the Jersey pocket, the Nyon offers plan even more connectivity for the Tour or Compare. Last but not least: Whether the new design of the operating satellites in the handlebar grip so practical, as she wants to look, must still turn out.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 17:21

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