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  1. Chris Nolte

    Custom ebikes are now possible with Bosch

    Zach Krapfl discusses the custom eBikes program with Bosch & Saris. Zach has been involved with Bosch since the early days and he’s a master bike engineer. I hope you enjoy his presentation on custom ebikes.
  2. Chris Nolte

    Video: Bosch eBikes CEO Claus Fleischer Reflects on the Early Days at Bosch

    Ever wonder how Bosch started their Ebike division? Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems reflects on the early days and how far Bosch has come with a focus on the US developments at the 5 year anniversary celebration in Lake Forest California. I hope you enjoy!
  3. Chris Nolte

    Bosch eBike Updates for 2020 - Generation 4 Motors | CX | Cargo | Speed

    I had the privilege of meeting up with Jocelyn at the new Bosch Ebike Systems Headquarters for North America to learn more about the updates 2020 Bosch updates. Many new exciting changes including the Bosch Generation 4 motors, addition of the Cargo Line as well as the new Smartphone Hub with...
  4. SillyBiker

    Good quality eBike conversion kits in the UK

    I’m attempting to do my first eBike build. I’m using a Broadman hybrid bike (Can’t remember the exact model) as my donor bike, however I’m struddling to find a decent eBike conversion kit, or the separate parts. My local eBike shop recommended a mid-drive motor, and said the Bosch motors are...
  5. Chris Nolte

    She Fell in Love With Her Commute After Replacing Her Car With an Electric Cargo Bike

    I recently produced a video with my friend Catrin from R&M. It's a story of how she uses her Load to commute to work. I was very inspired and I hope this video inspires others to consider how they get around. I look forward to sharing more of these stories in the future to help others see...
  6. Chris Nolte

    Moustache Samedi 27 X2 Tandem eBike

    I recently published this video of the Moustache Samedi 27 X2 Tandem and figured I would share here. It’s a Bosch powered electric tandem capable of varied terrain. This one is the trekking version but it’s also available as a mountain version. It’s quite a cool bike and a blast to ride! I hope...
  7. Chris Nolte

    Xtracycle eStoker - Longtail eCargo Bike

    I recently created a video of the Xtracycle eStoker. It’s similar to the Edgerunner, but it has 24” wheels front and rear. It’s a great cargo bike for those that want something more rugged or want to go off the path on occasion.
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    early adopters/long term support

    I’m looking to hear from people who were Bosch mid drive early adopters. My main question regards long term support. Given that bike frames are built around these motors, and that new motors are not interchangeable with older models due to different size/mounting (at least that’s my...
  9. W

    2019 Homage - customized shifting

    Hi, as promised, here are some pics of my new bike. It's a 2019 Homage HT Vario HS. The dealer (a certified bosch expert center, and a certified enviolo center) was willing to upgrade the bike to automatic shifting. H-sync was not an option, because that has to be implemented at the factory...
  10. B

    Gazelle Bikes Wins Prestigious iF Design Award for Arroyo C8 Elite Electric Bike

    SANTA CRUZ, CA. – Gazelle Bikes, the 125-year-old Dutch brand, has won an iF Design Award in the ‘Product’ category for its electric Grenoble C7+ HMB Elite (known in North America as Gazelle Arroyo C8 Elite). Taking place in Hannover, Germany, the awards are held annually by the iF...
  11. Z

    Pedaling backwards

    In my Bosch Performance Line (Batavus Sella with Deore derailer), when I turn the crank backwards the chain stays in place. It's a strange feeling not encountered in previous bicycles I had. Is it normal or is it a defect? How serious if so? Otherwise the bike works perfectly.
  12. JayVee

    Bosch launches public PowerStation recharge lockers in Central Europe

    You can now recharge your Bosch batteries in publicly available “lockers” in Germany, Switzerland, and France. Looking at the map, the recharging stations appear to be in mostly mountainous areas. Each locker is limited to 6 batteries. How "public" the lockers are remains to be seen. It looks...
  13. OldNSlow

    Initial Thoughts - S Duro Trekking 9

    I picked up my 2018 S Duro Trekking 9 from @sandiegoflyrides on September 30. I had a great experience with Max and the team there. I have the Large Frame, I'm 6' and a 32" inseam. It fits well, but honestly I probably should have gone down to a Medium or a low step. The seat post is at the...
  14. Haibike Rider

    Bosch motors can now be repaired out of warranty!

    Up until now, if your Bosch motor failed and it's out of warranty your options were fairly limited, prey it's a main motor bearing or buy a new motor! https://performancelinebearings.com can now repair or overhaul your Bosch motor. Repairs to circuit boards or gears are still not possible but...
  15. D

    Is Brose less powerful or more "natural"? And should I buy it?

    Hi all. About to become an ebike owner for the first time and need some honest, informed advice. I'm getting the bike mainly for commuting and perhaps for a calm weekend trail ride with the kids. My wife will also use the bike from time to time. I'm a pretty experienced road and CX rider and...
  16. J

    Bosch drive unit chainring revolution

    Hi everyone, I have a question regarding the number of chainring revolutions per crank arm revolution. I have seen a number of videos reviewing ebikes with the Bosch e-bike system and learned that the chainring revolves 2.5 times for every single crank arm revolution. and it raised some...
  17. B

    AUSTIN-BASED ROCKET ELECTRICS OPENS FIRST BOSCH-POWERED RIESE & MÜLLER ELECTRIC BIKE TEST CENTER AT

    AUSTIN-BASED ROCKET ELECTRICS OPENS FIRST BOSCH-POWERED RIESE & MÜLLER ELECTRIC BIKE TEST CENTER AT 2ND STREET DISTRICT Second Location Will Cater to Downtown Dwellers, Commuters, and Businesses Austin, Texas (Oct. 25, 2017) – ROCKET ELECTRICS, Austin’s first all-electric bike retailer, is...
  18. B

    BOOGALOO eMTB Race heading to Southern California

    BOOGALOO eMTB Race heading to Southern California Join the fun at the SoCal Endurance Race at the Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA Nov 4th Oct 18th, 2017 Temecula, CA – THE BOOGALOO, a Class 1 pedal-assist mountain bikes (eMTB) race and demo event presented by Troy Lee Designs & Bosch...
  19. Chris Nolte

    Riese & Müller 2018 Updates from Interbike

    Court and I had a visit with the Riese & Müller team at Interbike and Court made a video. Check it out below: Here is Court’s Synopsis for reference: For 2018, Riese & Müller is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary by launching a “top of the line” Deluxe Signature model. It’s built around their...
  20. Chris Nolte

    Bosch plans to acquire COBI

    Some very exciting news from Bosch and COBI today. Bosch is in the processes of acquiring COBI the connected bike display. We're very excited about this as it seems to be a perfect match. Below is the text from the press release: Bosch eBike Systems planning to acquire the Frankfurt-based...