Bosch City Wave?

PowerMe

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I have the rear hub (350w) version of this bike, but in a smaller frame. I like mine quite a bit. Bosch seems to mostly get good grades. Mid-drives are really good at climbing hills.
 
Thank you for replying! Yes, the mid-drive appeals for the hills in my area. I'm looking for a commuter (24mi round trip) that will be comfortable, functional, and reliable for the long haul. I'm 5'10"/138 pounds/30" in-seam, so not sure if Bosch City Wave is big enough. I found one semi-local dealer that lists this bike on their website, hope to get there soon to check it out.
 

Lenny

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It's sweet bike. Comes with everything you need for a commute, racks, lights, mud guards, adjustable stem, comfy seat !

Here are few things people won't tell you. it's not super light and it has Bosch active line not the performance line. You may not notice the difference and it works just as well.
 

stevenast

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Thank you for replying! Yes, the mid-drive appeals for the hills in my area. I'm looking for a commuter (24mi round trip) that will be comfortable, functional, and reliable for the long haul. I'm 5'10"/138 pounds/30" in-seam, so not sure if Bosch City Wave is big enough. I found one semi-local dealer that lists this bike on their website, hope to get there soon to check it out.

I rode the exact model @PowerMe has; it felt comfortable and I'm 6'1". It does give you an upright riding posture. I decided to go with a more aggressive riding position and ended up buying an extra-large framed bike from a different manufacturer.

Definitely go ride it, but it'd be hard to go wrong with this one.
 
Thanks guys. Good to know about the different Bosch lines. The only thing giving me pause (aside from the $4k MSRP :eek:) is that I think I read somewhere that the Bosch drive will cut out at 20MPH, whereas the hub drives will allow faster speeds (while pedaling). Is that right? I don't know that I'll really need that extra speed though, and I would probably rather have the climbing ability.
 

PowerMe

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The hub drives on Easy Motion will cut out at whatever limit they are programmed. Mine cuts out at 20mph. However, it is possible to go faster than that if you're pedaling actively, but the motor isn't doing the extra work. There are higher speed Easy Motion models that get up to 28mph.