Custom ebikes are now possible with Bosch

Chris Nolte

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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.


 

Over50

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Fascinating. It opens up new possibilities. I didn't know that some of these custom makers (Lynskey, Firefly...) were having anything to do with electrification.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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Nice. Any estimates on when it will hit the market? Can batteries be built internal with Ti?
Getting the PowerTube 625 in a stealthy tube will take sometime.
The bike with Gen 4 speed motor, Rohloff E14, Gates and two 500 power packs should be out by the end of January.

Zach (speaker) in the video is a fantastic engineer and someone who really knows the technical details.
Great video, Chris.
 
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Chris Nolte

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Great to hear Ravi! Sounds like a sweet bike coming. The Gen 4 motor is pretty sweet. I’ve know about this program for a bit and I’m excited to be able to share this presentation. I think it’s a great program and I’m excited about the future possibilities.
 

opimax

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Ravi, got my attention! Timing and bike design, I know the Bosch is more refined but Bafang is more powerful, not sure which would be better for my taste everything else equal...
 

elect

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Getting the PowerTube 625 in a stealthy tube will take sometime.
The bike with Gen 4 speed motor, Rohloff E14, Gates and two 500 power packs should be out by the end of January.

Zach (speaker) in the video is a fantastic engineer and someone who really knows the technical details.
Great video, Chris.
Uh, super interesting.. how would be managed the two batteries?