Eurobike 2016: Bosch

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Bosch only had a couple of brand new things at Eurobike, but compared to last year had a much larger presence, and not only with their own large stand. Short of Rockshox and Fox, amongst mountain bike stuff Bosch were one of the most ubiquitous brands, with most of the big bike companies fielding half a dozen or more e-bikes based around their batteries and motors. Plenty of component brands were also exhibiting e-bike specific forks, sprockets, chains and so on too, with everything just beefed up a little bit to take extra wear.

Bosch - Eurobike 2016
This is Bosch’s newest computer, the Purion, which integrates the buttons at the side instead of having a separate remote (some people might prefer the other two computers Bosch do, with a remote located right near the grip). The Purion can also track service intervals if the dealer sets it up to.
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
They’ve also introduced a new compact charger, shrunk by 40% compared to their regular ones, though the tradeoff is that it’ll take longer to fill a battery.
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
Their new battery system allows you to piggyback two batteries for higher capacity. They say it provides a 180Km range under “favourable conditions”, but we’re guessing that’s not slogging through mud and up 20% grade hillclimbs. Due to that and the bulk, we can’t really see it making its way to mountain bikes.
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
All of the computers they were showing were mounted on Truvativ bars and stems. This might have been done to specifically annoy that one particular sub-group of Singletrack readers.
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
Is an an e-downhill bike?
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
… an e-enduro bike? Look at those Magura stoppers!
Bosch cargo bike.
No! It’s a cargo bike, and it’s taking all of our toys!
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
The mountain bike was the only one on the stand at a jaunty steep angle.
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
You can hardly see the motor under all that muck!
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
This finish required the eyes of an artist, and five interns with paintbrushes.
Bosch - Eurobike 2016
For 2017, Bosch are retaining the same range of e-bike motors.

David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

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