Eurobike 2016: WTF? Brose Concept E-Bike

by David Hayward 1

You see plenty of oddities at Eurobike, and this is one of the oddest we saw this year. It’s a 3D printed concept e-bike with carbon fibre wheels and side panels, made by German company Brose. While Bosch may well have been ubiquitous at Eurobike, Brose also make e-bike batteries and motors, used by some brands you’ve definitely heard of: Scott, Rotwild, Sunn, and Bulls, among others. Below is the most eye-catching bike they had, how many features from it do you think might eventually make their way over to mountain bikes?

Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
Not optimised for crosswinds. If it was 1985, I’d expect this to have a panel that made various laser sound effects.
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
You might just be able discern it on these images, but the plastic parts of the body have the grain of a 3D print.
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
Ape hangers from the distant future!
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
The motor is fairly small and neat, and apparently switching to a motorbike style swing arm construction saves 200g on the frame.
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
Integrated brake light. Some of Magura’s new e-bike brake levers have switches designed to work with this kind of thing.
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
Not Magura though, Cleg.
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
No expense spared. Not only does it have Cleg brakes, those are some blingy Syntace pedals too.
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
Ooof! Carbon mag wheels can’t be cheap.
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
Do you think the white spoke is to make finding the valve easier?
Eurobike 2016 - Brose e-bike
The seat and bars are also apparently motorised, so bar height and seat position can be adjusted on the fly without tools. Profiles can be saved for each rider. Now, if only it could change the saddle shape for different riders too…

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  1. Sorry but it looks like someone wasted their time and money on this concept

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