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Bosch eBike ABS

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For a more carefree ride

The Bosch eBike ABS provides more safety, stability and comfort during braking.

Your eBike type

From eCity to eMTB: Bosch eBike ABS enables optimum braking for every eBike on any surface.

 

Invisible helper

The small, inconspicuous brake assistant fits elegantly into your eBike design.

Solid know-how

Bosch eBike ABS is based on the Bosch ABS technology used for cars and motorcycles.

Bosch eBike ABS in summary

Hydraulic disc brake

Magura hydraulic disc brakes including bespoke brake lever and sensor discs on front and rear wheels.

ABS control light

The ABS light indicates if there is a fault (LED on) or if the ABS is fully functional (LED off). At the start of each eBike ride, it also lights up briefly to indicate ABS functionality.

Integrated as LED in the LED Remote and in the System Controller.

Bosch eBike ABS control unit

The intelligence centre and the heart of the eBike ABS system.

Wheel speed sensors

Sensors on the front and rear wheels continuously monitor the rotational speeds of each wheel while riding.

Wheel speed sensors

Speed sensors on the front and rear wheel continuously check the speed of the eBike wheels while riding.

Keeps your flow.

In the old days, many people only used the rear brake out of caution or fear. The new Bosch eBike ABS* now lets you brake more safely and confidently with both brakes at the same time. It can prevent the front wheel from locking and thus help to avoid skidding. You remain safely in the saddle even during sudden heavy braking – whether you are on firm asphalt or slippery gravel paths. Because every eBike is different, there is no one-size-fits-all ABS. Instead, there's the right ABS for your eBike type, supporting your braking process in the best possible way.

*Bosch eBike ABS is only available in the following countries: all countries of the European Union, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Norway.

At a glance

Anti-lock braking function

Sensors measure wheel speed and regulate brake pressure - for efficient braking.

Different ABS modes

The ABS modes are matched to the eBike type: ABS Cargo, ABS Touring, ABS Allroad, ABS Trail.

Effective accident avoidance

If all eBikes were equipped with ABS, up to 29 percent of pedelec accidents could be prevented each year.

Improving braking behaviour

Your braking statistics can be viewed on your display - the Kiox 300.

Further details

Front wheel ABS

Wheel speed sensors monitor the speed of the wheels. If locking of the front wheel is anticipated during excessive braking, Bosch eBike ABS controls braking pressure and improves the riding stability and steerability of the eBike – this is particularly evident on slippery surfaces. Well-coordinated and sensitive braking behaviour significantly increases control and stability.

Rear wheel lift control

In the event of extreme overbraking of the front wheel, the intelligent Bosch eBike ABS rear wheel lift control reduces the possibility of unwanted lifting of your rear wheel. The likelihood of being ejected over the handlebar is reduced. The front brake can be used more actively and efficiently.

Retrieving braking statistics

The Kiox 300 display can be used to retrieve information about your braking behaviour. If the front brake is used, the braking distance and braking time are recorded and can be displayed; this gives you a sense of how a different surface can affect your braking distance - compare the braking distance on gravel or asphalt, for example. Analyse your braking and improve your braking performance.

Perfectly coordinated

The Bosch eBike ABS with brake components from MAGURA.

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ABS modes

ABS Cargo

ABS Cargo

The epitome of the new face of urban transport: eCargo bikes. At the same time, this type of eBike places enormous demands on the brake system. The Bosch eBike ABS provides faster, safer, and more accurate braking, even when fully loaded. This protects you, your load and other road users.

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ABS Touring

ABS Touring

Changing road surfaces, pedestrian crossings and traffic lights:
If you commute to work every day and like to spend time in the great outdoors at the weekend, you need brakes that give you the best support. ABS Touring will let you enjoy the ride, secure in the knowledge that you can brake safely if the worst happens.

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ABS Allroad

ABS Allroad

Safety on the road, even in more challenging terrain: For sporty rides on unpaved trails, the ABS provides ideal, powerful but natural braking support. This way, even an eMountain bike novice can enjoy more carefree riding on gravel and loose surfaces.

ABS Trail

ABS Trail

Ambitious trails, faster rides, better skills: ABS Trail is adapted to the expectations of sporty riders on demanding routes and challenging terrain. The new and revolutionary ABS from Bosch eBike Systems dispels prejudices, because it improves performance and increases riding enjoyment. You will be safely supported during challenging and sporty riding manoeuvres. And if you want to take things easy on your eMountain bike, you can easily switch to ABS Allroad in the eBike Flow app or via your Kiox 300.

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ABS suppliers

Technical characteristics of ABS modes

Because every eBike is different, there is no one-size-fits-all ABS. Instead, there's the correct ABS application for your eBike type, supporting your braking process in the best possible way.

Reducing speed

How quickly does my eBike come to a stop?

Adaptation to the road surface

How quickly does the possible braking pressure adapt to the surfaces?

Rear wheel lift control

How much effect does the rear wheel lift control have?

Wheel stability during braking

How stable and true is the front wheel when braking?

Brake response

How quickly and directly does the eBike decelerate?

Reducing speed

How quickly does my eBike come to a stop?

Reducing the speed very quickly also reduces the stability and the rear wheel can lift. You can compensate for this with more of your own effort and your riding technique.

Adaptation to the road surface

How quickly does the possible braking pressure adapt to the surfaces?

The surface influences the possible braking force, i.e. how quickly you can slow your eBike. The ABS adapts the braking force to the surface and thus finds the optimum balance between deceleration and stability. The faster and shorter the adaptation of the braking force to the surface, the greater the importance of good riding technique.

Rear wheel lift control

How much effect does the rear wheel lift control have?

If the rear wheel lift control intervenes strongly, the rear wheel remains closer to the ground and the braking process is more stable, even when braking forcefully. In some sporty riding manoeuvres, it may be desirable to let the rear wheel lift, for example to improve handling in hairpin bends.

Wheel stability during braking

How stable and true is the front wheel when braking?

If wheel stability is high, you will come to a stop safely without lurching and maintaining high directional stability of the eBike. If, on the other hand, wheel stability is low, a better riding technique and better balance will be required.

Brake response

How quickly and directly does the eBike decelerate?

If the brake responds directly and forcefully, the braking distance is shortened and you will come to a halt more quickly. If, on the other hand, it responds more gently, your braking distance will be somewhat longer – but also more stable, since the Bosch eBike ABS supports you better during spontaneous, reflexive braking.

FAQs & more

eBike ABS from Bosch enables more efficient braking. Bicycle brakes have become stronger over the years (hydraulic disc brakes). eBike ABS was developed to control their performance, particularly in critical (emergency) braking situations. Wheel speed sensors on both wheels can detect when the brakes lock and the braking force is automatically adjusted via software and control. This reduces the risk of being thrown over the handlebar on high-grip surfaces and of falling on slippery surfaces.

No, the Bosch eBike ABS cannot be retrofitted.

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