Safety comes first

SAFETY TIPS FOR RIDING AN eBIKE

Safety comes first

SAFETY TIPS FOR RIDING AN eBIKE

Safety comes first! Minimising risks while maximising riding enjoyment

At Bosch eBike Systems we create innovative and exciting mobility solutions and are committed to responsible eBiking. For people who want to get around in a relaxed, sustainable and above all safe manner. 

Safety tips before a trip

There are lots of aspects that every rider should take into consideration for a safe trip before saddling up on their eBike.

Before riding

Risk:

Faults on the eBike

Lack of regular maintenance increases the safety risk.

Solution:

Specialist dealers can use the service interval display to set a regular service schedule for checking your eBike.

Risk:

Inadequate protection

eBiker who don't wear a helmet increase the risk of a head injury. Up to 80% of head injuries caused during accidents can be prevented by helmets. Only 60% of eBikers (up to 25 km/h) wear protective headgear while biking.

Solution:

A helmet protects against injury. In-mold helmets offer good protection. During manufacturing, the shock-absorbing hard foam is injected directly into the outer shell.

Risk:

Empty battery

You've got another busy Saturday planned: first you're planning to go shopping in the market, then you're meeting friends for coffee and in the evening there's a restaurant and cinema visit. But will your eBike battery have enough power to get you home?

Solution:

Efficient Bosch batteries enable ranges of more than 100 kilometres to be achieved with one battery charge. For long distances or steep climbs, a replacement battery can be taken along on the ride, or you may decide on an eBike with DualBattery system right from the start. The Bosch Battery Guide provides Information on the best way to use and care for the rechargeable battery. 

Risk:

The dangers of manipulation

At present the eBike is treated in the same way as a conventional bicycle: They can be used on cycle and forest paths and there is no requirement for a registration number or separate insurance. If cyclists tamper with their eBikes by tuning them, this will give rise to policies that include more stringent regulations and future bans. This would cancel out the benefits that all eBike fans have been able to enjoy.

Solution:

The software of the Bosch eBike systems can recognise when a pedelec has been manipulated and switches to emergency mode. This reduces support, protects the system and discourages manipulation. 

Important tips on eBike riding techniques

Faster speed, more weight and a different riding style – we have compiled a list of the small but significant differences compared to conventional bikes.

During riding

Risk:

Feeling unsteady on the bike

Beginners and less experienced riders sometimes have difficulty with the ride characteristics of an eBike and the traffic rules.

Solution:

Many specialist dealers offer rider safety training courses for this purpose. The Bosch eBike Systems website also provides helpful pointers for beginners. You will find more information here.

Risk:

Incorrect starting

Incorrect starting is a common cause of error with dangerous consequences.

Solution:

The automatic eShift solutions for hub gear systems ensure that you always start safely in the best starting gear. eShift always enhances riding comfort. The 3-sensor concept of Bosch drives measures torque, speed and acceleration more than 1,000 times per second and determines precisely what support you need in any particular situation. You experience gentle start-up and optimal acceleration.

Risk:

Sudden braking in traffic

Whether due to slippery roads or unexpected traffic situations, riders who have to brake sharply can quickly lose control.

Solution:

The first production-ready Bosch eBike ABS anti-lock braking system optimises the riding stability and control of a pedelec while braking and reduces the chances of the rear wheel lifting from the ground.

Risk:

Distraction in traffic

Cyclists who get distracted pose a risk to themselves and to those around them. Riding behaviour is particularly affected by use of the smartphone.

Solution:

The COBI.Bike smartphone solution and the new SmartphoneHub enable the mobile phone to be operated easily and safely using a thumb control, enabling riders to keep their hands on the handlebar. Both COBI.Bike and the SmartphoneHub navigate using voice output so that you can always keep your eyes on the traffic. The minimalist design of the app ensures that all relevant information can be absorbed quickly while riding. 

Risk:

Theft

According to police crime statistics about 800 bikes are stolen in Germany every day. When out and about with an eBike, riders need to know that they can park it safely and securely. A mechanical lock is the basis for protecting the pedelec against theft. 

Solution

The new 'Lock' premium function is the ideal complement to a mechanical lock. 'Lock' makes the Kiox on-board computer the key to greater security. Disconnecting the on-board computer deactivates motor support and 'Lock' is only released again automatically when the same on-board computer is reconnected.

Staying safe with the eBike

Bosch eBike Systems provides innovative and inspiring mobility solutions. For people who want to get around in a relaxed, sustainable and above all, safe manner. For people with a joy for riding.

Staying safe with the eBike

Bosch eBike Systems provides innovative and inspiring mobility solutions. For people who want to get around in a relaxed, sustainable and above all, safe manner. For people with a joy for riding.

Bosch presents:

The new eBike ABS

With the world's first production-ready ABS for eBikes, Bosch adapts its experience in motorbike safety systems into a new intelligent system that makes riding an eBike even safer. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) from Bosch reduces the risk of eBikers losing traction under braking or being thrown over the handlebars.

Find out more

Bosch presents:

The new eBike ABS

With the world's first production-ready ABS for eBikes, Bosch adapts its experience in motorbike safety systems into a new intelligent system that makes riding an eBike even safer. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) from Bosch reduces the risk of eBikers losing traction under braking or being thrown over the handlebars.

Find out more