Safety comes first

Safety tips for riding an ebike

Relevant tips on riding technique

Higher speed, more weight and a different handling experience - find out more on the small but important differences to riding conventional bicycles.

Safety comes first

Risks and solutions

Risk:

Distraction in traffic

Distracted bicyclists are a risk to themselves and their environment. Entering text on a smartphone is particularly negative to riding behaviour.

Solution:

Bosch offers the Nyon here. When the on-board computer receives a new SMS, a pop-up notification appears on the display, letting the eBiker keep both hands on the handlebar while the smartphone remains safely in the pocket. At the next stop, the rider can read and reply to the message on the mobile.

Risk:

Faults on the eBike

Lack of regular maintenance increases the safety risk.

Solution:

The specialist dealer sets a regular service schedule with the aid of the service interval display.

Risk:

Inadequate protection

eBiker who don't wear a helmet increase the risk of a head injury. Up to 70% 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:

Incorrect starting

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

Solution:

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

Risk:

Sufficient energy

Some people interested in eBikes are sceptical that the energy provided by the eBike battery is actually sufficient for their purposes.

Solution:

Bosch batteries are among the most efficient on the market. Ranges of more than 100 kilometres are possible with a single battery charge. DualBattery, combining two Bosch batteries, offers energy content of up to 1,000 Wh for long distances or steep climbs. Our Range Assistant is worth visiting to calculate a typical range under various conditions.

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