Safety first

Tips for safer eBiking

Safety first

Tips for safer eBiking

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. Our products are designed for people who want to get around in a relaxed, sustainable and above all safe manner.

Safety tips before an eBike ride

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

Before riding

Risk:

Bike defects

Regular service checks are important to maintain the full functionality of your eBike.

Solution:

Regular service

More riding enjoyment and an eBike that won't let you down: With the help of the service interval display, the eBike dealer can set a regular interval for checking your eBike. Mechanical components such as brakes, brake pads and tire treads should be serviced regularly.

Risk:

Lack of protection

eBike riders who do not wear a helmet have a higher risk of head injury in the event of an accident.

Solution:

Pay attention to your own safety

Wearing a helmet protects against head injuries. In-mold helmets offer good protection. During manufacture, the shock-absorbing hard foam is injected directly into the outer shell.

Risk:

Empty battery

First to the supermarket, then off to a café with friends and then out to a restaurant in the evening. Does your eBike have enough battery charge to complete all your plans?

Solution:

Powerful energy sources

With the efficient Bosch eBike batteries, ranges of more than 60 miles can be achieved with one battery charge. For long distances or steep climbs, a spare battery can be taken along for the ride or you can opt directly for an eBike with DualBattery system. In addition, use the eBike range calculator before longer rides to find out how many miles your eBike battery will support you.

Risk:

Dangerous tuning

Tampering with your eBike by tuning it will not only endanger your own safety, but will also provoke stricter regulations for eBikes as well as future government bans.

Solution:

Making tuning unattractive

The software of the Bosch eBike systems detects tampering with the eBike and switches to emergency mode when it detects it. This reduces support, protects the system and makes tampering unattractive.

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.

During riding

Risk:

Unsafe on the bike

An eBike is more than just a bike, the electric support provides smooth acceleration. At first, the sudden boost in acceleration and handling characteristics of your eBike may be unfamiliar.

Solution:

Training for a better feeling

Take your time to get used to your eBike and how it handles. In addition, many dealers offer helpful riding safety training. There are also tips for beginners on the Bosch eBike Systems website. You can find out more here.

Risk:

Incorrect starting

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

Solution:

Supporting technology

With the automatic eShift solutions for hub gear systems, you start in the optimal starting gear. This enables smooth starting and optimum acceleration. eShift is available for eBikes with the Bosch eBike system 2.

Risk:

Spontaneous braking

Whether on firm asphalt or slippery gravel tracks: anyone who has to brake sharply in unexpected situations needs safety and control.

Solution:

Safer stopping

The allows you to brake more safely and with more confidence. It can prevent the front wheel from locking and help prevent the wheels from skidding. This means that you stay more securely in the saddle even during spontaneous and hard braking – whether on firm asphalt or slippery gravel tracks.

Risk:

Distractions in road traffic

Cyclists who get distracted are a risk to themselves and others. Typing on a smartphone in particular has a negative impact on riding behavior.

Solution:

Relevant information and safer operation

With the SmartphoneGrip, you turn your smartphone into an eBike display. Connected to the control unit via Bluetooth, you can control the display on the eBike Flow app with both hands on the handlebar: This way you will be supported with important information during your ride and can ride more safely and with greater focus. However, the same thing always applies: keep your eye on the traffic and follow the rules.

Risk:

Theft

eBikes are popular – unfortunately also with thieves. Anyone who is out and about on their eBike also wants to keep a good feeling they park it.

Solution:

Additional theft protection for your eBike

In addition to a mechanical lock, you can improve the theft protection of your eBike with innovative products and features. For example, with eBike Alarm – the alarm function for your eBike. If a thief tries to tamper with your eBike, eBike Alarm reacts with deterrent alarm signals. If the thief doesn't give up and moves your eBike significantly, the tracking function will automatically activate and you will receive a message on your smartphone.

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.

Brake more safely and ride with a good feeling

The Bosch eBike ABS helps you brake more effectively and safely – whether you’re in the city, dirt bike paths, or on trails.

 

Brake more safely and ride with a good feeling

The Bosch eBike ABS helps you brake more effectively and safely – whether you’re in the city, dirt bike paths, or on trails.