Safety comes first
SAFETY TIPS FOR RIDING AN eBIKE
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.
There are lots of aspects that every rider should take into consideration before saddling up on their eBike.
eBikers 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.
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?
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.
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.
Higher speed, more weight and a different handling experience - find out more on the small but important differences to riding conventional bicycles.
Feeling unsteady on the bike
Beginners and less experienced riders sometimes have difficulty with the ride characteristics of an eBike and the traffic rules.
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.
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.
Sudden braking in traffic
Whether due to slippery roads or unexpected traffic situations, riders who have to brake sharply can quickly lose control.
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.
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.
According to a recent study about 2 million bikes are stolen in North America each year. 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 eBikes against theft.
The new Lock premium function is the ideal complement to a mechanical lock. Lock has made the Kiox and Nyon on-board computers (since model year 2021) the key to greater security. Lock disables motor support when the computer is unplugged. The eBike can only be unlocked using the computer with which the Lock feature was set up via the eBike Connect app.
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.
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.