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Bosch, electric bike, eMTB, flow, Germany, mountain, uphill -

Bosch have opened a new Uphill Flow Trail at the Geisskopf. It’s classed as a blue route with perfect narrow curves built into the forest, and technically challenging red and black areas can be found just off the main route. The riders at EMTB news climbed the route four times, so when you think that’s also four times down, eight great trail rides in a row isn’t bad. Watch the video to see how they got on.

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Mountain bike pro Stefan Schlie confidently states ‘the e-MTB Will Replace the Mountain Bike’. Former trial pro Stefan Schlie says that even the biggest detractors change their tune once they’ve had a go. Working for Bosch in the further development of their Performance Line CX motors, Schlie believes e-mountain biking is offering a new kind of challenge. “The e-bike is becoming state of the art,” says Schlie, and he has nine reasons for this: 1. The e-bike is for everybody. Stronger riders just choose a lower level of support for the engine, or shut it off entirely. 2. E-MTB as...

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Over 60,000 visitors are expected at E Bike Days 2017 in the Munich Olympic Park. On May 19-21, manufacturers, retailers, cycling pros, and fans will meet to experience the latest trends in the e-bike scene. Over 100 bike brands from Haibike, Cube, Scott, and KTM will be in attendance. Mayor of the City of Munich, Dieter Reiter, says the bicycle can replace the car in many areas of transportation, and that all styles (E-MTB, S-Pedelec, urban, or carrier bicycles) can be tried out extensively on the test stretches or in the Bike Park. Source

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German company Schaeffler launched the automatic gearshift system ‘FAG Velomatic’ in the middle of 2016, and in a sign of where their ambitions lie, both they and Semikron tied up the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Compact Dynamics, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors. Schaeffler and Semikron also jointly plan the development of power electronics systems and the integration of power electronics components. “As part of our ‘Mobility for Tomorrow’ strategy, we regard electric mobility as one of the major opportunities for the future,” said Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG. With the acquisition of Compact Dynamics and...

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