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Bosch eBike Systems Holiday Gift Guide

Bosch eBike Systems Holiday Gift Guide

What began as a niche movement, eBikes have quickly become a global phenomenon. For young or old, for urban or sporty use, eBikes or pedelecs (electric bicycles that must be pedalled, rather th an powered by a throttle) have made cycling more accessible and more relaxing for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Revolutionising urban transport and turning everyday riders into explorers, the pedal - assist boost of eBikes shrinks mountains, short ens the distance that lie ahead and makes it even eas ier for you to reach your goals this holdiay season.

For the Ultimate Commuters

MERIDA E - SPRE SSO CITY 510
RRP $4199
Live your active life on a MERIDA ESPRESSO CITY 510. Urban chic and practical. Perfect for zipping around a city and covering short distances to work, this pedelec helps you cover greater distances more quickly and easily – so you can arrive at work feeling fresh.
Equipped with the Bosch Active Line System. Available at merida.com.au


Lapierre Overvolt Shaper 800
RRP $3999
With their sporty looks, equipped for urban and road riding, the Lappierre Overvolt Shaper has been specially conceived for active types who don't want to waste time on their daily commute. With or without electrical assistance, getting around town by bike has never been so fast. The Overvolt shaper is equipped with a Bosch Active motor, these bikes are particularly adapted for negotiating traffic o r heading out on the open road.
Equipped with the Bosch Active Line System . Available at lapierrebikes.com.au

For the Adventuruous

Trek Powerfly 5 or Trek Powerfly 5 WSD

RRP $3999
Experience more , the Power fly expands your boundaries. Combining Trek's proven design with the reliable propulsion of Bosch pedal assist technology, turning every mountain into a hill and every ride into pure enjoyment. End of the trail? Not for you! Powe rfly takes you everywhere and a little bit beyond.
Equipped with the Bosch Performance Line System. Available at trek.com.au

MERIDA BIG.NINE E - LITE 650
RRP $4499
The MERIDA EBIG NINE E - LITE 650 enables you to combine the daily commute with a sporty trail detour on the way home.
Equipped with the Bosch Performance Line CX System. Available at merida.com.au

Lapierre Overvolt AM 500+
RRP $5999
AD VENTURING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Getting more out of your time on the bike. Charging around the local trails…. An All Mountain e - bike needs to do everything you'd expect of its non - electric brethren, and more! With electric assistance for the climbs and OST+ performance for the descents, the Overvolt AM range is ready to take you further and faster than ever before.
Equipped with the Bosch Performance Line CX System
Available at lapierrebikes.com.au

Lapierre Overvolt XC 500
RRP $4999
THE SUNDAY RIDE IN THE HILLS. The best of your local trails. Getting more out of your time on the bike. Just like our non - elect ric Trail and XC bikes, the Overvolt XC needs to be efficient and versatile, stable and playful. A bike that's capable of getting you around a wide range of terrain, and inspiring confidence in its rider. Electric assistance for the climbs, and OST+ comfor t in descent helps you get the most out of your time on the bike.
Equipped with the Bosch Performance Line CX System . Available at lapierrebikes.com.au

The Holiday Cruiser

MERIDA E - SPRESSO CITY 410

RRP $3999
The MERIDA ESPRESSO CITY 410 is a step - thru electric bike with sassy urban style. Designed for easy commuting through the city with minima l effort, get back on the bike this holiday season for a relaxing ride. (Available in 2 colours)
Equipped with the Bosch Active Line System. Available at merida.com.au

Top of the range – best of the best

Lapierre Overvolt AM 900+ Carbon

RRP $7999
ADVENTURING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Getting more o ut of your time on the bike. Charging around the local trails…. An All Mountain e - bike needs to do everything you'd expect of its non - electric brethren, and more! With electric assistance for the climbs and OST+ performance for the descents, the Overvolt A M range is ready to take you further and faster than ever before.
Equipped with the Bosch Performance Line CX System . Available at lapierrebikes.com.au

To learn more about Bosch eBike Systems, check out the Bosch website: www.bosch-ebike.com.au

10 things you didn't know about eBikes

What began as a niche movement, eBikes have quickly become a global phenomenon, there are now over 2.5 million eBikes in Germany alone – and now it's Australia's turn!


For young or old, for urban or sporty use, pedelecs (electric bicycles that must be pedalled, rather than powered by a throttle) have made cycling more accessible and more relaxing for people of all ages and fitness levels.


Revolutionising urban transport and turning everyday riders into explorers, the pedal-assist boost of eBikes shrinks mountains, shortens the distance that lie ahead and makes it even easier for you to reach your goals.


We recently sat down with the Bosch eBike Systems team to review the benefits of pedelec (from pedal electric cycle) and to explore how this niche category is about to make a real splash in Australia.

 

Perfect for commuting
Sick of getting held up in traffic or searching for that -lucky' car park on your way to work? Then the eBike is for you. Perfect for zipping around a city and covering short distances to work, pedelecs helps you cover greater distances more quickly and easily – so you can arrive at work feeling fresh.


A lot of people rule out commuting by bike because of the mess – the extra clothes and the sweat factor. However, the cruising that eBikes provide saves you some effort, so you can still burn those calories and arrive at work without looking like you've just ran a marathon! (Remember though, if you're feeling adventurous you can always use your eBike as a normal bicycle, by simply turning the assistance off).

 

The environment benefits
Pedelec users go easy on the environment, especially if they use their eBikes on a daily basis. Half of all daily car journeys are 5 kilometres or less, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the CO2 emissions of a car are around 40 times higher than those of a bicycle with a battery-powered motor. So why not try leaving the car at home and jumping on an eBike for those short journeys? You'll be doing a massive favour for the environment, your wallet and your health.


Flatten those hills
Conquer that harrowing hill at the end of your street without breaking a sweat, thanks to the pedal-assist power of an eBike. Who wouldn't want a helping hand every now and then, or even a permanent tailwind? eBikes provide an invisible 'hand" to give you a gentle push and make cycling uphill almost effortless. Mountain tracks are no longer daunting and headwinds are a distant memory. Making the choice between a steep scenic trail and a regular flat path during a cycle is no longer an issue.


Keeps you fit, makes you mobile

Think eBikes are just for those who want to take it easy? Not at all! Despite the power assistance, eBikers still have to hit the pedals to get moving. What's great is it's up to you to decide how much power assistance you want or need! Studies have found that eBikers get on their bikes two to three times more often, and cover much longer distances, than regular cyclists. So now is the time to get on a bike with power assistance to keep fit and get mobile! (Remember though, if you're feeling adventurous you can always use your eBike as a normal bicycle, by simply turning the assistance off).

 

Ease back into exercise

Thanks to the even, adjustable power assistance, eBikes are ideal for training, recovery and rehab, and getting back into cycling after a few years out of the saddle. The drive system prevents too heavy a burden on knees or thigh muscles, and eases the pressure on joints, tendons and ligaments. Keen to jump back on the bike, but you're not quite sure if you're up to it – maybe an eBike is just the thing for you.

 

A Family Affair

 The mood can quickly turn sour when people with unequal physical conditions and expectations set out on a ride together. That is when a little motor can work wonders. eBikes' pedal-assist offsets differences in performance and brings people closer together – ideal for couples, families (especially when carrying kids) and for those with slightly -older' legs to help you keep up with the sharp, shaved younger legs.


Easy on the wallet

Are you regularly concerned about fuel costs, insurance premiums, car registration or parking charges? Worry no more! eBikes are much less expensive than cars to buy and maintain. The cost of fuel alone for a diesel-powered car is currently around $10.50 per 100 km. 100 km on a pedelec costs around 30 cents. Now that is a genuine saving!


Fun factor

Getting out in the fresh air and seeing the city as you travel to work can be a fun way to get around. With power assistance of a pedelec, your eBike is a clever everyday companion. Whether you're heading to the movies, out into nature, or around the corner for dinner at friends, eBikes will get you there faster and more relaxed.


Pure mobility Sick of the stop-start traffic in our grid-locked cities? Well the worry is over with an eBike – your fast and flexible two-wheeled friend that helps you cover greater distances more easily – where the only worry is working out where to stop. eBikes inspire and drive our mobility and are one of the most agile, comfortable and simply clever means of transportation of our time. They positively affect our health, the environment and society.

 

Something for everybody

With their electrical assistance eBikes are suitable for almost everyone, including seniors and even those with an injury. There are models available for urban or cross-country use, for leisure tours or for the sporty cyclist.


Pedelecs open up a wide variety of possibilities: a tour of discovery during your free time, a casual pedal when you're taking care of errands on the weekend, a ride to reach that coastal lookout while on vacation or getting over a mountain range on a camping trip.

The eBike embodies freedom and independence, shrinks mountains, shortens the distances that lie ahead and makes it even easier to reach your goals. With an eBike System for every level of cyclist, two-wheeled transport is now suitable for everyone!


To learn more about Bosch eBike Systems, check out the Bosch website: www.bosch-ebike.com.au



 

 
 



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