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The Nyon System

Posted by Jake Rowe on

What is Nyon? Nyon is the top of the range display system that Bosch developed to interface with Bosch powered electric bikes. It integrates with the battery and motor and provides data to control the Bike and inform your ride. What’s so special about Nyon? Many factors make the Nyon system special. Firstly the Nyon display is bigger and clearer than the standard Intuvia system and it has a lot more features! For example Satellite Navigation ability, a Fitness Trainer, the ability to link to your Smartphone (including charging), it also gives comparative data to demonstrate the financial and ecological...

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Sussex Pedelec Club - The 1st Ride out....

Posted by Graham Rowe on

November's weather did it's best to dampen the day, with howling gales and strong winds.  Of course some people cancelled, but the hardy souls were undeterred. The event morphed from the intended Leisurely ride, into a 20 mile South Downs route that was certainly of the more advanced and strenuous type!!   Recent rainfall meant there were 'ponds' on top of the Downs. The wind meant the Ponds had waves and the waves were so big Surfers were considering donning their wetsuits! OK, the last bit is an exaggeration, there were no surfers, but it was wet, windy and cold, with...

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Haibike - Who are they?

Posted by Jake Rowe on

Haibike is a family run business, with Felix, often known as Mr Haibike, his wife Susanne (The Boss) and their daughter, who has recently returned from launching Haibike in the USA. Haibike is owned by Winora AG, which is part of the Dutch Accell Group, the biggest bike company in Europe.  Designed and manufactured in Schweinfurt, Germany, Haibike invented the Electric Mountain Bike (eMTB) in 2009 and are “widely regarded as the Market Leaders” (Source: Electric Bike Magazine 06/15).  SRAM and Bosch are also co-located with Haibike, enabling close co-operation with leading component suppliers. Haibike have offered the Bosch Crankdrive...

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Electric Bikes - The Law

Posted by Graham Rowe on

Happily, the UK harmonised it's legislation during 2015 to be consistent with European Legislation. This now provides a clear European wide definition of an Electric Bike, more formally known as a: "Pedelec" and often shortened to eBike. As the name suggests, the modern Electric Bike combines Pedalling and Electrical Assistance.  In addition to the regulations for normal bikes, like having brakes etc, there are some further requirements that must be complied with to meet the "Pedelec" definition. In simple terms these are: The Motor must not give more than 250w of help (Powered assistance) The Powered assistance must cease at 25 KPH (15.6...

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It’s Cheating - Isn’t It?

Posted by Graham Rowe on

Some people claim that an Electric Bike is “Cheating”.

Did you know that a modern Electric Bike, has optional powered assistance, that is only available when you’re pedalling?

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