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Brose launches all new complete drive system for e-bikes

Published July 2, 2019

BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike Media Days, Brose for the first time is offering a proprietary system comprising drive, control unit and battery. 

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"The Brose Drive System provides the optimum combination of drive, control unit and battery," said Dr.-Ing. Thomas Leicht, the senior vice president Brose Antriebstechnik. "By coordinating these components, the overall Brose riding experience is optimized. At the same time, the customer can now also benefit from a range of services from a single source."

Brose's flexible e-bike kit remains in place: Manufacturers can still select from various Brose components but can now also opt for the complete drive system, too.

The Brose Drive System uses the recently developed "Brose Display Allround," "Brose Display Remote," or "Brose Display Central." 

The company said the remotes are "intuitive and ergonomic to use — the buttons are all within easy reach directly on the thumb indentation, with the support level button positioned in the center, the light and menu buttons above this, and the walk-assist button below."

The new Brose displays are part of the Brose Drive System but can also be retrofitted to previous versions of the Brose Drive product family. They are suitable for most electric bikes with Brose Drive. Depending on the model, the display shows battery level, support level, speed, range, odometer, trip information, light and time, as well as the walk assist.

The centerpiece of the Brose Drive System is the Brose Drive product family which comes in two platforms — the aluminum drives which can be installed in any position around the bottom bracket and the magnesium versions, which are one pound lighter and 15% smaller. New to the market are the magnesium models Brose Drive C Mag and Brose Drive T Mag. To further optimize its performance on longer routes, the range of the Brose Drive T has been significantly increased.

The product family features drives with very different characteristics. They are geared toward the diverse areas of e-bike use — from the gentle, well-balanced Drive C for the city, to the efficient Drive T which is designed for touring, through to the Drive TF which provides support up to speeds of 28 mph, right up to the Drive S, designed for sporting use, for example in top-class e-MTBs.

Brosa also has expanded its service capabilities. "Our Brose Service team is growing rapidly at the moment," said Leicht.

The new Service Tool is another important component in service delivery. It simplifies diagnostics, maintenance, updates and offers a way to adjust Brose drives to e-bikers' needs. Bike manufacturers can create and save important data configurations for each model of bike, as well as develop specific production parameters. Retailers can use the Service Tool for diagnostics and maintenance, as well as adjusting parameters of the drive to customers' needs.

More information: brose-ebike.com/de-en.

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