Rohloff’s Speedhub E-14 system combines their 14-speed internally geared hub with their digital shifting controller, and now they’ve teamed up with Bosch to supply bike manufacturers a synchronized system that may shift mechanically primarily based on rider enter and output.
Designed completely for mid-motor designs, the Rohloff Speedhub packs 14 distinct gears contained in the rear hub, with a sealed design that boasts lots of of 1000’s of kilometers between service intervals. It’ll ship a 526% vary, and you may shift with out pedaling, making it simple to get in the best gear at a cease signal or whereas coasting and descending.
Their E-14 system provides it digital shifting, transferring between gears in simply 180ms, with a small up/down button set on the handlebar, and now it’s appropriate with the Bosch Good System for e-bikes. Technically, will probably be appropriate, because it’s billed as a 2024 providing for OEM (bike model) clients to combine into their bikes.
The combo will allow you to use the brand new E-14 App to setup customized auto-downshift between sure gears, which might make the bike mechanically shift to a better gear when effort reduces or stops. It’ll additionally allow you to reverse the button perform if you wish to change the ergonomics and deactivate the multi-shift perform.
As soon as paired with the Bosch BES 3 Good System, it opens up extra autoshift features for a smoother, simpler driving expertise. Particulars are nonetheless mild (we’ve reached out for more information), presumably you’ll have the ability to set the shift factors, and there’s some integration with the Bosch ABS braking system, too. For commuters on the lookout for the only expertise, the expertise additional eliminates causes for anybody to not commute by bike.