We have been building mountain bikes for 25 years, and for over 10 years we have also been building e-mountain bikes, or E-MTBs for short. E-MTBs work on the same principle as pedelecs, assisting the rider with pedaling up to a speed of 25 km/h with the help of an electric drive. But if you think you can transfer the old-man image of pedelecs to E-MTBs, you’re sorely mistaken. A mountain bike is a radical piece of sports equipment, and an E-MTB is an even more radical piece of sports equipment. You don’t exert yourself any less with it, you go to your limit just as much. The only difference is that the summit you climb is twice as high, the destination twice as far and the single trail twice as fast. An e-MTB is simply more fun to ride.
For 2021, we are offering the e-mountain bikes of our new EBOXX series in four basic variants, each of which is based on the BOSCH CX drive and the same frame design. Our customers can choose between two different geometry concepts and two gearshift types with a wide range of equipment options:
G1 stands for the sporty, long Geolution enduro geometry, GT1 for Geolution Tour, a more comfortable touring geometry. EBOXX models with the addition E14 are equipped with the electronic Rohloff E14 Speedhub hub gears. QLF stands for the derailleur variant.
The G1 EBOXX is a thoroughbred sports bike with the same radical Geolution enduro geometry on which the non-electrified NICOLAI models are based. Feedback from our customers shows us that the Geolution models are also very suitable for beginners. However, we also want to take into account that not every rider likes a sporty, forward riding position on the bike.
For pleasure bikers, we will therefore also offer the EBOXX from 2021 as the GT1 EBOXX, with a moderate touring geometry that carries the basic features and advantages of the Geolution concept, but allows the rider a comfortable and relaxed riding position.
All EBOXX models are available either as a frame kit or as complete wheels with various features. In addition, an Explorer Kit can be selected for each model, which makes the bike more suitable for everyday use and complies with the requirements of the StVZO.
Exclusively for the EBOXX E14 – complete bikes with Explorer kit, there is also an S-pedelec option, which allows motor assistance up to 45 km/h. This variant is subject to approval and therefore does not allow any deviation from the equipment listed in the vehicle registration document.
At the heart of our 2021 EBOXX models is a BOSCH Performance Line CX motor. The completely revised 4th generation of the most powerful BOSCH drive can boast numerous new features and improvements in 2021. With a maximum of 85 Nm of torque, the latest CX unit is even more powerful than its predecessors. The maximum power output now reaches 340% of the rider’s own power. This is noticeable through improved acceleration and more power at low cadence or in large gears. Starting on steep inclines has also become much easier as a result.
Despite the higher power, BOSCH has managed to further reduce the volume and weight of the drive unit. At 2.9 kg, the 2021 Performance Line CX motor is even lighter and more compact than its predecessor.
We equip our EBOXX models with the most powerful BOSCH Power Tube battery, which has a capacity of 625 Wh. When using all riding modes evenly, this allows a range of up to 82 km. For double the range, a second battery can be carried, for which we offer an optional secure quick mount on the top tube. Unlike e-bikes with two battery slots, where both batteries usually always have to be inserted, customers here have the choice between double the range or a significantly lighter bike.
NICOLAI EBOXX 4
FOX RACING SHOX 38 Float 160 GRIP2 Factory BOOST, 2021
FOX RACING SHOX VAN RC 210x55
ACROS Block Lock
HOPE AM 35mm/35mm
ACROS Gothic 780/35 Rise 25mm
MAGURA MT7, HC Bremshebel 203mm
SQlab 70X - M
HOPE Fortus 35 W Pro 4 29" BOOST - 9-spline - black - SET
CONTINENTAL Der Baron Projekt ProTection Apex 29x2,4"
CONTINENTAL Der Baron Projekt ProTection Apex 27.5x2,6"
SQlab 60X Ergowave active - 140
BIKEYOKE DIVINE 185mm
SRAM X-Sync 34T Kettenblatt für Bosch
BOSCH CX Performance Line CX
BOSCH Power Tube 625 Horizontal Black
SRAM GX 11-fach
SRAM GX Type2.1, 11-fach
SRAM NX PG-1130 11-42t, 11- fach
SRAM Kette CN-PC1130
ACROS A-Flat MD
G1 EBOXX QLFLINE - 2021
G1 EBOXX QLFLINE - 2021