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Mid-motor E-bikes Available in Most Price Ranges

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – The Taipei Int’l Cycle Show early March underlined that e-bikes are increasingly leaving their mark on all sections of the two-wheeler. The offering in mid-motor e-bike systems is increasing rapidly and soon they will be available in much more price ranges.

Mid-motor E-bikes Available in Most Price Ranges
E-bike system supplier TranzX reacts on ”Bosch effect”. It offers e-bike makers all kinds of design options when using their M25 mid-motor. – Photo Bike Europe

The most well-known mid-motor newcomer is off course, Shimano but there are more. Shimano’s e-bike system STEPS will be specified on various brands this autumn at the dealershows and at Eurobike. is a good example of a mid-motor newcomer.

Accell Group

At the same time also Europe’s biggest e-bike seller– Accell Group with its various brands like Raleigh, Winora, Ghost, Lapierre, Batavus, Sparta, Koga and more – will launch its ION e-bike drive system in a mid-motor version.

Some other mid-motor newcomers at Taipei Cycle were AEON, GreenTrans and MPF Drive. One of these suppliers reported that his system is an inexpensive alternative to Bosch. How inexpensive? For e-bikes that retail for around 1,700 euro. Is that to be the reference price for an e -bike with mid-motor in 2015?

“Bosch effect”

Another topic among ‘e’ specialists in Taipei was the issue of the “Bosch effect”. This refers to the fact that (especially in Germany) consumers ask for a Bosch e-bike. They do not ask for an electric bike of a particular brand.

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