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Bosch Active Line Plus motor

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Dave Atkinson

Dave lives at the top of a big hill and his office is at the bottom, so he's all in favour of a helping hand. Plus, e-bikes are fun! He's the editor of ebiketips and one of the founders of EBT's road cycling sister site, He used to work on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike back in the day, and he's a former mountain bike bog snorkelling World Champion. Really.


5 years 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for an excellent review of this Bosch motor and for the very informative site in general. My intention was to buy a Cube touring bike with a CX motor. However when I tested it on the flat I was surprised how noisy it was. In contrast the Active line plus was as you say much quieter and I felt a greatly smoother ride. My problem is that I live in a particularly hilly part of Wales and have not been able to test the Active line plus on a proper gradient. I'm intrigued why so many of the bike firms put the CX on touring bikes if the Active line plus  is capable of non MTB slopes. In short would you be happy with a touring bike with Active line plus with 11/46 gearing if you lived in a hilly region? I weigh 12.5 stone 6ft 1 and reasonably fit. I would really appreciate your opinion as you have had the opportunity to ride both motors on conditions not dissimilar to those around my home. Regards Alan

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