BOSCH eBike ABS PAIRED WITH MAGURA ABS
MAGURA ANSWERS ALL WHO'VE BEEN WONDERING ABOUT ABS OOVER THE YEARS
BOSCH eBike ABS PAIRED WITH MAGURA ABS
ABS is something many of us have conversed with friends about over the years. Truthfully we’ve been expecting it for a minute and are now excited to get our own feel for what they are about on a bike. With more people getting into cycling than ever before it’s great to see products that will hopefully provide a better overall safety platform. Magura has provided us with some great info on how it works below.
The demands made on eBike brake components are more sophisticated than in the case of ordinary bicycles. The higher weight and speeds of eBikes necessitate reliable braking processes that can be fully controlled at all times – because emergency braking maneuvers in city traffic, on unpaved roads, or in wet conditions are potentially dangerous situations for eBike riders. With this new Bosch eBike ABS and the perfectly matched MAGURA MT C ABS components, both have taken the next step for greater safety and increased performance. During the development of the eBike ABS, both companies benefited from their many years of experience with motorcycles anti-lock braking systems. As a specialist for eBike drive systems and ABS, Bosch ensured the seamless integration of the eBike ABS into the eBike-system.
Brake specialist MAGURA developed ABS brake components designed specifically for eBike. Correct braking isn’t an art – it’s a question of technology. The Bosch eBike ABS supports riders during braking on a wide range of surfaces and in most of the hazardous situations that can arise. To achieve this, the eBike ABS possesses two crucial essential functions. During harsh braking, the Bosch eBike ABS control unit regulates the brake pressure on the front wheel, preventing it from locking. As with a car, the bike then brakes at intervals until it comes to a stop. Steerability is maintained and the rider sits safe and secure on the saddle. The intelligent rear wheel lift control also reduces the possible lifting of the rear wheel in the event of extremely harsh front wheel over braking. This prevents hazardous handlebar drops and rollovers, especially on non-slip surfaces and downhill gradients. Thanks to its different modes (Cargo, Touring, Allroad, and Trail), the eBike ABS can be used on bikes for urban use as well as on mountain bikes. Performance-focused trail bikers can also brake with greater control and on a wide range of surfaces. A Bosch accident research study showed that 29% of all electric bike accidents could have been avoided if the bikes had been equipped with the eBike ABS including MAGURA MT C ABS components – perfectly dovetailed into the system. The new Bosch eBike ABS consists of a control unit with the ABS features integrated into the system (control indicator light and ABS tile on the display), two wheel speed sensors, and the MAGURA MT C ABS brake components including the ABS rotors and sensor discs.
The innovative control function of the Bosch eBike ABS places unique demands on the brake master. The most important feature of the MT C ABS brake master is its greater oil delivery volume, which enables the control unit to regulate the brake pressure. The well-known MT brake masters were designed with a 10 mm master piston – but MAGURA developed the MT C ABS master with a 12 mm master piston which delivers a greater volume of oil. A larger master piston usually results in higher actuating forces for riders so to solve this problem, MAGURA created new lever kinematics in the axial master cylinder of the MT C ABS family. This adapted kinematics design reduces the amount of manual force required, ensures short lever travel and easily modulates braking power. Depending on the usage scenario, two- or three-finger lever blades are used, and in a typical MAGURA user-friendly style, individual lever blades can also be changed. The one-piece forged two- or four-piston calipers, well-known in the award-winning MAGURA MT, provide the necessary braking power and stability. The rigid design forms a solid basis for high deceleration values and effective heat dissipation. Perfect for eBike, ensuring consistent braking even at high speeds and with heavy loads. MDR-C (180 mm / 203 mm) or MDR-P models (180 mm / 203 mm / 220 mm) are used as rotors. Sensor discs mounted on the rotor enable the ABS wheel speed sensor to measure the speed and immediately detect any critical locking of the front wheel and lifting of the rear wheel. The sensors are seamlessly integrated into the MAGURA adapter or mounted on the fork or frame. The Magura Easy Link plug-in connections from the MAGURA Cockpit Integration (MCi) are used with the ABS control unit. This facilitates maintenance during servicing since the brake master and brake caliper can be easily separated and dismantled. The new Bosch eBike ABS with MAGURA MT C ABS components will be available on complete bikes from summer 2022. Retrofitting is not possible.