Of course, not everybody was deadly serious. Many of the
vendors and far more of the attendees are in it for the fun.
The widest expo lane at the Sea Otter was packed with the display tents of all the “big guys.” Note that
the Bosch display is on the left side. On the weekend, every part of the vendor area was this crowded.
system will soon be able to pair with
electric shift systems from Shimano,
SRAM and Nuvinci. Bosch also
announced that for 2015 they will partner
with Cube, Easy Motion BH, Felt Electric,
Haibike, Lapierre and Xtracycle.
• For 2016, Cannondale, KTM Bike
Industries, Scott and Trek will have models utilizing the Bosch Centerdrive assist
• Currie Tech and Yuba showed their
joint-effort Spicy Curry cargo e-bike that
will be sold by both brands.
• Both Xtracycle and Felt displayed
some new Bosch-drive-assisted cargo
• Besides Specialized, there was no
shortage of other brands—e.g., Haibike,
Felt, Tempo, BSEV, Specialized, Yuba,
Raleigh, Currie Tech and Brose—who
had bikes being used at the demo track.
• Haibike had Bosch-powered models
on display, as well as a few Yamaha-powered Sduro models, even though the
Sduro/Yamaha line is not available in the
U.S. for 2015. Although not confirmed
(but hinted), we heard that some of the
Sduro models with the Yamaha drive
could hit the U.S. for model year 2016.