Scott Hybrid Cross bike with PowerTube
The Scott eRide Cross 10’s newly developed frame is powered by a 500Wh Bosch Internal battery. With a Performance Line CX motor it will get you where you are going faster and more comfortably than ever before. With wide rims and 47c Smart Sam tires, this is a sleek, speedy and well equipped bike. This one Scott refer to as Lady, which means a lowered cross bar.
The Bosch PowerTube is the latest development into battery integration, entirely hiding the battery within the frame of the bike. It makes for clean lines, and hence is much less obviously an electric bike. Weighing in at just 2.8kg it is one of the lightest batteries on the market, further reducing its impact on the overall feel of the bike. Despite it’s modest design, it still packs impressive capacity – the 500Wh on offer should be more than enough to power you through even the most demanding of rides. The battery is easy to remove and insert, popping out of the frame by a couple of centimetres when unlocked.
Bosch Performance Line CX
The bike has the Bosch Performance Line CX motor. This is Bosch’s most powerful and market leading motor capable of up to 300% assistance (75 Newton Metres) in Turbo. The Bosch system has 4 levels of assistance – from Eco (50% assistance) up to 300%. The system includes the dynamic E-MTB mode. This responds to the rider’s needs and will switch seamlessly between Tour and Turbo mode as needed depending on the cadence rate of the rider. The Bosch motor has the advantage over other motors in its class:
- Proven reliability – demonstrated by the huge numbers of brands that have adopted it.
- A smooth assistance. You will not lurch off, but if power is what you want then there is plenty
- Consistency – some of the other motors may get to the same power output but they have problems maintaining this.
Suspension is provided by Suntour SF14-NEX-E25 front forks. The BR-M200 Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes provide safe, predictable and powerful stopping ability.
The Schwalbe Smart Sam 700x47c tyres give excellent grip on tracks and trails as well as being comfortable on the road. Gears are 11-speed SRAM NX.
This is a very good looking bike, showing how the integrated Bosch PowerTube battery can make an e-bike look sophisticated and less like an electric bike than ever before.