Step Through Electric Bike with Bosch System
If you are looking for a well equipped step through e-bike, capable of road or towpaths, with good Bosch equipment, then this is great value. This bike is a small sized frame and will suit someone from about 5′ 2″ to 5′ 7″.
It has the very effective Bosch Active Line motor and a 400Wh Bosch battery.
Forme is a UK company making bikes for children and adults and in a range of specs, sizes and formats.
As mentioned the motor is the Bosch Active Line. This motor is light, smooth and very quiet. It’s always there when you need it and doesn’t detract in any way from the enjoyment of riding. As with all Bosch systems there are 4 levels of assistance, from Eco up to Turbo, with Turbo giving you a boost of 225%. That is to say 225% of you input is added by the motor. There is also a ‘walk assist’ mode.
The battery is a 400 watt hour battery. This will give a range of about 40 miles. This is an estimate of the average that you should get, not a best case scenario. You could get a lot more than this by being conservative with the use of the motor but our estimate assumes average use. The display interface is the Bosch Intuvia which is a large central screen giving you all the information you need while riding.
Components on the Bike
Firstly this is a step through frame with the battery integrated into the the frame in the downtube. It has a comfortable saddle and can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of sizes. They tyres are a hybrid style – fine for the road but also suitable for light off road. They are a good quality and have a puncture protection belt.
It is equipped with 9 speed Shimano gears and hydraulic disc brakes. It has good front and rear lights than run off the battery – so you do not need to work about charging your lights or running out of battery.
We are impressed with the value for money on the this bike. The quality of the design and build definitely don’t put this bike in the budget category, but the affordable price makes it a really good value choice. There are not many bikes equipped with the Bosch system at this price and being a British company is an added appeal.