VOLspeed eBike Tuning Kit for Bosch Smart System - Reviewed
When it comes to enhancing your e-bike experience, tuning can take your ride from good to exceptional. With the launch of sophisticated systems like the Bosch Smart System, e-bike riders have been on the lookout for tuning solutions. The VOLspeed Bosch Smart System tuner has emerged as a leader in this space, and it's time we delved into a thorough review.
Understanding E-Bike Tuning
E-bike tuning involves modifying the electronic system to remove speed restrictions and customise the riding characteristics to suit personal preferences. It's the digital equivalent of tweaking a traditional bike to better fit your riding style and performance needs.
Enter VOLspeed Bosch Smart System
The VOLspeed Bosch Smart System is a premium e-bike tuner designed to increase the maximum speed of your e-bike. It's tailored specifically for the Bosch Smart System, ensuring a seamless integration with your bike's existing setup. But what makes it stand out from other ebike tuning options on the market? Let's explore.
Before we jump in, it is important to note that this ebike tuner is not compatible with e-bike's equipped with a Rim Magnet sensor (located on the rear wheel valve).
Installation is a breeze with the VOLspeed tuner. Designed as a plug-and-play device, it connects directly to your Bosch Smart System without the need for any complex tools or technical know-how. This easy to follow installation process makes it an attractive option for riders who may not be mechanically inclined.
Once installed, the performance improvements are immediately noticeable. After a simple activation on the handlebar controls (- + - +). The VOLspeed removes the standard 25 km/h (15 mp/h) speed limit, allowing you to reach higher speeds (up to 45km/h or 28mp/h). It's worth noting that while this can lead to a more exhilarating ride, it's crucial to adhere to local laws regarding e-bike speed limits.
User Friendly Tuning
The real magic of the VOLspeed tuner is that it's so easy to use. Riders can switch it on or off at anytime using the handlebar controls. In addition, they can adjust the speed settings on the move within a few taps. It also works great if your eBike doesn't have a display as everything can be set using the flow mobile app.
Battery Life Considerations
One might wonder, does this increased performance impact battery life? The answer is nuanced. While you may experience a reduction in battery range due to higher speeds and increased power usage, the VOLspeed tuner allows for adjustments that can help optimise battery life. It's a trade-off that offers flexibility depending on your priorities for each ride.
Safety and Legality
Safety is paramount, and the VOLspeed Bosch Smart System tuner does not neglect this aspect. It maintains all safety functions of the original system, ensuring that the bike's handling remains predictable and secure. However, it's important to note that installing a third party device like this can potentially void your bike's warranty.
Durability and Quality
In terms of build quality, the VOLspeed tuner impresses. Made in Germany, it's robust and designed to withstand the rigours of regular use, ensuring that your investment will last for many rides to come.
User reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with many praising the transformative effect the VOLspeed has on their riding experience. It's touted as a 'must-have' for any Bosch Smart System e-bike owner looking to enhance their bike's capabilities.
Priced at £189 (GBP), it's extremely well priced compared to other tuning kits on the market. Whilst it doesn't have the Bluetooth capabilities of the new Speedbox 1.1 B.Tuning, it more than makes up for it by offering a reliable tuning solution at a competitive price.
The VOLspeed Bosch Smart System tuner offers an impressive suite of features that will satisfy any rider looking to upgrade. It's a high-quality, user-friendly option for those seeking to unlock the full potential of their e-bike. Whether you're an urban commuter or an off-road adventurer, the VOLspeed tuner promises to make your journeys more exciting and personalised.
Investing in an ebike tuning kit like the VOLspeed Bosch Smart System can transform your riding experience. It's a testament to the possibilities of modern e-bike technology and how, with the right tools, you can make an already great ride even better. If you're looking to unleash the full potential of your e-bike, the VOLspeed tuner is a choice you'll want to consider seriously.
As a reminder, this ebike tuner does not work with any eBikes with the rim magnet speed sensor (located on the rear wheel valve)
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Electric bikes equipped with tuning devices are not allowed to be used on public roads, cycling paths and public places. Electric bikes equipped with tuning products can be used exclusively on private property and entirely at one’s own risk. Under the EU's EN15194 regulation it is illegal to ride your eBike on public roads/cycle paths with a tuning device fitted. By purchasing a device from eBike tuner ltd you agree that eBike tuner ltd cannot be held liable for any damage, injury, fine or cost to you, your eBike or anyone else involved in your particular incident.
The use of any tuning products may void the warranty of your eBike. We take no responsibility for any damages resulting from the use of any of our products.