Tested by ElektroRad | Simplon Chenoa Bosch CX
ElektoRad tested 64 new e-bike models by various bike brands. Among them the Chenoa Bosch CX by Simplon. Their verdict: “very good”. Check out the test review!
Put to the test: the Chenoa Bosch CX
ElektroRad tested the latest e-bike by Simplon
For the current issue of its magazine, ElektroRad tested 64 new e-bike models. Among them, the Chenoa Bosch CX by Simplon. The expert jury gave the bike an “A”. Why exactly? Let’s find out!
A fully equipped trekking bike
Trekking fans and those who love lightweight e-bikes will be very impressed with the Chenoa Bosch CX. Innovative details, the frame and fork made of carbon, only 20.3 kg in weight when fully equipped – the expert jury agrees: That’s unique and new on the e-bike market.
What stands out as well is the clean design of the bike. Since all cables disappear in the headset on the top tube, a rat’s nest of cables is finally a thing of the past. In line with this look: the powerful Bosch CX drive unit with a 625-Wh battery integrated into the frame.
Lightweight and agile
“If you let it roll, the Chenoa Bosch CX feels just as light as a standard bike, and it can be brought up to speed with ease.” That’s what the ElektroRad testers said, and it means: Without employing the motor, there is hardly any resistance while pedaling. If you engage the drive unit, you’ll experience a “natural rolling behavior” as well.
The results on the test course were equally positive. Geared towards athleticism, the Chenoa Bosch CX feels extremely agile when tackling narrow passages. Impressive too: the stiff frame and excellent riding properties.
Pros of the Chenoa Bosch CX:
- effortless and agile rolling behavior
- high-quality craftsmanship and materials
- sporty design
- low in weight
- diverse equipment options
Cons according to the jury:
- The taillight extends beyond the rear rack.
- More comfortable shock absorption would be preferable.
Technical details and equipment
- range – tour: >100 km
- range – mountain: 24 km
- bike weight: 20.3 kg (with pedals)
- load capacity (rider and luggage): 104 kg
- frame material: carbon
- fork: carbon
- brakes: Magura MT4 hydraulic disc brakes
- gear shift: Shimano Deore XT 1×11 derailleur gears
- tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
- drive concept: Bosch Performance Line CX mid-drive unit
- battery capacity: 625 Wh
If you’d like to read more about the test results – check out the latest issue of ElektroRad Magazine or visit the website of radfahren.de!