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Tested by ElektroRad | Simplon Chenoa Bosch CX

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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. 

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
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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. 

 

Verdict 

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!

 

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