Still in a class of its own: MAHLE SmartBike Systems has set new standards with its e-bike drive systems X20 and X35: lightweight, compact, powerful, intelligent, and highly integrative. By choosing the concept of a hub motor on the rear axle, the company has gone against the general trend of mid-drive motors - with conviction and success.
The hub drive has several advantages that may not be known to everyone yet: it is independent of pedaling frequency, which makes it smooth and easy to handle. It is much lighter than comparable systems and can be integrated almost invisibly into the bike.
Since the power is directly transmitted to the wheel by the hub motor, its power delivery efficiency is higher because there is no resistance in the system. And last but not least, your bike with a hub motor is as maintenance-free as a regular bicycle because the motor has no influence on the chainring, chain, or freewheel.
The new and lightweight MAHLE Range Extender e185, weighing only 1.1 kilograms, is designed for cyclists who want to tackle long or challenging routes. With its 171 watt-hours capacity, it increases the overall range by up to 60 kilometers. Thanks to its intelligent integration, it seamlessly fits into the entire X20 system - ready to go with just one click. It is compatible with all e-bikes equipped with the X20 system. In use, it also extends the lifespan of the internal battery. And since it is only the size of a water bottle, you can take it anywhere and easily recharge it.
With the new My SmartBike update, your e-bike becomes even more connected. This way, you can analyze your performance after each ride using the key data collected by the app. The app and web solutions provide a wealth of information and customization options: consumption management, health data, ride data analysis, motor power adjustment, battery status (internal and range extender), and much more. This makes your e-bike a true SmartBike. Additionally, we have now integrated 'Mapbox' into the app, allowing you to plan your route and navigate using the map, including voice instructions.
We want you to enjoy your e-bike with a MAHLE drive system for a long time. Therefore, we use high-quality cells for both the internal and external battery. However, the battery's capacity decreases over time; it's a natural process. But by following a few tips for using and handling your battery, you can extend its lifespan.