These BH AtomX Cross E-Bike All-Rounders are Seriously Impressive

2020 BH AtomX Cross electric bikes are impressive all-rounders that will dominate next season with 720Wh and 500Wh battery capacities and Brose Drive S Mag across the range.

Three BH AtomX Cross models have been listed on our site for a while but this week we received the first high-res images of these key models.

Now we know that is coming, it’s clear this range will be must-have models for many in 2020. They hit the sweet spot of where great design, superb rideability and extraordinary performance meet with a reasonable price tag.

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Brose Drive S Mag – the best electric bike motor yet?

Brose Drive S Mag was awarded best in test in E-Mountain Bike magazines 2019 motor comparison. Light, powerful and super quiet, it snatched the prize from some very serious competition.

Brose Drive S Mag runs away with 2019 Best in Test Title

and also wins a prestigious Design & Innovation award

(More of our 2020 bikes will be powered by this amazing new motor, see the BH AtomX Cross Pros below!)

At the heart of every e-bike is its motor. There are now dozens to choose from but a small number of brands dominate.

Bosch has long provided motors for most reputable brands – Cube, Scott, Kalkhoff, Riese & Müller, Moustache, the list goes on. Their top-of-the-range Performance Line CX motor is fitted to several hundred thousand commuting, touring and mountain bikes. So they’ve enjoyed market domination for quite some time.

Shimano arrived late at the e-bike motor party but has claimed some of the market. It helps that their motors work well with Shimano gears that are found on 9 out of 10 bicycles.

There are dozens of also-ran motor systems these days. Some have won a reputation for reliability, others for sheer power. A sorry few for giving their owners and suppliers a lot of problems.

The best electric bike motors in 2019

But now it’s 2019 and a new cast of really, really good e-bike motors is here. Bosch is still in the running, as is Shimano, Panasonic and Yamaha. A relative newcomer out of Berlin, Brose, is now making a lot of noise (although their motors happen to be the quietest of all). Continue reading “Brose Drive S Mag – the best electric bike motor yet?”