Aw yea FINALLY Bosch has produced an internal battery system for their widely popular mid-drive ebike system. Only problem is.... IT'S NOT OUT YET here in the good old USA. That's right, as of this blog post, if you want to own a new Haibike, Corratec, Cube or other brand of ebike that is talking about and showing the Bosch POWERTUBE ebike battery system in their models you'll need to wait until around summer time of 2018 before you get that brand new ebike you're eyballing on our web site.
Ebikes like the Haibike SDURO Fullseven 9.0
or the Haibike XDURO (ALLTN) All Mountain 10.0
won't be shipping to any dealer until this time due in part to the fact that the BOSCH batteries take more time to get approved by the US consumer safety people before they can be allowed for sale here.
Now, depending on when you are reading this, we still recommend you get on the ball and get your order in sooner rather than later for any POWERTUBE system you have your eyeballs set on if you really want one in 2018. Reason being, I predict they will sell out by the time they ship and start to get scarce. In fact it could be we miss seeing them in 2018 at all if things get delayed further.
Now- if you don't want to wait that long, just get a regular system. We have plenty of great new ebikes with the standard battery and note this "older" system is going to be around for a long, long time and the price of spare batteries is certain to go down quickly.
But, if you still want "hidden power" and don't want to wait, then we highly recommend some of the new Moustache ebikes which use the standard Bosch powerpack and hide it inside the frame quite nicely with no summer time delay. See those here in our Moustache Ebike