Compact and Sturdy E-Utility Bike
The Benno Boost is a strong workhorse of an ebike that's just begging to be loaded up with a crate of craft beer and a weeks worth of groceries.
It's a grunty little bugger, thanks to the mid-drive Bosch Performance Line Motor in USA spec which will have you cruising up to 32 kph, and the Bosch 400wh performance battery which will take you up to 120 km depending on terrain and conditions.
You won't have any worries about it's stopping power with hydraulic disk brakes as standard, and the Shimano Deore 10-speed gives a good range of gears too.
Unlike other cargo bikes we've seen in the past, it's not annoyingly long, so you'll still be able to slip around the odd gateway if you take it to the Hawke's Bay Cycle Trails. The saddle is comfortable and a reasonable size without being over-the-top.
Don't worry if you're out after dark, the Benno has a German designed SuperNova Light System featuring a bright centre mounted front light (shown in video and photo from in shop).
The rack system is quite cool - the front tray is just about right to fit a standard kiwi beer crate, where as the back racks can be used for anything from panniers to a baby seat or a surfboard, with a load rating of up to 50kgs max. you might even find your mother-in-law fits on nicely.
It's nice and low to the ground for us shorties too (is only available in one frame size mind) and this low centre of gravity (a plus for any cargo bike) is partly because of the 24" wheels which are equipped with custom 24″x 2.6″ Benno Dual Sport Tires, offering great grip and shock absorbing qualities. Custom mud guards keep the cargo and driver clean and dry.
We currently have the Neon Yellow model in store (she's pretty out there) and there is an option of a Matte Anthracite Grey for riders who want a more subtle look!
Benno Boost Cargo E-Bike Specification
|Motor||Bosch Performance Line 250W Mid-Drive System|
|Interface||Bosch Purion on-board computer (5 riding modes)|
|Battery||Bosch PowerPack 400wh Li-Ion performance battery|
|Range||Range 40-120 km depending on mode/terrain|
|Speed||Maximum assisted speed: 32km/h|
|Gears||Shimano Deore LX 10-Speed|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disk Brakes|
|Frame||One size 6061 Aluminum Alloy Frame with front tray mounts (fits riders from 5'2" to 6'2")|
|Fork||Oversized CRMO Fork with Integrated Headset|
|Rims||Extra Strength Double Wall Aluminum Rims|
|Tires||Custom 24”x 2.6” Benno Dual Sport Tires (60TPI)|
|Rear Rack||Multifunction Utility Aluminum Rear Rack (max. load 50kg) with single secure Yepp baby seat installation, fits most aftermarket pannier bags and accessories|
|Lights||German Supernova V6s Light System (not shown)|
|Charger||Bosch 4 amp compact charger (3.5h/full charge)|
|Optional Extras||Special Benno front trays and bags sold separately|