Benno Boost E 10D Video Review – Compact Cargo Ebike, Bosch Powered
https://electricbikereview.com/benno/boost-e-10d/ The Benno Boost E 10D is a compact cargo-style electric bike with sturdy 24″ wheels, comfortable 2.6″ diameter tires and a premium drive system from Bosch. Low balanced weight distribution, removable battery and display panel, premium integrated lights by Supernova, Micro USB charging ports and three color choices. Solid 10-speed drivetrain from Shimano, the motor offers shift detection for reduced wear on the chain and sprockets, powerful hydraulic disc brakes also from Shimano. No suspension elements, currently only available in one frame size, new to the US and possibly harder to locate at dealers for test rides, solid one year warranty. EBR was paid to perform this review #Sponsored We try to be honest, thorough, and fun! Comparison tools, shop directory, and forums at: ElectricBikeReview.com
Hi Court, great review as always. Can you shed any light on the claimed range? I know this depends upon rider weight, max speed, amount of pedaling, wind, flatness etc, along with BMS etc, but have heard that a useful rule of thumb is around 20 miles per wH. On that basis, one would expect a range more like 20, against the claimed 30 (minimum). What’s your take on this? Also since the guys from Propel seem to be responding here, if they have any real world experience with battery life that would be great to hear about. I know you are probably limited in amount of time you can spend with each bike, but if there’s a way you could ride them for an hour, or 20-30 miles, that would start to give us a terrific baseline to compare bikes!
what about reviewing some of the riese – muller bikes
What I’d like is an actual Electra FlatFoot version of this bike with weather treated frame and _trigger_ throttle from standstill with walk mode, and also good brakes like this one’s. Sealed chain might be nice, def. at least a proper guard, slap guard notwithstanding. Even keeping its less robust FatFrank tires, Townie’s FlatFoot still wins out over this bike for me, even without an extra-long rack or stationary front basket mounts either. That handled seat is a great idea that also makes it easier to lock up, FWIW. Townie’s hubbed gears make it neater and lower maintenance as well.
What’s the weight capacity?
You still in the NY area? Let’s meet up and go for an e-bike ride!
I don’t understand why they sell this w/the Bosch Performance 350 w motor, but restrict pedal assist to 20 mph rather than the 28 mph it was designed for. This is one of a couple of small cargo bikes I’d buy today IF it had 28 mph pedal assist AND offered it with the dual 500 Wh battery pack for a reasonable battery range as a car replacement. I guess I have to build my own (I don’t have the skills) to get what I want. That’s really disappointing, as Bosch offers these systems, and I bet if I wait a year even these will be superseded by batteries with better range and motors with more torque. I’m serious that I want to get rid of my car, but not with an expensive bike that I’m not quite happy with.
I really love this bike , it looks so good .
How many water bottle cage braze ons?
I really liked it when you mounted the camera right by the back wheel, I could better hear the sound of the motor and if the bike is capable to keep up with moderate traffic. Also very neat when camera was mounted directly on rear rack facing backwards, again showed me how fast you were pedaling, the sound of the motor at that level and how well (or not!) managed actual city traffic. Thanks for that.
i think the gearing is sufficient.. with a smaller wheel you pedal at a higher cadence. As for comfort, you can always tweak the tire pressure, its a high volume tire anyway. get a digital guage for ur tires. coz you will have to inflate/ diflate ur tire depending on your cargo
how about this one:
Where can you buy the tires?
Not interested in this review, just wanted to show you some love and support. ❤️
I’d like this if it were 28mph, had a suspension fork, and a throttle.
Would be nice if you could carry a passenger but the 110lb (50kg) rating limits who you can carry. Extra mount points on the frame so looks like you might be able to fit a stronger rack though.
I would love to see a head to head shoot out comparison between this and the Tern GSD (both fully racked and equipped of course)
Court, get a follow-me drone, I’m sure you find a spot in the Prius
Wow you really know your stuff! Great video, great channel and great guy!
$4000 for this bike is insane!
You can by a german made full suspension mt. ebike with upgraded CX motor , 500 watt battery , shimano brakes etc . for $3500 or 3,200 euros.
Sleek cargo bike, i like it. they really should have sold it with front rack and bags installed, looks half done.
Nice looking bike. I like the black and white. I also like the rack.
Very nice looking bike! Big fan of the Bosch system, it really is as good as you say Court 🙂
YOU REALLY SHOULD START WITH THE PRICE.
Very nice bike and review, Chris always looks a little tense, although he’s probably a very cool guy.
Also, what’s up with that weird german-swiss hybrid flag right above the chainrings?
Benno was half of Electra, previously known locally (San Diego) among friends as Johno & Benno. His vision for racks and accessories for his line is pretty cool. He speaks about it in a recent interbike video. -S
I wish you would point out Cadence and torque sensing bikes and the differences between them because it matters a lot to someone buying a torque sensor bike by accident not realising they have to work a lot harder than a cadence sensor bike bike court
built like a cargo truck. it would be perfect for deliveries