The new electronic Rohloff E-14 shifting system raises the bar for shifting E-bikes transmissions. Never before has shifting been so easy, intelligent and comfortable. All this combined with legendary Rohloff quality.
The new E-14 from Rohloff synchronizes perfectly with the mid-motor, Bosch eBike system to operate the now legendary Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14. Urban, leisure, touring and mountain-bikers alike can reap the benefit of the unique, fast and failure-free shifter system.
One push of a button is all it takes to automatically reduce motor derived force upon the transmission and shift the SPEEDHUB. If the button is kept held, then the E-14 shifting system will shift 3-gears at a time in sequence, through all 14 gears if so desired. In addition, once the sensors note the cyclist has become stationary, the E-14 system will automatically shift to a pre-programmed gear to start off again. The Rohloff E-14 is the most efficient and durable shifting system available for mid-motor E-bikes.
The E-14 is designed to complement the SPEEDHUB 500/14. It is this partnership which forms the basis and ensures the durability of an E-14 shifting system.
The SPEEDHUB has, over the past 20 years, proving its reputation as the most durable and reliable bicycle transmission available. SPEEDHUBs have been used in cooperation with E-bikes for almost the same duration, solidifying their position as the only bicycle transmission capable of withstanding such high forces over prolonged periods of time.
With 14 real gears, a total overall gear range of 526% and the highest efficiency of any bicycle gear hub, the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 forms the durable basis of every premium, high powered E-Bike and S-Pedalec (45kmh). Now, thanks E-14. the ability has arrived to shift this legendary transmission electronically.
The E-14 shifting system comprises of 2 main components: - the handlebar mounted electronic switch unit and the SPEEEDHUB mounted shifter unit. To ensure these components are relevant and compatible with future developments, the E-14 shifting system can be remotely paired to Smartphones, keeping it compliant with future software updates, custom features and app connectivity. Feature to become active simultaneously with App release (planned for 2019).
EFFECTIVE WITH BOSCH
Both Intuvia and Nyon Bosch displays will integrate the gear indicator for E-14 equipped SPEEDHUBs. They will also show a lot more...
The Bosch eBike-System synchronizes itself automatically with the Rohloff E-14. The benefits of this become immediately apparent once you set off. A light press of a button will reduce motor torque to permit a silky-smooth shift between gears. The secret is an ultra-fast, 180ms shift speed combined with an instantaneous drop in output torque of the Bosch motor No other electronic bicycle shifting system available to date, can compete with this speed.
Further shifting comfort is achieved thanks to an integrated multi-shift and auto-downshift functions. Press and hold a shift button to shift sequentially in 3-gear steps – regardless of direction, right through the 14-speed range. And when you come to a halt, the E-14 shifting system will automatically return the SPEEDHUB to a pre-programmed gear number, ready to set off again.
FAQ Section for Rohloff E-14
Is the Rohloff E-14 also available for alternative E-motors?
The E-14 gear mech is currently, only available for new bicycles using the Bosch eBike-System. The Active Line, Active Line Plus, Performance Line and Performance Line CX are all compatible. Both the Intuvia and Nyon displays will be supported.
We are trying to get Bosch to provide a NZ agent that can complete the software upgrades to Bosch Motors so that they can ‘talk’ to the Rohloff Shifter
Can I convert my existing Bosch powered E-bike to run the Rohloff E-14 shifting system?
Yes and No. We can supply a retrofit E-14 kit, BUT we need the software upgrade so that the system will work.
What is the cost of the Rohloff E-14 shifting system?
The Rohloff Switch Unit, DC/DC Can converter an the shifter unit are $875.00 you will also need the Y cable from Bosch at around $125 plus the software upgrade. Or you can by a bike with the Rohloff E14 installed.
Which manufacturers are offering complete bikes with this new E-14 shifting system?
More and more manufacturers are joining the list daily. The current, at the time of press (September 2017), manufacturers who have committed to add E-14 equipped bicycles to their 2018 E-bike range include: Heisenberg, i:SY, Koga, Nicolai, Maxcycles, Riese & Müller, TDS Velos, Velo de Ville.
Can the Rohloff E-14 electronic shifting system be used on a bicycle without electric mid-motor support?
No, the Rohloff E-14 shifting system is currently only compatible with bicycles using the Bosch eBike system. At this point in time, unfortunately not feasible as the current E-14 units require the power source and cock-pit of a Bosch eBike system running the compatible software.
We are aware of the demand for a non-Ebike dependent Rohloff E-14 version however the implementation of this will require further development and thus time. We will inform you through our website and social media pages as soon as there is more information on these projects.
Will the Rohloff E-14 electronic shifting system be compatible with older Rohloff SPEEDHUB units?
Yes, the Rohloff E-14 is constructed to be backward compatible with all existing and older Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 units.