What happens when a successful bicycle designer with a contrarian streak is inspired to make a useful bicycle?
First, you get a bicycle with tires unlike most other bikes: 24" balloon tires with an extra wide profile. Smaller wheels offer a foundation that is stable, quick and fun while turbo-charging the torque of the Bosch Performance Line motor.
Second, you get handlebars, saddles and grips designed for the way people like to ride - in comfort.
And did we mention...the whole package looks awesome. Benno's design sense is second to none - but the Boost's attractiveness is enhanced by it's innate usefulness.
Take for instance the plug-and-play Yepp seat compatibility for carrying 1 kid easily and safely. Or the host of Benno brand accessories - like a front cargo tray with optional bag, plus panniers for the included rear utility rack, that allow you to expand the utility of your bike as your needs evolve.
Finally, you get a pedal assist system, but not just any system: you have a Bosch middle motor that can take anyone up anything with practically any load. Now that's useful.
Bicycle designer Benno Baenziger set out to build a bicycle that would "inspire people to use their bike more often and incorporate cycling into their everyday life." One test ride on the Benno Boost, and it's clear Mr. Baenziger has succeeded.
|Size||17" fits riders 5'2" - 6'4"|
|Fork||Cromoly steel, rigid|
|Wheels||Double wall, eyeletted alloy rims|
|Tire||Custom Dual Sport 24" x 2.6"|
|Brake||Shimano Deore LX Hydraulic Disc|
|Transmission||Shimano Deore LX 1 x 10 speed, 18t front cog|
|Shifter||Shimano Deore LX 10 Speed|
|Handlebars||Custom Benno Riser|
|Motor||Bosch Performance Line 350W|
|Power Pack||Bosch Power Pack 400wh|
|Console||Bosch Intuvia w/ Range, Trip Computer, & USB|
|Ride Mode||Torque Sensed Pedal Assist|
|Max Range||50 miles|
|Top Motor Assist Speed||20mph|
|Front Light||Supernova E3|
|Rear Light||Supernova TL2|
|Rear Carry Rack||Yes|