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  1. New Distribution Partner for MAHLE in Iberia: Bike Difusion

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    Electric mobility brand expects new partnership to significantly enhance availability of its product range for Spain, Portugal and Andorra.

    LEVA-EU member MAHLE is pleased to announce Bike Difusion as its new distribution partner for the Iberian region.

    Bike Difusion, based in Vitoria, Spain, will use its leading expertise to significantly optimize MAHLE’s offering, and deliver outstanding distribution for the aftermarket in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. Since its creation, the company’s goal has been to offer quality and innovative products to the cycling market, which perfectly matches the DNA of MAHLE SmartBike Systems.

    The partnership officially begins from April 15th, and is expected to greatly increase the availability of MAHLE accessories and spare parts for customers, including its innovative X20 and X35 Systems, Range Extender, and eShifters.

    The MAHLE team believes Bike Difusion’s extensive sales partner network will help its customers feel much more supported in experiencing their eBike systems and accessories, and will also enable the brand to reach a larger number of cycling enthusiasts.

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems looks forward to an enriching journey as it continues to lead and expand in the e-bike market.

    For more information:

    MAHLE Website: https://mahle-smartbike.com/
    Bike Difusion Website: https://www.bikedifusion.com/

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems is the specialized division for the design and development of drive systems for electric bicycles of the German MAHLE Group, an international leader in sustainable mobility solutions for the present and the future.

    The team, of more than 150 people, is made up of software and hardware engineers, industrial and electronic engineers, quality specialists, 3D designers, creative, production and materials experts and a long list of professionals to which are added another 80 people distributed in the different centers of the group in Spain, Germany, and Asia.

    With Palencia as the headquarters of this great project, MAHLE SmartBike Systems brings together the R&D, Marketing, Operations and Sales activities of MAHLE in the electric bicycle industry.

    MAHLE ultra-light and compact systems, consisting of the motor, batteries, controllers, components, and all types of intelligent solutions for electric bicycles, are integrated and perfectly interconnected with each other to offer the rider a fully customized experience. For all these features, more than 80 brands worldwide, including those whose innovation is revolutionizing the cycling industry, incorporate MAHLE drive systems as the perfect choice in terms of integration, cost and efficiency for electric mobility.

  2. MAHLE: Meet the Future of eBike Control: The Duo Remote

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    MAHLE SmartBike Systems expands its range of accessories for X20 with the Duo device. This new remote allows the eBike rider to have full control on the system without moving their hands from the handlebars.

    Duo has two buttons whose operation is very simple: the upper button raises the assistance level of the system with a short press and, if it has lights, the rider can turn them on and off with a longer press. The lower button, on the other hand, decreases the assistance level with a short press and activates the “Walk Assistance” mode with a long press.

    This device for flat handlebar is an ideal accessory for both urban commuting and off-road riding. In addition, the new MAHLE SmartBike System remote needs no batteries – its power comes from the eBike battery.

    The new Duo joins the other accessories compatible with the X20 System: eShifters, PulsarONE and Range Extender e185. MAHLE SmartBike Systems is committed to the safety and comfort of cyclists, which is why the development of new accessories always occupies an important place in our product portfolio.

    For more information:
    Duo website: https://mahle-smartbike.com/duo-remote/
    Accessories website: https://mahle-smartbike.com/accessories/
    MAHLE SmartBike Systems website: https://mahle-smartbike.com

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems is the specialized division for the design and development of drive systems for electric bicycles of the German MAHLE Group, an international leader in sustainable mobility solutions for the present and the future.

    The team, of more than 150 people, is made up of software and hardware engineers, industrial and electronic engineers, quality specialists, 3D designers, creative, production and materials experts and a long list of professionals to which are added another 80 people distributed in the different centres of the group in Spain, Germany, and Asia.

    With Palencia as the headquarters of this great project, MAHLE SmartBike Systems brings together the R&D, Marketing, Operations and Sales activities of MAHLE in the electric bicycle industry.

    MAHLE ultra-light and compact systems, consisting of the motor, batteries, controllers, components, and all types of intelligent solutions for electric bicycles, are integrated and perfectly interconnected with each other to offer the rider a fully customized experience. For all these features, more than 80 brands worldwide, including those whose innovation is revolutionizing the cycling
    industry, incorporate MAHLE drive systems as the perfect choice in terms of integration, cost and efficiency for electric mobility.

  3. Mahle strengthens its 2024 event activities

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    MAHLE SmartBike Systems expands its activities in the industry, attending several major Bike Festivals in 2024, including a few in collaboration with its partners around the world. 

    At all these events, MAHLE will be presenting technologies and innovations for the eBike industry. This includes the cutting-edge X20 and X35+ Systems, newly launched accessories, like the e185 Range Extender, and the latest features added in My SmartBike App.

    Its experts will be on-site to explain in detail the products and the technology that support MAHLE systems, and once again will offer booth visitors the opportunity to test the most innovative eBikes in the market, ePowered with MAHLE SmartBike Systems.

    MAHLE will be in attendance at the following Bike Festivals:

    Ebikedays: April 26-28, 2024, München, Germany.
    Bike Festival Garda Trentino: May 02-05, 2024, Riva del Garda, Italy.
    Eurobike: July 03-07, 2024, Frankfurt, Germany.
    Sea Otter Europe: September 20–22, Girona, Spain.
    ROC D’Azur: October 10-13, Fréjus, France.

    This 2024 event activity is reinforced with MAHLE’s participation in B2B exhibitions in collaboration with its distribution partners.

    The season started with Velofollies, 2024 with partner Codagex, and continued with participaction in Cycling World Europe on March 15-17, Düsseldorf, Germany with Sport Import. 

    Attending these events aligns with the brand’s mission to bring MAHLE SmartBike Systems technology closer to users, who can visit the MAHLE booth to improve their riding experience. Learn more.

  4. MAHLE SmartBike Systems and ZyroFisher: new full-service assistance for dealers and riders

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    • MAHLE SmartBike Systems extends its service assistance in UK offering a dedicated after sales support for the electric bicycles equipped with their systems.
    • ZyroFisher, leader aftermarket and warranty service, will be in charge to provide this comprehensive service for dealers and riders.

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems portfolio has grown exceptionally in recent years and currently, more than 80 leading industry brands worldwide are powering their most innovative and technologically advanced electric bicycles with X20 and X35+ Systems, beside accessories such as Range Extenders, PulsarONE and eShifters.

    Guided by this wide presence and the continuous dialogue between the brands, dealers and riders, this MAHLE SmartBike Systems and ZyroFisher agreement allows to offer a comprehensive warranty and support service for both dealers and end users in UK. It also makes it easier to contact for warranty claims and get detailed information about MAHLE’s systems.

    This partnership with ZyroFisher will allow MAHLE SmartBike Systems to expand the reach of its innovative systems and will improve efficiency within the value chain, providing top-notch aftermarket distribution support.

    Dealers and end users are advised to contact support at: Mahle.Service@zyrofisher.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)800 051 7557 with any enquiries.

    About MAHLE SmartBike Systems:

    MAHLE SmartBike systems is the leading supplier of hardware and software solutions behind some of the most innovative eBikes in the world. Its innovative solutions are guided by continuous dialog between the bicycle brands, dealers, and riders. Headquartered in Palencia (Spain), MAHLE SmartBike Systems is the subsidiary of MAHLE Group, leading international supplier to the automotive industry. commitment to innovation and technology for the design and development of the most compact, light, and smart drive systems for eBikes, MAHLE SmartBike Systems by partnering with ZyroFisher can further solidify its position as a leader in the eBike market and bring its innovative solutions to even more riders around the world.

    About ZyroFisher:

    ZyroFisher is a leading distributor of brands into the cycling market in the UK. They enable brands to reach their full potential, offering a complete end-to-end service to connect with the end consumer, as well as offering warranty services. Representing some of the most well-known brands in the industry they are based on a state-of-the-art 100,000 sqm ft warehouse in the Northeast of England.

  5. MAHLE X20 ePowers the new eUrban bike from Mondraker

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    The urban version from Mondraker: Dusty SX

    Small details make the Dusty SX a very versatile bike, ready for urban and interurban tours as a friend to ride and enjoy every day of the week. Mondraker has used the Dusty model to launch one of the lightest urban cross bikes on the market, made with carbon fiber.

    The Spanish brand arose from the idea of reaching all the needs of today´s riders in particular the urban-interurban areas, thanks to their own experience on eBikes. This Dusty model still maintains gravel features and is very similar to the Dusty e-gravel but with a modern character that will attract attention in the streets of the cities.

    Urban attitude for the new Dusty SX

    The versatility of the new Dusty SX ePowered by MAHLE X20 looks to make it one of the fastest urban bikes on the market, always ready to move nimbly through cities more quickly as well as being a bike to enjoy different routes on the weekend.

    Comfort & control are some of the key qualities of the new Dusty SX, aiming for the best shock absorption with dropped seatstays, essential to take on the obstacles of the city. It is fully compatible with 1X and double chainring drivetrains, integrated seat post clamp and integrated bar and stem cable guiding.

    Powered by X20 System: More autonomy, more enjoyable

    The new Dusty SX ePowered by MAHLE’s X20 System can travel up to 180km and more than 2.400 meters, thanks to the integrated battery iX350 with its 350Wh.

    The Range Extender e185 applies 171 Wh of extra power, allowing the rider to go further than ever by extending the electric range up to 60 kilometers, making it possible to ride in the city up to 200 kilometers without charging the bike. This is possible thanks to a system of only 3,6kg, the lightest engine on the market even with the more powerful version of the X20 System battery iX350.

    Customize your power for a natural pedaling

    With this system, you can pedal naturally without friction at 55 Nm of torque with a seamless automatic start.

    With 3 different levels of assistance, you can customize the power contribution. Level 1 has a continuous power contribution of 25%, level 2 reaches 50% and level 3 goes up to 200% (varying between 75% and 200% depending on the torque input by the rider). The eShifters will allow you to change and customize the assistance level instantly without taking your hand off the bars, thanks to the remote shifter.

    None of the 3 levels of assistance feel intrusive. Even in assist mode 3, you can maintain the same pedaling smoothness, avoiding any unwanted power spikes.

    The new Dusty SX will provide the rider with an outstanding balance between the power applied and the assistance provided by the X20 System. All the levels will apply progressive and proportional power to make the ride easier and enjoyable.

    To take control of the ride, the PulsarOne wireless display allows the rider to see data about the battery life or assistance level at a single glance.

    Dusty SX is versatile and the ideal bike for urban routes, the solution to arrive at your destination faster and enjoy your rides every day of the week, with the potential and security of having the best electric system on the market.

  6. MAHLE SmartBike System in Eurobike 2023: Unveiling Smart solutions to expand Smart Mobility

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    MAHLE SmartBike Systems will show its cutting-edge solutions for the eBike industry in Eurobike 2023 in its main booth in Hall 8, Stand H14 and in the Demo area in F28 Pavilion 12, taking place from June 21st to 25th in Frankfurt. It does so with the focus on three strategic areas: Smart Accesories, innovative App features and drive systems designed for all segments including Gravel, Urban and Road.

    The range of offerings includes the X20 rear hub system, which is not only the lightest on the market but has also been recognized with the most relevant awards in the industry. Additionally, the company will be presenting a complete variety of smart accessories and new App features that will take the connectivity with the SmartBike to the next level.

    This year, Eurobike, the major international trade fair in the bike industry, arrives exceeding last year’s number of participating exhibitors. The second edition of this leading trade fair in Frankfurt will see even more exhibitors on board, making it an event not to be missed.

    Following its SMART premise, MAHLE SmartBike Systems will present its latest innovations with the aim of leading smart mobility in the Bike industry. Highlights include the new Range Extender e185, recently launched by the company and now joined by the charging base Energy Hub, as well as the new functionalities of My SmartBike APP to take connectivity between the Bike and rider to the next level. Visitors to the booth will also be able to see disruptive drive system solutions for eBikes, especially suitable for segments such as Gravel, Urban and Road and try them out in the Demo Area.

    The new Range Extender e185 from MAHLE represents a revolution for riders who want to go further or tackle the most demanding routes. Weighing only 1.1 kilograms, the company says it is the lightest on the market and has the best weight-to-capacity ratio, providing 171 Wh of power to increase the range up to 60km.

    The Range Extender e185 is said to be the only range extender on the market that fits into a standard bottle cage and is compatible with any electric Bike ePowered by the successful MAHLE X20, the lightest drive system on the market, providing extra range for the battery with minimal additional weight.

    Now, on top of that, the new Energy Hub is a charging base for the Range Extender e185 that allows hassle-free charging by simply resting your device on the Energy Hub and starting charging, ensuring the rider never runs out of battery. Nevertheless, this game-changing accessory goes beyond charging your Range Extender e185 with ease but also turns it into a cutting-edge power bank to charge other devices like cell phones or computers, becoming the perfect accessory to expand all the possibilities of your MAHLE X20 System.

    In addition, and in line with the digital DNA of the company to lead smart mobility in the eBike industry, MAHLE One ecosystem will be presenting some new features designed to enhance the riding experience in a more active way:

    Smart Assist

    Smart Assist is a personalized mode within the System that, based on the inclination of the terrain and the weight of the user, adapts the behavior of the MAHLE X20 System to guarantee a seamless and intuitive riding experience at each moment of the ride.

    Bike Update Through App

    Also showing is a convenient feature that allows the rider to update the System software with their mobile phone from My SmartBike App via Bluetooth® in just a few minutes.

    Strava Integration

    In addition, MAHLE SmartBike Systems is thrilled to offer Strava Integration, so the riders can now record their activities with any device that can be linked to the platform, and once uploaded, the activity can be imported into the My SmartBike App, transforming communication between the two platforms into a two-way communication.

    Routing

    Finally, the brand is introducing Routing, a feature that allows the rider to create routes based on their Strava activities or a GPX file, not only riding from point A to point B but also receiving clear guidance and instructions to enjoy the route in My SmartBike App along the way.

    Next generation e-Light Drivetrain Integration

    This year, in Eurobike 2023, the company will present the integration project of the MAHLE X20 System with an innovative electric drivetrain technology for eBikes. A joint project between Pinion Smart.Shift, Desiknio and the intelligent and lightweight MAHLE X20 drive system, it is designed to take electric shifting in the e-light eBike segment to the highest level. These unique e-light bikes, equipped with a MAHLE X20 hub motor and an integrated 240Wh battery, are the first to combine the maintenance-free Pinion gearbox with the Smart.Shift technology, and a Gates belt drive made of carbon to create an innovative and worry-free drivetrain for sleek and lightweight eBikes.

    X20: the lightest and most awarded drive system on the market

    MAHLE X20, the lightest system on the market, weighing in at only 3.2 kg, is also the most advanced in its class, offering a frictionless 55 Nm of torque with a seamless start and cutoff to the assistance.

    Additionally, because of the way the system is integrated in the frame, the natural pedaling feeling and the functional and minimalistic HMI, X20 is a great help to the rider in not getting distracted from the road and the ride. Thanks to all this, MAHLE X20 has been awarded as the most innovative system in the latest two edition of the two leading awards in the industry: Eurobike Innovators Prize and Design & Innovation Awards.

    X35+: the most balanced solution

    X35+ System provides the perfect solution for daily use, combining extremely light and ideal power performance to assist and offer the right support for natural riding. The system can easily switch on at the touch of a button, helping safety in urban mobility.

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems stand is in Hall 8, Stand H14, and in the Demo area at F28 Pavilion 12, where visitors will have the chance to personally test the innovations and technologies that ePower the most innovative eBikes on the market.

  7. MAHLE X20 ePowers the first e-Gravel bike from Mondraker

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    LEVA-EU member, MAHLE SmartBike Systems, is the core of Mondraker’s adventure, long-distance, and technical terrain-focused gravel e-bike.

    Mondraker has embraced the Gravel category, launching the Dusty, its first electric gravel bike, as a way to return to the origins of cycling based on fun, the ability to go further, and the pleasure of pedaling over more complicated terrain. All of this comes with a very marked off-road character, something that is in perfect alignment with the philosophy that Mondraker applies to all its mountain bikes.

    The versatility of the new Dusty ePowered by MAHLE X20 looks to encompass the three most in-demand disciplines of gravel bikes: adventure, long-distance, and technical terrain.

    The e-Gravel adventure bike
    For short and explosive rides when there is only an hour or for those 1-2 days, the Dusty offers all the range a rider could ever need by just choosing the length and intensity of the ride.

    e-Gravel bike for long distances
    The new Dusty ePowered by MAHLE X20 System can travel up to 180km with its 350Wh internal battery, depending on the level of assistance and altitude gain. The Range Extender e185 applies 171 Wh of extra power, allowing the rider to go farther than ever by extending the electric range for up to 60 kilometers.

    e-Gravel riding on more technical terrain
    The new Dusty has been designed to offer unparalleled damping, providing significant comfort and control over technical terrain, enabling the rider to take the eBike far beyond what is imaginable.
    Mondraker has collaborated with MAHLE to develop specific firmware to define the assistance characteristics of the motor for use on gravel eBikes, with the goal of simulating the effort always made by the rider. This concept is called “WATTS ON DEMAND,” and follows these three core principles: Non-intrusive system, sufficient support to satisfy use for gravel riding and an “unlimited” range.

    MAHLE X20: The most natural assisted pedaling experience
    The new Dusty is ePowered by MAHLE X20, the lightest system on the market, weighing in at only 3.6 kg (iX350 battery included), and the most advanced in its class, offering a frictionless 55 Nm of torque with a seamless start and cutoff to the assistance.
    The Dusty has three levels of assistance that are fully configurable through the MySmartBike App. Regardless of which of the three available assistance levels is selected, the lack of aggressive pedaling transitions provides an excellent balance between the power applied and the assistance provided by the MAHLE X20 System. As such, the assistance of the motor at all three levels is applied progressively and is proportional to the cadence. Regardless of the selected level, the contribution is progressive and completely natural.

  8. Martin Wellhöffer becomes a member of the MAHLE Group Management

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    Martin Wellhöffer becomes a member of the management of the LEVA-EU member MAHLE Group for the mechatronics and electronics division. The 44-year-old graduate engineer in vehicle technology has been with the Group for almost 20 years, most recently as Corporate Executive Vice President Sales and Application Development. He succeeds Wilhelm Emperhoff, who is retiring. The new MAHLE sales manager will be Dr.-Ing. Roger Bush.

    Thanks to his many years of service at MAHLE, Martin Wellhöffer is very familiar with the group and will master his new tasks as a graduate engineer in automotive engineering with excellent results,” said Prof. Dr. Heinz K. Junker, Chairman of the MAHLE Supervisory Board. “The Mechatronics and Electronics division plays a fundamental role in the transformation of our Group towards e-mobility.” Electrification is a major strategic area at MAHLE. The company focuses in particular on the development of e-drives and charging technologies for e-vehicles.

    On behalf of the MAHLE supervisory bodies, I would like to thank Wilhelm Emperhoff for more than a decade of dedicated service to the Group. I wish him all the best for the next chapter of his life,” added the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Emperhoff has managed the business unit since it was founded in 2020. Before that, he was Managing Director for the Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit for seven years.      

    Martin Wellhöffer has spent his entire career in the MAHLE Group. After completing his studies in automotive engineering, he joined MAHLE as a trainee in sales in 2004, where he then spent several years in various positions, including key account manager, looking after important MAHLE customers. In 2015 he took over the management of corporate strategy and sales planning. Wellhöffer has been Corporate Executive Vice President Sales and Application Development since 2019 and is also a member of the MAHLE Executive Board.

    Martin Wellhöffer’s successor will be Dr.-Ing. Roger Busch (50). “Roger Busch has a well-proven system understanding for vehicle drives and thermal management as well as many years of experience with our customers all over the world. With it, MAHLE is taking the next steps towards the mobility of tomorrow,” said Arnd Franz, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of MAHLE.

    Roger Busch started his career at Robert Bosch GmbH. In 2015 he became managing director of the then joint venture Bosch Mahle Turbosystems. In 2019 Busch moved to the MAHLE Group. Here, as Vice President, he managed the profit center for compressors and currently product development in the thermal management business area.

  9. MAHLE SmartBike Systems partners with ZyroFisher to expand its partner network

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    LEVA-EU member MAHLE SmartBike Systems, leader of the lightest and most compact drive systems for eBikes, has announced a strategic partnership with ZyroFisher, a major provider of aftermarket and warranty services for the cycling industry. This partnership is a key step in MAHLE’s goal to expand its partner network to more regions in the coming months.

    As the exclusive aftermarket distributor for MAHLE SmartBike Systems in the UK and Ireland as well as in France, through its subsidiary Royal Velo France, this collaboration is part of MAHLE’s strategy to improve customer service for their eBike components, which can be found in more than 60 leading industry brands. It will allow MAHLE to expand the reach of their innovative systems and will improve efficiency, providing aftermarket distribution support.

    MAHLE SmartBike Systems’ portfolio has grown exceptionally in recent years and currently, some of the most technologically advanced electric bicycles on the market worldwide are equipped with one of our systems, X20 and X35+, beside accessories such as Range Extenders, PulsarOne and eShifters.

    The partnership with ZyroFisher will allow MAHLE SmartBike Systems to expand the reach of its innovative systems and will improve efficiency within the value chain, providing top-notch aftermarket distribution support.

    With a strong commitment to innovation and technology for the design and development of the most compact, light, and smart drive systems for eBikes, MAHLE SmartBike Systems by partnering with ZyroFisher can further solidify its position as a leader in the eBike market and bring its innovative solutions to even more riders around the world.

    About MAHLE SmartBike Systems:
    MAHLE SmartBike systems is the leading supplier of hardware and software solutions behind some of the most innovative eBikes in the world. Its innovative solutions are guided by continuous dialog between the bicycle brands, dealers, and riders. Headquartered in Palencia (Spain), MAHLE SmartBike Systems is the subsidiary of MAHLE Group, leading international supplier to the automotive industry. commitment to innovation and technology for the design and development of the most compact, light, and smart drive systems for eBikes, MAHLE SmartBike Systems by partnering with ZyroFisher can further solidify its position as a leader in the eBike market and bring its innovative solutions to even more riders around the world.

    About ZyroFisher:
    ZyroFisher is a leading distributor of brands into the cycling market in the UK. They enable brands to reach their full potential, offering a complete end-to-end service to connect with the end consumer, as well as offering warranty services. Representing some of the most well-known brands in the industry they are based on a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq ft warehouse in the Northeast of England.

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