Saris to begin distributing Bosche e-bike products to smaller US bike makers

By Stephen Frothingham

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Starting April 1, Saris will begin distributing Bosch eBike Systems components and provide frame integration support to artisan bicycle brands in North America.

“Since we began operating in North America in 2014, we’ve had many requests from smaller bike manufacturers to spec our systems on innovative e-bike concepts,” said Claudia Wasko, general manager of Bosch eBike Systems for the Americas. “This new partnership means now we can fulfill this demand.”

Bosch eBike Systems currently works with 30 brands in North America on a wide variety of e-bike styles. The company said the Saris-Bosch partnership will give consumers access to a larger selection of brands and styles.

“E-mobility is the fastest-growing segment of the bicycle industry,” said Chris Fortune, co-founder and president of Saris. “We’re excited to be part of the e-bike movement and the go-to distributor for smaller bicycle companies looking to add Bosch systems to their offerings. We feel fortunate to be working with Bosch — the dominant player in the space.”

Framebuilders and manufacturers interested in working with Saris to integrate Bosch eBike Systems into future bike designs can visit Saris at the 2018 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Hartford, Connecticut, from Feb. 16-18.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News