Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a first timer taking on the one of the Whaka 100 eMTB options epowered by Bosch you'll know that looking after your battery and choosing when to use your boost is an important part of maximising your fun.
To make things fair for all riders the rules state that you can only use the battery(s) in place on your bike and cannot carry an additional battery during the event so you don't have unlimited juice. This makes battery usage a fun part of your strategy and adds another dimension to eMTB events, it also means that you've got to know how much time you can spend in each power mode and that you have to be as efficient as possible where you can. So here are a couple of top tips that will help you with your plan;
1. To help plan how to use your power why not check out the Bosch eBike Range Assistant. This will give you information on what sort of range you can get based on the power of your bike, size of your battery, and the type of terrain you'll be tackling (single track and hills).
2. Use your gears and keep your cadence up. When you hit a climb it's easy to just hit 'Turbo' (we've all done it) and not shift down, but ebike motors are most efficient when you keep the pedalling cadence at 80 - 90. So keeping spinning, it's more efficient and it'll help with your traction on steep pinches too.