Radon ZR Team Hybrid 9.0 CX 500 – E-Bike Hardtail
Highlights of the ZR Team Hybrid 9.0 CX 500
Like with its sister models, we are setting new standards in this price segment with the brand new, fourth generation Bosch Performance CX motor. More lightweight, more compact, quieter and a more dynamic power development compared to the previous model are the key features here. With a 250 watt output, up to 85 Nm torque and 340% support, you’re bursting with performance. The powerful 500 Wh power pack sits semi-integrated and centrally positioned in the lower frame triangle and its low center of ensures a harmonious driving behavior. The award-winning Rock Shox Recon Silver RL Air works on the front, which can be perfectly adapted to your weight and riding style with a couple of simple steps – now you can enjoy fatigue-free riding, even off road.
For the gear system, we are relying on a high quality mix of Shimano’s DEORE and XT series: 12 gears and a large 10-51 tooth cassette offer an unfathomably large range with a simultaneously low weight and crisp shifting performance. For the contact points with the bike, we use the ergonomic GA30 grips from Ergon as well as the sporty Selle Italia X1 saddle. Actually all that’s missing is a standard braking system that safely and quickly brings you to a standstill again: with 4 pistons on the front and 2 pistons on the rear, the Shimano BR-MT420/MT410 combination does its job with gusto and will give you that added security in any dicey situation. For € 2,529, you get a smartly equipped and modern E-MTB with above-average equipment – let the adventure begin!
The ZR Team Hybrid Family
The ZR TEAM HYBRID models from the CX series are getting a powerful update for the new model year. We listened to the request for more power and are setting new standards in this price class with the brand new, fourth generation Bosch Performance CX motor. More lightweight, more compact, quieter and a more dynamic power development compared to the previous model are the key features here. With a 250 watt output, up to 85 Nm torque and 340% support, you’re bursting with performance! The beautifully shaped frame base offers room for a powerful 500 Wh power pack, which is semi-integrated and nicely placed in the down tube with a low center of gravity. With a wide Boost chainstay and sturdy full-floating axle, the new ZR TEAM HYBRID CX is perfectly equipped for the future.
The pictured pedals are not part of the bike and are not included in the sales price!
Bosch eMTB Technology
Bosch Performance Line CX 2021
The Bosch Performance Line CX offers a unique eMTB experience: Compact, lightweight and with more power, it combines high-quality materials, an extremely powerful drive and high-end sensors. This brings eMountain biking on the trail to a whole new level. From model year 2021 with a torque of up to 85 Nm, new features in the motor control and a further development of eMTB mode – all as a software update. For a thrilling riding experience: more natural, intuitive and powerful and an absolute benchmark in its class.
What is new with the Bosch Performance Line CX engine in model year 2021?
Performance upgrade and new features
A riding experience that sets the benchmark: From model year 2021, the Performance Line CX ensures even more riding enjoyment on the trail – with further developed software and a maximum torque of 85 Nm. The increased torque ensures greater performance, supporting you with even more power, especially in low cadences. In eMTB and Turbo mode, this leads to significantly faster acceleration and makes hill starts much easier. Thanks to a broader cadence range, unpredictable riding situations can be mastered even more effectively – for example in the case of late gear shifting or accelerating out of tight corners. Riding remains smooth and free from jolts, even when out of the saddle or in Turbo mode.
Next-level eMTB mode
The progressive riding mode for every occasion: Advanced eMTB mode ensures eMountain bikers are well-prepared for whatever riding situation the trail may have in store. New sensor and motor control functions give eMountain bikers a much wider range of dynamic and natural support. Riders continue to benefit from the proven technology of eMTB mode: Depending on pedal pressure, progressive motor support adapts perfectly to the riding situation. The improved adjustment of eMTB mode ensures optimum traction control in all gears and enables organic handling (AKA ‘power on demand’). Start-up behaviour is much finer and more sensitive – especially in low gears. Due to the increased torque, the drive unit supports an even wider cadence range.
Extended Boost is the unrivalled function for negotiating exposed roots, steps and stones on the trail with ease, even uphill. The eMTB can be maneuvered with much greater agility and ease on technical sections. The unique dynamism means that obstacles can be overcome with ease by applying the right amount of pressure to the pedal. The pedals rarely, if ever, jam. The new, innovative function in eMTB mode can be controlled to optimum effect in all riding situations. If the front wheel is already on the step, a slight pedal pressure is all it takes to give the decisive “kick”. This takes pedal management to a whole new level.
Technical specifications, derailleur system
- With gear shift detection
- Maximum assistance speed: 25 km/h
- Torque: 85 Nm
Riding modes of the Bosch eBike System
- Direct and maximum powerful support up to the highest pedalling rates for sports riding.
- Support level: 340%
- The eMTB mode dynamically varies between the Tour and Turbo riding modes, progressive motor support for maximum performance on the trail.
- Support level: 140% – 340%
- Uniform support for long stretches, with clear focus on long ranges.
- Support level: 140%
- Effective, but gentle support, designed for maximum efficiency for long ranges.
- Support level: 60%
Advantages of the Bosch Performance Line CX engine
Outstanding motor control
The multi-sensor concept enables a dynamic and responsive drive unit for precise acceleration and a unique trail experience.
Direct power transmission
Powerful riding performance right from the start and constant power delivery over a very wide cadence range.
Natural riding sensation
The new gearbox concept significantly reduces pedalling resistance when the drive is switched off and at over 25 km/h.
Optimum integration thanks to a 48 % reduction in size and a weight of just 2.9 kg.
eMTB mode with progressive motor support adapts to the riding style on trails.
Meets the highest eMTB requirements and will withstand extreme loads.
eMTB mode, powerful walk assistance and support for short cranks.
For a unique trail experience.
Efficient use of energy
Optimum efficiency of motor and gearbox in order to conquer long, steep climbs.
Always full performance
Ideal for fast intermediate sprints and crisp changes of tempo.
For low-noise riding with high engine power at all cadences.
The new Bosch eMTB mode from 2021 – especially for eMountainbikers
For the ultimate Uphill Flow
For powerful eBiking in the mountains and on rough terrain: The eMTB mode of the Performance Line CX and Performance Line switches between the Tour and Turbo modes. To control the bike even on difficult sections, the further optimised eMTB Mode supports eMountain bikers with maximum sensitivity, allied with progressive power delivery: with a maximum torque of up to 75 Nm on the Performance Line and 85 Nm on the Performance Line CX and motor support between 140% and 340%. Depending on the pedal pressure applied, the motor dynamically boosts the rider’s own performance. The eBiker does not have to change the riding modes manually. Starting on steep slopes is no problem, while riding on mountain trails is noticeably easier and the eMountain biker benefits from significantly better traction. This provides a natural riding sensation and optimum performance on the trail.
Improved coordination and extended boost
New sensor and motor control functions in the Performance Line CX give you a much wider range of support, even more dynamically and naturally. The improved adjustment of eMTB mode ensures optimum traction control in all gears and enables organic handling (“power on demand”). Start-up behaviour is much finer and more sensitive, especially in low gears. Due to the increased torque, the Drive Unit supports an even wider cadence range. Extended Boost is the unrivalled function for negotiating exposed roots, steps and stones on the trail with ease, even uphill. The eMTB can be manoeuvred with much greater agility and ease on technical sections. The unique dynamism means that obstacles can be overcome with ease by applying the right amount of pressure to the pedal.