Orbit Lightning electric assist Bosch
Test ride model availableThe Lightning Bosch Performance Line CX Smart, is the newest addition to the Orbit electric assist range.
The frames are arriving in January 2024, and build time will be about 2 weeks.
Built using a lightweight aluminium frame, the tandem uses the Bosch Perfomance Line CX 250W motor and comes with a 545wh battery. At an extra cost a powermore battery will be available which gives a further 250wh of range.
Battery weighs 3.5kg, and takes 4 hours for a full charge, however, it is 80% charged after the initial 2 1/2 hours.
Range of course depends upon rider weight, wind, tyre selection & altitude gain, but it can be as much as 70 miles per charge.
The 250W motor is the highest output system that is road legal in the UK, giving up to 85Nm of torque.
This type of electric assist is called a mid-drive system, the engine runs through the gears, and correct use of the gears when climbing make the system really efficient, and allows a light weight motor to be used whilst still giving out a great amount of torque, which is needed for pedalling up the hills.
Built in North Yorkshire, and finished with top quality components including the new Bosch Smart system with a Kiox 300 controller.
Wheels size 700c.
|Frame||Orbit lightweight aluminium|
|Forks||Orbit full chromoly steel disc|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX 12 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX 12 speed right hand shift lever|
|Chainset (Pilot)||Orbit 170mm crank length with Bosch Perfomance Line CX Smart motor|
|Chainset (Stoker)||Shimano Alivio 170mm crank length 42 tooth|
|Bottom Bracket (Pilot)||Alloy eccentric & external cups|
|Bottom Bracket (Stoker)||External cups|
|Chain (Crossover)||KMC E1 nickel plated 160 link|
|Chain (Rear)||Shimano 12 speed|
|Cassette||12 speed Sunrace 11/51|
|Pedals (Pilot)||Alloy touring with strapless toe cups|
|Pedals (Stoker)||Alloy touring with strapless toe cups|
|Front Brake||TRP Spyke cable pull disc with 203mm rotor|
|Rear Brake||TRP Spyke cable pull disc with 203mm rotor|
|3rd Brake||Shimano V brake, controlled from the front handlebars with Shimano friction lever|
|Front Hub||Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc 48 hole|
|Rear Hub||Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc, 145mm OLD 48 hole|
|Rims||Alex G6000 deep section aero|
|Spokes||Sapim Strong butted stainless|
|Tyres||Schwalbe Marathon E plus 700 x 35, 38 or 47c|
|Headset||Tange Thunda 1 1/8" semi intergated, reinforced bottom cup|
|Stem (Pilot)||Satori 31.8mm ahead|
|Stem (Stoker)||Orbit adjustable, 160mm to 200mm|
|Handlebars (Pilot)||Zoom black riser, 31.8 clamp size|
|Handlebars (Stoker)||Black alloy stoker bars, 25.4 clamp size, 49cm external width & 4.5cm stoker riser|
|Saddle (Pilot)||Velo sport|
|Saddle (Stoker)||Velo plush comfort touring|
|Seatpost (Pilot)||Black alloy, 400mm x 27.2|
|Seatpost (Stoker)||Zoom suspension seat post 40mm travel|
|Grips (Pilot)||Wave ergo lock-on with integrated bar ends|
|Grips (Stoker)||Velo black cork bar tape with under bar gel|
|Pannier Rack (Front)||-|
|Pannier Rack (Rear)||Black alloy 3 leg|
|Bottle Cages||2 alloy|
|Mudguards||Black or silver with stainless steel fittings
Prop stand included
|Extras||Every Orbit Tandem is built to order, so should you wish to change any part of the specification please get in touch.
Planning a trip? Additional batteries are available to hire please ask for further details.
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.