Comparison

Electric Bike Tuning Comparison

The following tables can help you to find the tuning tool which fits best to your individual requirements.

The first table (“Electric Bicycle Tuning Test”) shows an overview comparison of all the electric bike tuning tools in our shop. This table compiles the most important features, advantages and disadvantages of these tools at a glance. The categories are resulting from various customer requests. The more stars we gave, the better we have rated the electric bicycle tuning tool in the particular category. But please keep in mind this is only a simplified overview. You can find more detailed information about the respective categories under the tables.

The second table (“Electric Bike Motors”) will show You which tuning tools are compatible with which electric bike drive systems.

The third table (“Electric Bike Restrictions”) show You which tuning tools work with which electric bike restrictions.

The fourth table (“Installation Tools”) shows collected data about the installation time and required tools.

  

1) Electric Bicycle Tuning Test

  Sx2 Dongle ASA eSpeed Badass Box JUM-Ped BlackPed BluePed GreenPed PearTune Speedbox Speedbox2 SpeedChip eMax
Functions * *** * ***** ***** ***** ***** *** * *** ***** *****
Easy Installation * ** **** ***** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** *****
Invisible after Installation **** ***** * ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Turn on / off while Driving
****
(dongle, light)
*****
(display)
*
(box)
*
(device)
*****
(app, display)
*****
(app, display)
*****
(app, display)
*****
(display)
*****
(display)
*****
(display)
*****
(pc, display)
*
(pc)
Easy compliant with the traffic regulations while biking *** * ***** ***** * * * * * * * *
Hidden Dismantling * *** ***** ***** **** **** **** *** *** *** **** *****
Easy Dismantling
* ** ***** ***** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Display correct Speed
* ***** * ***** *** ***** ***** ***** * ***** ***** *****
Throttling * * * ***** ***** ***** ***** * * * ***** *
Dethrottling ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

 

2) Electric Bike Motors

a) Bosch

  Sx2 Dongle ASA eSpeed Badass Box JUM-Ped BlackPed BlackPed+ SpeedChip PearTune Speedbox2
Bosch Classic Line (Gen1) Yes Yes Yes Yes     Yes   Yes
Bosch Active & Performance Line (Gen2) Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bosch Performance CX Line (Gen2) Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

b) Yamaha

  Sx2 Dongle ASA eSpeed Badass Box BlackPed BlackPed+ BluePed GreenPed SpeedChip PearTune Speedbox Speedbox2
Yamaha Powerdrive (Haibike, Bulls,...) Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes   Yes Yes   Yes
Yamaha Syncdrive C ("Syncdrive Sport")
Ride Control Sport
    Yes       Yes       Yes

Yamaha Syncdrive C ("Syncdrive Sport")
Ride Control Evo / Charge

    Yes   Yes       Yes Yes Yes

Yamaha PW-X

    Yes Yes Yes       Yes   Yes

Yamaha PW-SE

    Yes Yes             Yes

Yamaha Syncdrive Life & Pro mit Evo Display

    Yes               Yes
Yamaha Syncdrive C     Yes           Yes   Yes
Yamaha Syncdrive 2017     Yes                

  

c) Brose, Shimano, Impulse & Panasonic

  Sx2 Dongle Badass Box PearTune Speedbox Speedbox2 eMax Software
Brose Yes Yes Yes   Yes  
Brose Turbo Levo Yes   Yes       
Shimano Steps e6000   Yes   Yes    
Shimano Steps e6001   Yes   Yes    
Shimano Steps e8000 (without Di2)   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Shimano Steps e8000 (with Di2)   Yes       Yes
Impulse V1 Yes Yes        
Impulse V2 Yes Yes   Yes    
Impulse EVO Yes Yes   Yes    
Impulse EVO RS   Yes   Yes    
Panasonic Yes          

  

d) Others

  Badass Box JUM-Ped Speedbox E Bike Booster
BionX & BionX RC3   Yes    
Conti Yes      
Bafang Max Drive     Yes  
Heinzmann & ELFEi V3       Yes

 

3) Electric Bike Restrictions

  Sx2 Dongle ASA eSpeed Badass Box JUM-Ped BlackPed BluePed GreenPed SpeedChip PearTune Speedbox Speedbox2
25 km/h / 15 mph Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
45 km/h Yes Yes Yes   Yes            
20 mph Yes Yes Yes   Yes       Yes    

 

4) Installation Tools

  Duration Standard Tools Special Tools (here)
JUM-Ped at Bosch Gen1 2 min. - -
Badassebikes at Bosch, Impulse, Yamaha or Shimano Motor 5 min. Phillips Head Screwdriver -
eMax 3.x Software at Shimano STEPS 8000 Motor 5 min.    
Sx2 Dongle at Bosch Gen1 45 min. 8mm Allen Key, 32 and 24 Open-end Wrench, Torx Key Crank Puller, Spider
Sx2 Dongle at Bosch Gen2 35 min. 8mm and 3mm Allen Key, 32 and 24 Open-end Wrench, Torx Key Crank Puller
Sx2 Dongle at Impulse Motor 30 min. Allen Key, Torx Key -
Sx2 Dongle at Panasonic Motor 25 min. Allen Key -
Sx2 Dongle at Yamaha Motor 20 min. 6mm and 3mm Allen Key -
ASA eSpeed at Bosch Gen1 45 min. 8mm Allen Key, 32 and 24 Open-end Wrench, Torx Key Crank Puller, Spider
ASA eSpeed at Bosch Gen2 35 min. 8mm and 3mm Allen Key, 32 and 24 Open-end Wrench, Torx Key Crank Puller
BlackPed at Bosch Gen2 35 min. 8mm and 3mm Allen Key, 32 and 24 Open-end Wrench, Torx Key Crank Puller
BlackPed at Yamaha Motor
20 min. 6mm and 3mm Allen Key -
PearTune at Bosch Gen2 35 min. 8mm and 3mm Allen Key, 32 and 24 Open-end Wrench, Torx Key Crank Puller
PearTune at Yamaha Motor
20 min. 6mm and 3mm Allen Key -
Speedbox 2 at Bosch Gen2 35 min. 8mm and 3mm Allen Key, 32 and 24 Open-end Wrench, Torx Key Crank Puller
Speedbox 2 at Yamaha Motor
20 min. 6mm and 3mm Allen Key -

  

Some explanations about the categories in the first table:

Functions: Shows you how comprehensive and versatile the functions of all tuning tools are. Of course, all tuning tools in our shop will take away the 25 km/h speed limit and can make your electric bike much faster (normally at least twice as fast). But nowadays many tuning devices have got further configuration options, too. For example, the JUM-Ped for BionX is able to modify the throttle control function. Other tuning tools, like the Sx2 Dongle with Power Switch, can be switched on or off via the electric bike display. The higher the functional range of each device, the more stars we gave.

Easy Installation: For this category our support team tested how easy / challenging the installation of each tuning tool is. Are special technical skills required? Is the installation very time-consuming etc.?

Invisible after Installation: For some electric bicycle riders it is important that the tuning tool should not be visible for others. If a tuning tool can be definitely and easily seen, we gave zero points.

Turn on / off while driving: Shows you if the tuning tool can be activated / deactivated while you are riding your electric bike. For some tuning tools you simply have to press a button, for others you have to stop the electric bike and de-install the whole tuning tool. Here can be significant differences from one device to another.

Getting conform to the traffic regulations again: How easy is it to put the electric bike back in a condition which conforms to the respective traffic regulations while you are on tour?

Hidden dismantling: Shows you if a tuning tool leaves behind visible traces or marks after it has been removed. If the tool leaves marks, we gave fewer points.

Easy Dismantling: Here we tested how easy and time-consuming the removal of a particular tuning tool is. The less effort is necessary, the more points we gave.

Display correct Speed & Kilometres: Here we tested if the electric bicycle display still shows the correct speed and distance – even if the tuning tool is activated. For some tuning tools the display only shows half speed and kilometres (for example, the Sx2 Dongle and the badassebikes chiptuning box). But there are some tuning tools, like ASA eSpeed or JUM-Ped, where the display still shows the correct data.