Should either of the Switch Unit buttons be held down permantly, the Rohloff E-14 shifting mechanism will shift one gear as normal, then pause, before shifting 3 gears in rapid succession. The Shifting system will then pause for 0.5 seconds again before shifting another 3 gears and continue to shift in this “3-gear, pause” sequence until reaching the bedstop gear for that chosen direction (i.e. gear #14 when holding the „+“ button or gear #1 when holding the „-“ button).
Tip: Use of this function is freely programmable for consumers and manufacturers alike. As such, this function could be either active or inactive upon receipt of your Rohloff E-14 and Bosch eBike Systems equipped bicycle.
The Rohloff E-14 shifting mechanism, in connection with a Bosch eBike System offers the option of selecting a gear (between #1 and #9) into which the bicycle will automatically shift upon coming to a complete halt.
When active, the Auto-Downshift function will shift down to any pre-programmed starting gear once the bicycle is stationary for a period of at least 3 seconds (no signal received from Bosch speed sensor). This process will occur as long as the last gear manually selected was higher than the pre-programmed starting gear, and the bicycle was initially moving at more than 10 km/h. Leg weight/pedal force should ideally be removed from the pedals while stationary to ensure smooth shift performance.
Step-by-step instructions for activating or deactivating the starting gear can be found here:
Remove the Bosch eBike System battery from the bicycle.
Only clean the cables while connected to avoid contamination of the exposed plug ends.
The individual Rohloff E-14 components are water resistant and designed to withstand moisture levels as associated with cycling through rainy weather.
Protect the individual Rohloff E-14 components from excessive dirt.
Use soft cloths/brushes and mild cleaning agents only when cleaning the E-14 components. Do not use of aggressive chemicals and solvents to clean individual components. Solvent use may damage of the component materials and lead to irreparable operational interference of the Rohloff E-14 components.
Do not use high-pressure jet/power wash systems to clean a Rohloff E-14 equipped bicycle. Water penetration will lead to irreparable operational interference of the Rohloff E-14 components.
Do not submerge individual Rohloff E-14 components in water.
Installation and activation of the Bosch eBike System battery is permitted only after the electrical contacts thereof have been fully dried off.
The Rohloff E-14 does not require additional, individual power source if used in connection with a Bosch eBike system. The Rohloff E-14 shifting system will piggy-back off the Bosch eBike sytstem, drawing power from the Bosch battery as and when required.
Due to this configuration, the Rohloff E-14 will only function when the Bosch eBike system is switched to the “on” position.
The residual power in the battery will enable the integrated bicycle lighting system to remain functional for a period after the Bosch eBike System switches itself off. The Rohloff E-14 shifting system will also remain functional during this period.