Bosch’s PowerTube 400 battery lends a sleeker look to 2020 e-bikes, while its handlebar-mounted SmartphoneHub shows basic riding data and offers a smartphone mount. Bosch Most e-bikes you’ll see on the roads and trails these days have bulky batteries on the tube behind the front wheel and hefty motors built into the hub where the pedals attach. But electric bike powerhouse Bosch is going for a trimmer look with a new suite of components that’ll debut for the 2020 bike season.E-bikes rely on battery power to boost to your pedaling or give you a motorcycle-like throttle. Plenty of cyclists see them as something of an affront to purely human-powered bikes, but they’re steadily spreading as part of the electric revolution sweeping personal transport. E-bikes cut down on the sweat factor on bike commutes into work and extend your speed and range on the trails. It’s electric! Mountain bike racing gets recharged Now playing: Watch this: Bosch Electric mountain bikes are racing ahead The battery and motor make them heavy — often 50 pounds for eMTBs (electric mountain bikes) that more often weigh something like 30 pounds. And the electric components can be awkwardly clunky.Bosch’s new 7.7-pound PowerTube 625 and 6.3-pound PowerTube 400 batteries are designed to offer a “slim and clean look,” Bosch said in announcing the products Tuesday. They have capacities of 625 and 400 watt-hours, and a pair of PowerTube 625 can be linked for 1,250wH.Also new for 2020 are five motors from the German manufacturer:The 6.3-pound Performance CX motor is for mountain bikers who want to be able to ride uphill faster. It’s got a freewheel mode so it doesn’t slow down pedaling when not in use.The Performance Cruise delivers 65 newton-meters of torque and can reach speeds of 20mph. It’s good for tourers, sporty types and some mountain bikers.The Performance Speed, which delivers 75 newton-meters of torque and can reach speeds of 28mph, is best for commuters.The Cargo is designed for cargo bikes that when fully loaded weigh up to 550 pounds. It’s good for speeds up to 20mph.The Cargo Speed is similar but can handle 28mph speeds.Bosch’s new Performance Cargo motor will enable 2020 e-bikes that can handle a load (including the rider) of 550 pounds. Bosch Bosch also announced a handlebar-mounted device called the SmartphoneHub that can link bike data to smartphone apps like Strava and give navigation directions. It has a display for basic information, but can link to phones with the Cobi.bike app. It’s got a mounting system for snapping phones into place, too.Bosch also is modifying its software in an attempt to thwart tuning — tweaks that bike owners sometimes apply to circumvent speed restrictions. 29 Photos Sport and Outdoors Roadshow 2 Comments Tags Share your voice 1:25
A series of reactions have started pouring in following the 2015-16 Union Budget. Earlier presenting the national budget for the next fiscal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the state of the country’s economy was better placed today with its credibility re-established by a series of measures taken by his government.”I am presenting the union budget in an economic environment which is far more positive than in the recent past. While major economies of the world face difficulties, India is poised for higher growth trajectory,” Jaitley said as he started his budget speech in the Lok Sabha, reports IANS.Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the Budget was progressive, pragmatic and practical.Here are some of the comments by other BJP leaders:Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the union budget has given the “highest priority” to infrastructure that will boost employment in the country.”This is the first time in the Indian history the FM (finance minister) has given highest priority to the infrastructure,” Gadkari told reporters outside Parliament House.”Investment in infrastructure will boost employment opportunities, give priority to rural development and agriculture,” he added.Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar termed the budget as a historical one, saying: “It has given social security to all. It’s of the poor, for the poor.”Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani praised Jaitley for giving importance to girls’ education. She said it is “a pragmatic budget that gives lot of thrust on infrastructure, skill, innovation, girls’ education.”According to Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu, the budget is in the interest of the people of the country. “Steps have been taken to control inflation and increase investment.”Budget pragmatic, will re-ignite growth, says Modi Budget pragmatic, will re-ignite growth, says Modi Prime Minist… http://t.co/1MaFhWhNGO— 9ijaNews (@9ijaNews) February 28, 2015
Women often tend to chop off their hair to avoid the strenous process of styling long hair. And we all know that dealing with the loss of a beloved possession is quite a hefty burden. Without hastily taking the harsh decision of doing away with the long flowing hair, one may consider a few simple and pretty hairstyles which will help in maintaining the hair as well as be an addition to your beauty. If you are planning to go on a trip or a party or just a simple outing with friends in the evening, make sure you have some easy yet pretty hairdos in your kitty before stepping out. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Go wherever your heart wishes and look stunning in all your travel, party and casual gathering photographs with the picture perfect hairdos.Head hair experts from advanced hair studios shares how to achieve the goal of a perfect hairdo:Natural waves This is one of the best and easy hair styles for vacations. Simply keep the hair loose and apply some hair products like hair mousse on damp hair and let it dry naturally. This is the best hair style to be carried in hot and humid weather, without worrying about your hair getting frizzy. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTwisty ponytail When travelling on long trips, simply tie your hair up in a ponytail to avoid messy hair. But to give it a twist, we suggest an easy and trendy version of it by twisting hair twice or thrice and then tying up in a ponytail. You can do it high or low as per your face structure.Funky braids Be it a night party or a luncheon, braids do wonders on girls. From a non-fussy braid to loose braids, one can look alluring on every occasion. Among other trending styles are ‘side braids’ which are quick and stylish. Simply do this braid by twisting them up in different directions and putting hair pins wherever required.
Researchers have identified a complex network in the brain that has revealed why artificial sweeteners may not be the best way to slim down. Artificial sweeteners are substitutes for sugar that provides a sweet taste while containing significantly less food energy.According to the researchers, the brain responds to artificially sweetened food by telling the animal it hasn’t eaten enough energy, thus increasing the appetite and prompting them to actually eat more. It senses and integrates the sweetness and energy content of food, said the study conducted on mice and fruit flies.“After chronic exposure to a diet that contained the artificial sweetener sucralose, we saw that animals began eating a lot more,” said lead researcher Greg Neely, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney in Australia. “Artificial sweeteners can actually change how animals perceive the sweetness of their food, with a discrepancy between sweetness and energy levels prompting an increase in caloric consumption,” Neely added.The findings showed that inside the brain’s reward centres, sweet sensation is integrated with energy content. When sweetness versus energy is out of balance for a period of time, the brain recalibrates and increases total calories consumed. For the study, fruit flies were exposed to a diet laced with artificial sweetener for prolonged periods (more than five days). The flies were then found to consume 30 per cent more calories when they were then given naturally sweetened food. “The chronic consumption of the artificial sweetener actually increases the sweet intensity of real nutritive sugar which then increases the animal’s overall motivation to eat more food,” Neely stated in the work published in the journal Cell Metabolism.Further, the artificial sweeteners were also found to promote hyperactivity, insomnia as well as decrease the sleep quality – behaviours consistent with a mild starvation or fasting state.