Schindelhauer’s latest Heinrich & Hannah e-bikes combine top Bosch powertrain and Enviolo automatic shifting into possibly the ultimate urban commuting setup. Already packing in a number of flexible city bike commuter features, these two well-integrated e-bikes might make it even easier for more urban dwellers to ditch the car and opt for two wheels instead.
Schindelhauer Heinrich & Hannah automatic shifting e-bikes
Schindelhauer is always one to make sleek, functional bikes for city life, and adding automatic shifting to the Bosch-powered Heinrich & Hannah e-bikes just takes their integration to the next level – breaking down any remaining psychological barrier a non-cyclist might have to replacing their city car with an e-bike.
The heart of these e-bikes are the standard Heinrich and step-through Hannah alloy framesets that Schindelhauer has offered for a while in a variety of customizable forms.
Automatiq e-bikes – Tech Details & What’s New?
What’s new is the inclusion of Enviolo TR Automatiq transmissions, the latest continuously variable gear hub from the Dutch maker based on the long running NuVinci CVT tech. What you get is Enviolo Trekking stepless shifts across a 380% gearing range in the rear hub and Automatiq eShifts that make sure you are always in the perfect gear for however fast you are moving & spinning the cranks. Low cadence and it shifts to easier gears; high cadence and it upshifts; come to a stop and it automatically drops down to the easiest gear again.
Shifts work under full load, and while it is entirely automatic, you also have additional control through the integrated Bosch Kiox computer on the stem, or full user-customization with Enviolo’s smartphone app.
Beyond auto-shifting, it is of course also a city e-bike, powered by the latest high-torque Bosch Performance Line 250W motor and 500Wh integrated Powertube battery in the downtube.
Heinrich & Hannah – Tech Details
The base Heinrich & Hannah platforms themselves are signature Schindelhauer, with smooth-welded triple-butted 6061-T6 alloy frames, hydroformed & tapered steerer alloy forks, and plenty of smoothly integrated details. Like all Schindelhauer bikes & e-bikes, Gates CDX belt drives eliminate any of the mess or maintenance of chain drives.
Both Bosch+Enviolo e-bikes feature comfortable upright seating position with gently swept handlebars, 650b x 47mm tires, Shimano disc brakes, internal cable routing, and full coverage fenders that integrate both Supernova LED lighting and rear pannier mounts as part of the fender stays.
You can also optionally bolt-on the headtube-mounted porteur front rack we saw introduced on Gustav & Greta for even more carrying options.
The standard horizontal toptube Heinrich is available in three S-L sizes (45-53cm seattubes) in graphite black, and two step-though S-M sizes (45 & 49cm) in garnet red. Either complete e-bike setup has the same 24.7kg (M) claimed weight, and is rated for a 155kg bike+rider+gear combo.
Schindelhauer Heinrich & Hannah Enviolo – Pricing & availability
Both automatic-shifting Heinrich and Hannah Enviolo e-bikes can be pre-ordered now online or through local Schindelhauer dealers starting at 4995€. Delivery of the first Bosch+Enviolo Automatiq e-bikes is slated for the end of October 2020.