Bosch Nyon vs Karoo

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Bosch Nyon vs Karoo

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Review of Bosch Nyon from Propel Bikes in NYC.
Good guy with discussion from a ebike dealer diving hard onto the Bosch universe.
https://youtu.be/L5uoC5VfKbQ
How this differs from an even more proprietary versioning of The Cobi.bike?
https://www.bosch-ebike.com/en/products/cobibike
and how it is similar to many of the Karoo functions is interesting.

One of my conspiracy theory level suspicions of HH is that they have a strategy of sellout rather than development
of a long term product. It explains many of the approaches taken that are explained away by them just being small.
Still they attracted a lot of venture money, and those guy's dream is not usually long term.

HH has a narrow base, and their relation to it seems to fuel my search for plausible explanations.

The big boys are adding "features" in a fashion that a lesser mind might assume is an arms race
trying to lose competitors in the swamp of marketing , a la the Star Wars race of anti missile defense.
"Feature" development in an open source manner is very hard to pull off , as is evidenced by the compatibility issues in the
plaints and requests.
Big G has many cross platform uses for its products in development and you see what paths they have taken and problems/challenges
their products have faced , and corporate culture aside, they ain't short on manpower to work on it.

Cobi has an interesting trajectory that seems informative, if not predictive, so the Bosch system looks like a way the products in this field can go.
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