Last Updated on October 29, 2023 by Igor Karni
In the year 1909, Domingo Cosme, and Juan Beistegui, three brothers residing in the town of Eibar in Spain, started their industrial journey with weapons manufacturing. By 1923 when World War I ended, they rolled out their bicycling operations from their family workshop.
The earliest models not just facilitated Eibar residents to move affordably, but they became popular soon for their agility, lightweight structure, and reliability.
Table of Contents
Thus BH or Beistegui Hermanos came into existence, an iconic cycling brand and one of the oldest in the sector.
When BH shifted to a more technologically advanced and state-of-the-art plant in Vitoria in 1959, it expanded its production cycle and product line. This facility saw the development of its all-terrain, road, mountain, fitness, and electric bikes.
As of the present day, BH has another manufacturing and assembly unit at Agueda in Portugal. Both facilities are equipped with CNC laser machines and are state-of-the-art units making a range of products, including parts for Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
BH e-bikes are built excellently, thanks to the company’s long history of designing and manufacturing bicycles. As a result, it was one of the first companies to start the e-bike revolution, especially in the niche of compact electric bikes with integrated batteries.
BH e-Bikes Review: Model Lines
|E-bike Line||E-bike Type|
|E-MTB XC/ DOWN COUNTRY||City & Off-terrain|
|ROAD AND GRAVEL||Commuter|
BH E-bike Model Lines
E-MTB TRAIL Model Line
The new Xtep Carbon is a novel e-bike made for mountainous terrains. The innovative curved-down tube has enabled a small-size design with a low standover. As a result, the e-bike is stiffer, smaller, and lighter due to its carbon frame. It gives a range of 155 km (95 miles).
It has a characteristic short rear with a well-designed steering angle, making driving on any terrain comfortable for the rider. The added stiffness is a big asset during steep climbs.
The E-tube app can be used for adjusting assistance levels using Bluetooth. The Split Pivot Suspension helps you focus on your ride and enjoy it above all.
Rear triangle guards are integrated into the frame with smart key access for the battery. The customizable display unit is a valuable add-on.
E-MTB XC/ DOWN Country Model Line
This line has one e-bike – the iLYNX Carbon. It is designed for traveling short and long distances. Speed is a big pro for this model.
The e-bike supports hilly rides and doubles as a marathon e-bike. As per the brand, as you ride the e-bike, you cannot feel potholes or bumps – the ride is so smooth.
It has a cleaner and sharper geometric design with increased torsional stiffness. The weight of the frame and the tie rod are a minimum and made using high-end technology. In addition, the Split Pivot increases pedaling efficiency and braking.
The XPro bottle holder acts as the battery connector. The 250 W motor is extremely quiet and powerful, producing 65Nm torque. It also has a fast intervention tool so that users are not delayed in case of any trouble on the road.
Hybrid Model Line
There are four different categories of the BH Hybrid model – ATOMX, ATOMS, ATOM, and CORE URBAN.
AtomX has an attractive design with an interesting battery integration system. It is a full carbon eMTB. It has an asymmetric seat tube and a split-pivot rear. The battery has a power output of 720 Wh, while the Brose Drive S Mag motor has a torque of 90 Nm.
Due to the unique design, the battery cover can be unlocked using the Security Smart Key wristband. You can use a mechanical key too.
The cover must be unlocked to charge the battery in the e-bike, or you can take it out to charge indoors. Once the cover opens, the battery can be pulled up and out of the down tube.
The Display offers easy access to all necessary details about your ride. It is safely harnessed in position and can customize the support modes per the user’s preferences.
On the downside, when adjusting the saddle height, the cable needs to be tensed else it will be left hanging beneath. Also, the sizes available are medium, large, and extra large, which means that small people need another option.
AtomS & Atom
This model from BH with a low center of gravity due to the relative position of the Bros C Mag motor and 720 Wh battery.
This makes the e-bike stable on the road. Furthermore, with the help of the Split Pivot system, the full suspension system provides independent movement during pedaling and braking.
The patented TS System has an integrated battery in the downtube, arranged minimally. A colored LCD contains 40+ configurable functions. There is also an ergonomically-placed remote control to operate the display screen.
The models offer a range of 155 km (95 miles). The X Display Lite in the AtomS is placed inside the handlebars for protection.
Core Urban has an integrated battery of 540 Wh with a range of 130 km (80 km).
In addition, it is fitted with the 2EXMAG motor that helps lower the center of gravity, enhances heat dissipation, and provides maximum stability.
It has an aesthetic design. No internal cables are visible as they are safely tucked inside the inner tubes—an ergonomic e-bike with the freedom to cover greater distances.
Road and Gravel Model Line
The Core Carbon is a member of the road and gravel family of BH. The updated version of the e-bike was launched in 2022 and is ultra-lightweight and powerful with a new noiseless 2EXMAG Gen 2 motor. The design is compact.
This model promises an enhanced user experience with several mechanical and electronic improvements. The center of gravity is low, making it stable. The side fins help dissipate heat effectively.
The aero frameset of the model is full Carbon. The 2EXMAG motor has a power output of 250W and weighs 2.1kg but is 10% lighter than its predecessor.
The torque is 65NM, an increase of almost 8%. Consequently, you will get a natural pedaling feel with the motor on. In addition, the Kamm-Tail design of the tubes helps achieve an aerodynamic cross-section.
The 540 Wh battery comes with a range of up to 165 km (100 miles). An extra XPro battery boosts the power to 720 Wh, increasing the range to 220 km (135 miles). The XPro battery has to be plugged in without any cables to start up. The XPro bottle holder can be used to carry your bottles and connect the XPro battery to the e-bike.
Besides that, the model has an ACR system that ensures a clutter-free frame and internal cabling. Furthermore, the LED-colored display system is integrated into the stem frame and has a button to customize the assistance level and assistance modes.
Another enjoyable feature of the e-bike is connecting your smartphone to the Core App via Bluetooth. BH has developed the App for Android and iOS users. Users can also connect their Garmin device to the Core e-bike to modify parameters like cadence, range, assistance settings, etc.
The Core Carbon comes in four models – Core 1.2, Core 1.4, Core 1.5, and Core 1.6 with two models designed for gravel riding and the other two for road rides.
The price of Core 1.6 and Core 1.5 may seem expensive, and you should compare them with their direct competitors before buying one.
Does BH offer e-bike accessories?
The brand offers accessories for users. You can choose unique accessories and buy them at the official website of BH Bikes.
Some of the accessories sold by the brand are lights, bottles and bottle cages, bags, locks, pumps and regulators, tools, shoes, endura wear, helmets, t-shirts and sweaters, seatposts, handlebars, saddles, tires, wheels, rims, and parts, stems.
Does BH offer a manufacturer’s warranty for its e-bikes?
The brand offers users a Lifetime warranty on the BH frame and 5-years warranty on the BH motor and engine. To avail of the warranty, buyers need to register online at the brand website within 30 days from the purchase date of their e-bike.
Does BH offer a test or trial period for its e-bikes?
There are no trial or test periods offered to prospective buyers by the brand.
What do riders think about BH?
As per customer reviews on the official Facebook handle of the brand, the BH e-bikes have received comments like beautiful and spectacular.
Some customers have left comments saying that they wish to have the e-bike soon. One of the users commented that he needs a stopper and is yet to receive an email from customer care even after writing to them about the same.
What countries and parts of the world does BH ship to?
BH e-bikes are shipped to North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The details of the countries are as below:
- America: US, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, and Paraguay.
- Europe: Spain, Belgium, France, Portugal, Great Britain, Italy, Holland, Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, and others.
- Middle East: Israel.
- Africa: South Africa.
- Oceania: Australia and New Zealand.
Read also: E-bike brands, manufacturers, models, countries: complete list (560+).