Shimano Steps E8000
SHIMANO STEPS E8000 is designed for off-road use, for those who want to face bigger challenges and move away from their own safety on their E-MTB. The new series SHIMANO STEPS E8000 guarantees the ultimate in fun, no matter what level of effort you want, it offers more assistance for easy climbing, Is lightweight for easy maneuverability and spins the terrain to riders of any level. It will take you to places you could not reach before.
The Shimano STEPS E8000 is equipped with a motor unit with a nominal power rating of 250W with a maximum torque of 70Nm more than enough to handle the hardest paths.
Thanks to its speed, cadence and torque sensors, the control unit delivers power steadily and uniformly to make intuitive assistance, improving the handling of the bike along the most technical paths. It also offers greater assistance for high cadence and still makes the pedaling completely natural. The engine-control unit is designed to be housed on a MTB frame with short chain stays to reflect the geometry of a normal MTB so that it returns the same feeling of maneuverability in the drive, furthermore thanks to the Q factor of only 177 mm , equal to a normal XT group, the pedal is much more efficient and balanced. The engine is equipped with a specific E-MTB crankset with a special shape of the teeth to prevent it from falling.
Display and controller
The new Shimano Steps E8000 cycle computer, specifically designed to be compact and resistant to MTB rides, is equipped with compact and easy to read color display thanks to high contrast backlighting, with dynamic visual effects when switching between the various servo assistance settings by changing the color for each selected service level. Information that can be viewed in addition to the standard ones is: service level, battery charge status, estimated autonomy. All operations can be carried out via a remote control located near the left knob, allowing you to keep your hands on the handlebars in any situation. In addition, Shimano has integrated the ability to further customize the servo settings by choosing between Dynamic, Explorer or Custom mode to perfectly reflect your driving style and the terrain on which you run.
Shimano Steps has an high capacity and long duration Lithium ions battery, 504 Wh (36v 14Ah) with 1000 charge cycles without power losses. It is projected to face different environmental conditions, both in cold and hot weather. Thanks to the new battery charger, the battery only needs 2,5 hours to charge up to 80%, and 5 hours up to 100%.
The battery life has been tested with a bicycle weight of more than 100 kg and taking into account the altitude variation. In Boost mode, 50 km with 400 meters of altitude, in Trail mode 70 km with 600 meters of altitude difference and Eco 100 km with 800 meters of altitude difference, have been traveled.