eMTB SYSTEMS

A system with components that cater to everybody’s needs and delivers ultimate performance and reliability. That’s the heart of the matter. With SHIMANO STePS you’ll push boundaries and feel energized while doing it.

Whether easing past traffic to get to work or school, enjoying a healthy outing or doing errands, SHIMANO STePS will get you there relaxed and refreshed.

Shimano STepS E8000

SHIMANO developed the brand new STEPS MTB system to help riders of every performance level maximize their fun. Running under the unassuming product code E8000, it is nothing less than a tool for mountain bikers to expand the spectrum of their riding. From the point you try out an E8000 equipped bike, it is a whole new world out there. And there is no other choice than to “explore new grounds”.

SHIMANO STEPS Mountainbike System

The brand new SHIMANO STePS Mountainbike System

eXP 919

eXP 919 equipped with E8000 drive

The core element of the system is the super light and compact DU-E8000 drive unit, which delivers a powerful but natural riding feel. But it is not just its performance that lets you have more fun, it is the way a manufacturer like Superior can built amazing mountain bikes around it. The DU-E8000 drive unit is so small that chain stays can be constructed very short, which increases an eMTB’s agility in rough terrain. Furthermore the drive unit’s width is comfortably slim, so the Q-factor – the distance between the pedals – does not exceed what you encounter on regular mountain bikes. Both aspects add to the riding feel as natural and that of a “real” mountain bike. You can control the drive unit’s impressive performance intuitively with the FIREBOLT switch on the left side of your handlebar. Here you have the choice between „Eco“, „Trail“ and „Boost“ operating modes so that the right amount of support for every situation is always at your fingertips.

The ideal groupset to be combined with the E8000 system is SHIMANO’s XT M8000, which offers precise shifting under difficult conditions and a SHADOW+ rear derailleur. Moreover, the XT Di2 even comes with the innovative Multishift feature and lets you adjust the speed of gear changes via E-Tube.E8000 – SO, HOW DOES IT RIDE?

The drive unit of the E8000 system comes with a special firmware that SHIMANO optimized for the particular way mountain bikers ride their bikes in challenging and constantly changing terrain. When you start pedaling, the system engages nearly without delay, which lets you handle situations super intuitively. Equally important is that the pedal assist disengages just as quickly as soon as you release the pressure on the pedals. You do not want the motor to continue pushing you forward when you go into a tight turn or have to deal with an obstacle. The super precise E8000 system instead gives you extra power exactly when you need it.

POWER WALK ASSIST / PUSHING AID

SHIMANO even adapted the standard pushing aid to the particular needs of mountain bikers. This called for a new name, and thus the E8000’s pushing aid becomes „Power Walk Assist“. Even if the assist does not exceed 6 km/h – as specified by regulations – it is notably more powerful and enables a rider to push their e-bike up even the steepest sections.

Riding distance (including climbing)

distance graph

Based on company's new test results:

  • Combined weight (rider + bicycle): 100kg 
  • Battery: 504Wh
    *
    height meters: climbing distance (positive altitude)

Data only represents an indication of actual riding distance. The actual range can vary depending on usage and rider profile, riding conditions and battery life.

Compact with high power

Specially designed for mountain bikes, the e8000 series drive unit is compact enough to keep the chainstay short, the Q-factor narrow, and to allow adequate clearance for tires and suspension. The reduced weight also ensures that handling remains nimble. Delivering up to 70Nm of torque ar 250W rated power, the drive unit quietly helps riders get up and ver steep inclines. Tha attractive design also features cooling fins to dissipate heat. The total package is compact, lightweight, and delivers plenty of power.

distance graph
distance graph

SHIMANO STEPS MTB allows you to go further, climb higher and arrive fresher, while offering uncompromised maneuverability and riding feel.

Q-FACTOR KEPT for pedaling comfort

The distance between the left and right crank can make a big difference to the feel of pedaling. Pushing the pedals with feet wide apart causes discomfort and greater frame flex, which wastes effort. The compact e8000 series drive unit keeps the cranks close together. Moreover, the Q-factor is zero offset from the centerline of the drive unit, pedaling is smooth, comfortable and efficient.

distance graph

The distance between the outside of the crank os known as Q-factor. With the e8000 series, the Q-factor is almost the same as with standard XT cranks.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION AT A GLANCE

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum power: 500 W
  • Nominal power: 250 W
  • Maximum torque: 70 Nm

PEDAL ASSIST

  • Up to 25 km/h

WEIGHT OF DRIVE UNIT

  • Under 3 kg

PEDAL ASSIST MODES

  • Eco
  • Trail
  • Boost

BATTERY POWER

  • 500 Wh (36 V / 14.0 Ah)

CHARGING TIME WITH EC-E6000

  • 100 % after 5 hours, 
    80 % after 2.5 hours
  • Battery lifetime: 1,000 charging cycles
    (After 1,000 complete charging cycles, there will still be 60 % remaining capacity available)

SHIFTING SYSTEM OPTIONS

  • Derailleur system
    (mechanical and Di2)

PUSHING AID

  • Power Walk Assist

E8000 COMPONENTS

DRIVE UNIT DU-E8000

  • Compact and powerful
  • Weighs under 3 kg
  • Maximum power: 500 W
  • Nominal power: 250 W
  • Maximum torque: 70 Nm

COMPUTER SC-E8000

  • Bluetooth LE / ANT private
  • 4 cm (1.6”) LCD color display
  • Color coded assist levels
  • Gear indicator (only with Di2)
  • Handlebar mount
  • Many other functions

FIREBOLT SHIFTER SW-E8000

  • Intuitive switching between
    assist levels
  • Well defined clicks
  • Activation of the pushing aid
    (Power Walk Mode)

CRANK ARMS

FC-E8000: Solid Crank Arm

FC-e8050: Hollowtech Crank Arm

  • eMTB optimized design
  • Length: 170 mm or 175 mm
  • Q-Faktor: 175 mm

FRAME-BATTERY BT-E8010

Battery Mount BM-E8010

  • Sideways removal of battery
  • Powerful battery with 500 Wh
  • eMTB optimized design
  • Long lifetime

Capacity development: 60 % remaining after 1,000 complete charging cycles

BATTERY CHARGER EC-E6000

  • With quick charge feature
    (80 % within 2.5 hours, 100 % in 5 hours)
  • Little plug for charge port
    directly on the battery

Adapter (SM-ECE60) included to also charge
the battery when removed from the bike

CHAIN RING SM-CRE80

  • eMTB optimized design,
    available with 34 teeth
  • SHIMANO Dynamic Chain
    Engagement technology
    prevents the chain from
    falling off
  • Chain line 50 mm or 53 mm

CHAIN GUIDE SM-CDE80

  • Optional chain guide for
    rough use
  • Securely keeps the chain on
    the chain ring

E8000 ON OUR BIKES

Shimano STePS E6000

The intelligent, silent and easy to use e-bike system.

SHIMANO STEPS E6000 System

SHIMANO STePS E6000 System

eXC 889

eXC 889 equipped with E6000 drive

E6000 COMPONENTS

Cycle Computer SC-E6010

  • Easy to read screen
  • Wide display with large font
  • Simple operation: Power on/off switch, Light on/off switch
  • Very adaptable: Operates in 6 languages
  • Maintains compatibility:
    Compatible with SC-E6000 bracket

Cycle Computer SC-E6000

  • Standard bike computer functions
  • Multiple mounting options, with different angles and positions

Switch SW-E6000

  • Switch for Di2 shift and assist mode (High/Normal/ECO/Off)
  • Switch for cycle computer contents
  • Color options: Black, Gray

Crankset FC-E6000

  • Crank arm length: 170, 175mm
  • Color options: Black

Drive Unit DU-E6001

Drive unit for disc brake/rim brake/
roller brake

  • Compact & lightweight
  • Normal voltage: 36V
  • Rated output: 250W
    (EPAC EN15194)
  • Max torque: 50Nm
  • Color options: Black, Gray

Sensors for power, cadence, crank position and speed enable perfect support in every situation and a natural riding feel.
Includes Walk assist, SYMPHOMATIC (when using Di2 hub), Start mode (when using Di2 hub), Full automatic shifting (when using Di2 hub).
Operating temperature: -10°C~+50°C
Storage temperature: 20°C~+70°C

Chainring SM-CRE60

  • Combine with FC-E6000
  • Gear combination: 38T
  • Rear speed options: 11-speed, 10/9-speed
  • Color options: Black/Gray

Battery BT-E6010

Battery for down tube

  • Capacity: 418 Wh (36V, 11.6Ah)
  • Charging time: 4 hours
  • Color options: Black, Gray

Capacity development: 60 % remaining after 1,000 complete charging cycles
Temperature: 0°C~+40°C (charging) / -10°C~+50°C (operating)

Battery BT-E6000

Battery for rear carrier

  • 500 Wh version

E6000 ON OUR BIKES