THE PEDAL ASSIST SYSTEM E8000
SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR MOUNTAIN BIKES

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”.


 

The brand new SHIMANO STEPS Mountainbike System

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 MERIDA 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.

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


 

 

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 like time, battery state of charge, speed, distance, total distance, riding time, estimated range, range overview, error messages, cadence, power input of rider in watts, calorie consumption

FIREBOLT SHIFTER SW-E8000
FOR MODE OF PEDAL ASSIST

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

FC-E8000: SOLID CRANK ARM
FC-E8050: HOLLOWTECH CRANK ARM

CRANK ARMS FC-E8000 / FC-E8050

+ 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 (for tight frame geometries)
+ 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

 

 

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 (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish)
+ 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

 

Drive Unit DU-E6001
Drive unit for disc brake/rim brake/roller brake

+ Compact/lightweight
+ Operating temperature: -10°C~+50°C / Storage temperature: 20°C~+70°C
+ Normal voltage: 36V
+ Rated output: 250W (EPAC EN15194)
+ Max torque: 50Nm
+ 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)
+ Color options: Black, Gray

Battery BT-E6000
Battery for rear carrier

+ 500 Wh version

Battery BT-E6010
Battery for down tube

+ Capacity: 418 Wh (36V, 11.6Ah)
+ Charging time: 4 hours
+ Temperature: 0°C~+40°C (charging) / -10°C~+50°C (operating)
+ Capacity development: 60 % remaining after 1,000 complete charging cycles
+ Color options: Black, Gray

Chainring SM-CRE60

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

Crankset FC-E6000

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