A purpose-built, lightweight mid-drive electric drive system built from the ground up for assisted pedalling by one the world’s leading manufacturers.
Shimano, one of the world’s largest bicycle component manufacturers, has recently moved into the electric bike market with the launch of its Shimano STEPS system. The Shimano STEPS system (Shimano Total Electric Power System) is a mid-drive (or crank drive) system that Shimano have designed from the ground up, stepping into the market with the likes of Bosch and, more recently Brose.
The Shimano STEPS system is a fully integrated system, versus being a battery and drive unit added to an existing groupset, and it takes advantage of its bicycle component expertise by providing an option that matches it to Shimano’s internal hub with Di2 electronic shifting.
Its 250W drive unit produces 50Nm torque (so, very similar to the Bosch Active Line drive system) and it is paired with a 400Wh (11.6Ah) lithium ion battery. This is a lightweight and compact system, with lots of smarts in the technology that help to make e-bikes feel and handle more like 'normal' bikes.
Here’s a brief overview of what the Shimano STEPS system comprises:
The Shimano STEPS system powers our Merida collection and if the electronic shifting sounds like your thing then check out the Merida E-Spresso 800 EQ Unisex and Mens models.
Call us on 1300 553 110 if you would like to try one.
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