FREE SHIFT for e-MTB helps you emerge from every descent and corner with the more controlled flow by eliminating the need to pedal while shifting.
KEEP YOUR FLOW WITH PEDAL-FREE SHIFTING
FREE SHIFT for e-MTB reimagines mountain biking control by helping riders stay focused on the trail and their body positioning while cornering and descending.
Being able to shift to the right gear without pedaling will change how you think about cornering. FREE SHIFT helps you focus on planning your line and maintaining a stable body position for greater control and acceleration after corners.
FREE SHIFT for e-MTB helps you keep a stable body position by allowing you to change gears mid-descent without pedaling. Riders with FREE SHIFT can emerge from descents prepared for trail changes and avoid spin-outs or being overgeared.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
FREE SHIFT is available on compatible e-bikes with Di2 shifting. While coasting, the drive unit uses just enough power to rotate the chainring and cassette to smoothly complete shifts and does not affect the acceleration of the e-bike.
HOW TO OPERATE
You can quickly change your experience by selecting either AUTOMATIC FREE SHIFT or MANUAL FREE SHIFT in the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist app.
Enjoy greater concentration with AUTOMATIC FREE SHIFT. Automatic mode uses your speed and app settings to shift gears while coasting so you can resume pedaling in the right gear. Even when set to Automatic, riders can still shift manually at any moment to prepare for upcoming trail changes.
Enjoy greater control with MANUAL FREE SHIFT.
MANUAL FREE SHIFT is for seasoned and confident riders who prefer to control their pedal-free shifting with DEORE XT's ergonomically designed switch.
Turn AUTOMATIC FREE SHIFT on and customize shift settings in the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist app.
AUTOMATIC FREE SHIFT while coasting requires a compatible Di2-equipped bike with a 12-speed HYPERGLIDE+ or 10-speed/11-speed LINKGLIDE drivetrain.
Please visit si.shimano.com for more detailed compatibility information.