DRIVE UNIT TECHNOLOGY
SHIMANO's EP drive unit platform enhances system integration to take e-biking further. Each drive unit model is tailored to specific types of e-biking, with targeted pedal assist, software, and construction to match the needs of demanding e-bikers.LEARN MORE
Our original automatic shifting technologies help you stay in control and focused on what matters by always keeping you in the right gear for the situation. This means a smoother start for city commuters, stress-free pedaling for casual cyclists, and better bike control for mountain bikers.
Stay focused on what matters with next-generation AUTO SHIFT
- Riders can focus on commutes and trips instead of worrying about gear changes.
- While braking or coasting to a stop, AUTO SHIFT automatically shifts to an easier gear so that when the light turns green, you can start in a lighter, more comfortable gear.
- Self choosing better gear to accelerate after long descents for greater comfort riding and bike control.
- Our new automatic shifting system combines automatic convenience with manual control. SHIMANO AUTO SHIFT is designed to keep you in the right gear for each moment, while also allowing you to make manual shifts any time you want to override the shifting algorithm.
Pedal-free shift with new freedom of riding
FREE SHIFT allows you to select the optimal gear while coasting into switchbacks or dynamic terrain changes, so you're always ready to charge with better balance and control.
E-bike Di2 Internal Geared Hub Automatic Shifting (INTER-8/INTER-5E)
EP8/EP6/E6100 and E5000 series drive units in combination with a Di2-compatible 8/5 speed internal geared hub offer full automatic shifting. The SHIMANO STEPS system automatically selects and shifts into the optimum gear, based on the number of crank rotations and speed.
Intelligent Walk Assist
When walking the bike up a mountain trail, intelligent walk assist automatically adjusts drive unit output torque to keep the bike speed at 4 km/h no matter which gear ratio is used.
Starting with EP801, mechanical walk assist has been improving to the same level as Di2 intelligent walk assist to make off-the-bike handling even easier for more riders.
Start mode, which automatically shifts to a favorite gear for an easy re-start after stopping for a traffic light, is especially useful in urban areas where stop-and-go riding are frequently repeated.
Also, Automatic shifting, which automatically shifts to the optimum gear based on the rider’s cadence and speed, recognizes the manual shift operation by the learning function and automatically fine-tunes future automatic shift timing to the rider’s preference, is more comfortable ride. With the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist app, the starting gear and the gear shift timing can be customized.
As the heart of our e-bike systems, SHIMANO STEPS batteries are designed to provide years of dependable power.LEARN MORE
E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist
Personalize your e-bike experience with a suite of customizable options in our E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist apps for mobile.LEARN MORE
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM
SHIMANO Anti-lock Braking System by Blubrake enhances e-bike safety to help riders stay safer and reduce common causes of e-bike accidents.LEARN MORE