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Product information E8000

Discover the SHIMANO STEPS E8000 system

SHIMANO STEPS E8000 is a system of components that are installed on an e-bike. It offers you intuitive trail support, but with the feeling of riding a normal mountain bike. You can find SHIMANO STEPS MTB e-bike system pre-installed on a wide variety of bike brands and models. Click on a component to learn all about it.



Powerful SHIMANO STEPS motor is strong enough to handle the steepest of trails, yet intuitive enough to give you just the right amount of support every pedal stroke along the way.

  • Designed specifically to give you that natural feel of riding a normal MTB.
  • Weighs only 2.8kg, one of the lightest motors on the market.
  • Stable, smooth intuitive power for improved bike handling over every section of trail.
  • Solidly supports speeds up to 25 km/h.

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Technical specifications

  • High power with max output of 70Nm (250W)
  • Designed for a shorter chain stay to match geometry and handling of a normal MTB
  • Narrow Q-factor of 177mm (same Q-factor as current XT) provides an efficient pedal stroke
  • Stable, smooth assist power output regulated by cadence
  • Direct pedalling feel (with or without pedal-assist activated)

  • Improved pedalling efficiency with dynamic chain engagement
  • Better tire clearance
  • Clearance for suspension linkage
  • Drive Unit cover hides cables and mounting bolts for a clean look (SM-DUE80-A)
  • Direct mount (53mm CL) or frame mount (50mm/53mm CL) options


Lightweight yet rigid crankset for direct power transfer. Both crankset and rest of the drivetrain built on SHIMANO’s proven technology. This gives you reliability and confidence from first to last pedal stroke.

  • Drivetrain components designed to work in sync with each other for unparalleled effectiveness and reliability.
  • Spec’d with SHIMANO Hollowtech II bottom bracket for added strength and direct power transfer.
  • E-MTB specific Deore XT crankset. Shorter 165 mm crank arm minimizes pedal strikes to maintain smooth cadence and motor assistance.

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Technical specifications

  • Two crank options: hollow (FC-E8050) or solid (FC-E8000)
  • E-MTB chainring uses same profile as Deore XT (SM-CRM81)
  • Chainring available in 34T and 38T (SM-CRE80-B / SM-CRE80), in both 50mm and 53mm chainline  
  • Cassette is MTB 10s, 11s compatible
  • SHIMANO Hollowtech II bottom bracket

Deore XT E-MTB Crankset (FC-M8050)

  • More durable chainwheel teeth
  • Direct power transfer
  • Consistent shifting performance with enhanced chain management
  • Unrivalled strength-to-weight ratio
  • 165 mm increases pedal to ground clearance through technical terrain
  • 165 mm perfectly suited for shorter riders
  • Available in 165, 170 and 175 mm, Hollowtech or solid
Switch Unit

Switch Unit

The Firebolt Switch Unit control with intuitive operation is ergonomically designed for a MTB. It’s the ultimate in comfort and reliability as you switch between modes while blasting through the trails.

  • The e-MTB Switch Unit (SW-E8000-L) is ergonomically designed for the specific demands of MTB riding such as riding through tight singletrack and bumpy terrain.
  • Accurate, smooth shifting between power-assist modes regardless of weather or terrain conditions.  
  • Switch between Boost, Trail, Eco and Walk settings in a flash during the ride. 
  • Shifters incorporate the same design and shifting feel as XT Di2.

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Technical specifications

Four support settings to choose from: Boost, Trail, Eco, Walk.

  • Boost: Complete support for a max boost and expert climbing - choose between high, med, or low level of assist.
  • Trail: Intuitively smooth gradated support through even the most demanding singletracks. Automatically adjusts its level of support based on pedal pressure. Choose between high, med, or low level of assist.
  • Eco: Solid support for those long expeditions.
  • Walk: Assists you when you need to get off the bike and walk it – simple to activate.
Computer Display

Computer Display

Extensive choice of power-assist settings to match your unique riding style. Compact, easy-to-read display with dynamic visuals when switching between support settings.

  • Further personalize your support settings by choosing Dynamic, Explorer or Custom Mode to perfectly match your riding style and intended terrain.
  • Computer specifically designed to be compact and durable for MTB riding.
  • Easy-to-read LCD - each support setting assigned a unique colour. 
  • Sleek bar-mounted computer with dynamic LCD display shows gear number, power assist mode and battery range information. 
  • Wirelessly customise your preferences via Bluetooth.

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Ultra-durable, powerful battery specially designed for the rigors of mountain biking.

  • MTB-dedicated compact, low profile design for improved impact and vibration resistance.
  • High capacity long-lasting Li-Ion battery of 504 Wh to cover more territory.
  • Supported travel up to 100 km on one charge. 
  • 1,000 charge cycles with no significant power loss.

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Technical specifications

  • Weatherproof and waterproof
  • Quick charging time: 80% in 2.5 hours, from 0 to 100% in 5 hours
  • Computer’s LCD display shows battery capacity information based on which gear you are riding, and which support setting you are using. This helps you to easily determine current remaining battery charge.
  • Available in two battery designs: downtube-mounted (BT-E8010) and integrated (BT-E8020)

Power-assist modes

Power-assist mode and capacity / travel distance with estimated altitude meters (based on combined rider/bike weight of 100 kg (can vary depending on usage, rider profile, riding conditions, battery life):

  • Boost: 50 km (400 hm)
  • Trail: 75 km (600 hm)
  • Eco: 100 km (800 hm)

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Support settings

Wirelessly program your preferences with smartphone, tablet or computer via E-TUBE, SHIMANO’s application that allows you program/update your bicycle's firmware and change Di2 settings. 

Choice of three modes

Support settings available in three combination modes: Dynamic, Explorer, Custom. With each setting, Eco and Walk remain unchanged and available. 

  • Dynamic Mode: Factory default with Boost set on high, Trail set on low. 
  • Explorer Mode: Boost and Trail set on medium.
  • Custom Mode: Choose your support level for both Boost and Trail to match your unique riding style and intended terrain.

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A proven match

Shimano is to cycling what sound is to music. Who better to power your e-bike?

The natural choice

Shimano is a trusted partner of bike manufacturers all over the world. It’s the natural choice for your e-bike.

Perfect harmony

Like all Shimano groupsets, the STEPS system works in perfect harmony with Shimano bike components.

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Create your personal e-power assistant

The SHIMANO STEPS e-MTB is going to change the way you hit the trails with its fully customisable power-assist settings! Both Boost and Trail Modes can be tailored to fit your riding style. Curious about the features?

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