Shimano has added several new additions to its STEPS eBike component line including the company’s largest-ever capacity 630Wh battery, new 12-speed chainrings and a revised computer display.
· The high-performance BT-E8036 becomes Shimano’s largest integrated e-bike battery with a range-expanding 630Wh capacity.
· The BT-E8035-L integrated battery yields a 504Wh capacity in a 630 Wh case, creating two battery options for bike manufacturers while utilizing the same battery mount position.
· Along with the two downtube integrated options, the new 630Wh BT-E8016 becomes Shimano’s largest external battery, featuring a new fitting port, the BM-E8016 battery mount.
Like other STEPS batteries, the new BT-E8036, BT-E8035-L and BT-E8016 offer an extremely long lifetime. Even after 1000 full charge cycles these new batteries will still maintain 60% of their capacity. With these new SHIMANO STEPS additions, manufacturers now have the choice of 10 batteries with either rear carrier, external type or downtube-integrated positions and faster-charging 418Wh or 504Wh batteries or extended riding capacity 630Wh options.
Shimano’s cranksets also receive an upgrade with new 12-speed chainrings that are compatible with 157mm O.L.D. hubs. Moreover, the SM-CRE80-12-SB chainring comes in 34T or 36T options, both with DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ teeth for excellent chain retention.
Additionally, the STEPS urban e-bike controls also see a new addition that tidies up the handlebar. For instance, the new SC-E5000 unified cycle computer display comes with integrated switches for operating the assist mode as well as additional buttons for operating lights and changing display menus, while the computer is now compatible with existing STEPS systems, allowing riders to upgrade their existing eBikes.
The SC-E5000 is also backwards compatible with all current STEPS systems, opening up the potential for consumers to upgrade.
You can learn more about Shimano’s latest additions to its STEPS eBike system by visiting the company’s website here.
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