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Product information E6100

Discover the SHIMANO STEPS E6100 system

SHIMANO STEPS E6100 is a premium e-bike system of components that are installed on an e-bike to deliver a fully enhanced riding experience. It’s the most versatile system in our collection, built on the latest technologies developed for our successful e-MTB system which serves as the industry’s benchmark. You will find the SHIMANO STEPS E6100 e-bike system pre-installed on a wide variety of brands and models.

Click on a component to learn all about it.

Motor

Motor

Powerful lightweight motor designed for optimal power transfer to deliver maximum distance and pleasure

  • Extremely low weight of 2.88 kg
  • Smooth, intelligent pedaling support that’s easy to operate
  • Narrowed pedal-to-frame width for a natural riding feel with increased comfort
  • Sleek, compact, integrated design that blends in with bike frame  
  • Incredibly durable for all weather conditions
  • Drive unit saves 20% energy (vs E6000) for increased range  
  • In Start Mode (Di2 only), bike automatically shifts down to a low gear as you stop, preparing you for an easy start
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Technical specifications

  • Automatic shifting option (Di2 only), in combination with our new NEXUS Inter-5 e-bike hub, as well as with NEXUS Inter-8 hubs. Shifts to ideal gearing based on your speed and cadence.
  • Delivers an output torque of 60Nm for solid climbing and quick acceleration 
  • Reliable, intuitive pedal-assist for a seamless riding experience
  • Weatherproof and waterproof
  • Power transmitted through a dedicated chainring 
  • Noise level: -2dB (vs E8000) 
  • Can be used with optional chain-retention device
  • Available with coaster-brake option (DU-E6110)
Battery

Battery

Fast-charging, high capacity Li-Ion battery gets you there … and back!

  • Supported travel up to 170 km on one charge
  • 1,000 charge cycles with no significant power loss 
  • Quick charging time for those who are always on the go
  • Bikes also come equipped with new, compact design 418Wh or 504Wh down-tube battery to widen your options 
  • Power-assist mode and capacity / travel distance (based on combined rider/bike weight of 100 kg, traveling on flat roads in minimal wind at 23 km/h using 7th gear (NEXUS Inter-8) with
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Technical specifications

  • High capacity Li-Ion battery for superb reach: 418 and 504 Wh for rear-carrier-mounted (2,550 g), 418 Wh for external downtube-mounted (2,660 g)  
  • Quick charging time (EC-E6000 charger) of 504 Wh: 80% in 2.5 hours, from 0 to 100% in 5 hours
  • Quick charging time (EC-E6000 charger) of 418 Wh: 80% in 2 hours, from 0 to 100% in 4 hours
  • After 1000 charges: retains 60% of max charge
  • Built-in charging port to charge battery without removing it
  • Current existing battery line up is compatible with new Drive Unit series
Info display

Info display

Customize your ride, down to what data you view – and how you view it. The choice is yours.

  • 4 display options to choose from to fit your style
  • Option 1: Sleek, bar-mounted, easy-to-read display with functions including speed, distance, trip time, clock, gear, estimated range, battery indication, and so much more 
  • Option 2: Via junction, can be wirelessly partnered using ANT or Bluetooth with your smartphone app for a more personalized experience
  • Option 3: Via junction, can be wirelessly connected with one of the 3rd party displays from Garmin or SIGMA
  • Option 4: Junction only with LED which shows green or red to reflect battery life and support mode so all focus remains on the ride
  • Wireless diagnostics and customization from smartphone or tablets using E-TUBE app 
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Support settings

Intuitively designed ergonomic switch unit for supple switching between 3 power-assist modes while riding.

Four support settings to choose from: High, Normal, Eco, Walk
  • High: Complete support for maximum boost (230% support) 
  • Normal: Intuitively smooth gradual support (150% support)
  • Eco: Solid support for those long expeditions (70% support)
  • Walk: Assists you when you need to walk the bike – simple to activate

Technical specifications

  • All settings (except Walk) offer support up to 25 km/h
  • Power and light on/off
  • Multiple mounting options
  • For bikes equipped with Di2, there is an additional optional switch to operate gears
  • Switch unit controls Walk-Assist setting, lights and fully automatic shifting
  • Monitor Di2 gear position, battery life and other functions using Shimano D-Fly Data Management system 
Drivetrain

Drivetrain

Fully integrated drivetrain developed using Shimano’s proven technology. Packaged in sleek, modern design.

  • Lightweight drivetrain for increased responsiveness
  • Fully automatic shifting (Di2 only) for a more natural riding experience
  • Can be combined with NEXUS Inter-5, our dedicated e-bike internal gear hub, for 263% gear range, this is calibrated exactly to the range used for e-bikes
  • Chain cover for excellent leg protection  
  • Chainring options: 38T or 44T  
  • Crank length options: 170 mm or 175 mm
  • Compatible with GATES belt system (Trekking version)
  • Crank-arm color options: Black or Silver (City version)
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Fully automatic shifting

You can use fully automatic shifting by combining either our DU-E6100 or DU-E6110 SHIMANO STEPS drive unit with our new e-bike specific NEXUS Inter-5 Di2 internal gear hub. Based on cadence and speed, the SHIMANO STEPS system automatically tells the Di2 hub what gear to shift into. Expect a smoother, more relaxed riding experience. No more breaking a sweat, wondering if you’re in the right gear! 

When you need to come to an abrupt halt, such as for a traffic light, SHIMANO STEPS will automatically shift down to a lower gear. It’ll then give you that extra surge for an easy start when the lights turn green.

5-Speed hub

5-Speed hub

The NEXUS Inter-5 is our new e-bike dedicated internal gear hub that’s designed to handle all the unique demands specific to e-bike riding.

  • Designed specifically for an e-bike, it shifts smoothly under very high pressure 
  • Can withstand much higher pedaling forces
  • Completely sealed for protection against the elements 
  • Can be combined with Di2 electronic shifting for fully automatic shifting and gear adjustment 
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Frequently Asked Questions

General information
  • What is SHIMANO STEPS

    What is SHIMANO STEPS?
    SHIMANO STEPS is Shimano’s e-bike system. STEPS stands for SHIMANO Total Electric Power System. Shimano incorporates its extensive experience and success in bike componentry into the creation of its premium e-bike systems.

    Does SHIMANO STEPS make e-bikes?
    Shimano does not make e-bikes. We only produce the e-bike systems as well as complete drivetrains that work seamlessly with our systems. Take a look here to discover which bike brands in your country incorporate SHIMANO STEPS.

    Can I purchase a SHIMANO STEPS system?
    SHIMANO STEPS is only sold pre-installed on bicycles that are uniquely built to incorporate SHIMANO STEPS technology. SHIMANO STEPS cannot be purchased separately for self-installation. If you own a SHIMANO STEPS e-bike and need spare parts, visit your SHIMANO STEPS dealer. Your dealer can also arrange for an experienced mechanic to replace them for you.

    How fast does a SHIMANO STEPS equipped e-bike go?
    All e-bikes in the EU provide support up to 25 km/h, a speed limit imposed by EU law. As long as the e-bike’s support adheres to this limit, it is considered a normal bike. 

  • Installation

    Can I install SHIMANO STEPS on any bike?
    No. SHIMANO STEPS only works on frames specifically designed by the bike manufacturer to work with this system. To see which bike brands are working with SHIMANO STEPS, take a look here.

    Can I replace my bike’s e-bike system with SHIMANO STEPS?
    If your current e-bike is not equipped with SHIMANO STEPS, you cannot make this replacement.

  • Brands

    How to find bikes with SHIMANO STEPS?
    SHIMANO STEPS is only sold pre-installed on bikes. To discover which bike brands in your country offer bikes equipped with SHIMANO STEPS, check out the list here.

    Where to buy SHIMANO STEPS equipped bikes?
    You can buy a SHIMANO STEPS equipped bike at your preferred SHIMANO STEPS dealer. Find dealers here.

  • Test rides

    Where to test SHIMANO STEPS equipped bikes?
    If you want to try a SHIMANO STEPS equipped bike, you can go to your local SHIMANO STEPS dealer or go to one of the SHIMANO STEPS test events across Europe.

  • Road Rules

    Where can I ride my SHIMANO STEPS equipped bike?
    You can ride SHIMANO STEPS equipped bikes in all areas where a normal bike may ride.  

    Does my e-bike require license or registration?
    SHIMANO STEPS e-bikes require no driver’s license or registration. 

  • Warranty

    What is the SHIMANO STEPS warranty?
    SHIMANO STEPS comes with a warranty period of two years.  

  • Waterproof

    Is the SHIMANO STEPS system waterproof?
    Yes, the SHIMANO STEPS system is waterproof for use under normal riding conditions, including heavy rain. Please do not use a high pressure washer to clean your bike.

  • Customization

    Can I tune my SHIMANO STEPS to increase the power-assist speed limit?
    Due to strict regulations governing e-bikes, it is neither allowed nor recommended to alter the speed of your SHIMANO STEPS e-bike. The regulations are set in place to avoid dangerous situations.

  • Di2 shifting

    What is Di2 shifting?
    Di2 is Shimano’s electronic shifting system. The advantage of Di2 is faster, smoother shifting with minimal effort. When installed on a SHIMANO STEPS equipped city / comfort e-bike, you also benefit from auto shift functions. 

    How to upgrade my SHIMANO STEPS e-bike to Di2 shifting?
    You will need to consult with your SHIMANO STEPS dealer to make this happen. Their qualified mechanic will need to adjust your system’s original settings to make it work seamlessly with Di2. 

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