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Create your personal e-power assistant

With the SHIMANO STEPS e-MTB firmware update

You’ll experience a much more intuitive ride

Customise Eco, Boost, Trail settings to your personal preferences

Adjust your Shimano e-MTB system anywhere

Using the Shimano E-Tube app on your PC, tablet or smartphone, you can easily adjust Eco, Boost and Trail settings on your SHIMANO STEPS E8000 or SHIMANO STEPS E7000 bike, to create your personal e-power assistant. Choose high Boost to tackle steep climbs. Switch to low Trail to have optimal traction. Opt for low Eco to reach max distance. Adjust your settings on the fly with our trailside Bluetooth connection. No cables needed!

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The SHIMANO STEPS e-MTB firmware update

With the SHIMANO STEPS e-MTB firmware update, you can now individually customise SHIMANO STEPS’ Eco, Boost and Trail power-assist levels to match your riding style. Choose between high, medium and low support. Using on-the-trail Bluetooth firmware, you can easily adjust your drive unit’s e-power on the fly.

How it rides

With the increase of power-assist level possibilities, you’ll experience a much more intuitive ride. Your e-bike will feel like an extension of your body, reacting exactly as expected – at all times and on all terrains.


Choice of three modes

The setting options are displayed as (default) Dynamic mode, along with Explorer and Custom modes.

Dynamic mode

Dynamic mode is the 'factory default' setting. Its Boost level is set to high for max support to tackle steep climbs. Trail level is set to low for max control through challenging technical sections. Eco set to high for responsive and fun riding with extended range.

Explorer mode

The Explorer mode is set on medium level for both Boost and Trail. This delivers the ideal balance between boosting your normal pace, while taking a bit off the top end speed through technically challenging sections for solid control. Eco is set to high to cover you on all terrains as you hit those unexplored trails.

Custom mode

The Custom mode gives you full control over choosing your ideal power-assist levels for Eco, Boost and Trail. By setting them to your personal riding style, you will instantly feel more connected to your bike and with the trails. Passing from one type of terrain to the next will feel like a seamless transition, when you get just the right support to match your specific needs.

Trail mode enhancements

The SHIMANO STEPS e-MTB firmware includes an intuitive enhancement to the Trail mode. Its assist level automatically adjusts according to pedal pressure. The harder you pedal, the stronger the pedal-assist will support you.

Basically, the drive unit quickly and seamlessly self-adjusts to match your riding style. It can range from low support if you’re on technically demanding terrain to a max torque of 70 Nm to help glide you up the steepest of mountain passes.

As the support level is automatically adjusted for you, there is no need to change between levels set on the Trail mode. This allows you to fully concentrate on the trails ahead, knowing you’ll have complete support and optimal control on the bike.

Downloading SHIMANO STEPS e-MTB firmware update

The SHIMANO STEPS e-MTB firmware update is available to download from Shimano’s E-Tube website. Download now to immediately take advantage of our latest firmware developments.

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