Back to menu

Choose your language


Create your personal e-power assistant

With the NEW SHIMANO STEPS MTB firmware update

man on e-bike

Customise Boost and Trail modes to your personal preferences.

You’ll experience a much more intuitive ride.


Adjust your SHIMANO STEPS MTB anywhere

Using the Shimano E-tube app on your pc, tablet or smartphone, you can easily adjust the Boost and Trail modes on your SHIMANO STEPS bike, to create your personal e-power assistant. Choose high Boost to tackle steep climbs. Switch to low Trail to have optimal traction. Adjust your settings on the fly with our trailside Bluetooth connection. No cables needed!


Unfortunately we cannot provide you this service with your current cookie preferences. If you would like to change your cookies preferences, please click “Privacy Policy and Cookies” in the footer.

The NEW STEPS MTB firmware update

With the new STEPS MTB firmware update, you can now individually customise STEPS’ Boost and Trail power-assist levels to match your style of riding. Choose between high, medium and low support. Eco power-assist remains unchanged, continuing to offer the ideal balance of support and battery life. 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 (current) Dynamic mode, along with the newly added Explorer and Custom modes. All three options include Eco power-assist, in addition to Boost and Trail.

Dynamic mode

Dynamic mode is the “factory default” setting. Its Boost level is set to high for maximum power assist and Trail level set to low. Its high Boost gives you max support to tackle the steepest of climbs. The low Trail helps you to have max control through challenging technical sections by providing optimal traction.



Explorer mode

The new Explorer mode is set on medium level for both Boost and Trail. This mode setting is designed to give you the ideal balance between boosting your normal pace, while taking a bit off the top end speed through technically challenging sections for solid control.

Custom mode

The new Custom mode gives you full control over choosing your ideal power-assist levels for both 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 seamless transitions, when supplied with the correct support to match your unique needs.


Trail mode enhancements

The STEPS 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 70Nm 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 STEPS MTB firmware update

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


Be the first to learn what's new!

Sign up now (below) for our newsletter to be continuously updated on all new developments, including those regarding STEPS MTB firmware.

Keep me informed

SHIMANO STEPS MTB – the intuitive e-MTB system for ultimate fun and freedom