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13 July 2021

Stress-free riding with automatic shifting – always in the right gear

Designed specifically for the unique demands of e-bike riding the Nexus Inter-5E, revolutionary internal gear hub makes exploring the city on an e-bike even easier.

Automatic shifting 

City cycling can involve lots of decision making; slowing down for junctions, speeding up to make the lights but with automatic shifting you don’t have to think about what gear your bike is in. 

If you start to go uphill, instead of feeling the strain increase, prompting you to shift down into an easier gear, the internal gear hub will shift down for you by making a calculation based on your pedalling. If the gradient gets even steeper, the gear you are riding in will become easier. When you reach the top of the hill your bike will automatically shift into a harder gear as you start to descend. Shifting is smooth, all you have to do is keep pedalling. 

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Start mode 

With traffic lights, stop signs and junctions city riding can be a bit stop and start. Always remembering to shift down before you stop, so you are in the right gear to start again can be tricky. 

Using start mode on the Shimano Nexus Inter-5E dynamic internal gear hub means that your bike will automatically down-shift into the correct gear, ready for you to start pedalling again. Being in the right gear when you begin to pedal allows you to pull-away with control and get up to speed fast. 

Easy city cycling

Automatic shifting and start-mode mean no more clunky gear changes or struggling to find a gear that is right for your effort level, based on your speed and how fast you are pedalling it automatically selects the right gear. It smooths out any surges from the motor caused by being in too hard a gear and provides the right level of  assistance when you set off, so you can ride with confidence and control. No more changing gear means one less thing to think about, perfect for stress-free city cycling. With automatic shifting all you have to do is enjoy the ride!  

To experience the ease of riding a bike with a Shimano Nexus Inter-5E dynamic internal gear hub for yourself visit your nearest Shimano Dealer for a test-ride. 

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