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Product information EP8

Discover the SHIMANO EP8 e-bike system

  • The right power at the right time.
  • Raw power with complete control.
  • Adjustable power tailored to your ride.
  • More power to you.

Drive Unit

Drive Unit

DU-EP800

Take on steep climbs and tough trails in full confidence with 85Nm increased maximum torque. EP8 delivers smooth, direct power to ensure you’re always in complete control while experiencing a natural ride feeling.

  • Lightweight for better handling (2.6 kg)
  • Quieter to enjoy the trails without distraction
  • Sleek integration and appearance for improved aesthetics
  • More ground clearance for technical trails
  • Refined Trail mode
  • Responsive, especially noticeable when riding above 25km/h
  • Extensive customizable assistance
  • Durable and weather resistant for riding in all conditions
  • Improved heat management
  • Support when pushing your bike and walking. Riders can hop off and walk their bikes without needing to shift: 4km/h in any gear

 

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  • 85Nm max torque
  • Max assist ratio: 400%
  • 2.6kg total weight
  • 10% reduced volume, compared with previous model (E8000)
  • 36% less drag - x4 Assist Modes (Walk/Eco/Trail/Boost)
  • Mechanical Walk Assist improved to the level of Intelligent Walk Assist (Di2) 
Batteries

Batteries

BT-E8016 Downtube Battery or BT8035-L / BT-E8036 Internal Battery

Our batteries are renowned for keeping you out on the trails and riding further. We’ve expanded our

battery line-up with 630Wh internal and external batteries for even more capacity and longer rides.

This means you can keep your focus on the next switchback, not the battery indicator.

  • Long lifespan
  • Quick charging to get you on the trails sooner
  • Enables you to ride long distances

BT-E8016 Downtube Battery

  • Compact and low center of gravity for better bike handling 
  • Easy to remove 

BT8035-L Internal Battery 

  • Fully integrated into the bike frame
  • Enables you to ride long distances

BT-E8036 Internal Battery 

  • Same appearance as BTE8036 (630Wh) for more flexibility in battery options.
  • Fully integrated into bike frame

 

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Internal Battery BT-E8036

  • Capacity 17.5 (Ah), 630 (Wh)
  • Quick charging

50% charge 2.5hrs*

Full charge 6hrs*

  • Weight: 3.7kg

*When charged with EC-E8004

 

Internal Battery BT-E8035-L

  • Same appearance as BT-E8036 (630Wh) for more flexibility in battery options.
  • Capacity 14 (Ah) / 504 (Wh)
  • Quick charging

80% charge 2.5hrs*

Full charge 4hrs*

  • Weight: 3.15kg

*When charged with EC-E8004

 

Downtube Battery BT-E8016

  • Capacity 14 (Ah) / 504 (Wh)
  • Quick charging
  • 80% charge 2.5hrs*
  • Full charge 4hrs*
  • Weight: 3.5kg
  • *When charged with EC-E8004
Assist Switch

Assist Switch

SW-EM800L

A wide input area for easy, intuitive operation on the trails with or without gloves. Concaved button shaped shifters make it easier to switch between Eco, Boost and an all new re-booted Trail mode.

  • Compact design for neater cockpit set-up
  • Ergonomically designed for relaxed fingers
  • One button walk assist
  • Intuitive UX for easy on trail use
  • Clear pressure point and haptic feedback
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  • Activate walk assist by pressing and holding the bottom button on the switch unit ‘walk’ appears on the display. Press once again to activate
  • Concave button shape with wider input area
  • Compatible with removable new electric cable SD300

Display

Display

SC-EM800

View all of your ride settings and color coordinated levels of assist via a 1.6 (inch) LCD screen for easy on-trail ref.

  • Integrated to not dominate the handlebar
  • Premium and elegant aesthetics
  • Positioned safely on handlebars
  • Readable in bright sunshine
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  • LCD size (inch): 1.6
  • Selection x2 ride profiles
  • Bluetooth connectivity with E-TUBE apps
  • ANT private wireless communication with third-party displays
  • Anti-theft prevention mount
E-TUBE PROJECT App

E-TUBE PROJECT App

Our E-TUBE PROJECT App gives you the power to customize your ride way before you buckle up your helmet.

  • Wireless connection to smartphone and tablet
  • Tailor and customize your ride
  • Bring your e-MTB easily up to date with the latest firmware
  • Easy to check error codes, causes and solutions within the app
  • User-friendly interface and intuitive in-app navigation
  • Two factory-set profiles ready for riders to adjust to their needs:

1. Variable terrain e.g. riding fire roads through to technical singletrack

2. Extreme riding, maximum assist without sacrificing controllability

  • Easy to switch profiles via the display e.g. Commuting and Off-Road
  • iOS and Android compatible
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Customizable system settings:

  • 10 levels of assist characters
  • Max torque adjustment (20Nm-85Nm)
  • 5 levels of start assist

Download from App Store / GooglePlay Store

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More Power + Complete Control = Zero Excuses


Take on the steepest climbs and toughest trails in full confidence with 85Nm increased maximum torque. Tackle the ascent with eyes firmly focused on the top. Drop into the descent with certainty. Enjoy the ride. We know power is nothing without control. EP8 delivers smooth, direct power to ensure you’re always in complete control while experiencing a natural ride feeling.

 

 

Personalize your Ride

E-TUBE PROJECT App

Every ride is different. Every rider is unique. Your favorite trails change with the seasons. From dry, dusty days through to muddy, dirty rides. Sometimes you want to shred hard and fast. Occasionally it’s time to cruise.

Our E-TUBE PROJECT App gives you the power to customize your ride way before you buckle up your helmet.

Choose from 10 levels of assist character, 5 levels of assist start or select and set the maximum amount of torque best suited to your ride style across 3 modes (Eco, Trail and/or Boost). Save your preferences as two different profiles and switch between them easily via your display if swapping the commute for weekend trails.

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EP8-Features
  • More Power + Complete Control = Zero Excuses

    Take on the steepest climbs and toughest trails in full confidence with 85Nm increased maximum torque. Tackle the ascent with eyes firmly focused on the top. Drop into the descent with certainty. Enjoy the ride. We know power is nothing without control. EP8 delivers smooth, direct power to ensure you’re always in complete control while experiencing a natural ride feeling.

  • Smoother Pedaling

    We believe all riders should feel in complete control in the saddle. This belief, combined with our rider-first design approach, means we have raised the benchmark yet again to reduce drag by a further 36%. An improved clutch mechanism results in a more responsive ride, allowing for a smoother cut-off when pedaling above 25km/h. EP8 delivers smooth pedaling and no surprises.

  • Lighter

    When it comes to optimal performance off-road, you want a light, agile and nimble ride. At 2.6kg, the EP8 weighs 300 grams less than predecessor drive units. It is truly one of the lightest drive units available and delivers best-in-class power for its weight.

  • Compact & Powerful

    Don’t let size or looks deceive you. This sleek, slender and slim drive unit packs enough power to get you to the top of your next epic descent. A more compact, integrated drive unit also allows for increased ground clearance for when the trail turns technical.

  • Quiter

    Despite its power, the EP8 operates with little noise so you can still enjoy the natural sounds of the trails without distraction.

  • Looking After Your Ride

    As sure as wheels turn, your bike will need fine-tuning from time to time. More miles and fun riding your EP8- equipped bike means wear out parts will need replacing. Whether riding local trails or hitting unexplored areas around Europe, you’re never too far from a Shimano service center or partner to help look after your bike.

  • Handle the Heat

    Thanks to smart heat-conducting magnesium materials and a completely re-designed motor housing, EP8 can handle rising temperatures on climbs meaning you get maximum torque for longer. This is also helped further by a larger moulded-in surface area to improve heat exchange.

  • Greater Battery Capacity

    We’re proud to say our batteries are renowned for keeping you out on the trails and riding further. We’ve expanded our battery line-up with 630Wh internal and external batteries for even more capacity and longer rides. After 1000 full charge cycles, the batteries powering EP8 will still hold 60% max capacity, leaving you to maximize trail time all over again. They may even outlive the bike depending on how often and hard you ride. This means you can keep lapping your favorite singletrack sections during the longest days and focus on the next switchback, not the battery indicator.

Trail Mode

Progressive, controllable power when you need

A newly refined Trail Mode utilizes all 85Nm of EP8’s power to boost rider comfort, control and confidence. Our most versatile assist mode to date is perfectly tuned for you to ‘set-it and forget-it’ so you can take advantage of almost any trail. The harder you push; you can be reassured the more power will be delivered to assist.

You receive the right power boost at the right time, safe in the knowledge you’ll always have maximum traction and control. Whether tackling loose sand or steep mountain ranges, the drive unit rapidly and seamlessly self-adjusts so you can concentrate fully on the trail ahead.

Nexus Inter 5-E

Suited to city and trekking riding

In combination with our e-bike dedicated internal geared hub, EP8 is also suitable for city and trekking riding. Demanding leisure riders can experience the full 85Nm torque output, less power loss and smoother, more efficient shifting even under load. 5 readily available gears provide a comfortable cadence for an enhanced and responsive ride feeling.

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