Shimano (Japan) - Press Release: There’s an e-bike revolution going down and we’ve raised the e-MTB benchmark. Through evolution, we introduce EP8. The game-changing drive unit riders have been waiting for.
Ride the Revolution is our invitation to you.
The riders watching the clock, waiting for post-work trails.
The riders jumping at any opportunity to ride, the ones first to message ‘the group’.
The young at heart who defy the thought of ‘taking it easy’ anytime soon.
Those weekend explorers looking to max out their days. The type who seek adventure right from their front doorstep.
Not forgetting the everyday heroes who look for the roads less traveled on the way to work. The ones who prefer to take the long route home.
Ride the Revolution marks the beginning of a new era of evolution for e-bike systems and this is our acknowledgment that we hear all of you. Those who are looking for the right amount of controllable power when, where and how you need it.
We’ve been part of cycling now for a century. In recent years, our predecessor drive units and e-bike systems have been celebrated by riders across the globe; propelling the e-MTB revolution forward to unmatched new levels.
As e-bike systems continue to revolutionize the cycling world, we’ve built on our experience, refined our design philosophy and raised the benchmark higher.
Through evolution, we created EP8.
Our mission: to empower riders to take on the steepest climbs and toughest trails in confidence feeling fully reassured by 85Nm increased maximum torque.
A newly refined Trail Mode utilizes all of EP8’s power to boost rider comfort and control. 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, the more you can be reassured additional power will be delivered to assist.
When it comes to optimal performance off-road, you want a light, agile and nimble ride. At 2.6kg, the EP8 is truly one of the lightest drive units available, delivering best-in-class power-to-weight ratio. A more compact, integrated drive unit also allows for increased ground clearance for when the trails turn technical.
Despite its power, this sleek, slender and slim drive unit operates with little noise, leaving you to enjoy the natural sounds of the trails without distraction.
We understand every ride is different and every rider is unique.
Your favorite trails change with the seasons. From the dry dusty days through to muddy, dirty rides. Sometimes you want to shred hard and fast. Occasionally, it’s time to cruise.
We believe all riders should feel in complete control in the saddle. This belief, combined with our rider-first approach, means we have focused on creating an e-bike system that has customization at its heart. With the E-TUBE PROJECT App, this gives you the power to customize your ride way before you buckle up your helmet.
SHIMANO EP8 is the e-bike system, but of course it needs an equally capable bike to unleash the full potential and characteristics of the drive unit.
This isn’t all design sketches, wishful thinking or one big statement of intent. EP8 is here and it’s all yours for the taking.
Are you ready to Ride the Revolution?