Shimano launch EP8 | 01 September 2020 Information from Enduro World Collection
Shimano, the official drive unit accomplice of the EWS-E, has launched what they’re billing as an enormous step ahead within the e-bike energy unit sector; the EP8. With their debut STEPS DU-E800, the corporate redefined mountain bikers expectations when it was initially launched, now, they’ve redesigned it to be even higher once more.
EP8 has had a ground-up redesign with headline numbers together with 85Nm (21% up on STEPS DU-E800) and a 300g weight reduction.
The EP8 drive unit (DU-EP800) advantages the general bicycle design and trip really feel via a extra pure and refined energy supply because of the lighter, quieter, extra compact and highly effective motor with elevated vary.
EP8 delivers as much as 85 Nm of torque, a 21-percent improve over the STEPS E8000 motor platform. The brand new magnesium drive unit casing design delivers a 300g weight reduction in a 10-percent smaller kind issue. The EP8 drive unit form extra easily integrates with new e-bike frames for improved floor clearance and a extra compact total package deal.
Warmth dissipating supplies, elevated floor space within the case, and a refined warmth administration algorithm enhance warmth resistance, permitting extra torque to be utilized even because the circumstances develop into more difficult. Due to a brand new seal construction and kit design, drag is diminished by 36- p.c, getting a lot nearer to the conventional pedaling feeling of a conventional bike. Riders will really feel a smoother reduce off as they attain the utmost help pace after which profit from lighter pedaling with out help.
Shimano’s skilled world mountain bike product improvement crew made a ride-changing breakthrough with the brand new help algorithm. As an alternative of a single help ratio for every using mode, the brand new algorithm always calculates the best help ratio for the state of affairs. This easy idea improves the trip high quality in all conditions, eliminating the lurch ahead and wasted vitality because the bike accelerates whereas additionally persevering with to supply further help when the path will get harder and the rider works tougher. The rider feels extra linked to their bike as they naturally modulate their very own energy to navigate slippery roots and urge the bike over massive boulders whereas the EP8 drive unit matches their intuitive energy utility immediately and seamlessly main to higher traction and easy steering.
The brand new EP8 laptop show (SC-EM800) shares many exterior similarities with the SC-E8000 show, however with new options together with a extra succesful chipset, expanded compatibility with third celebration computer systems, and the power to pick two totally different customized trip profiles.
The SC-EM800 laptop communicates wirelessly with Shimano’s E-TUBE PROJECT app through Bluetooth, permitting riders to immediately customise energy traits on demand. The SC-EM800 can even talk with third celebration cycle computer systems via the ANT wi-fi protocol to show extra detailed battery capability and energy output data along with trip mode, pace, gear place, vary and odometer.
– Drive unit weight: 2.6 kg in comparison with 2.9 kg for DU-E8000
– Case materials: Magnesium
– 10-percent much less quantity in comparison with DU-E8000
– Most torque output: 85 Nm
– Most energy output: 500 W
– 36-percent discount in drag
– Significantly diminished driving noise, quieter than DU-E7000
– Improved warmth administration system supplies extra torque even in robust circumstances
– 177 mm Q-factor is centered within the body for a standard MTB trip really feel
– Three totally different crank arm choices can be found to match numerous Shimano drivetrains, every accessible in a brand new 160mm size along with 165, 170, 175.
– Suitable with all Shimano drivetrains whether or not Di2 or mechanical, derailleur or internally geared hub
– Chain rings and spider are widespread with different STEPS techniques and assist chain strains of fifty, 53, and 56.5mm for 9, 10, 11, and 12 speeds
– A brand new help swap (SW-EM800) options bigger buttons with larger tactile suggestions
– A brand new chain information (CD-EM800) matches the design of the straightforward and compact CD-MT800 in a drive unit mounted model
– New EW-SD300 e-tube wires are quicker attributable to elevated bandwidth and supply larger alternatives for brand spanking new options sooner or later whereas lowering part and wire weight
– Mounting bolts are positioned in the identical place as different STEPS drive models permitting bike producers the power to design a standard body platform for a number of value factors
The up to date E-TUBE RIDE app can be utilized by e-bike riders to watch all their key using info of their good telephone as a real-time show. Display show choices present detailed using metrics in ECO, TRAIL and BOOST modes plus new features together with trip historical past, dwell maps, and user-friendly graphical updates. Just like the SC-EM800 show, the E- TUBE PROJECT app can even present upkeep reminders.
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