Power through with fast, smooth shifting
SHIMANO’s HYPERGLIDE+ technology revolutionizes shifting performance, delivering the world’s smoothest, most precise shifting in all riding conditions. Standard on all 12-speed Shimano drivetrains, HYPERGLIDE+ transforms the way we ride by eliminating hesitation and allowing shifts to occur instantly without the need to reduce pedaling force. With seamless shifting, riders experience smoother pedalling and increased confidence, allowing them to think less about shifting and more about the trail ahead.
Change gear quickly and confidently in any situation, on any terrain, without the need to come off the gas or time an easy pedal stroke with your shifts. HYPERGLIDE+ delivers fast, flawless shifting for maximum performance.
Less brake fade, absolute control.
ICE TECHNOLOGIES can be found throughout the braking system, keeping the brakes cool and the feel consistent. An aluminum core sandwiched between stainless steel helps heat dissipation in the discs, as does the finned design of the brake pads.
Together, these improvements result in a temperature drop of 150 degrees Celsius when compared to an ordinary, non-ICE TECHNOLOGIES system. This gives you less brake fade, reduced wear, maintained power and absolute control.
SHIMANO e-Bike Systems
Designed with the complete ride experience at the forefront, SHIMANO e-bike systems deliver the right power at the right time for pedal assist with a natural ride feel. Innovative hardware is merged with advanced software to provide fluid and intuitive power delivery, while efficient design of the drive unit maintains standard MTB geometry to improve handling characteristics.
Engineering integration between STEPS e-bike systems and SHIMANO components allows for enhanced riding experiences on the trail. It's mountain biking, only further.
Get the most out of your riding experience
Every ride is different. Every rider is unique. From dry, dusty days through to wet and dirty rides, your favorite trails change with the seasons. Sometimes you want to shred hard and fast, and occasionally it’s time to cruise. Our E-TUBE PROJECT App connects you to your bike and gives you the power to customise your ride before you even buckle up your helmet. For the EP8 series, you can choose from 10 levels of assist characteristic, 5 levels of start assistance and set the maximum amount of torque best suited to your ride style across 3 modes (Eco, Trail and Boost). You can save your preferences as two different profiles and easily switch between them via your display when you swap the daily commute for weekend trails. You can also update your firmware wirelessly with the E-TUBE PROJECT App.
E-TUBE RIDE turns your smartphone into a SHIMANO cycle computer. It allows you to visualise and record your riding data, and create a route to your destination using a map.