The first dedicated E-MTB drive unit. With 70Nm of max output, it's strong enough to handle the steepest of climbs, yet sensitive enough to give you just the right amount of support with every pedal stroke.

  • Compact and lightweight for better handling (2.8 kg)
  • Designed for a shorter chain stay to match geometry and handling of a normal MTB
  • Durable and weather-resistant for riding in all conditions
  • Stable, smooth, intuitive power for improved bike handling over every section of trail
  • Immediate and powerful support with the first pedal stroke
  • Assist modes: Walk, Eco, Trail and Boost
  • All assist modes are customizable with the E-TUBE PROJECT App
E-MTB E8000 Drive Unit

View your system settings, assist levels and ride metrics via a 1.6 (inch) color LCD screen for easy on-trail reference.

  • Streamlined mount position provides easy visibility
  • Positioned safely on handlebar
  • Premium, elegant aesthetics
  • Readable in bright sunshine
  • Connect wirelessly to the E-TUBE PROJECT
E-MTB E8000 Display

The assist switch features SHIMANO's firebolt shift lever design for improved comfort and reliability, allowing easy mode selection while blasting along the trails.

  • Switch between Off, Eco, Trail and Boost support modes just like normal shifting
  • One button walk assist
  • Shifters incorporate the same design and shifting feel as DEORE XT Di2
  • Easy operation with or without gloves
E-MTB E8000 Assist Switch

Our batteries are designed to keep you out on the trails and riding further. Long-lasting Lithium-Ion battery with 504Wh capacity in external and internal versions are specially designed for performance and durability across a wide range of mountain bike trails.

  • Long lifespan
  • Retains 60% max capacity after 1000 full charge cycles
  • Quick charging to get you on the trails sooner
  • Internal mount options for sleek frame designs
E-MTB E8000 Battery

E8000 is compatible with DEORE XT & DEORE with LINKGLIDE technology, in addition to current SHIMANO 12-speed drivetrains. Robust and reliable, LINKGLIDE delivers smooth, seamless shifting under power with enhanced durability. Also choose from a wide variety of crank, chain and chainring options.

  • LINKGLIDE drivetrains have been engineered to be more durable while delivering smooth shifting
  • Shorter cranks help prevent pedal strikes to maintain smooth cadence and motor assistance
  • Available crank lengths: 160mm, 165mm, 170mm or 175mm
  • Light and strong chainrings with DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ for improved chain retention on bumpy terrain
  • Chainring teeth options: 34T, 36T or 38T
E-MTB E8000 Drivetrain
Personalize your Ride

Personalize your Ride



Every ride is different. Every rider is unique. From dry, dusty days through to wet, dirty rides, your favorite trails change with the seasons. Sometimes you want to shred hard and fast, and other times you might choose to push further on an all-day epic.


Our E-TUBE PROJECT App connects you to your bike and gives you the power to customize your bike's assist dynamics and battery management settings to get the most out of every ride.


All assist modes, including the sophisticated trail mode, are fully customisable. Go ahead and choose between high, medium or low for each setting to perfectly match your specific needs to each adventure.


You can also update your firmware wirelessly with the E-TUBE PROJECT App.

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Why choose a SHIMANO E-MTB system?

  • Equipped on on a wide variety of brands and models

Countless options to help you find the perfect E-MTB to perfectly match your own riding style and preferences

  • Trail-Proven Technology

Built on nearly 40 years of pioneering MTB technology, our E-MTB systems serve as the undisputed benchmark in the industry

  • Engineered as a Complete System

Designed to work in harmony with other SHIMANO components to deliver unparalleled performance

Trail Mode

The drive unit quickly and seamlessly self-adjusts to match your riding style so you can concentrate fully on the trail ahead. The amount of support depends on pedal torque, speed and cadence.


Whether tackling loose sand or steep mountain ranges, you get the right power at the right time and always have the maximum traction and control.

Trail Mode

Premium E-MTB system delivering new levels of trail riding performance

E-MTB E7000

All-round E-MTB system for off-road adventures


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