We introduced three new e-bike batteries into our SHIMANO STEPS line-up including internal and external versions of its 630Wh largest capacity batteries for even longer rides.
The high-performance BT-E8036 becomes our largest integrated battery with a range-expanding 630Wh capacity.
The BT-E8035-L integrated battery has the same dimensions but comes with a smaller 504Wh capacity and a faster 4-hour charging time (80% charge in 2.5 hours).
As well as the two downtube integrated options, the new 630Wh BT-E8016 becomes our largest external battery, coming with a new fitting port, the BM-E8016 battery mount.
To upgrade from a current 504Wh BT-E8010 external battery to the 630Wh BT-E8016 external battery you need to change the current battery mount to the new BM-E8016 battery mount. This is because the 630Wh battery requires a reinforced battery holder to accommodate the change in its physical size. You can contact your local dealer for more information.
Much like other SHIMANO STEPS batteries, the new BT-E8036, BT-E8035-L and BT-E8016 offer an extremely long lifetime. Even after 1000 full charge cycles (which would take 19 years of once a week charges to reach!) the new batteries will still hold 60% of their capacity. This means you can focus on the trail rather than on your battery indicator.
With these new SHIMANO STEPS additions you now have the choice of 10 batteries with either rear carrier, external type or downtube-integrated positions and faster-charging 418Wh or 504Wh batteries or extended riding capacity 630Wh options.
The new 630Wh internal BT-E8036 battery weighs 3.7kg, the 630Wh external BT-E8016 battery weighs 3.5kg, and the 504Wh BT-E8035-L internal battery weighs 3.15kg.
E-bike cranksets receive an addition with a new 12-speed chainring compatible with 157mm O.L.D. hubs. The SM-CRE80-12-SB chainring comes in 34T or 36T options, both with DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ teeth to prevent the possibility of dropping a chain.
New cycle computer display
A new addition is also coming to Shimano STEPS urban e-bike controls that will make handlebar set ups even cleaner. A new unified cycle computer display (SC-E5000) comes with integrated switches for operating the assist mode as well as additional buttons for operating lights and changing display menus. The SC-E5000 computer is compatible with existing Shimano STEPS system, allowing you upgrade your existing e-bike, and it is expected on model year 2021 e-bikes coming from manufacturers later in the year.
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