Shimano Launches Electric Bicycle Component Line
Shimano has finally officially announced the electric bicycle group they’ve been rumored to be working on, called STEPS (Shimano Total Electric Power System). The German cycling trade press reportedly has their hands on working samples, and the full debut isn’t until Eurobike in early September, but at least we have pictures…and some sparse details.
The computer / power monitor above shows charge, distance and what looks to be gear indicator.
The bottom bracket apparently does something fancy…perhaps gauges effort to assist automatically?
The complete system will both power the bike via a rear hub motor…
Battery pack has a built in tail light.
Shimano’s STEPS will be competing for attention at Eurobike with the Bosch/Cannondale system that claims to be a complete e-bike solution, too.