Lighter and more affordable than Brose or Bosch, Shimano's newest street motor system performance is no slouch compared to the most common 20mph city oriented motor, the Bosch Active line. The new version is almost 1/2 a pound lighter than the 6000 series, and 20% more efficient - so you can expect even better range. Delivers an output torque of 60Nm (up from 50nm) for solid climbing and quick acceleration, and up to 500 watts of motor power - putting the new Steps motor in contention with Bosch and Brose for 20 mph city bikes.Read More
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Entry level Steps E6000 is lighter and more affordable than Brose or Bosch, and the performance is no slouch compared to the most common 20mph city oriented motor, the Bosch Active line. Like Bosch, they use a proprietary battery along with their motors. Batteries for City systems are externally mounted on the back rack or frame mounted on the downtube, and on the small side at 400 watt hours. Overall the system is less bulky and lighter - and price ranges of 2-3k they lead the industry for value in a mid drive.Read More
Shimano is getting traction with mountain bikers with the E8000 motor system that is lighter than both Bosch or Brose yet has plenty of gusto to climb hills. Shimano has impeccable racing credentials, so they have really stepped up their game to distinguish themselves with the MTB focused group. A full 2.5 lbs lighter than Bosch's Performance CX, it also has the narrowest "Q factor" and allows for shorter chainstays. Just because it is lighter does not mean it is not powerful - it has 70 Nm of torque!Read More