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Please use the form on the right to contact us, or call 202 794 6620. We are happy to answer any question about electric bikes that we can. 

Allow up to 24 hours for a response - we get very busy helping folks in the store! 

Hope to see you soon! 

ElectriCityBikes Team


4810 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
United States


We have carefully curated the most reliable and innovative models of electric bikes from the top brands - Specialized, Kalkhoff, Focus, Raleigh. Come in today to browse and a free test ride - try before you buy! Our head tech has over 5 years experience in all brands and types of e-bikes and kits. Electricity Bikes was founded by City Bikes, pioneers of the urban transportation bike shop in DC since 1988.  

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Filtering by Tag: Shimano Steps

Shimano STePs City E6100

Charlie McCormick

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.

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Shimano STePs City E6000

Charlie McCormick

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.  

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Shimano STePs eMTB E8000

Charlie McCormick

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!

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