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SHIMANO STEPS E6100 – the right direction
When choosing motors for our recumbent bikes and trikes, we always keep in mind the people who will be riding them. Are they tough mountain bikers who need brute force in any situation and are able to cope with it? No. Are they mostly cyclists who seek the occasional helpful hand and use their bikes for commuting or short outings? No.
Our AZUB cyclists like long trips, sufficient power and bikes that are easily controlled. That is why we have opted for the new Shimano Steps 6100 trekking set which provides not only excellent power of up to 500 W (250 W nominal power) but also a superb torque that will get you up even the biggest hills. At the same time, it is a set that you can combine with the Shimano Nexus Inter 5E automatic gear hub or other component lines. And in addition to all this, we offer as standard a battery with maximum capacity of 504 Wh that will give you 170 km/105 mi.
Our many years of experience have proved that the E6100 is the best set for recumbenters who have chosen our bikes. Trust us, we really have worked with electric motors for a long time. After all, two members of our team, Honza Galla and Karel Šebela, have taken part in a 7800 km/4875 mi long race of electric bikes powered by solar panels which took them from France all the way to Kazakhstan. Although they had to experiment with various motors and chargers, they returned with heaps of very valuable experience.
Power: 250 W
Battery capacity: 504 Wh
Range: up to 170 km/105 miles.
Chain wheel 20”: 44 teeth
Chain wheel 26”: 38 teeth
Powerful lightweight motor designed for optimal power transfer to deliver maximum distance and pleasure
Fast-charging, high capacity Li-Ion battery gets you there … and back!
Customize your ride, down to what data you view – and how you view it. The choice is yours.
The Shimano Steps E6100 can be combined with selected components:
Shimano Nexus Inter 5E
A gearbox integrated in the rear hub, offering a 263 % range, specially designed for electric bikes to prevent problems with the massive combined torque coming from the rider’s feet and the motor. Thanks to the electronic shifting, you can change gears manually or enjoy the convenience of intelligent automatic shifting, savour the ride in itself and the beauty around you, not worrying about anything else. Another huge advantage is the option to change gears even when stationary, which applies to all the other integrated gearboxes anyway, such as Nexus, Rohloff and Pinion.
Shimano Sora 1×9, or Shimano Deore 1×10
Traditional shifters using a derailleur and a 11 to 34, or 11 to 36 tooth cassettes, they are the basic economical option we have on offer.
Enviolo 380 (formerly known as NuVinci)
A continuously variable automatic rear hub transmission, originally designed for industrial electric motors, so its use for electric bikes is, unsurprisingly, possibly the best choice. NuVinci will allow you to change gears even when shifting under power, that is when to motor is putting the power in and you will never have the feeling that it is under stress. Compared to the automatic Nexus Inter E5, the range of gears this option offers is larger by 1/3, that makes it 380 % that will allow you to get up even steeper hills under heavier loads.
Rohloff – 14 speed gear hub
in comparison with other shifting systems for electric bikes, the Rohloff offers you a massive gear range of 526 %. With this, you will able to get up any hill under any load. No steep part will pose a problem when moving off even if you have, for example, your huge canine friend behind you in a trailer. The Rohloff is simply the ultimate choice for extreme cyclists favouring electric bikes.
SHIMANO STEPS E8000
For those of you who are thinking of riding through rugged terrain with really heavy loads, we can also fit your bike or trike with the Shimano Steps E8000 motor within our LEVEL 3 project for custom-built bikes.
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