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As cycling gains popularity around the globe, electric bikes are emerging in a corresponding fashion. Shimano is one of the most renowned bike part production companies in the world — its parts (and iconic logo) is incorporated into a multitude of brands and products. The company boasts cutting-edge metal processing technology and lightweight parts with flawless functionality. The recent unveiling of Shimano STEPS (Shimano Total Electric Power System) aims to revamp the way you think about e-bikes, boasting a variety of options available across all facets of the cycling world. Whether you prefer navigating the city streets or challenging the...

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Although the new 2018 electric bikes will offer Bosch power, Lapierre has taken on Shimano 8000 motors for some models, and has developed a unique four-bar battery linkage system for the Shimano bikes, which keeps weight lower in the frame. Rather than the Intuvia button press on the Bosch system, the Shimano system uses a very definite paddle lever, which have a very firm ‘click’ when you change modes, and they’re on the Shimano MTB Di2 groupset. The Shimano 8000 display is small and bright, and in glorious technicolour. Five bikes are on offer: Overvolt AM 927and 929 i Shimano...

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Diamondback, electric bike, eMTB, raleigh, review, Shimano -

Another great mention of a top electric bike over on The Guardian. The full-suspension Diamondback Ranger 3.0 eMTB uses Shimano’s specific E8000 crank motor, and it's small size and fabulous colour handlebar display really are impressive. Top 500Wh battery and plus-size WTB Ranger tyres make for a fierce electric mountain bike. RRP £3,650 as of July 2017.

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Making premium handmade bicycles since 1952, Italian company Pinarello have revealed an electric bike or two are on the way. And it's an eMTB, based on the Shimano STEPS 8000 system. The Andromeda Hybrid 9.9 is full carbon, has a 500Wh battery, suspension fork, 29”PLUS, and is based on Pinarello's Dogma XM and XC mountain bikes. No price or release date has been announced as of yet, but with those details, we’d expect it to easily be north of £5k.

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11-speed, chain, clean, electric bike, maintenance, quick link, repair, Shimano -

Cycling Weekly have news that Shimano are now in the quick-link business. It's definitely good to be able to detach the chain with ease, whether for technical adjustments or simply cleaning the thing in some degreaser. The SM-CN900-11 looks very similar to quick-links by KMC and SRAM. Designed for use with 11-speed chains, Cycling Weekly have made this handy little video to make it ever so clear.

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