Shimano STEPS E7000 ebike drive system

ruthabagah

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Any new product from a reputable brand like shimano is a move in the right direction. But, yeah, battery cost remain high.
 

honkinunit

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I believe the current Shimano battery retails for $700, so yes, that is still a sticking point. Maybe they will come out with a "half-sized" battery for $350, that would be plenty for many people.

Better than Bosch though. Their battery is $900! The charger is another $125.
 

Zinfan

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Focus (Shimano E8000 motor) has a battery for their bikes that comes in at $499 but it won't work with other E8000 setups I don't think. It is also 378wh compared to most 500wh batteries but you can combine it with the internal battery so you end up with 756wh total capacity.

I looked a bit deeper at the new E7000 group and I like the left shifter setup much better than the E8000 one for mode selection. One thing I think Shimano needs to do is offer even shorter crank arms for the ebikes, if I read the specs correctly the new group will offer 165mm cranks in addition to the current 170 and 175mm ones but I want even shorter ones myself and am looking at the Miranda brand from Europe.
 
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