Shimano steps e8000

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borisface
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Shimano steps e8000

Postby borisface » 22 Nov 2020, 9:27pm

A very quick question. Does the Shimano steps e8000 system have any resistance (other than weight) when pedalling at over 25km/h? I've done a bit of research and have found contradictory answers.

Phil Fouracre
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Re: Shimano steps e8000

Postby Phil Fouracre » 26 Nov 2020, 5:38pm

We’ve got two, on Scott Axis erides - lovely set up, and no resistance when you go over the assisted speed. I think people who say there is resistance are simply noticing the lack of assistance! :-)
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Lodge
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Re: Shimano steps e8000

Postby Lodge » 26 Nov 2020, 6:14pm

+1

We have one on our Hase Pino tandem and I've one on my ICE Sprint trike. No resistance from the motor over the cut-off speed (15.5 mph or thereabouts i.e. 25 kph). Plenty of resistance from the wind though.

borisface
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Re: Shimano steps e8000

Postby borisface » 27 Nov 2020, 10:18am

Thanks for your positive experiences. Sounds good.