Shimano STePS E5000 torque vs. not...

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Shimano STePS E5000 torque vs. not...

Post by cgokey » May 08 2021 10:09pm

Anyone familiar with the Shimano STePS e5000 250W middrive motor? I'm looking at a bike with this motor and was wondering how well it performs on steep hills? I'm not looking for a motor with top speeds, focus is more on range, smooth shifting, at somewhat normal bike speeds with help on the hills.

https://www.shimano-steps.com/e-bikes/n ... king/e5000

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Re: Shimano STePS E5000

Post by john61ct » May 09 2021 4:52am

Haven't seen DIY builds for that, are frames readily available that fit?

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Re: Shimano STePS E5000

Post by cgokey » May 09 2021 9:38am

Well, was looking at this bike:
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mot ... esport.htm
E5000 claims 40nm of torque. The newer ones (E6100) claim 60nm of torque.

The bafang mid drive puts out 120nm torque,
https://www.electrifybike.com/store/p5/BBS02.html#/

So might be better of retrofitting a bike with one of these given the hills. The con with at least this bafang is it might not feel quite like a bike without the the torque sensor that the Shimano sports.

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