Shimano e-Bike STEPS system evolved from a long line of Shimano cycling innovations dating back to 1921 with the introduction of its proprietary freewheel technology. Today, its e-bike system’s technological advancements also incorporate Shimano’s freewheel technology. The STEPS system is designed around three types of motors – City, Mountain and Trekking – and can be found on more than 15 e-bike brands. With the City series, designed specifically for city riding, owners will be inspired to ride day after day. It features Start Mode, which automatically shifts to a lower gear for an easy start from the beginning. It also has Walk Assist, making it easy to push and manoeuvre when off the bike – push a button and the bike slowly moves forward. The all-new STEPS MTB series is designed for hardcore adventurers wanting bigger challenges, and delivers maximum enjoyment at all effort levels. The drive unit accommodates frames with shorter chainstays, giving STEPS-MTB-equipped bikes natural mountain-bike handling, just like a traditional MTB bike. The lightweight drive unit is controlled by a lefthand power-mode switch with three settings (Eco, Trail and Boost) for different trail conditions. The STEPS Trekking series is designed for premium adventure with intelligent power management that results in being able to discover farther horizons. Like the City series, it also features Walk Assist and Start Mode.