Break Free from Manual Shifting: Introducing SHIMANO’s Groundbreaking AUTO SHIFT System

Automated, customizable gear shifting revolution

Stepping into the world of cycling can be akin to embarking on a grand, exhilarating voyage. And like any exceptional journey, you want to make sure your vehicle of choice is reliable and prepared to take on any conditions you encounter. That's where SHIMANO's innovative AUTO SHIFT system comes into play, fine-tuned and primed for a whole spectrum of riding styles.

Imagine an electronic companion, reading the road ahead, the tilt of your bike, the spin of your pedals, and fine-tuning your gear shifts to make your ride as seamless as possible. AUTO SHIFT is that companion, providing an unbroken rhythm for both e-city cruising and e-trekking. It's like having an automated co-pilot, adjusting the tempo of your ride to match your chosen pace and intensity. It's about turning those uphill grinds and bothersome headwinds into manageable, enjoyable challenges, leaving you to simply revel in the ride.

The beauty of AUTO SHIFT is how it considers the toll of long descents and the challenge of restarting motion after coasting or coming to a complete stop. It shifts you into a lighter gear in these instances, ensuring a smooth and controlled resumption of your journey. It's technology that’s always thinking one step ahead, so you don't have to.

Now, let's talk about trail riding. In this rugged, adrenaline-fueled arena, maintaining your flow is paramount. AUTO SHIFT for e-MTB is your reliable partner, allowing you to maintain your rhythm whether you're climbing, descending, or just taking in the magnificence of nature. It's about letting you focus on the moment, the landscape, the sheer joy of the trail, rather than worrying about when to shift gears.

The secret behind the magic is a cluster of sensors constantly measuring your cadence, torque, and speed. They ensure you're always in the right gear, based on your speed, your app preferences, and your ride's unique conditions.

And if you ever feel the need to have some manual control, the system grants that too, giving you the freedom to override the automatic shifting. It's the perfect blend of automatic convenience and manual control.

All of these features can be managed through the user-friendly E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist App. You can switch on the AUTO SHIFT and customize the settings as per your convenience, transforming your bicycle into a more responsive, reliable ride.

So whether your steed is equipped with an 11-speed or 10-speed LINKGLIDE drivetrain, or a 12-speed HYPERGLIDE+ for the coasting enthusiasts, SHIMANO's AUTO SHIFT system is a worthy companion on your cycling adventures. As someone who’s explored the world, I can confidently say that the journey is just as important, if not more, than the destination. And with AUTO SHIFT, that journey promises to be unforgettable. Enjoy the ride.


  1. Effortless Gear Shifting: One of the most significant advantages of the AUTO SHIFT system is its ability to automate gear shifts. This means a smooth, consistent ride without needing to think about gear changes, especially beneficial for novices or those who simply want to focus on the journey.
  2. Personalized Riding Experience: With the use of the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist App, you can customize your gear shift settings to suit your riding style and preferences. This adds a personalized touch to your cycling experience.
  3. Supports Various Riding Styles: Whether it's for city commuting, trekking, or trail riding, the AUTO SHIFT system has been developed to adapt to various riding styles. This versatility makes it a valuable addition to any type of e-bike.
  4. Improved Comfort and Control: AUTO SHIFT provides enhanced comfort during long rides, particularly when ascending or descending hills. It ensures a steady cadence and smooth control, improving the overall quality of your ride.
  5. Compatible with Different Drivetrains: Whether your bike has an 11-speed or 10-speed LINKGLIDE drivetrain or a 12-speed HYPERGLIDE+, the AUTO SHIFT system is compatible, making it a versatile addition to your e-bike.


  1. Dependence on Electronics: As an electronic system, the AUTO SHIFT is reliant on battery power. In case of battery failure or issues with the electronics, manual gear shifting might be affected.
  2. Potential for Overcomplication: For some riders, especially those who prefer a traditional biking experience, the added electronic features may be viewed as unnecessary or even distracting.
  3. Compatibility Limitations: AUTO SHIFT is specifically designed for e-bikes equipped with Di2 shifting and certain drivetrains. Therefore, it may not be suitable for all types of bicycles.
  4. Cost: Advanced tech like the AUTO SHIFT system can add to the overall cost of the bicycle. While it provides added convenience, not all riders may find the additional expense justifiable.
  5. Learning Curve: Though the system is designed to be user-friendly, some riders may need time to get used to the automatic shifts and to understand how to use the E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist App effectively.
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