All it takes is a few simple clicks. However, it can be quite annoying trying to set the time on an eMTB with a Shimano STEPS E7000 or E8000 display if you don’t know how. Follow our guide to find out.

Setting the time on your Shimano eMTB – with our instructions, it won’t take more than a few seconds

Before we delve into the time setting on your eMTB, you’ve got to know which direction to turn the clock when going from daylight savings to standard time and vice versa. For that, we have a somewhat trite, but very simple mnemonic verse: in the spring you put your garden chairs on the porch at the front. In autumn you put them back in the shed.

Setting the time on a Shimano eMTB

Whether you’ve got a bike with a Shimano STEPS E7000 or E8000 motor, setting the time is the same for both. The easiest way is to connect the bike with Shimano’s E-TUBE-PROJECT app. Once you’re connected, the time automatically gets updated to the time displayed on your smartphone. If you don’t want to or can’t connect your smartphone, you can adjust the time with just a few pushes of a button. Here is our step-by-step guide:

To get to the settings menu, push and hold the select button on the display for about two seconds. Then you use the buttons on the left side of the handlebar with which you usually change the support level to scroll to “Clock”. Use the select button on the display to select “Clock” and adjust the time via the handlebar remote buttons. Hold down the select button on the display to save your settings – done!

Once you’ve turned on the bike, push and hold the small button on the display for about two seconds
This will get you to the settings menu
Using the arrow buttons on the handlebar remote you can now scroll to “Clock”
Select “Clock” with the button on the display…
…and adjust the time with the buttons on the remote
Hold down the select button on the display to save your settings – done!

For more information about the Shimano STEPS E7000 and E8000 motor check out our big eMTB motor group test or visit the official Shimano website.

Who turned the dials? In this case, it was our editor, Manne!

Getting your eMTB ready for winter

Now that you’ve adjusted the clock on your eMTB to standard time, we’ve got a few more tips on how to set your eMTB up for winter and keep you and your gear protected while having even more fun in the mud and snow.


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Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer

About the author

Christoph Bayer

When work doesn't feel like work, then you've probably done everything right. Luckily, that’s exactly what Christoph did. He loves biking and the tech talk surrounding it (to the detriment of his girlfriend Toni), photography and travelling the world. He has been with ENDURO almost from the start and as editor-in-chief, he's responsible for making ENDURO the most progressive and exciting magazine in the industry. Of course, he still writes a lot of content himself, reviews almost 100 bikes a year and rides his bike almost every day. The alpine trails around his hometown serve as the perfect testing grounds. He doesn't have a classic 9 to 5 routine – sometimes he's in the office, sometimes he'll take his laptop to sit in the garden and sometimes you'll even find him working remotely from his van parked at one the best riding spots in the world. For Christoph, work-life boundaries are fluid and he likes it that way.