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.
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!
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