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A2B Shima Electric Bike, Video, Pictures & Specs
Oct 11, 2013
This is part 1 of the fast (28 mph) A2B Shima electric bike review and it will give you an idea of what this e-bike is all about with a bunch of pictures and info on the specifications.
The Shima is a high speed pedelec (pedal assist) electric bike with a solid mix of high end components and unique features like a wireless electronic key! The Shima is priced at $3,799 USD at the time of this review.
Part 2 of the A2B Shima review will give you info on ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike.
Alright, let’s get into the details of the A2B Shima electric bike!
Checkout the Video & Pictures of the A2B Shima Electric Bike
The fast (28 mph) A2B Shima speed pedelec (pedal assist only)! This bike is all about getting you from point A to point B quickly!
The Shima comes in the following colors: Black, White, and Silver.
The A2B Shima has a rugged looking aluminum frame that uses rectangular/box style tubing and thick welds. The low step thru design makes getting on and off the bike easy.
Internal cable routing keeps the Shima looking clean.
The chainguard is attached directly to the bottom of the chainstay on the Shima frame. Nice and clean detail!
The Shima uses the TMM4 torque sensor that is integrated into the frame and senses how much power you are putting into the pedals. The bike will provide you with proportional assistance based on how hard you are pedaling and which level of assist you have selected (economy, standard, or high).
A 500 watt direct drive motor with 35 Nm of torque is speced on the Shima. This is a very quiet and smooth motor.
The Shimano XT rear derailleur is a high quality component that provides solid shifting through the 8 speeds available on the Shima.
The Shima comes equipped with a 36V 13.2ah lithium ion battery that attaches to the frame under the rear rack. There is an option to buy the Shima with a larger battery (36V 17ah) for more range. The upgrade will add $200 to the $3,799 base price.
This is a view of the lithium battery partially removed from the Shima frame. Simply detach the battery connector, unlock the battery with the included key and slide the battery off. The battery can be charged on or off the bike.
The battery connection chord is magnetized so connection is pretty easy. It is similar to what you would find on a Macbook computer.
Here is the magnetic battery connection chord on the A2B Shima.
The battery can be charged off of the bike. This is handy if you want to store and charge the battery in your house or work place.
The battery can also be charged on the bike.
This rear view mirror comes in handy when you are traveling at 28 mph!
On the right side of the handlebar you will find the Tektro Dorado rear hydraulic disc brake lever, lock on grip, Shimano Alivio 8-speed rear derailleur shifter, and bell.
This is the rear Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brake lever on the Shima.
The display/command center is mounted front and center on the A2B Shima stem. The aluminum encased display allows you to set the pedal assist levels (0 = none, 1 = Economy, 2 = Standard, 3 = High). The display also gives you info on the battery level, current speed, trip distance, and odometer. The display has a backlight feature for riding at night.
One of the unique features of the A2B Shima is that it has a wireless electronic key! Simply wave the E-Key in front of the display to turn the bike on or off. High tech!
The Shima comes equipped with a Suntour suspension fork with 2.5″ of travel to smooth out rough roads.
The front Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brake rotor and caliper helps to slow the Shima down.
The rear Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brake rotor and caliper at the 500 watt rear hub motor.
The tough looking rear fender on the Shima is where the rear taillight and reflector are attached. There is also a place to mount a license plate should your local government agency require that.
The fenders on the A2B Shima match the style of the bike well.
The stem angle and height are adjustable so that it can fit your riding preference.
The 24″ x 2.35″ wide Kenda Krusader tires have a smooth urban style tread. These high volume tires do provide a bit of cushion to smooth out the rougher roads.
The Shima comes with a medium sized saddle; not too narrow but not too wide.
The front and rear lights run off of the main e-bike battery and they do light up the night well. There is an on/off switch on the back side of the front light.
The details: the cables are housed in this cable mesh and that helps keep cable clutter to a minimum.
A2B Shima Electric Bike Specifications
Frame: 6061 Y- Hydroformed aluminum frame.
Fork: Suntour telescopic, 2.5 in travel.
Motor: 500 watt direct drive rear hub motor with 35 Nm of torque.
Battery: 36V 13.2 ah lithium ion battery with magnetic plug. Option to upgrade to 36V 17ah lithium ion battery.
Assist Options: TMM4 torque sensor pedal assist with 3 assist options (Economy, Standard, and High).
Drivetrain: 8 speed with Shimano XT rear derailleur and Shimano Alivio rapid fire shifter.
Brakeset: Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brakes with 160 mm diameter rotors.
Tires: Kenda Krusader 24″ x 2.35″
Accessories: Custom fenders (front and rear), LED lights (front and rear), mirror, chainguard, bell, kickstand.
Colors: Black, white, or silver.
Weight: 73 lbs.
Price: $3,799 USD at the time of this review. Add $200 for the larger 36V 17.5ah battery.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of the A2B Shima review with info on the ride characteristics, the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts!
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