The new Shimano DEORE XT Di2 RD-M8150-11 drivetrain with LINKGLIDE technology simplifies and automates gear shifting, bringing along huge advantages on the trail – and not just for ebike newbies. In other words, the new drivetrain exploits the potential of the new EP8 (EP801) and EP6 e-bike motor systems to enable entirely new shifting habits. Since the drivetrain is seamlessly integrated into the motor system, it can access the ebike’s sensors to recognize the riding conditions. Moreover, the customisable AUTO SHIFT function, which was designed with trekking and city bikers in mind, selects the right gear according to the speed, cadence and torque, ensuring an even more relaxed riding experience. In more demanding scenarios, the FREE SHIFT function lets you shift gears without having to pedal, allowing you to maintain your standing position and focus on the trail ahead. Whether you’re ploughing through nasty rock gardens or leaning into a berm, all you have to do is push a button and the drivetrain will do the shifting – because that’s what it was designed to do!