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The pioneering German eBike brand Haibike has just announced its range for 2018. Perhaps the most obvious change is that the external, downtube mounted battery is no longer present on many of the bikes. Instead, there is now space for the new MultiRail System which accepts a reserve battery as well as other accessories. We were at the Haibike Dealer Days in Schweinfurt – below are the highlights of our visit.
The Winora Group used its Dealer Day event to present the 2018 ranges from its brands including Haibike, Sinus and Winora, along with a number of other suppliers. More than 200 bikes were being presented – scroll through for the highlights below!
Technological Advances for 2018
It’s immediately obvious that much of the Haibike range is now using the integrated PowerTube Batteries for its Bosch motor based bikes. However various other changes have also been made. For prospective buyers it is important to note that model naming conventions have changed for this year. Instead of identifying bikes by the motor system, Haibike are now naming their models based on intended use. SDURO models will be lighter-duty, touring focussed, whilst XDURO models will be more gravity and race focussed – the motor no longer determines which category the bike falls under.
- Integrated PowerTube battery fitted on nearly all Bosch bikes
- Updated naming convention
- SDURO – comfortable, sporty
- XDURO – Xtreme, aggressive, gravity
MultiRail System for mounting accessories quickly and easily
The new MultiRail System (MRS) will feature on all bikes using an integrated Bosch battery. A rail on the downtube allows various parts and accessories to be changed quickly and easily. The magnetic attachment system from FidLock can mount items such as bottles, locks or bags at a position of your choosing on the rail. The low profile mount means this is compatible with smaller sized frames too. For hardtails it will be possible to mount an additional Bosch Battery – called the RangeExtender – which increases capacity to 1kWh. Unfortunately, the full-suspension models won’t have enough clearance to fit this. Prices for the RangeExtender are yet to be announced.
Haibike SDURO HardNine 7.0 – with RangeExtender
The Haibike SDURO HardNine 7.0 is an eHardtail with a Bosch Motor and Powertube battery. 100 mm SR Suntour Raidon 34 forks take over suspension duties whilst high volume 29×2.6 Schwalbe tyres provide grip and traction on varying terrain. The picture below shows the RangeExtender mounted on the downtube.
Price: 3.399 € (without RangeExtender)
Haibike SDURO FullSeven LT 6.0
The Haibike SDURO FullSeven LT 6.0 uses the new Yamaha PW-SE Motor. The control software will now give assistance up to relatively high cadences of 110 rpm, as well as producing a higher torque of 70 Nm. This model is intended to close the gap between the regular Yamaha Motor and the PWX Motor, complementing the intended purpose of the SDURO range.
Price: 3.799 €
Haibike XDURO AllMtn 7.0
150 mm travel along with the minimal Bosch Purion display and more aggressive geometry are promising for fun and playful riding on the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 7.0.
Price: 4.799 €
Haibike SDURO FullSeven LT 7.0
The SDURO FullSeven LT 7.0 trailbike now uses a Yamaha motor instead of the Bosch Performance CX drivetrain. However it’s still fitted with a non-metric RockShox Monarch shock.
Price: 4.299 € (UVP)
Haibike XDURO NDURO 10.0
The Haibike XDURO NDURO 10.0 could be well suited to both occasional bike park visits as well as shredding your local trails. 180 mm of travel front and rear along with the torquey Bosch Performance CX Motor should get you pretty much anywhere. The front triangle has been completely redesigned to fit the PowerTube integrated batteries, whilst the rear triangle is based on the current model.
Price: 6.499 €
Haibike XDURO DwnHll 10.0
The plush, 200 mm travel eDownhillbike XDURO DwnHll 10.0 is the flagship model for Haibike and could make uplifts a thing of the past. It still uses a Bosch Performance CX Motor, but now incorporates the new Bosch PowerTube integrated battery.
Preis: 7.999 €
For more information go to www.haibike.com
What do you think of the new Haibike range? Do you like the look of the new integrated batteries? Tell us in the comments below.
Text & Edit: Gregor Sinn, Benedict Pfender | eMTB-News.de
Photos: Rico Haase
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