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Haibike AllMtn 3 Hands-on Review (2022)

The Haibike AllMtn 3 is an amazing machine! It has the new Bosch gen4 Performance Line CX motor (85nm) and the Bosch 625wh in-tube battery. This drive system, combined with Haibike’s mullet set-up (27.5×2.8 rear tire, 29×2.5 front tire) makes for one monster mountain bike!

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The Haibike AllMtn 3 – At A Glance

Price – 5800 Weight – large, 57lbs Sizes – small, medium, large, extra large Class 1 mid-drive

Range Test

I weigh 220lbs and can get 30-60 miles on this ebike in real-world testing. Depending on which assist mode I’m in, how many hills there are, and how windy it is. Lighter riders will get more range.

Of course, the bike can be ridden if the battery runs out, just without any motor assistance.

Who’s it For?

This ebike is for anyone looking to fly up steep mountains and be able to fly right back down them with ease!

If you want an Emtb (electric mountain bike) that is german engineered and built to last, then this bike is for you.

Maybe you just want to have one of the most well-made ebikes around at a price that is very reasonable for what you are getting.

This ebike is a tank and will eat up whatever terrain you point it at, then be able to do it all again the next day!

A Brief Rundown of The Haibike AllMtn 3

Pros

  • Bosch motor system
  • 625wh battery
  • Mullet style wheel set-up
  • RockShox suspension
  • Shimano brakes

Cons

I have the 2019 Haibike AllMtn 6.0 with 9800 miles on it and out of all the bikes I’ve had over the decades, this one has by far been the best!

Haibike just makes a fantastic ebike and they have been making electric mountain bikes at the top of their game for years.

Now that their Emtb’s have the new Bosch motor and bigger battery I almost wanted to upgrade mine, but my ebike still works flawlessly, and I’ve made some custom additions that I love.

If you have the chance to test ride a Haibike then I highly recommend you do so, even if you are not ready to buy one yet!

Form Function

When you buy an electric bike or any bike for that matter, what you are really buying is the ride. You could have the prettiest bike in the world and unless it rides well, it’s just a piece of artwork.

This thing is one good-looking bike! The new Bosch 625wh battery is thinner and longer than the older 500wh one that I have and with this battery hidden in the downtube, it’s getting harder than ever to even tell that this is an ebike.

Another change I noticed is that the top tube has been thinned out a bit so that your knees are less likely to rub it while you are charging along.

The Bosch gen4 motors are slightly smaller and more powerful than the gen3’s are and weigh a little less too.

Another thing that is unique to Haibike is their “Modular Rail System”. This is a slim cutout on the top of the downtube that allows you to attach a lock, water bottle, storage compartment, or even a second 500wh battery! (for a total of 1125 watt-hours!)

Nuts Bolts

Here’s a breakdown of what comes stock on the bike –

The Motor, Battery, and Display

These are the parts you are really looking for when buying an electric bike.

The Haibike AllMtn 3 is a Bosch bike which is, in my opinion, the best there is!

Motor

Bosch Performance Line CX gen4, mid-drive, 250watt, 85nm max torque, up to 340% max assist

Battery

Bosch 625wh, in-tube, comes with the Bosch standard charger that will charge from 0 to 100% in about 5 hours.

Display

Bosch Purion (speed, trip, odometer, range, assist level, battery level)

The Drive Train

If you are looking for a pedal-assist mid-drive ebike then the drive train is very important. This is the gearing and shifting part of the bike. You will want lower gearing if you plan to ride up steep hills.

Shifter

Sram SX Eagle – 12 speed

Rear Derailleur

Sram SX Eagle – 12 speed

Cassette

11-50 tooth – 12 speed

Now the tooth count on the cassette is where you can tell how low the gearing is, the higher the tooth count on the biggest cog, the lower the gear is.

With an 11-50 tooth rear cassette and the Bosch Performance Line CX motor, there will be almost nothing you can’t climb with this bike.

While the gearing range is amazing, I’m not a huge fan of the Sram SX series drive train. This is the entry-level Sram Eagle 12 speed drive train and would have hoped for a bit better at this price. Oh well, you can always upgrade it later.

The Brakes

The brakes on an ebike can often get overlooked, but with the added weight of an ebike and the ability to cruise at speeds around 20mph, it is good to know you have brakes that stop you fast if necessary.

The Haibike AllMtn 3 comes with Shimano MT401 hydraulic brakes that have 4 piston calipers and 203mm rotors front and rear. (the Haibike website says it’s a 180mm rear but it is a 203mm rear)

These brakes are going to stop even the biggest riders on the steepest descents. No need to worry about stopping power!

The Fork

The Fork is the RockShox Yari, air spring, with 160mm of travel. On the fly compression adjust and adjustable rebound.

The Yari is a beast of a fork and will take years of abuse. Just get your yearly seals and fluid changes and you’ll be good to go.

Wheels

The Haibike AllMtn 3 has a unique wheel set up known as the “Mullet”, this is a 29” front wheel and 27.5” rear wheel.

This gives you better roll-over from the big 29er in the front and a wider, slightly smaller rear wheel for better traction and torque.

These wheels have 30mm tubeless-ready Alexrims, 32 spoke, eyeleted, laced to Shimano thru-axle hubs. 15×110 boost front and 12×148 boost rear.

Tires

The front tire is the Maxxis Minion DHF (downhill front) 29×2.5” tubeless-ready tire.

The rear tire is the Maxxis Minion DHR II (downhill rear) 27.5×2.8” tubeless-ready tire.

These tires are a very aggressive tread meant for chewing up muddy terrain and griping onto just about anything.

If you won’t be riding in really muddy conditions you may want to trim these down to Maxxis Rekons or Ardents to save some rotational weight and decrease your rolling resistance. I leave the choice up to you.

Before you buy –

This ebike can take a rear rack if choose the right one! If you are interested, check out this article – “Can You Put A Rear Rack on a Full-Suspension Mountain Bike?”

At the End of the Day

I love my Haibike AllMtn ebike! If you are looking for one of the best electric mountain bikes around then don’t miss this one.

Haibike will also soon be releasing the AllMtn 5 in the US and I will do a review of that one as soon as we get it.

I have installed full fenders and a rear rack on mine to make it the ultimate on and off-road commuter, mountain biking machine.

If you have a local Haibike dealer and you’re interested in this bike, don’t wait. As with all ebike this year, supply will be very limited, but these are hitting store right now in March!

Keep on riding and exploring the world!

Haibike

We are Eperformance is the motto under which HaiBike creates its electric models. With the introduction of the Haibike XDURO FS in 2010 they opened the door to a new sports bike concept called Eperformance. This was the beginning of the brilliant history of haibike and the starting signal for electric mountain bikes.

FullSeven 4

AllTrail 5. 29

Trekking 5

Haibike Electric Bikes

German Design and Engineering

Haibike has been developing bicycles in Germany since 1995, increasing the enthusiasm with which they evolve their models’ year after year and they already have more than 100 years of experience through their parent company of the Winora Group. It is not easy to combine a company as important in the manufacture and innovation of bicycles as WinoraGroup and the courage to launch such an ambitious project.

Haibike We are ePerformance

They were the first and for a long time the only ones to bet firmly on the potential of electric sports bikes and they continue to produce futuristic prototypes today more than ever.

The Haibike Eperformance range combines physical performance with the support of the electric system. A simple ride on an ePerformance bike is enough to feel the strength, balance, freedom and power provided by the electric motors at the heart of the range of electric bicycles that haiBike makes available to us. Man, and machine form a natural and healthy balance.

Between a motorbike and a bicycle, the HAIBIKE Eperformance bikes are neither electrically assisted bikes nor pedal bikes, they are in a completely new class, with their own particularities, their own design and their own philosophy.

If you come from off-road bikes you will find your high performance electric bike, with a lot of power and a lot of torque, ready to replace and improve the sensations you felt doing motocross, you will feel a great delivery of power at the same time that we get in great shape.

If instead your passion has always been the conventional mountain bike, in a HaiBiKe ePerformance you will discover a new pleasure of riding a bike climbing where before we only considered and discovering endless routes that before we only dreamed of, we just have to choose the appropriate tool; From Downhill models with 200mm suspensions, through Enduro with 180mm travel, the classic All mountain with 150mm and the recurrent rigid or double suspension quieter and with 120mm travel. In the haibike catalogue for 2017 you will find the machine you are looking for.

Haiebike Love Bicycles

The renowned German brand is passionate about bicycles and one of the leaders in the development of mechanical sports bike engineering. The Eperformance range they created themselves is not intended to replace conventional cycling, but rather to improve it.

They believe that an electric bike should not hide its main features, it should have a Visible integration as they are the features that characterize them, for example, the motor, it should be properly integrated, but never hidden. Their aim is to design compact electric bikes that meet the particular needs of each customer.

Hai-bike the opportunity for electric bicycles

The world needs more and more people cycling, and bikes can easily keep us healthy on a daily basis, both physically and mentally. For many of us, electric-assisted bicycles provide an opportunity to remove many of the barriers to entry associated with traditional cycling, such as poor fitness, age, common injuries (back, knee, etc.) or the fear of not being able to make the full journey if it is longer than usual. By removing these barriers, we invite more people to enter the wonderful world of cycling where you enter, but never leave.

When riding an electrically assisted bike, they have much more power than a traditional bike and therefore require more responsibility, we must be courteous and respectful when meeting other road users, whether on a cycle path or a narrow trail in the middle of a route.

Evolution of Haibike electric models

In 1995, Susanne and Felix founded the trade name Haibike. In the beginning the sports bikes were marketed under the name of the Winora group, but it didn’t take long before the name HaiBike as they are known today was adopted. In the following 20 years the brand has developed new and advanced models both visually and technically.

In 2010 the ancestor of all eMTBs is presented: The Haibike eQ XDURO presented at the Eurobike. The response was fantastic from the start, never before had a bike manufacturer created an electric mountain bike with so much character and innovation combined. The motor placement concept and initial design has been copied multiple times in the future. The initial range consisted of four models (Fully, Hardtail, Cross and Trekking) and demand far outstripped supply and all XDURO models were quickly sold out, this was the turning point in the history of HaiBike.

In the same year Haibike is the first to apply Gravity Casting technology, using a special production process to manufacture the first Xduro: Gravity Casting. This process originated in the motorbike manufacturing industry and makes it possible to produce complex components that are extremely stable and precise as well as very light. This technology is mainly used for the interface. This is the heart of the frame where the technical functions work together. Technology that is being used by more and more manufacturers every year.

In 2011, they received the award for best design for the XDURO RX from IF, an award with an international reputation recognized as a sign of excellence since its foundation in 1953, for a designer winning this award means taking their career to the next level, for an established company like Haibike it means unlocking the keys to the market. than 60 renowned experts in design, industry and architecture choose the best design, the IF design award has become an annual event not to be missed.

The range grows with eleven models, including 29 wheels and at Eurobike 2011 they present the first road bike model, the eRunner which reaches 45km/h and thanks to the positive response from the professional circles and the tests carried out lead the German brand to include the eRunner model in development for the next season.

In 2012 the Haibike ProTeam with Sabine Spitz at the helm became one of the Top Three UCI teams.

In her first year with the Haibike ProTeam Sabine Spitz won the Olympic silver medal in London despite a crash, quite a feat.

At almost the same time Maximilian Semsch did the Around OZ, covering 10,000 miles (16,100 kilometers) across Australia on a standard XDURO trekking bike, writing the history of the modern electric bike. The bike was surprisingly in perfect condition and only two spokes had to be replaced, even under the extreme conditions in which the rider and luggage were transported.

The range continues to grow to 17 models, including the first AllMountain e-bike, which will set the future path for bikes with 150mm suspension. Another novelty is the first XDURO Trekking S Pedelec which reaches 45km/h.

2013 arrives and Haibike appears on the market with 37 models, the message is clear, Haibike is committed to the electric range, many technical changes, new drive unit and a completely refurbished aluminum frame take the electric XDURO series to another level. They introduce the Skid plate component, made of impact-resistant plastic that protects the motor from damage and wear, the first brand in the world to use it.

The XDURO NDURO with 180mm travel suspension opens up a whole new world of terrain and trails to open up and riders to enjoy.

For the first time, fast and pure racing bikes are presented, inheriting everything learned from the XDURO off-road model, resulting in the XDURO Race road range.

A new sport needs a new name and Haibike introduces for the first time the concept of ePerformance, short for electric and performance: the combination of the physicality of the rider and the electric support.

Haibike makes its mark among the big companies and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the company.

Year 2014 is the debut date for the SDURO range based on a new line of Yamaha engines, introduced exclusively by Haibike. SDURO was an instant success thanks to its components and price. SDURO HardNine SL is voted the most popular electric bike in Germany and the Yamaha motor as the second most relevant motor on the market.

HaiBike is the first manufacturer to use electronic control for suspension.

Max Brandle wins the German championship with a one minute lead in a SDURO.

At Eurobike 2014 haibike introduces new improvements, the first carbon full-suspension bike with a mid-engine. Three models mark the beginning of the carbon era in ebikes. They also present the eFatbike FatSix.

Haibike receives five awards for best IF design. For the first time in history a company is awarded five prizes, three for ePerformance bikes and two for Performance bikes.

In 2014 the XDURO FS is voted bike of the year in the USA, HaiBike makes history in the land of mountain bikes.

At the same time at MountainBike magazine’s annual event, Haibike XDURO NDURO PRO was voted second by readers as bike of the year, being the only electric MTB on the list, readers showed their interest in electric mountain bikes, surprising the entire cycling industry.

Year 2015, the famous rider Guido Tschugg changes brand to Haibike and chooses an electric bike to compete, Guido is one of the most famous German riders. He has been 4 times German Champion, six times German 4Cross Champion, World Championship bronze medalist and the only German to participate twice in the legendary RedBull Rampage. Guido Tschugg is the first active professional to switch to an electric MTB.

Once again Haibike raises the bar and expands its line of rugged mountain ebikes with the new XDURO Downhill PRO, assembled with a powerful high-performance motor that makes the impossible possible, a genuine downhill bike that will take us to any summit, breaking the limits and creating an unknown use. The Downhill models have been a hit from the start, based on the mechanical downhill bike series and introducing the limited-edition Guido Tschugg.

Fast forward to 2016, Gary and Rachel Crobett set a new long-distance record. An Australian couple who quit their jobs, sold their house and went to Europe to set a new world record for long distance electric bike riding. Haibike guided them all the way on their journey and declared them Haibike heroes because they truly deserve it.

Another pro from the world of cycling, Andi Wittman, chooses Haibike as a brand sponsor, he is considered one of the best dirt bike riders, combining stunts on a circuit with jumps and sometimes freestyle. Andi Wittman holds the world record in high jumping, organizes events and wants to enter the Enduro scene with an Ebike.

In the same year, Haibike introduces the Econnect concept on its 8.0 models and enters the digital age. eConnect is a small device integrated into the electric bike that constantly sends and receives data. It integrates functions such as GPS with the ability to locate the bike in real time, an advantage in the event of theft. All the information it records can then be analyzed on a smartphone app. Haibike opens the door to Smart electric bikes.

Also for this year, the displays are integrated into the handlebar stems, they fit perfectly and are protected from external damage, another step towards integration.

At the Eurobike 2016 trade fair Haibike was named by the readers of the famous EMTB magazine and in parallel by the E-Mountaibike magazine as best brand, an award that certifies Haibike as the world’s best e-bike brand in duplicate.

Haibike NDURO 6 review

Haibike was one of the first bike manufacturers to bring a ‘proper’ electric mountain bike to market, way back in 2010, and one of the key brands behind the e-MTB boom.

The brand designs and engineers a huge range of electric bikes in Germany, including the NDURO, aimed at hard-hitting enduro and all-mountain (in both directions) riding. This latest model shows how far electric mountain bikes have come in the past decade.

Haibike NDURO 6 frame and motor

Yamaha’s latest motor is more powerful but still not a match for Bosch and Specialized’s drive units. Mick Kirkman / Our Media

In place of the Bosch or Shimano electric bike motors found on most e-MTBs, the NDURO 6 uses Yamaha’s latest drive unit, the 2023 PW-X3. With four assistance modes and 85Nm of torque, this has a claimed peak power output of more than 500W, so can deliver up to 360 per cent assistance. Not only is it more potent than the previous-generation Yamaha motor, but it’s 20 per cent smaller and 10 per cent lighter. It’s controlled via Yamaha’s Side Switch remote, which has a big 1.7in display, but is nicely low-profile, easy to read and sits close to the bar. The motor is accommodated tidily underneath a long, fully integrated down-tube battery, which is removable via a key/lock system for off-the-bike charging. This is the Japanese corporation’s largest ebike power supply yet, with a 720Wh capacity. Haibike has had to make the aluminium frame seriously fat to fit everything inside. While it still sports the brand’s signature angular lines, the top tube hump and frame kinks have been toned down a little compared to older models. Updates for 2023 include modern longer/slacker geometry, with a 63.5-degree head angle, 480mm reach (large) and lengthy wheelbase. Combined with 180mm of four-bar linkage rear travel and a matching fork, this should keep the rider feeling assured while dealing with the serious impacts associated with riding a beefy ebike downhill fast.

Haibike NDURO 6 spec details

The NDURO 6’s relatively affordable (for an ebike) price isn’t reflected only in the motor, but also the parts spec. Up-front is a burly RockShox Domain R, not the brand’s top-end ZEB fork, and the shock is their most basic Deluxe Select model. TRP’s Slate four-piston brakes aren’t quite as powerful as the Shimano or SRAM equivalent, even when combined with the superb bite of the Schwalbe Big Betty rear tyre. Both tyres have the ‘in-between’ Super Trail casing, rather than a thicker/tougher carcass more suitable for a long-travel ebike. The mostly SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain loses a little gearing range at both ends and feels a little sloppier compared to the brand’s higher-end kit. Urgency is further reduced by the fat, heavy, double-wall WTB rims on own-brand hubs, although the wheels at least proved hard to dent or damage.

Haibike NDURO 6 geometry

Seat angle (degrees) 77 77 77 76.9
Head angle (degrees) 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.5
Chainstay (mm) 460 460 460 460
Top tube (mm) 574 604 631 663
Head tube (mm) 120 120 130 140
Bottom bracket drop (mm) 5 5 5 5
Wheelbase (mm) 1,245 1,257 1,305 1,339
Stack (mm) 644 644 653 662
Reach (mm) 425 455 480 510

Haibike NDURO 6 ride impressions

Due to the 27.5kg weight, it’s practically impossible to get the wheels off the ground without the aid of a lip or feature to launch off. Mick Kirkman / Our Media

Haibike has nailed the NDURO’s sizing, seated climbing position and geometry, and the alloy chassis is super-stiff. The bottom bracket is a tad higher than on most rivals, which gives good ground clearance when smashing down rough, straight-line bridleways and high-speed, wide-open descents, especially with the NDURO’s deep suspension egging you on, by making you feel safe and planted.

Unfortunately, if you’re more interested in flowing down singletrack, linking turns, playing about on off-piste tracks or trying to solve the most fun and technical climbing puzzles, the massive weight of the bike – over 27.5kg – detracts from the riding experience. Mixed wheel-size rigs get touted as nimbler and more manoeuvrable, but the NDURO is one of the hardest bikes I’ve ever ridden to change direction on quickly. It’s so stable at speed and glued to the ground that it’s hard to do anything but arc smoothly through turns, and also practically impossible to manual or get the wheels off the ground without the aid of a lip or feature to launch off. This isn’t a machine that encourages messing about.

With its long 460mm chainstays and pokey motor, you might expect the NDURO to be a beast up the climbs, but, again, its weight comes into play. While it’s got some juice to it, the Yamaha drive unit has its work cut out and feels as though it has less sheer grunt on peak-power uphill efforts than Bosch and Specialized’s motors, which give smoother, less cadence-sensitive assistance. I had intermittent issues with the buttons freezing, too, which meant having to turn the bike off and back on to change modes. The latest motor also shares its predecessor’s annoying habit of ‘revving’ and trembling forwards under power when you’re sat chatting to mates and resting on the leading pedal – something other brand’s drive units don’t do. One bonus of the super-solid chassis is zero flex or deflection from your line, even when chucking it down proper DH tracks or rocky descents. This gives an overall riding sensation more like a motorbike without an engine, which some folk may like. I prefer more reactive handling, though.

Haibike NDURO 6 bottom line

This is the first bike I’ve tested where you have to remove the front wheel to weigh it on (25kg max) workshop scales, but it’s unclear why it’s quite so heavy.

Yes, it has a big battery and the fat-legged Domain fork clocks in at over 2.5kg, but many of the other parts are ebike-typical and the Super Trail tyres are lighter than most. For comparison, the cheapest Vitus E-Sommet has only 10mm less travel and is a massive 3kg lighter.

The huge weight brings with it massive solidity, but the NDURO rides like a bit of a streamroller and lacks agility.

Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 2019

Haibike is an eMTB specific brand founded in Germany, which has been banging the eBike drum since 1995, long before some modern bike brands even had their first ‘traditional’ bikes out the front door.

The XDURO AllMtn 3.0 fills the slot between Trail and Enduro bike in the rich and varied menu of Haibike’s offering. Packing 150mm of rear travel, a 160mm Rockshox Yari fork, and rolling on 27.5” wheels the XDURO AllMtn 3.0 cuts an interesting silhouette, which may not be to everyone’s taste.

The geometry certainly leans towards this being a trail bike over and above the suggestions from the fairly hefty travel numbers and the AllMtn tag. A 66-degree head angle is firmly in modern trail bike territory while the seat angle sits at a fraction over 75 degrees to aid pedalling efficiency on the climbs.

The Haibike Xduro 3.0

465mm chainstays put the rear wheel far back enough that climbing and straight-line performance should both be very good, but a short reach. at 481mm on an XL frame. makes for a cramped looking cockpit.

The pedal-assist motor is supplied by Bosch, backed up by a meaty 500 Wh battery nestled in the downtube below a lockable, easily removable access cover. A dirt-sealed charging port at the top of the downtube allows for hassle-free docking with a power outlet.

Up front on the bars, the XDURO AllMtn 3.0 runs a pair of 4-pot TRP G-Spec Trail S brakes and a SRAM NX 11-speed shifter allied to a matching derailleur. Also on the bars, you’ll find a Bosch Purion display for keeping tabs on the pedal assist motor, plus a lever for the XLC AllMtn dropper post. It’s certainly a busy place to be.

Bosch equiped high pivot rear end

On The Trail

Visually the Haibike has a love or hate ‘Marmite’ character and it’s interesting to see the different ways that manufacturers are taking on the challenges of eMTB design. Cable routing is an interesting mix of internal and external, a combination which doesn’t appear to serve a purpose other than to tick a feature box. In reality, most cables can be found attached to the top of the seatstays, the rear derailleur cable cutting a particularly messy line, while the dropper post also gets external routing.

Charging the Haibike via the sealed port was as simple and clean as it could ever be but removal and reinsertion of the battery was a fiddle unless the bike was inverted. Bosch’s Purion display is simple enough to use and gives a very clear readout, although the walk mode wasn’t as intuitive as others to use. The other control elements were reliable without ever being plush. TRP’s Gwin spec brakes were reliable and the shifting was crisp and precise for the duration of the many test rides we did. The remote lever for the XLC AllMtn dropper post felt somewhat cheap and clunky in comparison to the rest of the bike’s build quality, however.

The Rodi Tryp 35mm rims offer good stiffness and were never an issue, and the Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR tyres were as dependable as ever, if not very spritely! However, not having the wheels set up tubeless out of the box, or even taped is a shame.

The high pivot idler worked a treat for pedalling over obstacles on the trail

At 25.4kg this is not a light machine, even for an eMTB, so it’s just as well that the Bosch motor is able to keep things moving. There’s plenty of power on tap and it’s direct if not a little binary. At times, on technical sections, it felt difficult to regulate through the pedals, as though there was either no drive or too much, leading to a jerky riding style that took a few rides to master.

Once up to speed with which of the four modes – Eco, Tour, eMTB/Sport, and the savage Turbo – was best to use in which situation piloting the Haibike became good fun, especially over moderate terrain and, of course, when quickly munching through climbs. Point the Haibike downhill and it quickly becomes apparent that this bike would be best enjoyed by riders with some experience, as a lot of your weight is perched out front.

In fact, the riding position is the biggest area of concern for the XDURO AllMtn 3.0. The short reach really hampers confidence on steep descents, where the otherwise good length of the bike feels wasted out back. Pushing the bike into testing terrain yielded a few hairy moments where another few centimetres of reach would have settled things down, though the weight of the bike kept things planted if a little numb.

The Bosch ebike display, it’s not subtle.

Moving the seat forward gave a better feeling of balance and improved the power output on really steep climbs (where eBikes really earn their crust) though only when a high cadence was sustained, such is the character of the Bosch motor.

The frame, although not necessarily pretty, is a manufacturing curiosity. By using advanced casting techniques Haibike has achieved an impressive modular system that allows quick and easy swapping of major components, making for a strong and relatively cheap bike.

And it’s on the frame where the XDURO AllMtn 3.0 holds its trump card. The high pivot rear suspension set up not only allows for the motor to be kept high and out of harm’s way but offers the additional benefit of removing pedalling influence from the rear suspension by bypassing the pivot point. The result is a buttery smooth pedalling experience over all but the roughest terrain and squarest of hits, even while seated, and it goes some way to make up for the short front end.

Messy cockpit lever set up

Overall

The XDURO AllMtn 3.0 just sneaks through to the All-Mountain category by virtue of its impressive high pivot rear suspension platform, which on an eBike, where you’re going to be pedalling up and over everything, makes a huge amount of sense.

Extending the reach on this bike would go a long way to improving stability, rider confidence, and ultimately enjoyment on steeper trails but there’s no doubting it’s a lot of fun as a jack of all trades mile muncher.

Battery charge point for ease of refueling

Proper tyres certainly helped, shame the rims weren’t ready to go tubeless

The brakes lacked a bit of bite for a big bike like this

Hard to complain about a Yari, stiff and composed throughout.

This review was in Issue 58 of IMB.

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