Preview: 2017 Haibike xDuro, E-Bike Australia range

March 30, 2017

2017 Haibike xDuro e-bike Australia range @ Electric Bikes Brisbane Milton

Haibike was voted best electric mountain bike brand last year so we have been eagerly waiting to see what their 2017 electric bike Australia range brings. Here it is - a sneak peak at the new 2017 Haibike xDuro e-bike models coming soon to Australia.

What’s in a name (or number)

This year Haibike have restructured the naming convention of their electric bicycle range. They carry an enormous range of e-bikes and it is fair to say that it has gotten confusing which one is what so this year Haibike introduce their rating system. The Haibike rating system rates their electric mountain bike models 3.0 – 10.0 to make it easier to see where the model sits in terms of quality of specification.  For example the Habike xDuro FullSeven is available in 6 variants, starting with the base model Haibike xDuro FullSeven 5.0 to the top of the range Haibike FullSeven Carbon 10.0.

TIP: For those new to the Haibike electric bicycle range, the Haibike “xDuro” is the range with Bosch mid-drive motors, and the Haibike “sDuro” range carries the Yamaha mid-drive system. In Australia the range centres around "xDuro".

The Haibike electric bike range available in Australia is a careful selection of the xDuro ebikes with the Bosch mid-drive systems. So while the naming convention is not quite as important here we know how much you love to google :)  and this will help you to understand what you are looking at when you do your electric bike research.

What’s New in 2017 - A snapshot

2017 Haibike xDuro electric bicycle range @ Electric Bikes brisbane Milton

There are some truly awesome electric mountain bikes coming this year. We are big fans of the 2016 Haibike electric mountain bikes for their durability, stability and their phenomenal handling. They are pure fun on trail, up and down, and the 2017 ebikes are even better.

Improved geometry 

One concern from prior years’ has been that they are a bit short in top tube length. Well, this year Habike have taken that feedback on board and the geometry has had a mini-makeover. E-mountain bikes in particular now have a slightly longer top tube and slightly slacker geometry. The Haibike xDuro models also come rated to a 120kg carry capacity, which is good news for bigger riders. We have a number of tall, strapping lads who are pushing this weight limit on 2016 models and the ebikes are performing beautifully.

Bosch Performance CX motors, 500Wh batteries and Bosch Purion displays

All full suspension electric mountain bikes coming into Australia will feature the Bosch Performance CX mid-drive system and will have the larger 500Wh battery. What’s more, all the e-bikes will come with the Bosch quick charger (the 4A version) for faster charging. This means you can ride all morning, top up your battery over lunch and get back out on trail for an afternoon session!

Bosch Purion display on Haibike xDuro full suspension eMTB

The two top of the range models (NDuro and AllMtn) also come with the new Bosch Purion displays (vs the Intuvia display on the 2016 models). This is a smaller, simpler all-in-one display and remote control that sits at the end of your handlebars vs in the middle. For you strava junkies, this means there is plenty of room to mount your Garmins or phones, and there is also plenty of room for lighting systems for night riders.

Boost wheels, baby

If you like your tech then you will no doubt have heard about the latest thing in wheels in mountain biking: “boost wheels”. Boost wheels are actually named so because of their hubs, which are thru axle with a wider axle. They provide a massive upgrade to your bike handling due to a stronger spoke-bracing angle, which improves stiffness and stability of the wheel and therefore handling.

Haibike xDuro electric bike Australia models @ Electric Bikes brisbane

The good news? The Haibike xDuro FullSeven and the Haibike xDuro AllMtn come equipped boost wheels this year. The Haibike xDuro HardSeven does as well, which takes the handling of these eMTB’s up yet another notch.

Better brakes, more gears and a dropper seatpost for the Haibike AllMtn

This year Haibike have moved to using the German-made Magura braking system and this features on the entire electric bicycle Australia range. Another nice upgrade is the move to providing 11-speed gearing systems (vs 10 as in last year’s) across all the e-mountain bikes, using either SRAM or Shimano.

And this year the Haibike AllMtn will come with a dropper post as well – yay! – a welcome addition for those who plan on using it on seriously hilly trails.

No changes to the award-winning Haibke performance platform

The changes mentioned above take the e-mountain bikes up a notch again but Haibike are not messing with their award-winning performance formula. The foundation of their performance electric mountain bikes is the highly awarded integrated motor concept, which includes the gravity casting interface, the Haibike skidplate, their bespoke sprocket equalising system (SES), and the Haibike step-in battery concept. It is this foundation combined with their well-designed geometry that makes them the best performing e-mountain bike on the trail and one of the reasons Haibike was voted best electric mountain bike brand.

2017 Haibike xDuro electric bike Australia models - coming soon

27.5” full suspension e-MTBs – for mountain bike enthusiasts and comfort junkies

Haibike xDuro NDURO 8.0

Haibike xduro NDURO best full suspension electric bicycle Australia

The Enduro model with 180mm front suspension is built for rough all mountain / bike park use. In short, you can use this ebike for pretty much any sort of riding you want to do, including Downhill.

Spec summary:
Motor: Bosch Performance CX 250W
Display: Bosch Purion
Battery: Bosch PowerPack 500Wh
Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance 180mm
Rear shock: Fox Float X2 Performance
Brakes: Magura MT5
Drivetrain: SRAM NX
Seatpost: XLC AllMtn Remote (dropper)
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary Super Gravity VertStar / Hans Dampf Super Gravity TrailStar 27,5″ x 2,35
Price: $9,999

To order or find more information click
 here.

Haibike xDuro AllMtn 7.0

Haibike xDuro AllMtn 2017 e-bike Australia @ Electric Bikes Brisbane Milton

The AllMtn is one of the most popular styles. It is hugely versatile. It's 150mm travel makes it perfect as a gravity / all mountain e-bike but it is a fantastic all-rounder - rough XC, every day trail riding, an extremely comfortable commuter during the week. You can use this ebike for pretty much anything.

Spec summary:
Motor: Bosch Performance CX 250W
Display: Bosch Purion
Battery: Bosch PowerPack 500Wh
Fork: RockShox Yari RC 150mm
Rear shock: RockShox Monarch RT3
Brakes: Magura MT5 / MT4
Drivetrain: Shimano Deore XT / SLX 1×11
Seatpost: XLC AllMtn Remote (dropper)
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo 27.5+ x 3.00

Price: $8,499

To order or find more information click here.

Haibike xDuro FullSeven 6.0

Haibike FullSeven 6.0 silver Bosch electric mountain bike @ Electric Bikes Brisbane Milton

Of all the models the FullSeven has had the biggest transformation this year. It still has120mm travel but pretty much everything else has been upgraded. It is built for light off road use on smoother single track and forest roads but it can also handle the bigger stuff pretty well if it crosses your path. 

Spec summary:
Motor: Bosch Performance CX 250W
Display: Bosch Intuvia
Battery: Bosch PowerPack 500Wh
Fork: FOX 34 Float Performance 120mm
Rear shock: FOX Float DPS Performance EVOL
Brakes: Magura MT4
Drivetrain: SRAM EX1
Tires:Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo 27.5+ x 3.00
Price: $7,999

To order or find more information click here.

 

Hardtail eMTB’s – for trail riders and single track purists

Haibike xDuro HardSeven 6.0

Haibike xDuro HardSeven 2017 e-MTB @ Electric Bikes Brisbane Milton

With 27.5+ wheels / tyres and 120mm travel the HardSeven is a great cross country, trail riding bike and is built to handle single track for the purists amongst you.

Spec summary:
Motor: Bosch Performance CX 250 W
Display: Bosch Intuvia
Battery: Bosch PowerPack 500 Wh
Fork: RockShox Yari RC 120 mm
Brakes: Magura MT4
Drivetrain: SRAM NX 1×11
Tires:Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo 27.5+ x 3.00
Price: $6,599

To order or find more information click here.

Haibike xDuro HardNine 4.0

2017 Haibike xDuro HardNine 29er e-mountain bike @ Electric Bikes Brisbane

The only 29” eMTB in the range and also the most affordable. Great for trail riding and epics like the Rail Trails but also doubles as an excellent performance commuter.

Spec summary:
Motor: Bosch Performance 250 W
Display: Bosch Intuvia
Battery: Bosch PowerPack 400 Wh
Fork: SR Suntour XCR Air RLR DS Remote Lockout 100mm
Brakes: Tektro HD-M285
Drivetrain: Shimano Deore 10-sp
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, 57-622
Price: $4,599

To order or find more information click here.



Urban performance ebikes

The range for 2017 in this category has been pared right back to just the Haibike xDuro Trekking 3.0.

2017 Haibike xDuro Trekking electric bike Australia @ Electric Bikes Brisbane Milton

This is a handsome, comfortable long distance road bike built on traditional fast rolling 700c tyres with a comfortable trekking fork and Sram’s NX 11 speed drivetrain. This model will be available in both the gents frame and the low step / unisex frame. 

Spec summary:
Motor: Bosch Performance CX 250 W
Display: Bosch Intuvia
Battery: Bosch PowerPack 500 Wh
Fork: SR Suntour NCX-EBLO, 63mm
Brakes: Tektro HD
Drivetrain: SRAM NX 1×11
Tires: Michelin Protek Cross, 42-622
Price: $6,499

To order or find more information click here.

When can we expect the 2017 bikes?

Aside from the HardNine which is already available, the 2017 Haibike range is due to go into production in late March / April so this should see them coming into Australia in May / June. Much of the first production run is already sold out in retailers in Europe and the UK so we encourage you to place a deposit to secure yours if you really, really want one.

UPDATE: Changes in production schedules in Europe have split production. The hardtail mountain bikes are now expected into Australia first, in late May / June with the full suspension models currently scheduled for two months later. 

Want one? Our preorder offer

A deposit of $500 will secure your new Haibike xDuro 2017 e-bike.

To sweeten the deal we are also offering 12 months scheduled servicing and a spares pack with each bike. This includes two spare tyres, two spare tubes, a shock pump and camelbak back pack.

To place your order call us on 1300 553 110 or drop into our showroom at 26 Douglas St, Milton in Brisbane.

Haibike xDuro 2017 electric bike range Australia @ Electric Bikes Brisbane Milton

 




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