expected, like a worn chain, tired
brake pads and bald tires. But, they
also uncovered some linkage bearings
and an idler gear bearing that were
not smooth, so those bearings were
replaced, the brakes bled and new
pads installed. In addition, the shifter
and suspension lock-out cables were
replaced. Another sign of the hard use
the bike received were two bent disc
rotors. Those were straightened. We
also sourced a matched set of IRC tires.
After the major freshen up, the
bike feels great again. It hasn’t even
had the suspension serviced, but the
action is still smooth and reacts well to
bumps. With the chain and shifter cable
replaced and the derailleur cleaned, the
bike shifts great as well. Now that we
have experience with other e-bikes we
feel that we’d prefer lower gearing, but
otherwise we have no real complaints.
The assist unit actually had no service at
all, and it is working fine.
After all those miles, one thing
that did concern us was battery life.
If there is a difference in range from
the repeated charge cycles, we aren’t
Since that time we have added 900
more miles to the clock. All of those
miles were ridden off-road, and most
of the time there was a lot of climbing
involved. There were no interim updates
because there was nothing to report but
brake pads wearing out. The Onza Lynx
tires even went the distance. With 1000
miles on it, the front is looking tired, and
we replaced the rear with 800 miles on
it. We were a little concerned that the
bike had never been in for a real service,
so we sent it back to Haibike for service.
Haibike techs found problems we
There are a few scratches, bumps and bruises on the Haibike finish, but that is to be expected for a bike that has been ridden this
long and hard. When you have this many people riding one bike, it is harder on it than a single owner, but it has handled it well.
The Onza Lynx tires descend better than they climb, but considering
the extraordinary life, we couldn’t complain about the traction. This is
the front after 1000 miles. The rear was bald at 800 miles.
A year of removing the front thru-axle to put the bike
in vehicles and perform maintenance has mushroomed
the collar a little, but it still works fine.