Haibike has definitely mastered
the art of producing hard-core mountain bikes. Their performance and
power are state of the art throughout
their line. That performance comes
at a price, but this is less than some
people pay for non-motorized bikes
for this level of performance. This
bike isn’t for everyone; 180mm of
travel delves into downhill territory.
You’d have to be a brave and skilled
rider to ride this bike anywhere near
its limit, but it could be perfect for
a rider who rides at that level, but
also someone who likes to ride solo
without the need for a shuttle driver.
Whatever your level, it will inspire
confidence and make you want to
challenge yourself. ■
Frame: Hydroformed 6061 aluminum
with gravity-cast interface
Fork: Fox Float Performance, Air,
Motor: Bosch Performance CX, 350W,
Battery: Li-ion, 500 Wh
Charge time: 5 hours
Top speed: 20 mph
Range: Up to 45 miles (as tested)
Wheels: DT Swiss E1900 Spline, 27. 5”
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary
Drive: SRAM NX, 11-speed
Brakes: Magura MT5 hydraulic disc
brakes, 180mm rotor (rear), 203mm
Controls: Bosch Purion
Weight: 51 lb.
Sizes: Small (43cm), Medium (45cm),
Large (47cm), XL (49cm)
Color Choices: Black/Titan/Orange
(Top left) The new Bosch Purion display is smaller, cleaner and even easier
to read than the old Intuvia.
(Bottom left) A huge 203mm rotor and quad-piston Magura disc brakes
make stopping precise and quick. Coupled with the slack head angle, you’re
unlikely to throw yourself OTB if you grab a handful of the front brake.
(Right) Jack Phinn loved powering down rocky sections on the bike. The
suspension smoothed out every single bump.