The Fox Float suspension is, in
a word, plush! Fox has improved it
with a one-piece EVOL air sleeve
that improves responsiveness and
sensitivity with a new valve design
that improves both rebound and
compression ;ow. The beefy 36
Boost fork is buttery smooth with
great small-bump sensitivity.
The Shimano Deore XT drivetrain
with an SLX Rapid;re shift lever
glides lightly and crisply through
the gears. The motor can go high
cadence, but it’s much more
ef;cient in the meat of the range,
so you may still want to shift to a
higher gear than you think you need
to get the most out of it.
Yamaha’s new display is small,
easy to read and perfectly placed
to protect it from most crashes.
Front and rear brakes both use Magura MT5
quad-piston brakes. This bike can absolutely
stop on a dime, or you can modulate your
speed on any terrain.
The AllMtn is a complete blast to ride.
It handles the most technical terrain with
aplomb, and we were con;dent to ride
areas that scared us on most bikes. The
geometry, the suspension, the motor—
just everything on this bike works well
together, and it outperforms many of the
bikes we’ve ridden at much higher price
points. Haibike keeps improving weight
on their bikes. Our test bike weighed in
at 50 pounds, and we recall similar bikes
were at least 2 pounds heavier a couple of
We liked this bike so much that we
voted it as the best bike of 2017 for the
Interbike innovation of the Year awards.
Yes, it’s that good !;■
Yamaha’s new PW-X motor is simply fantastic. It
corrects all the things we wished the previous PW
motor had—from 120 rpm cadence to more power
and even more torque delivered instantly.
The aggressive knobs of the Schwalbe
Magic Mary tires allowed us to ride faster
and brake harder with con;dence.