Haibike Radius Tour Review

Haibike Radius Tour Electric Bike Review
Haibike Radius Tour
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Pwseries 250 Mid Drive Ebike Motor
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha X0r 10 500 Watt Hour Pwseries Ebike Battery
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Pw Series Removable Lcd Display Button Pad
Haibike Radius Tour Adjustable Angle Stem Removable Lcd Display
Haibike Radius Tour Shimano Nexus Grip Shifter 8 Speed
Haibike Radius Tour By Schulz Speedlifter Twist Pro Stem
Haibike Radius Tour Integrated Busch Muller Xeltec Backlight
Haibike Radius Tour Sks Plastic Fenders Big Ben 20 Tires
Haibike Radius Tour Shimano M445 Hydraulic Disc Brakes 160 Mm Rotors
Haibike Radius Tour Spanninga Kendo Adjustable Headlight
Haibike Radius Tour Atran Velo Moove Kickstand Vp Folding Pedals
Haibike Radius Tour Eight Speed Internally Geared Hub Shimano Nexus
Haibike Radius Tour Vp F80 Flip Folding Pedals
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Ebike Charger 4 Amps
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Electric Bike Charger
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Pw Lcd Display Unit
Haibike Radius Tour Electric Bike Review
Haibike Radius Tour
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Pwseries 250 Mid Drive Ebike Motor
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha X0r 10 500 Watt Hour Pwseries Ebike Battery
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Pw Series Removable Lcd Display Button Pad
Haibike Radius Tour Adjustable Angle Stem Removable Lcd Display
Haibike Radius Tour Shimano Nexus Grip Shifter 8 Speed
Haibike Radius Tour By Schulz Speedlifter Twist Pro Stem
Haibike Radius Tour Integrated Busch Muller Xeltec Backlight
Haibike Radius Tour Sks Plastic Fenders Big Ben 20 Tires
Haibike Radius Tour Shimano M445 Hydraulic Disc Brakes 160 Mm Rotors
Haibike Radius Tour Spanninga Kendo Adjustable Headlight
Haibike Radius Tour Atran Velo Moove Kickstand Vp Folding Pedals
Haibike Radius Tour Eight Speed Internally Geared Hub Shimano Nexus
Haibike Radius Tour Vp F80 Flip Folding Pedals
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Ebike Charger 4 Amps
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Electric Bike Charger
Haibike Radius Tour Yamaha Pw Lcd Display Unit

Summary

  • A compact semi-portable electric bike with unique folding options on the stem and pedals, the frame itself stays rigid and provides a sturdier ride as a result, reinforced rims also provide strength
  • The Yamaha PWseries mid-motor provides excellent torque for starting and climbing, up to 70 Nm, and offers near-instant power delivery, it's fairly quiet and efficient but tops out at 100 RPM (pedal strokes)
  • The all-aluminum frame and rigid fork feel stiff, but fatter tires provide some comfort and the adjustable angle stem can offer an upright body position, integrated lights and reflective tires help keep you safe
  • Excellent weight distribution, awesome warranty and dealer support, super-clean drivetrain with minimalist chain cover and tough internally geared hub, removable display and functional 5 volt Micro-USB port

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Introduction

Make:

Haibike

Model:

Radius Tour

Price:

$3,000

Body Position:

Upright

Suggested Use:

Commuting, Travel

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1)
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Warranty:

2 Year Motor and Battery, 5 Year Frame

Availability:

United States, Germany, Europe

Model Year:

2018

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

49.2 lbs (22.31 kg)

Battery Weight:

6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)

Motor Weight:

7.72 lbs (3.5 kg)

Frame Material:

Hydroformed, 6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

14 in (35.56 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Unfolded Dimensions: 14" Seat Tube, 22.5" Reach, 23" Stand Over Height, 26.75" Width, 62.5" Length, Folded Dimensions: 62.5" Length, 13" Width, 39.5" Height

Frame Types:

Mid-Step, Compact

Frame Colors:

Black Matte with Slate Accents

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Alloy, 100 mm Hub Spacing, 9 mm Skewer with Quick Release

Frame Rear Details:

135 mm Hub Spacing, 12 mm Threaded Axle with Nuts

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

8 Speed 1x8 Shimano Nexus Inter8 SG-C6001 Internally Geared Hub, 18 Tooth Sprocket

Shifter Details:

Shimano Nexus Grip Twist on Right

Cranks:

Haibike Branded FSA Crank Arms, 170 mm Length, Miranda Alloy Chainring 52 Teeth

Pedals:

VP F80 Flip Folding Platform, Black

Headset:

VP Z104PE, Threadless, Internal Cups, Sealed Bearing, Straight 1-1/8"

Stem:

by.schulz Speedlifter Twist Pro, Alloy, Telescoping Height (150 mm), Quick Release 45° Twist, Adjustable Angle (-10° to 50°), 31.8 mm Handlebar Clamp

Handlebar:

Alloy, Low Rise, 670 mm Length, Black

Brake Details:

Shimano M445 Hydraulic Disc with 160 mm Rotors, Shimano M445 Two-Finger Levers with Adjustable Reach

Grips:

XLC Endorfin, Ergonomic, Rubber, Locking

Saddle:

Haibike Components TheSaddle

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

450 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm

Rims:

Alexrims MD19, Alloy, Double Wall Hollow Rim,Reinforcement Eyelets, 32 Hole, Black

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge, Black with Adjustable Nipples

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Balloon Big Ben, 20" x 2.15" (55-406)

Wheel Sizes:

20 in (50.8cm)

Tire Details:

Performance Line RaceGuard Puncture Protection, LiteSkin Reflective Stripes, 30 to 55 PSI, 2.0 to 4.0 BAR

Tube Details:

Presta Valve

Accessories:

FreeDrive Plastic Chain Cover, SKS Chromoplastic Fenders (60 mm Width, Black), XLC Carrymore Alloy Rack with Spring Latch (25 kg 55 lb Max Weight), Flick Bell on Right, Atran Velo Moove Kickstand, Spanninga Kendo Integrated Headlight (50 Lux), Busch & Müller Xeltec Backlight (Fender-Integrated)

Other:

Locking Removable Downtube Mounted Battery Pack (Cylinder and Key by AXA), Cable Inlets, Replaceable ABS Plastic Skid Plate, Gravity Casting Motor Mount Interface, Zero-Cadence Assist, Maximum 100 RPM Motor Pedal Support, 2.1 lb 4 Amp Charger (Model X0R-00), KMC X1 EPT Antirust Chain

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Yamaha PWseries

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Torque:

70 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

Yamaha X0R-10

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

13.6 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

489.6 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

5.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

53 miles (85 km)

Estimated Max Range:

128 miles (206 km)

Display Type:

Yamaha PWseries, Removable, Backlit (Light Blue), Monochrome LCD, Battery CR2032

Readouts:

Power Chart, Clock, Current Speed, Trip Distance, Odometer, Range Estimate, Battery Percentage, Pedal RPM, Average Speed, Max Speed, Battery Infographic (10 Bars), Assist Level (Off, Eco+, Eco, Std, High)

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad (Power, Up, Down, Lights, S, Walk Mode), Micro USB Port (5 Volt, 500 mA), Hold S and Power When Turning On Bike to Enter Settings Menus (Set Time, Change Units MPH to KPH), Hold S to Clear Trip Stats (Avg Speed, Trip Distance)

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Triple-Sensor: Rear Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence and Pedal Torque, +Eco 50%, Eco 100%, Standard 190%, High 280%)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

Haibike is the worlds largest electric mountain bike manufacturer, but they also make some interesting and impressive commuter and trekking models. The Radius Tour marries these categories in a sense, allowing you to enjoy urban environments on the go. It’s a compact semi-folding ebike designed to fit into elevators and closets or slide easily under an RV or boat deck for fun on the go. While this e-bike it does break down quite as small as a true folding-frame model, the swiveling handle bars, telescoping steering tube, and flip-foldig pedals allow it to become very flat. And, because the frame remains unbroken and there are no hinges, it can probably support heavier riders. I definitely noticed and appreciated how stiff and responsive the bike felt. Stiffness is not always a bad thing, the larger 2.15″ Schwalbe Balloon tires provide a bit of comfort and stability, but when you do pedal, the larger alloy pedals and traditionally sized 170 mm crank arms don’t bend or feel sloppy in any way. With the seat post extended (it’s an extra-long 450 mm post), and the handlebars raised up, the bike almost feels like a “normal” city bike. You get lots of utility from the wide plastic fenders, Carrymore rear rack, and integrated LED lights. Wherever your adventures take you, this product should be up to the challenge and offer more enjoyment, reliability, and range, than a lot of competing cheaper products. Yes, you do pay a bit of a premium here at $3k, but the 2 year comprehensive warranty, wide network of Haibike dealers (worldwide), and reliable Yamaha mid-drive motor won’t let you down. I sincerely believe that, based on all of the reviews I’ve done of other full sized Haibikes over the years. Not everything is perfect here, there’s only one “adjustable” frame size, the smaller diameter 20″ wheels aren’t as comfortable as full sized 26″ or 28″ when rolling over cracks, there’s no suspension, the kickstand is positioned directly below the left crank and can get in the way, and the charger is bulky, heavy, and uses a sensitive narrow plastic plug design that’s also in the direct path of the left crank arm. You could improve the ride quality with a long suspension seat post, like the 31.6 mm diameter 420 mm long Kinekt, but the seat tube was very tight on the demo model and used a hex bolt vs. quick release… which isn’t very convenient for a folding portable product.

Driving the Radius Tour is a proven Yamaha PWseries mid-motor. It offers 250 watts nominal, up to probably 500+ watts peak. The website didn’t list the exact specification, but you definitely get up to 70 Newton meters of torque, which is quite a lot. This motor is very efficient, relatively quite, and fairly compact. It blends in with the all-black frame and battery casing, and has a plastic skid plate below for added protection. Given the smaller 20-inch wheel diameter, this e-bike is fairly easy to approach and step over. Almost everyone will be able to easily hop off without struggling to straddle the top tube… but the motor is also a bit lower to the ground, and could take impacts from high curbs if you’re not keeping an eye out and decide to take a shortcut. Yamaha has this Zero Cadence marketing message that’s meant to reassure people that they won’t have to push very hard to get the bike going… and that’s mostly true. It starts and stops very quickly, measuring your rear wheel speed, pedal cadence, and pedal torque. If you’re pedaling with a low gear, the motor feels very zippy and powerful at starts and low speeds, but high gears can seem sluggish. For that reason, it’s really convenient that you can shift gears at standstill with the eight speed internally geared hub. The drivetrain is built around a single large 52-tooth chainring (to offset the smaller wheel size and create a normal cadence) and a single 18 tooth rear sprocket, so the chain remains very tight and probably won’t fall off or bounce into the frame as you ride over bumpy sections. It’s a great setup because it’s tough, reliable, and clean… made even more-so because of a flexible plastic tube that covers the chain and acts as a simplified guard or cover. This tube concept is minimalist and won’t get cracked or begin to rattle the way a full chain cover might, but it did seem to rub on the internally geared hub just a bit during my test ride (possibly because the bike was brand new). Note that the Yamaha PW Series motor is the entry point in their ebike drive systems right now and does not offer shift detection (not so relevant with an internally geared hub drivetrain) or higher cadence support. Basically, the motor maxes out on support around 100 RPM while their newere PWseries SE will reach 110 and has a Bluetooth app, and the PW-X motor can reach 120 RPM for sporty and mountain type riding. What that means for the Radius Tour is that you need to shift gears more frequently to get the bike to go faster if you want support, you can’t just pedal faster or you’ll end up doing all the work, outpacing the motor. In my opinion, the standard PWseries motor here is a great fit for the Radius tour because it maximizes your range and keeps the bike quiet and less expensive than it might be with a high performance drive unit.

Powering the bike is an awesome 36 volt 13.6 amp hour side-mounting battery pack that docks to the downtube, just below the top tube. I love this battery because the mounting design allows for lower top tubes and some really unique configurations on ebikes just like the Radius Tour. You couldn’t have the frame tubing so tight and compact if the battery mounted from the top down, like Bosch, Shimano, and many others. The locking core that secures the battery to the mount and frame is made by AXA, one of the higher quality lock producers. The battery can be clicked into place even if the key has been removed but I was a little surprised that the cylinder wasn’t spring loaded. I had to manually twist the lock back into place which creates more opportunities to accidentally drop the pack while fiddling around. Fancy Lithium-ion ebike batteries are not cheap, and dropping them could lead to permanent damage. I tend to leave mine mounted to the bike (where it is protected by the frame) but occasionally remove for charging at work or to avoid extreme temperatures. The battery has a little 4-LED readout on the top that can be used to check-in on the charge level if you haven’t been riding for a while. It’s recommended that you charge the pack every month or so if you haven’t been riding, and I have heard that discharging below 20% capacity can change the chemistry of the cells inside and cause premature wear. As much as I like this pack, and feel that it’s easy to get off the bike and safe to carry around with the plastic loop on top, I do not love the charger. It’s just big, heavy, and doesn’t have a detachable wall-side cord. This makes it longer than a lot of other packs, which could make it difficult to pack when traveling or toting along on a ride. Size is one thing, but the little circular plug that inserts into the left side of the battery feels delicate, and that could also be an issue when traveling. Bosch offers my favorite 4 amp ebike charger, and even sells a compact 2 amp charger for traveling occasions (it takes longer, but sometimes space is the issue). I feel that Yamaha has a lot of room for improvement here and that these charger size/weight considerations are particularly relevant for the Radius Tour.

Thankfully, operating this electric bicycle is a snap. Once the battery has been charged, mounted, and locked into position, just press the power button on top of the control pad. I love how compact and waterproof this button pad is, and how easy it is to reach while riding. It allows you to navigate through four levels of assist, activate the lights, and change the display menu readouts, all without having to memorize any press combinations or holds like some other products. The button pad even has a 5 volt 500 milliamp Micro-USB port built into the base, so you can maintain a smartphone or GPS unit that might be mounted to your handlebars. Again, great feature if you’re traveling to a new location and needing directions on the go. Now, the LCD display panel that lists your level of assist, current speed, battery level, and other stats, is mounted front and center. It’s very large, has a pleasant backlight for use at night or early mornings, and is completely removable! That’s a big deal when parking at a public rack or swiveling the handlebars and sliding the bike into a possibly rough and jarring cargo hold. Yes, this display rocks, you can press the S button to see estimated range (based on battery capacity and chosen assist level) and get a battery percentage readout (in addition to the already precise 10-bar battery infographic). Knowing how far you’ve got before the motor quits could be a very useful thing when traveling and riding unfamiliar routes. This is, after all, still a fairly heavy 49.2 lb bicycle. It pedals efficiently, especially with higher air pressure in the tires, and the eight gears are enough to climb alright without support if necessary. The cockpit is fairly clean and I appreciate the addition of a basic flick bell on the right (also black, to blend in with the paint and accents). The grip shifter is intuitive, even for new cyclists, and the ergonomic rubber grips themselves are very secure because they lock to the bar. With the adjustable angle stem, you can achieve a relaxed or sporty body position… to an extent. And, the hydraulic disc brake levers let you easily dial in reach, so you won’t be struggling to stop if you have smaller hands or wear gloves.

Stopping is indeed important, and the 160 mm Shimano hydraulic brake setup is just right for this e-bike. The rotors aren’t huge, but they offer a good mechanical advantage over the smaller wheelset. I want to call out the black rims, black spokes, black hubs, seat post, cranks, fenders, rack, stem… and then celebrate the bright reflective tire stripes. The all-black visuals of this bike are classy and professional, but safety is always in style, and the lights and reflective tires are a big win for me. The tires also have puncture protection, and that’s especially nice when the rear wheel is bolted on as it is here, because of the internally geared hub. I feel that Haibike has created something very special with the Radius Tour and appreciate and understand why some compromises were made around how it actually “folds”. To me, this electric bike looks pretty cool, and I have a lot of trust and appreciation around the dealer support and name-brand components that were carefully selected to build it. It’s kind of neat how the reinforced top tube has this little triangle opening that you can use to lift the bike. The plastic fenders felt pretty solid and didn’t rattle much, but will be more durable and look nicer over time than black metal fenders would (getting scratched up and bent). All of the wires and cables have been internally routed here, and you don’t need to worry about stretching or bending them the way that you do with a hinged folding ebike. It’s a cool product and I welcome your feedback as end-users in the comments and Haibike Forum as always. Big thanks to Haibike for partnering with me on this review and inviting me to their North America headquarters in Southern California for the test rides.

Pros:

  • Even though this ebike only comes in one frame size, there’s a lot of fit potential because the steering tube telescopes up 150 mm and has an adjustable angle stem portion at the top, the seat post is also much longer than average at 450 mm
  • The hydroformed frame looks unique and is very sturdy thanks to a reinforcement section on the top tube, Haibike uses wide internal cable routing with a plastic grommet for easier servicing, the custom motor interface is very clean and the plastic skid plate offers good protection
  • Even though it only comes in one color, the black is timeless and hides the motor, battery, and cabling across the bike, I really appreciate the integrated lights and reflective tires to help keep you seen at night
  • Very clever chain cover tube here, I believe it’s called the FreeDrive, there’s no rattling and it won’t get bent out of place or cracked like a traditional cover, the chain should not fall off of this ebike because it stays tight with just one rear sprocket and no derailleur
  • Internally geared hubs can be shifted at standstill and keep the drivetrain clean and tough, if you do fold this bike and slide it underneath an RV or something, you won’t have to worry about a delicate derailleur (just be careful not to bend the disc brake rotors)
  • I love the flip folding pedals that Haibike chose for the Radius Tour, they offer a stiff and relatively large surface for pedaling that works well if you have small or large feet
  • Very nice wheelset, the black rims match the black spokes and black hubs, there are reinforcement eyelets to spread out pressure and keep the rims from cracking or scratching when adjusted
  • Great utility with wide plastic fenders and a full sized rack, you might not be able to hang the longest panniers off of it, but the spring latch and standard gauge tubing will work with most bags and accessories
  • The headlight is very nice, I really appreciate how they mounted it up on the handlebar, to keep you visible, vs. down on the fender or fork arch
  • Yamaha’s ebike battery design allows the pack to slide out from the left side vs. clicking up and down like Bosch, this means it can fit into tighter spaces and allows for a lower top tube design as seen here
  • Haibike is a global brand, the world’s largest producer of electric mountain bikes, and they have dealers where you can test ride and get a fully built product with two years of full warranty support, the customer experience is very good
  • I love the Yamaha PWseries LCD display unit that they chose for the Haibike Radius because it’s removable and won’t get scratched up or broken when you’re transporting the bike, I also appreciate the more precise 10-bar battery infographic and Micro-USB charging port on the button pad
  • Excellent weight distribution, both the motor and battery are low and center vs. in the hub or out on a rack, I like how the top tube design doubles as a handle for lifting the bike :)
  • The Yamaha mid-motor offers zero cadence assist (so it starts quickly and without a lot of leg power), and it measures your rear wheel speed, pedal cadence, and pedal torque so it’s very responsive and dynamic
  • It’s nice to have a secure grip when mounting and dismounting batteries, since they can weigh a bit (this one is ~6.6 lbs) and tend to be very expensive, so I like the integrated loop handle here and 4-bar LED readout for charge level
  • Hydraulic disc brake levers are easier to pull (especially the rear brake, because there’s no cable inside a plastic tube rubbing the whole way) and the levers offer adjustable reach, so they can fit smaller hands or gloved hands comfortably, Shimano makes good stuff and the average sized 160 mm rotors here are great for smaller 20″ wheels
  • The Yamaha PW Series motor is relatively compact, quiet, and efficient, it offers great range but still provides impressive torque, up to 70 Newton meters
  • The motor interfaces with a standard sized chainring and outputs 1 to 1 power, there’s no reduction gear causing friction if you pedal the bike unpowered or pedal beyond the supported 20 mph (25 km/h) top speed

Cons:

  • This ebike doesn’t get as small as a true folding model, where the frame actually folds or pivots, but the telescoping and twisting stem paired with the flip folding pedals does save space and the ride quality is better, it’s stiffer and probably more sturdy than a lot of competing models
  • There’s really no suspension on this ebike and the saddle is a bit more firm and “active”, you do get some comfort from the fatter 2.15″ tires (which also provide stability) and you could upgrade the seat post to an extra long 36.1 mm diameter 420 mm long Kinekt suspension seat post… it’s not quite as long as the 450 mm stock post, but would work for most small and medium sized riders
  • For some reason, it seems like most of the Haibike models I test rode during this review visit had very tight seat tubes, this makes them difficult to adjust and scratches up the seat post, I was also surprised that they didn’t use a quick release seat post clamp because the front wheel is quick release and this is a more portable bike with the semi-folding capability, having to carry around a tool to adjust or remove the seat seems incongruent with the philosophy of the bike
  • It’s nice to have kickstand, but the mounting position at the middle of the frame here creates a potential for pedal lock if the cranks turn (and they do automatically when you back the bike up)
  • It’s great to have a fast 4 amp battery charger (most are just 2 amps) but the Yamaha charger is just so big and relatively heavy at 2.1 lbs compared to the 4 amp Bosch charger at 1.7 lbs, I don’t love the plastic plug interface either, because it could get bent and cracked easier (especially since it’s so close to the left crank arm), and the wall-side cord cannot be pulled out to make the overall length shorter during transport
  • Minor gripe here, the Yamaha PWseries motor is their base level offering and doesn’t provide as wide of range for pedal RPM as the nicer motors, this means you have to switch gears more frequently in order to hit the maximum supported speed of 20 mph (25 km/h in Europe)
  • Minor thing, but I was surprised that the locking core (from AXA) was not spring loaded? usually, it snaps back into place and makes docking the battery and removing the keys easier
  • Yamaha seems to have disabled walk mode in the US, which seems unnecessary to me given that Bosch and Brose offer it, I have found that it can be helpful if you get a flat tire, are walking across grass, or up a hill or ramp that is not ridable

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James hickey
2 months ago

Haibikes available in Australia?

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court
2 months ago

Hi James, I’m not entirely sure to be honest. There are a few companies in the US and Canada that seem to ship internationally. Those include Motostrano in Redwood City, California and Amego EV in Toronto, Canada. I hope this helps. Maybe reach out to them and ask about shipping costs. If it does work out, I’d love to hear back from you here, to maybe help others who are living in Australia :)

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Ravi Kempaiah
4 hours ago

Range - weight - price are all interconnected.

For longer range (50 miles), ideally, you would want 750+Whr battery, but then it creases the weight substantially.
If you could get a ~40lbs E-bike, then with 500whr battery + fair bit if your own power, you could get 50 miles.

If you are 6ft+ in height, I would strongly recommend you to get this one. They will ship the bike to your nearest dealer and for the money, it's a absolutely great value. it has top of the line DT Swiss wheels, just a great bike overall.

https://www.haibikeusa.com/sale/2016-xudro-race-s-rx.html

Most importantly, it tips the scale at 42lbs and with the aero riding position, you should get 40+ miles using a 500Whr pack.

You could get a 2017 Giant Road E for $3500 at most dealers across the nation. Here is a fun video featuring that bike.
This is also a fairly light weight bike.

Now, if you get something with 750+Whr, then you're looking at 53+ lbs of weight.

Any Trek bike shop would be able to get you a police E-Bike. For the money, it's top class. Swap the fork for a lighter carbon one and you're again in the sub 44 lbs zone.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/cross-country-mountain-bikes/police/police-electric/p/22241/

There are other bikes with bigger batteries and weight, Stromer, Riese & Muller, but they are often poor value compared to some of the bikes mentioned above.

Ravi Kempaiah
5 hours ago

You're right. The numbering system for Haibike can be bit confusing with all the new and older year models. 6.0 is a really nice bike.
If I may suggest.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/schwalbe-big-ben-plus-mtb-tyre-greenguard/rp-prod154936. Running them at 30psi would make gravel riding much more comfortable.
Body float seatpost would be another good upgrade to think about.

barry g
6 hours ago

excellent advice, thx. .

JayVee
7 hours ago

Depending on what your idea is, you might have to redo the rear hydraulics.

If the primary bar stays at roughly the same height as your current bar, you’ll be fine. If you want to go higher, to avoid problems with the rear hydraulics, you need to choose a butterfly bar that’s narrower than the original. Luckily for you, the Haibike Trekking has a rather wide bar.

To see how much room you have, turn the handlebars at a 45 degree angle with respect to the top tube. Then observe the rear hydraulic cable. If there’s wiggle room you can use that.

barry g
10 hours ago

Great bike, best of luck with it.
Like you, my present ride is a "hybrid" type city bike.
One of the best changes I made was switching to a "butterfly" type touring handlebar, with an adjustable stem.

I was wondering if anyone would know if such a handlebar can be used with the Haibike trekking.?????
btw: I'm anxiously awaiting delivery on my 2018 trekking .

Nova Haibike
12 hours ago

It would help if I could submit a warranty claim. The Haibike site's form does not work; when I try to sent it, I get an error message. I left a message through the contact form, and I may call them tomorrow. I also sent a message to the seller.

JayVee
18 hours ago

Looks bad. I’m curious to see how fast Haibike USA will react. I’ve already downed two rear wheels in the EU, but warranty claims take ages to fulfill (roughly 6 weeks for the first wheel). The wait on the second wheel has been so long that I’ve decided to replace it myself instead of continuing to wait.

My wheel states a spoke tension of 1200N on the rim itself. Not sure exactly what that corresponds to. It’s a Rodi BlackRock.

Nova Haibike
21 hours ago

The honeymoon is over...I was cleaning my four-month-old Trekking RC and discovered cracks in the rear wheel rim. I did not check the tension when I built the bike, but the drive-side spokes measure on the high side at 153 kgf. I do not know if that is within spec for the rim, but it is how I received it from Haibike; I have never touched the wheel with a spoke wrench.

Dmitri
1 day ago

I have had a good experience so far. I don't experience any major drain -- of course, I have 1kWh overall so perhaps if you only have half that it's another story. The only real issue with M99Pro is that it's driven directly by the battery, which is why the on/off switch on the Bosch bike computer does absolutely nothing.

Interestingly enough, my rear light (Toplight) is also unaffected by the switch, which is weird because I would suspect it runs through the ordinary motor based port. Not 100% sure if that's the case though... actually, I plan to change the rear light to have directional indicators. I'm surprised ebikes don't do this by default. I would maybe be tempted to install Magura's MT?e lights, except that I found Magura brakes to be generally terrible, so this particular option isn't tempting right now. Maybe will just build some sensors that attach to existing brakes, not sure yet.

I suspect R&M swapped to the smaller light due to sheer effing greed. Did they reduce the price when swapping to the simpler light? I don't think so. I can maybe buy the reasoning that people complained about inability to switch off the M99 while the bike is running. But whose fault is that? That's right, a bike maker could go the extra mile and either detect the Bosch switch and relay it to the light or, you know, maye a separate switch. But I guess that's too much work when you're beeing fed ready-made engineering schematics; you can just focus on the frame. (Don't want to sound bitter here; I am also spoon-fed Bosch engineering schematics and I kind of enjoy them.)

Oh, I'm awaiting delivery of a new fatbike (Haibike FullFatSix) and guess what front light I will install on it. Manufacturers might skimp on good light but I won't.

Riding High
1 day ago

A year ago if you would have told me that the most expensive bike I have ever purchased would be an ebike I would have laughed, but it just happened. Have been loving bike riding for almost 50 years and live in the mountains, my knees convinced me to try an ebike.

I am big and tall and my rides tend to involve lots of elevation changes and some gravel. All of that led me to the Haibike SDURO 6.0. It has two chainrings to help me with maintaining RPM while climbing and a beefy frame. I hope to try a bike tour this fall so the Trekking made sense.

Have only had three rides, none particularly long so far but here are some first impressions.

Things I like- It feels a lot like riding a bike. The Eco+ setting and off have the feel of just going for a bike ride. My daily rider is a Fuji Crosstowne 1.0 that I have a few thousand miles on and love and it has a similar feel but I like the geometry on the Fuji better. I think part of that is that I have modified the Fuji over the years for me and have not yet done that with the Haibike. I can imagine 10 miles or so on the SDURO with a dead battery.

The only other ebike that I have ridden was a MTB with Bosch system and I like the Yamaha better so far. I felt like the Bosch penalized me when I stopped pedaling too much.

Haven't had a kickstand in a long time and I like it. I have not experienced much rattling. Only a little bit on washboard with the front fender so far.

Not so great- My butt is telling me to replace the seat. Will give it more of a chance first.
I bought a taller stem from the LBS when I picked it up and will end up buying another taller one and ergon grips as I need to get the bar higher and the current grips are a little cheesy.

More as I get to know it better.

JayVee
1 day ago

Good point, but I think it will be for next time. It says ‘Tyre: tubetype’ in the specs. I understand that to be non tubeless. To be honest, I wasn’t really planning to go tubeless with this wheel. I just want a spare wheel that doesn’t contain parts made by a Haibike affiliate. The original wheels are pretty fragile, and this Mavic was on the cheaper side of things. So I figure I can’t really go wrong.

rich c
2 days ago

Access to Federal Trails means nothing to me. I'm not even sure there are any within several states. I don't think any bicycles at all are allowed on trails in the Shawnee National Forest. That's the closest to me. A $2,800 demo (150 miles) Full Seven Haibike I bought in November 2016 does really well for me.

From the US Forest Service; Presently, there are no designated bike trails in the Shawnee National Forest. The Forest has restrictions prohibiting mountain bikes from traveling off-road, in natural areas and in other non-motorized areas. This means mountain bikes are allowed only on roads. Generally, roads within the Shawnee National Forest consist of either dirt or gravel. In this area, state highways are narrow and have heavy truck use. Therefore, use extra caution when riding along these routes.

irishnutter
4 weeks ago

Tern has a couple of nice options. Also, not sure about your budget, but you might also want to consider the "compact" bikes (many with folding handlebars) such as Riese & Muller Tinker, Wallerang Tjugo, Haibike Radius Tour.

MisterM
2 months ago

Nope, I am in the same camp - little excuse to still be selling so many god-awful looking ebikes.

Most Euro brands get it - most Chinesium/online brands don't.

charlesbrenthirak
2 months ago

I am sorry but as a peruse the many offerings and begin to see bikes around town here in Portland, and even do test rides: I can't help but be put off by batteries that just sit there on the down tube. If the bike doesn't make an attempt to integrate the battery it is a non starter. Someone slap me silly and tell me this rude asceticism is passÉ! In my mind the https://electricbikereview.com/haibike/radius-tour/ is about as non-hidden as I am willing to go.
I am just about ready to make my first purchase based on how i think my car-less life will move forward here in Portland: TERN GSD, Pedego Stretch, or Haibike Urban+ (if i can find for 1700).
Am I wrong for making battery placement a big part of my choices here?

Thanks for your unabashed opinions!

BlondAngel
3 months ago

Why the need to fold? To fold into a car trunk or for the bike to take a smaller footprint in the subway?

For me, I don't have a need for the bike to fit in the car trunk. I like the Haibike Radius Tour (see this link https://electricbikereview.com/haibike/radius-tour/ ), where you can fold the stem and flatten the pedals. So the bike is just flat, and that's good enough for me when riding the subway.

Carlos E. Torchia
1 month ago

Love the chain covering, 13.6 Ah batt, Schwalbe tires, hydraulic disc brakes, sturdy pedals, 0 cadence torque, integrated rearlight, clean cockpit, adjustable steering bar so you can sit more upright, mid-drive, very sleek look. Nonfolding frame probably improves stability and durability. Hate the hard seat, non-visible colours. I feel the sitting position still would not be upright for me, as my leg-torso ratio is a bit less balanced. Oh, and the cost. Probably worth it though.

John Durkin
3 months ago

For this category would definitely go with Tern Vektron verus this ebike. True folding bike and prefer the Bosch system to the Yamaha drive unit. I agree regarding the seat post. Not having quick release a real miss by Haibike.

Mike M
3 months ago

RAV bikes rule at this point. I haven't bought one yet. But until someone puts that quality into the $1500 price point it's pointless to sell a bike that's 3000 that's not close. ( friends that have the rav and I've seen them everywhere down here in Houston Texas.)

Younes Tenn
3 months ago

I love E bike

Younes Tenn
3 months ago

I love E bike

farrell stirtmire
3 months ago

It would be a wonderful idea if you could give a review on the most expensive e bike I ever heard of, the Blacktrail from Germany Jay Leno, and Orlando Bloom has one. I saw your review of Stealth ‘s version of the most expensive one I had seen as of till I saw the Blacktrail, not that I would ever be able to afford. I’d like to see if you have the kind of clout that you seem to have. I just never hear of you riding any bike over $10,000.

Med Amine
3 months ago

Dyu d2 vs haibike
Ou est bien??

greg harvey
3 months ago

I like the objective and informative review, I don't like the clunky, underdesigned, rigid, and overpriced bike. What were they thinking???

mike miles
3 months ago

Love your videos! I just started looking for an electric scooter or an electric bike, sure seems that there a lot of confusing information out so I am having many questions. I am retiring this year at 72 years old, and live in a hilley retirement area in east central Texas. We have no electric bike or scooter dealers in this and I am looking for something dependable and with a good track record! Any suggestions?

Barry Wilson
3 months ago

mike miles My wife and myself had a demo ride on a Haibike Trekking sduro 4 on Sunday and we were both impresded I'm 65 and had to park my mountain bike because I have a heart condition. The Haibike will give us the opertunity to get back out on the bikes again. Try one you won't be disapointed.

Genecop Coppola
3 months ago

Any concerns with that plastic chain guard thing cracking..? It looks a little fragile especially in cold weather..

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

Really difficult to say, it seemed durable but I know that super cold can cause more stiffness and cracking in some plastics

Welsh Gaming
3 months ago

is that bike geared to do more then 20mph?

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

Maybe if you pedal fast, but I'd say that it's not very comfortable above 20 mph

Ken Herr
3 months ago

The crank arms need to be black like the rest of the bike.

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

Maybe having them silver creates movement (like the spokes of car rims) to help keep riders visible? I would generally agree that it's interesting they went with silver vs. black to match

James Williams
3 months ago

I see nord lock washers on the rear axle

David Keenan
3 months ago

Quality parts and very well designed. The price reflects that. Someday I'll get me a good fold up or folding e bike , that's a cool one

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

Yeah, it's one of the nicer compact/folding models I have seen... it rides more like a bicycle than a lot of the cheaper stuff I have tried, just feels stable and smooth

Glenn Watson
3 months ago

Very nice bike...would allow for more 'safety' if the rearlight strobed.

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

I just filmed the Haibike Urban Plus and it has the wired-in rear light that goes bright, it's a nice feature :D

Jmex25
3 months ago

Thoughts on this new crowd funded bike? Can you give your insight? Thumbs up so Cort can see!

https://youtu.be/MNgB9BSZ6Mw

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

Difficult to say, it looks exciting but I usually reserve judgement before getting to look closely and ride. A few people have mentioned it because of the cool design and lower price, I'll try to find one and test it if possible :D

Steve Donovan
3 months ago

I think that's a smart folding concept assuming the seat post is loosened and with a quick release clamp. It looks like it would even fit into the back seat of a typical 4-door car.

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

Yeah, it just might... I measured the overall length (including the fenders) at 62.5"

CLOTHED IN SHADOWS.
3 months ago

3 G's ?. No thanks 😑.

"CLOTHED IN SHADOWS"👤

abbaby555
3 months ago

wow thats a beautiful folder! great review by the way. thanks for sharing.

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

Sure thing, glad you enjoyed it :)

Fred Horner
3 months ago

This design reminds me a lot of the Riese & Muller Tinker, and personally I think that's a good thing because it creates more competition.

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 months ago

Yeah! That's a great point, it does offer some good competition to that bike :D