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Summary

  • The most affordable women's specific electric bike from Haibike, leverages the Yamaha mid-drive, features an upgraded LCD screen with USB charging port
  • Excellent weight distribution, battery and motor are mounted low and center, the top tube is angled down to lower stand over height, solid hydraulic disc brakes
  • Hydroformed Aluminum alloy frame and air suspension fork keep the bike light weight, quick release wheels, removable display and battery pack make it even lighter to transport
  • Oversized two pound battery charger, no bottle cage bosses (limited fender and rack mounting points), top speed is more dependent on the gear you're in

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Introduction

Make:

Haibike

Model:

SDURO HardLife SL

Price:

$2,799

Body Position:

Forward

Suggested Use:

Trail, Mountain

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1)
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Warranty:

2 Year Motor and Battery, 5 Year Frame

Availability:

United States, Europe

Model Year:

2016

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

47.8 lbs (21.68 kg)

Battery Weight:

6.5 lbs (2.94 kg)

Frame Material:

Hydroformed Aluminum Alloy 6061

Frame Sizes:

13.5 in (34.29 cm)15.5 in (39.37 cm)17.5 in (44.45 cm)19.5 in (49.53 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Small 35 cm (350 mm Seattube Length, 1084 mm Wheelbase, 352 mm Reach), Medium 40 cm (400 mm Seattube Length, 1099 mm Wheelbase, 367 mm Reach, 710 mm Standover Height), Large 45 cm (450 mm Seattube Length, 1114 mm Wheelbase, 382 mm Reach), Extra Large 50 cm (500 mm Seattube Length, 1129 mm Wheelbase, 397 mm Reach)

Frame Types:

Mid-Step

Frame Colors:

Matte White with Gray and Fluorescent Pink Accents

Frame Fork Details:

SR Suntour XCR Air with Rebound Adjust, Remote Lockout and 100 mm Travel

Attachment Points:

Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses

Gearing Details:

10 Speed 1x10 Shimano Deore, Direct Mount , 11-36T

Shifter Details:

Shimano Deore Dynasys Triggers

Cranks:

FSA CK-745 Aluminum, 38T

Pedals:

Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Platform, Track Style

Headset:

630 mm Stack, 150 mm Headtube Length, 68º Headtube Angle

Stem:

70 mm

Handlebar:

Low-Rise Aluminum 29.25" Length

Brake Details:

Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Rotors

Grips:

XLC Flat Rubber with Lockers

Saddle:

Selle Royal Serio, Active

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

270 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm

Rims:

Alloy 5061, 584 x 21c

Spokes:

Stainless Steel 14G, Black

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 27.5" x 2.25"

Wheel Sizes:

27.5 in (69.85cm)

Tire Details:

Active Line K-Guard

Tube Details:

Presta Valve

Accessories:

Selle Royal Saddle Clip for Light or Saddle Bag

Other:

Locking Removable Battery Pack, Quick Release Wheels and Seat Tube, Cable Inlets, Replaceable Plastic Skid Plate, Gravity Casting Motor Mount Interface with CNC Milled Connection and Bearing Seat Points, Zero Cadence Assist

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Yamaha

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Peak Output:

500 watts

Motor Torque:

80 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

Samsung

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

11 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

396 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

4.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

25 miles (40 km)

Estimated Max Range:

60 miles (97 km)

Display Type:

Removable, Backlit LCD Console

Readouts:

Trip Distance, Total Distance, Current Time, Trip Time, Maximum Speed, Average Speed, Current Speed, Charge Level (10 Bars), Range, Cadence, Assist Level (Off, Eco+, Eco, Standard, High)

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad on Left

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Cadence and Torque, Eco+: 50%, Eco: 100%, Std: 180%, High: 280%)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

The Haibike SDURO HardLife SL is a women’s specific variation of the Haibike SDURO HardSeven SL… They cost the same and have matched components and drive systems but the colors and sizes are slightly different. With the HardLife for women you get a nice matte white with light grey and hot-pink accents, the top tube is steeper (reaching a lower point to accommodate shorter riders) and there are only four frame sizes vs. five on the HardSeven. I appreciate the emphasis on affordability that these models and feel that there aren’t too many compromises being made with components and features. You get the feature rich removable LCD display panel with remote button pad that has a Micro USB charging port vs. the fixed LED console found on the cheapest SDURO HardSeven SM which is only $200 less. The SDURO HardLife SL comes with large hydraulic disc brakes (for easy but powerful stops), an upgraded Selle Royal saddle with mounting clip at the rear (for adding a light or saddle bag), an air fork with remote lockout and rebound adjust and a ten speed Shimano Deore drivetrain for just $2,799. In my opinion, it’s a sweet deal… but if you feel like adding extra gears and going for some even nicer components the HardLife RC delivers two front sprockets vs. a single chainring effectively doubling the 10 speed cassette found on the SL. This model also brings an upgraded Shimano SLX derailleur, RockShox Recon Silver Solo suspension fork, upgraded brakes and tires and it will cost you $400 more… and comes in blue accents instead of pink.

My experience with the Yamaha drive system has been mixed, it’s not as responsive as the Bosch Centerdrive offered on the more expensive Haibike models but it’s a big step up from TranzX, Shimano and some of the no-name mid-drives used on lower-level ebikes I’ve reviewed. This drive unit is mounted directly to the frame, incorporates a plastic skid plate along the bottom and offers 250 to 500 watts of power with 80 Newton meters of torque for excellent power climbing or reaching that top speed of 20 mph. These specs trump the Bosch Centerdrive on paper but in my experience the two systems feel about the same in terms of power and speed… The difference is in response time and output speed range. Even though Yamaha is touting “Zero Cadence” operation (meaning you don’t have to ramp up pedal speed for the motor to kick in) I’m not sure the 20 rpm startup requirement from Bosch is all that different in practice? I was impressed to find however even when holding the brake levers on the HardLife SL and pushing down on the pedals, the motor system did not activate and zip the bike out from under me. So… there must be some kind of fail safe that tells the motor not to switch on unless the bike or the cranks are moving just a little bit… just a little bit over zero ;) and that’s a good thing.

In practice, the Yamaha motor system is quieter than Bosch because it spins slower and uses a larger chainring. However, one side effect is that it doesn’t stop as quickly and this is much more noticeable in low gears when spinning rapidly as shown in the video. the motor offers enough of a speed range that the top couple of gears can help you reach 20 mph but the further down you shift the slower the assisted top speed becomes and for me this meant more knee pressure. Unlike the higher levels of assist with the Bosch Centerdrive, I felt like I had to push harder and spin slower to get the Yamaha to respond. This should enhance range and frankly, it works well enough. This e-bike would make an excellent urban ride, trail explorer or intermediate mountain bike. I could see myself riding it to work or school during the week and then taking it up to the hills for some recreational rides on the weekend. The one thing I wish it did a little better was accommodate a rear rack with seat stay bosses that had threaded eyelets! But this would mean the frame design would have to change and probably look a lot more normal and less cool.

I like that the battery can be charged on or off the frame and that it slides in from the side (which is how they were able to bring the top tube down so low). The handlebar area is clean and easy to use, I love the remote button pad near the left grip because it can be accessed without looking down and since it produces little clicking sounds when used, it let you know what’s happening while you focus on the terrain. The display is large, easy to read and backlit for use at dusk or dawn and even the trigger shifters on the right are intuitive but small and clean as you’d expect from a mountain bike. One note here however is that the Yamaha middrive system does not offer shift detection so it’s a lot easier to mash and bang gears. This happens to me most frequently when I hit a steep hill and realize I need to shift down rapidly… It’s bad enough when my legs are the power source forcing the chain, derailleur and sprockets to change gears but when you add a motor with up to 500 watts into the mix the strain can be enormous and this can prematurely wear down on the drivetrain. I suggest shifting in advance… unfortunately this will slow your top speed based on the limited motor speed from Yamaha so consider hopping off and pushing or going into hills way slower… like a normal cyclist. while we’re talking about the chain and sprockets, I do want to call out the nice plastic guide that should reduce chain drops and clear debris from muddy or wet environments.

A couple of other things I appreciated about the SDURO HardLife SL electric bicycle were the Schwalbe Rapid Rob tires with puncture resistant Active K-Guard lining, the solid Wellgo alloy pedals and the neoprene slap guard… even the black matching spokes and wires add a touch of professionalism and artistry that other entry-level ebikes lack. It’s weird calling this an entry level ebike but for the Haibike line, that’s exactly what it is. Haibike is a premium brand, at least that’s how they were positioned when they entered the US market in 2014 / 2015 and while the Yamaha system makes their bikes more accessible price-wise you benefit from a lot of the same design work that was done for higher-end products. The wires are integrated through the frame for example and again, four frame sizes to choose from! That’s awesome and it means you’ll find one that fits your body more correctly and ultimately be able to ride further and more frequently without back and neck pain. I’d estimate 30 to 60+ miles per charge and even with the large clunky charger you get 4 amps of output so it should charge faster which is nice. Callout to the two year comprehensive warranty and wide reaching dealer network that help to make buying and maintaining this and other Haibikes a better experience.

Pros:

  • Haibike is touting their Yamaha powered electric bikes as offering “uncompromising performance” geared for a younger demographic, zero cadence assist is meant to be more immediate (verses the Bosch Centerdrive which requires 20 rpm for the motor to kick in), in my experience both systems start extremely quickly and Yamaha’s primary advantage is that it costs less and is compatible with two chainrings vs. just one for a wider gear range 455% vs. 420%
  • The Selle Royal saddle matches the frame, feels pretty good (but firm for active riding) and has an integrated light or bag clip for Selle Royal compatible accessories
  • The display panel is large, easy to read, backlit and removable! I like that the button pad is easy to reach, well sealed and has an integrated Micro USB port for charging accessories
  • The Yamaha mid-drive motor operates fairly quietly in high and mid level gears (when it’s not spinning super fast)
  • You can charge the battery pack on or off the frame and since it slides on from the side vs. straight down like Bosch and other brands, it allows the top tube of the frame to drop lower for a decreased stand over height
  • Awesome color scheme, the matte white with gray and hot-pink accents looks rad and even the saddle and fork are color matched! The fork is actually pearlescent white with a pink tint
  • Nice suspension fork that’s air and oil for reduced weight, has remote lockout for easy operation while riding and rebound adjustment at the base of the right slider near the dropout
  • Excellent weight distribution, the motor and battery are positioned low and center improving handling, both wheels have quick release for easier transport or trail maintenance and the motor is well protected with a replaceable plastic skidplate

Cons:

  • Limited motor speed range, I found that when switching down to lower gears the motor support dropped out significantly (even in the highest pedal assist mode) because it relies so heavily on torque as an input, this was a bummer when approaching hills at high speed riding off-road
  • No shift sensing or shift detection built into the drive system, this could lead to more mashing, banging and premature wear on the chain, cassette and derailleur
  • No bottle cage bosses on the frame though it appears that you could add fenders or at least mud guards and possibly a rear carry rack

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Jack Tyler
2 years ago

Fascinating discussion about speed range, Court. Thank you for demo’ing that. To me it seems like that eliminates part of the reason for having an ebike in the first place, at least for those of us who aren’t living in geographically flat areas.

Did I miss a comment about the bike’s brakes not having motor inhibitors? I’m assuming they are not needed because it’s a class 1 and simply stopping the pedals does the same thing? Perhaps you could confirm that. And about the Zero Cadence feature: I gather the claim is that the motor begins sooner than e.g. Bosch (responding to torque sensing alone?) altho’ in practice you haven’t found much difference between Bosch and Yahama mid-drives in that regard. For those of us shopping mid-drives, it seems like there remains a practical performance ‘cost’ when paying less for the Yamaha system. Fair conclusion?

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Court Rye
2 years ago

Hi Jack, you’re correct that the brake levers do not have motor inhibitors (along with most of the newer advanced-cadence sensing Class 1 pedal assist models I’m been seeing). The motor cuts in and out quickly enough and relies almost solely on torque sensing so I suppose motor inhibitors aren’t as necessary.

You’re right on with the Zero Cadence comment, I think it’s mostly a marketing thing to make the system appear responsive and more powerful than competing technology when in reality (at least to me) it performs similarly from start but less well from pedal-discontinuation. My personal favorite mid-drive units are Impulse 2.0 and the Bosch Performance Speed. I think the smaller sprocket technology from Bosch is genius but it does cost more, has more moving parts inside to create the 2 to 1 conversion in speed vs. a standard sprocket and this creates some additional noise. For the price, Yamaha on a Haibike is still amazing and I liked it better than Shimano and TranzX.

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Jack Tyler
2 years ago

Thanks, Court. Your review – and following up with Q’s like mine right here – are just so damn helpful. I’m sure these nuances would be missed by folks like me, who are new to the ebike world, without you providing these reviews. Thanks, again.

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Court Rye
2 years ago

Thanks Jack! I’m doing my best and it’s great to feel appreciated. Even with all of the study, test riding and video editing + writing that I do there are little things that get missed or realized too late. Comments are a great way to tease out the details and I appreciate your interest and time here ;)

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Consuelo de Araujo Carvalho
2 years ago

A minha preferencia da cor é que seja branca com detalhes em cinza ou outro que não seja rosa . Obrigada .

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Court Rye
2 years ago

Existe um modelo muito semelhante chamado HardSeven que é cinza com acentos brancos que você pode ver aqui … obter a melhor exibição, drivetrain e garfo comprar o SL contra o modelo SM

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Consuelo de Araujo Carvalho
2 years ago

Bom dia . Pelo meu celular V.Sra. enviou a oferta de uma bike cinza . Infelizmente eu não gosto de bicicletas cinza . Quais as outras opções de cores disponíveis na mesma faixa de preço ? Minha estatura é 1,50 m e meu peso é 65 kg . Preciso que a bike tenha farol e buzina . Sua empresa possui ? Obrigada , Consuelo

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Court Rye
2 years ago

Oi Consuelo , existem muitas bicicletas eléctricas para explorar aqui no site , mas eu não vender nenhum deles (apenas revê-los para ajudar as pessoas a aprender ) . Eu recomendo olhar através da seção de mountain bike elétrica aqui.

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Cosmitzian
6 months ago

Hey, i'm trying to figure out Haibike's 2016 naming convention. So it's SM-SL-RC? For the Hardseven/Hardnine series? I'm eyeing a 2016 Hardseven RC at 1.3k euros and it just seems a gorgeous deal.

Bj north
9 months ago

thank you for the review. I like that you are able to view the ascent of the hill and the lag in the speed just before shifting - that would be a little annoying - i'll have to test ride.

Element-13
1 year ago

you might say that if this is the only haibike you can afford,

you're having a... HardLife.

JK, all haibikes are expensive lol.

FRANK ROBY
2 years ago

walk mode may be disabled because USB port supported for USA use on Yamaha systems.

Darren Martinson
2 years ago

How does it ride without assistance activated?

Eskil Eriksson
2 years ago

California is so beautiful this part of the year! Nice review, the Yamaha system seems sub par to a 8-fun, but is nicely integrated, the bike looks great. Why do we still struggle with different frames for male and female riders? None wants to snag their skirts (as if they wore any) or bust their balls (why do we insist on those frames). Unisex! And halve the cost of frames?

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Eskil Eriksson I'd rate the modified BBS02 from e-Rad higher than Yamaha because it has shift sensing and throttle integration but I do prefer the battery pack styling on Yamaha over the Dolphin and Shark packs for Bafang/8Fun systems

Eskil Eriksson
2 years ago

Yeah, perhaps hasty in my judgment there. Let's see how the Yamaha system performs over time. It might be great...

SchrodingersQuark
2 years ago

Again? Why not go with an internally geared hub in the back and use a band instead of a chain?

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Mike B Good points... internally geared hubs tend to be heavier and if you use a carbon belt drive (like those from Gates) the frame has to offer a cut-away section in the chain stay to get the belt on and this costs extra to engineer without compromising frame strength

FRANK ROBY
2 years ago

ps this is a unisex bike I have the grey/green version.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+FRANK ROBY Yeah, it's the lowest low-level Haibike with much more basic parts... it still looks awesome but I agree that the SL is well worth the $300 extra, especially the air fork.

FRANK ROBY
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com that sm version has some really cheap parts on it better going for the SL never seen the sm version before probably not sold here I'm in England court.

FRANK ROBY
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com yes I've just noticed the top tube is lower on the bike you reviewed I apologise.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+FRANK ROBY Really?! That's awesome... I'm reviewing the HardSeven as well which seems very similar (but in gray and with a higher top tube https://electricbikereview.com/haibike/sduro-hardseven-sm/) it comes in an SL as well with the nicer LCD like the HardLife. What country are you in Frank?

FRANK ROBY
2 years ago

you can change this bike to a speed pedalec easy via dongle or bad ass add on to the speed sensor.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+FRANK ROBY Cool, thanks!

FRANK ROBY
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com yes available on the Web for about $120.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+FRANK ROBY Have you done this? I've heard about it before on the Bosch system

FRANK ROBY
2 years ago

you Americans must learn how to use gears😄

FRANK ROBY
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com oh yes 😄

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+FRANK ROBY Noooo!!! Ahhhh, okay :P

Whiskey Leaks
2 years ago

another great review i really enjoy tje way you do these..I got exited when I saw sduro in the title as Wednesday I'm going to probably pickup the sduro hard tail with yamaha. .I'm leaning towards yamaha as I'm a big fan of Japanese components ..let's face it if you see an old yamaha dirt bike it's usually running ..not so sure about bosch motors but they make great alarm systems as well as tools..I'm still hoping to see the hard tail review before wednsday. ;)

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Whiskey Leaks Sure thing, wishing you luck with the build! Share some updates and pics in the forums http://electricbikereview.com/community/

Whiskey Leaks
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com just wanted to say thanks again I've decided to build my own bike on the bafong kit picking one up tomorrow and then I'm off to shop for a bike.. it's probably all I need really ..thanks again for all the reviews

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Whiskey Leaks I just posted the HardSeven SM review here: https://electricbikereview.com/haibike/sduro-hardseven-sm/ and yeah, Yamaha has a solid reputation, I'm digging the SDURO line, especially for the price

Alex Jones
2 years ago

Why is this consider a womens bike? I mean we're the ones that get our nuts recked on the upper tube of the frame this should be a mens bike lol my next bike will be with a frame like that SAVE OUR NUTS!

Alex Jones
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com I'de rock the pink lol Haibike just did as i was told a pre-release demo at our local bike shop about 2-3 months ago i missed it though, Haibike corporate office is located in my area in Simi Valley,CA not sure if they assemble them their too, anyways they look real nice but way out of my price range i'll have to stick to my phantom X2 prodeco for now. anyways nice detailed video as always ..thanks.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Face less I'm with you, I think they just labeled it as "women's" because of the color, you can get a very similar frame in five sizes called the HardSeven SL (I reviewed the lower-end SM here https://electricbikereview.com/haibike/sduro-hardseven-sm/) I agree that step-thru frames are better in many situations but they don't usually offer as much stiffness as a straight triangle and might be tougher to hang on some bike racks

Jone Gomez
2 years ago

Exactly, have always thought the same, plus imagine when you have a kid's chair on the back, try to get off the bike comfortably then (unless you have taekwondo skills)

John Moura
2 years ago

Nice bike!

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+John Moura Yeah, I love the look even though I'm a guy and hot pink would make a bold statement :D

ol1bit
2 years ago

Rear hub motors are a plus for the chain wear. I still have no issues with my Emotion Neo 650b, but have always thought a chain driven motor might be better, but it appears both have their +'s and -'s.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+ol1bit Exactly... lots of trade-offs to consider. I love the Bosch and Impulse mid-drive systems but even then the chain, sprockets and derailleur will take some additional wear. For full suspension bikes the unsprung weight difference of a mid-drive like this vs. your Dapu hub motor makes a difference and you'd get more climbing efficiency and range but for what it is and at that price (for that time with the Neo's) I think you got a solid bike! Glad to hear it's holding up well for you :D

Clinton Baltazor
2 years ago

Maybe your best review yet in my opinion! Really enjoyed the location, the different camera points of view, some dirt and a decent hill! Granted it was a girls mtb, it was appealing to the eye! Pros: Nice components, lots of torque, display and battery tech really cool! Cons: sounded like you were going to break the chain, no lights, no fenders or mud gards, and its a girls bike (not the bikes fault). As always your attention to the small details, your honesty, and your knowledge of the ebike industry bring me back for the next review! If anyone is thinking about buying an ebike, this is your first and last stop for find the right bike for you!

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Clinton Baltazor I think it comes with reflectors but the demo model I had just wasn't completely setup yet. Thanks for the props on this review. I'm trying to add variety of camera angles and more interesting locales but also push forward to cover so many bikes and do so in a consistent way. Always open to input ;)

Clinton Baltazor
2 years ago

Also no reflectors that I can see, front or rear. Kind of odd?

Jone Gomez
2 years ago

Man look at that frame, and how the battery flows into the desing, hope the guys from the hanging square tool-box battery take design notes here :)

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Juan Nieve Yeah... well, that guy who does Snelheid cycles has to build all of the parts himself and uses off the shelf components mostly so doing something like this would get super expensive, almost like art or something. I admire his spirit and the higher speed and power (even though it's illegal). If anything, just making his battery not stick out so much would be a big improvement. Here's a link for those who have no idea what we're talking about: https://electricbikereview.com/category/snelheid-cycles/

כרמל גור
2 years ago

first comment!!!

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+Joergen8 o_O Yep, thanks! pedal assist only ;)

J. McInen
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com You meant pedal assist only.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+‫כרמל גור‬‎ Ahhh, well, just one more year! The bike I reviewed here is throttle only and they make a Bosch powered version that's 250 watts but yeah, the top speed is lower at ~15.5 mph vs. 20 in the USA. Israel seems like a neat place to visit, I hope to travel there some day :D

כרמל גור
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com i would loooooove to have these bike but i live in israel and here the max engine power is 250 w and no throttle allowed at all plus electric bikes are allowed to ride from age of 16 and im 15

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+‫כרמל גור‬‎ Nice! What did you think of this ebike? I'll have a men's version posted very soon... covering the HardSeven SM that goes for $2,500, pretty sweet for a Haibike!