Haibike XDURO Superrace Review

Haibike Xduro Superrace Electric Bike Review
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Bosch Centerdrive Motor
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Top Tube
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Bosch Control Panel Display
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Led Headlight
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Hydraulic Disc
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Light Mtb Saddle
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Removable Battery
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Sram 11 Speed
Haibike Xduro Superrace Electric Bike Review
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Bosch Centerdrive Motor
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Top Tube
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Bosch Control Panel Display
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Led Headlight
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Hydraulic Disc
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Light Mtb Saddle
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Removable Battery
Haibike Xduro Superrace 28 Sram 11 Speed

Summary

  • One of the lightest weight, most efficient and fastest riding electric road bikes available
  • Premium components including Magura MT4 hydraulic disc brakes, Integrated LED lights and SRAM X0 drivetrain
  • Powerful 350 watt Bosch centerdrive motor with Intuvia LCD panel and easy reach control panel

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Introduction

Make:

Haibike

Model:

Xduro Superrace 28"

Price:

$7,800 USD

Body Position:

Forward Aggressive

Suggested Use:

Urban, Road

Electric Bike Class:

Speed Pedalec (Class 3)
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Warranty:

5 Year Frame, 2 Year Motor and Battery

Availability:

United States, Europe

Model Year:

2014

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

39.4 lbs (17.87 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.5 lbs (2.49 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)

Frame Material:

Aluminum 6061 Race, Hydroformed Tubes, Gravity Casting Interface, Tapered

Frame Sizes:

19.68 in (49.98 cm)20.86 in (52.98 cm)22.04 in (55.98 cm)23.22 in (58.97 cm)24.4 in (61.97 cm)

Frame Types:

High-Step

Frame Colors:

Black with Red Accents

Frame Fork Details:

Xduro Aluminum, Tapered

Gearing Details:

11 Speed 1×11 SRAM XG1195, 10-42T

Shifter Details:

SRAM X01 Trigger on Right Bar

Cranks:

The Hive, Exalite R Forged Aluminum

Pedals:

XLC One Piece

Headset:

FSA No. 57, Semi-Integrated, Tapered

Stem:

Xduro Alu, A-Head

Handlebar:

Xduro Lowriser Aluminum

Brake Details:

Shimano Deore XT M785, Ice-Tech, Hydraulic Disc with 203 mm Front Rotor and 180 mm Rear Rotor

Grips:

XLC Sport with Locking Rings

Saddle:

Xduro Light MTB

Seat Post:

Xduro Aluminum

Rims:

Reynolds Assault SLG, Disc, Deep Dish

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Energizer, 700 x 32c

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Accessories:

LED Superbright Headlight by Trelock and Haibike Iceberg Taillight, Pletscher ARA kickstand, Optional Drop Bar in Europe

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Bosch Gen 2 with Shift Detection

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Peak Output:

550 watts

Motor Torque:

60 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:

3.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

35 miles (56 km)

Estimated Max Range:

65 miles (105 km)

Display Type:

Bosch Intuvia, Removable Backlit Grayscale LCD

Readouts:

Speed, 4 Assist Levels, Battery Voltage, Odometer, Estimated Range, Clock, Max Speed, Average Speed, Trip Time

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad with Tactile Button Feedback

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Combined Torque, Cadence and Speed Measured 1,000 Times Per Second), (Eco 50%, Tour 120%, Sport 190%, Turbo 275%)

Top Speed:

28 mph (45 kph)

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Written Review

With one of the most unique frame designs for an electric road bike that I’ve ever seen the Xduro Superrace seduces at first glance then shocks when you see the price tag… That is, unless you’re accustomed to the higher prices of normal road bikes that often sell for $10K+ (depending on components and frame materials). Haibike is known for delivering high-end ebikes and the Superrace 28″ is no different. Its sturdy aluminum frame is built to handle the added stresses of Bosch’s newest centerdrive system, putting out 350 watts of power right at the bottom bracket. It lets you climb harder and accelerate faster than almost any other ebike system around!

The centerdrive system on the Superrace contains a 350 watt geared motor in addition to a torque sensor and cadence sensor. Providing even more feedback to the system is a wheel speed sensor mounted on the port side chain stay that gets feedback from a small spoke mounted magnet. All of these signals are computed on the fly to determine whether the motor should activate (and with how much power) or shut off. It does such a great job that it can even tell the motor to ease up when you shift gears and this saves a lot of mashing and wear on the cassette. What’s really great about the Superrace is that it comes with an 11 speed cassette in the rear so you’ve got a wide range of gears to choose from in order to maintain a comfortable cadence. There aren’t any rings up front because that’s where the motor sprocket connects and additional rings would likely stick out or become difficult to shift with.

Ultimately, since you get to choose which gear the motor is working with (by shifting as you ride) it can operate more efficiently – using less energy. The official Haibike specs say this thing gets between 25 and 35 miles per charge but I think that’s very conservative given the light weight and pedal-assist only system. The motor won’t activate unless you’re pedaling but when it does, the thing really gets you going! Aside from efficiency and speed, the drive system on this bike makes servicing the rear wheel much easier than a comparable hub drive. Changing a flat is no problem, it’s as easy as with traditional road bicycles.

The battery pack in use here is a removable design that mounts directly to the downtube. You can charge it on or off the bike (and that makes the bike easier to lift or mount on racks) but it does take up the spot where a water bottle cage might otherwise live. There are lots of options for aftermarket bottle cages, including those that mount behind the seat or those that fit near the stem, you just have to get creative. Delivering 36 volts of power and 11 amp hours of capacity the battery pack is plenty powerful and quite large for its size thanks to the energy dense 18650 Lithium cells contained inside. They should last for 1,000+ charge cycles if cared for and the pack comes with a two year warranty. If you do need a replacement (or decide to get a second pack) Currie Technologies offers one for ~$600.

The control interface on the Haibike Xduro Superrace is the same as all other Bosch systems for this generation. It shows speed, distance traveled, battery capacity remaining, timer and range estimation for each assist level. It’s really neat to see (on the fly) just how far the bike thinks you can go because it empowers you to plan accordingly and pop the battery off for a quick charge at the office or a friends house. I love that in addition to the backlit LCD screen, there’s also an external control pad mounted right next to the left grip. This makes changing modes in pedal assist and interacting with the display easy and intuitive. With a bit of practice you can change assist levels without even looking down. To activate the lights however, you’ll have to press a button on the main console (in the middle).

There’s a lot to say about this bike and you get an amazing ride if you’re willing to pay for it. The hydraulic disc brakes are large, smooth and powerful. The front and rear LED lights are bright and beautifully designed (following the curves and colors of the frame). The drive system is responsive and relatively quiet (though a bit louder than a direct drive hub motor would be). It’s light, extremely well balanced with weight low and centered on the frame and it feels like a road bike should. The tires are fast, the deep dish carbon rims are aerodynamic, the body position is aggressive and the cranks and pedals are stiff. There’s a version of this bike in Europe that has drop style handlebars but unfortunately not in the US at this time (and they would be very hard to add). Still, there’s really nothing I would change about this bike and with five frame sizes to choose from, it will fit right and feel amazing at high speed on the tarmac. Because it’s a speed-pedalec design, the bike can hit 28 miles per hour assisted which is perfect for this application. For a more in depth look at the LCD display panel from Bosch called the Intuvia, you can watch this short video overview I created along with the official manual.

Pros:

  • Light weight frame and components, well balanced drive system (motor and battery low and center)
  • Includes integrated front and rear LED lights with custom matching design that look awesome
  • Bosch drive system is efficient, smooth and powerful with removable battery for convenient charging
  • Stiff cranks, decent pedals, rigid frame for good power transfer when riding
  • Impressive 11 speed cassette with quality SRAM X0 components for comfortable cadence at many speeds
  • Great customer support and warranty from Currie Technologies in the US (part of Accell Group which owns Haibike)
  • Five frame sizes so the bike will fit and feel great (50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, 62cm)

Cons:

  • The battery pack takes up the space where a water bottle cage might otherwise mount
  • Narrow tires and lack of suspension can feel stiff and uncomfortable… like a road bike
  • This is an expensive electric bike but it’s got high quality components and is priced on par with regular high-end non-electric bikes
  • No drop-bar option for those who really want to go aero with a full forward position (would be difficult to add your own)
  • All aluminum frame is sturdy but doesn’t dampen vibration the way a carbon fork would
  • No throttle mode, this bike only uses pedal assist (like all Bosch powered systems)

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joepah
4 years ago

Not trying to be cranky or anything, but aren’t the prices of these bikes getting out of hand? Not sure exactly what you’re getting for $8000 that you can’t get for 4000?

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Court Rye
4 years ago

I hear you, this is definitely an expensive system but the price is on par with the Specialized Turbo, Stromer ST2 and other super high-end electric bikes. The components and Bosch drive system must add a lot because they aren’t produced directly by Haibike – only the frame is. Also, sometimes products are priced at a level people will pay, not necessarily what they cost to make and it does look amazing… In the case of the Superrace I’d imagine they are making fewer of them which means they have to sell for more vs. if it was mass produced which would bring prices down. It also comes in five sizes which is more expensive to do. I really like the E3 Dash if you’re looking for a more affordable ebike, but it doesn’t have centerdrive and won’t go as far.

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Fay
4 years ago

Court, is your comment above a typo:
“No pedal assist mode, this bike only uses pedal assist (like all Bosch powered systems)”
I saw one other – giong for going – but I dont mean to nit-pick

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Court Rye
4 years ago

Thanks for the help Fay! I’ve fixed the “giong” typo and changed the “no pedal assist” to say “no throttle mode”

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Skip Reese
3 years ago

What an awesome review but it was kind of like a long story about a complex operation but at the end, the patient died. Only a fool would purchase a product like this because it has no throttle. What are they thinking? Please save use the time in the future by telling us that up front. Unless, is there a way to add one aftermarket? I can’t find a single ebike with a Bosch system that has a throttle.

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Court Rye
3 years ago

Hi Skip, you’re correct about the Bosch electric bike systems not having a throttle. Almost all European electric bikes lack this type of functionality based on their laws. A couple of great brands that do offer assist and throttle are Easy Motion and IZIP sorry this point wasn’t mentioned until later in the writeup. I also call it out in the video review. If you have specific questions about which bikes fit your needs feel free to post in the forums about it and I’ll chime in to help you out :)

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Alex
3 years ago

while this bicycle is a great leap forward in electric bike technology, I will chime in myself as a “performance” cyclist (the market where I think this product is aimed at) to tell you that, at this price point, most cyclists interested in speed and performance (myself included) will seriously look at a cervelo p5 dura ace, which will essentially cost the same. the difference is that the cervelo won’t be speed limited to 28 (easy to reach if you are in decent shape) and doesn’t require batteries while weighing a fraction of the superrace. if the super race wasn’t speed limited and if it included an aerobar i might look at it a bit more closely. as it stands though, if i am going to buy an electric bicycle it is for commuting only and therefore i feel that the manufacturers need to realize this aspect and create something at a $2000 price point with an all-weather, bullet-proof, 4 season design. while it is great in theory, i just don’t get that sort of vibe from this bike

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Court Rye
3 years ago

Great feedback Alex. The performance space seems tough for ebikes to address because theres an emphasis on athleticism vs. transportation utility. I could see the Superrace being popular with an injured road cyclist who wants extra support. Even for fully conditioned cyclists it’s fun to ride but as you’ve said, quite heavy compared with the Cervelo P5. Future iterations of the Haibike Superrace may have drop bars. We’ll see… thanks again for your input!

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Baiju
3 years ago

Hi Court Rye… I was looking to buy this great bike, do you have any idea where can I buy this bike?

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Court Rye
3 years ago

Hi Baiju! I guess it depends on where you live. I’d recommend finding a local Haibike dealer because you’ll get an officially assembly job and ongoing warranty support. Habike is sold by Currie Technologies in the USA and they have a dealer locator tool here. Let me know what you end up with. There are some dealers who will ship nationally and I could try to connect you with one I know and trust if you need further assistance :)

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Baiju
3 years ago

Hi Rye, Thanks for your prompt reply.. :) Well, I live in United Arab Emirates and I buying this bike for my Boss, he need 5 units of this bike…here in UAE they don’t have a dealer and I was looking to buy online but it didn’t work out, it seems they don’t have stock..as you said can you introduce any of the dealer over there who can ship internationally?? The exact requirment is like this: 2 x xDuro Race 28 (with curved road bar) , 56 cms and 3 x xDuro Superrace (with straight bar), 53 cms Thanks.

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Court Rye
3 years ago

Hello Baiju, I was going to recommend speaking with Long Island Electric Bikes because they are in New York USA and that seems the closest to United Arab Emirates. The thing I realized is that no shops in the US have curved road bars (I have heard that is only available in Europe right now). You may be able to get some of the straight bar versions but inventory here can be low because the bikes are very new and in limited supply. I hope this helps you get a start! Maybe you could contact Haibike directly through their website here.

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McSpiffy
4 months ago

I rode the Super Race for over 500 miles and just switched Trekking S Rx (heavier but has rack, fenders, wider tires, riser handlebar etc). Our store tech uses the SuperRace tight now.
I really enjoyed the Super Race and for summer time, it's a great bike to have. 28c skinny tires on icy roads can be troublesome, for now I am using the Trekking S Rx.

Race is not very different from the SuperRace in terms of performance. Both weigh around 40lbs and have great agility. TRP Zurich cable actuated hydraulic ones on the Race are quite good but I felt the Magura MT4's on the SuperRace to be tiny bit better.

There are mounting points for rack and fenders. 37 miles each way is going to be a lot of saddle time. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Hi Ravi!

I hope you don't mind if I interject into this post but I've been following most of your posts, hoping to glean some information to make an informed decision on which bike to purchase. Have you separated yourself from Stromer? I originally narrowed my options to the yet available Specialized Turbo Vado 6, Trek Super Commuter+ 8s, Stromer ST2 and the Haibike XDURO Trekking S RX. I'm looking for a commuter bike that I can also use for carrying misc. gear (~30 lbs). I originally had a Trek FX+ but it was plagued with issues and I traded it in towards a Trek Domane 5.9 Di2. I was riding the Domane into December in the western suburbs (Naperville) but the narrow tires doesn't bode well for Chicagoland weather. I'd appreciate your feedback and also where you purchased your Haibike from. Is it worth jumping to the new Haibike SDURO Trekking 5?

Shaggy
9 months ago

http://www.haibike.com/en/INT/service/recall
>>>
"...the fork of Haibike Race, Superrace and Urban models show premature breaking when being exposed to above-standard endurance tests. Therefore, the fork may suffer from rupture or a break. This poses an enormous safety and injury risk for every user. "
The following models have been recalled:

Haibike XDURO Urban (2014 and 2015 models)
Haibike XDURO Urban RC (2016 models)
Haibike XDURO Race (2014 and 2015 models)
Haibike XDURO Superrace (2014 and 2015 models)
Haibike XDURO Race S RX (2016 models)
Haibike XDURO Urban S RX (2016 models)

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FYI and all that...

Ernie Schulze
3 months ago

Hello Court. Have you had a chance to check out the Ecomotion line of bikes?? They are in West Hollywood. I asked Sam at Fullerton Bikes about them and he was not aware. I saw the Ecomotion bikes at San Diego Electric Bikes in Solana Beach. Eco motion makes a reasonably priced road bike which I would love to hear you review. Thanks Ernie Schulze

Dezső Nagy
7 months ago

HOW MUCH IS BIKE?

Potato awa
1 year ago

Who in their right mind would make a bike intended for racing or training when its 39 pounds?? The price, value and weight to speed ratios are most probably the same or even less that a good road bike. Maybe this is good for people with leg issues, or older people, or going uphill, but the prices of these bikes just cannot be justified... Only for rich dumb folks...

Tom Van Elst
12 months ago

Yo u obviuously have no clue about the people driving this bike.

Rahul Sood
2 years ago

I picked up the last one from Propel. Thanks for the review!

Migool
2 years ago

with californias shitty roads. i cant ride a bike without a suspension or the wheels will not last.

You Toober
10 months ago

Heh, same here in New York.

Only sometimes they're not even potholes, they're craters.

Rahul Sood
2 years ago

Thanks for this video, I'm going to buy one ...

T.House
3 years ago

Hey the super race bike can i still put any can of pedals on it

nakan.ch, blog référence de la montre cardio GPS
3 years ago

Hi,

Great presentation! Thx. Just one detail: it's a 10s cassette/drivetrain and not 11s!

Best!

expomm
3 years ago

Hey Court, can you do a Haibike SDURO review?

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+expomm Sounds great, thanks!

expomm
3 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com  Thanks for the link, definetevely I will try at the shop a demo totry both, eventhough Yamaha one is less priced, let you know, 

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+expomm By the way, this was an interesting read and may help you out when considering either option: https://www.e-bikeshop.co.uk/blog/post/bosch-yamaha-ebikes-differences-explained/

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+expomm Cool, I may visit Europe later this year and would love to check them out if/when it happens :D

expomm
3 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com  Hi Court, thanks for replying, yes SDURO comes with Yamaha Motor, and you are right I saw this model in Europe, heard very nice comment on this model on internet,  

Daniel Ralley
3 years ago

Hey Court, I've just received my Haibike Super Race, with thanks to your review :-)
I believe I've taken delivery of the MY2015. I wanted to let you know about an update to this Bosch drive system called 'Walk' mode. It's a push button throttle on the front of the +/- controller; Gear dependant, it assists you between 8 to 10 mph.
Thanks again for your review!

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+Daniel Ralley I liked it, all of the high speed race ebikes are just amazing to ride... so fast and light, very stiff. I love road bikes and have owned a couple of Specialized Tarmac models over the years, these things with the Bosch system just take that adrenaline feeling and max it out all the time! Makes me want to buy one :D

Daniel Ralley
3 years ago

Thanks for the link Court, that's a really useful resource to have an english download version of the drive system. Great video too and nice to see that you had some time with the Xduro Race too! What did you think to the Xduro Race?

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+Daniel Ralley That is so awesome! Bikes can be very efficient since you don't have to deal with parking or traffic jams on the way. I think I've seen the German manuals as well and just posted an English version in the forum along with a video here: http://electricbikereview.com/community/threads/bosch-intuvia-instructions-manual-video-overview.1094/

Daniel Ralley
3 years ago

Hey Court, yes my (2014) model has the front and rear integrated lights... all my manuals are in German but I think they're called the Winora Group eLight System, don't hold me to that ;)
I was having so much fun on my first serious ride I forgot to check the walk mode up the steep incline, but even as a novice I could pedal 19 mph up to the top of the bridge. My weekend drive into the city centre would take 30mins, this novice managed to cycle the same distance in 13.5 mins! 

Daniel Ralley
3 years ago

You're welcome! When in a low gear it will walk at about 3-4 mph so you can walk next to it. In a higher gear it will hit at least 8 so one definitely wants to be on it, it managed this up a slight incline with no problems, i'll try it over a very long, steep bridge tomorrow :-). Yes, the "HMI" has a micro USB port for powering/charging an external device. Thanks for the kind words, I feel lucky beyond all imagination :D
p.s. After looking for the chassis stamps, it turns out mine is in fact a 2014 model.

Ehab Hassan Mohamed
3 years ago

Please I want to ask you about if you choose between 2 bikes this one the Haibike Xduro Superrace and the Specialized Turbo S , which one you will buy for yourself ??

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+Ehab Hassan Mohamed Hassan Sure thing! Ride safe out there :)

Ehab Hassan Mohamed
3 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com Thank You So Mush My Dear Brother ...

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

Hi Ehab, I really liked this one because it goes ~28 mph and is very light weight and balanced. My second choice would be the Specialized Turbo because it's also very fast and quiet but heavier and has more weight in the rear wheel... I do like that the Turbo has a mini throttle however and also that it offers regenerative braking. I guess it depends on what features you prefer. Here's the review of the Turbo S http://electricbikereview.com/specialized/turbo-s/

TreeOfLifeGospel
3 years ago

These various electric and gas bikes are good because some people live around hills and a regular bike would be difficult for casual riders.

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

Yeah, I agree. It makes cycling fun and even more convenient for errands, commuting and those times when you need to stay clean and not sweat (if you live somewhere hot). I have some knee issues and if I ride a lot and really push on hills my knee hurts so ebikes helps to solve that by making climbing easier and that lets me go out more often.

Ehab Hassan Mohamed
3 years ago

Thank You Very Nice Review ...

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

Sure thing, glad you enjoyed it! This was a really fun electric bike to test ;)

Taggerung
3 years ago

Is there any way to completely shut the system off, and pedal with no assistance whatsoever, or do you always have to have SOME assistance?

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+Taggerung Ha! That's an awesome point... I guess it would make more sense to call it driving or operating a bike instead of just riding. Like, you ride a snowboard or a skateboard and those coast but you also kick along or use the chair lift. A bike can also coast and you can just "ride" but it's mechanical like a car and your muscles and lungs are the internal combustion engine. Hmm...

Taggerung
3 years ago

+Electric Bike Review Thanks! So far, the only way I know of to see anything "BionX", is to go to "RollsRite Bikes"! He's the one who got me into E-Bikes to begin with, when I 'test-drove' the "BionX" equipped bike he has there! BTW, I should be getting one of those "Serfas Thunderbolt" lights by Wednesday, October 1st, or Thursday October 2nd, so I'll let you know. One odd thing though, don't you think it should be called 'driving a bike' not 'riding a bike', since without a person's input, the bike would'nt go at all? Just curious, see ya!

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+Taggerung Cool, next time I'm on the East Coast I'll try to reach out if there are neat products to see or if there's a BionX D-Series :)

Taggerung
3 years ago

+Electric Bike Review Thanks, I'm in Waynesville, North Carolina. Hopefully, there will be an event located near here, since I only have a bicycle for transport...

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

+Taggerung I think you'll be impressed. What part of the country are you located in? Maybe there will be a demo event or something where you can check it out. I'll try to keep you posted.

benzoesan sodu
3 years ago

the front of bike has the same like the "Blacktrail" super electric bike for 60k $.

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

Wow... I had never seen this bike before. Very cool looking (and very expensive). You're right, the headlight on the front looks very similar http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/04/blacktrail-bt-01-is-the-80-000-electric-bicycle-of-your-dreams/

Maurizio Lavanga
3 years ago

Specialized Turbo is better

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

I like how quiet the Turbo is and the fact that it has a sort of mini-throttle mode built in. I do like the mid-drive system from Bosch but it's best on mountain bikes where unsprung weight is key. The Superrace is lighter than the Turbo and has a better range but it's definitely louder and the battery stands out.

Maurizio Lavanga
3 years ago

the electric sound will be heard

ElectricBikeReview.com
3 years ago

Yep.

markharrispt
4 years ago

A cycle courier's xmas present

ElectricBikeReview.com
4 years ago

Oh yeah! This thing is a blast to race around on... You'd have to deliver a lot of packages to pay for it though ;)

TheEdge008
4 years ago

Yet another, excellent review!

I like how you were able to give us an idea of how the motor sounded like at 6:37. Great that you were able to get ride of the wind noise.

At 7:24, you ramped up to 28mph. Did it take a lot of effort to do that?

Someday, I hope Haibike will consider a throttle. My application is just for emergencies. It doesn't have to be fast, it's just got to get me home safely.

ElectricBikeReview.com
4 years ago

Thanks! Yeah, I've been working to reduce wind noise and it's neat to see and hear the motor in action. I did have to exert myself more than a traditional relaxed ride but it was surprisingly responsive and I didn't feel as tired or strained as I would have with a regular bike. I agree about the throttle being a nice option. At present I don't think any of the Bosch systems have it but there is one IZIP with a mid-drive that offers a basic throttle (just to help you get started up to 7mph and then it cuts out... which I dislike) it's decent bike overall and I think the next version will be full suspension and maybe change the throttle cutout thing http://electricbikereview.com/izip/e3-peak/

edit1092
4 years ago

Just under $8000, maybe a $20 helmet? lmfao

edit1092
4 years ago

Hehe good video nonetheless :)

ElectricBikeReview.com
4 years ago

Ha! Right you are... This was a loaner helmet and not one of my finest moments on camera :P