Haibike XDURO Trekking S RX Review

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Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bosch Performance Line Speed Motor
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bosch Powerpack 400 Battery
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bosch Intuvia Bell Grips Handlebar
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx 60 Lux Headlight Suntour Suspension Fork
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bm Toplight Led Sks Fenders
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Carrymore Rear Rack Adjustable Kickstand
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx 10 Speed Shimano Deore
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bosch Electric Bike Charger
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Electric Bike Review
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bosch Performance Line Speed Motor
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bosch Powerpack 400 Battery
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bosch Intuvia Bell Grips Handlebar
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx 60 Lux Headlight Suntour Suspension Fork
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bm Toplight Led Sks Fenders
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Carrymore Rear Rack Adjustable Kickstand
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx 10 Speed Shimano Deore
Haibike Xduro Trekking S Rx Bosch Electric Bike Charger


  • A sporty, 28 mph, commuter-ready, electric bicycle made in six frame sizes across two styles, a stiffer high-step and easy approach step-thru
  • Reinforced fenders stay quiet, oversized rack with spring latch and Racktime connector, integrated LED lights with aimable 60 LUX headlight
  • Hydraulic disc brakes provide excellent stopping power, 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain with larger 20T chainring for high-speed cadence
  • Excellent weight distribution, removable display and battery pack with forward-compatible interface, gel saddle, and suspension fork provide comfort

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XDURO Trekking S RX



Body Position:


Suggested Use:

Touring, Urban, Commuting

Electric Bike Class:

Speed Pedalec (Class 3)
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5 Year Frame, 2 Year Motor and Battery


United States

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

53 lbs (24.04 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.4 lbs (2.44 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy, Hydroformed Tubes, Gravity Casting Interface

Frame Sizes:

17.32 in (43.99 cm)18.9 in (48 cm)20.47 in (51.99 cm)22.05 in (56 cm)23.62 in (59.99 cm)25.2 in (64 cm)Diamond (48cm, 52cm, 56cm, 60cm) Step-Thru (44cm, 48cm, 52cm)

Geometry Measurements:

32" Stand Over Height on High Step

Frame Types:

High-Step, Mid-Step

Frame Colors:

Dark Gray with Blue Accents

Frame Fork Details:

SR Suntour HESC 45-DS HLO Suspension with 65 mm Travel, Lockout, 9 mm Quick Release Skewer

Frame Rear Details:

9 mm Quick Release Skewer

Attachment Points:

Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses

Gearing Details:

10 Speed 1x10 Shimano Deore, 11-36T

Shifter Details:

Shimano Deore Triggers on Right


XDURO Aluminum Alloy 170 mm, 20T Sprocket with Narrow Wide Teeth and Alloy Chain Guard


XLC Alloy Platform, Cage Style


FSA No. 57, Semi-Integrated, Tapered, Three 10 mm Risers


XDURO Aluminum Alloy, A-Head, 90 mm Length


XDURO Lowriser Aluminum Alloy, 29.5" Length

Brake Details:

Magura MT4 Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Rotors, Magura MT4 Levers with Reach Adjust


XLC Sport with Locking Rings


Selle Royale Freccia

Seat Post:

XDURO Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm


RYDE 622x21c, Double Wall


Stainless Steel, 14G Black

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Energizer Pro, 700 x 38c

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

50 to 85 PSI, Tubeless Ready, Reflective Sidewall, Performance Line RaceGuard

Tube Details:

Presta Valve


Integrated Haibike Headlight LED 60 LUX, Integrated BM Toplight LED Taillight, Carrymore Rear Rack with Spring Latch and Pannier Blockers 25 kg (55 lb) Max Weight, SKS Fenders with Rear Mud Flap, Rear Mounted Adjustable Length Kickstand, Flick Bell on Right Bar, Neoprene Slap Guard


Locking Removable Battery Pack with LED Charge Level Indicator, KMC X9 Chain

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Bosch Performance Speed

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Peak Output:

570 watts

Motor Torque:

63 Newton meters

Battery Brand:


Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

11 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

396 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

3.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Estimated Max Range:

70 miles (113 km)

Display Type:

Intuvia, Removable, Adjustable Angle, Grayscale, Backlit LCD


Speed, Assist Level (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo), Battery Level (1-5), Odometer, Trip Distance, Estimated Range, Clock, Max Speed, Average Speed, Trip Time, Shift Assist Recommendation

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad with Tactile Feedback on Left, 6 Volt Micro USB Port on Display

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Measures Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence and Pedal Torque - Power Output Relative to Pedal Input: Eco 40 Nm, Tour 50 Nm, Sport 55 Nm, Turbo 63 Nm)

Top Speed:

28 mph (45 kph)

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Written Review

The Haibike XDURO Trekking S RX, now called the Haibike XDURO Trekking 4.0, is an urban speed pedelec that’s geared towards commuting with integrated LED lights, a sturdy rear rack, and full-sized plastic fenders. The custom angular frame is designed to flex a bit for comfort with lower seat stays while providing a short nimble wheelbase for quick handling. Amazingly, it’s available in six frame sizes that are spread out across two frame styles. If you want the best power transfer and stiffest feel, consider the high-step as shown in the video. The mid-step is still going to be stiffer than a lot of the low-step frames seen on hybrid bikes but will be easier to mount and stand over for people with shorter inseams. Considering the rear rack position, you might find yourself making leg contact with a trunk bag if you swing your leg up and over from the rear on either model. For commuting purposes, this is an excellent platform. Not only does it offer Class 3 high-speed operation up to 28 mph assisted, it also provides comfort. The spring suspension (changed to air for 2017) pairs nicely with the gel saddle, riser stem, and low-rise handlebar to produce an upright feel. Note however, the high-pressure 700c tires, which deliver efficiency and rolling momentum. This is definitely a more aggressive urban commuter and the tires were swapped to wider Schwalbe Supermoto X for 2017 possibly to improve comfort. Weighing in at roughly 53 lbs for the 60 cm frame tested here, the bike distributes weight well, keeping the motor and battery low and centered on the frame. I’m a fan of the removable and forward compatible Bosch battery system and you get a Powerpack 400 here. The Trekking model offers integrated lights, a sturdy kickstand (that can bounce a little at high speed), quality grips, and powerful 180 mm hydraulic disc brakes from Magura. The quick release wheels and seat tube make it easy to setup, maintain, and transport, and the comprehensive 2-year warranty and vast dealer network worldwide give it a high resale value if you ever decide to upgrade.

Powering the XDURO Trekking electric bike is a Bosch Performance Line Speed motor capable of producing 63 Newton meters of torque. Rather than limiting speed to 20 mph as the standard Performance Line motor does, this one can peak out around 28 mph which is convenient for urban riding amongst automobiles. You will arrive at your destination sooner when using the Sport and Turbo modes of assist but will also drain the battery quicker due to wind resistance, which increases exponentially above ~20 mph. The motor freewheels, so you can pedal this bike unpowered without any drag, and the chainring is much smaller than a traditional bicycle because it spins 2.5 times per every crank arm revolution. There certainly a small amount of drag produced in this conversion but the smaller ring provides better chain grab and narrow-wide teeth fit snugly between the chain links to reduce drops. When the motor is active, this ring can start and stop very quickly. The 20 tooth sprocket is roughly equivalent to a standard 50 tooth chainring and pairs with a mid-level 10 speed cassette and Shimano Deore derailleur. This is a good range for the speed on offer so you won’t feel outpaced by the motor. All Bosch Performance Line motors offer shift detection and receive ongoing updates that dealers can download and install for you, which results in less drivetrain wear and an ever-improving experience. The motor on the Trekking S RX shown here protrudes a bit more than the Trekking 4.0 which is angled up and built into the downtube a bit more.

Similar styling improvements have been made for the battery interface which cups and partially surrounds the 2017 model. Haibike calls this “step-in battery concept” and it does look beautiful. I wonder how much weight the additional Aluminum plating and high-volume tires add on the latest model? At roughly 53 lbs, the Trekking S RX can become lighter if you move to a tubeless tire setup. The battery pack only weighs ~5.4 lbs and the interface is forward compatible so you could get the Powerpack 500 at some point down the line and have it work just fine. That pack weighs ~5.7 lbs but offers 25% more capacity which could be useful for commuting and high-speed riding. Both packs have an LED charge level indicator built into the left side and can be charged on or off the bike. I appreciate the looped handle piece at the top of the pack and secure locking core for protecting it on your bike if left outside. The included charger, also made by Bosch, offers 4 Amp output vs. just 2 Amps on most e-bike chargers I see. It’s relatively lightweight at under 2 lbs and compact enough that it would fit into a trunk bag or panniers easily.

Operating and controlling the ebike systems is a seamless and intuitive experience, even while riding. Simply charge and mount the battery, then press the power button at the lower left corner of the display panel. This brings the screen to life showing your current speed large and center. Above this is a battery charge level infographic with five tick marks. To the right, you’ll find an assist level readout with off, Eco, Tour, Sport, and Turbo. I tend to ride in Tour most frequently because it balances efficiency and range well, the occasional jump to Sport or Turbo will feel zippy and let you dash along with traffic or race through a straight section of pathway. Simply click up or down on the plastic button pad mounted near the left grip. This pad is within reach so that you can steer and brake unimpeded and it produces a tactile click with each press so that you can sense what’s going on without looking down at the display. The Intuvia display is faintly backlit for use in early morning or evening low-lighting conditions and can be swiveled front to back in order to reduce glare. It’s one of my favorite displays because of the styling, large display, and integrated Micro-USB port for use with a smartphone, GPS device, or other portable electronics.

I apologize for the delay in this review, the 2017 Haibike XDURO Trekking 4.0 is now available and offers some nice improvements to the Trekking S RX at roughly the same pricepoint. Both models are setup for a similar sporty-commuter experience and look great… although the Trekking 4.0 has an edge with the tighter motor and battery integration. Many shops will offer a discount on last-season products and I have found that Haibike sometimes releases new models later in the year and can have inventory stalls in the US. I enjoyed seeing this model with Chris at Propel Bikes in Brooklyn and found that it peformed well, even on the rough streets. The complaints I have include a bouncy kickstand that can produce a bit of noise at speed (though I still love this stand), a bit of motor whine at higher RPM riding, and the lack of bottle cage bosses on the seat tube. This last point may have to do with frame strength or sizing issues. The larger 60 mm frame I was on seemed to have room but the smaller sizes and mid-step design might not. Given the rear rack, there’s plenty of opportunities to use a trunk bag with bottle holster like this. If you tend to ride long distance or find that the higher speed is uncomfortable, consider adding a seat post suspension like this, but note that it will raise your minimum saddle height and could make mounting / dismounting a bit more precarious.


  • Available in six frame sizes spread between two distinct frame designs, a traditional high-step and lower step-thru model, both are fairly active and sporty but should accommodate a wide range of rider body types
  • Wide range of gears, 10-speed Shimano Deore with a 20 tooth chainring, custom tuned for high-speed riding, you should be able to pedal comfortably up to ~28 mph
  • Reflective sidewall stripes illuminate the bike from both sides and keep you visible to automobiles, the backlight is tucked beneath the rack so trunk bags and panniers won’t obstruct it, the headlight can be aimed, it points where you steer, and is color matched to the frame, both lights run off the main battery pack for convenience and theft deterrence
  • Stylized angular frame follows the Haibike look, lower seat stays and shorter wheelbase offer comfortable but nimble handling, sloped top tube lowers the stand over height for easier dismounts
  • SKS plastic fenders keep you dry and clean, the rear fender connects to the cargo rack for strength and reduced vibration / noise
  • Large adjustable kickstand keeps the bike upright, it’s rear-mounted with plenty of space for the left crank arm to turn when parked or backing up
  • Both the display panel and battery can be quickly removed for safe keeping and off-bike charging, the battery mount interface is forward compatible with the larger Bosch Powerpack 500
  • You can charge or maintain portable electronic devices while riding with the Micro-USB port on the right edge of the Bosch Intuvia display panel, it offers 5 volts at 500 milliamps
  • High-pressure Schwalbe Energizer Pro tires can be converted to tubeless to reduce weight, overall weight of ~53 lbs is good considering the fenders and sturdy rear rack, built-in puncture protection RaceGuard liner
  • Most shifter, brake, and electronic cabling is internally routed to reduce snags, improve overall aesthetic, and make rack mounting easier, note the large rectangular plastic hole covers that make maintenance easier but keep cables clean entering and exiting the frame
  • At highs speed it’s nice to have a suspension fork and this one offers 65 mm travel and lockout, the Selle Royale gel saddle feels good and you could swap in a 31.6 mm suspension seat post for enhanced back and neck support (note that it will raise the minimum saddle height ~3 inches)
  • The Bosch drive system and controller offer shift detection to reduce drivetrain wear and provide some of the fastest response time for motor activation and cutoff that I have tested, it can operate at 120 RPM for higher cadence riding whereas some other systems cut out at 100 RPM
  • Powerful hydraulic disc brakes from Magura with large 180 mm rotors for smooth stops, adjustable reach levers fit small and large hands comfortably
  • Handsome neoprene slap guard, flick bell and locking grips, quick release wheels for easy maintenance and portability, fast and compact 4 Amp charger
  • The body position on this bike isn’t as aggressive as a traditional road bike or sport commuter, Haibike includes some risers, a steeper angled stem, and riser bars to produce a more upright body position and relax your back and neck


  • The Bosch Performance Line motors produce a bit more noise, kind of a high pitched hum, when operating at full power or high RPM, you notice it more on smooth quiet roads
  • I like the alloy chainring protector but it doesn’t offer as much protection for your pants or dress as a full chain cover would
  • Originally priced at ~$4,500 this w asone of the more expensive electric bikes, it does offer high performance and great hardware but you pay for the brand, the dealer network, and the solid warranty, the 2017 model is priced similarly and you can usually get prior year model on sale from dealers for slightly less
  • Quick release is great if you don’t have to leave your bike parked outside at a rack all day, if you plan on commuting with the Haibike XDURO Trekking S RX then consider swapping the skewers, seat tube clamp, and headset with Pinhead hardware like this or something similar
  • The model shown in the photographs and video review above is a 2016 but the 2017 is very similar and has been upgraded with a thru-axle in the front for tighter handling and strength at high-speed
  • It really seems like there was room to add a bottle cage mounting point on the seat tube with this bike… I’m not sure why the skipped it? Even if you don’t put a water bottle there, it can be useful for mini pumps and folding locks etc.
  • The newer XDURO Trekking 4.0 has a nicer motor and battery integration, notice how the motor here is a bit rounded and sort of sticks forward and the battery is just hanging on the downtube vs. being cupped or partially integrated
  • At higher speed, the kickstand bounces a bit when riding over cracks and medium-sized bumps, you can hear it knocking and jittering a bit in the video review around 20:55
  • The rear rack uses oversized tubing which means that standard clip-on panniers won’t work or will need to have the clips replaced with 20 mm hardware like this, also, in the United States it seems like there are very few accessories available for use with the CarryMore slide in system
  • Many owners have reported that the front light can fall off easily and will dangle next to the fender, it sounds like the hardware just comes loose, consider using LocTite or just keeping a close eye on this part
  • The lights are wonderful but as with many integrated rear lights, there isn’t a flash mode, some owners have opted for aftermarket lights to generate more attention with flash


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Richard Coers
9 months ago

I put a small piece of 1/8″ thick adhesive backed foam on the flat riding surface of the kick stand. No more noise! Used to bug the hell out of me. 600 miles now, no other issues.

9 months ago

Great tip Richard, thanks for sharing ;)


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Nova Haibike
2 hours ago

My Haibike has the Schwalbe Energizer Tour Plus tire; basically the e-bike version of the Marathon. I'm actually considering switching to a more flat-prone tire. Why? The bike has a pretty rough ride, and it has a somewhat dead feel to it. I'm certain the weight and stiffness of the tires has a lot to do with my impressions. I know I can easily remove a pound of rotating weight with different tires too.

3 hours ago

I installed these on my double-walled Bontrager rims, and the method used in the video's instructions saved my thumbs.

5 hours ago

hurricane56, Thank you for your thorough response, including the precautions!
As soon as I see canbus I know I'd be in over my head.
I'll stick with a light I can directly connect to the Bosch lighting wires that already exist on my Haibike that came with headlight and taillight, and I'll be able to control from the Nyon or Intuvia. I went with the Light and Motion Nip800 and Tuck on the recommendation of a fellow Forum member.
In the last few years I had a BMW R1200R motorcycle that I tried to change the front and rear bulbs and it caused issues on the Canbus circuit.

5 hours ago

Yes, I was ultimately successful. I'm not completely sure, but the problem that I experienced was likely due to a faulty battery wiring harness. My dealer replaced it under warranty. Once I sorted that issue I just took the precaution to purchase this harness:


I cut the CAN connector off of it, crimped on my own JST connector to carry the power and CAN signal to the m99. One the m99 cable I crimped on the corresponding 4-pin JST connector and it worked. The light has been on my bike for the last 1500 miles without issue. I have a couple of things to note if you're planning this.

1. Wiring harness modification and connector crimping isn't for everyone. I have an engineering background so this wasn't too much of a pain. It's probably a 3 hour job if you have all the tools and know what you're doing.

2. The light will default to DRL mode at the appropriate time, but I can also trigger the low beam light manually if needed. The weird behavior is that the "reset" button on the Intuvia controls this function and not the "light" button.

3. The light itself in low beam and high beam is very well crafted. It projects well and does not blind oncoming drivers. I wish that Supernova would adjust their LEDs to have a slightly warmer color temperature. The cool blueness of the light leads to a slight loss of contrast in fully dark situations.

If I were to do it again, I'd probably stick with a 6v system that is a direct plug and play into the Bosch motor light output port. If you have a 2017 or newer, then you'll have more options as the system will likely be a 12v output at the light port.

Good luck!

Chris Nolte
6 hours ago

You can mount the Pure or the Pure plus with the exsisting leads but the Pro needs to be hardwired into the battery harness

6 hours ago

Hurricane56, were you able to wire the M99 to the leads that came with the light on your Haibike?

11 hours ago

But if it is an original battery, never charged, that is useless too. Seems it runs on the one? Seller said the one never worked. But yes, I would sink mininally 500 for the bike and $600 (confirmed price from Giant) for a battery - $1100 for an 8 year old bike is too much when I can buy a new folding bike (preferred) for the same price or less. As this is a SECOND bike for me for just tooling around my office, I am NOT wanting to sink a lot of $ into this - like I did with the Pedego Stretch which I keep at home.

Ken M
12 hours ago

Rad Power interestingly has ebikes with both geared and direct drive hub motors - maybe the only company that has both which allows for a unique comparison opportunity. I do believe that the result of a comparison will come down to how hilly the environment is where most of the riding / commuting will take place. A geared hub motor will be a bit better on hills (assuming somewhat similar wattage ratings) but the simplicity of a direct drive hub in my mind is preferable when the performance is adequate for where it's going to be used.

I ride about 13 miles each way to work 2-3 days a week in the Denver area (some hills but not really significant), I'm 56 years old, and I really like the performance of the Polaris Diesel (Power in Motion) eBike with the direct drive 750W nominal (900W peak) motor. I have a Haibike Trekking model with a Yamaha PW that is great if I just like to cruise in at slower speeds (the assist thru the drive train just falls off fast due to the gear ratio at higher speeds - the Bosch is less succeptable to this because of the 2.5 X front smaller sprocket speed but still is impacted).

Jeffrios...where are you located? If in the Denver area maybe we should try to hook up and you can take my bikes for a spin. I don't want to plug sales on EBR but I'm working with PIM on an urban commute model eBike with carbon forks, integrated bars/stem, and suspension seat post (like the Canyon / Ergon flexible carbon seatpost - actually very effective at absorbing most road vibrations and smaller impacts). This model will be available last April but I have a prototype in Denver.

Lin B
12 hours ago

You should check out the thread on the Helix (titanium KS bike) on bikeforums.net if you really want some entertainment, lol. Crowdfunding is, as I have learned to avoid a heart attack, something you do and then forget about. I just received a product in the mail I backed 17 months ago!!! Totally forgot about it, lol. Turned out pretty good.

12 hours ago

I've contacted the seller and a local Giant bike shop to see about its availability and if a battery can be found for it.

1 day ago

As @Nova Haibike said...

1 day ago

Hahah! :P Do I seem ashamed of my "disease"? I don't need to hide behind the friend! I wish his wife was mine. Wife acquisition Syndrome might be in order.

I have always have been a fan of "stealth" bikes. I would never pick the Hardseven :P but I agree with you. It might be more versatile choice than the Como.

rich c
3 weeks ago

The eBikes are so versatile. When you have good joint days, you don't use as much battery. On bad days or heavy wind days, you just touch the button and can still have an easy enjoyable ride. I started riding again after a pretty long break, about 48 years off! LOL I started riding after retirement with a traditional Giant Cypress, it sits in the garage with flat tires now. I bought a Sondors fat bike, electric assist, off Craigslist. Rode that for 1500 miles. Then took a drive to see Haibikes. Bought the XDURO Full Seven S RX in Nov 2016, then bought an XDURO Trekking S RX in March 2017. I rode 2500 miles in 2016, 3000 miles in 2017. We have a really nice multi use trail, and extended rail trail through Peoria, IL, so hop on the bike and put on 10 miles almost everyday in the good weather. Hoping to fight back the grim reaper, and most importantly, dementia that has incapacitated my Mother. The motor has died in the Sondors, the Haibikes are light years ahead in riding pleasure. I tell my family this enjoyment of high quality eBikes may cost more than a gym membership, but I use the bikes a hell of a lot more!

4 weeks ago

What is a good price for the haibike

rich c
4 weeks ago

I'm a huge Haibike fan. I own two 2016s, both powered by Bosch. Bought the XDURO Full Seven S RX as a demo with 150 miles on it for $2800, and the XDURO Trekking S RX as an old model year for $2600. Almost 1,600 miles on the Trekking, 1,400+ miles on the Full Seven mountain bike. Bought the mountain bike in Nov 2016, Trekking in Mar 2017.

rich c
3 months ago

From what I read, Haibike decided to implement the recall after doing failure testing in their test lab. Cracking appeared at a lower load than they had predicted. So they decided to err on the side of safety. I've never read of anyone having a failure. I had purchased a 2016 Urban just a few weeks after this was announced. The dealer had not even heard of the recall when I talked to them. They took the bike back and I settled on an XDURO Trekking S RX. The Urban felt like it could jump off the street with acceleration, but sure was a harsh ride.

rich c
3 months ago

Just over 2,900 miles for me. 1,400 on each of my 2016 Haibikes (XDURO Full Seven S RX, and XDURO Trekking S RX), and about 100 on my Sondors fat bike. But will be taking my fat bike out in the fresh snow we are supposed to get tomorrow morning. Rode today in 30 degree weather, with a nasty northwest wind. Wasn't a lot of fun coming home into that headwind! Rode 2,000 last year, and started thinking about 3,000 this year. Came pretty close. Don't think I'll be able to increase by 1,000 for many more years.

rich c
5 months ago

Fall colors finally showing in the Illinois River Valley, in Peoria Heights, IL. Haibike 2016 XDURO Trekking S RX.

rich c
5 months ago

Posting your inquiry in the Forum Rules and Etiquette is going to limit responses, so maybe ask the admin to move it. I ride 3 different ebikes. I've ridden 1700 miles on a cheap Sondors fat bike, owned it for 19 months. The motor is getting a rattle in it. It's a known issue with that motor that the glue fails on the magnets, so will be opening it up to epoxy them back in soon. Also getting close to needing brake pads. I'm coming up on one year on a Haibike XDURO Full Seven S RX mountain bike. 1600+ miles on it since last November, no issues. Almost 1,200 miles on a Haibike XDURO Trekking S RX, no issues. I highly recommend Haibikes, but you would have to add all the mileage on 3 bikes to come close to the mileage you may be talking about.

rich c
5 months ago

For a commuter, I would prefer a class III bike, capable of 28mph. I hardly ever ride that fast, but really often hit 22-23mph. Also much prefer hydraulic brakes, not familiar with the brakes spec'd on the Voltbike. I'd consider that Voltbike a little short on gears, but since it has a throttle, you may be okay. Don't know the size of your children, but loaded down you may like a lower gear that you get with the 7. My Haibike XDURO Trekking S RX has 10. The price is very attractive on that Voltbike, but if I depended on my bike to get to work, I'd want a better class of components. Just a lot of my preferences here, but I started on a cheap Chinese eBike, but really only ride Haibike XDURO (Bosch mid drive) bikes now. Two of my eBikes are over 1600 miles, the Trekking is over 1100 miles. Just a bit of reference for my riding experience. Edit; If you want both kids to ride, look at a GSD cargo bike. You should also look at Thudbuster or Bodyfloat suspension seat posts with the style bike you are looking at.

rich c
6 months ago

My XDURO Full Seven S RX was a dealer demo and I paid $2800. The XDURO Trekking S RX was an end of 2016 season sale, and I paid $2600. I guess I'm lucky to have a good dealer 3 1/2 hours away.

Mark Adams
6 months ago

I don’t feel the fat tire is that cumbersome. But have not ridden a Sondors also have a Surly pugsly fat and my regular Mt bike sits most of the time . But everything is a trade off so best answer is a nice quiver of rides to choose from.

rich c
6 months ago

I ride three different kinds of eBikes, Sondors Fat bike, Haibike XDURO Full Seven S RX, and a Haibike XDURO Trekking S RX. I have over 1000 miles on the Trekking, over 1500 miles on the Sondors and Full Seven. The fat bike was my first ebike, found it on Craigslist. It has been relegated to snow and an occasional ride on a crushed rock rail trail. It rides like an old Jeep. Heavy physical weight and heavy response. You have to actually put effort into the handlebars to turn the bike. Those wide tires do not make for a nimble bike. Huge rolling resistance in the tires. The Trekking bike can be ridden on a gravel road, but much better suited for touring on pavement. The small tires do not make for a fun ride on the gravel. I would not take it into rock and tree roots. The full suspension mountain bike will go anywhere. It was a demo model, and came with Schwalbe Super Moto-X 27.5 x 2.4 tires. For me, this is the ideal go anywhere bike. The smoother tread pattern on the Super Moto-X is great on pavement, and by letting out a few psi they really grip on dry single trails. It will climb a really steep incline with the 11 gear cassette. The full suspension makes riding great for my 65 year old body, on any conditions. Rough city streets, gravel, or trails with rocks and roots, are all smoothed out in the ride. I now see no need for any bike with tires over the 2.4".

rich c
6 months ago

Bosch sells 400wh and a 500wh battery packs. I have one of both on two different bikes, and never have taken them below 30%. Pretty flat riding, I weigh 250 pounds, average around 15 mph on rail trails and streets. I'd say realistically, at least 45 to 60 miles on the packs respectively. I bought one bike as a demo with 150 miles on it, the other off season. Paid $2800 for one, $2600 for the other. Haibike XDURO Full Seven S RX, and XDURO Trekking S RX. Both are class III, 28mph bikes. I ran a sole proprietor small business. With good equipment, you make money. It should cost you nothing if you correctly calculate your overhead and have a good accountant at tax time. A single year depreciation write off if used solely for a business.

Jack Coolbeans
3 days ago


Jerry Mccarthy
1 month ago

That casette / deraileur sounds like crap 🤔

Normen Radvany
1 month ago

I was just talking with Cris today what should I buy. And he recommended to me Xduro Trekking S 5.0.

Pan Darius Kairos
2 months ago

Would love a video review on the Trekking 9

Joseph Gizzi Jr
5 months ago

Court how tall re you? I am considering the ‘18 model, the Trekking 9.5. I am 6ft 2in and noticed you were riding a large. Beyond that might be too big. Nice review as always.

Jack Coolbeans
3 days ago

Joseph Gizzi J

5 months ago

Thanks Joseph! I am 5'9" and weigh 135 lbs with a ~30" inseam

calvin cooke
6 months ago

Top speed on this model....It's either one of these or the giant e bike that does 28mph

You Toober
7 months ago

@ 3:29 - You would be a FOOL to park a bike like that at a public bike rack.

9 months ago

Cool bike, but $4,600!!! These bikes will remain totally niche until these prices get real. I hope they sell NONE of them and they learn their lesson about being greedy and overpriced. Sheesh!

Normen Radvany
1 month ago

Yes it looks expensive but do you know how much a regular good bike? I have one Montague paratrooper pro and I just thought I buy a good road bike too. It just start from $3000 and go up. And if you checked what are the professional bikers using that is much higher price. I good mountain bike is around $6000. I'm a really poor guy but I just bought a Hibike Xduro Trekking S 2017.

Howard Nelson
9 months ago

First off, great job Cort with your reviews. I found them about a year ago and watching them was instrumental in turning my curiosity into a desire which I acted on this past March. I was waiting for you to review this bike, but got anxious to pull the trigger in December. Unfortunately, the $3k closeout units were all sold out in my size but a local dealer cut me a pretty good deal on the 2017 5.0 model which has the 500 Wh battery. I had to wait until March, but I feel like it was worth it. I have about 800 miles on it now, all from commuting a few times to work here in San Diego. It's about 20 miles each way (Vista to Rancho Bernardo) and it takes me just over an hour. I average right around 20 mph +_ .5 mph. I ride mostly in Sport mode, with a little at Tour and Turbo mixed and the battery just drops to 2 bars within a mile of my destination so I figure about 32 mile range for my riding style and route (800 ft climbing). I typically cruise in the 23-26 mph range and climb in the 17-20 mph range. so far the only real complaint I have is the front fender tends to rattle a far amount and tthe rear light harness was coming loose until I tightend the connectors. I find the ride very comfortabe with no need to add a suspension seat post, but I am used to my road bike seat which I still ride 50-100 miles per week. I think my riding has gotten stronger since I got my Haibike as I still get a good workout on my ebike and i am riding more total miles per week.

I will keep you posted of any significant new insights or issues.

frank doster
9 months ago

wonderful for a guy like me, because of vision cannot drive.. I commute to work by bicycle daily. Thanks 22 miles on turbo, good range

Martian Megafauna
9 months ago

On tire width: "...for the electric bike world..." I like that this Haibike IS more of a bicycle than an e-motorcycle.
I am glad that there is a wide range of ebikes produced, from a standard bike with a hub motor all the way up to 60+ lb. battle-bikes that would be suitable for Mad Max. I get it that e-power permits you to push the extra mass and friction of huge tires and overbuilt frames, and that at higher speeds some ebike riders will be grateful for the e-moto nature of their ride.
However, regular bikes can go fast and take a beating too--think Paris-Roubaix.
We shouldn't think that because an ebike leans one way or the other that it is not up to 'standards'.

Back to the tires: those Haibike tires are wide and tough enough for all but hellish road conditions. MTB tires were of similar width not long ago, and these Schwalbe tires are more durable than they were. On the same roads that ebikers will ride these Haibikes there will be numerous old school bicycle riders on narrow 700x25 tires, and those poor folks will be doing just fine. And some will ride just as fast as the Haibikers. You don't necessarily need armored oversized tires, battle-ready frames, or full suspension on an ebike, but it is nice that there is a choice for those that want or need it.

9 months ago

Well said, the space has evolved and there is a new "regular" which some people appreciate, I call it out only to explain the evolution and norm, like with the 2017 model. And, as someone with a sensitive back and neck, I prefer the larger tires for comfort. I'll try to make that my own vs. generalizing when I speak :)

Lynn Recker
9 months ago

Two things..... doesn't the 2017 model have fatter tires on 27.5 inch rims, and second, does Chris ever wear the same helmet twice in your vids?

9 months ago

Ha! Yeah, that's a great question... I think he likes experimenting with different gear when we go out. And yeah, the tires on the 2017 model are much fatter. I think you may be correct about the 27.5" rims as well but I haven't seen that model in person yet to confirm, just going off of their official specs at http://www.haibike.com/en-US/US/bikes/364/2017-xduro-trekking-4-0?variant=3857211748#specs which says 62-584 which equates to 27.5" x 2.4"

9 months ago

I've had the 2016 SDURO Trekking RC for about 4 months. It uses a Yamaha motor vs. Bosch, and is Class 1 (20mph limit on motor assistance) vs Class 3 (28mph). Otherwise, the 2016 XDURO and SDURO models are near identical. I primarily use it for commuting (17-18 miles round trip with several steep and long hill climbs). I'm extremely happy with the build quality and the bike in general. I don't think you could go wrong with a Haibike.

Of course, there's always room for improvement. One minor annoyance is the rack. The oversized rack tubing, while sturdy, means those wishing to use Ortlieb panniers will need to purchase 20mm replacements for the top hooks / clips -- https://ortliebusa.com/product/ql2-1-20mm-top-hooks-e193/. And accessories for the CarryMore rack are all but unavailable in the USA, making the fancy spring loaded clip system useless.

Despite snugging the screw tightly during assembly, the front light fell off on one of the first rides and was dangling next to the fender. The EBR forums indicate this is a frequent occurrence. I'd love a setting where the lights come on automatically, and it would be great to be able to set the rear light to flash. The steady red light is not attention-getting enough for urban use on streets at dusk, so I've added a Planetbike Superflash to the seat post.

Those are literally my only complaints or suggestions for improvement. This is an awesome bike. The add-ons I've made have been the flashing rear light, Ortlieb Sport Packer Plus panniers, Ergon GP-1 ergonomic handgrips, and a BodyFloat suspension seat post.

9 months ago

Of course, please feel free! I was trying to give back in some small way, I have found ElectricBikeReview.com to be absolutely invaluable both for pre-purchase research and for support with fellow owners on the forum. I honestly can't thank you enough for all the work you do.

9 months ago

This is excellent feedback! I'm going to share some of it in the full review writeup I did if you don't mind. Thanks for taking the time to share so much :)

9 months ago

This bike would look better with Fat tires. I also Looovvee the fact that it's offered in six frame sizes 😉. G👍👍D job Haibike .

G😛😛D job Court. We love your channel so much 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏



9 months ago

It sounds like they were reading your mind with the 2017 version which uses 27.5" and 2.4" tires! http://www.haibike.com/en-US/US/bikes/364/2017-xduro-trekking-4-0?variant=3857211748#specs

Steve Donovan
9 months ago

It is a nice bike but I don't think I'd rely on its rear stays to absorb much if anything. As you point out another good candidate for a Thudbuster. I wonder about manufacturers why they don't deal with a good seat post company for wholesale pricing and include it as part of their package. It may be a hundred more for the buyer but definitely worth it.

Steve Donovan
9 months ago

Right that must be the hard-sell factor weighed against implementation. Too bad because I would think for a lot of first impressions a good functioning suspension post could make the difference. I wonder how many prospective buyers would be considering their own changes to a bike after it's purchased.

9 months ago

Yeah, I'm with you Steve... perhaps they are concerned that it will raise the saddle and discourage some shorter riders who don't realize that they could swap it out for a cheaper post for under $10? Some ebikes are including seat post suspension units with their bikes now like the Motiv Spark https://electricbikereview.com/motiv/spark/ Kalkhoff Agattu B7 https://electricbikereview.com/kalkhoff/agattu-b7/ and Riese & Müller Charger https://electricbikereview.com/riese-muller/charger-gx-rohloff-hs/

Bruce Ballad
9 months ago

the frame looks so nice that the motor is looking kind of ugly and fat on it. other than this I like the bike.

Bruce Ballad
9 months ago

Ohh yes, that angled motor looks better.

9 months ago

Yeah, they really improved the look for 2017 http://www.haibike.com/en-US/US/bikes/364/2017-xduro-trekking-4-0?variant=3857211748#specs

Chauncey Smith
9 months ago

Take my money this bike is my love.it looks so cool even in black .

9 months ago

I like it as well, Haibike always has beautiful designs and paint :)

James Mason
9 months ago

Bosch is taking over the world seems like every bike has a Bosch motor

3 months ago

BAFANG anyone ?

9 months ago

Yeah, I feel like Yamaha is finally going to get competitive with their new system that offers high RPM and Shimano finally added a charging port on their downtube battery interface so you don't have to take the pack off every time. This is stuff that Bosch figured out over five years ago and they could have just copied... but didn't ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

James Mason
9 months ago

I have a bionx

9 months ago

definitely for European mid drive ebikes, shimano seems popular with with US bikes. Also the budget bikes and kits are still very much into bafang.

9 months ago

I love the squirrel making a run for it in the background @9:04
Then making another appearance in the tree @18:14 haha

Lorenz Michels
1 week ago

Wow, amazing that you spotted that !!! :-)