Haibike XDURO Urban S RX Review

Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Electric Bike Review
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Bosch Performance Speed Motor
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Bosch Powerpack 400
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Bosch Intuvia Display Locking Grips
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Xlc Tranzx Rr Antishock Stem
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Trelock Led Superbright Headlight
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Iceberg Taillight
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Fizik Arione R5 Saddle
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx 11 Speed Sram Rival Dt Swiss Deep Rims
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Magura Mt4 Hydraulic Disc Brakes 180mm
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Electric Bike Review
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Bosch Performance Speed Motor
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Bosch Powerpack 400
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Bosch Intuvia Display Locking Grips
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Xlc Tranzx Rr Antishock Stem
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Trelock Led Superbright Headlight
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Iceberg Taillight
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Fizik Arione R5 Saddle
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx 11 Speed Sram Rival Dt Swiss Deep Rims
Haibike Xduro Urban S Rx Magura Mt4 Hydraulic Disc Brakes 180mm

Summary

  • A high speed road bike with electric assist up to 28 mph (45 km/h), available in five frame sizes for improved fit and a vibration dampening seat post and shock stem for improved comfort
  • Efficient low-resistance tires with deep-dish aero rims and bladed spokes, keep the tire pressure up for best efficiency and reduced pinch flats, rigid fork further increases power transfer
  • Some of the most stylish integrated lights I've ever seen, they shine forward and through the sides and the headlight turns as you steer, powerful two-piston hydraulic disc brakes from Magura
  • The motor produces an electronic whine when operating at high RPM that's a bit more noticeable on a road bike like this, no bottle cage bosses on the downtube despite having room, battery is mounted to the frame vs. being internally mounted for improved aesthetic like some competing ebikes

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Introduction

Make:

Haibike

Model:

XDURO Urban S RX

Price:

$5,000 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:

2016

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

41 lbs (18.59 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)

Frame Material:

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

Frame Sizes:

19.69 in (50.01 cm)20.87 in (53 cm)22.05 in (56 cm)23.23 in (59 cm)23.62 in (59.99 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

32" Standover Height

Frame Types:

High-Step

Frame Colors:

Matte White with Matte Black Accents

Frame Fork Details:

Xduro Aluminum, Rigid, 11 mm Quick Release Skewer, DT Swiss Spline Hub

Frame Rear Details:

11 mm Quick Release Skewer, DT Swiss Hub

Gearing Details:

11 Speed 1×11 SRAM Rival, 10-36T

Shifter Details:

SRAM X01 Trigger on Right Bar

Cranks:

Miranda, ALloy 175 mm Length, 20T Sprocket with Narrow Wide Teeth

Pedals:

XLC One Piece, Platform Cage

Headset:

FSA No. 57, Semi-Integrated, Tapered, 3 XLC Spacers

Stem:

XLC TranzX RR Antishock

Handlebar:

Xduro Lowriser Aluminum, 28.25" Length

Brake Details:

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

Grips:

XLC Sport with Locking Rings

Saddle:

fizik Arione R5

Seat Post:

XLC Antishock

Seat Post Length:

600 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm

Rims:

DT Swiss R32 dt, Alloy, Deep Dish, 622x18c

Spokes:

Bladed, Black

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Durano E, 700 x 32c

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

65-110 PSI

Accessories:

LED Superbright Headlight by Trelock and Haibike Iceberg Taillight

Other:

Locking Removable Battery Pack with LED Charge Level Indicator and Step-In Battery Mount, Motor Starts at 20 RPM, 2.2 Amp Charger 1.7 lbs

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:

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

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

Haibike has always impressed me with their diverse range of high performance electric bike styles… They are a leader in the emountain bike space but also offer touring and road models now like the Urban S RX shown here. The first XDURO Urban model I saw and reviewed was a 2015 model that could only hit 20 mph vs. the 28 mph on this “speed” model and I felt like it was real missed opportunity. It’s hard to complain much because the frame still came in several sizes, the cool integrated lights were there and the Bosch mid-drive motor offered nearly all of the same benefits of balanced weight distribution, responsiveness and durability. But this is a road ebike with narrow efficient tires after all! It’s easy to hit and exceed 20 mph even on an unpowered road bike so why was this electric model “nerfed” I wondered? You could pay a bunch more for the 2015 XDURO Race, which was a Class 3 speed pedelec and featured cool drop bars, but for many people the price bump was likely difficult to justify… With the Haibike XDURO Urban S RX you pay ~$500 more than that first Urban model ($1,500 less than the Race) but you get speed pedelec performance, an 11 speed drivetrain and a nicer paint job (in my opinion) than that first bike. This is one of the coolest looking, lightest weight mid-drive electric bikes I’ve seen and with unique upgraded components like the vibration dampening seat post and shock absorbing stem it feels special and really purpose built.

Driving the bike is a 350 watt Bosch Centerdrive mounted at the bottom bracket. Haibike prints engineering specifications on many of their frames that talk about hydro-formed tubing and gravity casting interfaces. That’s the case with the motor plat here which securely attaches the Bosch motor and helps to blend it into the frame and support a custom geometry. The motor casing is plastic, painted black to blend in with some of the paint highlights and they’ve upgraded the sprocket to a narrow-wide 20 tooth design optimized for higher speed pedaling. The crank arms are 175 mm vs. 170 mm so you get more power transfer and a little bash guard chain guide plate has been added to keep your pants clear and snag free… for those random moments when you’d elect to wear pants vs. spandex on a road bike ;) The motor is very efficient but also powerful. As you switch gears it becomes more or less powerful trading torque for speed and is the same hardware offered with Haibike mountain models. You shouldn’t have any problem climbing with this thing as long as you switch gears appropriately. And that’s the other nice thing about the Bosch mid-drive, it offers software driven shift detection that reduces mashing and chain wear. For 2016 they also introduced a shift recommendation alert on the display that helps guide your shifting in order to maximize motor performance. The one downside to all of this is that the Bosch motor produces an electronic whine at higher RPM which can be seen in the video review above.

Powering the motor, backlit display and integrated headlight set is a 396 watt hour battery pack called the Bosch Powerpack 400. For 2017 an update pack is being offered with 500 watt hours and the Urban S RX interface is forward compatible. Expect 30 plus miles per charge with the standard pack but rest assured that replacement packs will be easy to find along with upgrades if you tend to ride further. The pack locks securely to the frame and can be charged there or removed for safe keeping and charging inside. At just 41 pounds this electric bike is light compared to the majority which weigh between 50 and 60 lbs. And when you take that battery pack off it reduces a further 5.3 lbs. With quick release wheels, that removable pack and a traditional diamond “high-step” frame, this is an easy bike to mount on most car, train and bus racks. Overall, I think they did an excellent job with the paint on the bike helping to blend the motor and battery in because they do stick out a bit. When compared to some of the Specialized or Stromer road ebikes the battery just isn’t as hidden.

Operating the bike is very efficient and almost fun once you learn the controls. Charge and mount the battery pack then press the lower left power button on the Intuvia display panel. This brings the bike to lift and allows you to read battery, speed, pedal assist and other stats. The display unit also has a reset for clearing trip distance, an i for swapping through max speed, average speed, odometer and range stats (which are especially cool because range is dynamically calculated based on the assist level you choose) and a light button. By pressing the light button you activate the front and rear LED lights that are AWESOME in my opinion. The headlight especially, which shines enough to actually light your path and not just alert others to your presence, looks beautiful and is aerodynamic, adjustable angle and turning as you steer. The rear light is positioned below the seat post on the seat tube shining just above the rear wheel and out to both sides. If you decide to mount a bottle cage to your saddle rails or a beam rack to the seat post the light will still keep you visible. Same goes for if you’re wearing a long coat that droops down below the saddle. The lights are awesome and don’t use much power… so keep them on if it’s getting dark. Near the left grip is a little control pad that duplicates the i button mentioned earlier and allows you to arrow up and down through four levels of assist with a satisfying click so you can learn to use it without even glancing down. My final bit of praise here is that the display is removable! Just like the battery, you can protect and store it separately when parking at racks in public spaces.

Even though I probably wouldn’t ride this bike daily for commuting and I wouldn’t want it to be my only electric bike because I love mountain biking and trail riding… I can’t help but want to buy this thing. It looks so cool and is so nimble and responsive, it just rocks! I’ve owned several non-electric road bikes over the years including a Specialized Tarmac Expert and one of my favorite experiences is that light weight super fast acceleration. While it’s not exactly the same feeling on this or most electric road bikes due to their weight, it is definitely close and even more enjoyable in its own way. Sure, I wish this thing had bottle cage bosses and yes the battery stands out a bit blowing your cover that it’s electric, indeed the motor produces a different sound that’s more audible here than on some of the mountain bikes with knobby tires but for what it is, this thing is a blast. Maybe you’ve got friends who get out road biking more than you’re able to and you struggle to keep up or always have to draft instead of leading. Maybe you’ve got an injury or live in a place where it’s super windy or hilly. I guarantee you’ll still get an excellent cardio workout with this bike and you can go way faster than 28 mph on descent so it comes back to empowering you to ride further or in ways that you enjoy. Not only is this a special build, the fact that it comes in so many sizes and from a reputable brand with a solid warranty and distribution in the US really helps to justify the price. It’s easy to spend way more than $5k on traditional road bikes so getting an industry leading drive system from Bosch here and the electronic extras makes it an exciting high value product to me.

Pros:

  • Weighing in at just ~41 pounds this is one of the lighter electric bikes I’ve tested, especially for a mid-drive using the Bosch drive system
  • I love that it’s setup with the Bosch Performance Speed motor to reach ~28 mph vs. just 20 mph with older Haibike XDURO Urban models… this is basically a road bike and the efficient wheels and tires are perfect for faster riding
  • Cool integrated lights, not only are they securely attached to the frame and powered directly by the ebike battery but they are aerodynamic, side-visible and the headlight turns as you steer and can be angled up or down
  • Unique stylized frame with internally routed cables and wires, available in five sizes for improved fit… I like how the seat stays are positioned a bit lower making room for the taller backlight
  • Premium DT Swiss deep-dish wheelset with bladed aerodynamic spokes help you cut through the air at high speed, the fork is also an aero design
  • Quick release wheels front and rear, removable battery and removable display panel make the bike easy to work on, transport or lockup more securely
  • The drivetrain is geared for higher speed with a 20 tooth chainring (which spins at 2x) and the 11 speed cassette gives you a nice range of pedal speeds, it was designed to work well with the Bosch Performance Speed drive
  • Given that this bike has eleven gears and gets assist up to 28 mph (45 km/h) I love that the drive system offers shift sensing
  • Excellent weight distribution with both the motor and battery pack mounted low and centrally on the frame, this improves handling and makes lifting the bike more natural if you have to carry it up stairs
  • With electric bikes, especially those meant for road riding at high speed, the cracks and bumps can really take a tole on your arms, back and neck so I love that this bike comes with a shock absorbing stem! Consider adding a 31.6 mm seat post suspension like this aftermarket for even smoother rides… I would definitely add this myself given the narrow low-resistant tires and rigid fork (even though they call it anti-shock)
  • I love the integrated chain guard (keeps your pants clean and snag free as well as reducing drops) and the narrow-wide tooth pattern on the front sprocket, this will reduce the potential for chain slipping over bumps, nice Neoprene slap guard on the right chainstay as well

Cons:

  • The Bosch drive system is efficient and very responsive but produces a more noticeable whirring sound (especially at high RPM operation) and with a road bike like this with smooth tires that noise is a bit more noticeable than on mountain bikes that have knobby tires
  • I like how well integrated the brake lines, shifter cables and electronic wires are as well as how the motor becomes part of the frame (replacing the bottom bracket) but the battery pack stick out a bit, it isn’t as hidden and might “give away” that you’re on an ebike compared to some other models like the Specialized Turbo and Vado or Stromer ST1 and ST2 where the battery is inside the downtube
  • I really feel like they could have fit bottle cage bosses on the seat tube… there seems like a lot of space and this would have been very handy for bringing along a lock, mini-pump or fluids in a water bottle, consider a saddle rail adapter for carrying two bottles like this
  • Given that this is an electric road bike and you might be able to ride further, it’s too bad there aren’t bosses for adding a rear rack for carrying a trunk bag or panniers, the seat stays are untraditional so it might not work anyway (and would probably block the light), you could use a beam rack if you really needed the ability to carry stuff
  • Because this bike uses such narrow tires it’s important to make sure you’ve got them inflated between the recommended 65-110 PSI avoid pinch flats, this is especially relevant given that the heavier weight of the bike compared to unpowered road bicycles

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Tom Greene
6 months ago

I would like to comment on what it is like to ride a bike like this from a road cyclist’s perspective. I recently bought the 2015 Haibike Urban Xduro, a similar design but it looks like the XDURO Urban S RX has upgraded components and wheels. That is a good thing.

First off, this is the most expensive bike I have bought (mine was about $3300 on close out) and many regular road bikes in the $1500 – 2000 range have considerably higher quality parts. The wheels are especially basic (including cheesy, easily bent rotors) on mine, and hopefully the Urban S RX has better ones.

I got the bike for high speed commuting, and it is OK for that. I have been doing a mix of bike and car commuting, 16 – 20 mi with several hundred feet of climbing each way on semi-rural to semi-urban roads on the SF Peninsula. This was taking about 60 minutes riding time or a bit more and I can shave about 12 min off each way on the Haibike. My heart rate monitor suggests that I ride at least as hard on the Haibike – my Strava suffer scores are often higher than commuting on my regular bike. I now commute by bike (mostly the Habike) more often.

The bike is adequate but I really had to work to get a decent fit and riding setup. You can really tell that Haibike isn’t a real bike company from the design and how the spec out their bikes. Court has rightly mentioned the lack of bottle mounts. Putting a triathlon-type seat mount on works, but this obscures the taillight. I ride a 52 cm road bike and got the 50 cm Haibike, but the stack height of my Urban (same frame used on many Haibikes) was much too high – about 56 cm I think, vs, about 52 cm on a road bike. The reach is a bit short too, so I had to get a 17deg 130 mm stem and flip it over to get negative rise. The other major beef is that they put 175 mm cranks on even their smallest bikes. That is criminal – cranks that long really mess up your hip angle and prevent you from getting low and aero. The bars have a tilt up that makes it awkward to keep your hands on the grips without rotting the bars back toward the sides, decreasing reach even further. I was able to get reasonable extension, weight balance, and posture by putting short mtn bike ends in the middle of the bars (just inside of the brake levers) and switching to 170 mm crank arms (only about $65 for the crank arms).

I think that the Bosch mid-drive is good for ‘real’ cyclists. Unlike Yamaha, it puts out high power at 100+ RPM, so it feels pretty natural. I like that it doesn’t put out power until you spin it a revolution or so; this allows doing track stands at red lights without the bike taking off. You really do want to get a Class 3 or higher speed pedelec. Mine came from my shop modified so it puts out power up to 40 mph, and I routinely cruise in the low 30s on my way to work. I would think that a 28 mph limit would be restrictive to people used to road racing and riding fast.

I have been commuting on it since September and look forward to continuing to do so for a few years. I hope that the cheesy parts last that long. After then, I’d like to replace it with one that fits and rides more like a real road bike. Lighter would be nice too. Mine is 41 pounds and is a real beast for working on and carrying up stairs.

Court Rye
6 months ago

Hey Tom, thanks for writing such an extensive user-perspective on this bike… especially given your more advanced knowledge of road bikes. I agree with everything you wrote, the long crank arms on smaller frames was a good point and the whole bit about dialing in the bars and grips. I do my best to present bikes constructively and provide the data so people can figure out where to make adjustments. Bosch motors tend to hold up very well and I liked your point about being able to track stand at lights. Do you wear regular shoes or have you setup clipless? It was especially interesting to hear about the e-bike rides vs. regular in terms of heart rate and exercise, and the bits about Strava. Thanks!

Tom Greene
6 months ago

You’re welcome Court, and thanks for doing such a great job of introducing us to and reviewing electric bikes over the years. I have relied on your reviews for info which has been very valuable in helping me pick an ebike that is best for my admittedly niche application (high speed commuting alternative to a road bike).

I am currently using clipless pedals on the Haibike, just Shimano SPDs with light mountain bike / commuting shoes. Hence my fondness for track stands. I’d like to add a few things to to my earlier comment:

  1. The Bosch Intuvia display takes up a lot of room at the bar / stem area, and it doesn’t provide a lot of functions compared to a Garmin Edge GPS bike computer. I think that the most important functions of the Intuvia are displaying the battery state of charge and allowing switching between power levels. A Garmin Edge can do everything else, and regular road cyclists will probably want to use a Garmin also to record the route taken, heart rate, and maybe other data.
  2. I only ever use 3 of the 5 possible power settings: Off (downhill and when limited by traffic), Eco (gives a ~50% power boost), and Tour (110% power boost). Eco can take me to 26 – 28 mph when working at a fast endurance pace, and Tour moves that into the low 30 mph region on flat ground. The motor has a max power of 250 – 350 Watts, so you can max it out in the Tour setting if you are putting in 250+ Watts yourself. I wish that there was a programmable boost setting, but that isn’t a big deal.
  3. The Bosch drive can feel like it lacks power if you are bogged down at low pedal speeds (< 50 RPM), but even ECO is a beast (more than compensates for the bike weight) at higher pedal speeds. You also feel most connected to the bike in ECO and that is what I like to use when motor pacing other cyclists; Tour provides so much power that the bike starts to feel a bit disconnected from your own input.
Aaron
4 months ago

Hi Court! I was wondering out of your preference, would you rather have this Haibike XDURO Urban S RX or a Stromer ST2 for an urban commute? Play favorites!

Court Rye
4 months ago

Hi Aaron! I’d go for this one even though it might not be as comfortable or utilitarian as the ST2… If I needed it for commuting and lived where it rained a lot then maybe I’d reconsider but this bike is just so light and awesome looking! One of the big drawbacks to any Stromer is the heavy rear hub and I’m not a big heavy guy so lifting it and even maneuvering it doesn’t feel great. The Haibike XDURO Urban S RX is just so sexy XD

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ath3na
2 weeks ago

Here's my LandShark (Hai = shark in German). So excited I couldn't even frame it properly. ;>

It's an awesome, well-built little tank. The perfect urban assault vehicle for rainy Seattle were every other block is a construction site and tearing up the roads around me seems to be a local hobby.

Anyone else have one of these puppies? I'm wondering:
1. What panniers will fix that rack?
2. What about dropper posts? Anyone know what fits?
3. Anyone cut down these wide handlebars?

I've honestly only ridden it home from the bike shop so far as I've been glued to my computers with a massive deadline crunch. I did love "turbo" mode and felt confident enough to pull out in traffic for the few blocks home - and I never ride in traffic. I have not yet tried using walk mode to get it up the half flight of stairs out of my apt basement.

I'm hoping the E-ness will help me get out and get some more exercise as various things have caused me to become weak and gain waaaaay too much weight. I haven't ridden in eons. I only purchased this because my old German Votec mountain bike was stolen a few months ago. Insurance would pay to replace it with a new one - but they won't just hand you the cash. I actually had to buy the bike and within a certain time frame.

Jamesfw
2 months ago

I have the Xduro Trekking S 5.0. I needed something for commuting. Getting old and needed something to level out the 12mi and 1000 ft gain. So far it's working out real well. I'm happy I have the S because I spend a lot of time in the 20-25 mph range and it works well. Definitely not a free ride, just not wearing myself out like I used to. It's definitely not a light bike (approx 57lb), which makes it feel real solid. As for the fork, don't really notice it. For maintenance purposes I would have rather had a fixed fork, possibly would have saved some weight too. Not looking forward to flat tire repairs, will probably leave tire on and pull the tube out the side rather than remove the wheel (heavy bike). Lights are good, although they turned out to be cyo premium rather than the Haibike front light. Not a problem as it is as bright as my Luxos I used to use, just not quite the same pattern. And sizing was interesting, I luckily decided on the 52 for my 5'8" frame. The 56 would have been just too big. The Bosch system is taking a little time to get used to, but overall I'm very pleased with how it works. I just find myself picking a cadence then adjusting the setting for the leg resistance I want, mostly tour and sport. The Battery is usually down to one and a half bars (on the 500) after 25mi with hills (cutting an average of 10 minutes off my commute each way). Headwinds no longer matter. Nice.

Thats really helpful and good to hear thanks. I also have the S 5.0 on its way and all your points don't surprise. Like you I also would have liked something lighter, I had in mind the Urban S with rigid forks, but because of the recall they are not expected this side of the world till June (New Zealand). I am itching for it to arrive. I was previously a motorcycle rider for my commute, but want to add a health aspect to my life. As soon as it is in my hands I'll put the Nyon on and report back.

Mr. B
2 months ago

Can I ask, what did you buy, and your reasons? I ended up with the Trekking Xduro, although I first wanted Urban plus (style and speed), but they had a recall on the forks, and it made me look at the trekking a bit closer, and realised it really is much better suited to my everyday needs:)
I have the Xduro Trekking S 5.0. I needed something for commuting. Getting old and needed something to level out the 12mi and 1000 ft gain. So far it's working out real well. I'm happy I have the S because I spend a lot of time in the 20-25 mph range and it works well. Definitely not a free ride, just not wearing myself out like I used to. It's definitely not a light bike (approx 57lb), which makes it feel real solid. As for the fork, don't really notice it. For maintenance purposes I would have rather had a fixed fork, possibly would have saved some weight too. Not looking forward to flat tire repairs, will probably leave tire on and pull the tube out the side rather than remove the wheel (heavy bike). Lights are good, although they turned out to be cyo premium rather than the Haibike front light. Not a problem as it is as bright as my Luxos I used to use, just not quite the same pattern. And sizing was interesting, I luckily decided on the 52 for my 5'8" frame. The 56 would have been just too big. The Bosch system is taking a little time to get used to, but overall I'm very pleased with how it works. I just find myself picking a cadence then adjusting the setting for the leg resistance I want, mostly tour and sport. The Battery is usually down to one and a half bars (on the 500) after 25mi with hills (cutting an average of 10 minutes off my commute each way). Headwinds no longer matter. Nice.

Jamesfw
2 months ago

Can I ask, what did you buy, and your reasons? I ended up with the Trekking Xduro, although I first wanted Urban plus (style and speed), but they had a recall on the forks, and it made me look at the trekking a bit closer, and realised it really is much better suited to my everyday needs:)

Shaggy
3 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)

<<<
FYI and all that...

chgofirefighter
3 months ago

We have installed front suspension forks from Stromer with no issues. There are also stem related suspension options that may help. I wrote the review for the Sta-Fast and it was satisfactory for my purposes.

The issue is the ST2 is a heavy bike, yeah its nice, rides superb etc. But it's just too heavy, by adding a front suspension you are adding additional weight, etc. I tested out a few Haibikes today, loved the XDURO Urban SRX, awesome bike~ lightweight, nimble, easy to load, carry, pick up, etc. Also tested the EXDURO Full seven pro, with all around suspension. I felt like I was riding on a cloud, the only thing the bike needs is urban type tires and this bike will be ready to rock. The Urban SRX is nice but it's a rigid frame with a bodyfloat suspension, ergo grips, and maybe a handlebar type suspension this bike would be ideal city urban commuter with lots of power, speed and its very agile too. Look don't get me wrong I love my ST2, but picking up the bike everyday to go up through 2 flights of stairs gets old. They should design this bike with a suspesion, maybe lighten up the bike, make it 30lbs, maybe 35 or 38 but a 60lbs bike plus added components well the bike becomes cumbersome. Asked my girl, she can't even pick up the ST2. But she has an urban bike thats not an electric bike that weighs like 4lbs, lol~

Daniel Fuqua
1 month ago

Really appreciate your videos. Looking for my first ebike and this is it. Unfortunately, I cant find one anywhere. Any ideas of where I might find a 2016 Urban S RX?

cobyveron
3 months ago

my hometown😊

David Macdonald
4 months ago

cadence is King ctfu.

John Clifford de Grood
4 months ago

Just wanted to say that I really, really enjoy your outstanding reviews and advice...keep up for many more!!..#
great fan from Amsterdam

Xavier Morgan
5 months ago

"It smells like a lot of Marijuana" - 18:37

How do you know

Doug's Ego
6 months ago

Nice. :D

Big T
6 months ago

electric bikes are fantastic but prohibitively expensive....I wish the prices were a bit more reasonable

cresshead
6 months ago

Haibike - they have that 'cool look'...love em!

Jackie Palmer
6 months ago

Hello Court ,
have you thought about reviewing a Giant Road-E ?

Mark Elford
6 months ago

Bike is dope, thats why you smell maryjane all the time....sam brought up some very important points.

250 watts
6 months ago

I dont like the battery clamped on the frame looks cheap, should have been integrated into the frame.

Tracey McNeel
6 months ago

Try the Lumos Helmet; it lights up in the front and rear which also comes with signal indicators.

blitz boy
6 months ago

alot of noise for a mid drive. is that rattling noise coming from the from end or the chain ?

Rotormatic
6 months ago

Nice bike. Definitely pricey but it looks like value is starting to come up.

I'd be afraid to park such a thing and leave it unattended even for groceries or a doctor's visit. I'd be carrying three locks and one being a Skunk Lock with active counter measure system. Also a $50 motion activated bike alarm.

Kenneth King
6 months ago

Dude I would love one of these sadly that costs money I don't have

harishkumar sen
5 months ago

same here.. will enjoy watching..

Rob Pennefather
6 months ago

Really nice bike and great review! High end specs, but come on Haibike - no bottle mounts and no rack or fender mounts. These are important features. Wouldn't be hard to include a few bosses for bottles and some holes for fenders.

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Thanks Rob! I can understand the lack of rack mounts due to the unique rear end (which I believe is meant to improve lateral flex for comfort or something) but no bottle cages?! There's a ton of space there on the downtube :( maybe it's for frame strength (keep it lighter but strong still) but almost all non-ebikes have the bosses so what gives?!

Medium Rare
6 months ago

$5000... you know I really wish you start with the price sometimes I swear id still watch I just wouldn't get my hope up so much..

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

I get this feedback a lot... sorry, I link to the review first thing in the description so you could launch that as you hit play and scroll down to the specs. I do this so I can update prices over time if necessary and to save time editing. Are you asking me to just say the price when the video begins or have text or what? I'll consider your feedback for sure, currently sitting on ~35 shot bikes where I do not do this, slowly working through them, pacing myself with all of the typing and editing ;)

TheReviewChannel
6 months ago

Whats the name of the illuminated Helmet?

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

I believe that's the Torch Apparel T2 illuminated bike helmet... pretty sweet ey! If you do reviews this would be a cool one to cover :D http://amzn.to/2g3lNI8

samuel Townsend
6 months ago

Ah this one was fun Court. It's looks much slower on camera but I remember flying up and down that parking garage. Thanks so much for all you've done for the E-bike community. Looking forward to seeing you the next time your on the West coast.

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Oh yeah buddy! Had a blast, been holding on to this review for a bit, was one that I really enjoyed filming with you. Thanks again for going riding and risking your life at night with me XD

Sceltic Irish
6 months ago

I rly love your channel, can u pls make a review about the new Riese&Müller Delite Bike?

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Hey!!! That bike is totally on my list... in fact I was planning to review it and some of the others recently but they didn't arrive in the US on time for my trip. Looking at doing it in the Spring now so keep an eye out XD