Haibike’s product line is huge, its number of models is enormous! Those in search of a good all-rounder will inevitably end up roaming through their AllMtn models. The SDURO AllMtn 7.0 is one of their biggest sellers – is this justified?

Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0
Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0 | Yamaha| 23.13 kg | € 4,299

When releasing the SDURO, Haibike wanted to reach out mainly to young, sporty riders. For the new season the Haibike SDURO AllMtn has been given a new Yamaha PW-X-motor and a slightly more aggressive geometry, featuring a longer frame and shorter chainstays. A small, stem-integrated screen displays all of the settings and crucial info. With a more than reasonable price of € 4,299, the SDURO AllMtn 7.0 offers pretty much everything we could ask from a modern E-Mountainbike. Chunky Schwalbe Nobby Nic Plus tires with reinforced Apex sidewalls provide a great amount of traction and the FOX Performance suspension combo delivers impeccable control and top riding comfort.

“The bike feels nicely balanced and refreshingly stable in corners, but somehow still a little clumsy and lazy despite the short chainstays.”
Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0 Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0

One light touch on the cranks and the new Yamaha PW-X-motor fires up in all its majesty. The Zero Cadence-setting provides loads of power from the first pulse on the pedal. There are a total of five support-levels to choose from, of which the lower two feel rather weak. We ended up sticking to support-level 3 most of the time, which encouraged the bike to climb eagerly. The sitting position is centred and the elevated ground clearance allows mastery of even the mosttechnical sections without breaking a sweat. One clear drawback is the 2 speed-drive, which struggles to shift into the little cog when under load. The bike feels nicely balanced and refreshingly stable in corners, but somehow still a little clumsy and lazy despite the short chainstays. The high bottom bracket makes you feel as though you are standing on top of the bike rather than in the bike. The manufacturer justifies this choice with one rather relevant safety measure– crank clearance- a good reason to compromise handling qualities a little, at least in their opinion. The rear-end feels relatively linear and likes digging deep into its travel. This translates into a comfortable ride, maybe a tad too tame for more aggressive riders.

Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0
Helmet Smith Forefront | Jersey Race Face Stage LS Jersey | Backpack ION RAMPERT 8 | Shorts Race Face Podium Shorts

The Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0 in detail

Fork FOX 34 FLOAT Performance 150 mm
Rear shock FOX FLOAT DPS 150 mm
Motor / Battery Yamaha PW-X / 500 Wh
Brakes Magura MT5/MT4
Drivetrain Shimano XT/SLX
Seatpost XLC AllMtn Remote
Stem Haibike Components The STEM 50 mm
Handlebar Haibike Components The Bar 780 mm
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo
Rims / Hubs Rodi TR40 / XLC Evo Disc

Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0
Unique
The display is integrated directly into the stem, a tidy look.
Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0
Reinforced
Schwalbe offers their tires with reinforced Apex side-walls. This makes them more puncture resistant and improves the bike’s handling qualities, a crucial point, especially on E-Mountainbikes.
Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0
Rattle, rattle
The internally-routed cables run inside the top tube, but compression and decompression of the suspension bends the hoses causing them to rattle against the suspension link.
Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0
Unsuitable
The 2-speed drive always seems to stop working exactly when we need it most: on steep climbs. The constant load through the drive prevents the chain from shifting into the small cog.

Geometry
Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0

Conclusion

The Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0 is rightly one of the most popular bikes in the line-up of the Schweinfurt-based manufacturer. A combination of great handling, outstanding riding comfort and a powerful motor make it a very desirable bike, now with increased downhill fun-factor thanks to the newly revised geometry. The 2 speed-motor might be a good selling point on the sales floor, but in practice it does not work properly, making it rather pointless.

Strengths

– Powerful motor
– Good price-performance ratio
– Very comfortable

Weaknesses

– The 2-speed is rather pointless
– A little clumsy in corners
– Noisy cable routing

For more Information head to: haibike.com

For an overview of the test fleet head to the main article: 11 E-MTBs under € 5,000 in Comparison

All bikes in test: Bergamont E-Trailster 8.0CENTURION No Pogo E2000 27+FOCUS JAM² 29 | Giant Full-E+0 Pro | KTM MACINA Kapoho LT 273 | MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 800 | NOX Bike EDT 5.1 HybridSCOTT E-Genius 720 Plus | Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6FATTIE | Trek Powerfly 8 FS

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Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer