The unique look of ebike pioneer Haibike is easy to recognise on the trail, and the design of the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 is no exception. Can its performance on the trail do the aggressive look justice?

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Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 | Bosch Performance Line CX/500 Wh | 160/150 mm (f/r) | 25.43 kg | € 4,399

While the flagship FLYON XDURO AllMtn range features carbon frames and TQ motors, the more affordable XDURO AllMtn models are based on last year’s aluminium frame. Our € 4,399 Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 test bike comes with the proven Bosch Performance Line CX motor and an integrated battery. The paintwork and finishing quality of the frame is clearly superior to most bikes in the test field and it even has space for a bottle cage in the front triangle. The in-house components such as the stem, handlebar and cranks suit the bike perfectly and leave a high-quality impression. However, the loud rattling of the jockey wheel on the rear linkage, the cable routing and the poorly chosen componentry mars this impression. With the SRAM NX 11-speed drivetrain, the German brand opted against the one-by specific shifter, with which – you guessed it – you can only shift one gear at a time. However, our main criticism of the build spec is the TRP G-Spec Trail S four-piston brake, which doesn’t provide enough braking power. The 160/150 mm travel RockShox suspension generates plenty of traction with the wide 27.5+ MAXXIS Minion tires and offers a lot of comfort.

A feast for the eyes! The quality and finish of the Haibike are unrivalled in this test field.

Helmet Fox Flux MIPS | Backpack VAUDE eBracket 28 | Shirt Fox Defend Long Sleeve | Shorts Fox Flexair | Shoes Five Ten Freerider Pro

The Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 in detail

Fork RockShox Yari RC 160 mm
Rear shock RockShox Deluxe RT 160 mm
Motor/Batterie Bosch Performance Line CX 500 Wh
Drivetrain SRAM NX
Brakes TRP G-Spec Trail S 200/180 mm
Seat post XLC AllMtn 125 mm
Stem Haibike Components TheStem 45 mm
Handlebar Haibike Components TheBar ++ 780 mm
Wheels RODI Tryp 35/Haibike Components TheHub ++ 27.5″
Tires MAXXIS Minion DHF/DHRII 2.8″

4 pistons for a hallelujah?
The TRP G-Spec Trail S with the “small” 180 mm brake rotor has far too little bite for the Haibike.
The in-house Haibike components such as the handlebar, stem and cranks suit the high-quality appearance of the XDURO AllMtn quite nicely.
So 2016
External cable routing and too little drop: with the exception of the lever, we weren’t convinced of the dropper post.
Good match
The ergonomics and function of the dropper remote are excellent. It doesn’t interfere with the Bosch Purion display either.
Rattles like the chain of a ship’s anchor
No matter what gear you’re in, the chain rattles loudly on the jockey wheel of the rear linkage.
Size S M L XL
Seat tube 410 mm 440 mm 470 mm 500 mm
Top tube 575 mm 600 mm 625 mm 650 mm
Head tube 115 mm 120 mm 125 mm 130 mm
Head angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Chainstay 465 mm 465 mm 465 mm 465 mm
BB Drop -25 mm -25 mm -25 mm -25 mm
Wheelbase 1,195 mm 1,221 mm 1,246 mm 1,272 mm
Reach 409 mm 433 mm 457 mm 481 mm
Stack 621 mm 625 mm 630 mm 635 mm

The Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 in review

The high drawn top tube and the tall front end of the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 give it a motocross feel. The seated riding position is very comfortable for long rides, as long as the climbs aren’t too steep or technical. On steep climbs, the XDURO AllMtn 3.0 with its 11-42T cassette lacks an easier gear. This is not necessarily due to lack of motor power, but rather to the incorrectly selected gear ratio with a 16-tooth chainring as well as the Haibike’s inefficient suspension. The shock tends to sag excessively and makes the already long and sluggish bike more difficult to climb. In combination with the 170 mm cranks, you have to be careful in picking your lines over obstacles to avoid hitting the pedals or the motor.

Tuning tip: stärkere Bremse | Kassette mit größerem Ritzel | kürzere Kurbeln

Going downhill, the Haibike initially feels very composed. The tall front end, coupled with the low bottom bracket, places the rider very centrally and low on the bike. Feeling like you’re going over the bars? No chance. Freedom of movement? None either, unfortunately. You constantly bump your knees into the offset top tube and you can’t drop the saddle enough because of the short travel dropper post, further limiting your movement. This makes the XDURO AllMtn 3.0 difficult to lean into corners or roll over ledges. Agility is not the Haibike’s strong suit, but it scores with its composure: the suspension and the 2.8″ wide MAXXIS tires iron over bumps like you’re riding a trail of clouds. It takes a lot of physical effort to get the bike into the air or around a corner – and to slow it down, unfortunately. The TRP G-Spec Trail S brakes are overwhelmed by the weight of the Haibike and require a lot of finger power to bring the bike to a halt.

Rubber prison cell: the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 completely isolates the rider from the trail.


The comfort of the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 3.0 is best for long rides. It remains very composed on the trail at slow speeds but requires so much physical effort for agile riding manoeuvres that we can’t recommend it to ambitious trail rider. Be sure to replace the brakes!


  • looks
  • Modular Rail System – bottle cage
  • very composed


  • underpowered brakes
  • no feedback from the suspension
  • low bottom bracket, paired with long cranks
  • high standover height
  • limited gear range

Riding Characteristics



  1. sluggish
  2. playful


  1. nervous
  2. stable


  1. demanding
  2. balanced

Riding fun

  1. boring
  2. lively

Motor feeling

  1. digital
  2. natural

Motor power

  1. weak
  2. strong

Value for money

  1. poor
  2. top

Technical Data

Size: S M L XL
Weight: 25,43 kg
Perm. total weight: 120 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment): 94 kg
Motor torque: 75 Nm
Battery Capacity: 500 Wh
Travel (f/r): 160/150 mm
Wheel Size: 275"
Price: € 4,399

Rider type

Touring Rider 1
Trail rider 2
Extreme rider 3

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The Test field

For an overview about the test field click here: The best budget eMTB of 2019 – 8 models head to head

All bikes in test: Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 | COMMENCAL META POWER 27 RIDE | CONWAY eWME 629 | FLYER Uproc7 4.10 | MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 800 | RADON SWOOP HYBRID 9.0 | Specialized Turbo Kenevo Comp

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Words: Photos: Christoph Bayer, Valentin Rühl