No brand has caused as much of a sensation in recent months as Haibike with its new FLYON models. One of them is the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0, and we have the exclusive first ride review. Our first test rides have shown: this bike is brutal.

For more information on the group test head to: The best eMTB you can buy

Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0 | 28.3 kg (incl. light) | € 6,999

For 2019, the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0 has nothing in common with its predecessor. With their new FLYON product range, the eMTB pioneers from Germany have turned the industry on its head once again.

The Haibike climbs at the speed of light – Captain Kirk would be jealous!

The focus is on the powerful motor, which is based on a TQ HPR 120S with software developed by Haibike. It offers a torque output of over 120 Nm, enough to leave the entire competition in its wake! But it’s not just the motor that has caused a stir – setting new standards is the updated interface with its colour display, integrated lighting (standard only on the top-end 10.0 model) and the ability to quickly charge the bike to 80% capacity in 60 minutes. The bike also features a new, 18-times more accurate speed sensor as well as the proven E-Connect system, with which you can locate the bike if it gets stolen or make an automatic emergency call. The battery has a capacity of 630 Wh and is integrated into the oversized down tube. The build spec of the € 6,999 bike has been thoughtfully chosen and beyond reproach.

Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0 in Detail

Fork FOX 36 Performance Elite 150 mm
Rear shock FOX Float DPX2 Performance Elite 150 mm
Motor/Battery Flyon HPR120S/ Flyon The Battery 630 Wh
Drivetrain Shimano XT 11-speed
Brakes Shimano XT 4-Kolben 200/200 mm
Seat post XLC AllMtn
Stem Haibike Components The Stem 2
Handlebar Haibike Components The Bar 780 mm
Wheels Haibike TheHub ++/Rodi Tryp 30
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 29×2.5″ / DHRII 27.5×2.8″

Brawny
Like the grille of a sports car, the front end of the Haibike looks super beefy and muscular. The FOX 36 fork looks surprisingly slender in comparison
Variable
A flip-chip allows you to change the geometry of the the head and seat tube angles by up to one degree. That means you can adapt the bike to your personal preferences.
All the info
The large display provides all the riding data and system information you could need with a total of four exchangeable interfaces. You can also choose to display your heart rate, cadence or calorie consumption.
Futuristic
Haibike’s specially designed chainring contributes significantly to the futuristic look of the FLYON bikes.

Geometry of the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0

Size S M L XL
Seat tube 410 mm 440 mm 470 mm 500 mm
Top tube 570 mm 600 mm 630 mm 660 mm
Head tube 110 mm 110 mm 130 mm 130 mm
Head angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat angle 75.1° 75.1° 75.1° 75.1°
Chainstay 470 mm 470 mm 470 mm 470 mm
BB Height 25 mm 25 mm 25 mm 25 mm
Wheelbase 1,200 mm 1,230 mm 1,263 mm 1,293 mm
Reach 407 mm 437 mm 461 mm 491 mm
Stack 614 mm 614 mm 632 mm 632 mm

Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0 in Review

Helmet Bell Sixer | Backpack Ergon BA2 E Protect | Jersey Thinking Mu | Shorts ION Bikeshort Scrub Amp | Shoes ION Rascal

Anyone who believes that classic eMTBs feel unstoppable on the climb will experience a rush like never before with the new Haibike XDURO AllMtn FLYON. The motor is a beast in the top two support modes. The middle of the 5 available modes is similar to the Turbo Mode on the Bosch Performance CX. You’ll reach the 25 km/h threshold correspondingly fast, at which point the assistance gently fades out and you can carry on with almost no pedalling resistance from the motor. When stepping on the pedals, the chain stiffens up the rear end and the bike launches forward. It feels very efficient and you’ll hardly notice its 28 kg heft (incl. lights)– hard to believe, but true!

Tuning tip: regularly check the chain and drivetrain for wear!

Even on the descents, the Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0 feels much more agile than one would expect when perusing the specs. As the rider, you feel nicely integrated between the wheels with a balanced weight distribution and very supportive suspension. As a result, the bike is easy to control through corners. Direction changes are quick and precise. However, its weight doesn’t exactly invite you to play with the terrain, and jumping requires a lot of input. Due to the low-hanging motor and down tube, the ground clearance is limited when going over ledges. We anticipate the fibre-reinforced skid plate having to withstand a lot of abuse!


Riding Characteristics

5

Agility

  1. sluggish
  2. playful

Stability

  1. nervous
  2. stable

Handling

  1. unbalanced
  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

Haibike
XDURO AllMtn 8.0 FLYON

Size: S M L XL
Weight: 28.3.kg (incl. light)
Perm. total weight: 120 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment): 92 kg
Motor torque: 120 Nm
Battery Capacity: 630 Wh
Travel (f/r): 150/150 mm
Wheel Size: MX (29" front, 27.5" rear)
Price: € 6,999

Rider type

Beginner 1
Touring Rider 2
Trail rider 3
Extreme rider 4

Conclusion

The Haibike AllMtn 8.0 from the FLYON product range ushers in a new era of eMTBing. The extremely powerful motor lends itself to a unique riding experience. With it, you can fly up mountains at speeds previously unimagined. At the same time, downhill handling has been improved, making it the best Haibike we’ve ever ridden.

Tops

  • unique riding experience going uphill
  • motor offers incredible thrust
  • excellent and innovative integration
  • lots of smart details
  • composed handling downhill

Flops

  • hefty weight
  • low ground clearance
  • quick battery depletion in the higher support levels

For more information head to: haibike.com

For more information on the group test head to: The best eMTB you can buy

All Bikes in Test

Canyon Spectral:ON 9.0 | Focus JAM² 9.8 DRIFTERGHOST HYBRIDE SL AMR X S 7.7+ LCGiant Trance E+ 0 Pro | Haibike XDURO AllMtn 8.0 FLYON | Husqvarna HC 9.0 | Intense TazerLapierre eZesty AM LTD Ultimate | MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 900E | Mondraker Level RRScott Genius eRIDE 900 TUNED | Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo FSRThömus Lightrider E1 | Trek Powerfly LT 9.9


This article is from E-MOUNTAINBIKE issue #016

E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine is published in a digital app format in both English and German. Download the app for iOS or Android to read all articles on your tablet or smartphone. 100% free!

Words: Christoph Bayer Photos: Trev Worsey

About the author

Christoph Bayer

Christoph loves to be kept on his toes – both on the bike and in his role for the E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine. He’s known as the guy in charge of the magazine and masquerades as both its editor and photographer. You’ll usually find him tearing up the mountains on his bike, soaking up the flow or tackling technical, narrow trails.