Oversized tubes, sexy details and the most powerful motor on the market: the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 cuts an imposing figure, but it’s also the heaviest bike on test. We’ve checked how far off the beaten track its off-road capabilities can take us.

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Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 | FLYON HPR120S/630 Wh | 180/180 mm (f/r) | 27.91 kg (size L)
€ 8,999 | manufacturer website

Wow, look at it: the massive Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 is coherently styled from top to bottom. Everything, from the carbon frame of the 180 mm travel bike with its integrated tail lights to the huge display and remote, the high beam headlight and the distinctive chainring is designed in-house. The centrepiece is of course the powerful Flyon HPR 120 S motor from TQ which offers a huge 120 Nm torque. Of course, that much power consumes a lot of electricity. The battery integrated into the top tube offers a capacity of only 630 Wh but it can be recharged to 80% capacity in an hour with the optional, though rather expensive Speed Charger. However, we’d still recommend you continuously adjust the support mode to suit the terrain and use the economical Eco-Plus mode to ensure you have sufficient range. In the highest support mode, the bike will quickly drain its battery.

Components, weight and technical details of the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0

Weighing in at 27.96 kg, the € 8,999 Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 is by far the heaviest bike in the test field, despite the relatively light configuration with 200 mm rotors and the lighter Apex casing on the Schwalbe tires. The motor’s brute power is transmitted to the 27.5″ rear wheel via SRAM’s EX1 8-speed drivetrain. Haibike use their own aluminium components for the cockpit. However, they could have paid a little more attention to detail here as the remotes of the dropper post and the motor get in each other’s way.

Loud & powerful
TQ’s Flyon HPR120S motor is by far the most powerful motor we’ve ever experienced on an eMTB. However, it hums and vibrates loudly on the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0.
Only 8 gears
We have often criticised the SRAM EX1 8-speed drivetrain because of the big steps between the gears. Thanks to the powerful motor, it performs great on the Haibike Flyon.
Fingerspitzengefühl
Egal, wie man den Remote-Hebel der Sattelstütze auch dreht, wendet oder verschiebt – beim Betätigen kommt man unweigerlich an die Einstellung der Unterstützungsstufe, die schon auf geringen Druck sehr sensibel reagiert.

Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0

€ 8,999

Specifications

Motor FLYON HPR120S 120Nm
Battery Flyon The Battery 630Wh
Display Flyon The Display
Fork FOX 36 GRIP2 Factory 180 mm
Rear Shock FOX FLOAT X2 Factory 180 mm
Seatpost Kind Shock LEV INTEGRA 150 mm
Brakes MAGURA MT7 200/200 mm
Drivetrain SRAM EX1 1x8
Stem Haibike Components TheStem 2 50 mm
Handlebar Haibike Components TheBar +++ 780 mm
Wheelset DT Swiss FR1950 27.5"

Technical Data

Size XS S M L XL
Weight 27.96 kg
Perm. total weight 120 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 92 kg
Trailer approval yes
Kickstand mount yes

Specific Features

Skybeamer 5000 headlight
rear light integrated in frame


Dashboard
The remote and display have been specially developed for the Flyon series. The huge display offers tons of data and settings.
Lighting up the dark
The high beam of the Haibike Skybeamer is extremely bright, putting out 5000 lumens. For maximum visibility, Haibike have also integrated taillights into the seat stays.
Limited
Thanks to the special hitch, you can even pull small trailers with the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0. The only drawback is that in reality, the trailer will often exceed the total weight limit of the bike.
High tech
The speed sensor on the Haibike takes measurements 18 times per wheel revolution, determining the speed much faster and more accurately than the competition which measure only once per revolution.

Geometry and size of the Haibike

The oversized tubes of the Haibike with the distinctive bend in the top tube instil you with confidence based on looks alone. The front looks very tall just standing there. However, once you take a seat, it doesn’t feel tall at all. With its high bottom bracket, the 612 mm stack height is correspondingly low.

Size S M L XL
Seat tube 420 mm 440 mm 460 mm 480 mm
Top tube 570 mm 600 mm 630 mm 660 mm
Head tube 110 mm 110 mm 130 mm 130 mm
Head angle 64.0° 64.0° 64.0° 64.0°
Seat angle 75.1° 75.1° 75.1° 75.1°
Chainstays 470 mm 470 mm 470 mm 470 mm
BB Drop 5 mm 5 mm 5 mm 5 mm
Wheelbase 1,226 mm 1,256 mm 1,290 mm 1,320 mm
Reach 412 mm 442 mm 467 mm 497 mm
Stack 594 mm 594 mm 612 mm 612 mm
Helmet POC Tectal | Backpack Fox Utility Hydration Pack | Shirt POC Essential Enduro Jersey | Shorts POC Essential Enduro | Shoes ION Rascal Select

The Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 on the trail

Climbing on forest service roads and more moderate terrain, the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 is unbeatable. The motor hums loudly and easily reaches the 25 km/h assistance threshold within seconds on almost every incline. Haibike have implemented a traction control system to prevent spinouts: the speed sensor monitors the rear wheel and reduces the power as soon as the wheel loses traction. One disadvantage is that wheelies become almost impossible because the system also interprets these as wheel spins. Thanks to the low cockpit, the front wheel always sticks to the ground and together with the powerful motor you’ll have more than enough momentum to get up technical climbs with ease. However, you’ll have to navigate carefully as the housing of the motor is quite low and tends to get hung up on obstacles. When you’re not riding it, the weight of the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 makes it difficult to manoeuvre or push around and once you stop, it requires some experience to get the bike going again on technical climbs.

On tight, winding trails the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 feels like a fat SUV in the back alleys of an old Italian village.

With 180 mm travel, the Haibike should glide over obstacles on the descents and instil you with confidence. In reality, however, the low front end pulls your weight forward on steep downhills and the weight of the bike makes it difficult to slow down or bring to a stop. In contrast to its smaller brother, the XDURO AllMtn, the Nduro is a lot more stretched, less balanced and more cumbersome. On tight trails, the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 feels like a fat SUV trying to navigate the back alleys of an old Italian village. The XDURO Nduro 10.0 feels most at home on man-made, smooth trails with berms, rollers and jumps. Similar to a motocross bike, you have to ride actively and use the bike’s momentum to your advantage when manoeuvring it.

Stand mount, integrated lights and approved for trailers: The Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 is suitable for everyday use: except for its low total weight limit

Tuning tip: handlebar and stem with more rise | 220 mm front rotor | adjust the dropper remote | soft, protective tape on the chainstay

Riding Characteristics

7

Agility

  1. sluggish
  2. playful

Stability

  1. nervous
  2. stable

Handling

  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

Application

Forest road

1

Flow trail uphill

2

Flow trail downhill

3

Technical single trail uphill

4

Technical single trail downhill

5

Downhill tracks

6

Conclusion

If you’re looking for the most powerful motor and the most stylish look, the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 is the bike for you. Its integrated lights make it very practical and you’ll have a lot of fun riding it on forest service roads and easy trails, so we’d categorise it as more of an SUV than a proper off-roader. Aggressive eMTBers will be disappointed with its performance on faster, more demanding and technical trails.

Tops

  • the motor is easy to control despite its power
  • everyday practicality
  • integrated lighting at the front and rear

Flops

  • low total weight limit
  • only partly suitable for trail riding
  • looks & ergonomics of the cockpit

You can find out more about the Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 at haibike.com.

The test field

You can find everything you need to know about our test for the best eMTB of 2020 right here!

All bikes in test: BULLS SONIC EVO AM 6 | Cannondale Moterra 1 | Canyon Spectral:ON 9.0 | COMMENCAL META POWER 29 TEAM 2020 | CONWAY XYRON 927 Carbon | CUBE Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC | FANTIC XF1 180 Race | FOCUS JAM² 9.9 DRIFTER | Giant Reign E+ 0 Pro | Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0 | Liteville 301 CE MK1 | MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 10K | Moustache Samedi 27 Trail | Norco Range VLT C1 | NOX Hybrid Enduro 7.1 | Orbea WILD FS M-LTD | Pivot Shuttle 29 | Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay Carbon 90 Rally Edition | ROTWILD R.X750 ULTRA | SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax | Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert | Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo | Trek Rail 9.9 | Whyte E-180 RS V1 | YT DECOY CF Pro Race

Words: Felix Stix, Robin Schmitt, Jonas Müssig Photos: Finlay Anderson, Robin Schmitt, Felix Stix, Markus Frühmann