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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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.
Haibike XDURO Nduro 10.0
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"
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
Skybeamer 5000 headlight
rear light integrated in frame
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.
|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|
|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|
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
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.
- the motor is easy to control despite its power
- everyday practicality
- integrated lighting at the front and rear
- 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
Relaxed and comfortable riding on surfaced roads, both uphill and downhill.↩
Easy climbs up trails with few obstacles, wide turns and a moderate incline.↩
Active and playful descents on easy trails with few obstacles, wide turns and a moderate slope.↩
Single-track climbs on challenging terrain. Loose ground, steps, roots, tight corners and occasionally extreme inclines.↩
Singletrack descents on challenging terrain. Loose ground, steps, roots, tight corners and small jumps as well as some very steep descents.↩
High speed descents on sometimes very rough trails with large jumps and obstacles that you can’t roll over.↩
The rating used for riding characteristics refers to the bikes in the group test and the current state of development of eMTBs. The best bikes managed to blend supposedly opposite riding characteristics, feeling both lively and stable at the same time. The handling describes the balance of the bike on downhill sections. The information regarding motor-power refers to the ride-feeling in the overall context of the bike and not exclusively to the motor – that’s why the same motor can present different values.↩
Words: Felix Stix, Robin Schmitt, Jonas Müssig Photos: Finlay Anderson, Robin Schmitt, Felix Stix, Markus Frühmann