After eight-plus months of planning, a gruelling fitness regime and a flight from Australia to London, Gary and Rachel Corbett’s - e-Bike Cycle Tourists - plan to set a new world e-bike long distance record took a major step forward at the weekend with the delivery of arguably the record attempt's most important ingredient – two Haibike xDuro Trekking RX e-bikes from e-bikeshop.co.uk.
Part 1 of this story is here After the day of my Pilgrims Way trip, the next ride was The Ridgeway , across part of central England. The Ridgeway is an ancient road, the best know section of which starts at Overton Hill, in Wiltshire and ends at Streatley and Goring on the River Thames in Berkshire. This was to be a two day ride and I expected to cover about 90 miles in total.
I've always loved exploring green roads and trails on a bike since I was a young lad. Discovery of mopeds at 15 years old and motorcycles at 17 meant that push bikes were used much less. On an assortment of trail and enduro motorcycles I could cover a much larger number of lanes for less effort and it was much more fun as they had engines.
This is my first electric cycle, so this is more a review of electric cycling in general. The Moustache is every bit as good as the photographs on the e-bikeshop website and is an excellent bike in its own right.
Whilst waiting for my AMT Pro to come in I have been riding my wife’s new xDuro RC 29 and thoroughly loving it. Mind you, I was always careful when returning with every square centimeter of blue paint covered in mud and clay to thoroughly Rhino Goo and hose down the bike before it was seen.
A new electric bike review just in from one of our long term customers who purchased a Haibike RC29 2014 model a few months ago. Ian really puts his RC29 Haibike eBike through its paces so it was good to get some feedback from him as to how his new Bosch powered Haibike Electric Bike performs. We broke this down into a few simple questions..
Just a note to say how delighted I am with the bike, I have been out this morning on a glorious day covering 35 miles up hill and down dale. Everything has exceeded my expectations and the machine is a delight to ride both under power and with power off.
Fantastic independant review here from the Guys over at eMTB magazine in Germany (these guys have no direct influence with Haibike themselves) translated here into English (as best as possible). Full credit to these guys for the write up. Review Electric Mountain Bike: Haibike XDURO NDURO Pro 26
How much have I used the bike? I get out most weekends and the rides cover 10 to 25 miles. The terrain varies from steep climbs, long energy sapping climbs (so my buddies tell me who don't have a Haibike) and lots of flat boring stuff. A guess would be 500+ miles covered.