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First Look: Haibike NDURO 2015 Electric Bikes

By Martin Brown on October 23, 2014

We check out the brand new Haibike Enduro Bikes set for the 2015 line up. Following the success of the PRO & RX 2014 models we expect these to be just as popular with some all new features!..

Haibike NDURO Overview

The new 2015 Haibike Enduro electric bike range is perfect for those looking for a true 180mm travel eMTB. They are rigged up with bullet proof components and are built for harder hitting riders looking for Bosch assisted Enduro / DH / Trail Center eBike.

Forget the uplifts, just ride back to the top. This way you don’t need to book in advance, just turn up on the day, pull your Haibike out and go! No more uplifts = More Ride Time = More fun.. Lets Go!

One of the biggest changes for the 2015 Haibike NDURO bikes is the integration of the new Bosch Nyon eBike system where you track your ride, navigate using GPS, track fitness & even connect to your smart phone for ultimate rider integration. More can be read about the Nyon system here. Or check out the video below.

Lets take a look at the 2 models on offer –

Haibike xDuro NDURO Pro 2015

Brief Overview: The NDURO PRO is the top of the range Enduro eMTB. It features an amzing spec from the new Sram XX1 11 Speed Drivetrain, Fox 38 Talas 180mm front forks together with matching Kashima coated rear Fox CTD X Rear shock, to the brand new Sram Guide RSC dual piston disk brakes. Even the wheels on this beast are Mavic’s top end Crossmax Enduro wheels with a Cane Creek Angleset and Thompson finishing kit.

Haibike NDURO PRO 2015
Price: £5999   Wheel Size: 26″   Sizes: Small, Medium, Large & X Large

Haibike xDuro NDURO PRO 2015 Full Specification 

 

Haibike xDuro NDURO RX 2015

Brief Overview: The NDURO RX is the younger brother to the PRO, so it shares the same 180mm chassis, but is a little easier on the pocket with a different components spec. The RX features a 10 speed Shimano XT groupset with SLX disc brakes. We still user the Fox Talas 36 forks and Fox CTD rear shock without the Kashima coating. We also move onto a DT Swiss 26″ wheel set and as with the PRO a KS dropper seatpost

Haibike NDURO RX 2015Price: £4599   Wheel Size: 26″   Sizes: Small, Medium, Large & X Large

Haibike xDuro NDURO RX 2015 Full Specification

Bosch Nyon Overview video –

What do we think?

The new range of NDURO bikes is set to be popular as it was last year. Its actually the only proper 180mm travel specc’d eMTB available on the market today, so this combined with the bulletproof Bosch Performance system and the proven Haibike German build make it a wise choice for any aggressive mountain biker looking to ride longer, harder & faster.

We like the fact that the new models have the Bosch Nyon system, this really does transform the ride and its always nice to have the latest tech eh? Its really trick to have on a bike and makes it much easier to go out all day with some guidance and being able to log everything without relying on your mobile phone to do the work.

We think the PRO will always be the more popular option. Yes it is £1400 more but if you were to get the RX and bung the kit of the PRO on at a later date you’d be looking at more like £2-3K to make the upgrades. That said the RX is a little easier on the pocket for those looking for a reliable, German built, crank drive eMTB.

View the full range / specifications / availability here – Haibike xDuro NDURO Bike Range 2015

About Martin Brown

Martin has been in the electric bike industry for over 10 years & has helped it grow from the start. Promoting eBikes across the UK at events & offering the very best advice, tech articles, blogs & videos. In particular Martin is a major player for progressing the use of eMTB's, today owner of e-bikeshop.co.uk - The UK's largest eBike supplier specialising in Bosch & Yamaha, good quality European eBikes.



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