2014 is certainly an exciting year for Haibike in the UK, with the launch of their new xDuro FS RX 650B model eBike.
We at e-bike shop, (the biggest selling Haibike dealer in the UK!) can’t wait to get our hands on this full suspension, free ride/cross country/mountain bike – which is due in our Haibike dealership in early Jan 2014.
Below is a quick overview / review of the new 2014 Haibike xDuro FS RX 27.5
The all new 2014 Haibike xDuro FS RX 27.5 as a 120mm travel XC style mountain bike is the entry level full suspension eMTB in the new 2014 Haibike eBike line up. Its built around everyday mountain bike use for local trail centres. A smaller travel bike compared to its bigger brothers offers maximum pedal performance with good air suspension adjust-ability.
This is actually the lowest price Gen 2 model in the range. At a reachable price point it should bow well with smaller pockets who want to experience the new Bosch 2014 motor on an electric mountain bike. It a bike build with decent German engineering too!
The new Haibike xDuro FS RX Gen 2 2014 model has some all new features. The frame geometry is totally re-designed. It features 120mm travel front and rear and benefits from the new 650B / 27.5" wheel size. This new wheel is designed with the benefits of the bigger 29" in wheel in mind, so it rolls fast and flows over bumps easier, but uses the 26" wheel characteristics for good manoeuvrability through tight single track areas. Its perfect for the serious mountain biker from full on all mountain trials to local bike parks.
The spec of this bike is top end. You have DT Swiss wheelset, Shimano SLX drive train and, of course, completely newly developed suspension of the Haibike Sprocket Equalizing System (SES). The bike also features a RockShox Reba RL forks with remote lock out and a FOX CTD rear shock. Shimano Deore trail brakes on big uprated rotors supply more than enough stopping power in any condition. Couple this with Haibike's newly developed frame geometry and you have an eBike you can really put through its paces. Its un-stoppable!
The new Haibike Gen 2 bikes also feature the latest Bosch Performance crank drive motor, so you can be sure its fitted with the latest kit and set up for optimum performance. Haibike are the only manufacturer to mount the motor with the swing arm pivot bolt in a raised position ensuring the rear end is much shorter than any other eMTB. This ensures a shorter wheelbase for the ultimate control and manoeuvrability off road. They fix the chain line with their new S.E.S (Sprocket Equalizing System). Which raises the chain off the front sprocket up to the same level as the swing arm pivot point so the chain is not affected by the rear end moving up and down over bumps. To find out more about this please read some of our Bosch information articles in our blog.
This eBike is 'Bosch Tuning Dongle' compatible. So you can now have no speed limits; creating an un-stoppable machine!
With deposits already flowing in for these Gen 2 editions. We will have to keep a close eye on stock levels. With Haibike already currently in limited supply. The demand for even the current machines is incredible! Bosch announced there could be short supply of the new motors.
Read the full specification / reviews / pictures of the Haibike xDuro FS RX 2014 model
If you would like further information or to place a deposit on the stock arriving please call us on 01252 279 279 (ask for Martin).