The latest in a lengthy history of top quality Hard Tail electric mountain bikes from one of the most recognisable electric bike brands in the industry, the new 2023 Haibike AllTrack eMTB models take over where the Hardseven and HardNine left off last year.
Where did the 2023 Haibike AllTrack models come from?
Previously, the Haibike hard tail mountain bike market segment was broken down into two key model groups - The Hardseven, and the Hardnine.
Of each of these you could have a Hardseven 4, Hardseven 5, Hardseven 6, and so on. The same for the Hardnine.
As you went up through the model numbers, the specification would increase. This would include changes to the drive manufacturer (Bosch and Yamaha), the size of the battery, and the quality of the brakes, gears and suspension.
The two model lines were also concurrent. A Hardseven 5 and a Hardnine 5 were exactly the same bike, except for one key difference. The wheels.
Why does the 2023 Haibike AllTrack model line have two different wheel options?
Which size of wheel is best is an argument as old as time, and is why Haibike have tried their best to cover all bases by offering their Hard Tail mountain bikes in two different sizes.
Previously, the Hardseven had 27.5" wheels, and the Hardnine had... you guessed it. 29" wheels.
26" wheels haven't been seen on many manufacturers bikes for many years now, but there is no denying that as a wheel size, it was the most manoeuvrable. The smaller rolling radius meant that tight technical trail pieces were easily negotiated by pro-racers with an ever daring number of super quick flicks of the back end. 29" then, shouldn't make sense?
Except it does.
29" wheels are faster rolling and bounce their way over trail obstacles with much greater ease. They have a much shallower "angle of attack" at rocks, roots and kerbs. They also have a much larger contact patch with the ground, and so they tend to offer much more grip. The downside is, they naturally weigh more. Up to 15% more...
27.5" wheels offer the best of both worlds. Pulling a little of the best features of both options, they offer a more rounded experience for riders who need their bike to be as good in the technical descents, as they do blasting along single-track.
Which wheel size is best on the 2023 Haibike AllTrack range?
Which wheel size you eventually decide to go for should depend on the intended use.
If you'll only ever be riding light trails, canal paths and byways, the 29" option will always be the better choice, where fast, decisive direction changes are less likely than speed over continually varying terrain.
If you expect to be riding in places where the going will be a bit more technical, the 27.5" is your new friend. A smaller wheel will lose a little in obstacle rollover and speed but if you're buying a bike based on its wheel size in this way, you'll be expected to be jumping those obstacles anyway!
If you find yourself in a position where the opposite option is available, give us a call and we'll be happy to find a suitable alternative however for the most part, pretty much anyone can ride either with no discernible performance loss unless you're really pushing their limits.
There is a slight advantage at the very top and bottom end of the scale, where a shorter rider who needs a small frame might benefit from lower stand-over on the 27.5" version and a taller rider might gain some extra room on the 29".
What changed from the Hardseven and Hardnine, to the new 2023 Haibike AllTrack?
The 2023 AllTrack 4 27" and 29" options (new colour aside), looks very similar to the previous generation with a key, hidden difference.
The new 2023 versions now come with the latest Bosch Smart System as standard. Not only does this mean that the bike now has a new LED Remote display, but its also fully equipped with Bluetooth for paring with the new Bosch eBike Flow smartphone app.
This new app based bike interface system also allows over the air software updates. No more having to visit a dealer in order to stay up to date latest performance and reliability tweaks!
The 2023 Haibike AllTrack 5 27" and 29" options have also had a big update. A completely brand new frame has been designed, in order to incorporate the latest Yamaha PWS2 motor.
Previously only available on much more expensive mountain bikes, at 80Nm it gets a 10Nm lead over the AllTrack 4, and with a much bigger battery. The 720Wh Yamaha InTube battery is quite a jump from the 500Wh option in the AllTrack 4.
As well as more power and a higher output motor, the 2023 AllTrack 5 models also get upgraded brakes and gears, along with a set of 120mm travel forks.
2023 Haibike AllTrack 4 & 2023 AllTrack 5 Models
For 2023 there will be a 27.5" and a 29" wheel of both options available from E-Bikeshop, and each of these will be available in multiple size options.
Some of these will be available on a Pre-order basis only due to demand, so its worth getting in early!
2023 Haibike AllTrack 4 (27)
Our entry level AllTrack option, the 2023 Haibike AllTrack 4 (27) uses the highly reliable Bosch Performance Line 70Nm motor, a 500Wh battery, Shimano 9 Speed Alivio gearing and the brand new Bosch Smart System integration for continual update availability.
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2023 Haibike AllTrack 4 (29)
Identical to the 27.5" version ,the 29" wheeled 2023 Haibike AllTrack 4 uses the same highly reliable Bosch Performance Line 70Nm motor, a 500Wh battery, Shimano 9 Speed Alivio gearing and the brand new Bosch Smart System integration for continual update availability.
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2023 Haibike AllTrack 5 (27)
Brand new to their hard tail range for the new model year, the 2023 Haibike AllTrack 5 27 get the latest Yamaha PWS2 motor. Along with its very easy to use Yamaha display system, it also gets their biggest ever 720Wh battery. A complete Shimano Deore 10 seed group set round out this very well specified hard tail mountain bike.
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2023 Haibike AllTrack 5 (29)
As with the AllTrack 4, the 2023 Haibike AllTrack 5 29 is identical to its smaller wheeled sibling and also gets the latest Yamaha PWS2 motor. Along with its very easy to use Yamaha display system, it also gets their biggest ever 720Wh battery. A complete Shimano Deore 10 seed group set round out this very well specified hard tail mountain bike.
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2023 Haibike AllTrack models are available to buy and pre-order now!
Regardless of which you choose, the 2023 Haibike AllTrack 4 & 5 models are sure to make life out on the trails much more fun, and allow you to ride further and for longer.
If you have any questions about them, you can easily Contact Us via phone or email. If you would like to see one in person (subject to availability), you can Book an Appointment to come and see us at our showroom.
If you're ready to get going on a new Haibike AllTrack, you can find them along with all of our Hard Tail Mountain Bikes.