ALLMTN 6.0 close up

Haibike Xduro ALLMTN 6.0 REVIEW

Words & Photos by Andrew Villablanca

Do any of you remember when Apple Launched the iPod in 2001? I remember lusting after that clunky little box that magically stored your whole music collection in the palm of your hand. Apple wasn’t the first brand to launch a digital MP3 player, but it was one of the first to get it right and create something that sparked consumer interest in the budding area of digital media players. The first version was bulky, slow, and ugly, but over time it evolved into a sleek pocket device that almost everyone had.

I’d venture to guess that eMTBs are on a similar path and will soon be the most common bike found at the trailhead. Like Apple, Haibike is a brand has been there since the early days, playing an important role in the beginning and acceptance of eMTBs. Much like the digital media player world, ebikes have been evolving, getting sleeker, and changing to meet the rider’s needs. The Haibike Xduro ALLMTN 6.0 is Haibike’s premier all-around offering, but is it enough to keep up with the current crop of ebikes?

Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6.0 wide shot

THE LAB
Haibike’s naming structure that reads like a text message from 2004 may feel a little dated, but thankfully they’ve made strides to update their bikes in the ways that matter, on the trail. With a $6,700 MSRP, the XDURO ALLMTN packs a solid spec and familiar Haibike suspension and design cues. At the core of the bike is a Bosch Performance CX 250W motor and 500Wh battery.

Both are sufficient enough to keep up with the pack, while the integrated downtube PowerTube battery keeps the bike’s appearance sleeker than some bikes with bolt-on options. The 75Nm motor is controlled with a Bosch Purion controller and has a max assisted speed of 20mph. We’ve come to enjoy the Bosch powerplant, with its smooth power delivery, easy user interface, and gear reduction design.

Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6.0 suspension

Power gets to the motor via a forged in-house Haibike crankset and SRAM SL GX Eagle, 12-speed rear derailleur, SRAM GX chain and SRAM GX shifter. Haibike chose TRP G-Spec 203mm front and 180mm rear brakes to handle the stopping on this capable machine. DT Swiss H1900 rims with a 35mm width provide the rolling stock and are wrapped in 27.5×2.80 Maxxis Minion tires. It’s worth noting that this bike doesn’t ship tubeless, so you’ll want to dump those pesky tubes before your first outing.

Our size large had a 74-degree seat tube angle, 66-degree head angle, 625mm top tube, 465mm chainstays, and a 1,225mm wheelbase.

A Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite rear shock and Fox 36 Float Performance Elite fork take care of suspension duties, which is a wise choice on such a capable bike. We hate to see manufacturers hold an e-bike back with a penny-pinching suspension spec. The frame packs 150mm of rear and 160mm of front suspension travel. The suspension on the Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6, much like the XDURO NDURO we reviewed, is one of the standout features. Haibike’s rear suspension design absolutely swallows large hits and square-edges whole. It’s a force to be reckoned with on the trail.

Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6.0 chain

THE DIRT
While we may not like Haibike’s naming, it’s hard to ignore the strides they’ve made in color selection and overall styling on their bikes. The bronze and grey finish of this rig is undeniably sharp, and thankfully the bike’s bite matches its bark.

The Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6 holds its own with unshakable stability and confidence on the descents. While it does have the somewhat heavy riding feel we’ve come to expect from Haibike, that demeanor means it’s glued to the ground for maximum traction and cornering ability. After all, most people aren’t hopping and dancing around on the trail, so for the average rider the glued to the ground feeling of the Haibike suspension design will be a welcome and enjoyable feature.

Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6.0 spokes

The Haibike XDURO has a stable feel and long chainstays making it comfortable at speed and capable of climbing very steep terrain. Coupled with the 12-speed SRAM drivetrain, Bosch motor, and 2.8” wide tires, the XDURO ALLMTN is unstoppable up hills. The bike pedals surprisingly well, sitting nicely in the travel and absorbing rock edges and holes without letting them slow your upward ascent. Holes that would hang up less effective suspension are simply muted with the Haibike.

While we had more than a few flats before swapping to tubeless, we had zero reliability complaints from the bike or the Bosch motor. The bike performed flawlessly during testing.

Our biggest gripe would be with the bike’s weight and price. While $6,700 is nowhere near the most expensive bike we’ve tested, we feel that it is a bit high for the weight of the bike and Haibike parts spec. At 56.4 lb it’s no featherweight, and we’ve seen bikes at similar price points with a slightly nicer spec like the YT Decoy and Specialized Levo.

Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6.0 frame

The Wolf’s Last Word

The Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6.0 is a tour de force instability, capability and suspension suppleness. While it is not the most nimble or lightest bike in the field, the rear suspension design does put it well ahead of a lot of the competition in certain aspects. If you live in a super rocky area like SoCal, Phoenix or similar, the planted and ground-hugging feel will instill confidence for sure. Recovering downhillers looking for a plush ride and those who just want to keep it safe and on the low will be impressed by the bike’s bump-eating capability. If you’re a light-on-the-pedals trail/enduro rider who’s riding style resembles a spastic A.D.D. kid jacked up on Mountain Dew, the weight and planted feel will not make this your dream bike.

The Haibike XDURO ALLMTN 6.0 is a solid choice for riders who crave stability. If you like to pick your line through rocks and stay planted or struggle with traction in corners, the Haibike suspension, weight, and 2.8” Maxxis tires will be there to help get you through the rough stuff. Haibike’s rear suspension design continues to impress us, even if it does sacrifice pop for compliance. For our personal riding style, as much as we like the bike, we hope Haibike can shave off ten pounds from this bike in the near future as it will certainly make it a bit livelier and easier to get off the ground.

Price: $6,700
Weight: 56.4 lbs
Website: Haibike.com

XDURO ALLMTN 6.0 tire top view

SPECIFICATIONS

CHASSIS
Frame: Aluminum 6061, integrated battery pack
Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance Elite, lock out, air (160mm)
Rear Shock: Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite (150mm)

ELECTRONICS
Drive unit: Bosch Performance CX, 250W, 75Nm output
Battery pack: Bosch PowerTube 500Wh
Control Switch: Bosch Purion

COCKPIT
Shifter: SRAM SL GX Eagle 12-Speed
Brakes: TRP G-Spec (203/180)
Handlebar: Haibike Components TheBar, 780mm
Stem: Haibike Components TheStem 2
Seatpost: Kind Shock LEV-DX 150mm
Saddle: Haibike Components TheSaddle X

WHEELS
Hubs: DT Swiss H1900
Rims: DT Swiss H1900
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF, DHR; 2.8”

DRIVETRAIN
Chainwheel: Haibike 16 tooth
Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle, 11-50 teeth
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur: SRAM SL GX Eagle, 12-speed

We Dig

Improved Looks
Bump-Eating Suspension
Traction
Confidence-Inspiring
Bosch System
Climbing

We Don’t

Value to Weight Ratio
Haibike Components
Lacks Pop/Playfulness

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