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’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.
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.