Every year there is one electric mountain bike that is the undisputed champion of high end sales. We always carry whatever bike it happens to be. Frequently it ends up being a Haibike. Never before has that bike been one with a Yamaha motor. I think all that is going to change this year with the Haibike Xduro AllMtn 10.0. Yamaha brought their highly regarded PW-X system to the States this year. Riders in Europe have had the pleasure riding this incredible motor for a year, and I think American riders are going to love it too. Plus, this bike retails at only $6399. That’s about 600 bucks cheaper than a similar model last year. Those aren’t the only reasons I’m psyched for this bike. Read on for my 2018 Haibike Xduro AllMtn 10.0 review, or check out our video review if you’re pressed for time.
Ahead of the pack.
One of the features on this bike that has me very excited is the Haibike eConnect system. I’ve seen this feature on a few of the European models, but never on any we had in the shop. I haven’y used the app fully, but I’ll give you a breakdown of its features. The whole idea is to make your bike safer, better protected from would-be thieves, and more connected.
My favorite feature from the eConnect system is the crash detection. Say you’re riding along and you’re alone out in the boonies. You go down hard and fall unconscious. If you’re unable to respond to a notification on your smartphone, Haibike eConnect sends an alert to your chosen emergency contact with your location. Of course, you’ve also got anti-theft measures in place like GPS tracking to track your location should someone take your bike. You can also set up the app to alert you if someone moves the bike from any location.
Yamaha’s PW-X motor still offers a dual chainring up front as well. This sets it apart because it is definitely the most powerful motor on the market to offer this option. This is great for riders who want to keep the assist low and have plenty of assist to choose from.
When it comes to specs, only the best.
Usually to keep a top class electric bike reasonably priced there has to be compromises in the components. That is not the case with the 2018 Haibike Xduro AllMtn 10.0. Haibike has decided on a Shimano drivetrain for this electric mountain bike. You’re set up with a Deore XT M786 Shadow Plus derailleur offering a total of 20 speeds. DT Swiss HX wheels and Schwalbe Magic Mary tires will keep you rolling comfortably on any surface. You’ve also got Magura MT7 hydraulic disc brakes front and rear. Finally, Haibike has provided Fox front and rear suspension with a Fox Float 34 Performance fork and a DPX2 rear shock.
You can read a little bit more about the Yamaha PW-X motor in our Haibike Xduro AllMtn 8.0 review, but I’ll give you a quick rundown here as well. The 500 watt hour battery keeps you at the top of the market in terms of range. You’re also getting 80 nm of torque for solid hill climbing ability and acceleration out the gate.
How it rides.
This was another bike our Haibike rep brought to us for a trial run. Out of the three we got to ride, this was definitely my favorite. If you’ve ridden a bike with this type of components, it’s as quality of an experience as you would expect. The Fox suspension climbs well and is super responsive on technical downhills. Coming in at just under 50 pounds, this is bike is pretty average as electric bikes are concerned. You can still get some solid air if you want, and you never feel the weight.
I really love this Yamaha PW-X motor. I honestly did not think I’d find a motor I liked as much as the Bosch and Brose systems, but Yamaha has found a way into this hardened heart of mine. It pairs so well with the 20-speed drivetrain. I kept the motor in the second level of assist for the most part and no trouble on any incline. I really feel like I’d have no trouble riding this bike all day without a recharge. It’s got some serious battery range.
I’d recommend this bike for serious mountain bike riders who want to take their rides to the next level. You can take this ride on loose dirt, gravel, rock gardens, and on intermediate drops. In terms of the components, the Xduro AllMtn 10.0 should last you years. The PW-X motor has had proved success in Europe already, and Yamaha is a solid brand with a great reputation. You can check out how to buy this bike here. Have a look at the rest of our reviews on our blog.
Cheers! Ride on!
Author: Scott Nickley
Scott Nickley is a writer, actor, cyclist, runner, and cafe loiterer living in Los Angeles. You can find his work on the Fly Rides website and find him in the flesh following all cycling laws in your nearest bike lane.