Haibike 2018 Sale What Does All The Jargon Mean

Coming toward the end of the summer season for electric mountain biking, here at E-Bikes Direct we have a number of Haibike electric bikes on sale. Other than the price you will probably want to know a bit more about what the different Haibike jargon means..

Published: Thursday 23 August 2018

Haibike 2018 Sale What Does All The Jargon Mean

Haibike 2018 Sale - What Does All The Jargon Mean?

Coming toward the end of the summer season for electric mountain biking, here at E-Bikes Direct we have a number of Haibike electric bikes on sale. Other than the price you will probably want to know a bit more about what the different Haibike jargon means, and here we will have a look at some of the key names that you will run into when considering a Haibike.

XDURO or SDURO

The first prefixes of the Haibike brands are XDURO and SDURO. Originally Haibike simply used these names to denote whether the electric bike had a Bosch or a Yamaha drive system. Many riders had their preference for one drive system or the other. However, people couldn’t guess what geometry they were getting so in early 2017 Haibike changed what the names meant.

SDURO is for a relaxed, comfortable geometry. You will find that most of the bikes in the Haibike range from many of the Trekking series up to the more gentle use mountain bikes have the SDURO name.

XDURO is for a long and low geometry that is more attuned to being manoeuvrable and blasting down the tracks in competition, less of a road bike yet superb at trails.

Essentially for the electric bike rider, you will go for an SDURO bike in most instances yet if serious competition beckons (let’s face it, amateurs still compete like mad dogs in a pit too!) you can start looking at the XDURO range that will hurt your wallet but also hurt the competition you face!

Trekking

This name is pretty much as the name suggests. It is for long range cross country and commuting riding. The SDURO Trekking 4.0 Mens 2018 will be great for crossing the Brecon Beacons off road but also has an SUV like presence that even the nuttiest of white van men will notice as they charge around your city streets.

HARDSEVEN

HARDSEVEN electric bikes are for the rider who doesn’t want to climb the hardest of mountains but will enjoy a good blast in the hills. Definitely a mountain bike for the byways and farm tracks, they will enjoy the gentler forest single track - though don’t expect to compete with the big boys when you do! You will be noticed on this stylish Haibike SDURO HardSeven 7.0 2018 with its newly slashed price. You can ride it hard - but don’t go flying down a Swiss black rated ski slope in summer!

The HARDSEVEN electric mountain bikes are hardtail, better suited for single track and cross country. A real electric mountain bike aficionado will tell you that excepting downhill riding the hardtail is the best mountain bike for you. What would we say? Sometimes the extra weight from a rear shock might make for a comfortable ride even cross country (though you won’t get a pannier with a great weight capacity).

FULLSEVEN

This is a full suspension electric mountain bike with 120mm shocks that is better for serious downhilling with its full suspension. Do have a look at the SDURO FULLSEVEN LT 7.0 with its extra long travel forks and shocks that will fly down the nastiest hills without you walking like John Wayne afterwards.

FATSIX

While there are a few of each in the types of electric bikes above, our sale only has the Haibike XDURO FatSix 8.0 2018 - a seriously funky machine that is designed to ride over really nasty terrain like bogland and loose sand. You could have loads of fun blasting around the beach (or even dunes where permitted). In the coming winter with our horribly typical extreme weather you should be able to take on the worst of the muddy holes that no other mountain bike would have a hope of tackling. One reservation to that - no mountain bike has been designed to ride through floods or too deep off the beach!

Haibike language lesson over

So you have some jargon to use that can now help inform you what sort of electric bike you want. If you’re a tubby sort like me who likes to do 30 milers when fighting fit then perhaps the SDURO HARDSEVEN or the Trekking might be the right one. If you’re the sort of person that can’t do anything without competing, consider the XDURO series. If you’ve some boggy Yorkshire or Cornish moorland to cross this winter, then have a good look at the FATSIX!

Happy Haibike hunting!

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