The particular XDURO FS RX can be a full suspension “cross country” electric powered mountain bike that’s secure and stable on significant terrain. With 120 millimeters of travel around the front and rear suspension factors (RockShox and Fox respectively), any remote lockout feature, 15mm thru axles and also massive 203mm x 180mm M615 hydraulic dvd brakes by Shimano you don’t have to hold back. I’ve ridden other light-weight eMountain motorcycles and had the suspension are unsuccessful which surprised me. Those bikes used SR Suntour and were really designed for very light trail driving. The FS RX 29. 5 by comparison isn’t as cheap nevertheless the components hold up and also support is good (going through Currie Technologies inside the US). With 27. 5 650b wheels you obtain improved traction, momentum and attack angle but nevertheless have enough room for your long travel shocks (and steer clear of clipping your toes in the course of tight turns). The centerdrive system is great for full suspension because that reduces unsprung weight around the rear arm and an original chain tensioner keeps things on course when the going receives rough.

  • High performance, well 
  • balanced, full suspension electric mountain bike with motor and battery kept low and center
  • Available in four frame sizes for good fit, larger 27.5" wheels improve traction, momentum and angle of attack but also allow for longer travel on front and rear suspension
  • Beautiful frame design with integrated wires and cables but no bottle cage braze ons, motor produces some noise and is less stealth than some geared hubs
  • Center motor reduces unsprung weight (ideal for full suspension) and makes servicing wheels and tires easier
  • Make / Model : Haibike / Xduro FS RX 27.5"
  • Price MSRP : $4,900.00 USD
  • Body Position / Suggested Use : Forward / Trail, Mountain
  • Electric Bike Class : Pedal Assist (Class 1) - Learn More about Ebike Classes
  • Warranty : 5 Year Frame, 2 Year Motor and Battery
  • Availability / Model Year / Overall Rating :United States, Europe / 2014 / 10 of 10
Electronic Details:
  • Motor Type / Nominal Output : / Peak Output : Mid-Mounted Geared Motor / 350 watt / 550 watt - Learn More about bike click here
  • Motor Brand / Motor Torque : Bosch Gen 2 with Shift Detection / 60 Newton meters
  • Battery Voltage / Amp Hours / Watt Hours : 36 volt / 11 ah / 396 wh
  • Battery Brand / Chemistry : Samsung / Lithium-ion
  • Estimated Charge Time / Estimated Min and Max Range : 3.5 hrs / 35 to 65 miles (56.33 to 104.61 kilometers)
  • Display Type / Readouts / Accessories : Bosch Intuvia, Removable Backlit Grayscale LCD / Speed, 4 Assist Levels, Battery Voltage, Odometer, Estimated Range, Clock, Max Speed, Average Speed, Trip Time / Independent Button Pad with Tactile Button Feedback
  • Drive Modes / Top Speed : Advanced Pedal Assist (Combined Torque, Cadence and Speed Measured 1,000 Times Per Second), (Eco 50%, Tour 120%, Sport 190%, Turbo 275%) / 20 mph (32.19 km/ hour)
Bicycle Details:
  • Total Weight / Motor Weight / Battery Weight : 48 lbs (21.77 kg) 5.5 lbs (2.49 kg) 8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)
  • Frame Types / Frame Sizes : Mid-Step / 15.74 in (39.98 cm ), 17.71 in (44.98 cm ), 19.68 in (49.99 cm ), 21.65 in (54.99 cm )
  • Frame Material / Frame Colors : Aluminum 6061, Tour, 4-Bar Linkage System, Gravity Casting Interface, Hydroformed Tubes / Black with White and Neon Blue Accents, Black with Neon Yellow and White Accents
  • Fork Details / Rear Details : Rock Shox Reba SL Tapered, Poploc, Air Suspension with Damping, 120 mm Travel, 15 mm Thru Axle / Fox CTD LV, 120 mm Frame Travel, 142/ 12 mm Axle
  • Gearing Details / Shifter Details : 10 Speed 1×10 SRAM Shadow Plus, 11-36T / Shimano SLX M 670, Rapidfire, I-Spec on Right Bar
  • Cranks / Pedals : Xduro Aluminum / XLC MTB Platform
  • Headset / Stem / Handlebar : FSA No. 57, Semi-Integrated, Tapered / Xduro Aluminum, A-Head / Xduro Lowriser Aluminum
  • Brakes Details : Shimano M615 Hydraulic Disc, 203 mm Front Rotor and 180 mm Rear Rotor
  • Grips / Saddle / Seatpost : XLC Sport with Locking Rings / Xduro Light MTB / Xduro Aluminum
  • Rims / Spokes : XLC EVO Disc / DT Swiss Industry 2.0 mm
  • Tire Brand / Wheel Sizes / Tire Details : Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, 27.5" x 2.25" / 27.5 in (69.85 cm ) / Foldable
  • Other Details : / Winner of the 2014 Interbike click  here

Video Review:



Regarding flat terrain this cycling easily reaches its 20 miles hourly top speed and freewheels efficiently subsequently. The 350 watt motor sits within the intersection of the downtube together with seat tube doubling when the bottom bracket. It’s have a protective plastic give protection to along its base (to defer any damage from all rocks or stumps everyone encounter). It keeps motor weight low and center on the bike frame (right where you'd like it for balance) together with leverages a 10 speed SRAM cassette during the rear. This means you will climb easily without draining the battery provided that you shift into a lessen gear. Another neat thing regarding this and other mid-drive ebikes is certainly that maintenance and service over the wheels is handle similar to a regular bike. More force is insert onto the chain together with cassette with mid-drive motors but ours is smart enough that will sense when you’re switching gears and definitely will automatically cut out in avoiding mashing. The motor produces a good soft whining sound (shown during the video) but is mostly covered by tread and trail audio when riding.

The battery pack used with this system can be a 36 volt 11 amp hour or so Lithium-ion configuration that’s light-weight and durable (expect 1, 000+ charge cycles invest the care of it). It’s easily-removed for easy charging or perhaps multi-pack use on more time distance rides. Even although official specs say twenty-five to 35 miles my own experience is that it’s able to going much further (depending around the terrain and level regarding assist). The battery has a good LED indicator privately that displays its demand even without turning the particular bike on (or even having it around the bike). The pack supports low and center, just as the motor, but does use up the space where a bottle cage could have otherwise been mounted. Given the total suspension design of this kind of bike there’s really nowhere else to incorporate a cage so consider finding a CamelBak or other hydropack.


The display unit on the XDURO FS RX 27. 5 is large and easy to use. The screen is backlit and shows speed, distance and assist and you can interact with it using a break-out console. This means you can keep your hands on the grips at all times (critical for trail riding on bumpy or dangerous terrain). While some electric mountain bikes rely on throttle only operation, if i had to choose one I’d go with pedal assist. This drive system eliminates the chance of accidental acceleration based on squeezing the grips harder (for stability or in a tense moment) and the centerdrive is so responsive (using torque, cadence and wheel speed combined) that it cuts out as soon as you stop pedaling. One of the neat things about the Bosch display panel is that you can either lock it to the handlebars with a set screw or remove the screw and take the panel with you (to prevent tampering or vandalism). It’s nice that they give you the choice here though I’ve heard that removing screens too often can allow the contacts to get dirty and weaken if not cleaned. The screen and accompanying system are water resistant and modular so if something does break you can get replacement support and keep on riding.

With an extra $900 the FS RX 29. 5 offers full suspension on the XDURO RX 29er and only adds three pounds regarding weight. I’m a big fan with the drive system, frame style (which will come in two colors and four frame sizes for your perfect fit) and standing of Haibike. These guys were management in Europe and one of many first companies to set a mid-drive system on a mountain bike. I’ve only had limited time riding this kind of model but had the chance to jump it, do stoppies (thanks for the hydraulic disc brakes) and power up large hills which are shown inside the video review. This thing actually is like a bike but will take the edge off my own knees, neck and again. The cables and wires are typical run through the frame as well as the unique curved top tube makes standing on the bike easier (and racking yourself over a quick bail less likely).


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