EBIKES: A mountain bikers review of the Haibike Nduro electric mountain bike (eMTB)

Love them or hate them … eBikes and electric mountain bikes (eMTB) are here to stay and slaying mountains around the globe!

We sent downhill mountain bike racer Oliver Morris out for the day with a HaiBike nDuro ebike to see just what the “next big thing” is all about! Is it the future of mountain biking? Is it “cheating”? Is it a bit of both?

Thanks to Haibike for making this happen and to Oli and Jacob Gibbins for the shredding!

Comments

Stephen Lea says:

Good video, looks like lots of fun

HTFAT says:

people that use chairlift/handicapped lifts or do shuttle/truck drops are weak lazy pathetic losers,

Irondaddy says:

I agree. Easily the best ebike review I have seen. Thanks a ton!

Bob Smith says:

good video, worthless review….

kinza999 says:

Best thing I’ve bought for years. Its got me back out riding again. To anyone who thinks its cheating so are gears so unless you ride a penny farthing I’m not listening

Wez Carnell says:

He wouldn’t own one because he is one of those Elitist fitness idiots that doesn’t see how these could be great for those who just can’t get that fit due to various medical reasons. How these could get those people into the outdoors and off the couches . I bet he is one of the type that just don’t wait for the slowest riders, that lead to them giving up mtb.

Pixel dirt says:

It’s so satisfying to see that suspension work 🙂

Stewart Black says:

This is the future for me. As I approach my 60s I know two things: I want to keep riding the trails and I find it harder and harder to do so. I’m not there yet and as long as there is an uplift service at the FOD I shan’t need one but for longer trail riding definitely in the next ten years I’ll be getting one.

Justin Smith says:

Check out my eBike, on my Channel

alencore says:

how a fully charged battery last ob the flat at cruising speed of around 25 to 35 kph?

Neil Baggott says:

great vid. so would you buy one ?? looks like it’s more than perfect for most of us. also a dam good workout can be had on the lowest assistance level. if your feeling extra brave the assistance could be switched off. meaning the e biker is working harder than the normal biker

DERESTRICTED says:

Best ebike video I have seen yet! I didn’t think I would own one either, but now I do and love it on rides which have a LOT of climbing because I just spend way less time climbing and more time going back down. Goes back down better than my stumpjumper too.

Writer's Block... says:

Just doesn’t seem like you get $5000 worth. It’s only making things a little easier for such a huge price…

2 Roues Vertes says:

Great vid !

ThingsDemystified says:

The only way to go is to build your own. Commercial ebikes have weak motors. You can’t do anything with 500 watts.

Ryan Thomson says:

I live in Risca, near Machen
Where’s the trails you were testing the bike downhill and with the jumps?

Ubersonic says:

The people moaning that it’s not proper cycling/it’s cheating/etc sound just like the people in the 90’s that said putting suspension on MTBs was heresy/cheating, just saying.

Ask The Pro DJ says:

I thought you did quite well on it but you destroyed everything when you said you would not own one.

XamaX666 says:

Great impartial review and thank you for taking the time in doing it.
I should add it was also good to see it being given a decent trial (your face when you said “jumps” lead me to believe you did not have high hopes in its survival!)
I had* never even been remotely interested in MTB’ing (41 yrs old) however recently, I bought the same Bike to allow me to commute (I live at the bottom of a 2 long mile Category 3 hill climb up a crappy rocky path) to work. As I work near a mountain bike centre with trails iIt has brought out an interesting debate about Ebikes in general amongst friends of mine who do ride (Mobility scooter/Cheating/Lazy) etc. (diligaf)
I have no interest in becoming an athlete or becoming better/quicker/stronger than the next person. All I know is that it they are jolly good fun (I bet you smiled a bit whilst on it) and fit the purpose in my case perfectly.
This video is my commute back down the hill from work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frXC1DWnZ1A
I hope you don’t mind me sharing it.

* I do now 🙂
Subscribed.

NZ RADCORE says:

Great vid. I would own one if I was rich, Mainly cause where I ride has some great long downhills and no shuttle or lift back to the top. I rode one around a carpark and it feels quite natural

RSR MOTO says:

Can’t see this bike for sale. What travel does it have?

kusitof says:

Buena doble!

Plasmo20 says:

That was about as informative as it gets. Could see the bike working as an MTB and the jumps were real jumps by a rider who shows he is not a novice.

The information was clear enough without spruiking and I appreciate that.

I ride with a fellow who is an awesome skilled MTB rider but has a gammy leg so ups are a chore for him and we, the rest of the bunch, feel a bit uncomfortable because as good as he is he is always overtaxed on the climbs and that’s not good for his spirit. This ebike idea would work for him as he could ride using the assist on the ups and then ride around the weight to fly down. SO he would be in the mix all ride and keeping us able bodied MTBers honest. AND this is less than his good MTB anyway.

Just need to understand if the battery would last 3+ hours

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