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Haibike xDuro AllMtn RC 27.5 (2016)

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Haibike xDuro AllMtn RC 27.5 (2016)

Five hundred pounds cheaper than the RX, the AllMtn RC is the ‘entry-level’ model of the three bikes. If you’re new to mountain-biking, then this is going to be perfect for you, and the components may well be good enough for more experienced riders. From a purely aesthetic viewpoint, the bright blue/orange combo is a pretty on point combination.


As previously mentioned, battery and motor are identical on all three AllMtn bikes, and they all share 150mm travel, although the RC forks are 2016 Rock Shox Yari RC (around 100g lighter than the RX’s Fox 34), but the RC does share the same rear shocks as the RX (Fox Float DPS Performance) giving three adjustment settings again.

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You lose one speed-setting with the 10-speed Shimano SLX, but as with the RX, shifters, brakes, and cassette are Shimano too.


Tyres are the Schwalbe Hans Dampf EVO (27.5x2.35), very slightly wider than the 2.25 of the RC (presumably to give a less-experienced rider another 10mm of ground coverage).

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Something we haven’t mentioned so far is that Haibike are the only electric bike manufacturer to mount the motor with the swing arm pivot bolt in a raised position ensuring the rear end is much shorter than any other eMTB. This ensures a shorter wheelbase for the ultimate control and manoeuvrability off road.

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The chain is impossible to drop due to the exclusive Haibike S.E.S. (Sprocket Equalizing System). This raises the chain off the front sprocket up to the same level as the swing arm pivot point so the chain is not affected by the rear end moving up and down over bumps.

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The lack of the Kind Shox LEV-DX dropper post (around £200-300 by itself) may be something that could push you towards the RX, if you’re a regular MTB’r and you know if you would want one or not.