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Haibike xDuro AllMtn RX 27.5 (2016)

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Haibike xDuro AllMtn RX 27.5 (2016)

The xDuro AllMtn range comprises three models (PRO, RX and RC). They all feature 150mm of forks travel, making them a great all-rounder for all types of terrain, and the neutral seat position ensures a balanced up and down hill ratio, whatever the length of your ride. The PRO’s higher spec components put that model at the £5,899 price point, whereas the RX is £4,299 and the RC is £3,799.

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They also all feature the same, brand-new Bosch Performance CX motor, as well as the maximum capacity Bosch 500Wh battery. Another feature they all share is the redesigned battery/motor section. As you can see in the comparison photo below, Haibike have taken the smaller (38% smaller) motor, turned it upwards, and extended the casing to meet the battery, so that now it looks like one piece of equipment rather than two. With the battery sunk into the frame and the smaller motor, the entire Haibike range now look less like electric bikes than ever. If that battery gets much smaller over the next few years (I’m sure it will), then the ability to tell the difference between electric and non-electric MTBs will become very difficult.

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The AllMtn RX shown here comes with Fox 34 Float Performance forks providing three on-the-fly compression damping positions - Open, Medium, and Firm - to adapt to varying trail conditions. This air adjustable fork can be tuned to the rider's weight.


The new Fox Float DPS (Dual Piston System) Performance shock also offers three stages of adjustment.


You get an 11-speed Shimano Deore XT gearset (from 11 teeth to 42) which should be more than ample for all but the true professionals. The chain is Shimano Deore XT too, as are the shifters and brakes.


Tyres are Schwalbe Hans Dampf EVO (27.5x2.25) for mountain and mixed terrain, and like the AllMtn PRO, a Kind Shox LEV-DX dropper post is built in as standard (if you look closely at the main photo, you can see the cable going up into the seat post), so you can raise and lower the seat at the flick of a switch on the handlebars, whilst on the move, making it adjustable for both uphill and downhill riding with minimal effort.