Thursday, February 19, 2015
Haibike e-bikes have taken over the the US, creating an all-new category for electric bikes - electric mountain biking. Given that over 99% of the earth is UNPAVED, we like the idea of great e-bikes to explore and ride that unpaved earth.
Haibike e-bikes have been dominant in Europe for years. Based on the BOSCH e-bike system, Haibike electric bikes are equipped with a mid-drive motor system that is ultra efficient and ultra light.
But it's not enough to slap a motor on a mediocre mountain bike and to make something that really stands out. Haibike has been doing what few other e-bike companies dared to do- make a purpose built range of high end race-spec e-bikes that a pro mountain biker would look at and say -yes, that's a real mountain bike.
Naturally, an electric mountain bike is heavier than a non electric. But the key to building the perfect electric mountain bike is to make the lightest most reliable e-mountain bike you can with the weight that is required for motor and battery that will also stand the test of durability under the harsh conditions that are natural in mountain biking. On top of that, the bike needs to handle well and ride comfortably.
Haibike did all that, splendidly and with a full array of bikes starting from basic to full blown.
Motostrano's back ground in moto led us straight to the Haibike brand as a natural. Born in Europe, Haibike fits perfectly into our niche of European focused parts and accessories.
Posted by motostrano at 4:32 PM