Priced at $5355 USD, the Haibike SDURO AllMtn 7.0 is designed to be an all around fun model that will turn the heads of younger riders. It is built around the Yamaha PW-X motor and its geometry is intended for more aggressive riding. The SDURO AllMtn 7.0 features a stem integrated display that shows you the basic setting information you would expect. Although we had a few reservations about brake choice, the component build is pretty solid for this price point and the suspension design is based off the tried-and-true Specialized FSR (aka Horst Link). Out of the box we could tell that the SDURO AllMtn 7.0 was designed to be a serious contender from Haibike..
The component build is pretty solid for this price point and the suspension design is based off the tried-and-true Specialized FSR
The Yamaha PW-X motor boasts only about 70nm of torque, which is less than comparable models. Although it feels a bit slow on the uptake you will notice the power surging in the higher modes. We had mixed feelings about if this was good for riders who want more pedaling control or bad for those who want to feel the pedal-assist right away, good for keeping traction but bad for launching up steep grades. The lithium-ion Yamaha battery is 500Wh and reaches a full charge in just 3.5 hours on charging time. It is also equipped with anti-theft key and four LEDs which display the remaining battery life. The Yamaha PW-X motor processes data from several sensors, torque, speed, and cadence to accurately supply the right amount of pedal assist in most conditions.
The riding position is very centered and lends itself well to a constant cadence. The bulky feeling chassis and weighty wheels were noticeable through tight technical sections of the trail. We felt that the geometry was a bit awkward and felt mildly clumsy on aggressive descents. Although the SDURO AllMtn 7.0 handled our long grueling climb like a champ as we were able to motor up to the top of our ride much easier than we had expected. The high BB had an unsettling feel when charging downhill while the suspension felt relatively unenthusiastic and overly linear. Although the manufacturer slated this model as an aggressive machine, the numbers and real world testing lends it more to cruising fire roads with the family over crushing DH lines.
Brand Key Features
- The Haibike SkidPlate
Made of shock-resistant plastic, the light component protects effecitvely from scratches or motor damage.
- The Haibike integrated display
With this concept which we developed, we achieve a technicologically and optically perfect integration of the motor in the frame.
- The Haibike IntegratedMotor concept
With this concept which we developed, we reach a technologically and optically perfect intefration of the motor in the Frame.
- The Haibike Gravity Casting interface
The heart of the Haibike alu frame: light, highly robust and complex manufacturing with a special casting technique known from the motorcycle industry.
- The new Yamaha PW-X drive unit
The brand new drive unit from Yamaha designed specifically for ePerformance! Despite its massive 80Nm torque it is extremely compact, lightweight and perfectly controllable.
And we really do not want to sound like we are picking on the SDURO 7.0 too much but we found that although the stem-integrated display was a cool idea, it lost us when it was too hard to read. And if there is one thing you should always make sure of, if you are going to run your cables internally, make sure they don't rattle and clunk around over rough terrain. As cool as internally routed cables look, the sounds of stuff banging around is a constant reminder that you should have ridden your other bike.