What would we recommend for someone like a national park ranger, who has access to incredible off-road routes, plenty of hills but needs a practical electric bike with the guts of a mountain bike? We would heartily recommend the Sduro Trekking 8.0 by Haibike.
We love the Super Moto X tyres that Haibike have equipped these higher spec trekking bikes with. They add a layer of air suspension that makes the transition from road to off-road and back again a no-nonsense affair. You maintain that confidence-boosting feeling of control whatever terrain you go on.
This is a bike that is heavily influenced by mountain bikes. The front forks give you 80mm travel which is more than enough for most journeys into the Great Outdoors. You would only need more if you're attacking rocky, boulder-lined ground.
You also get 12-speed Shimano Deore SLX gearing; a cross country set which makes shifting so easy, even shifting down. On cross-country rides you'll want to maintain a nice, steady pedal cadence, and this gearing will make that a doddle. Magura brakes are gold standard ones too, so again, you can maintain that feeling of control.
Haibike's trekking range are not the lightest of bikes but we can safely say it doesn't matter once you're on the ride. The weight translates to comfort and stability. It's a worthwhile tradeoff because the fun you'll have is priceless; just remember to plan a route that doesn't have stiles.
Summary: Be adventurous, breathe in the open air and go climb the highest hill you can find on this superb machine that'll make you feel like you can go anywhere.
As with all our e-bikes, you can give them a test-ride, so get in touch to arrange one at your nearest branch.
with lights, mudguards and rack. This e-bike is ready when you are!
Bosch CX motor
combines excellent climbing power with battery efficiency
80mm travel front suspension and cross-country gearset
Key Electric Features:
Bosch Performance CX
SR Suntour, Mobie E45 LOR, 80mm travel
Shimano, Deore SLX, 12 speed
Magura, MDR-C hydraulic disc brake
Haibike 'The Crank ++'
Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51 teeth
Rodi, Tryp 30, Aluminium, 27.5"
Schwalbe, Super Moto X , 27.5" x 2.40"
Haibike Components, TheSaddle
About the Haibike brand
Haibike is a specialist electric bike manufacturer founded in the small German city of Schweinfurt in 1995. In the beginning they sold under the name of their parent brand Winora, but soon became Haibike. Over the last 25 years, Haibike have been at the forefront of progressive e-bike innovation, racking up numerous e-bike development firsts, design awards and test wins.