The whole electric-assist bicycle thing has been a source
of amusement for the MBA wrecking crew (“Wow, a
wicker basket. Does that come stock?”). But this bike was
different. We couldn’t resist the temptation. It required a
black-ops, covert operation to sneak into the Electric Bike
Action’s storage area (EBA is our sister publication) and
snatch the Haibike Xduro AMT Pro 27. 5 while they were
preoccupied at the battery-charging station.
The Xduro AMT Pro 27. 5 uses a mix of components you
expect to see on top-end mountain bikes. There are components from Fox, SRAM, and Crankbrothers. About the
only component you’ll not find on a top-end mountain bike
is the 400-watt Bosch powerplant.
The Xduro AMT Pro 27. 5 full review appears in the
premier issue of our sister publication, Electric Bike Action.
You can get more information at www.electricbikeaction.com
or call (800) 767-0345.
The difference: The battery snaps in nicely to the downtube and
actually plugs into the Bosch powerplant. The bike looks conventional enough until you get to the bottom bracket area.
Ready to roll: Haibike wasted no time adopting the 27.5-inch
wheel for their e-bikes. Currie Tech will import Haibike into the
U.S. bound: Haibike, a company based out of Germany, is a big
deal in Europe. They are coming to America where e-bikes are
still in their infancy. Mountain Bike Action will stay on top of the
trend and how it impacts mountain bikers.