Trail electric-assisted bikes are on the rise. They have many advantages and are extremely versatile. In fact, the German company Haibike has long been focusing on this segment and has a wide range of models to suit all budgets and uses.
Indeed, with wider tires, a sturdy frame, a comfortable position, mudguards and a large capacity, these e-bikes can tackle forest tracks, towpaths or asphalt. And for 2021 the Trail electric bikes of Haibike have become even more adventurous.
These new models are still based on 3 frame shapes (classic, lowstandover and lowstep monotube) and a platform with 5 different engines (Bosch Performance CX Gen4 and Performance Line, Yamaha PW-TE, PW-SE and PW-ST).
To further show their versatility, models are now equipped with 27.5-inch wheels. An ideal wheel size that gives them an excellent compromise between ride quality and handling.
Positioned in the middle of the range, the Trail 7 models (2990 €) now benefit from a 630 Wh battery, thus increasing the autonomy of the machine. On the motorization side, there is a Yamaha PW-ST System engine that delivers a torque of 70Nm.
Moving up in range, the Trail 8 (3 339 €) gains a more efficient transmission (12 speeds Shimano Deore XT instead of 11 speeds Shimano Deore) and Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires.
On the two top-of-the-range versions, the Trail 9 (€3699) and 10 (€3999) models receive the Bosch Performance CX Gen4 engine. This new generation engine is characterized by increased compactness and reduced weight.
As a result, Trail 9 and 10 frames are cleaner and more engineered for optimal engine cooling. In addition, the new shape of the Lowstep frame makes it a unisex model, ideal for use in the country as well as in the city.
The main difference between these two models is their transmission, with the Shimano Deore 11-speed and Shimano SLX 12-speed respectively.
What do Haibike Trail e-bikes have in common? All Haibike models share not only their visual identity, but also a complete set of equipment. This includes integrated lighting at the front and rear, solid mudguards and a luggage rack with the modular rail system.
Take a look at the Haibike website for new models!