The Haibike Sduro Trekking is made for hills. No not mountains. Hills. Yes, it’s a touring bike really, for distance cycling, maybe long commuting, it’ll eat up road and canal paths very easily and comfortably. As you can see from the specification below its a well-equipped bike with high-quality components. However, as a touring bike does it’s battery have the capacity to do long distance rides? Well yes. It holds a Yamaha Lithium Ionen 36 Volt, 400 Wh battery, with BMS Management. Which should if you use it frugally allow you up to 100 miles, which should be enough or anyone. If you throw it into full pedal assistance mode and keep it on then you’ll only get about 40 miles out of it.
It is an expensive piece of kit though, retailing in the UK around £2,674. Gulp! But actually, when you look at it the equivalent touring bike without electric motor assistance would probably cost you just under £2,000 so it’s not too bad really. If you were to build a bike of this quality with all the components yourself you’d easily be spending £2000+ so the price tag is fair. But because of its price tag and the high specification the Haibike Sduro Trekking is a very niche product, only someone who does touring or long commutes is going to consider it. It’s certainly no all-rounder as it would struggle on a mountain trail, and it’s a big heavy at 22.7kg to be a bike you take on the train and run up the stairs with to your third floor flat.
The Haibike Sduro Trekking is available in two forms, one with a standard cross-bar and a unisex version with the crossbar dropped 2 inches. Both are currently available on e-bikeshop.co.uk