We are Eperformance is the motto under which HaiBike creates its electric models. With the introduction of the Haibike XDURO FS in 2010 they opened the door to a new sports bike concept called Eperformance. This was the beginning of the brilliant history of haibike and the starting signal for electric mountain bikes.
Haibike Electric Bikes
German Design and Engineering
Haibike has been developing bicycles in Germany since 1995, increasing the enthusiasm with which they evolve their models’ year after year and they already have more than 100 years of experience through their parent company of the Winora Group. It is not easy to combine a company as important in the manufacture and innovation of bicycles as WinoraGroup and the courage to launch such an ambitious project.
Haibike We are ePerformance
They were the first and for a long time the only ones to bet firmly on the potential of electric sports bikes and they continue to produce futuristic prototypes today more than ever.
The Haibike Eperformance range combines physical performance with the support of the electric system. A simple ride on an ePerformance bike is enough to feel the strength, balance, freedom and power provided by the electric motors at the heart of the range of electric bicycles that haiBike makes available to us. Man, and machine form a natural and healthy balance.
Between a motorbike and a bicycle, the HAIBIKE Eperformance bikes are neither electrically assisted bikes nor pedal bikes, they are in a completely new class, with their own particularities, their own design and their own philosophy.
If you come from off-road bikes you will find your high performance electric bike, with a lot of power and a lot of torque, ready to replace and improve the sensations you felt doing motocross, you will feel a great delivery of power at the same time that we get in great shape.
If instead your passion has always been the conventional mountain bike, in a HaiBiKe ePerformance you will discover a new pleasure of riding a bike climbing where before we only considered and discovering endless routes that before we only dreamed of, we just have to choose the appropriate tool; From Downhill models with 200mm suspensions, through Enduro with 180mm travel, the classic All mountain with 150mm and the recurrent rigid or double suspension quieter and with 120mm travel. In the haibike catalogue for 2017 you will find the machine you are looking for.
Haiebike Love Bicycles
The renowned German brand is passionate about bicycles and one of the leaders in the development of mechanical sports bike engineering. The Eperformance range they created themselves is not intended to replace conventional cycling, but rather to improve it.
They believe that an electric bike should not hide its main features, it should have a Visible integration as they are the features that characterize them, for example, the motor, it should be properly integrated, but never hidden. Their aim is to design compact electric bikes that meet the particular needs of each customer.
"Hai-bike" the opportunity for electric bicycles
The world needs more and more people cycling, and bikes can easily keep us healthy on a daily basis, both physically and mentally. For many of us, electric-assisted bicycles provide an opportunity to remove many of the barriers to entry associated with traditional cycling, such as poor fitness, age, common injuries (back, knee, etc.) or the fear of not being able to make the full journey if it is longer than usual. By removing these barriers, we invite more people to enter the wonderful world of cycling where you enter, but never leave.
When riding an electrically assisted bike, they have much more power than a traditional bike and therefore require more responsibility, we must be courteous and respectful when meeting other road users, whether on a cycle path or a narrow trail in the middle of a route.
Evolution of Haibike electric models
In 1995, Susanne and Felix founded the trade name Haibike. In the beginning the sports bikes were marketed under the name of the Winora group, but it didn't take long before the name HaiBike as they are known today was adopted. In the following 20 years the brand has developed new and advanced models both visually and technically.
In 2010 the ancestor of all eMTBs is presented: The Haibike eQ XDURO presented at the Eurobike. The response was fantastic from the start, never before had a bike manufacturer created an electric mountain bike with so much character and innovation combined. The motor placement concept and initial design has been copied multiple times in the future. The initial range consisted of four models (Fully, Hardtail, Cross and Trekking) and demand far outstripped supply and all XDURO models were quickly sold out, this was the turning point in the history of HaiBike.
In the same year Haibike is the first to apply Gravity Casting technology, using a special production process to manufacture the first Xduro: Gravity Casting. This process originated in the motorbike manufacturing industry and makes it possible to produce complex components that are extremely stable and precise as well as very light. This technology is mainly used for the interface. This is the heart of the frame where the technical functions work together. Technology that is being used by more and more manufacturers every year.
In 2011, they received the award for best design for the XDURO RX from IF, an award with an international reputation recognized as a sign of excellence since its foundation in 1953, for a designer winning this award means taking their career to the next level, for an established company like Haibike it means unlocking the keys to the market. More than 60 renowned experts in design, industry and architecture choose the best design, the IF design award has become an annual event not to be missed.
The range grows with eleven models, including 29" wheels and at Eurobike 2011 they present the first road bike model, the eRunner which reaches 45km/h and thanks to the positive response from the professional circles and the tests carried out lead the German brand to include the eRunner model in development for the next season.
In 2012 the Haibike ProTeam with Sabine Spitz at the helm became one of the Top Three UCI teams.
In her first year with the Haibike ProTeam Sabine Spitz won the Olympic silver medal in London despite a crash, quite a feat.
At almost the same time Maximilian Semsch did the "Around OZ", covering 10,000 miles (16,100 kilometers) across Australia on a standard XDURO trekking bike, writing the history of the modern electric bike. The bike was surprisingly in perfect condition and only two spokes had to be replaced, even under the extreme conditions in which the rider and luggage were transported.
The range continues to grow to 17 models, including the first AllMountain e-bike, which will set the future path for bikes with 150mm suspension. Another novelty is the first XDURO Trekking S Pedelec which reaches 45km/h.
2013 arrives and Haibike appears on the market with 37 models, the message is clear, Haibike is committed to the electric range, many technical changes, new drive unit and a completely refurbished aluminum frame take the electric XDURO series to another level. They introduce the Skid plate component, made of impact-resistant plastic that protects the motor from damage and wear, the first brand in the world to use it.
The XDURO NDURO with 180mm travel suspension opens up a whole new world of terrain and trails to open up and riders to enjoy.
For the first time, fast and pure racing bikes are presented, inheriting everything learned from the XDURO off-road model, resulting in the XDURO Race road range.
A new sport needs a new name and Haibike introduces for the first time the concept of "ePerformance", short for electric and performance: the combination of the physicality of the rider and the electric support.
Haibike makes its mark among the big companies and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the company.
Year 2014 is the debut date for the SDURO range based on a new line of Yamaha engines, introduced exclusively by Haibike. SDURO was an instant success thanks to its components and price. SDURO HardNine SL is voted the most popular electric bike in Germany and the Yamaha motor as the second most relevant motor on the market.
HaiBike is the first manufacturer to use electronic control for suspension.
Max Brandle wins the German championship with a one minute lead in a SDURO.
At Eurobike 2014 haibike introduces new improvements, the first carbon full-suspension bike with a mid-engine. Three models mark the beginning of the carbon era in ebikes. They also present the eFatbike "FatSix".
Haibike receives five awards for best IF design. For the first time in history a company is awarded five prizes, three for ePerformance bikes and two for Performance bikes.
In 2014 the XDURO FS is voted bike of the year in the USA, HaiBike makes history in the land of mountain bikes.
At the same time at MountainBike magazine's annual event, Haibike XDURO NDURO PRO was voted second by readers as bike of the year, being the only electric MTB on the list, readers showed their interest in electric mountain bikes, surprising the entire cycling industry.
Year 2015, the famous rider Guido Tschugg changes brand to Haibike and chooses an electric bike to compete, Guido is one of the most famous German riders. He has been 4 times German Champion, six times German 4Cross Champion, World Championship bronze medalist and the only German to participate twice in the legendary RedBull Rampage. Guido Tschugg is the first active professional to switch to an electric MTB.
Once again Haibike raises the bar and expands its line of rugged mountain ebikes with the new XDURO Downhill PRO, assembled with a powerful high-performance motor that makes the impossible possible, a genuine downhill bike that will take us to any summit, breaking the limits and creating an unknown use. The Downhill models have been a hit from the start, based on the mechanical downhill bike series and introducing the limited-edition Guido Tschugg.
Fast forward to 2016, Gary and Rachel Crobett set a new long-distance record. An Australian couple who quit their jobs, sold their house and went to Europe to set a new world record for long distance electric bike riding. Haibike guided them all the way on their journey and declared them Haibike heroes because they truly deserve it.
Another pro from the world of cycling, Andi Wittman, chooses Haibike as a brand sponsor, he is considered one of the best dirt bike riders, combining stunts on a circuit with jumps and sometimes freestyle. Andi Wittman holds the world record in high jumping, organizes events and wants to enter the Enduro scene with an Ebike.
In the same year, Haibike introduces the Econnect concept on its 8.0 models and enters the digital age. eConnect is a small device integrated into the electric bike that constantly sends and receives data. It integrates functions such as GPS with the ability to locate the bike in real time, an advantage in the event of theft. All the information it records can then be analyzed on a smartphone app. Haibike opens the door to smart electric bikes.
Also for this year, the displays are integrated into the handlebar stems, they fit perfectly and are protected from external damage, another step towards integration.
At the Eurobike 2016 trade fair Haibike was named by the readers of the famous EMTB magazine and in parallel by the E-Mountaibike magazine as "best brand", an award that certifies Haibike as the world's best e-bike brand in duplicate.