Haibike Fullseven 4

Warwick2

Pedelecer
Mar 19, 2021
26
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These are my initial thoughts after receiving my bike and a longish ride home on it yesterday. I'll update the thread as I get more experience of it.

I paid <£2200 'almost new' from Tredz, which is at least £800 below the new price, but it really is as good as new in appearance, at least.

The Yamaha system seems to be more sensitive to pressure on the pedals from stationary than the Bosch bikes I've ridden. Also, the power feed in reacts better to pedal pressure once up and running. My involuntary ride home last night saw me push the power to the max so I could get home quicker. Generally speaking the bike performed well, even though the chunky, knobblies didn't suit the task. I'll change them for Schwalbe Land Cruiser Plusses after payday. One thing I found disconcerting was the clunky gear changes, and it made me feel that Bosch manage changes better than Yamaha. If things don't change, I'll expect to have to renew chains quite often.

I need to tweak the riding position a little. The saddle needs moving back slightly and raising, whilst the wider bars will take some getting used to after my previous commuter/trekking bikes.

Favourable so far, with the caveat of the clunky gear changes...
 

Zlatan

Esteemed Pedelecer
Nov 26, 2016
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I have an Haibike hard7...Had it just over 4 years. 6k miles... 2 cassettes and 2 chains. Few sets of tyres, brake pads but nothing else.. Its been fantastic.
When I first got it I did a ride for a battery test. 28 km in high, mixed terrain, plenty of climbs, a nice 1 mile track descent, little bit of road work (3km at most) around all the Lady Bower lakes.. (3 legs of them, sort of)
Finished ride with 1 bar out of ten, showing 18% left.Average speed 17.2km/h. Repeated ride yesterday.. I was expecting poorer results, battery 6000 miles old and it was colder. But...
This time finished ride with 2 bars left (showing 22%)...and average speed 17.3 km/h.. Well impressed. Obviously not conclusive but battery appears to have shown no degradation at all.
Bike will take some beating.. Looking at a Flyon???
 

Warwick2

Pedelecer
Mar 19, 2021
26
6
After Storm Arwen's winds, it was a lot calmer this morning and bright & sunny, so ideal for a cross country ride I'd planned. The bike performed very well and having full suspension is a pleasant luxury. The puddles were still frozen solid and the ground firm as a result. Towards the end of the ride the paths in the sunshine were getting slippier, but the tyres coped admirably. I'm glad I fitted some Mudhugger mudguards, as the tyres kicked up plenty of crud.

HS2 caused some back-pedalling where a bridleway fizzled out, but it was a really good introduction to the bike's capabilities. The riding position is a work in progress, but I've got the saddle height right at least.

Once it's warmed up later today I'll dig out the washer and spray off the unwelcome bits of Warwickshire that have stuck to the bike

I think I've worked out the gear changes and I really need to time them so that there's plenty of force going through the power train when changing up the gears; going down doesn't seem such an issue. The Bosch system never felt as fussy.