Is this a good starter EMTB?

AKG

Finding my (electric) wheels
Mar 11, 2019
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Hi all,

I hired an electric mountain bike last year on a trip to the new forest and absolutely loved it so now I've decided to buy one and start riding more frequently.
I'm 42, a bit out of shape and intend on doing light off road riding, maybe 5 - 10 miles each session and 3 - 4 times a week.
I wouldn't have a clue how to fix anything (including a puncture) so I need a bike that is well built and will not fall apart too quickly.
I'm looking at buying this bike, https://www.e-bikeshop.co.uk/Haibike-sDuro-HardSeven-5.0-2019 and wondered if it would be a good all round starter bike

Thanks for any advice.
 

soundwave

Esteemed Pedelecer
May 23, 2015
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yes it will be fine tho you are going to pay a premium for a haibike cube hard tails go for around 1800 depending on motor batt config.
 

AKG

Finding my (electric) wheels
Mar 11, 2019
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yes it will be fine tho you are going to pay a premium for a haibike cube hard tails go for around 1800 depending on motor batt config.
Thanks.
Are the cube bikes as well built as the Haibikes?
 

soundwave

Esteemed Pedelecer
May 23, 2015
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it is just a frame and a name at the end of the day so just depends what you like and willing to pay for.
 

Eagle

Esteemed Pedelecer
Aug 31, 2012
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AKG,

You could save money with an alternative ebike, but you will not be disappointed with that Haibike. Haibikes just ooze quality.
I recently bought a Haibike Sduro full-suspension (FS) machine and I am chuffed to bits with it:
https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/threads/haibike-sduro-fullseven-3-0-initial-reaction-and-recommendations.34087/

Review of a Haibike Trekking included the following quote:
Overall, there's no doubting the quality of the Haibike Sduro Trekking. If you live in a city with few hills, it's totally over-specced. But for commutes that take in more rural, hilly areas, or for going off road and onto woodland trails and the like, it's great.
https://www.t3.com/reviews/haibike-sduro-trekking-review

With regard to punctures, I would recommend taping the rims and fitting tubeless tyres, then using one of the sealants from Muc-Off or Effetto etc. Details are included in my review of the Sduro FS.

Also recommended are some Zefal M60 mudguards:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zefal-Deflector-Front-Mudguard-26-inch-x/dp/B00CDP3CXW

EDIT For an extra £100 you can have the much greater comfort of full suspension with a Haibike Sduro FullSeven:
https://www.e-bikeshop.co.uk/Electric-Bikes-UK-Dealer/Haibike-sDuro-FullSeven-3.0-2019?filter=19&sort=p.price&order=ASC

Enjoy your new Haibike!
 
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AKG

Finding my (electric) wheels
Mar 11, 2019
8
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Thanks for the replies.
I opted for the SDURO hardNine 5.0 and it feels great, I can’t wait to take it out on some light trails.
I’ll look into the tubeless tyres Eagle mentioned above.

Thanks again.
 

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