Haibike electric bikes - The story so far
Haibike electric bikes are built for speed and comfort in all environments. Over the past 5 years Haibike have consistently produced some of the market’s leading and best-selling e-bikes, using both Yamaha and Bosch integrated eBike systems. With beautiful looking and ergonomically crafted frame designs and state of the art electric pedal assistance systems, Haibike have long been a market leading tour de force in the e-bike world.VIEW THE HAIBIKE RANGE
1996: The year Haibike began
Located in the middle of Germany, Schweinfurt is a picturesque town that integrates impressive aesthetics and driven efficiency in industry. It’s no surprise that since its birth in the town in 1996, every single one of Haibike’s models embodies these two aspects. Susanne and Felix Puello established the company as part of the long-running Winora bike production organisation, looking to bring an innovative approach to the hugely popular sport of mountain biking.
2001: The year Haibike became competitive
Haibike’s stellar work ethic and drive to succeed led to the founding of the first mountain bike (MTB) amateur team, led by Gerhard Burghardt. Competing in downhill and mountain races, the team embodied the competitive edge that permeates through the work that Haibike does on a daily basis - always seeking to be the best in their field.
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2005: The year Haibike changed the game
Innovation plays an integral role in the Haibike company, always seeking to push the boundaries and find new, exciting solutions to age old problems that ruin your cycling experience. One of those issues was the weight of mountain bikes. In 2005, Haibike introduced their first full carbon frames. Rigid, responsive and enviably lightweight, carbon proved to be a highly successful material for the company and their 2005 line of MTBs.
2009: The year Haibike pushed the boundaries
It’s safe to say that Haibike bred a culture of success from an early age. 2008 saw their first sponsored national champion in Elisabeth Brandau - now a Rio 2016 Olympics hopeful. Susanne and Felix knew they had to echo the MTB success in their new production for 2009, and it came to be something of a golden year for the brand. The 3 lines of carbon bikes soon became market leading models - Sleek / Greed / Affair. The bikes immediately broke records in numerous independent tests, focusing on key statistics such as aerodynamic efficiency and lateral stiffness.
2010: The year Haibike became electric
It was only in 2010 that Haibike broadened their horizons and entered the dynamic and ever-changing e-bike market. Yet the company as a whole pushed on, not just in the new market. The Haibike Heet range was released in conjunction with the already highly successful Sleek / Greed / Affair lines to become the lightest Haibike all-mountain frame.
The Haibike eQ paved the way for future e-bike designs, promoted as the first mature e-MTB. Featuring a reliable and efficient Bosch motor, Haibike were unique in gaining the support of such a renowned manufacturer to provide their source of electric pedal assistance.
2016: You decide what year this will be for Haibike
In a short time, Haibike have established themselves as one of Europe’s leading e-MTB producers. Their e-bikes feature the best available components and design specifications in order to give you a riding experience unlike any other out there. Over the years both Yamaha and Bosch have redesigned their motor systems for a more ergonomic and aerodynamic profile. The 2016 Sduro and Xduro ranges take comfort, speed and control to impressively high levels as e-MTB continue their surge in popularity around the globe. The opportunity to hit new speeds when riding uphill and take on exciting new descents on fantastic looking e-MTBs is being taken up by more and more people, including regular MTB riders looking for a new thrill!