New 2021 Haibike AllMtn 7 in review –aggressively priced trail rocket with a Yamaha PW-X2 motor

25.08.2020by Jonas Müssig

Haibike are breaking new ground with the 2021 Haibike AllMtn, a stylish eMTB with a new look that is aimed at fun-loving trail riders. Read on to find out what the € 6,199 AllMtn 7 with its Yamaha PW-X2 motor is capable of.

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Haibike AllMtn 7 | Yamaha PX-X2/600 Wh | 160/160 mm (f/r) | 24.0 kg in size L |€ 6,199 | Manufacturer’s website

Wow, what an eMTB! The new, 2021 AllMtn 7 is uncharacteristically understated, featuring a clean and classy, yet unmistakable Haibike look. With the 2021 AllMtn 6 and 7, Haibike usher in a new era in the company’s history. The existing all-round AllMtn range, which currently features Bosch Performance Line CX and FLYON motors, will now be expanded to include the new AllMtn 6 and AllMtn 7, aimed at fun-loving trail rider. At the heart of the new full carbon eMTB is the powerful 80 Nm Yamaha PW-X2 motor, which is fed by a 600 Wh battery. We’ve already been able to test the € 6,199 flagship model extensively on our home trails around Stuttgart and a variety of trails in the Palatinate.

The Haibike AllMtn 7 in detail

Haibike’s distinctive design, which draws attention to the motor and integrates it neatly with the clean lines of the frame, together with the high-quality paint job is a step in the right direction. The AllMtn 7 no longer has any model names emblazoned on the side of the top tube as was typical of Haibike for a long time – sometimes less is more. You’ll no longer find any cables obscuring the silhouette of the full carbon frame when viewed from the side as they enter the frame at the front of the head tube. Unfortunately, the cable routing on our test bike left an untidy cockpit, with cables not shortened to the perfect length. After just a few kilometres, we had unsightly spots where the cables rubbed at the head tube.

All the cables are routed from the cockpit into the front of the head tube. That results in a super clean silhouette.
Unfortunately, the cable routing wasn’t done properly, resulting in an untidy cockpit. The front brake line was too long and rubbed against the frame, marking the beautiful paint job.
The Haibike chainring is just so sexy and it does a lot for the bike’s overall looks.
Because of the pivot in the chainstay, the cable for the drivetrain has to exit the frame early, detracting from the otherwise clean looks.
The rocker arm is matched to the frame’s ‘coffee’ colour.

Haibike have given some thought to the battery cover and found a simple but ingenious solution: a Böllhoff coupling. This allows the cover to be clipped in and out without having to use any tools. Under the easily removable cover, you’ll find both the battery and charging port. The Modular Rail System, MRS for short, on the down tube allows you to mount a bottle cage or bag. There is no dual battery option for this model. With the AllMtn 7, Haibike chose not to include lights in the standard spec. Compatible head- (€ 109) and taillights (€ 99.90) are available as optional upgrades.

The rocker arm is matched to the frame’s ‘coffee’ colour.
When replacing the battery cover, you simply clip it into the Böllhoff coupling on the frame and it is held securely in place.
The Haibike chainring is just so sexy and it does a lot for the bike’s overall looks.

The components of the Haibike AllMtn 7

Given the spec, the € 6,199 price tag sounds almost too good to be true. The 160 mm travel suspension is controlled by a FOX 38 FIT4 Factory fork and a FOX DPX2 Factory shock. You also get Shimano XT brakes with 203 mm rotors, a wheelset consisting of Syntace V30i rims and Syntace V hubs, with a 29″ wheel up front and 27.5″ on the rear, as well as Shimano’s 12-speed XT drivetrain and an SLX cassette. Of course, an XT cassette and GRIP2 damper in the FOX 38 fork would have been the icing on the cake, but considering the price, there is no reason for complaint. The MAXXIS Minion DHF 29 x 2.5″ tire up front and the DHR 27.5 x 2.8″ on the rear should provide plenty of grip. Aggressive riders with a harsh riding style will want a more durable casing than the specced EXO at the front and EXO+ at the rear.

The FOX 38 Factory fork makes no secret about who this bike is for: trail riders who want to let it rip!
Braking is taken care of by Shimano’s powerful yet easy to modulate XT brakes with 203 mm rotors.
Haibike opted against the rattling brake pads with cooling fins, speccing the quiet pads instead.

The AllMtn 7 rolls on high-quality Syntace wheels…
…and MAXXIS Minion DHF/DHR tires in 29 x 2.5″ up front and 27.5 x 2.8″ on the rear. A good choice. Aggressive riders will want a tougher casing than the EXO and EXO+ specced on the front and rear respectively.

The powerful Yamaha PW-X2 motor generates 80 Nm torque and is fed by a 600 Wh battery. It’s previously proven itself in our big motor group test. Unfortunately, the average feel and ergonomics of the minimalistic Display A don’t match the rest of the bike. Currently, Yamaha offer no solution to this problem.

The Yamaha PW-X2 motor is conspicuously integrated
Yamaha’s Display A is minimalistic. However, the haptics and ergonomics aren’t convincing.

Haibike AllMtn 7

€ 6,199

SPECIFICATIONS

Motor Yamaha PX-X2 80 Nm
Battery Yamaha InTube 600 Wh
Display Yamaha Display A
Fork FOX 38 Factory FIT4 160 mm
Rear Shock FOX DPX2 Factory 160 mm
Seatpost Haibike Components Dropper-Post 150 mm
Brakes Shimano XT 203/203 mm
Drivetrain Shimano XT/SLX 12-fach 10 – 51
Stem Haibike Components TheStem 2 50 mm
Handlebar Haibike Components TheBar 780 mm
Wheelset Syntace V/V30i 29/27.5″”
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR (EXO/EXO+) 29″ x 2.5″/27.5″ x 2.8″

TECHNICAL DATA

Size S, M, L XL
Weight 24 kg
Perm. total weight 120 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 96 kg
Trailer approval no
Kickstand mount no

SPECIFIC FEATURES

MRS system
optional
lighting system

The components of the Haibike AllMtn 6

The more affordable Haibike AllMtn 6 is available for € 5,699. It also comes with a FOX 38 fork but in the Performance variant as well as the lower end FOX FLOAT DPS shock. Due to the significant improvement in drivetrain, wheels, suspension and brakes and the reasonable price increase of € 500, we would advise you go for the flagship model, the AllMtn 7.

The Haibike AllMtn 6 in bambus green / urban grey …
… and in urban grey / red

Haibike AllMtn 6

€ 5,699

SPECIFICATIONS

Motor Yamaha PX-X2 80 Nm
Battery Yamaha InTube 600 Wh
Display Yamaha Display A
Fork FOX 38 Performance 160 mm
Rear Shock FOX FLOAT DPS Performance 160 mm
Seatpost Haibike Components Dropper-Post 125 (S), 150 (M, L, XL) mm
Brakes MAGURA MT5 203/203 mm
Drivetrain SRAM GX/SX-Eagle 12-fach 10 – 50
Stem Haibike Components TheStem 2 50 mm
Handlebar Haibike Components TheBar 780 mm
Wheelset Mavic E-XM 430 29/27.5″”
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR (EXO/EXO+) 29″ x 2.5″/27.5″ x 2.8″

TECHNICAL DATA

Size S, M, L XL
Perm. total weight 120 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 96 kg
Trailer approval no
Kickstand mount no

SPECIFIC FEATURES

MRS-System
optional lighting system

The geometry of the 2021 Haibike AllMtn 7

Haibike’s new, 2021 AllMtn 7 is available as of now in four frame sizes including S, M, L and XL as well as two colour options, coffee and black. The geometry is modern but not extreme. On paper, the steep 76.3° seat tube angle in combination with the long 460 mm chainstays suggests that the AllMtn 7 should make for an excellent climber. The head tube angle is 65° and the reach in size L is 461 mm, while the stack measures 650 mm.

SizeSMLXL
Seat tube410 mm440 mm470 mm510 mm
Top tube560 mm590 mm620 mm650 mm
Head tube110 mm110 mm130 mm130 mm
Head angle65°65°65°65°
Seat angle76.3°76.3°76.3°76.3°
Chainstay460 mm460 mm460 mm460 mm
BB Drop20 mm20 mm20 mm20 mm
Wheelbase1200 mm1221 mm1242 mm1265 mm
Reach406 mm436 mm461 mm491 mm
Stack632 mm632 mm650 mm650 mm

The Haibike AllMtn 7 on the climbs

If you take a seat aboard the Haibike AllMtn 7, you’ll immediately feel comfortable. Cruising on flat terrain is fun, offering lots of comfort and even weight distribution between your hands and seat. Thanks to the assistance of the powerful Yamaha PW-X2 motor doing most of the work, you can carry on cruising just as comfortably up moderate climbs. The steep seat tube angle positions the rider in the center of the bike when riding uphill and, together with the long chainstays, plenty of traction and the powerful Yamaha PW-X2, it makes even the steepest climbs seem easy.

The AllMtn 7 comes to life on technically challenging and extreme climbs where most other eMTBs would long have to admit defeat. It really does climb like a mountain goat and easily allows you to push your limits on the uphills. The front wheel stays firmly planted and the motor continues churning along at lower cadences. Even with a quick sprint as you approach a ledge, the PW-X2 just keeps on pushing.

 The Haibike AllMtn 7 is a mountain goat that won’t shy away from any uphill obstacles

The adaptive Automatic Support Mode does a good job of recognising the conditions and increases the assistance as and when needed. However, it’s slow to cut back down on the power, which means that it keeps on pushing quite long after you’ve stopped pedalling. Unfortunately, the assistance doesn’t feel very natural as a result, even in the Automatic Support Mode. The motor is sensitive and responds to rider input almost immediately. Inexperienced riders will need some time to get used to this so the motor doesn’t jolt forward unintentionally.

Helmet Bell Sixer MIPS | Glasses POC Aspire | Jersey POC Essential Enduro | Kneepads POC Joint VPD System | Shoes ION Raid Amp II

Riding downhill with the Haibike AllMtn 7

If you lower the 150 mm dropper post and point the bike downhill, you’ll feel at one with the bike, always able to keep everything under control. The AllMtn 7 is easy to ride thanks to its good-natured handling. The weight distribution between the two wheels is spot on, always generating sufficient grip, front and rear. Small bumps are effectively smoothed over by the suspension and it willingly swallows large impacts without isolating the rider from the trail. The suspension’s progression towards the end of the stoke is well-tuned and we didn’t bottom out once. On downhill flow trails, the bike is a lot of fun, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced eMTBer.

Aggressive riders will be able to generate a lot of speed with the Haibike by pumping through berms and rollers. Another plus point is that it’s completely quiet on the descents, provided the cables are routed properly at the cockpit. Due to the bike’s 24.0 kg heft and the long rear end, it takes some physical effort to get airborne. It also needs to be ridden actively in tight corners. When things get steep and rough, the tall front end instils you with confidence. In situations like these, the eMTB remains unphased. Demanding, high-speed trails are lots of fun on the AllMtn 7. However, those who like going fast in technical terrain should fit tires with a thicker, more durable casing to avoid punctures and be able to run lower tire pressures.

 The Haibike AllMtn 7 is a lot of fun on the descents and equally suitable for trail beginners and experienced pilots.

Our conclusion on the AllMtn 7

The Haibike AllMtn 7 is a beautiful eMTB at a great price that is sure to please beginners and ambitious riders alike. No matter if it’s fast and rough trails or easy-going flow trails, the Haibike excels at both. Its good-natured handling and high front end instil you with confidence and the suspension is excellent. It pushes the boundaries uphill and never shies away from extremely steep and technical climbs.

Tops

  • climbs like a mountain goat
  • good value for money
  • versatile
  • looks good
  • very quiet on the descents

Flops

  • not the most agile
  • cable routing at the cockpit

More info at haibike.com


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Words: Jonas Müssig Photos: Valentin Rühl

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Jonas Müssig

Actually, it really should be Dr. Müssig. After all, Jonas completed his doctorate in chemistry shortly before he started working with us. However, his true passion ultimately prevailed over science. Of course, that doesn’t mean chemistry no longer plays a role. Jonas’ scientific background and his long-standing passion for (e)biking are a perfect match. On the hunt for the optimal ride life balance, Jonas can be found on the trails in the summer and with his backpack in Asia or his camper in southern Europe in winter.READ THE NEW ISSUE OF E-MOUNTAINBIKE MAGAZINE NOW. DIGITAL & FREE:

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