After my last excursion on the Bulls Six50 e1.5, I had to return to Chino Hills State Park (CHSP) in San Bernardino county with a full suspension electric mountain bike (eMTB). I took out the 2017 Haibike AllMtn Pro (Xduro) coupled with the Bosch Performance CX motor. I can’t believe just how much more safe I felt on a full suspension rig than a hardtail. The conditions at CHSP were perfect for quick and controlled descents on the Haibike AllMtn Pro. Come along on my ride through CHSP!
I took the same route as last time, and it will be my current route for future reviews. I start at the South Ridge trailhead off of Rimcrest Drive and ride towards Diemer Trail. On my first descent, the Haibike AllMtn Pro felt responsive and I felt a strong connection to the terrain. As I made my way up Telegraph Canyon Trail towards North Ridge Trail, I felt the power of the Bosch Performance CX motor when I needed it. Although I tend to ride at a higher cadence, the torque sensor kept up and gave me the power I needed on the hard-packed gravel climbs.
Before I continue, here is the top level view of the Haibike AllMtn Pro I rode:
Motor: Bosch Performance CX 350 Watt
Battery: Bosch PowerPack 500 Performance, 36V, 13.4Ah, 500Wh
Display: Bosch Intuvia Display
Brakes: Magura MT 7, Hydraulic Disc 203/180mm
Drivetrain: SRAM X01, 11-Speed
Fork: FOX 34 Float Factory, 150mm
Tires: 27.5 (650B) x 2.35 Schwalbe Hans Dampf (F) / Rock Razor (R)
Size: 46 cm (Medium)
Weight: 50 lbs (22.7 kgs)
My Weight incl’d bag: 196 lbs
After reaching the top of N. Ridge Trail, I was ready for McDermont Singletrack. I shut down the pedal-assist, unlocked the suspension to give me access to all 150mm of travel, dropped the seatpost and I hung on for the ride. Although the descent is only 300 feet, it dropped quickly, especially the last ⅕ of a mile. I felt so stable on this bike even with the back tire skidding a few times. The rear Schwalbe Rock Razor did exactly what I wanted it to do while the front Hans Dampf kept my on the ground for quick steering corrections. At this point I thought this bike was the best eMTB bike I’ve ever ridden. I felt in control.
Raptor Ridge was where I truly felt secure on the Haibike AllMtn Pro. There was a tough steep climb up to the 1,711’ peak before coming down a singletrack that had tall grass all around. I set the motor to Turbo for just over half a mile to get to the peak. The views up here did not disappoint. I had a sense of liberation set over me when I reached the peak.
I knew the AllMtn Pro was going to succeed on the descents. It was designed to tackle any trail on earth! That being said, I was surprised how much energy I needed from the battery to climb back out of the valley. I was careful to use Turbo mode only on steep technical terrain, but after my 17.6 mile ride, I was down to ⅕ of juice. This was most likely due to the warmer weather and the added weight of the Haibike AllMtn Pro compared to the BULLS Six50 e1.5. I had climbed 3,170’ in an hour and 24 minutes and if I used Turbo on the last climb I may have run out of power.
I was so happy climbing and descending on the Haibike AllMtn Pro. It handled well in tight corners and descents and I never felt unstable throughout the entire ride. I give this experience 8.5 out of 10. The 150 mm travel FOX 36 Factory fork (KASHIMA) and FOX Float DPS Factory rear suspension were plenty playful to get up and down. I’ve never felt safer on an electric bike than I did on the Haibike AllMtn Pro. I can’t wait for my next ride through Chino Hills State Park.
Like what you read and want to join me on my next ride? Email me and let’s schedule a ride through CHSP!
Chino Hills State Park is a wonderful trail system that provides gorgeous sights of rolling hills and canyons. Go check it out for yourself, and as always, be courteous to hikers and non-motorized cyclists. For more details of CHSP, including closures and park hours, click on the California State Parks website.
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