If you’re looking for an all-around mountain bike — the kind you can ride on most any trail — here’s a great choice. Haro has deep roots in the BMX scene, and they bring that fun, adventurous spirit to their electric mountain bikes.
When you hop on, you’ll immediately notice the smoothness and control of the 160mm FOX suspension. There are other great suspension companies out there, but none are better. You’ll also notice that this bike is a “mullet.” That means the front wheel is bigger than the rear wheel. This gives you the faster/easier roll of a big front wheel while retaining the snappy (dare we say BMXey?) feel of a small rear wheel. And plus: The smaller rear wheel leaves more room for your butt on steep descents. No more skid marks where the sun don’t shine!
To top off the refined feel, the integrated Shimano motor, drivetrain and E-Tube app give you complete, easy control of the amount of juice the bike adds to your leg power. Depending on the day, you can blast a quick after-work loop or you can explore for miles on a sunny Saturday.
This electric bike is ideal for blue mountain bike trails: Blue mountain bike trails are moderately bumpy, have some steep grades and tend to be twisty. As you start getting the hang of mountain biking, this is where most of your fun happens. On this bike, green trails will feel easier than normal. If you have enough skill, you can shred blacks.
Class 1 ebike: This bike only delivers motor power while you’re pedaling. When you reach a speed of 20 miles per hour, the motor turns off. You can keep pedaling, but it’s a lot more work. Class 1 is the most commonly allowed type of ebike; you can ride on almost any road or bike path, and on many mountain bike trails. Be sure to check your local rules.
Shimano STePS E8000 motor: 250 watts continuous power, 70Nm of torque. This proven powerplant from the world’s most reliable component maker is found on many high-end ebikes. When the Shimano motor kicks on, you really feel its power and enthusiasm. Whoo hoo!
630 watt-hour battery: This is the “sweet spot” for battery capacity. You get enough range for big adventures, yet the weight is quite reasonable. To estimate how long you can ride this bike, divide the battery capacity by the amount of motor power you’re using. For example, a 630wh battery with the motor running at 250w would theoretically run for 2.5 hours. The same battery at 125w would theoretically run for 5 hours. It’s smart to subtract about 25 percent to account for the occasional wrong turn.
Customization: The stock Kenda Nevegal tires work well on a wide range of trails. When they wear out that’s a great opportunity to tweak this bike for your riding style. We ride a lot of epic, rocky trails here in ColoRADo, so we’d opt for a 29 x 2.5” Maxxis Assegai upfront and a 27.5 x 2.5” Maxxis Minion DHR in the back. However, tires are a personal thing (kinda like shoes), so we suggest trying a few different setups to see what you like best.