Bike of the week ek
Haibike Sduro Hardnine 2.5 Street Price £1,949, £1,949 haibike.com Motor Yamaha Y 250W Gears Shimano im Deore M6000
For most of us, the word ‘hybrid’ was one we learned in biology classes. It referred to the offspring of two plants or animals of different species, like a mule (horse/donkey) or a wholphin (whale/dolphin – my favourite). Now it also refers to electro/petrol cars and a style of bicycle which blends characteristics from road, touring and mountain bikes. The idea is you have a bike for every ride, but all too often you end up with a compromise. This new electric Haibike, however, proves that all-purpose versatility can be a goal in itself. The Sduro Hardnine is a usable combination of everything, both on and off road. It has mountain bike 29in wheels and a Yamaha motor, which delivers just the right amount of power when you need it. There’s a neat LCD screen that shows all your info, from battery life to power setting, and you control the power output with a flick of a switch. You shou should get a range of up to 80 miles, de depending on the terrain and how you ride it. It’s perfect for someone looking for a d do-it-all bike on which to commute to work and t then maybe go for a cana canal-path cycle at the weekend weekend. It’s the easy rider!