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Haibike launches the Lyke – a lightweight, trail oriented e-MTB

Haibike launches a new lightweight trail e-MTB
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Haibike has launched the Lyke, a new e-MTB aimed at the emerging lightweight e-MTB category. The new bike features a carbon frame, Fazoua motor, and 140mm of suspension front and rear.

Recently we have seen the best electric mountain bikes diverging into two categories as brands have begun releasing lighter weight but lower power e-bikes. Specialized released the Turbo Levo SL which has been followed by bikes like Trek's Fuel EXe and the not-yet-available Transition Relay.

The Lyke is Haibike's lightest e-MTB to date and is based around a carbon frame fitted with a Fazua Ride60 motor that produces 60Nm of torque, it's powered by a 430Wh battery in the downtube (which can be boosted with a 210Wh optional external Range Extender). Aimed at trail riders, the Lyke has 29er wheels and 140mm of travel front and rear.

Haibike Lyke 11

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The Lyke hasn't gone too radical when it comes to geometry, a well-measured 65-degree head angle, 77.3-degree seat angle, and a 450mm reach (size medium) should lend itself well to the type of general trail riding the Lyke is aimed at. Haibike will offer its new bike in small to XL frame sizes. 

Haibike are offering the Lyke in three builds; Lyke SE, Lyke 11, and Lyke 10. If Haibike's weights are accurate, the top of the range Lyke SE weighs in at 18.5kg for a large which is on par with the equally priced Trek Fuel EXe. The Lyke 11 and Lyke10 weigh a claimed 18.8kg and 19.6kg respectively, both in size Large.

Haibike Lyke availability, range, and specs

Pricing for the Lyke starts at £5,699, followed by £6,599 for the Lyke 11 and £8,799 for the Lyke SE – US prices have not yet been released.

Bikes should be available in late November or early December although specific dates are to be confirmed.

Haibike Lyke SE

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Haibike Lyke SE

  • Suspension: Fox 36 Float Factory (140mm) / Fox Float X Factory (140mm)
  • Groupset: Shimano XTR drivetrain, 12sp
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR brakes (203mm/180mm)
  • Wheelset: Mavic E- Crossmax XL R Carbon wheels
  • Tires: Maxxis Dissector tires
  • Handlebar: Raceface Next Carbon 760mm
  • Stem: Raceface Turbine SL, 35mm
  • Seatpost: FOX Transfer Factory
  • Saddle: Fizik Terra Aidon X1-145 Carbon
  • Weight: 18.5kg
  • Price: $TBC /£8,799

Haibike Lyke 11

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Haibike Lyke 11

  • Suspension: Fox 36 Float Performance (140mm) / Fox Float Performance (140mm)
  • Groupset: Shimano XT drivetrain, 12sp
  • Brakes: Shimano XT brakes (203mm/180mm)
  • Wheelset: Mavic E- Crossmax XL S wheels
  • Tires: Maxxis Dissector tires
  • Handlebar: XLC FlowBy 780mm
  • Stem: XLC FlowBy
  • Seatpost: Unbranded
  • Saddle: Selle Italia Model X
  • Weight: 18.8kg
  • Price: $TBC / £6,599

Haibike Lyke 10

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Haibike Lyke 10

  • Suspension: RockShox Lyrik Select (140mm) / RockShox Deluxe Select Plus (140mm)
  • Groupset: Shimano SLX drivetrain, 12sp
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore brakes (203mm/180mm)
  • Wheelset: Mavic E- Crossmax XL S wheels
  • Tires: Schwalbe Wicked Will tires
  • Handlebar: XLC FlowBy 780mm
  • Stem: XLC FlowBy
  • Seatpost: Unbranded
  • Saddle: Selle Italia Model X
  • Weight: 19.6kg
  • Price: $TBC / £5,699
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro and, most recently, gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotlands wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect and the muckier side of Cyclingnews 


Rides: Canyon Strive, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg