If you can source this children’s eMTB in the U.S. (it won’t be easy unlike rivals in this space, Woom), the Haibike AllTrack Kids is a great hardtail eMTB to introduce little ones to trail riding.
With a powerful Yamaha PW-TE mid-drive motor, the youngster will be able to get up to 15.5 mph quickly and learn to enjoy the buzz of overlanding and trail riding. The motor is supported by a 400 Wh motor that should give them just under two hours of cycling with maximum power.
As a hardtail, it’s nimble and fun to ride. The components are a smaller size for smaller bodies. Both the brake levers and 24” wheels are designed with kids in mind. Being a miniature eMTB, its SR Suntour fork has 63mm of travel — nothing like the 150 mm of a long travel hardtail, but still plenty for a miniature rider to go for a thrash.
Reasons to Buy
Haibike is one of Europe’s leading e-bike brands and produces high-quality and reliable machines. If we’re talking in metaphors, the AllTrack Kids would be the VW of e-bikes. This is a small-scale yet very well-equipped e-MTB that will allow your child to expand their horizons rapidly and get to learn the skills of off-road riding.
We think the 30-mile range is also a huge selling point. That’s plenty for a nice family day trip on your favorite trail.
Things to Consider
This e-bike’s motor will offer a bit of drag when pedaling it without power. This drag is something that the competitor brand Woom doesn’t have. Fighting this drag could be an issue when the battery runs out and will tire the rider out.
There are only a few outlets in the U.S. that sell Haibike brands. The company hasn’t cracked the U.S. market, so it’ll be difficult to source one and get quick customer support if things go wrong. Haibike is, however, a quality e-bike brand, so this should be less of a problem than a smaller Asian brand with a similar small-scale foothold here.