Over the last few months The Loam Wolf has been putting the miles on our Shift Plus i/O 9, featuring it in their 2021 EMTB Shootout in St. George, Utah where it earned the "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" award. Check out what they had to say about their time aboard the bike below.
"Where do we start with this one? Wow! The Haro Shift eMTB absolutely blew all of our testers away and was certainly not something we were expecting. The unassuming Haro eBike blended a snappy and playful feel, composed big hit capabilities and is an all-around standout eMTB. We don’t love all the spec selections on this bike, but would gladly take the extra money saved and make this bike our own."
"this bike has been in our possession quite a while and our Bend, OR testers were lucky enough to arrive in Utah with some solid beta on how this eMTB would perform. When we suggested other riders from SoCal take it out first, there was some suspicion and hesitation at first. Like we were setting them up. It was that much more awesome to see them complete their first lap with huge grins and disbelief at how well it did everything. Simply put, the Haro Shift i/O quickly became one of the bikes that was constantly getting taken out for more rides."
"Haro’s Shift i/O 9 is one of the most well-rounded bikes in our shootout and is certainly one of the most fun and playful bikes too"
"When it came time to evaluate bikes at our eMTB Shootout and which one we would like to own, the Haro Shift i/O 9 was constantly near the top of the list. While some bikes may take the edge in certain areas, or have a more desirable spec, the performance you get out of the Haro Shift for the price is unmatched in our test. We would possibly consider stepping down to the Shift i/O 7 and take advantage of the EP8 and sell the new suspension and upgrade it to our liking, but even without, making those changes, the Shift is a real contender.
Haro’s Shift i/O 9 is one of the most well-rounded bikes in our shootout and is certainly one of the most fun and playful bikes too. We love the suspension feel, how it blends traction and compliance with playfulness and feel the geometry strikes a nice balance of stable yet nimble. Simply put, this bike surprised the hell out of us, and we have personally recommended several of our close friends in the market for a new eMTB to get on one." - The Loam Wolf