Moustache Starckbike Asphalt 2017

rdkaz

New Member
I purchased a 2017 Moustache Starckbike Asphalt Medium about 6 months ago. It is my first ebike; and I love it!
I have been searching for a full suspension ebike suitable for the road and some off-road use. They are rare.

The bike is very well built; and heavy; but it rides and functions beautifully. I added a Thule Pack n' Pedal tour rack with side frames for added storage; and an Abus Bordo lock.

I have not ridden off road yet; but will likely have to remove the fenders; since there is very close spacing between the rear tire and rear fender. Otherwise, pebbles rattle between the tire and fender.

This ebike is a Bosch powered speed pedelec; that provides plenty of assist; to climb steep mountain roads; without standing to pedal. The full suspension works very well; as do the brakes. Everything works very well!
 

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JayVee

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Lucky you. That's one of my all-time favourite e-bikes. Moustache has done everything absolutely right on this one. Unfortunately, it's a little on the expensive side on this side of the big pond. I wish other manufacturers would pick up on the concept of the fully suspended urban bike with ballon tires. I demoed this one and it was incredibly comfortable. Great design too. A small masterpiece in my book.
 

rdkaz

New Member
I will try it out off road soon; and report about the pebbles.

I was able to purchase the bike on sale; and jumped at the opportunity. I suggest checking prices periodically.
I am not sure if they make this model in 2018; but will likely have something similar/
 

rdkaz

New Member
I rode the bike on a fire road in the woods. It was a mixture of dirt, pebbles, gravel and ruts. The bike performed fine; without removing the fenders. I don't think I'll try single track or downhill; but the bike could probably handle them; if not too extreme. The brakes worked great; thankfully. I also road it on a steep paved mountain road; and was able to climb it in Turbo boost mode and low gear; with medium effort.
 
that rack is BOSS! so is the WHOLE BIKE! reallynice! what is the weight limit for that rack? and what kind?
oh wait :

the bike is very well built; and heavy; but it rides and functions beautifully. I added a Thule Pack n' Pedal tour rack with side frames for added storage; and an Abus Bordo lock.

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