Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Review

Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Electric Bike Review
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Bosch Performance Line Cx Motor With Skid Plate
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Covered Bosch Battery Downtube Integration
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Flat Handlebar Dropper Lever
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Semi Ergonomic Grips Bosch Intuvia Display
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Suntour Aion 35 Rl Air 140 Mm Suspension Fork
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Fork Mini Fender Mud Guard
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Downtube Mounted Inset Powerpack 500 Without Cover
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Sram Nx 11 Speed
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Custom Rear Air Suspension 140 Mm Travel
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Magura Mt4 Hydraulic Disc Brakes 180 Mm
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Bosch Electric Bike Charger
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Electric Bike Review
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Bosch Performance Line Cx Motor With Skid Plate
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Covered Bosch Battery Downtube Integration
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Flat Handlebar Dropper Lever
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Semi Ergonomic Grips Bosch Intuvia Display
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Suntour Aion 35 Rl Air 140 Mm Suspension Fork
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Fork Mini Fender Mud Guard
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Downtube Mounted Inset Powerpack 500 Without Cover
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Sram Nx 11 Speed
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Custom Rear Air Suspension 140 Mm Travel
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Magura Mt4 Hydraulic Disc Brakes 180 Mm
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 6 Bosch Electric Bike Charger

Summary

  • One of the cleanest looking full suspension electric mountain bikes with Bosch Powerpack integration I have seen to date, the battery seats neatly into the downtube
  • Available in three frame sizes for optimal fit, 140 mm air suspension offers a blend of Trail and All Mountain riding, Split Pivot rear suspension handles bumps and braking well
  • Bosch Performance Line CX motor is responsive, powerful, and efficient, the new eMTB mode offers a full range of dynamic assistance so you can focus on riding
  • They squeezed in bottle cage bosses! stock dropper post, plus sized tires with Boost hubs, Limited availability through dealers in the US, premium price point

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Introduction

Make:

Moustache

Model:

Samedi 27 Trail 6

Price:

$4,900

Body Position:

Forward

Suggested Use:

Trail, Mountain

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1)
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Warranty:

2 Year Comprehensive, 5 Year Frame and Fork

Availability:

United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe

Model Year:

2017

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

54 lbs (24.49 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.7 lbs (2.58 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 T4 T6 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

15.75 in (40 cm)17.32 in (43.99 cm)19.69 in (50.01 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Large 50cm: 20" Seat Tube, 23.25" Reach, 30.5" Stand Over Height, 75" Length

Frame Types:

High-Step

Frame Colors:

Titanium with Yellow Accents

Frame Fork Details:

Suntour AION 35 RL Air, 140 mm Travel, Compression Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Boost 110 / 15 mm Thru-Axle with Quick Release

Frame Rear Details:

Custom Moustache Air, 140 mm Travel, Compression, Rebound Adjust, 148 / 12 mm Thru-Axle with Quick Release

Gearing Details:

11 Speed 1x11 SRAM NX Derailleur, Cassette 11-46T

Shifter Details:

SRAM NX 11S Triggers on Right

Cranks:

Exclusive Moustache, Aluminum Alloy, 175 mm Length, 14T Chainring

Pedals:

Alloy Platform, Wide

Headset:

FSA Tapered, 1-1/8" to 1-1/2"

Stem:

Aluminum Alloy, 3D Forged, 6° Angle, 60 mm Length, Two 10 mm Risers, Two 5 mm Risers

Handlebar:

Aluminum Alloy DB, 760 mm Length, 12 mm Rise, 6° Up, 9° Back

Brake Details:

Magura MT2 Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Rotors, Magura MT4 Two-Finger Levers with Adjustable Reach

Grips:

Semi-Ergonomic Bulge, Rubber, Locking

Saddle:

Velo Ergonomic

Seat Post:

TranzX JD YSP03 Mechanical Remote Dropper, 380 mm Travel

Seat Post Length:

120 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm

Rims:

Exclusives Moustache, Aluminum Alloy, Double Wall, 35 mm Width, Asymmetric, Welded, Compatible with Tubeless (With Flap), 32 Hole

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 14G, Black with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Maxxis Rekon 27.5" x 2.8"

Wheel Sizes:

27.5 in (69.85cm)

Tire Details:

Tubeless Ready, 17 to 35 PSI, EXO Protection

Tube Details:

Presta Valve

Accessories:

Plastic Mud Guard on Fork, Plastic Stanchion Guard for Rear Shock, Paint Matched Battery Cover, Plastic Chain Guide Below Chainring (Stops Chain Suck)

Other:

Locking Removable Battery Pack with LED Charge Level Indicator, 1.7 lb 4 Amp Charger

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Bosch Performance Line CX

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Peak Output:

600 watts

Motor Torque:

75 Newton meters

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

13.4 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

482.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

4 hours

Estimated Min Range:

25 miles (40 km)

Estimated Max Range:

115 miles (185 km)

Display Type:

Bosch Intuvia, Removable, Adjustable Angle, Grayscale, Backlit LCD

Readouts:

Speed, Assist Level (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo), Battery Level (5 Bars), Odometer, Trip Distance, Estimated Range, Clock, Max Speed, Average Speed, Trip Time, Shift Recommendation

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad with Tactile Feedback on Left, 5 Volt 500 mA Micro USB Port on Display

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Measures Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence and Pedal Torque, Power Output Relative to Pedal Input: Eco 50% 40 Nm, Tour 120% 50 Nm, Sport 210% 60 Nm, Turbo 300% 75 Nm)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

It seems like 2017 is the year for Bosch powered electric bikes with neatly integrated downtube batteries… Prior to this year, most models from Felt, Haibike, Bulls, and others had the Powerpack 400 positioned on top of the downtube. This didn’t look great, took up the open triangle space for accessory mounts and lifting, limited rear suspension options, and made the battery casing somewhat vulnerable to contact damage and sun exposure. Some city bikes (mostly step-thru models) had a Powerpack sliding into a rear rack, but of course, the rear rack doesn’t make much sense if you’re looking at $5k+ electric mountain bikes where reducing unsprung weight and maintaining a low-centered mass is key to handling. What Moustache has done with their Samedi 27 Trail 6 is completely lower and hide the battery pack in such a way that it’s still quickly easily accessible. Seriously, bravo! It’s an elegant design with a spring-fitted plastic cover. It’s simple, and it works. In my opinion, one of the best features of the Bosch battery design is that it has been around for several years now and hasn’t changed. The new Powerpack 500, which the Samedia uses, looks the same as the older Powerpack 400 and is even compatible with the same mounting interface. Both batteries fill quickly with the same 1.7 lb four amp charger, both have a handy carry-loop at the top so you’re less likely to drop them (and spend $900 on a replacement), and both are impressively lightweight at 5.4 lbs and 5.7 lbs respectively. The only question mark has been, can the battery become more visually optimized… can it be hidden? When Specialized introduced their Turbo Vado in 2016, using the Brose drive system and a proprietary battery design, it showed us just how good-looking an electric mountain bike could be. But how long will this unique battery setup be supported? I’m not trying to be alarmist but this question is especially relevant to Specialized because they just switched from GoSwiss Drive hub motors on the urban Turbo models to Brose, and some owners have expressed in the EBR forums that they have had trouble getting parts and support for out-of-warranty bikes. In any case… Bosch is definitely committed to their Powerpack design, even with the completely integrated Powertube on the horizon, and the Samedi is one of the best looking full suspension models that you can buy today, that I have seen. It combines the balance of the Cannondale Moterra 2 with the protection of the Lapierre Overvolt AM. The only downside is that it weighs a bit more at ~54 lbs vs. 51 to 52 on many competing models. This is a bike that looks beautiful with matching paint and stickers throughout, protects the rider and components with mud flaps at the fork and rear shock, delivers power transfer with a high-step frame, tapered head tube, and thru-axles, and even manages to squeeze in bottle cage bosses below the top tube. And notice that top tube is fairly steep, providing an extra inch of stand over clearance which could save your crotch in a last-minute bail or stop on the trail. While Moustache models like the Samedi are not available through as many US dealers today, it appears that the company is investing more into the North America market, and I’m floored by their design and style choices.

Driving the bike is a Bosch Performance CX motor with peak torque output of 75 Newton meters. That’s quite a bit given the standard Performance Line offers 63 Nm and peaks out around 570 watts vs. 600 watts here. Numbers aside, if you shift through gears thoughtfully, or even just follow the new shift recommendation readout (a little up and down arrow that lets you know when to shift in order to optimize power use), the bike should be able to climb anything you throw at it… until the tires lose traction. You get an eleven-speed SRAM NX drivetrain which equates roughly to Shimano Deore XT and a smaller 14 tooth chainring which spins at 2.5x per crank revolution equating to a standard 35 tooth chainring. The Samedi 27 Trail 6 is a “Trail” style electric mountain bike but the slightly longer 140 mm suspension travel makes it more “All Mountain” capable. You can take on rougher terrain and enjoy downhill sections that other trail bikes might struggle with. The mid-sized plus tires (2.8″ diameter vs. 2.6″ or 3.0″) provide excellent float, reduce deflection (allowing you to simply roll over obstacles), span cracks and bumps like a 29er, and can be lowered to 17 PSI for soft terrain like thick sand. When you combine the power and quickness of the Bosch CX motor with the “go anywhere” suspension and active geometry of the Samedi, you end up with a whole lot of fun. I would be remiss if I didn’t grip a little bit about the SR Suntour air suspension and in-house Moustache rear shock that I wansn’t sure how to interpret. I’m used to seeing RockShox or Fox and while these two parts performed well on my somewhat limited test ride, they just didn’t wow me in the name-brand department given the price of the bike. Another gripe about this and any Bosch Performance Line motor to date is that the internal gearbox does add some resistance to pedaling unpowered and produces a bit more high-pitched whining sound when driven in higher assist levels and especially at high pedal RPM. Many times, on an electric mountain bike model, I don’t hear the sound as much because of the knobby tires and loose terrain… the sound of leaves blowing in the wind and waterfalls in the distance etc.

I’ve already talked about the nice battery integration and how light, well designed, and probably easy-to-comeby it is. The pack is easy to access for charging, both rubber plugs seated well, and the cover clicks into place easily. I noticed that the matte finish of the grey plastic cover didn’t exactly match the metallic paint on the frame, but they still blend nicely. And I’m guessing that Moustache will sell replacement covers? As a neat-freak sort of guy myself, I wouldn’t be happy with the battery bay uncovered as water, dust, and tiny pebbles could find their way in over time. It’s a concern I voiced with the Lapierre Overvolt All Mountain model recently. So anyway, once the battery is charged, either on or off the bike, and mounted and locked into position, you just press a power button near the lower left corner of the Bosch Intuvia display panel. The large LCD flicks on very quickly and has a faint blue backlight glow that you cannot turn off. By default, the current speed, battery level, assist level, and a little power chart show in the top sections. Down below, you can cycle between trip stats like max speed, average speed, trip distance, odometer and eventually clock and range. The range readout is way more useful than the basic five bar battery infographic at the top of the display because it dynamically updates based on how you’ve been riding for the past mile, how full the battery is, and what level of assist is being used. If you check in on this stat occasionally while riding, it could help you reach your end goal with juice to spare. This system isn’t quite as advanced as the Specialized Mission Control smartphone app which lets you tell the bike where you’re going and then let it calculate on the fly… but it’s faster and easier to use, and it won’t drain your phone. The display can be easily removed for safe keeping and connects with a mini button pad which is mounted near the left grip. This pad allows you to easily click up or down through the four assist levels and cycle through trip stats with a big rubber i button between the arrows. All buttons click nicely, allowing you to intuit what is happening even if your gaze is on the trail and scenery. I love the Bosch Intuvia display + button pad setup but those who want something smaller can pay to have their shop swap it out for the simpler and more compact Bosch Purion. I miss the Micro-USB charging feature and removability but otherwise see why this could make sense as a stealth option, or to make room for a Garmin at the center of your bars.

This review was a bit of an adventure for me, I was rushed while filming because the media event, which featured the bikes, was ending. Anytime you have frame size choices, are getting a bike with a known and trusted drive system like Bosch, and can appreciate design… I feel like you have a good start. But the Samedi 27 Trail 6 becomes a winner when you dig into the drivetrain spec, the large and powerful 180 mm hydraulic disc brakes, the thoughtful geometry, and the solid two+ year warranty. I personally appreciate the ABP Split Pivot rear suspension design with compression adjust on the rear shock because it brakes well and handles bumps well without tossing the chain about. And Moustache really nailed the chain down with this bike. They added a guide at the end of the chainring to eliminate chain suck and have an alloy chainring guard and slotted chainstay to reduce any sort of drops that might otherwise occur on very rough terrain. The bike is clean, unique in a way that is useful, and priced a bit lower than the competition… just a bit. It got me excited and I’d love to see more from the company in the coming years here in North America.

Pros:

  • High attention to details, I love the paint-matched plastic battery cover, mud guard on the fork, and shock stanchion shield at the rear
  • Unique semi-ergonomic grips have a bulge towards the center so your hands don’t get numb but still handle like traditional flat grips vs. fat ergonomic grips
  • With 140 mm suspension you get a mix of Trail and All Mountain capability for rough terrain with a splash of downhill, I love that the rear suspension offers compression adjust (for near lockout)
  • Boost hubs are wider than traditional hubs which fortify the spoke angle and offer more clearance for 2.8″ wide plus sized tires, I was impressed that the tires can be lowered all the way to 17 PSI for soft terrain riding and maximum grip
  • The Bosch Intuvia display panel is removable, in case you expect to crash on a rough downhill section, and offers a 5 Volt Micro-USB charging port on the right side so you can maintian your phone, music player, Garmin or other portable electronic device on the go
  • The latest generation of Bosch Powerpacks offer roughly 500 watt hours of capacity (25% more than the Bosch Powerpack 400) but fit in the same casing and are actually backward compatible, it only weighs 0.3 lbs more
  • I love that the battery pack is removable so you can charge off-bike or easily swap in a second pack (or an older Bosch Powerpack 400 you might already have), taking it off reduces the bike weight for easier transport and both wheels also have quick release which is convenient
  • Moustache squeezed in a set of bottle cage bosses below the top tube so you can bring fluids, a mini-pump, or a folding lock without wearing a backpack
  • A lot of the non-Specialized non-Trek ebikes I have seen recently are using Linkage Driven Single Pivot rear suspension which can translate some braking motion into the bike vs. maintaining smooth contact, the ABP Split Pivot design here offers good bump compliance and braking though there can still be a bit of bob when pedaling so the rear lockout is a nice feature
  • The wiring on this e-bike is mostly internally routed so it looks clean and stays protected, the dropper seat post is useful for the type of up/down riding you might do
  • It seems like Moustache was able to mount the motor really high and I like how it looks with the yellow skid plate hardware beneath, you should get good clearance and protection which is important on rough varied terrain
  • The Bosch Performance Line CX motor is extremely fast to start and stop, it measures rear wheel speed, pedal cadence, and pedal torque and is one of my favorite drive units for electric mountain biking where precision really counts
  • The 11-speed SRAM NX drivetrain offers good range for comfortable pedaling beyond the assisted 20 mph top speed and the smaller 14 tooth chainring (roughly equivalent to a traditional 35 tooth) makes climbing a breeze
  • I have heard from some electric mountain bike riders in the UK, where it’s wet and muddy, that the Bosch drive system can suffer from chain suck (where mud piles up on the side of the motor and causes the chain to get sucked up after going through the chainring) but Moustache has addressed that with a plastic guide below the chainring on the Samedi 27 Trail 6
  • Motor and battery weight are positioned low and center for optimal balance and handling, the larger tires feel stable, the bike blends in a lot better than most Bosch ebikes to date
  • The bike feels solid and transfers power efficiently thanks to its diamond high-step design, a tapered head tube, and thru-axles on both wheels
  • The bright yellow accents run throughout the bike including frame paint, the motor protector plate, the rear shock fender, rim stickers, and fork stickers so the bike looks fairly cohesive
  • Strong, smooth, lightweight braking solution from Magura, the MT4 levers offer adjustable reach and easy two-finger operation, 180 mm rotors dissipate heat well
  • Some of the other Bosch integrated battery designs flip the pack, expose it to rocks and water beneath the frame, or create a “pregnant” downtube appearance whereas the Moustache Samedia looks a lot more normal to me… the downtube also wasn’t super wide so I had no issues with shoe or calve contact
  • Rather than use a pulley wheel to raise the chain before entering the smaller chainring, there’s a cutout on the chainstay connection point with a rubber slider and teh chainring guard is alloy and tight so the chain shouldn’t bounce off track or make contact with the chainstay (there wasn’t even a slap guard… but I didn’t see any chips or nicks)
  • There were some interesting compromises made to lower the stand over height by angling the top tube but raising the seat tube to support the dropper post, it seems to work well
  • Because the battery is seated into the downtube vs. clamped on top, I think the weight will be positioned even lower, offering a slightly more balanced ride

Cons:

  • Weighing in at ~54 lbs, this isn’t the lightest full suspension e-mountain bike I have tested but the tires and rims come tubeless ready if you want to shave it down a bit
  • The Bosch Performance Line motors tend to produce more noise because there’s a gearbox inside stepping up crank arm movement to 2.5x chainring movement, note the electronic whine noise when I’m riding in higher levels of assist at high RPM in the video review above
  • The handlebar, stem, and suspension hardware seems a bit lower specced, they performed well but I’m used to seeing RockShox or Fox at the ~$5k level vs. SR Suntour and an in house no-name rear shock
  • Both rubber plug-covers on the left side of the downtube (that protect the locking core and charging port) seated well but you can’t see the 5-LED charge level indicator on the side of the pack when it’s mounted to the frame, this is a very minor gripe because you can just turn on the Intuvia display to gauge capacity and it boots up very quickly
  • The plastic battery cover piece could get lost, doesn’t match the frame color perfectly (not metallic titanium, just flat plastic grey) and it may fade differently than the frame over time… to me it looked fine though

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Forseti
4 months ago

Calipers are MT2 and levers are MT4…

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Court Rye
4 months ago

Thanks Forseti! I just made the update and appreciate your help fixing this detail ;)

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FORSETI
4 months ago

Two other things:

As i posted on your youtube video the seatpost remote is different when it os OEM. Mine is much more cheapo and loosethan the one you have on the video.

Also, at least for my bike, it was delivered tubeless. I actually am new to tubeless so before buying a kit i popped out the tire to see what king of tube it had under, and surprise, it was tubeless already.

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motostrano
5 months ago

By way of an update to this, I also had a preview of the new Bosch Power Tube in France a few weeks ago while visiting with Moustache. Moustache, you may know has developed a very unique frame technology to hide the Bosch Battery as you see here: http://www.motostrano.com/MOUSTACHE-SAMEDI-27-TRAIL-LIMITED-2017-Ebike-p/sa27ftl44170.htm so they made a point to describe some of the benefits of their design vs the Power Tube. The Power Tube will offer some interesting frame designs in the years ahead but Moustache really likes that they can use the existing Powerpack shell in their frame because it's lighter, cheaper and more avaiable. The Power Tube is a bit heavier and substantially longer, making it harder to build smaller frames.

Bike_On
8 months ago

I ride technical trails on a regular trail bike (Giant Trance X 0 29er). I love the bike. I would also like an e-bike with the most trail capability.

My only experience is that I converted an old hard-tail to an e-bike with a 1500 watt pedelec hub-motor and 1000 wh battery behind the seat, and it was fun on the street, but it was terrible on trails. Unridable really, due to the weight and balance of the battery and motor. Also, the direct drive would not be good for off-road climbing. Battey and motor should be mid-bike and as low as possible, and battery should be about a 500 wh. I sold off the parts.

So I have decided a few things that I want in my next e-bike.

1. Must have a mid-drive - like Shimano, Yamaha, Bosche, or Brose.

2. Must have stealth look with well integrated motor and battery.

3. Must have torque-sensing and a pedal feeling be as transparent as possible without awkward surging.

4. 250, 350, 500, or 750 watts are all ok. I don't mind at all if it is 250 as that will be lighter, save battery power, and I am happy to pedal.

5. 15 or 28 mph are both ok. I would prefer 28, but not if the bike is worse in other ways.

6. Prefer compatibility with 3.0 inch tires (650B+).

These are the bikes I have found so far that look like what I want, but I have not ridden any of them. Which are the most trail-capable and have the most natural pedal feeling?

Giant Full-E+
Haibike XDuro NDuro Pro $5,800
Lapierre Overvolt AM 900+ £6400
Moustache Samedi 27 Trail Limited £7600
Nicolai ION EBOXX
Rotwild R.X+ FS €6,999
Scott E-Genius 700 Plus Tuned $5,400
Scott E-Spark 700 Plus TUNED £6,099
Specialized Turbo Levo FSR (Four trim levels - $4500 to $9500)

A real Mtn biker with real Mtn bike tastes. The demands of the trail are real and forth telling. A cheap trail or mtn bike will not perform or last. Same thing applies to MTN ebikes. The extra weight demands higher end and rugged components. For 2-3 lbs, sacrificing weight for strength is my motto. Go for lighter/small battery and stay 350 or less watts when riding to support a good hour ride, but less weight.

Eddie recommend KTM, but he is in Britain.

Campbell Read
4 months ago

Hi from the New Zealanad /Australia Moustache distributor. Regarding the question of carbon..this linkage is capped off with a true carbon inlay proven to provide considerable extra stiffness to the cast aluminium unit (or aluminum as you US folk say)

mellomdesyvfjell
4 months ago

I bought this bike a month ago and I'm getting quite disappointed. The motor is great - no problem. The geometry is very front forward, which makes it very unsafe in slopes. I'm 160, so right in the middle of the S size. Downhill or trail the seat is 10cm too high. Going uphill it's 5-10 cm too low. Seat tube is too high and seatpost doesn't extend enough. Seat post is too short so I can't get a LBS to saw some of it.
By the way the seat post in this video is not the one sold OEM. The one sold OEM is much more cheapo with a handle that come very loose (same shitty brand). Magura brakes are Magura MT2 mounted with MT4 levers. Here again, not adapted to the purpose and the weight of this bike. For the price all this is not acceptable. I should have bought a Focus Jam2. Also I tried to change my handlebar (OEM is ridiculously gigantic even if it's lighet than my carbon one!) and some square washer fell from somewhere. No idea where from. Seatpost remote? NX shifter? Mystery!

blacksmidt nike
6 months ago

Sam di

Oscar Falcón Lara
6 months ago

I think I like this bike best of the past few you've reviewed.

1650million
6 months ago

That cover is a decent enough idea. I´m afraid adding a water bottle cage on top of it still requires a few more years of NASA development...

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Hey @Mike Malloy, I can't reply to your comment directly for some reason so here's my response: Yes to all three questions, I believe the Walk Assist mode is enabled, you could run an aftermarket light off the Micro-USB port on the Intuvia display or you could get a shop to actually wire-in some high quality lights like the Supernova E3 E-Bike V6s and one of their 3-LED rear lights mounted near the disc brake calipers. You can see both on the Lapierre Overvolt AM https://electricbikereview.com/lapierre/overvolt-am-70th-carbon/

Larry Conger
6 months ago

Steps can be done to improve the eMTBs like carbon rims & Carbon handlebars plus making the tires go tubeless so adjusting the bike by making it lighter and tailored to the rider just a thought

Carlospicywiener
6 months ago

tubeless made quite a large efficiency increase on my ebike, better acceleration too.

Larry Conger
6 months ago

ElectricBikeReview.com the carbon is also great for shock unlike aluminum and feels much better but as the technology improves we will see more improvements along the way! But I trying to do what I can to improve the expensive eMTBs I already have.

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Good point, it's not permanently set at one weight and I did mention the bars, going tubeless, and possibly upgrading suspension... it's only a pound or two over some other models, I was just surprised that it wasn't on par with them

Zach Watevah
6 months ago

samedi means saturday and is pronounced sam dee :p

fanny rcbg
3 months ago

Zach Watevah Q

Zach Watevah
6 months ago

I'm not sure who thought of the name though haha.. saturday moustache 27 im dead

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Ahh, well... yes... thanks Zach :P

TinyFPV
6 months ago

Great review sir, the moustache electric bike have great durability reputation here !

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Cool! I got to visit France once when I was in college and really enjoyed the culture and historical sites. What an awesome place to live :D

TinyFPV
6 months ago

Hi, thanks for the reply, yes I'm from France, and from the state where the moustache bikes headquarters are located :)

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Awesome! Are you from France? Where is here? I have covered a few of them now and appreciate the unique style: https://electricbikereview.com/brand/moustache/

Mike Malloy
6 months ago

Thanks Court, very nice bike! Does it have walk assist mode? I have stairs to climb up to my condo so at 54lbs would be hard to lift. Wonder too if a headlight could be wired in. I think those Bosch displays come with a USB port.

TheBMallory
6 months ago

I believe french bikes are required to come with a bell

ampoules1
6 months ago

TheBMallory "I believe french bikes are required to come with a bell"

....and a baguette.

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Thanks for digging into the details and sharing with us :)

TheBMallory
6 months ago

after some investigation, every bike in France must come with front and rear lights, a bell and those light reflecting things on the wheels. Come to think of it, everytime I purchased I bike those equipements came in a small box along with it. It's up to you to follow the legislation then. But technically, you couldn't ride on the streets if you didn't have these items.
In day to day life, you would never get stopped by the police for this.

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Huh, that's interesting... and kind of cute, the friendly French :)

Bruce Ballad
6 months ago

that cover is really nice touch. I like that how it is hiding battery

Larry Conger
6 months ago

ElectricBikeReview.com I like the cover but I don't mind the battery being shown but if your Hiding the fact it's a eMTB then I kind of like that about it but I like the Cannondale one better than these bikes In my opinion.

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Me too, it's simple but very well executed, I'm surprised we haven't seen it from other brands, this is the ONLY ebike I have seen with a cover like this for the battery

Javier Peletier Maura
6 months ago

Nice. Thankyou Court. Personnally, some unuseless details, such as the battery cover, fender and on the other hand, missing useful accessories, or at least, fixing points to install them. Fast happy ending 😃
((I hope that in general, manufacturers allow the user, by sw, to regulate the engine speed limit, depending on the use of the bike and according to local law. Why cars do not have that limitation and bikes do?))

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Yeah, I think bicycles have self-regulated differently for liability purposes because there's no licensing requirement in a lot of places. If someone speeds and dies or kills someone in a car, the manufacturer can be like "they were licensed, trained, broke the law, should take personal responsibility" but with a bike, if a kid gets on and gets hurt... it's more tragic and may result in lawsuits or something. At least now you can buy speed pedelecs or get a dongle to modify the speed of some bikes if you don't mind voiding the warranty and taking a personal risk

CLOTHED IN SHADOWS.
6 months ago

This is what I'm talking about, this is more my style.I love ebikes that have that, dirt bike/moped look 🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵🚵.

They really get on my nerves though how they never make these style of bikes in the class 3 category 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠.

SMDH 😑😑😑😑.

"CLOTHED IN SHADOWS"👤

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

The look and balance of this ebike are great... it would be nice to have Class 3 but people can and do modify the top speed with dongles aftermarket. It voids the warranty but at least it's an option if you have private property or want to commute with the bike.

MBA NONI
6 months ago

Is drew on a giant anthem 2 ?

ElectricBikeReview.com
6 months ago

Good question, I'm not sure... we were testing a lot of bikes that day and I was focused purely on electric. Maybe someone else will recognize it :)