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


  • 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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Samedi 27 Trail 6



Body Position:


Suggested Use:

Trail, Mountain

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1)
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2 Year Comprehensive, 5 Year Frame and Fork


United States, Australia, New Zealand, Europe

Model Year:


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:


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


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


Alloy Platform, Wide


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


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


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


Semi-Ergonomic Bulge, Rubber, Locking


Velo Ergonomic

Seat Post:

TranzX JD YSP03 Mechanical Remote Dropper, 380 mm Travel

Seat Post Length:

120 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm


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


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


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


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:


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


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.


  • 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


  • 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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Calipers are MT2 and levers are MT4…

7 months ago

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

7 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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Nova Haibike
14 hours ago

Of the four you listed, I would not recommend the Cannondale, because of the proprietary fork. While their Headshok is pretty reliable and easy to work on, it is still proprietary. Also, it is an ugly bike. LOL. The R&M is more expensive relative to the other two. The Bulls is the best value; it is the only one with an air fork.

A couple of other bikes that look good to me are the Moustache Friday 27 Speed and the Trek Crossrip+. I like the Moustache for its bulletproof wheels. It is a rigid bike, but to me that is a plus; it is lighter and there is no suspension to service...the tires will offer plenty of cush on their own. I like the Trek because (for me) there is nothing more comfortable for longer rides than a good set of drop bars.

2 days ago

The Swedish Bike Show in Stockholm this weekend wasnt much to write home about.

It was the big swedish retailers showing off their bikes and only some ebikes from standard brands like Scott, Merida, ecoRide, Wallerang, Crescent, Monark etc.

No smaller retailer with any for me more exciting and interesting brands where there like Bulls, R&M, Haibike, Stromer, Cube or Moustache.

I will go to Elovelo (ebike store in Stockholm) this week and test ride and compare R&M and Moustache.

The search continues!

Chris Nolte
6 days ago

The Mobie forks are more trekking style. They Aion is a little more burly actually, but for a short travel ebike for they are really nice. Some are coil, but most in seeing spec’d are the air versions.

6 days ago

@ris Nolte do you have an idea yet of how the Mobie stacks up against the other ebike forks from Suntour such as my Aion? I thought in Court's video on one of the Moustache models he said it was not an air fork which surprised me. I had been hoping for more info since the fork is a new model.

1 week ago

Thank you very much for your insightfull post. A lot of information to digest.

A high speed pedelec is not an option for me. They are available in Sweden but requires license plate, insurance etc.

I will look into the different forks used by my preferrd bikes.

I definitely have to test ride the bikes to get a feel for them.
I think my final choice comes down to which one has the best overall premium quality feel and best level of component specification.

I have started on a Excel spreadsheet comparing different bikes.

1 week ago

I was going to point out the ability for dual battery as one of the biggest differences in the bikes you listed (New Charger and Haibike Trekking 9.0 will have this and Moustache not). But you mentioned you don't need dual battery.

Your R&M choice was the GT Touring (20 mph in the US) but do you perhaps have an high speed options in Sweden? Because R&M should have a New Charger HS variant with the Bosch speed motor whereas the other two bikes will only have the CX motor option. The CX motor will be great for those hills by the way but you might prefer a higher speed bike.

The suspension forks I believe are all Suntour but different models. The Mobie (Moustache) is new and in one of Court's recent videos I thought he said it was not an air fork (but not positive about this). I don't know if you'll find a lot of info on the varying specs of the forks but it might be something to get an opinion on. Personally I prefer the Suntour fork that came on my Haibike over the Suntour Aion that came on the R&M.

Also the stock tires are different. The R&M and the Haibike are the Schwalbe Super Moto X which are a very stable and reliable tire with more of a road tread. I am commuting on these on my R&M and my Haibike and so far (knock on wood), no flats despite rolling over plenty of broken glass. The Hutchison Pythons on the Moustache are knobbier and might give more light trail capability. I don't know about their puncture protection.

As for the battery integration: The intube design is nice but the Moustache option offers a good blend of integrated design which still allows a lot of flexibility to quickly remove the battery and throw it in a backpack. I take my batteries with me when I lock up at work and a good thing about the external mounted style is that ability to quickly remove. I think Court also said the Powerpack 500 is slightly lighter.

You have a good problem however: 3 great bikes you've included on your list. I think they are all quality with only minor/subtle spec differences. So it will come down to which is the best fit for you and hopefully you'll get to test ride them.

Personally, I am really attracted to the Moustache and if I bought it I might switch the tires to the Super Moto X. I might pass on it however if that suspension fork isn't an air fork. But, if I were purchasing one of these now, I think I'd lean towards the ability to have the dual battery as an option (the R&M or the Haibike). Maybe at some point you might find yourself taking some longer journeys and the ability to piggyback a Powerpack 500 on top of the downtube might come in handy.

1 week ago

I have to read up more on it, I’m still a beginner in this area.

Regarding specifications I was referring to the Wallerang bike. I was a bit unclear.

Do you have any suggestion or input on what bike to choose? R&M, Moustache, Haibike or maybe a Cube?

1 week ago

Good suggestion. The Bosch Powertube on the Haibike is a very attractive solution. I don´t think i will need dual batteries though.

Moustache solution is kind of integrated but not as much.

The subsidy is nice. It has increased the sales of ebikes in Sweden a lot!

1 week ago

Thank you for your input. I will definitely try to test ride the bikes i listed above as this will be my first ebike.

What Haibike model did you buy?

Nova Haibike
1 week ago

I have no opinion about which you should choose; I am sure each is up to the task. Just from my own perspective, I always think rightly or wrongly that R&M bikes are too expensive. But if I had money to burn, I would love to have the new Supercharger GX Rohloff HS. The only thing that would make it better is it is magically weighed half the weight. LOL. I like the look of the Moustache. I just bought a different model Haibike, but the 9.0 just looks cheap to me...I don't like the color. LOL.

I usually recommend to people to test ride bikes, because even if they made be similar in specifications, they can feel different because of geometry and fit. I did not follow my own advice. LOL. But I have ridden hundreds of bikes so I kind of know what to expect.

Lastly, I wish I could get a subsidy!!!

1 week ago


Thank you all for making this a great forum!

Im looking for advice on what bike to buy.

37 years old in good physical condition.

My commute:
I have a 11 Km (6,8 Miles) x2 commute with three major hills.

I plan on commuting from Mars through October.

Bike alternatives:
I have narrowed down my search to three possible alternatives:

What do you think of these? Which one should i choose and why? Have i missed a better alternative?

I have no problem paying a premium for a good quality bike. The Swedish government also subsidies the purchase of an ebike with 25% or a max amount of 1200 USD.

Thank you in advance!

Ann M.
3 weeks ago

Court travelled to London to visit Fully Charged, a phenomenal electric bike shop. Started 4 years ago by Ben, looking for alternative way to get around, this London shop is located in a unique building full of charm & history and a kick butt coffee shop. Many of the top brands that we know and some American brands like Vintage Electric grace the showroom with lots of test ride bikes.

Fully Charged has been selling electric bikes in London (and other parts of the UK) since 2014. We were invited to visit their main stor and take a tour. In this video, I fly from Denver Colorado USA to London, take a train, and meet Ben at the store to look at some of their ebikes and film reviews. The very first Fully Charged outlet was in a tube station (the subway) and they have since expanded and brought on more brands.

Fully Charged carries the following brands:
- Riese & Müller
- Moustache
- Vintage Electric
- Raleigh
- Tern
- Gocycle
- Urban Arrow
- A2B
- Haibike
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After a tour around the shop, we visited the London Bike Show and met Dan Parsons who was the first employee of Gocycle (doing quality and safety testing) and has been working in the ebike space since 2008. He is head of operations now and will be helping with the Fully Charged Barge initiative, a floating demo station that will give people in London a way to discover and test electric bikes in 2018. Official Website is: Instagram: @FullyChargedUK Shop Address is: Globe House, 37 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3JW The music used in this video is from Be Svendsen, used with permission. You can visit their Soundcloud page to listen to more tracks at:

Campbell Read
7 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)

7 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
9 months ago

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Oscar Falcón Lara
9 months ago

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

9 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...
9 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

Larry Conger
9 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

9 months ago

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

Larry Conger
9 months ago 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.
9 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
9 months ago

samedi means saturday and is pronounced sam dee :p

fanny rcbg
6 months ago

Zach Watevah Q

Zach Watevah
9 months ago

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

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

9 months ago

Great review sir, the moustache electric bike have great durability reputation here !
9 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

9 months ago

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

Awesome! Are you from France? Where is here? I have covered a few of them now and appreciate the unique style:

Mike Malloy
9 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.

9 months ago

I believe french bikes are required to come with a bell

9 months ago

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

....and a baguette.
9 months ago

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

9 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.
9 months ago

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

Bruce Ballad
9 months ago

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

Larry Conger
9 months ago 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.
9 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
9 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?))
9 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

9 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 😑😑😑😑.

9 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.

9 months ago

Is drew on a giant anthem 2 ?
9 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 :)