Cannondale unveils New Moterra and Habit Neo E-Bikes

All-new Cannondale Moterra e-mtb
Refreshed Cannondale Moterra e-mtb is a genuine trail shredder (Image credit: Cannondale)

Cannondale has updated its venerable Moterra e-MTB as well as launched the entirely new Habit Neo to keep its range up to date and more relevant in the highly competitive e-bike segment.

The Moterra is an aggressive all-mountain bike designed around a 65.5-degree head angle, short chainstays and 160mm front and rear-wheel travel. While it’s more than capable of scything down feature-laden trails there’s a beefier, more downhill-focussed model available, the Moterra SE. Equipped with a 180mm dual-crown Rockshox Boxxer fork, a Super Deluxe Select rear shock and Maxxis Assegai rubber, the SE is ideal for those who enjoy the assurance of bigger-travel mountain biking.

Cannondale Moterra Frame Geometry

The battery and motor have been positioned lower in the chassis to improve centre of gravity and weight distribution (Image credit: Cannondale)

Cannondale’s other e-MTB, the Habit Neo, is more trail bike in application, so while it’s not as aggressive as its electrified stablemate, the relaxed geometry and generous 140mm front and 130mm rear travel equip it to effortlessly dispatch a multitude of topography types. Despite its trail-bike bent the Habit Neo is a capable performer in the rougher stuff — the introduction of wide bars, a short stem and grippy 2.6-inch Maxxis Rekon tyres make for a focussed and properly direct trail experience.

Cannondale Habit Neo e-bike

The Habit Neo provides a generous 140mm front and 130mm rear travel, which makes for a direct and lively trail experience (Image credit: Cannondale)

Both the Moterra and Habit Neo utilise Bosch’s all-new drive unit and battery technology which is lighter and more compact than before. The Performance CX drive unit delivers incredible low-down torque and power making it a cinch to get up any climb, no matter the gradient. These attributes, paired with fully integrated, removable 500wh and 625wh batteries (model dependent) has ensured range anxiety is a thing of the past.

Cannondale Habit Neo and Moterra battery pack

Depending on spec level, both the Moterra and Habit Neo can be had in the choice of either a 500wh and 625wh battery (Image credit: Cannondale)

Furthermore, both bikes have been tricked out with dropper seatposts, powerful hydraulic disc brakes furnished with either 220 or 200mm rotors and Super NOVA M99 Mini Pro front lights with low- and high-beam functionality (top spec only). 

Range and pricing:

  • Cannondale Habit Neo 1 - £6,999.99 / US$9,000
  • Cannondale Habit Neo 2 - £5,499.99 / US$7,000
  • Cannondale Habit Neo 3 - £4,499.99 / US$6,000
  • Cannondale Habit Neo 4 - £3,999.99 / US$5,500
  • Cannondale Moterra 1 - £6,999.99 / US$9,000
  • Cannondale Moterra SE - £6,199.99 / US$8500
  • Cannondale Moterra 2 - £5,499.99 / US$7,000
  • Cannondale Moterra 3 - £4,499.99 / US$6,000
Aaron Borrill
Freelance tester

Aaron is Bike Perfect's former tech editor and also the former gear editor of Bicycling magazine. He's tested thousands of bicycles all over the world. A competitive racer and Stravaholic, he’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, raced nearly every MTB stage race in South Africa and completed the Haute Route Alps. Recently, Aaron has also taken up Zwift racing and competes at the highest level of eRacing, the ZRL Premier Division.

Rides: Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB 

Height: 175cm

Weight: 61.5kg