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’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.
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.
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