Moustache All Rounder – with a step through frame
We are delighted to say that we now have the 2021 Moustache Samedi 27 Xroad 1 in stock. This year, the Xroad 1 gets the same Powertube integrated battery technology of the others in the Xroad range.
Moustache are a great, innovative company based in the beautiful Vosges region of France. They have gown rapidly in the nine years since they have been established and are undoubtedly one of the best e bike specialists in the world. (We are quite keen on them and we all ride them!)
The Xroad range of bikes is one of our favourites. The bikes are designed for people wanting a versatile bike that they can use on road and off road, with lights, mudguard and a rack. The Xroad 1 is the entry level Xroad in terms of price, but still has a good specification and would be ideal is you’re not looking for maximum range and maximum power.
Bosch Motor and Electric System
The motor is the Bosch ActiveLine Plus motor. This motor is very smooth, quiet and works seamlessly with your pedalling effort. The front chain ring is full size, meaning no gearing in the motor and so no friction.
The battery on the Moustache Xroad 1 is a 400 watt hour Powertube. This will give a range of about 40 miles of average use. Average means that the bike is used in different levels of assistance and on varying terrain. This should be plenty for most users but if you are planning long trips or touring then you might want to consider an Xroad 2 or Xroad 3.
All Purpose Components
The great innovation this year is that this range of bikes can come with a step through frame. We have a lot of requests for this from men and women and now this frame is available on this and various other models in the Moustache range.
New for this year on all the Xroads is an adjustable handlebar stem, so you adjust the handlebar position to exactly where you want it.
The versatility comes from the great combination of the tyres, the light frame, front suspension, integrated mudguards, rack and lights. The tyres are 2.1 inches wide. That’s slightly narrower than standard mountain bike tyres (about 2.35 ins) but nobbly so it will cope well with mud and have a layer of puncture protection.
The bike is comfortable with a nice Selle Royal Wave ergonomic saddle and the suspension forks are enough to take bumps out of the tracks and roads! There is also, for a bit more comfort, a suspension seatpost with 40 mm of travel.
There are good LED lights, front and rear, that run off the battery.
The rack is compatible with child seats and a variety of panniers – but especially with the Ortlieb panniers. The rack has fittings so the Ortlieb panniers can be put on or removed in one simple movement. New for this year the rack is also compatible with MIK fittings. The MIK system enables a number of different bags to click onto the rack in one movement.
What makes the Moustache bikes stand out is the thought that goes into the detail. They start with a clean slate and no pre conceived assumptions. This means that the end product is unique and designed specifically for a purpose with no compromises. The mudguards for example are Moustache’s own innovation, which unlike other mudguards do not move around and are made of aluminium . The slightly swept back handle bars are another Moustache innovation, which is where the name comes from.
We love the Moustache bikes and their versatility, comfort and style. If this is what you are looking for at a very reasonable price then this is a great bike for you.
Xroads come in S, M and L in the Open (step-through) frame and S, M, L and XL in the Closed (crossbar) frame.
The Moustache bikes come with a 5 year warranty on the frame and 2 years on the electrics.