Moustache All Rounder with Upgrades
The Moustache Samedi 27 Xroad 5 is now in the fabulous red of the 2020 Xroad 7. All the Xroads are fantastic bikes and the Xroad 5 has a great specification. This is a bike that is as happy on roads and it is on tracks and bridleways, on a weekday commute as much as a weekend adventure.
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!).
Bosch Motor and Electric System
The motor is the new Gen 4 Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor. The top potential output of this motor is 85Nm, which is enough power to get you anywhere you want to go.
The battery is the Bosch 625 Wh PowerTube. This is integrated into the downtube but still removable with a key, so that it can be charged on or off the bike. This is now the largest capacity battery Bosch produce and will give a range of about 60 miles – this is a real-world estimate, in average conditions using different levels of assistance. Settings available are Eco, Tour, Sport (or eMTB) and Turbo. The assistance level varies from 55% in Eco to 340% in Turbo. These levels of assistance are added to the rider’s input and the motor comes in as soon as power is applied to the pedals.
The Samedi 27 Xroad 5 has a Shimano Deore drivetrain with an 11-speed, 11-42 tooth cassette. The brakes are Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc with 180mm rotor front and 160mm rear.
The front forks are Suntour, Mobie 25 Coil, with preload adjustment (to suit rider weight) and a lockout function (when you don’t want any suspension). Travel is 100mm on the forks, with 40mm in the suspension seatpost.
The bike is equipped with uprated Spanninga LED lights that run from the main battery and switchable from the Bosch Intuvia handlebar display. On the front is an Axendo, 80 lux headlight and on the rear it’s a Presto2Guard. There is an AXA frame lock that locks the rear wheel and uses the same key as the battery release.
The new rear rack still has QL3 mounts that take the excellent waterproof Ortlieb bags and now adds compatibility for MIK bags/accessories.
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 handlebars are another Moustache innovation, which is where the name comes from.
We love the Moustache bikes and their versatility, comfort and style. If you are looking for this and a very good spec level, then this is a great bike for you.
The Moustache bikes come with a 5 year warranty on the frame and 2 years on the electrics.