Moustache Xroad with a little extra
Moustache have taken the fabulous Xroad and made it even more sumptuous by adding rear suspension. The Moustache Samedi 27 Xroad FS 3 is as beautiful as it is capable. There is no one bike that can do it all, but this one gets pretty close to ticking all the boxes. The full suspension layout gives comfort, control and silky smoothness that even the standard Xroads can’t match. You’ll glide over every bump, pothole and undulation in your path, road or track. The colour is a lovely matt electric blue that photos just can’t do justice to. This is a bike that can effortlessly tackle roads, tracks, bridleways, woodland and anywhere you can think to take it, whilst still having the practically of rack, mudguards and built-in lights.
Bosch Motor and Electric System
The motor is the new Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor. This motor is a step forward from the previous version, being lighter, more compact and with no internal resistance when pedalling without the motor assisting.
The battery is the 500Wh PowerTube. This is integrated into the downtube but still removable with a key, so that it can be charged on or off the bike. You can achieve a range of about 50 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 Moustache Samedi 27 Xroad FS 3 has a Shimano Deore derailleur with a 10-speed, 11-40 tooth cassette. The brakes are Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc with 180mm rotor front and 180mm rear.
The front forks are Suntour XCM ATB, with 100mm of travel. The rear shock is a Moustache Magic Grip with 100mm travel and lockout.
The bike is equipped with good lights that run from the main battery and switchable from the Bosch Purion display.
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. Moustache call them ‘smiling machines’ and we can confirm that’s the case for everyone that’s tried one of our Xroads. We’re in awe and in love with this one and maybe you’ll feel just the same when you see it in the flesh. There’s only one way to find out.