Trail blazing eMTB from Moustache
Those bike-mad geniuses at Moustache have managed to make the already fabulous Trail 4 even better. This is a fantastic e-mountain bike. The Moustache Samedi 29 Trail 4 has a great spec at a realistic price and with 10 years of Moustache design on board, it’s stunning to look at and amazing to ride.
The main difference this year is the move to 29″ wheels. The Trail now matches the Game in that respect, with the Wide having 27.5″.
Moustache are an extremely well respected company in the world of electric bikes. They recently won the prestigious Best E-Mountain Bike award. Based in France, they are a relatively small company, they only produce electric bikes and they work exclusively with Bosch. The bikes are innovative, sometimes unusual but always great products. This is our third year of stocking their bikes and we are increasing the number of models that we range each year.
The Moustache Samedi 27 Trail 4 has the new generation 4 Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor. This is the most powerful Bosch motor with assistance of up to 340% in Turbo mode. The Bosch system has 4 selectable levels, starting at Eco (50% assistance). The new design is lighter and smaller than it’s predecessor and features a full size chainring, meaning no resistance when pedalling without assistance. E-MTB assistance mode is selectable from the handlebars – this responds to the rider’s needs and will switch seamlessly between Tour and Turbo mode as needed.
The battery is the largest Bosch battery – 625 watt hour. It is a PowerTube version, so neatly integrated into the downtube. The range is over 50 miles based on average usage and on varying terrain – i.e. not a best case scenario but a realistic expectation.
The bike itself has a very impressive spec. Capable of handling the toughest terrain with its various lightweight components. Moustache have upgraded to 29″ wheels for 2021 and they use their own asymmetric rims. RockShox 35 front forks provide 150mm of travel and the same amount at the rear from Moustache’s own Magic Grip air shock. The Trail 4 now has Shimano XT 12-speed gears with 11-51 tooth cassette. Shimano BR-M6120 4 piston hydraulic disc brakes provide ample stopping power but with feel and control. There is also a remote controlled dropper seatpost.
The Samedi 27 Trail 4 2021 comes in a classy white and black colour scheme, but that’s for others to enjoy – you’ll be too busy enjoying riding it.