Mountain Bike Action Bike Test: Cannondale Moterra Neo 1 Trail Bike

 

plenty of dynamic feel and security to play with. We never felt like we ran out of options or found ourselves about to pass a dynamic limit of control dictated by the bike’s geometry. 

 

THE PARTS

The Moterra came mounted with a specified Supernova light, which has a high/low setting switch on the right brake lever. At first we thought this was unnecessary and pointless, but after doing a few night rides and also being caught out at dusk on the trails, we slowly started to fall in love with the idea of having a light. It’s bright, giving a clear view of the trail at night and in half light and shadows. It runs off the on-board bike battery and also means you feel safer if you get caught out at night. At this point we started to wonder if it would be good for all bike companies to offer this option. The high/low power switch is pretty well-placed and a good option. If you don’t like the light, it can be unbolted easily. 

THE MOTOR 

Our test with the Bosch motor highlights most of our thoughts about the Bosch system in general. With the 625-Wh battery, we found ourselves riding about 20–30 percent further or higher in general terms. The experience after 1000 kilometers was faultless,…

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