Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Cannondale reveals the Moterra and Habit NEO, two all-new e-mountain bikes

Cannondale Bicycle Corp. has revealed a redesigned Moterra e-bike for the harsher climbs and a brand new Habit NEO that’s designed for “fast and flowy” rides. The two all-new e-Mountain bikes are built to bring exceptional handling and serious potential to every type of trail.

The Moterra and Habit NEO, both share a brand new 250 W Bosch power unit that delivers incredible torque and power to get up any climb and is unmatched in its smooth and natural feel. Easily removable 500wh and 625wh Powertube batteries will help to deliver this power and make range anxiety a thing of the past.

The Moterra offers with 160mm of terrain-swallowing travel front and rear, big forks, 29-inch wheels, and beefier component specs. The 29-inch wheels are for all sizes, except small, which switches to 27.5-inch for a better fit for smaller riders. Additionally, there is the Moterra SE – a descent-focused, full-on, no-car shuttle machine – which packs a 180mm fork, a Super Deluxe Piggyback Shock and stickier Maxxis Assegai tires.

brand new Habit NEO that's designed for "fast and flowy" rides
brand new Habit NEO that’s designed for “fast and flowy” rides

The Habit NEO shares the same wheel size, but switches to 140mm front and 130mm rear suspension to make it more agile. It’s agile, poppy and fun on all kinds of trails, for all kinds of riders.

All of the new bikes use Cannondale’s BallisTec carbon fiber construction for frames that are light, stiff, and durable enough for life-time warranties. They also feature a proportional response suspension that changes with the size of the frame. Proportional Response maximizes traction and suspension response to deliver exceptional grip while climbing, superior braking on descents, and a more lively, responsive feel over every part of the trail.

Moreover, both bikes are equipped with dropper seat posts, powerful hydraulic disc brakes with huge 220 or 200mm rotors, and even bright Supernova front lights on the top models so riders can keep the fun going long after the sunsets.

Of course, it is clear that high-performance mountain e-bikes don’t come cheap. The Moterra costs between $6,000 to $9,000, and you will need to pay from $5,500 to $7,000 for the Habit NEO. For more information on the all-new e-bikes, visit Cannondale.com.