Cannondale releases Moterra & Habit NEO e-MTBs

Cannondale has released the Moterra and Habit NEO, two all-new e-mountain bikes crafted to bring exceptional handling and serious capability to every kind of trail.

The new Moterra is built to thrive on rugged descents and technical climbs in the high mountains, while the Habit NEO is designed to be a do-it-all trail machine that ramps up the fun factor.

Moterra offers more serious all-mountain capability, with 160mm of travel front and rear; big forks, and beefier component specs. It runs on 29” wheels for all sizes except Small, which switches to 27.5” for a better fit for smaller riders.

For riders who live for the descents, there is the Moterra SE, which takes Moterra’s trail capability and kicks it up a few notches with a 180mm RockShox Boxxer fork, a Super Deluxe Select piggyback shock and super-sticky Maxxis Assegai tyres.

The Habit NEO is designed for the fast and flowy end of the trail spectrum. It has 130mm of suspension in the rear and 140mm up front, as well as 29” wheels with big grippy tyres across all sizes.

The Moterra and Habit NEO feature Bosch’s brand new drive unit and battery technology, paired with fully integrated, yet easily removable 500wh and 625wh Powertube batteries.

Both bikes use Cannondale’s BallisTec carbon fibre construction for frames that are light, stiff, and durable enough for life-time warranties. They also feature Cannondale’s size-specific Proportional Response Suspension Technology. This design technology is the only system that alters the suspension kinematics by frame size to ensure the best possible suspension response for every size rider in every situation.

Factoring in the lower centre of gravity and additional power of the drive units, Proportional Response maximises traction and suspension response to deliver exceptional grip while climbing, braking on descents, and a more lively, responsive feel over the trail.

The progressive long, low and slack geometry of the Moterra and Habit NEO, paired with properly wide bars and short stems, delivers confident, stable handling, while Cannondale’s proprietary Si motor mount positions the drive unit low and forward for optimal weight distribution, for a nimble, agile feel.

Both bikes are equipped with dropper seatposts, powerful hydraulic disc brakes with 220 or 200 mm rotors, and bright Supernova front lights on the top models.

The all new Moterra will be available in 3 models plus the Moterra SE. The Habit NEO will be available in 4 models. For more information on the all-new Moterra and Habit NEO, visit www.cannondale.com.

Hayley Everett

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