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The 2019 Cannondale Moterra is here, with a new timeless design and an integrated battery. We’ve got an overview of the new models for 2019 here.
When Cannondale introduced the Moterra in 2016 there were mixed opinions about the company’s typically maverick design. From “Wow that’s awesome” to “Erggh, that’s awful”, there were lots of differing opinions. In reality, the Cannondale Moterra always performed extremely well, with capable suspension kinematics, and a low centre of gravity that only served to improve handling. It was just the looks that were unique and distinctive out on the trail.
Today, Cannondale has announced the next stage in the evolution of this E-Mountainbike, with the NEO moniker signifying the update. The design of the frame has been toned down a little, becoming more “consumer friendly” and integrating the battery neatly into the downtube. Cannondale has stayed true to the Bosch motor of the previous model, with the Performance CX model powered by a PowerPack 500 battery.
The design places particular emphasis on agile and nimble handling. The 457mm chainstays of the Cannondale Moterra NEO are shorter than many other competitors that also use the Bosch Performance CX motor. That results in a lively ride and we think this E-Bike could be a cornering demon. Of course, we’ll have to see whether that plays out in reality with a more in-depth test.
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Cannondale Moterra NEO 2019
The unique battery configuration of the previous Moterra is likely fresh on the minds of many. This new design places stock in a sleeker look. The fully integrated Bosch battery can be easily removed from the base of the downtube and results in a more conventional and less polarising look than the predecessor. All the characteristics that make this a true Cannondale are still there though. The carbon linkage as well as the construction of the rear-end remains typically Cannondale. Paint and finishing are, as is to be expected, top quality.
Cannondale Moterra NEO 2 Components
|Frame||Rahmen||Moterra NEO, 130 mm, 27+, SmartForm C1 Alloy,
Si motor mount, carbon link, tapered headtube,
157 x 12 mm thru-axle, alloy skid plate
|Fork||Gabel||RockShox Revelation RC, 140 mm, DebonAir,
15 x 110, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset
|Shock||Dämpfer||RockShox Deluxe R, 130 mm, DebonAir|
|Shifter||Schalthebel||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Derailleur||Schaltwerk||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette||Kassette||SRAM PG-1230, NX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed|
|Cranks||Kurbel||Cannondale EC3 160 mm, w/ Ai offset ring, 15t|
|Brakes||Bremse||Shimano MT520 hydro disc, 203/180 mm|
|Tires||Reifen||Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.6", 3C Compound, EXO puncture protection, tubeless ready|
|Rims||Felgen||WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0, tubeless ready|
|Hubs||Naben||Formula DC-51131 15x110 front, DHG-157 12x157 rear|
|Seat||Sattel||Fabric Scoop Radius Elite|
|Seatpost||Sattelstütze||Cannondale DownLow Dropper Post, internal routing, 31,6, 100 mm (S), 125 mm (M), 150 mm (L-XL)|
|Bar||Lenker||Cannondale C3 Riser, 6061 Alloy, 15 mm rise, 8° sweep, 4° rise, 780 mm|
|Stem||Vorbau||Cannondale C3, 3D Forged 6061 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31,8, 0°|
|Motor||Motor||Bosch Performance CX|
|Battery||Akku||Bosch PowerTube 500|
|Price (RRP)||Preis (UVP)||4.999 €|
The pictured model, a Cannondale Moterra NEO 2, is available for €4.999.
Cannondale Moterra NEO – 2019 range
Cannondale Moterra NEO geometry
The redesign of the Moterra is a Cannondale coup. The updated design is fresh and the paint job pops, though the overall shape is a little more “consumer friendly” than the predecessor. It will be interesting to see how this E-Bike handles, because those short chainstays could result in even more fun over the previous generation. We’re looking forward to a thorough test.
Cannondale has done a lot of work on integration and looks with this update, and as a result should enjoy a growing fan base for the Moterra range.
What do you think of the new Cannondale Moterra NEO? Looks ready to rock, right?
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