First Look: The Cannondale Moterra Neo eMTB Lineup Gets Aggressive Angles & A Bigger Battery

Apr 6, 2022 at 19:21
by Alicia Leggett  

Like the rest of the bike industry during Sea Otter week, Cannondale has been busy. Just yesterday, the brand announced its new Topstone Carbon gravel bike line - including a gravel bike with a Lefty suspension fork! - and today, it's time to talk about the updated Moterra Neo eMTB lineup.

The new Moterra Neo comes in both LT (long travel, of course) and non-LT versions, along with an alloy option. The Moterra Neo Carbon and Moterra Neo Alloy will sport 150mm of rear travel, with the Moterra Neo LT giving riders an extra 15mm of travel on its 165mm chassis.
Moterra Neo Details

• Wheel size: 29" (non-LT sizes M, L, XL) & mixed 29" F / 27.5" R (LT + non-LT size S)
• Rear travel: 150mm (non-LT) & 165mm (LT)
• Carbon & aluminum frame options
• Head angle: 64 - 65°
• Sizes: S / M / L / XL
• Chainstay length: 452-455mm
• Online: Moterra Neo & Moterra Neo LT

It's worth mentioning, too, that the frame carries a lifetime warranty.

New for this edition is a handy flip-open charging port. There's also a sealed battery cover to protect against the elements.

Frame Details

Cannondale bakes quite a bit into the Moterra Neo frame. The frames, across all the builds, have sleek internal routing, including through an Acros integrated headset in the case of the carbon builds. The two top-end models, the Moterra Neo Carbon 1 LT & non-LT versions, also come with an integrated 1000-lumen Lezyne headlight, and the alloy bike has rear rack mounts and accessory bosses on the top tube.

All of the models have water bottle space on all sizes and use SRAM's UDH, plus - this isn't something I get to write often - are kickstand-compatible, with an 18mm two-bolt kickstand mount on each bike.

Proper frame protection makes the world go 'round. There's a skid plate below the bottom bracket, too.

The frame or complete bike weights aren't available, and Cannondale writes that "a sophisticated carbon fiber main frame keeps mass to a minimum. And since our engineers prioritized durability over gram-counting, confidence is built in." That could mean almost anything from "this frame is not exactly light but it's durable" to "we emphasized durability but the frame actually came out quite light," but we expect it to weigh somewhere in the typical long travel, long range eMTB ballpark, likely in the low to mid 50s poundswise, if I had to guess.

Cannondale built the Moterra Neo lineup with what it calls its Proportional Response, meaning that the bikes' kinematics are size-specific, with varied shock mount points and, to an extent, geometry, throughout the sizing range to keep the ride consistent across all the sizes.

There's a new flip-open charging port, and the battery cover is sealed to keep the elements out.

Motor & Battery Details

The system is built around Bosch's most powerful eMTB motor, the Performance Line CX, which provides up to 85Nm of torque and 250W of power. That's paired with Bosch's Powertube 750Wh battery to - in Cannondale's words - make "range anxiety a thing of the past."

All of that places the Moterra Neo, both non-LT and LT versions, firmly into the more power category in the emerging divide between the lightweight eMTBs that prioritize "normal" bike handling and those equipped with larger batteries and more powerful motors for longer, faster days - the unapologetically e eMTBs.

Moterra Neo Geometry
Moterra Neo LT Geometry

Geometry

The previous edition of the Moterra Neo sported a 66° head tube angle and a 75° effective seat tube angle, but no more. This time around, it has a 65° head angle at its steepest, with the 27.5" rear wheel taking an extra degree off the LT's front end for a 64° head angle. The effective seat tube angles on the non-LT and LT bikes, respectively, are 77° and 76.5°.

The rear end grows by 3-5mm, with the non-LT Moterra Neo's chainstays at 455mm in all the sizes except small, which gets 452mm chainstays. The LT has those short 452mm stays across the whole size range to match that smaller rear wheel. The head tube is also 5mm taller across the whole range compared to the 2020 bike, and the wheelbase gains a few centimeters in length, too.

Not to mention, the reach grows on almost all the sizes by up to 25mm, but actually shrinks on the small LT bike by 4mm compared to the 2020 Moterra Neo, meaning that the whole 2022 Moterra Neo range now has a massive 426-520mm reach spread to accommodate the vast majority of rider sizes.


Models and Pricing

Moterra Neo 3 - $6,500 USD

The least expensive of the line at $6,500, the Moterra Neo 3, comes with a RockShox Yari 150mm fork, a RockShox Deluxe Select shock, a primarily Shimano Deore drivetrain with an XT derailleur, and Shimano's MT400 series brakes.

Moterra Neo Crb 2
Moterra Neo Crb 2
Moterra Neo Carbon 2 - $7,250

The next step up in pricing comes in at $7,250 and is the Moterra Neo Carbon 2, which has a 150mm RockShox Lyrik Select fork, a RockShox Deluxe Select+ shock, a Shimano SLX drivetrain with an XT derailleur, and Shimano's MT500 series brakes.

Moterra Neo Crb 1
Moterra Neo Carbon 1 - $7,250 USD

The flagship non-LT bike is the Moterra Neo Carbon 1, which will set buyers back $8,250 and comes with a 150mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork, a RockShox Deluxe Select+ shock, a Shimano XT drivetrain with that bonus XTR derailleur, and Shimano XT brakes.

Moterra Neo Carbon LT 2 - $8,250 USD

The LT lineup starts with the Moterra Neo Carbon LT 2 for $7,250, which uses a 170mm RockShox Zeb Select fork, a RockShox Deluxe Select Coil shock, a Shimano SLX drivetrain with an XT derailleur, and Magura MT5 brakes.

Moterra Neo Carbon LT 1 - $8,600 USD

Finally, we have the range-topping $8,600 Moterra Neo Carbon LT 1, the flashiest of the lot, with a 170mm RockShox Zeb Select+ fork, a RockShox Deluxe Select+ Coil shock, a full Shimano XT drivetrain, and SRAM Code RSC brakes.

All the Moterra Neos, non-LT and LT alike, use FSA's Bosch eMTB cranks and various four-piston brakes. The whole non-LT range uses 203mm rotors front and rear, while the LT1 comes with a 220mm up front paired to a 203mm rear rotor and the LT 2 has a 220mm / 203mm combo.


The new Moterra Neo line is on display on Sea Otter this week for those in the area. Learn more at cannondale.com.





106 Comments

  • 93 35
 More pregnant bikes, more big motor, more big battery and more staggered wheels... I was really hoping ebikes were going towards SL version, like the rise or Levo SL. But now they are really an hybrid between a Moto and an bike. Different sport all together in my opinion.
  • 29 3
 Yeh...I'd love an ebike that only gave 50-100wats and under 40lbs. Maybe thats just me.
  • 34 3
 It looks like . . . every other Ebike out there. Makes me think that a significant amount of these Me Too Ebikes are straight from a catalog found at the Taipei bike show.
  • 34 2
 Every product has to focus on a particular spec to quantify its advantage. It's not necessarily the spec that has the greatest impact on user experience, it's the spec the product, sales, and marketing teams believe will increase sales.

For road bikes, it used to be weight and now it's aerodynamics. For mountain bikes, it used to be weight, then travel, then longer-lower-slacker. For e-bikes, most focus on power and energy, with little regard for weight or whether the bike has an engaging ride that still allows hopping, popping, and dynamic riding.

I share your concern that, left unchecked, e-bikes could drift in the direction of e-moto. The motor shown here creates a system with 4.4× the output of a human rider, a "more aggressive power curve", and a battery capacity sufficient for most riders to use maximum power for the entirety of typical rides. With companies such as Norco and Canyon offering 900 Wh batteries, and Rocky offering a 108 Nm motor and 1034 Wh with the range extender, this likely predicts the direction things are headed. A review of the Rocky noted:

"Coming out of the corner, the Rocky Mountain shoots forward with the slightest pressure on the pedal and encourages you to drift or wheelie out of the turn."

That's more than just mountain biking with some assist, and it's fair to question which trails are suitable for that sort of bike. If it's being used to self-shuttle by blasting up service roads, then of course there's no need to restrict power. I don't want to restrict assist because I'm a masochist or elitist, rather it's an issue of safety on two-way trails that were marginally safe for human-powered traffic and now have riders with over 5× the power.
  • 7 3
 @racecase: same.. just a little bit of engine, and the handling of a normal mtb.. but guess we are the exception...
  • 15 8
 They definitely feel more mtb than moto. My 2018 Kenevo weighs 55 pounds, but handles every type of terrain as good or better than my 35 pound enduro bike.
  • 4 2
 Yeah, I agree. I think most hardcore mtb-ers that start to want/need ebikes would want an in-betweener that has some assistance, but is lighter and has more ride characteristics to a non-ebike. The full blown ebikes are more toward newer riders though and that is where they are seeing the most growth though and biggest numbers, so I think it is purely a business decision.
  • 8 1
 @racecase: I agree. That would actually be an assist. 4.4X your power is not an assist but a pedal actuated throttle. There doesn't seem to be a shortage of people buying these so that is where the market will go. Just look at car marketing, do I need 300 horsepower to commute to work? The asnwer is no, I need 400hp Smile
  • 5 1
 I tried to bunny hop my other half's 55lb e-sommet the other day. Won't be trying that again.
  • 11 0
 It’s all fun until you get to a locked gate and have to pick the feckin thing up
  • 24 13
 Hot take: the SL ebikes are boring… can get the same experience by training consistently... Full size ebikes are way more fun, just slap em into turbo mode and hang on for dear life on otherwise boring climbs/flat trails
  • 4 1
 @TannerValhouli: The only reason I'd be getting an e-bike would be so that I don't have to train consistently!
  • 7 2
 Yeah I hear ya. As an ebike rider (self shuttle style) there really isnt a need for more motor power and a battery beyond 650wh. At current spec the bikes get up the road just fine and last 3 hours-ish. That's plenty of riding time/miles/elevation for 99% of riders. It would be more advantageous to see ebikes averaging sub 50lb.

Would usually laugh at anyone comparing ebikes to moto. I used to ride moto, no comparison. However, with these manufacturers going to more power and more battery then that line could blur. R-M-R, correctly quoted a Rocky Mountain review about their ebikes drifting underpower out of corners. Thats not cool IMO. Thats already too much power. The consumer will have to become the guiding force. Hopefully consumers vote by putting their money at bikes with more efficient motors and batteries that have an overall lighter form (Orbea, SL, etc.) and not at these over powered boats that are just going to create problems with mixed user trails.
  • 6 2
 @rcrocha: Thank you for mentioning "pedal-actuated throttle" - that's the term I've been using to describe it for half a decade and I'm glad it's catching on.

As the level of assist increases, the significance of the human input decreases. If the assist is small - let's say 1% to make the situation extremely clear - the human is still doing essentially all the work. If the situation is inverted and the human is contributing only 1%, the human's contribution to the maximum available power is trivial; the human's role is just to modulate the throttle, and it would not matter in this extreme example whether the modulation is via twisting a grip, pressing on the pedals, or other means.

Obviously, the human's contribution to the total output of an e-bike is more than 1%. The human may be contributing less than 20% on the (current) highest-output Class 1 e-bikes, meaning the total output can be less than one-fifth human. The power applied by the human is not trivial, but it's not really what's making the vehicle move.

In my view, a reasonable threshold for distinguishing between low-output vs. high-output is when the vehicle contributes more than the human.

@TannerValhouli: That perfectly illustrates what's being said. With a low-output e-bike, where the input of the human is significant, the whole system gets faster (when pedaling) in proportion to the fitness of the rider. With a high-output e-bike, the rider can simply crank up the boost and the fitness of the rider becomes less relevant. Your point is an excellent illustration of how high-output e-bikes are starting to drift toward motorcycle characteristics* - and it certainly illustrates how they appeal to the same mindset. I'm not making a value judgement - whether these things are virtuous or not is irrelevant - I'm just illustrating the situation and opening a discussion of how such bikes could be classified for purposes of trail access.

@CSdirt: What I neglected to mention was that quote about the Rocky drifting out of corners was describing its climbing performance!



* To expand on that statement: I'm aware motorcycles have vastly more power. The similarities are the extent to which the fitness of the rider determines the speed, and whether the speed is limited by fitness or skill. For example, most human-powered riders could ride faster (when pedaling) if they were fitter, while the speed of a rider on the highest-output Class 1 e-bikes may be limited by their skill, meaning the machine has enough power to maintain the maximum speed at which that rider can negotiate the trail. I see those as significant differences in the relationship between rider, vehicle, and trail.
  • 10 6
 By your comment it sounds like you haven't ridden an ebike before? If you have tried full fat and lightweight ebikes and have generated a preference for one, then awesome! If you've tried neither, then why bother commenting? The reason companies are making these full fat machines is because they work so damn well and are so much fun! Everyone is different but for me I enjoy descending. The full size emtb allows me to rally up the fireroads and get more laps in and have more fun in the same period of time. I can now get an epic ride in after work in the span of 2 hours with 2x the descending I would get on my mtb. I ride bikes for fun and the emtb = more funner (in my opinion, for my needs and use case).
  • 2 0
 @savagefilms: not sure if this was for me but yes, I have owned both levo and levo SL, and tried a lot of different brands and motors options
  • 9 0
 @R-M-R: having ridden full size ebikes, lightweight ebikes and enduro dirt bikes, I don’t think it’s correct to say the full size bikes are “drifting towards motorcycle characteristics”. Maybe when turbo Levos start whiskey throttling out from under test riders outside the shop I’d agree but till then it’s still a bicycleSmile . And at the end of the day it’s all personal preference, pick a battery size/wattage and be a dick about it haha
  • 13 1
 I think those who think an emtb is the same as a motocross bike have probably ridden neither.
  • 6 8
 @TannerValhouli: Hot take: E-Bikes as a whole are boring and disappointing if you've ridden dirtbikes.
  • 4 2
 @tacklingdummy: I disagree. If I want to ride a non-ebike, thats what I want to do, not something thats almost a non-ebike. If I want an ebike experience, I want it to be 100%. Big battery, big travel, big fun all day long. The lighter ebikes dont make much sense to me. If you want an extra 20% assistance, put some hours on the trainer.
  • 3 5
 @TannerValhouli @mcozzy

Yes, a motorcycle has an order of magnitude more power than an e-bike and I hope no one thinks an e-bike could clear arenacross triples after taking the inside line around a corner!

I added a footnote in my previous message to explain how high-output e-bikes change the relationship between rider fitness & skill, vehicle, and trail in such a way that the limiting factors on speed can - in some, but not all, situations - be more similar to a motorcycle trail riding situation than a traditional mountain bike situation.

You may still disagree. The more important point is the actionable outcome:

Even with only human-powered traffic, many two-way mountain bike trails have sections that would be sketchy for a descending rider to encounter a pedaling rider. If pedaling riders have 5× the power, sections that are already sketchy will become worse, and sections that are currently safe enough will become sketchy with increased closing speeds. We need to manage this situation, and there are limited options:

1. Extensive monitoring and policing of the trails. Obviously, no one wants this, and user "education programs" or "trail ambassadors" are expensive and intrusive.
2. Ride slowly. Riders with good fitness, high skill, or powerful bikes would be required to voluntarily ride below their capabilities. I hope we can agree this isn't a robust solution.
3. Rebuild existing trails and build new trails to accommodate new ways of riding. It's possible, but it would take years, not to mention more money and labour than is available.
4. Limit the types of assisted bikes allowed. We already restrict Class 2 and above e-bikes from most mountain bike trails - maybe there could be a Class 0 for low-output e-bikes. Even so, it is difficult to enforce and could create an unpleasant social dynamic.
5. Make most trails one-way. It would limit route options and eliminate the option to enjoy a trail in both directions, but it's the easiest to implement in areas with sufficient route flexibility.

As with most things, a combination solution is probably best. I think it's either #4 or #5, with a bit of #3 where necessary, such as environments with dense vegetation that limits sight-lines.
  • 10 5
 @R-M-R: meh. Just ride.
  • 6 1
 @Xlr8n: Someone has to put in the work so you can "just ride". Whether it's building trails or keeping people from smashing into each other, more work goes into facilitating your positive experiences than you may realize.
  • 2 0
 They may have to redefine what makes an ebike class 1? Motor power and the power curve and amount of assist may need to be considered and not just top speed?
  • 1 0
 @R-M-R: In some places having a huge battery makes sense, and you still need to be carefull with the power modes. Having 750Wh doesn't mean that you are going 100% of the time in Turbo mode.
  • 2 0
 @CSdirt: The Rise with offset bushings and mullet, 160/160 bike with coil for 42 pounds. use range extender for those epic type of rides. 60 nm power. I am thinking of that.
  • 3 0
 I say go all in for an ebike. Get the most powerful motor and biggest battery and ride on maximum boost all the time. This would be the most fun otherwise just ride your regular bike.
  • 1 0
 @matthelm1: I call bs.
  • 3 0
 @noplacelikeloam: That is fine you disagree, but with my long time MTB experience, I want a lighter e-bike with just some assistance. I have overuse knee injuries from mountain biking. Been riding bikes my whole life, BMX and MTB. Was riding 2-5 times a week and putting in tons of hours last 7 years. My fitness and strength is still good, but knee joint problems holding me back. I don't need full assistance and trainers suck.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: Yeah I can see that POV. My knees hurt also. Well then there is something for everyone. We all win!
  • 1 0
 @tacklingdummy: you have a bmx background.
  • 3 2
 @tacklingdummy: your just destroying yourself trying to prove you don't need one, getting a less powerfull e-bike will cause the same issue you have, full power for the win , you can always turn it down, but you wont, Smile
  • 1 1
 @Muscovir: actually wrong, rode enduro for 14 years after a full time pro cycling career, and also rode trials, both around 150 hrs each a year. In squamish I now do 1000km of e-mtb a month and sold the dirt bike and trials. Love them both but we dont have a huge enduro network and although i love trials here, I just found myself riding e-mtb more and then as I rode less trials I could not do the bigger stuff as I needed more ride days and just was not getting them, the ups ont he e-mtb are jsut as good as the downs if your fit and skilled
  • 3 2
 @R-M-R: Its clear you don't know how e-mtb's work, they work off of torque and cadence. If your not fit enough to push a bigger gear with a high cadence you won't go as fast as someone who can, most average riders wont be going near the maximum on an e-bike, the fitter you are the faster you can go and with that fitness comes good ride skills that you have put in on regular bikes in the past or have done by riding e-mtbs a lot, you dont get on an e-mtb as an unfit rider and go as fast as a fit person. The same principles apply as a regualar bike. Do some riding on them and you will see.
  • 4 1
 @R-M-R: love to know how many cases there are of mtb riders riding into each other or e-mtb, it just does not happen, Here in squamish we have moto, trials mtb, e-bike all over crown land trails of which are all 2 way multi use, it has never happened, your more likely to get hurt falling while your riding. Also all crown land and public trails by law are multi use 2 way, I know people love to use "primary" as it means that user has the right of way, by law it does not. As with any sport you must remain in control at all times and be able to stop for other users which may be walkers, runners, etc or any other user. If you want cart blanche then build on private owned land and then you can call the shots. The biggest problem we have in mtb right now is all the illegal trail building, and if you are so concerned about being in line with the law, focus on that.
  • 4 1
 @norona: The problem is that once you go full ebike, it will be near impossible to get back strength and fitness for a mtb bike. At least handling of lighter ebike like Specialized SL has ride characteristics closer to regular bike.
  • 2 0
 @kingbike2: I rode BMX as a kid. I thought every MTB-er ride BMX before MTB. Lol.
  • 3 0
 @Antoncor: There will always be a range of use cases. Some riders will ride marathons with tremendous elevations that would drain any battery. My observation is most users, most of the time, go for shorter rides at maximum assist.

@norona: I'm aware that's how they work, and that's incorporated in my statements. The assist is proportional to the power (τω) of the rider. As more assist is available, the rider's power becomes a lesser fraction of the vehicle's power and serves as more of a means to modulate the vehicle's power.

Regarding the number of collisions happening: First, please keep in mind regional differences. The trails in your area (Squamish, according to your profile) are more frequently one-way and winch-and-plummet than in many other areas.

No one is claiming riders are hitting each other like a demolition derby. Near misses, close calls, last-moment evasive maneuvers, and annoyed riders are a frequent occurrence in my area - in the most popular trail network, it's rare to get through a single ride without something along these lines. Some areas are already at their limit and it's only a matter of time before collisions begin to occur between riders going uphill at several times the human-powered speed and riders going downhill at a speed that used to be at the limit of safety.
  • 1 2
 @CSdirt: unfortunately I don’t think that genie can get out back in the bottle. Everyone stuck their heads in the sand, now we end up with electric dirt bikes
  • 1 0
 Sounds like so much ebike Moto fun@R-M-R:
  • 1 0
 @R-M-R: I've built local trails for 30+ years and continue to volunteer my time. Thanks.
  • 3 0
 @R-M-R: dude, go for a ride.
  • 5 2
 @tacklingdummy: Just ask your self these questions and answer them. If you are riding and your legs don't build up lactate, could you go harder? Would you go harder? That is how you build a higher cardio on an e-mtb, it is true your using less strength probably about 50%, but this allows you to push faster, hence a higher cardio. If you don't think this is true, then tell me how intervals work. You are also going faster through rough terrain so building better skill and it is more fun and exciting, turns boring traverse trails into fast rippers. And once I started riding them, I will never go back to a regular bike. Once you build up the strength to an e-mtb, you can do anything you can on a regular bike. Pretty simple, they are just better.
  • 1 1
 @R-M-R: there are no trails in squamish that are by law one way, people think that but on all crown land, private owned, municipal, aboriginal and park trails are all multi use 2 way. Ask the land manager for trails and rec.
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: I have been riding MTB since 1995. Give me all the power!
  • 1 0
 @norona No I don't build up lactate. Strength and fitness is not a problem, it is my knee joint that is the weak link. Get knee pain mainly on steeper climbs when you really have to push gears. I know an ebike will help with that, but I don't like the weight and handling of an ebike.

I have an ebike already. I have had it for 3 months and haven't ridden it on dirt yet. Only rode it briefly on the street. I am not wanting to ride it yet and always grab my regular bike. I know for sure that I won't be able to do my normal rides if I move to ebike too much. Strength and fitness will decrease for sure. I been riding for a long time and know that.
  • 2 0
 @pivotpoint: I hate to say it, but I have been riding MTB longer than that. Started in 1989. Lol. First bike was Bridgestone MB-4.
  • 32 0
 Again; The headset cable routing has got to go.
  • 8 0
 I don't get the concept.. how is that better than a cable into the frame?
  • 3 0
 @saladdodger: My guess would be that it looks cleaner and so the average non-biker sees it in a shop/ad and thinks it looks nicer. As soon as one manufacturer does it they all have to, or else theirs are the only bikes with 'messier' cable routing. It's just internal cable routing all over again.

I'd also guess that there are a larger proportion of e-bikers who don't wrench on their own bikes, so they don't care about cables through the headset being a PITA.

For the record, I am never buying a bike with cable routing through the headset. That definitely won't come back to haunt me.
  • 6 1
 @saladdodger: would love to see PB ping the various guilty product managers (3 now?) & have them defend the use of this detail. i seriously can't wrap my head around the decision process.
  • 2 0
 @xy9ine: That's a great idea. Wasn't there this article about the high pivot concept recently? Different people from different brands had to comment on the subject. Make the same about cable routing and see what they have to say. But please also include brands that don't use cable routing (yet) to spice things up and have at least some people (potentially) talk truth.
  • 1 0
 I love the look but I also love the idea of making a mechanics job a bit easier and internally routed through the headset is exactly the opposite of easier. It is a work around to keep up with wireless/AXS innovation or aesthetic in my eyes.
  • 1 0
 @xy9ine @Xaelber93

And don't let them dismiss it with Marketingspeak™ bullshit like:

At Brand X, we are customer-obsessed and passionate in our never-ending quest to deliver the ultimate product and value to our tribe. Our team of designers tirelessly listened to panels of core user groups to balance the needs of all riders by creating a premium line of authentic north-star products that surprise and delight all skill levels from Famous Destination A to Famous Destination B and perform at the highest levels of demanding competition under our WorldProTourCupSeries riders.
  • 2 0
 yea but, everyone complaining about seeing cables, and seeing a couple extra cables on Scott bikes has nobody to blame but themselves...
  • 2 0
 @stiingya: haha Scott will need to bring out a new 4" headtube standard if they ever decide to route their multitude of cables through the headset.
  • 1 0
 @saladdodger: what about leaving enough room for an eventual even bigger battery on that DT?? probably this is the main reason for such an horror as an internal headset routing.. a side i want to mention also that.. without a brand on that DT.. I would not be able to guess the Brand... some brands are destroying their self market..
  • 26 0
 Bugger me. Two bikes with cables through the headset bearings in one day. Might as well start it:
#Replacablebearingsain'tdead
  • 2 0
 All cable related energy then exhausted, leaving the front brake hose as the the long renegade of cannondale cable crew.
  • 13 0
 What? No shot of the kickstand?
  • 1 0
 Yeah! C'mon to kickstand tech?
  • 10 1
 If it wasn’t for the coil shock you could almost mistake that thing for a shopper bike at a glance
  • 10 5
 Just yet another uninspired ebike release. I don't understand why the only 2 brands out there actually doing anything is the big S and Orbea! Everyone else is just pumping out the same boring s#$t, only difference is the name on tube. I don't understand why they keep pushing these fat pigs with huge batteries that weigh north of 50lbs. Give me the Rise all day. Yawn...
  • 2 0
 Also, you can make the rise 160/160 mullet with coil for 42 pounds
  • 7 0
 It’s comical to have an XTR drivetrain on these heavy bikes. As if a few grams less derailleur is worth the $ when it’s .0001% if the total weight.
  • 14 6
 just call it Motora and be done with it
  • 6 0
 This ticked all my boxes until I saw the cables thru the headset. Acros must have compromising pics of a lot of product managers. What a shame…next
  • 7 0
 "ON YOUR LEFT", wueerzzzzzzz
  • 6 2
 I think there's now dust on the Moterra sitting at my LBS and it looks like things are not going to improve with these new paint jobs.
  • 6 1
 That cream/red scheme is remarkably bad. The other ones are okay imo.
  • 1 3
 That cream/red scheme is remarkably bad. The other ones are okay imo.
  • 6 1
 Nothing against e-bikes, but I wonder at what expense these are produce in lieu of regular bikes.
  • 6 1
 Is it still a bicycle if the motor manufacturer’s name is the most prevalent?
  • 6 0
 Death to headset routing. Such a shit and pointless design.
  • 3 0
 I have a 2017 Moterra, it’s been an incredible bike , never failed me holds a charge for a long time and has been thrashed harder than any bike I own. Zero issues quite powerful and fun as heck! Love it.
  • 7 1
 Yuck.
  • 6 1
 good gravy those are ugly.
  • 3 0
 Geo is getting there, they just need to reduce seat tube length and these bikes become close to perfect!
  • 1 1
 I saw a Dad pulling his 2 kids in tow on a eMTB - even the haters would agree that's a good use of a motor.

Or should he have been working out more often so he could do it human powered. Maybe he shouldn't have had kids so he wouldn't need an ebike to get them to the top?
  • 2 1
 Looking at those pics, I remain fairly convinced that the 38mm forks were only invented to try and make the front of ebikes look a bit less wrong.
  • 1 0
 It's the perfect E-Bike fork. Also great on bigger hitting enduro type bikes.
  • 4 2
 I will definitely use the Neo LT1 for my next circus act
  • 2 0
 LT looks hot if there was no motor...
  • 2 0
 Good thing it doesn’t look like an e-bike
  • 1 0
 It's cool that YT switched to Bosch and a bigger battery for the new Decoy.
  • 1 0
 You silly people, there is Neo 4 and Neo 5 on the Cannonadale site. Fire the editor and the writer.
  • 2 0
 Disappointed there isn't a Lefty option.
  • 1 1
 honestly.. now contending with haibike for ugly points.. not sure if its the down tube being perpendicular to the fork? something looks bad
  • 3 4
 Why are they still bothering to put pedals on these ? Not many people ride them with the motor turned off do they ? Just put a twist throttle and footpegs on - it'll happen anyway...
  • 2 1
 Jesus. My eyes..Do people force them self not to look at this abomination when the are done riding?
  • 3 1
 The best solution to 'range anxiety'? Buy a proper (non-motorised) bike!
  • 1 1
 ebikes are really evolving into their own thing. Which isnt a bad thing, maybe the best thing that could happen to them.
  • 1 0
 How long will the batt port door last?
Orbeas=about 3 weeks.
  • 1 0
 I've got the prior model and it's held up just fine for 2 years. I'm actually looking these over wondering if I should get one. My biggest complaint with the current one is that it's a bit of a monster truck. Going mullet and getting slightly more aggressive is exactly what this bike needed. And drop a couple pounds. Putting that thing in the back of the truck after a 4-5 hour ride isn't always the easiest. LOL.
  • 1 0
 nothing about this bike is sleek
  • 1 1
 Just be happy with the progress of e-bikes, enjoy the reviews and new bikes been release.
  • 3 1
 Welcome to PinkMoped.com
  • 1 1
 Retrobike.com is that way --->
  • 1 1
 really disappointed that they're not 15k+
  • 2 2
 first canondale I would actually buy. Seat tube is still a bit long mind.
  • 1 0
 Needs more Bosch logo's
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