Rutland Cycling Verdict
"The Moterra not only delivers on the E-Bike front, with its Bosch powered single pivot design and class leading weight distribution for the motor and battery, but it also ticks all the boxes for being just a great mountain bike - Super Gravity tyres, sorted geometry with great contact points, the Moterra could be all the bike you will ever need."
Features: 250W Bosch Performance CX Motor, 500Wh Bosch PowerPack Battery, Shimano XT brakes, 160mm Fox Factory 36 Float FIT4, Fox Float EVOL 160mm rear shock, Schwalbe SuperGravity tyres, Torsion Box Downtube.
Highlights: This is real mountain biking — Supercharged! With agile handling, killer stiffness and ideal weight distribution, the Moterra LT purrs up the mountain and descends like a demon too.
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Cannondale took the industry by surprise earlier this year launching an aggressive E-MTB to rival the likes of the Specialized Levo Turbo. When it came to developing the Moterra, Cannondale had three key aims: use the current top Bosch motor, make space for a bottle cage mount and create the best handling package on the E-MTB market. On the handling front, Cannondale boast that the Moterra handles far better than any other e-mtb ever built, and they've certainly come up with some interesting concepts to improve riding performance while using a Bosch Performance CX motor. With these points in mind we were keen to put the Moterra to the test around the trails of Fineshade & Wakerley woods, home of our new e-bike test centre!
Cannondale Moterra LT 1 2017 Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bike
Agile handling, killer stiffness, and the electron fuelled power of Bosch, the Moterra LT 1 2017 purrs up the mountain and descends like a demon.
- Frame - Smart Form C1 Alloy, Ai Offset
- Fork - Fox 35 Float Factory 160mm, Boost
- Rear Shock - Foc Float Factory Evol 160mm
- Brakes - Shimano XT Hydraulic Disc