This is the Moustache Friday 28.1 Open. Moustache have taken one of their outstanding bikes, the Friday and made a livelier, lighter version. It is equipped with the Bosch Activeline plus motor – more of this later. It weighs just 20.9 kg including the battery. This one is purposefully a bit more casual, lively and full of fun.
We see this being used for someone who needs to get around quickly and stylishly, but still wants to do some pedalling when required.
This one is the lower cross bar version, so unisex.
The Electric Parts
This bike has the Bosch Active plus motor. This delivers more assistance (torque) than the ActiveLine motor but retains the advantage of being light and frictionless. This is because when the motor is not being used the chainring is completely detached from the motor so you can cycle the bike as a normal bike.
The battery is the 400 watt hour battery – the mid-range battery, capable of up to around 70 miles and realistically, given different levels of assistance and varying terrain about 40 miles. We find that this battery is easily sufficient for most people’s needs but if you think you will need more range, then we can discuss an upgrade.
The display on the bike is the Purion. This combines the control for the bike and the display in one unit. It is very easy to use and the digits are large and clear.
Firstly it is a great looking bike – less heavy set than a number of ebikes and the colour is a really nice pastel green.
Features include the Moustache quick park system which is on the Friday 27. This enables you to easily turn the handle bars through 90 degrees – very convenient if you are parking it in a narrow space or putting it into a vehicle for example.
For comfort the saddle is stylish, padded and flat. It also has a suspension seatpost.
To keep the bike light there is no front suspension but it has quite wide tyres to take out some of the bumps – the tyres are 42 mm wide and have been selected for their comfort and lightness.
As with the other non MTB bikes it has Moustache’s own aluminium mudguards, a chain guard, lights that run off the battery and a rack that is equipped to take the Ortileb bags that can be taken on and off the bike in one easy action.
This bike rides so well – you really notice the lighter steering and ‘nippy’ handling. There really isn’t a bike quite like this in the shop – do come and have a look.