Ex demo excellent hardtail from Moustache
We have two demo hardtail MTBs for sale – this one and a Scott e-scale 730. I have enjoyed riding both of these. We now need to make room for some newer models so this is a great opportunity to pick up a well maintained used bike. This one is the better specced bike and also less used – just 400 miles, hence this is the more expensive option but still great value at £2400. Both bikes are a medium size – i.e. suitable for someone from about 5′ 7″ to 5′ 11″.
We do not often sell our ex demo bikes, so this is a great opportunity.
Moustache are an extremely well respected company in the world of electric bikes. Based in France they are a relatively small company, they only do electric bikes and they work exclusively with Bosch. The bikes are innovative, sometimes unusual but always a great product. This is out third year of stocking their bikes and we are increasing the number of models that we range.
Electric System System
The motor is the Bosch Performanceline CX. In our view this is still the best motor on the market for MTBs. The reasons for this are of course:
- The power – up to 300% or 75 newton meters of torque.
- Consistency. Some other motors that can achieve the same power but are not able to hold it
- Progressive power. The assistance is subte, does not lurch but will adapt to meet your needs.
The battery is the largest Bosch battery – the 500 watt hour. It is discreetly hidden on the downframe with an easily removable cover. The range is about 50 miles based on average usage and on varying terrain – i.e. not a best case scenario but a realistic expectation.
The Rest of the Bike
The bike itself is very well specced and cabable of handling anything that you might throw at it. Highlights include the Magura hydraulic disc brakes, II speed Sram cassette, plus size (2.8 inches) Maxxis tyres, Rockshox front suspension with 120 mm of travel.