April 19, 2024

Calling all bike followers, Cannondale has a rad new electrical mountain bike with a daring declare – the lightest full-power mountain bike ever*!  With a declare like that, Cannondale’s new Moterra SL is certain to get some consideration… it definitely has mine! Let’s get straight to it, Cannondale weighs of their new beast at 43lbs with out sacrificing energy.

The Moterra SL delivers a punchy 85Nm of torque, 600+ watts of peak output by way of 601Wh of battery energy – all that underneath 45 lbs?! And the tips don’t cease there…

Moterra SL is supplied with 160mm of journey up entrance, and 150mm of journey out again – really able to tackle something you may throw it at. It is usually designed utilizing Cannondale’s very personal ‘Proportional Response’ which ensures experience really feel is personalized for every body dimension to ship experience high quality consistency for each rider, and has a mullet setup – 29 inch wheel up entrance and 27.5 inch wheel out again – that may be absolutely transformed to 29er provided that desired.

Now that it has your consideration, too, try this edit for the brand new Moterra SL.

For those who need it, right here’s extra of the technical particulars:

– Moterra SL defines its personal class, packing as much as 85Nm of torque, 600+ watts of peak output, and 601Wh of battery energy, but weighing as little as 19.5kg/43lbs.

– The light-weight, 150mm-travel body is made doable by pioneering carbon experience and FlexPivot expertise, leading to unbelievable traction, responsive braking, and a playful really feel.

– The custom-tuned model of Shimano’s EP801 drive unit supplies 85Nm of torque and 600+ watts of max output, providing a big-time increase to the light-weight celebration. There’s “ECO” (minimal help, most vary for all-day exploits), two “TRAIL” modes (the primary TRAIL mode supplies mid-power, nice for driving with pals on light-weight e-bikes, the second TRAIL mode ramps up the help for ripping with full-power e-bikes), and naturally, “BOOST” (full energy, on a regular basis).

– The distinctive inner battery makes use of a {custom} cell configuration that shops extra energy per kilo than ever earlier than, creating an extremely compact battery that packs a full 601 watt-hours into simply 3.1 kg, together with the wiring.

Cannondale additionally supplied the next perspective on Moterra SL’s geometry:

Digging into the geometry particulars reveals Moterra SL to be simply as distinctive and progressive as the remainder of the headline options. It’s bought a 62.5-degree head angle that’s as slack as a DH bike, with headset cups that supply 1.2 levels of adjustment, plus the lengthy attain and steep seat angle of a contemporary path bike, and front-center and rear-center lengths which are personalized by dimension. On paper, it might sound weird, however in follow you understand how a lot all of it is sensible given the velocity this bike carries and the way responsive it stays on each a part of each path. It’s really ‘progressive geometry’ in motion.

Lastly, listed here are the builds:

LAB 71

  • SRAM XX Eagle AXS 12-speed drivetrain, Reverb wi-fi dropper
  • DT Swiss XMC 1501 carbon wheelset
  • 160mm Fox Float Manufacturing unit 36 fork, 150mm Fox Float X Manufacturing unit EVOL LV shock
  • SRAM Code Final Stealth brakes
  • e*13 e*spec Carbon Race cranks, OneUp stem and carbon bar

SL 1

  • SRAM XX Eagle AXS 12-speed drivetrain
  • DT Swiss XM 1700 wheelset
  • 160mm Fox Float Manufacturing unit 36 fork, 150mm Fox Float X Manufacturing unit EVOL LV shock
  • Magura MT7 brakes (EU), SRAM Code Silver Stealth brakes (NA)
  • e*13 e*spec Plus cranks

SL 2

  • Shimano Deore/XT 12-speed drivetrain
  • Stan’s Arch MK4 rims
  • 160mm Fox Efficiency 36 fork, 150mm Float X Efficiency Elite shock
  • Magura MT5 brakes (EU), Shimano Deore 6120 brakes (NA)
  • e*13 e*spec Plus cranks

The all-new Moterra SL is accessible in sizes small by means of extra-large, and in quite a lot of construct configurations, together with a restricted run from LAB71. 

For extra data, keep tuned at Cannondale.com, or try their IG for launch imagery! 

*Cannondale defines “full-power”, as a drive unit able to no less than 85Nm of torque and battery capability of no less than 600Wh.