Cannondale Moterra LT 1: bike review

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Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Cannondale Moterra LT 1: bike review” was written by Martin Love, for The Observer on Sunday 23rd April 2017 05.00 UTC

Bosch makes kitchen and home appliances, gardening equipment, DIY tools… and it’s also the world leader when it comes to putting small, silent and very powerful engines into electric bicycles. This all-new mountain bike from Cannondale purrs uphill and roars downhill thanks to its Bosch Performance CX motor. The 500Wh battery pack is neatly concealed in the downtube. This does give the frame a slightly weird look, especially when you notice how the rear Fox shox has had to be accommodated. But don’t let that put you off. The low weight and advanced damping of the pro-grade suspension, combined with its full-throttle pedal assist, makes this bike as agile, balanced and thrilling as a big cat. And there is even room for a bottle cage…

To find your nearest Cannondale dealer, visit dealerlocator.cannondale.com. Bosch provides the engine and battery for a wide range of e-bikes. To find your local Bosch dealer, go to bosch-ebike.com

Price: £5,500
Frame: C1 Alloy

Shocks: Fox 160mm
Gears: Shimano
XT 11-speed
Motor: Bosch
cannondale.com

Smart Swiss bike tool

A right tool: the Victorinox bike tool
A right tool: the Victorinox bike tool

Victorinox, the unmistakable Swiss brand, which we all know so well from its range of penknives, has now produced a range of sport tools – one of which is the new Bike Tool. At just 92g, you won’t notice it until you need it. Tuck it into your bullet pack a and when the time comes, you’ll find every tool you need tucked away inside. It has 12 functions, including 8 integrated bits and tyre levers. It costs £41 and will make a perfect gift for someone you really like or, of course, yourself. For more details, go to victorinox.com

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