Introducing: Moustache electric bikes
Moustache founders Manu and Greg began their e-bike business with a simple aim: to help people leave their cars in the garage. Little did they know that 10 years later, Moustache would be helping so many people choose two wheels over four.
History of Moustache Electric Bikes
Since their inception, Moustache who are based in the far eastern corner of France, have focussed solely on e-bikes. Designed and fully built en France, you won’t find any Moustache bikes without electric assistance. OK, there is one - just one – but it’s a knockout out of a kids balance bike!
Due to that laser focus on electric bikes, it’s no surprise to hear that Moustache believe that bikes with a soupçon electric assistance are the future of our urban environments. As such, you’ll spot thoughtful touches on every Moustache electric bike – features like integrated lights and robust mudguards.
And what of the name? Much like the facial hair, each Moustache bike has its own unique, recognizable style. There’s Moustache’s signature handlebar too, which look very much like the facial hair of the same name!
What began in 2011 as a condensed range of seven electric bikes, has quickly expanded into an e-bike tour de force. Indeed, today’s Moustache e-bike range consists of over 65 bikes with every model powered by a Bosch motor and battery and controlled using a Bosch display.
Moustache’s commitment to Bosch e-bike systems has been extremely fruitful, enabling them to work hand-in-hand with the electric specialist to design bespoke solutions for their bikes. Purchase a Moustache e-bike and you can ride away confident in the knowledge that you’re onboard the most up to date, technically sound two-wheeled companion. You can find out more about Bosch e-bike systems in our journal.
Moustache Saison 10 (2021)
For their tenth new range of bikes, Moustache have been busy developing and refining their range of e-bikes. Models, like the new Moustache Lundi 27, have been painstakingly developed for two years before seeing the light of day.
Moustache has taken advantage of Bosch’s 2021 updated motors and display units as well as utilising the lighter and more powerful PowerTube batteries in more bikes than ever before.
“Stop waffling and get to the bikes!” OK, we hear you! Read on to look at each discipline of Moustache electric bike.
Moustache Electric Hybrid Bikes
Stylish yet practical, Moustache electric urban bikes are a no-brainer - just the ticket for the 9-5 or trips down to the shops and back. The experts seem to like them too! Here are a few things that mark them out from other electric hybrid bikes…
As we alluded to earlier, Moustache works extremely closely with Bosch when designing their e-bikes and shining example of their collaboration is the neat battery integration on some 2021 bikes. A specific dock allows the battery to sit lower in the frame, sliming down the bike’s frame and lowering the centre of gravity – something you’ll appreciate spinning around town. The dock also makes removing the battery a doddle!
There’s no getting around it, bikes aren’t the smallest things and storing them can sometimes be a pain. And yet, Moustache have come up with an extremely neat solution to this problem and not something we’ve seen on any other electric hybrid bike. Quick-Park, allows you to turn handlebars by 90° in just a few seconds, ideal if you want to store your bike against the wall in the office or back at base. Cool, uh?
Bikes like the Lundi 27.1, 27.3 and 27.5 feature wide, tough mudguards that’ll keep you protected even if it’s bucketing it down! Flick one with your finger and it’ll ting – metal, no plastic here! Moustache even run the cable for integrated rear lights inside the mudguard protecting the connection from water ingress or damage.
Moustache Electric Road Bikes
Dimanche or Sunday is Moustache’s electric road and electric gravel platform. It’s a road bike fit for 2021 with 32c tyres and tubeless-ready wheels sitting alongside Bosch’s Active Line Plus motor. The practicalities haven’t been forgotten either – every Dimanche has mounts for mudguards and a luggage rack.
Searching for something left-of-field? The Dimanche 29 is Moustache’s electric gravel bike. It features Shimano GRX, 50c tyres and a drop handlebar with extreme flair. The top-end model, the 29.5, even rolls off the production line with a dropper post!
Moustache Electric Mountain Bikes
Eye-popping Moustache electric mountain bikes have most of the mountain bike bases covered; from small travel trail bikes to big-hitting enduro weapons.
If you like the look of one of their off-road models you’ll be pleased to know that they’ve been tested under the toughest conditions. Does the inaugural e-MTB XC World Championships sound extreme enough?
Full suspension Moustache electric mountain bikes benefit from Magic Grip Control a rear shock technology that avoids jerky riding assistance when the suspension is actuated. Experts seem to agree that it does the business - the Samedi 27 Trail has podiumed in French magazine, Velo Vert’s electric mountain bike of the year in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
That’s our wrap-up of Moustache’s electric bikes.