Cannondale redesigns the Moterra Neo eMTB for bigger days out

Cannondale’s Moterra Neo electric mountain bike gains more power and gets a geometry update

Woman riding a Cannondale Moterra electric mountain bike in Utah

Cannondale has given its new 2022 Moterra Neo electric mountain bike range the latest Bosch Smart System, with a substantial 750Wh battery and up to 85Nm of torque from Bosch’s Performance Line CX motor, alongside geometry updates.

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The new Moterra Neo will be available in three platforms, each distinguished by their frame material and travel: the Moterra Neo Alloy, Moterra Neo Carbon and Moterra Neo Carbon LT (long travel).

Pricing starts at £5,000 / $5,850 / €5,499 for the Moterra Neo Alloy, £7,000 / $7,250 / €7,499 for the Moterra Neo Carbon and £7,250 / $7,250 / €7,499 for the Moterra Carbon LT.

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The 2022 Moterra Neo Carbon and Alloy models run with 150mm of suspension travel at each end, while the LT gets the mullet bike treatment, with a 29er front wheel and 27.5in rear wheel, and a solid raise up to 170mm of front travel and 165mm at the rear.

The LT’s rear suspension also gets the full-send spec, being upgraded to a piggy-back coil shock.

Cannondale says all Moterra Neo models have weatherproof batteries that are simple to remove when required, and utilise flip-open charging ports.

The entire family benefits from cables that leave the cockpit area hidden within the stem before heading inside the frame, making for a very clean look.

The Bosch Smart System uses the buttonless LED display unit, centrally mounted on the bars and operated via the remote positioned ready for your left thumb.

Customisation of the system is available through the Bosch eBike Flow app.

Big days out

The Moterra uses Bosch’s Performance Line CX, powered by a 750Wh battery.
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Cannondale is pitching the Moterra Neo as an electric mountain bike for big days out.

All of the latest versions of the Moterra Neo see an increase in battery size, with the PowerTube 750 being the biggest single battery Bosch currently provides.

Select models come with a 1,000-watt Lezyne headlight.
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Cannondale hasn’t provided any range estimates but, as ever, that would vary significantly, depending on where and how you’re riding.

Adding to the bike’s ability to take on all-day adventures, the top-spec Carbon and Carbon LT models gain a 1,000-lumen Lezyne headlight.

Geometry updates

In the fresh geometry package, the bikes gain a 65-degree head angle and a 77-degree seat angle, to improve stability and pedalling efficiency respectively, according to Cannondale.

Small through to XL sizes will be offered on each model. All of the small-sized bikes get 27.5in rear wheels as standard, to aid rider fit.

Cannondale’s Proportional Response philosophy means each size has the suspension tweaked to best position the geometry, chainstay length and rider’s centre of gravity.

Cannondale also says each frame size benefits from differing links and mounting points to fine-tune leverage ratios and kinematics for the intended rider. The length of the dropper post also changes with the frame size.

Cannondale Monterra Alloy geometry

SizeSMMDLGXL
Wheel size29"F/27.5"R29"29"29"
Seat tube length (cm)40434649
Top tube horizontal (cm)58.360.863.567.2
Top tube actual (cm)53.955.958.662.4
Head tube angle65°65°65°65°
Seat tube angle, effective77°77°77°77°
Seat tube angle, actual69.8°69.5°69.5°69.5°
Standover (cm)75.475.476.377
Head tube length (cm)11.511.512.513.5
Wheelbase (cm)119.6122124.9128.8
Front center (cm)74.576.779.683.5
Chainstay length (cm)45.245.545.545.5
Bottom bracket drop (cm)1.6333
Bottom bracket height (cm)34.1353535
Fork rake (cm)4.44.44.44.4
Trail (cm)11.112.112.112.1
Stack (cm)61.863.164.165
Reach (cm)42.84547.551
Head tube height (cm)56.356.356.356.3

Cannondale Monterra Carbon geometry

SizeSMMDLGXL
Wheel size29"F/27.5"R29"29"29"
Seat tube length (cm)40434649
Top tube horizontal (cm)57.76063.266.9
Top tube, actual (cm)545.558.562.1
Head tube angle65°65°65°65°
Seat tube angle, effective77°77°77°77°
Seat tube angle, actual70.5°70°70.5°71°
Standover (cm)75.575.57677
Head tube length (cm)10.511.512.513.5
Wheelbase (cm)120.9123.5127130.9
Front center (cm)75.878.281.685.5
Chainstay length (cm)45.245.545.545.5
Bottom bracket drop (cm)1.8333
Bottom bracket height (cm)35353535
Fork rake (cm)4.44.44.44.4
Trail (cm)12.812.812.812.8
Stack (cm)61.762.663.564.4
Reach (cm)43.545.548.552
Head tube height (cm)56.356.356.356.3

Cannondale Monterra Carbon LT geometry

SizeSMLXL
Wheel size29"F/27.5"R29"F/27.5"R29"F/27.5"R29"F/27.5"R
Seat tube length (cm)40464649
Top tube horizontal (cm)5860.263.467.1
Top tube, actual (cm)5455.558.562.1
Head tube angle64°64°64°64°
Seat tube angle, effective76.5°76.5°76.5°76.5°
Seat tube angle, actual69.6°69.2°69.7°70.2°
Standover (cm)76.376.376.777.7
Head tube length (cm)10.511.512.513.5
Wheelbase (cm)121.7124.2127.6131.5
Front center (cm)76.67982.486.3
Chainstay length (cm)45.245.245.245.2
Bottom bracket drop (cm)1.11.11.11.1
Bottom bracket height (cm)35.635.635.635.6
Fork rake (cm)4.44.44.44.4
Trail (cm)13.513.513.513.5
Stack (cm)62.363.364.265.1
Reach (cm)42.644.647.651.1
Head tube height (cm)58.358.358.358.3

Cannondale Moterra Neo pricing and specifications

There are six bikes in the Moterra Neo range: two with an aluminium frame and four with a carbon frame (of which two are in the long-travel configuration).

Each platform, bar the top-spec LT model, has a choice of two colourways. The top-flight LT model has a single paintjob.

Cannondale Moterra Neo 4

  • Specification: TBC
  • Price: £5,000 / €5,499 / $5,850

Cannondale Moterra Neo 3

Cannondale Moterra Neo 3.
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  • Frame: Alloy front triangle, alloy rear, 150mm travel
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RC 150mm
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select
  • Drive unit: Bosch Performance Line CX 250W
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Display: Bosch Kiox 300 w/ LED remote
  • Charger: Bosch 4A
  • Brakes: Shimano MT420 4-piston
  • Wheels: WTB rims, front Formula & rear Shimano hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF
  • Cranks: FSA 160mm 34t
  • Gearing: Shimano Deore 12-speed 10-51t
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
  • Stem: Cannondale 3, 35mm
  • Handlebar: Cannondale 3 riser bar 15mm rise, 780mm wide
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport
  • Seatpost: Cannondale DownLow dropper internal-routed
  • Colours: Deep Teal (DTE) / Mercury (MRC)
  • Price: £5,750 / €5,999 / $6,500

Cannondale Moterra Neo Carbon 2

Cannondale Moterra Neo Carbon 2.
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  • Frame: Carbon front triangle, alloy rear, 150mm travel
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select 150mm
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+
  • Drive Unit: Bosch Performance Line CX 250W
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Display: Bosch Kiox 300 w/LED remote
  • Charger: Bosch 4A
  • Brakes: Shimano MT520 4-piston
  • Wheels: WTB rims, front Formula hub & rear Shimano hub
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF
  • Cranks: FSA 160mm 34t
  • Gearing: Shimano SLX 12-speed 10-51t
  • Rear derailleur: XT
  • Stem: Cannondale 2, 35mm
  • Handlebar: Cannondale 3 riser bar, 25mm rise, 780mm wide
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport
  • Seatpost: Cannondale DownLow dropper internal-routed
  • Colours: Mantis (MAT) / Highlighter (HLT)
  • Price: £7,000 / €7,499 / $7,250

Cannondale Moterra Neo Carbon 1

Cannondale Moterra Neo Carbon 1.
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  • Frame: Carbon front triangle, alloy rear
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select+ 150mm
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+
  • Drive unit: Bosch Performance Line CX 250W
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Display: Bosch Kiox 300 w/LED remote
  • Charger: Bosch 4A
  • Brakes: Shimano XT 4-piston
  • Wheels: WTB rims, front Formula & rear DT hub
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF
  • Cranks: FSA 160mm 34t 
  • Gearing: Shimano XT 12-speed 10-51t
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR
  • Stem: Cannondale 2, 35mm
  • Handlebar: HollowGram SAVE riser bar 30mm rise, 780mm wide 
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite
  • Seatpost: Cannondale DownLow dropper internal-routed
  • Colours: Abys (ABB) / Orange (ORG)
  • Extras: Lezyne Super HB STVZO E1000 Light
  • Price: £8,250 / €8,499 / $8,250

Cannondale Moterra Neo Carbon LT 2

Cannondale Moterra Neo Carbon LT 2.
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  • Frame: Carbon front triangle, alloy rear, 165mm travel
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb Select, Charger RC 170mm
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+ Coil
  • Drive unit: Bosch Performance Line CX 250W
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Display: Bosch Kiox 300 w/ LED remote
  • Charger: Bosch 4A
  • Brakes: Magura MT5 4-piston
  • Wheels: WTB rims, Formula front & Shimano rear hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Assegai front & DHR II rear
  • Cranks: FSA 160mm 34t
  • Gearing: Shimano SLX 12-speed 10-51t
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
  • Stem: Cannondale 2, 35mm
  • Handlebar: Cannondale 3 riser bar 25mm rise, 780mm wide
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport
  • Seatpost: Cannondale DownLow dropper internal=routed
  • Colours: Satin Jet Black w/ Gloss Jet Black and Charcoal Grey (BBQ) / Cool Mint w/ Deep Teal, Rally Red and Jet Black (CMT)
  • Price: £7,250 / €7,499 / $7,250

Cannondale Moterra Neo Carbon LT 1

Cannondale Moterra Neo Carbon LT 1.
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  • Frame: Carbon front triangle, alloy rear, 165mm travel
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb Select+ 170mm
  • Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+ Coil
  • Drive unit: Bosch Performance Line CX 250W
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Display: Bosch Kiox 300 w/LED remote
  • Charger: Bosch 4A
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC 4-piston
  • Wheels: WTB rims, Formula front & DT rear hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Assegai front & DHR II rear
  • Cranks: FSA 160mm 34t
  • Gearing: Shimano XT 12speed 10-51t
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
  • Stem: Cannondale 2, 35mm
  • Handlebar: HollowGram SAVE riser bar 30mm rise, 780mm wide
  • Saddle: Fabric Magic Elite
  • Seatpost: Cannondale DownLow dropper internal-routed
  • Colours: Quicksand with Rally Red and Bio Lime (QSD)
  • Extras: Lezyne Super HB STVZO E1000 Light
  • Price: £8,500 / €8,999 / $8,600